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Disapproval: Trump’s Approval Ratings Are Down. How Much Does It Mean?

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:57
The latest Gallup survey has him at 38 percent, but he would probably need to fall even further for Democrats to have a good shot to retake the House next year.

Trump Rails Against Leaks. But What Exactly Are They?

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:05
President Trump’s denouncements this week have called attention to what has long been a journalistic staple.

New Question for a Frequent Champion: Whether to Meet the President

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 16:02
Connecticut is favored to win its 12th women’s basketball title. What is less certain is whether the team would meet President Trump at the White House.

Trump, Battered in Washington, Is Buoyed at Boeing Rally

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 15:17
The president, visiting South Carolina en route to Florida, seemed thrilled to escape the marble political prison that is his new home.

Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt as E.P.A. Head

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:16
The agency will now be led by an official who built a career suing to block environmental rules, and has called for weakening the E.P.A.’s authority.

White House Denies It Weighed Using National Guard as Deportation Force

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:01
The Trump administration rebutted a report by The Associated Press that cited a memorandum describing an effort to militarize enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws.

Who Is Sebastian Gorka? A Primer on the Trump Adviser

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:35
The author of “Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War,” he was not well known until his appointment as a deputy assistant to President Trump.

Michael Dubke to Be White House Communications Director

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:13
Mr. Dubke, a veteran Republican strategist, is taking on a role that the Trump administration has struggled to fill.

Congress Goes Home, and Constituents Fired-Up Over Health Care Are Waiting

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:44
As lawmakers leave for a weeklong recess, a flood of new activist groups has traditional organizations scrambling to catch up.

Economic View: Why Trump’s 2-for-1 Rule on Regulations Is No Quick Fix

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:13
President Trump has ordered that for every new regulation imposed, two old ones must go. It’s an intriguing idea but a misguided one.

Today’s Senator John Kennedy Is From Louisiana

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 05:00
Mr. Kennedy, who won his Senate seat in a runoff in December, spoke with The Times about what his and President Trump’s victories say about a disillusioned middle class.

Trump’s Inroads in Union Ranks Have Labor Leaders Scrambling

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 05:00
Many unions have interests aligned with the president’s and are adapting his themes to their objectives, even while denouncing much of his agenda.

A Jewish Reporter Got to Ask Trump a Question. It Didn’t Go Well.

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 04:12
After a berating by President Trump, a correspondent from Ami Magazine, an Orthodox Jewish weekly, said, “Regretfully, today was a day I wish we could have done over.”

Trump’s Pick to Replace Flynn Turns Down the Job

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 21:57
Robert Harward’s decision reflected the continuing upheaval in the White House, which has been rocked by controversy and personnel troubles.

White House Memo: Did Trump Drop 2-State Policy? Mideast Experts Say Don’t Be So Sure

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 21:28
The president challenged the ‘one China’ policy, then backed down. Seasoned peacemakers predicted a similar cycle for his stand on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Trump, Aggrieved and Sometimes Gregarious, Stands Up for Himself

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 21:10
In a chaotic 77-minute news conference, the president took aim at enemies old and new: journalists, judges and secret-sharing Judases.

Florist Discriminated Against Gay Couple, Washington Supreme Court Rules

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 20:08
A florist who refused to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding cannot claim religious belief as a defense under the state’s anti-discrimination laws.

Trump Asks Justice Department to Investigate ‘Criminal Leaks’

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 19:34
It is unusual for a president to direct the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into his opponents, or to talk publicly about doing so.

Public Health: Republican Health Proposal Would Redirect Money From Poor to Rich

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 18:15
The outline of the plan points to a simpler system that would give every American a flat tax credit varying by age, but not by income.

House G.O.P. Leaders Outline Plan to Replace Obama Health Care Act

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 18:01
The Republican plan includes tax credits to help people buy insurance that would vary by age, not income, and incentives to establish savings accounts to pay medical expenses.