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Tom Price Is Confirmed as Health Secretary

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 02:15
The Senate approved Mr. Price to be secretary of health and human services, where he will lead President Trump’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

Man in the News: Luther Strange, an Establishment Republican, Follows Sessions to Senate

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 21:06
Mr. Strange, who replaced Jeff Sessions as a senator from Alabama, is a former Washington lobbyist and partner at a white-shoe Birmingham law firm.

Neil Gorsuch’s Criticism Wasn’t Aimed at Trump, Aides Say in Reversal

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 20:39
The Trump administration’s abrupt shift highlighted how Judge Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination has become mired in the president’s feud with the judiciary.

Consumer Watchdog Faces Attack by House Republicans

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 20:30
A leaked memo drafted by Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, lays out plans to neuter the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Adventures in Capitalism: Do You Need to Worry About Trump’s Reforms? It Depends

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 20:03
The president pledged to do “a big number” on the Dodd-Frank Act. If, instead, lawmakers propose only some basic fixes, don’t despair.

Kushner Family Is in Talks to Buy Miami Marlins

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 19:34
The brother of President Trump’s son-in-law is in negotiations to purchase the Marlins, though any deal would have to be approved by Major League Baseball.

Trump Signs Orders to Combat Crime, With Little New in Them

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 19:23
Mr. Trump has repeatedly invoked fear of crime, sometimes with inaccurate exaggerations. Crime rates peaked in the early 1990s and then significantly declined.

Court Refuses to Reinstate Travel Ban, Dealing Trump Another Legal Loss

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 18:18
The ruling, the first from an appeals court on the travel ban, is likely to be quickly appealed to the short-handed United States Supreme Court.

Trump and ‘S.N.L.’: A Look Back at a Complicated Relationship

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:50
Donald Trump had a fine relationship with “Saturday Night Live” for nearly 30 years. That changed when Alec Baldwin, who will host Saturday's episode, started playing him.

Cost of Doing Business: Trump’s Defense of Ivanka Reflects Approach That Could Hurt the Economy

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 16:10
Making it more expensive to exit business relationships also makes companies more reluctant to enter them.

‘Julius Caesar,’ With Echoes of Trump, Will Run in Central Park

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 13:30
The Public Theater’s synopsis of the play, part of Shakespeare in the Park, makes clear that it would have some parallels with contemporary politics.

Treasury Nominee Vows No Tax Cut for Rich. Math Says the Opposite.

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 13:27
Tax proposals from House Republicans and President Trump could make a promise by Steven T. Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary nominee, hard to keep.

Kellyanne Conway Promotes Ivanka Trump Brand, Raising Ethics Concerns

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 13:01
“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff is what I would say,” Ms. Conway said on Fox, after Nordstrom dropped Ms. Trump’s fashion products.

In Letter to China, Trump Says He Wants ‘Constructive Relationship’

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 05:47
It is unclear whether the letter to President Xi Jinping is meant as a substitute for an anticipated phone conversation or as an ice-breaking prelude to such a call.

Trump Wants More American Cars in Japan. Japan’s Drivers Don’t.

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 05:00
Even Japanese fans of cars from the United States point to company missteps that make American vehicles unappealing there.

First 100 Days Briefing: Federal Workers Get Guidance for Discussing the Politics of Trump

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 05:00
President Trump filed for re-election the day he took the oath of office, raising questions about what federal workers can and cannot say about the campaigner-in-chief.

Iranians Once Shrugged Off Trump’s Bluster. Now They’re Worried.

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 03:00
Gloom and dread can be felt across the Iranian capital, and some people blame not only President Trump but also their own leaders.

Stephen Curry Takes Issue With Under Armour Leader on Trump

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 23:01
Curry, one of the company’s highest-paid endorsers, responded a day after Kevin Plank described the president as “a real asset” to the country.

Melania Trump Names Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd as Her Social Secretary

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 22:16
Ms. Niceta Lloyd helped coordinate President Trump’s Inauguration Day celebrations and has ties to the Washington establishment.

Yemen Backtracks on Suspending U.S. Raids After Civilian Casualties

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 20:01
Yemeni officials are caught between the public outrage at home over civilian deaths and fear of losing American counterterrorism assistance.