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North Korea Revs the Engine of Its New High-Thrust Missile

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 22:32
Pyongyang’s ground jet test came while Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is in Asia for talks on how to limit the development of the North’s nuclear and missile programs.

Senators Ask Trump Adviser to Preserve Any Russia-Related Documents

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 20:09
A letter sent to Roger J. Stone Jr. represents the first public indication of the scope of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s inquiry, and possible connections to Donald J. Trump’s campaign.

Germany Reacts to Merkel-Trump Visit: ‘Could Have Been a Lot Worse’

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 17:32
Germans saw Ms. Merkel’s first visit with Mr. Trump with a pragmatism similar to the chancellor’s, but his remarks 24 hours later pointed to differences on policy.

Hillary Clinton Says She’s ‘Ready to Come Out of the Woods’

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 15:59
“I have a hard time watching the news, I’ll confess,” she said during a speech on Friday night. “I am ready to come out of the woods.”

Newly Public Emails Hint at Gorsuch’s View of Presidential Power

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 15:36
Documents released Friday detail how, during his time as a Justice Department lawyer, Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, defended President Bush on national-security issues.

Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Is Trump’s Choice for Key Justice Post

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 14:55
Mr. Trump has picked George T. Conway III to head the department’s civil division. If confirmed, he would represent the president in legal challenges to his travel ban.

An ‘Ideological Food Fight’ (His Words in 2002) Awaits Neil Gorsuch

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 13:23
Judge Gorsuch’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, starting Monday, is likely to reflect the brutal politics of a polarized era. As he himself wrote, it wasn’t always this way.

White House memo: In One Rocky Week, Trump’s Self-Inflicted Chaos on Vivid Display

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 11:55
The president had plenty of meaty legislative challenges to address, yet he kept getting sidetracked by controversies of his own making.

Trump, Day After Merkel’s Visit, Says Germany Pays NATO and U.S. Too Little

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 11:42
President Trump, a day after an awkward meeting with the German chancellor, started his weekend at his Florida estate by using Twitter to accuse Germany of shortchanging its allies.

In Gorsuch, Conservative Activist Sees Test Case for Reshaping the Judiciary

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 11:21
As President Trump fills 124 judgeships, Leonard A. Leo is at the center of an influential group of conservatives seeking to transform the bench.

Trump Seeks Proposals for ‘Physically Imposing’ Wall with Mexico

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 10:19
The Customs and Border Protection agency released two requests for proposals for an imposing but “aesthetically pleasing” border wall.

Donald Trump Jr. Is His Own Kind of Trump

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 06:00
The president’s once-wayward eldest son embraces his new role in business and politics on his terms.

Pentagon Releases Photo to Rebut Contention It Bombed a Mosque

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 21:12
The Pentagon said the building in Syria was hosting Al Qaeda operatives when it was bombed. Activists insisted that civilians were killed in the strike.

Merkel Meets Trump, the Defender Versus the Disrupter

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 21:08
Mr. Trump and Ms. Merkel made a show of working together, but they could not disguise the gulf that separates them on many thorny issues.

N.C.A.A. Leader Mark Emmert Says Discrimination Policy Is Clear

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 21:00
Last year, North Carolina was barred from hosting games in the men’s basketball tournament because of a contentious state law. Other states have moved to enact similar bills.

Fox’s Andrew Napolitano Stirred the Pot for Trump’s British Tempest

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 20:35
Napolitano, the network’s senior legal analyst, set off a global row by asserting that Britain’s top spy agency had wiretapped Mr. Trump on behalf of Barack Obama.

C.I.A. Torture Left Scars on Guantánamo Prisoner’s Psyche for Years

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:38
Newly declassified documents show that the waterboarding and other torture techniques used against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri had long-term consequences.

Global Health: Trump Plan Eliminates a Global Sentinel Against Disease, Experts Warn

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:28
The Fogarty International Center funds an worldwide network of researchers on the lookout for viral threats, many of which could reach America.

Give President Free Rein to Fire Consumer Board Chief, Justice Dept. Argues

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:12
In a legal brief filed on Friday, Justice Department lawyers stopped short of calling for abolishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but said its structure was unconstitutional.

White House Fence Jumper Was on Grounds 17 Minutes Before Detection

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:11
New details indicate the episode was more serious than the Secret Service originally said.