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Trump’s Legal Team Adds Lawyer Amid Expanding Russia Investigation

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 21:10
Ty Cobb will help coordinate the White House’s response to the Russia investigation, reflecting concerns that the president’s private lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, could not handle the case himself.

White House Memo: Dropping the Bluster, Trump Revives Banter With Reporters

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 21:03
President Trump’s expansive and engaging conversation with the news media aboard Air Force One is the side of his demeanor that the public rarely sees.

At U.S. Women’s Open, Presidential Air Is Stirred by a Gust of Commotion

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 20:49
President Trump’s arrival in New Jersey marked the first time that a sitting president had attended the U.S.G.A.-sanctioned tournament.

All the President’s Handshakes

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 19:19
Analyzing President Trump’s handshakes with world leaders has become something of a sport, so we had two professionals do it.

The Trump Handshake: A Glossary

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 18:31
Here’s a guide to the president's unique way of greeting people.

Governors from Both Parties Slam Senate Obamacare Repeal Bill

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 17:29
The nation’s governors, gathered for their annual conference, came out against the latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act but for very different reasons.

Democrats, Hoping to Retake House, Walk Tightrope in Unlikely Places

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 15:49
They are focusing on areas where Hillary Clinton prevailed, but also on districts where they hope to win back voters they lost to Mr. Trump last year.

'I’m at a Loss For Words’: Readers React to Trump Jr.’s Russian Meeting

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 15:01
Thousands of readers debated Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin. Here are some of their comments.

Retrial Ordered for Activist Who Laughed During Sessions Confirmation

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 14:29
The judge rejected a prosecution theory that a Code Pink demonstrator’s laughter alone was grounds for a conviction.

Russian-American Lobbyist Attended Meeting Organized by Trump’s Son

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 14:14
The lobbyist’s presence adds a twist to the evolving story about the meeting, which Donald Trump Jr. set up after learning a Russian lawyer had damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

Fact Check: Trump Falsely Blames Loretta Lynch in Son’s Meeting With Russian Lawyer

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:50
President Trump suggested the former attorney general was at fault for admitting the Russian lawyer who met with his son in June 2016.

Transgender Students Turn to Courts as Government Support Erodes

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:48
A case in point is a Florida student who sued his school board last month after his mother said the federal authorities stopped investigating his complaint.

TPP, the Trade Deal Trump Killed, Is Back in Talks Without U.S.

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 09:30
Japan and the 10 other remaining countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership are trying to press ahead without the United States.

Grandparents Are Exempt From Trump Travel Ban, Federal Judge Rules

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 07:18
The ruling in Hawaii expands the list of relatives who can enable applicants to gain entry to the United States.

Reverence for Putin on the Right Buys Trump Cover

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 05:00
Conservatives spent years venerating President Putin. Now they seem willing to look the other way regarding evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Writers From the Right and Left on Trump Jr., the Future of the F.B.I., Health Care and More

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 03:00
Read about how the other side thinks: Writers from across the political spectrum take on the news of the week.

DeVos Says She Will Revisit Obama-Era Sexual Assault Policies

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 21:10
After a “really emotionally draining day“ of meeting with victims and those accused of sexual assault, the education secretary made her first public comments on the issue.

Trump Backed Off Putin Because ‘What Do You Do? End Up in a Fistfight?’

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 20:39
Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, the president offered his first extended account of the meeting he held with the Russian leader last week.

Public Health: Revised Senate Health Bill Tries to Win Votes, but Has Fewer Winners

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 20:22
Mitch McConnell mostly took a step to the right to attract support, but the changes still leave a long list of potential losers.

Excerpts From Trump’s Conversation With Journalists on Air Force One

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:44
The White House released excerpts from a conversation aboard a flight to Paris that journalists initially thought was off the record.