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U.S. Withholds $65 Million From U.N. Relief Agency for Palestinians

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:56
The Trump administration cut by more than half the funding it provides to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, which funds schools and clinics for Palestinians.

Ex-C.I.A. Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:29
The arrest of the former agent, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, capped an intense F.B.I. investigation that began around 2012 after the C.I.A. began losing its agents in China.

Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:07
President Trump has not yet approved a draft strategy that would expand “extreme circumstances” for nuclear retaliation to include a crippling cyberattack.

G.M. Chief Cautions Trump Administration on Upending Nafta

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:19
Mary Barra said that the United States should not scrap the trade pact and that any changes should account for the interests of American automakers and workers.

Doctor Declares Trump’s Health Excellent, With Perfect Score on Cognitive Test

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:25
President Trump could benefit from more exercise and losing a few pounds, the presidential physician said after Mr. Trump’s annual physical.

Justice Dept., Fighting to Kill DACA, Asks for Supreme Court Review

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:06
The request by the Trump administration for immediate review is an unusual step after a judge ordered the administration to restart the program.

White House Fuels Immigration Debate with Terrorism Statistics

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:24
A Trump administration report concludes that the vast majority of convicted terrorists are immigrants. But it relies on confusing and misleading data.

Trump’s Harsh Words, Not His Plan for Wall, Dominate Hearing

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:08
The secretary of homeland security was quizzed repeatedly about the vulgar word, or words, said to have been uttered by the president describing African countries.

Economic Scene: Making Medicaid a Tool for Moral Education May Let Some Die

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:13
There is a precedent for letting states impose work requirements on the poor for medical coverage. It bodes ill for public health.

Banks are Big Winners from Tax Cut

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:52
Financial firms are benefiting from the $1.5 trillion tax cut and make up the majority of companies so far handing out raises and bonuses as a result of the bill.

Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller’s Russia Investigation

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:41
The move marks the first time the special counsel is known to have used a grand jury subpoena to seek information from a member of President Trump’s inner circle.

Workplace Raids Signal Shifting Tactics in Immigration Fight

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:16
The Trump administration says its actions show the price of employing workers illegally, a message being felt keenly among the workers themselves.

Democrats Add Momentum to G.O.P. Push to Loosen Banking Rules

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:38
The Senate is poised to approve significant changes to the post-crisis financial law. Some moderate Democrats are supporting the effort, even as their progressive colleagues warn that it’s too risky.

Turkey’s President Assails U.S.-Trained Kurdish Border Force

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:36
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey criticized a proposed American-trained force that could put thousands of Kurdish militia on the Turkish border.

As Shutdown Talk Rises, Trump’s Immigration Words Pose Risks for Both Parties

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:05
The fight over President Trump’s “shithole” comment is exposing divisions in both parties, raising the risk of a government shutdown with unknown political consequences.

On Washington: Sharper State Divide in Congress Seen as ‘New Civil War’

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:11
The prospect of more states with less bipartisan representation is likely to increase the intense polarization in Congress.

President Trump: ‘I’m Not a Racist’

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:34
After uproar around the world over his vulgar remarks on immigration, President Trump declared on Sunday that he is “not a racist,” and blamed Democrats for the legislative failure to protect young undocumented immigrants.

Sidebar: A Case for Math, Not ‘Gobbledygook,’ in Judging Partisan Voting Maps

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:00
If courts are to combat voting districts warped by politics, a judge wrote, they must take account of advances in social science.

‘I’m Not a Racist,’ Trump Says in Denying Vulgar Comment

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 21:29
“I’m not a racist. I’m the least racist person you will ever interview, that I can tell you,” President Trump said in Florida.

Individual Mandate Now Gone, G.O.P. Targets the One for Employers

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:33
Congressional Republicans will try once again to undo a requirement in the Affordable Care Act for employers to offer coverage to their employees.