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Trump Budget Nominee Did Not Pay Taxes for Employee

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:34
The disclosure that the nominee, Mick Mulvaney, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household employee raised questions about his nomination.

Obama to Hold His Last News Conference as President

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:16
The president will likely be asked about his accomplishments, what remains unfinished and his decision to commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning.

Donald Trump, the Lincoln Bible and a Page Out of History

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:12
Mr. Trump will be sworn in on Lincoln’s Bible, which was also used by one other president: Barack Obama.

N.F.L. Says Lady Gaga Not Banned From Talking Trump

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:53
The football league has denied that it asked the singer not to discuss politics ahead of her performance at the Super Bowl.

Driving In for the Swearing-In: A Trump Voter Heads to Washington

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:46
The New York Times is driving to the inauguration with supporters of President-elect Donald J. Trump, talking about life and the future of America.

Trump Team Has Barely Engaged With National Security Council

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 05:00
The Obama administration has written 275 briefing papers for the incoming Trump administration, but nobody knows whether the Trump team has read them.

Transition Briefing: What to Watch: Closer Look at Health Secretary Nominee

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 05:00
Tom Price, the health and human services nominee, and Scott Pruitt, nominated to lead the E.P.A., may face tough scrutiny in their confirmation hearings.

Fashioning Protest for the Women’s March on Washington

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 05:00
From hats to pins to hoodies, clothing is expected to speak as loudly as participants’ words this weekend.

Transition Briefing: Trump Says He Wanted Tillerson at the State Department All Along

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 05:00
At a Washington dinner Tuesday night, President-elect Donald J. Trump said the drama around his secretary of state selection was not real.

U.S.-Trained Official May Shape China’s Response to Trump on Trade

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 00:01
Liu He, the top economic adviser to President Xi Jinping, has argued for more open markets. But his agenda could be overwhelmed by fears of fallout from a trade war.

President-Elect Trump, Back in Washington, Resembles Candidate Trump

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 22:58
Mr. Trump, who had been away from the capital for more than a month, looked forward to a biker-aided inauguration, then returned to Trump Tower.

Inauguration Schedule: What Is Happening and When

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 21:55
Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office on Friday, becoming the 45th president of the United States. But the ceremony is only part of the festivities.

White House Memo: Trump Entering White House Unbent and Unpopular

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 21:13
President-elect Donald J. Trump will take office with less popular support than any new president in modern times, according to an array of polls.

Republicans Look to Reince Priebus, Trump’s Chief of Staff, to Bring Stability

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 21:07
Party leaders hope Mr. Priebus will transform the new president’s storm-the-gates campaign into a normal, functional White House.

Nominee for Interior Vows to Preserve, and Develop, Public Lands

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 21:03
At his confirmation hearing, Ryan Zinke tried to balance the importance of preserving public lands, and using them for energy development, like mining and logging.

Commerce Pick Wilbur Ross to Divest at Least 80 Holdings

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 20:58
Mr. Ross, a billionaire, is likely to face questions at his confirmation hearing Wednesday about his career buying and remaking troubled companies.

Betsy DeVos Calls for End to ‘One Size Fits All’ Education

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 20:53
A Senate hearing for Ms. DeVos, a billionaire who did not attend public schools or send her children to them, became a debate over how to spend public money on education.

One President Out, Another In: You Don’t Just Hire 2 Guys With a Truck

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 20:31
At the stroke of 12:01 p.m. on Friday, federal workers will swing into action at the White House to replace one commander in chief’s creature comforts with those of his successor.

Obama’s Stark Options on ISIS: Arm Syrian Kurds or Let Trump Decide

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 20:17
If President Obama chooses to forge closer military ties with the Kurds for an assault on Raqqa, ISIS’ main stronghold, he risks alienating the Turks.

Obama Commutes Sentence of F.A.L.N. Member Oscar Lopez Rivera

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:53
Mr. Lopez Rivera was serving 70 years in prison on numerous charges, including seditious conspiracy for plotting to overthrow the government.