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Trump Tells First Lady of France: ‘You’re in Such Good Shape’

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:41
President Trump told Brigitte Macron, the first lady of France, that she was “beautiful” and in “good shape” shortly after arriving for an official visit.

Trump Compliments Brigitte Macron’s Body

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:30
President Trump was captured on video complimenting the physical appearance of the wife of President Emmanuel Macron of France.

Video Shows Orlando Police Pulling Over Florida State Attorney

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 14:16
Aramis D. Ayala, the chief prosecutor in Orlando and the first black prosecutor elected in the state, said the stop appeared to be consistent with Florida law.

Lawmakers Can Use Campaign Funds for Home Security, F.E.C. Says

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 14:13
Congressional leaders are seeking to tighten security for their members after a shooting at a baseball practice and an increase in threats.

Kid Rock for Senate? Hints, but Don’t Assume Anything

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:51
It is highly unlikely that Robert Ritchie, better known by his rap-rock moniker, Kid Rock, is running for Senate, given his website’s current contents.

Congressional Budget Office Casts Doubt on Trump Spending Plan

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 13:38
The independent government office said the president’s inaugural budget was overly optimistic about tacking the deficit.

Climate-Altering Gases Spiked in 2016, Federal Scientists Report

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:37
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration attributed the increase in part to the El Niño weather pattern. Its report makes no mention of human contributions.

Yellen Treads Carefully on Regulatory Issues in Senate Panel Appearance

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:23
With the U.S. economy growing, the subject of monetary policy was mostly ignored during the Senate Banking Committee’s meeting Thursday with Janet L. Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve.

412 Charged in Crackdown on $1.3 Billion Health Care Fraud

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:06
About one-third of 412 defendants charged across the country were accused of opioid-related crimes.

Newsbook: 3 Books Take a Deeper Look at the Opioid Epidemic

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:11
Two books help explain the opiate abuse crisis and how we may resolve it, while a novel shows the havoc addiction can wreak.

Senate G.O.P. Leaders to Unveil Health Care Bill to Try Winning Over Skeptics

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:55
The bill has been revised to help hold down insurance costs while keeping two taxes on high-income people that would have been eliminated.

Job One at Homeland Security Under Trump: Immigration

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 05:00
The president, critics say, has pushed a single-minded focus on a sprawling department whose duties include airline safety, disaster response and protecting infrastructure.

Conspiracy or Coincidence? A Timeline Open to Interpretation

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 23:13
Here's a rundown of events over a two-month period last summer, seen in the new light of the recent revelations.

How a Russian Offer Got to Donald Trump Jr.’s Inbox

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 21:45
The cast of characters that helped bring the bombshell email to Donald Trump Jr. includes a pop star, a publicist and a real estate tycoon.

Congress Wants to Punish Russia, but Can’t Dole Out the Punishment

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:59
Infighting has delayed sanctions against Moscow for election meddling, even as the cloud of Russia-tinged scandal darkens over President Trump.

A Risky Mix: Cutting Taxes for the Rich and Aid for the Poor

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 20:03
Of all the lessons emerging from the struggle to repeal the Affordable Care Act, one stands out: Such a combination of cuts is politically toxic.

F.B.I. Nominee Answers Questions on Donald Trump Jr.

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 19:37
President Trump’s nominee to be F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, faced tough questions during his Senate hearing, including some from Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina.

Democrats Sue Trump Campaign Over Leaked Emails Tied to Russia

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 17:40
The invasion of privacy suit accuses the Trump campaign and a top adviser of conspiring with Russia in its release of hacked data that exposed the plaintiffs’ personal details to the public.

Fact Check: Stories of Foreign Election Influence, Separate and Not Equal

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 17:01
There are important distinctions between Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer and two stories some conservatives cited about Democrats and the Clinton campaign.

Democrats to Exploit Senate Rules to Challenge Health Care Bill

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 14:42
Senators can object to a provision if it does not change federal spending or revenues or if the budgetary effects are “merely incidental” to some policy objective.