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Trump May Turn to TV Defender for White House Communications Post

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 23:52
Anthony Scaramucci, who successfully rebutted a CNN story about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, may lead the White House’s communications strategy.

These Americans Hated the Health Law. Until the Idea of Repeal Sank In.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 22:24
Sentiment in a Pennsylvania county has tracked with a national shift in opinion about the Affordable Care Act amid fears that millions could lose coverage.

Trump Aides, Seeking Leverage, Investigate Mueller’s Investigators

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 21:00
In a sign of a looming showdown with the special counsel, presidential aides are looking for information to get investigators recused or justify firing him.

U.S. Reopens Harley Settlement, Cutting Funds for Pollution Reduction Plan

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 20:33
The Trump administration took $3 million off the motorcycle maker’s fine in a pollution case, applying a new policy barring benefits to third parties.

On Washington: Eerie Parallels Between John McCain and Edward Kennedy

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 20:07
Once again, in the middle of contentious health care deliberations, a larger-than-life figure in the Senate has learned he has brain cancer.

Trump Picks Richard Grenell, Former Diplomatic Aide, as Envoy to Germany

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 19:58
Mr. Grenell, who worked for President George W. Bush and Senator John McCain, would be the first openly gay appointee in the Trump administration.

Congressional Memo: In a Cruel Summer for the G.O.P., ‘Things Are Starting to Feel Incoherent’

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:13
Republicans in Washington should be returning home next week to brag. But despite having total control on Capitol Hill, even they admit that policies aren’t advancing.

Burundi Robotics Team Vanishes After U.S. Competition

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:48
The police say foul play is not suspected in the disappearance of six students from the violence-plagued country. Two were reported seen in Canada.

A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down Trees

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 14:00
A new experiment showed a simple way to save endangered chimpanzees in Uganda and slow the rate of global warming and carbon dioxide emissions.

A Bill Funding Arts and Humanities Endowments Passes House Committee

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:21
Months after President Trump proposed eliminating the N.E.A. and the N.E.H., a bill to finance them was approved by the appropriations panel.

Fact Check: Trump Made Several Misleading Claims in Times Interview

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:49
President Trump distorted health insurance, his own legislative accomplishments, the biography of his deputy attorney general and French history.

New Health Bill Is Forecast to Leave 15 Million More Uninsured Next Year

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:34
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the latest version of a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act would still leave millions more uninsured.

Books News: Is Everyone in Politics Writing a Tell-all? Yes.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:15
From Hillary Clinton to the White House florist, readers will hear almost everyone’s point of view in upcoming books.

Secret Service’s Alabama Bet: It Looks a Lot Like Middle School

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:44
Though the Secret Service is known for keeping government executives safe, it has a mandate to fight financial and cyber crimes. It could use help.

Jeff Sessions Not Stepping Down

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:33
Attorney General Jeff Sessions deflected questions about whether he can continue to serve in his post after President Trump in a New York Times interview took him to task for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.

Exxon Mobil Fined for Violating Sanctions on Russia Under Tillerson

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:22
While Rex W. Tillerson, now the U.S. secretary of state, led the energy giant, “Exxon Mobil demonstrated reckless disregard for U.S. sanctions requirements,” the Treasury Department said.

Sessions Vows to Stay on as Attorney General ‘as Long as That Is Appropriate’

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:41
The president had said he would not have appointed Mr. Sessions had he known he would recuse himself from the Justice Department’s Russia investigation.

Common Sense: Tax Reform, Reagan Style, May Be a Tougher Fit for Trump

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:32
Some elements of the 1986 success are absent, like the number of remaining loopholes, and this president has a personal interest in those that remain.

Lawmakers Unite in Support for John McCain After Cancer Diagnosis

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 23:38
Republican and Democratic politicians alike praised the Arizona senator after learning that he has brain cancer.

White House Boasts of Its Savings in Regulatory Rollback

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:32
The Trump administration said it had brought about savings for the economy rather than regulatory costs during the president’s first months in office.