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Fact Check: Jimmy Kimmel Accused a Senator of Lying About His Health Care Bill. Who’s Right?

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:46
Mr. Kimmel has emerged as a vocal critic of a bill co-sponsored by Senator Bill Cassidy. A review of statements Mr. Kimmel made Wednesday suggests he has a strong grasp of the measure.

Jimmy Kimmel Wasn’t the First Host to Get Serious About Politics

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:35
When Jimmy Kimmel talked seriously about health care, it was an uncommon moment for him, but other late-night hosts have substituted politics for punch lines.

Law Firm Faces Questions for Ukraine Work With Manafort

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:42
The Justice Department wants information about Skadden’s work on behalf of a Russia-aligned former president of Ukraine.

Common Sense: Tax Reform for the Rich: Reduce the Rates but Lose the Breaks

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:33
Curbing special treatment for state and local taxes, mortgage interest and capital gains could pay for meaningful changes across the board.

Deals With Democrats: Why Trump’s Softening on Immigration Is Unlikely to Splinter His Base

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:00
Many Republican voters support DACA, especially G.O.P. elites, and he could always change his mind. He’s done it before.

Public Health: The G.O.P. Bill Forces States to Build Health Systems From Scratch. That’s Hard.

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 05:30
Every state would need to make political choices and build brand-new systems in only two years. Remember what happened with HealthCare.gov?

In the Studio: Hervé Pierre: From the White House to His House

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 03:00
The first lady’s stylist and designer invites us inside his apartment and work space.

Trump Likened to ‘a Dog Barking’ by North Korea’s Top Envoy

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 02:49
Threatened by President Trump with destruction, North Korea likens the American leader to a yapping canine and worries for his aides.

Insurers Come Out Swinging Against New Republican Health Care Bill

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:33
The health insurance industry, which has been cautious about previous bills to repeal the Affordable Care Act, came out sharply against the latest version.

Pentagon Memo: Mattis Shows How to Split With Trump Without Provoking Him

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:22
The secretary of defense has been deft at leveraging the president’s respect for him into room to maneuver on his policy goals.

Manafort Working on Kurdish Referendum Opposed by U.S.

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:13
President Trump’s former campaign chairman has continued soliciting international business even as his past international work is under investigation.

Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:43
Facebook, Google, and Amazon are coming under increasing pressure by regulators concerned about their growing power.

How Can U.S. States Fight Climate Change if Trump Quits the Paris Accord?

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:52
Fourteen states have vowed to uphold the Paris climate pact with or without the federal government, and a new analysis suggests their efforts are having an impact.

‘Chuck and Nancy,’ Washington’s New Power Couple, Set Sights on Health Care

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:02
Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer hold no formal reins of power, but the Democratic leaders have emerged as a surprising force.

Voter Fraud? A Trump Nominee Looks Like He Cast an Illegal Ballot

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:39
Jeffrey Gerrish, the president’s nominee to be deputy U.S. Trade Representative, is drawing Senate scrutiny for a vote cast in Virginia after he moved to Maryland.

Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump’s Actions as President

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:15
Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, is interested in Mr. Trump’s firing of his F.B.I. director and national security adviser and other events.

Republicans Defend Health Bill Against Another Adversary: Jimmy Kimmel

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:11
“I wish he understood completely,” Senator Bill Cassidy, one of the bill’s co-authors, said of Mr. Kimmel, who has been a frequent critic of G.O.P. health legislation.

Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:07
The Federal Reserve said a trio of punishing hurricanes were unlikely to reduce the pace of economic growth, and it continued to dismantle its stimulus programs.

The Contradiction Buried in Trump’s Iran and North Korea Policies

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:54
The president calls the Iran nuclear deal an “embarrassment,” but ending it would destroy his credibility in any talks over North Korea’s arsenal.

Public Health: Obamacare Repeal Bill Offers Both Enormous Flexibility and Uncertainty

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 08:29
States would be given money to establish their own health policies, and it’s hard to know who would remain covered and how.