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N.C.A.A. Ends Boycott of North Carolina After So-Called Bathroom Bill Is Repealed

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 09:42
The organization said the decision was made “reluctantly.”

Peer Pressure: How Gorsuch’s Influence Could Be Bigger Than His Single Vote

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 05:30
A study finds the presence of a liberal or conservative justice can move the entire court left or right, and not only with their own vote.

Strategic Debate in Gorsuch Battle: Use Filibuster Now or Later?

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 05:00
Deploying the filibuster now might please an energized liberal base, but Democrats could lose a weapon that would be more potent in a future Supreme Court fight.

Right and Left: Partisan Writing You Shouldn’t Miss

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 03:00
A case for (and against) a Democratic filibuster, Vice President Mike Pence’s dinner rule, and why a dystopian ’80s movie is newly relevant.

Public Health: Republican Health Proposal Would Undermine Coverage for Pre-existing Conditions

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 01:37
The proposal would effectively eliminate one of the Affordable Care Act’s most popular provisions.

Trump Completes Repeal of Online Privacy Protections From Obama Era

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 22:50
Republicans said the rules were unfair to broadband providers, while privacy experts said they could allow companies to sell personal data to advertisers.

Jared Kushner Meets With Iraqi Leader on Future of ISIS Battle

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 21:55
Mr. Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, is the first Trump administration official to visit Baghdad, amid strain over his travel ban.

Political Memo: Trump Declines First Pitch on Opening Day, Throwing Ritual a Curveball

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 21:42
White House officials cited a scheduling conflict as the president skipped a tradition rife with the potential for embarrassment and, in a heavily Democratic city, a hostile crowd.

Plan to Cut Funding for Biomedical Research Hits Opposition in Congress

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 20:29
Politicians on both sides are calling a proposal to cut funding to the National Institutes of Health by 18 percent seriously misguided.

What You Need to Know About the Senate Filibuster

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 19:08
A potential showdown over the nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court has brought a peculiar Senate rule to the fore once again.

Trump Donates First-Quarter Salary to National Park Service

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 17:44
After promising to work for free, President Trump sent a check for $78,333 to the interior secretary, who oversees the park service.

In a Win for Brownback, Kansas House Votes No on Expanding Medicaid

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 17:39
Despite phone calls and in-person pleas from constituents, legislators fell three votes shy of the two-thirds majority needed to override Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto.

Trump Is Ready for Tax Cuts, but His Treasury Department Isn’t

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 16:52
With a mammoth task ahead, none of the 27 political appointees below the Treasury secretary in the department’s leadership have been confirmed.

Trump Shifts Course on Egypt, Praising Its Authoritarian Leader

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 15:49
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi got just what he was looking for: validation from an American president after the cold shoulder of the recent past.

Sidebar: Trump’s Precedent for Claiming Immunity? Clinton v. Jones

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 14:36
The president’s lawyers argue he is protected from being sued in state court while in office, while plaintiffs say the Clinton decision favors them.

Senate Democrats Appear Poised to Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 13:38
The Senate Judiciary Committee was in position to approve the nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of Colorado later on Monday and send it to the deeply divided Senate.

In Gorsuch Confirmation Battle, Both Sides Spin and Mislead

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 13:30
Democrats and Republicans alike have offered inaccurate talking points to defend their positions on the Supreme Court nomination.

Supreme Court to Weigh if Firms Can Be Sued in Human Rights Cases

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 12:13
The case concerns the Jordan-based Arab Bank, which is accused of processing financial transactions through a branch in New York for groups linked to terrorism.

Trump on Twitter Renews Attacks on Clinton and Phone Tapping Claims

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:45
The president still insists the Obama administration spied on him, despite a lack of evidence, and he attacked Mrs. Clinton and her ex-campaign chairman, John Podesta.

At Kushners’ Flagship Building, Mounting Debt and a Foundered Deal

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:32
Charles and Jared Kushner’s company was already losing money on its $1.8 billion skyscraper. Then a deal with the Chinese for a replacement fell apart.