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A Little Birdie Told Me: Playing the Market on Trump Tweets

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:56
Automated bots and armchair investors are watching the president’s Twitter feed for company mentions, but predicting what happens next can be tricky.

Fact Check: Trump Calls Press ‘Dishonest,’ Then Utters Falsehoods of His Own

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:52
The president made several questionable statements at an hourlong White House news conference.

Trump Will Issue New Travel Order Instead of Fighting Case in Court

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:44
The Justice Department said that it would not fight for the travel ban and that Mr. Trump would replace it with a “substantially revised executive order.”

How a Tax Code Overhaul May Affect You

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:26
President Trump and Republicans in Congress have called for an overhaul. Here are some important shifts that could be coming.

Republicans Agree on Cutting Taxes, but Not on How to Do It

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:21
Republicans control the White House and Congress, and remain united in their desire to change the tax code. But they are far from united in how to achieve that goal.

E.P.A. Workers Try to Block Pruitt in Show of Defiance

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:56
Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are calling their senators to try to defeat Scott Pruitt’s confirmation to run the agency.

Trump, in Rambling Defense, Calls Administration a ‘Fine-Tuned Machine’

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:51
In a raw news conference on Thursday, President Trump dismissed reports about contacts between his advisers and Russia and said his administration was not the chaotic operation perceived by some in Washington.

Trump, the Russian Ship and Suspicious Minds

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:50
The Russian vessel has been plying the Eastern Seaboard, but a Coast Guard official said it was not unusual, and there was no cause for alarm.

Common Sense: Risky Business for C.E.O.s: An Invitation From Trump

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:08
A summons to the White House has long been much coveted. But for some top executives, it has become something to be ducked, lest it make them a target.

Transcript and Video: Trump News Conference

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 14:27
President Trump announced a new nominee for labor secretary and answered questions from reporters at the White House on Thursday.

A HUD Official Once Criticized Trump. Now He’s an Ex-Official.

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 14:02
A top aide to Ben Carson, the nominee to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, was shown the door over an article he wrote during the campaign.

R. Alexander Acosta, Law School Dean, Is Trump’s New Pick for Labor

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:59
The president selected Mr. Acosta, a former assistant United States attorney who now heads of the law school at Florida International University in Miami.

Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Set for March

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:34
The Judiciary Committee set a March 20 hearing date for President Trump’s bitterly contested nominee. Democrats have vowed tough questioning.

‘Something Big Is Happening’: Readers React to Trump’s Russian Ties

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:23
An article about President Trump’s ties to Russian officials had readers questioning the integrity of his campaign and United States intelligence officials.

Trump’s Nominee for Israel Envoy Apologizes for ‘Hurtful Words’

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:20
David Friedman, who wrote an op-ed in which he compared liberal American Jews to the Jews who aided Nazis in the Holocaust, told a Senate panel that his comments were out of character.

Trump Denounces ‘Low-Life Leakers,’ Pledging to Hunt Them Down

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:37
The president suggested that the news media has made up sources in its Russia coverage. But he also said he wanted those sources caught.

Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s Pick for Budget Director, Is Confirmed

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:13
Mr. Mulvaney, a congressman from South Carolina and a fiscal hawk, was approved on Thursday to head of the White House Office of Management and Budget.

No N.C.A.A. Bracket for Trump, but How Good, Really, Were Obama’s?

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:40
President Trump has declined to fill out an N.C.A.A. tournament bracket for ESPN, but how good were Mr. Obama’s picks really when he was president?

Kushners Won’t Buy Miami Marlins Over Possible Ambassadorship for Seller

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:29
The family of Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is not keen on the appearance of an ambassadorship-for-baseball-team swap.

Congressional Memo: G.O.P.’s Grand Visions for Congress Now Look Like a Mirage

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 05:00
Congressional Republicans eagerly anticipated securing their conservative agenda, but they have yet to deliver on any of the sweeping legislation they promised.