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Global Elite? At Davos? That’s News to Mnuchin

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:36
President Trump’s trip to the World Economic Forum is raising eyebrows in Washington given the event’s reputation as a retreat for the “globalists” he disdains.

Justices to Hear Cases on Voting Rights and Internet Taxes

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 16:50
The Supreme Court will decide whether voting districts in Texas were the product of race discrimination and whether online merchants must collect sales taxes.

News Analysis: Is Trump a Racist? A Question That Only Grows

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:09
After his latest incendiary comments, the president’s critics say yes. The White House calls such suggestions “insulting.”

Trump Stops Short of Reimposing Iran Sanctions but Sets Deadline to Overhaul Deal

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:34
President Trump approved sanctions against the head of Iran’s judiciary, a powerful figure the administration holds culpable for the violent crackdown on anti-government protests.

Racist or Not? How TV News Reacted to Trump’s Comment

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:48
After President Trump used vulgar language about immigrants, TV news grappled with a question: Were his comments racist?

Durbin: Trump Said Vile Things Repeatedly

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:08
After President Trump vaguely denied using objectionable language to describe African and Caribbean nations, Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, relayed his account of the events.

Trump Administration Wants More Control Over U.S. Lands for Border Wall

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:46
“This should set off all kinds of red flags,” said one advocate, fearing the land grab will violate civil liberties. Others say it will harm the environment.

Trump Appears to Deny Using Racially Charged Language About Immigrants

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:05
President Trump also criticized a bipartisan immigration proposal that prompted him to make racially charged remarks during a private meeting on Thursday.

Black Colleges Swept Up in For-Profit Crackdown Find Relief From DeVos

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:00
The United Negro College Fund has been among the most vocal critics of Obama-era student borrower protections, saying they threaten the viability of its 37 member institutions.

Trump Won’t Visit London for Embassy Opening, Citing Location

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 04:18
After President Trump said he disapproved of the new location, British critics jeered, saying he was afraid of the reception he would have gotten.

From Norway to Haiti, Trump’s Comments Stir Fresh Outrage

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:23
In a meeting with lawmakers, President Trump said the United States needed more immigrants from places like Norway and fewer from Haiti and African countries.

Trump Is Expected to Stop Short of Reimposing Strict Sanctions on Iran

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 22:25
It will be the third time President Trump has given a reprieve to the nuclear agreement brokered by President Barack Obama, despite having labeled it “the worst deal ever.”

Trump Hates the Iran Deal but Won’t Kill It. Why?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 22:25
Despite tough talk on Iran, President Trump announced that he would waive certain sanctions that keep the nuclear deal in place.

Trump Floats a Return to the Era of Earmarks

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:48
Earmarks were banned by Congress in 2011. But some in Washington — including President Trump — say it might be time to reintroduce the practice.

Fact Check: These Claims About ‘Chain Migration’ Are Not Accurate

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:34
President Trump claimed “22 to 24 people came in” the United States on immigration visas sponsored by the Manhattan truck attacker, but this is implausible.

Trump Boasts of ‘Very Good Relationship’ With North Korean Leader

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:40
The president’s rosy description of his relationship with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, was a jarring reversal in tone after months of the two leaders trading taunts.

To Lift Paychecks, Treasury Urges Companies to Act Quickly on New Tax Law

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:16
The Treasury Department took the first steps toward carrying out the $1.5 trillion Republican tax overhaul with the release of new tax withholding tables.

Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words for Haiti and Africa

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:04
President Trump demanded to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from Haiti and African countries rather than people from places like Norway.

Right and Left React to the Extension of Warrantless Surveillance

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:30
Writers from across the political spectrum discuss Congress’s vote to extend the N.S.A. spying program.

Trump Contradicts His Team. Then He Doesn’t.

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:01
President Trump tweeted in support of an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, on Thursday. It was the latest example of him contradicting his administration, his party and even himself.