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Run-Up Since Election Slows as Investors Consider Risks

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:45
Investors are concerned about a dollar that has gained too much in value, the potential for trade wars and whether Donald J. Trump can keep his promise to cut taxes.

Obama Pardons James Cartwright, General Who Lied to F.B.I. in Leak Case

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 18:06
The move saves General Cartwright, a retired Marine officer, from a possible prison sentence for lying about discussing Iran’s nuclear program with reporters.

Museum Trustee, a Trump Donor, Supports Groups That Deny Climate Change

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 18:05
A leader of the American Museum of Natural History has been using her family’s millions to finance organizations that some say undermine the museum’s mission.

What ‘Embeds’ Gets Right and Wrong

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:44
A former network TV reporter who was embedded with political campaigns talks about this series from Go90, Verizon’s new mobile streaming service.

Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:15
The Army intelligence analyst convicted in a massive 2010 leak of security documents is set to be freed in five months instead of in 2045.

When Can Immigrants Be Deported for Crimes? Justices Hear Sides

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:26
The Supreme Court weighed how broad the government’s authority is to deport those who commit serious crimes, part of the nation’s larger debate over immigration laws.

Health Law’s Repeal Could Raise Costs and Number of Uninsured, New Report Says

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:57
The Congressional Budget Office said 18 million would lose their insurance in the first year, with that number and costs rising over 10 years.

Economic Scene: On Climate Change, Even States in Forefront Are Falling Short

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:55
States like California and New York have been leaders in curbing carbon emissions from energy. But to achieve their goals, both may need to embrace nuclear power.

Invisible Hand: Presidents Have Less Power Over the Economy Than You Might Think

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 08:49
We associate presidents with eras — and eras with strong or weak economies. But the reality is more complicated.

What to Watch: A Crush of Hearings, and a Transfer of Power

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:00
Nominees for health, energy and education highlight what could be a contentious week of confirmation battles. And then there’s the matter Friday of a certain swearing-in.

Rubio Challenged Trump’s Nominee. But Will He Defy Trump?

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:00
Senator Marco Rubio’s tough questioning of Rex W. Tillerson, the nominee for secretary of state, was an early test of how adversarial he is willing to be toward a fellow Republican in the White House.

How Much Will the Inauguration Cost, and Who’s Paying?

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:00
Pomp and circumstance does not come cheap. Here’s a peek at the dollars and cents behind this week’s events in Washington.

Transition Briefing: Trump’s Health Secretary Pick in Trouble Over Insider Trading Accusations

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:00
Tom Price is facing accusations that he traded health industry stocks that benefited from his actions in Congress.

What Readers Would Ask Scott Pruitt, Trump’s E.P.A. Nominee

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 05:00
More than 2,000 readers submitted questions on climate change, industry influence and other topics for Mr. Pruitt, who goes before a Senate panel Wednesday.

Sinosphere: U.S. Ambassadors in Asia Make Final Plea for Dead Trans-Pacific Trade Pact

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 03:42
Max Baucus, the ambassador to China, and five others told Congress in an open letter that the United States should not cede its position in Asia-Pacific trade to China.

President Obama, a White Sox Fan, Welcomes the Cubs to the White House

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 21:03
Mr. Obama celebrated a team that produced one of the more extraordinary sports moments in his time in office, a World Series triumph that ended a 108-year title drought.

Mexico or America? A Couple, One of Them Undocumented, Weigh the Risks of Where to Live

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 20:18
A family in Harlem struggles with whether to stay or go after vowing to leave in a Trump administration.

Trump Health Secretary Pick’s Longtime Foes: Big Government and Insurance Companies

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:53
Over a long political career, Tom Price, a doctor, never swerved from his policy mission to protect his former profession from what he views as heavy-handed government intrusion.

Fear Spurs Support for Health Law as Republicans Work to Repeal It

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:06
Thousands of people are speaking out in support of the Affordable Care Act by sharing testimonials with Congress and holding rallies across the country.

Interior Nominee Promotes Navy SEAL Career, While Playing Down ‘Bad Judgment’

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 19:03
Representative Ryan Zinke, Donald J. Trump’s choice for interior secretary, abused travel expenses in the Navy, but has denied that it derailed his military career.