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With Trump’s Visit to Pennsylvania, G.O.P. Scrambles to Save a House Seat

1 hour 17 min ago
President Trump will fly in to the southwestern Pennsylvania district vacated by a scandal-tarred Republican, hoping to bolster the flagging campaign of his handpicked successor.

Presidential Hopefuls in the Senate Are Pushing Democrats to the Left

1 hour 51 min ago
The 2020 race for the White House is already unfolding in the Capitol, with no fewer than six Democratic senators angling for their party’s nomination.

White House Chief of Staff Calls Trump’s Campaign Wall Promises ‘Not Fully Informed’

2 hours 48 min ago
White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told Hispanic members of Congress on Wednesday that President Trump’s campaign promises have “evolved” on immigration.

Fake News Awards? Don’t Roll Out the Red Carpet Just Yet

4 hours 18 min ago
Journalists wait to see if President Trump makes good on his promise to honor the media’s “most corrupt & biased.”

Tillerson Says U.S. Troops to Stay in Syria Beyond Battle With ISIS

4 hours 49 min ago
In a speech, the secretary of state said American forces must stay engaged to prevent the extremists’ return and to keep President Bashar al-Assad in check.

Trump’s Physical Revealed Serious Heart Concerns, Outside Experts Say

5 hours 22 min ago
The White House physician had said President Trump was in “excellent” cardiac health despite having an LDL cholesterol level of 143, well above the desired number.

Supreme Court Skeptical of Lawyer’s Conduct in Death Penalty Case

5 hours 39 min ago
Justices weighed the case of Robert McCoy, who told his lawyer he was innocent of a triple murder. His lawyer told the jury he was guilty in a bid to avoid the death penalty.

Bannon Agrees to Cooperate With Mueller Inquiry

8 hours 24 min ago
Stephen K. Bannon, the president’s former chief strategist, will be interviewed by investigators for the special counsel rather than go in front of a grand jury.

Arizona’s G.O.P. Senators Assail Trump for His Attacks on the Press

9 hours 6 min ago
Senator Jeff Flake called President Trump a “figure of suspicion” for his attacks on the press as John McCain called on Congress to protect journalists.

He Leaked a Photo of Rick Perry Hugging a Coal Executive. Then He Lost His Job.

9 hours 44 min ago
An Energy Department photographer says he was fired for exposing the coal industry’s influence with the Energy secretary.

The Next Hurdle for a Healthy Trump? Getting Some Exercise.

15 hours 51 min ago
Washington often holds the mantle of the fittest city in the United States. It is now home to a president who has no interest in exercise.

Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims His Approval Among Black Americans Has Doubled

15 hours 51 min ago
According to the polling company that President Trump cited, his approval among black Americans has actually declined.

Citing ‘Inexcusable’ Treatment, Advisers Quit National Parks Panel

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 23:12
The majority of members of the National Parks System Advisory Board have jointly resigned in protest of Trump administration policies.

Navy Seeks to Prosecute Top Officers for Crashes

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:31
The commanding officers of two Naval destroyers that collided with commercial vessels in the western Pacific last year will face court-martial charges, the Navy said.

White House Memo: Debate Continues Over What Trump Said. But Does the Exact Word Matter?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:30
If the argument seems to amount to a distinction without a difference, neither the White House nor its allies have acknowledged it.

Right and Left React to President Trump’s Comments on Immigration

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:00
Writers from across the political spectrum on the president’s immigration preferences and what role ethnicity should play in policymaking.

Heated Exchanges About Trump’s Words

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:18
A Senate hearing meant to be about border walls devolved into a back-and-forth on whether the president used an obscenity to describe African and Caribbean countries.

Senate, Rebuffing Privacy Concerns, Clears Path to Extend Surveillance Law

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:57
The outcome of a procedural vote signals that the bill has sufficient support to pass in the Senate.

Poll Finds Upturn in Sentiment on Tax Overhaul and Economy

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:22
The finding could be good news for Republicans looking to the midterm elections, but less comfort for President Trump, who was given little credit.

G.O.P. Weighs Children’s Health Insurance as Lure for Averting Shutdown

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:18
With no immigration deal in sight, Republicans are eyeing a stopgap bill to keep the government open past Friday, sweetening it with an extension of the child health program.