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Investigate an Accused Ally? New York Senate’s Republican Leader Says No

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:13
An accusation against Jeffrey D. Klein, a powerful senator, marks Albany’s biggest sexual harassment scandal in years. But despite anger, there are few options to investigate.

Republicans Having Difficulty Recruiting Senate Candidates

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:53
Republicans are facing challenges in recruiting Senate candidates, even in states that President Trump won easily in 2016.

Pressed on False Claims About Muslims, U.S. Ambassador Goes Silent

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:46
In an exchange with Dutch journalists, Peter Hoekstra declined to clarify his prior remarks. “This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions,” one reporter said.

Melania Trump Hires Policy Director Amid Scrutiny From New Book

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:27
For months, Mrs. Trump’s East Wing had undergone a search for a policy director who could advance an agenda that has been broadly defined as helping children.

Treasury Inspector General Finds No Political Meddling in Tax Analysis

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:57
The Treasury Department’s failure to provide an economic analysis of its $1.5 trillion tax plan had prompted an inquiry into whether political meddling played a part.

Can Requiring People to Work Make Them Healthier?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:15
The Trump administration wants to make a major change to Medicaid, but there’s not a lot of evidence for one of their key assertions.

Health Insurer Centene Is Sued Over Lack of Medical Coverage

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:17
A star of the Affordable Care Act is accused of offering plans that make it hard to find a doctor who accepts its insurance.

Trump Tweets Support for Limiting Surveillance Law, Then Reverses Himself

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:45
President Trump muddles his administration’s position on restrictions to a surveillance law just as the House debates whether to approve it.

Trump Administration Says States May Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:01
Federal officials said they would support state efforts to require able-bodied adults to work as a condition of eligibility for Medicaid.

North Korea Praises ‘Fire and Fury’ Book on Trump Administration

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 05:32
The popularity of the book, which chronicles dysfunction in the White House, “foretells President Trump’s political demise,” North Korean state media said.

House Republicans’ Hard-line Immigration Stand Clashes with Trump Overture

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:54
A new proposal from House Republicans underscored how deep the divisions are between and within the two parties on immigration — just days before a deadline for a deal.

To Grease Wheels of Congress, Trump Suggests Bringing Back Pork

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 19:53
President Trump’s suggestion that Congress revive the old practice of salting spending bills with lawmaker pet projects has revived a simmering debate.

Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 19:49
Longstanding complaints about the barriers women face in the economics profession are beginning to resonate within the male-dominated field.

Trump Officials, After Rejecting Obama Medicare Model, Adopt One Like It

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 19:44
The Trump administration has unveiled a Medicare program that closely resembles the Obama-era efforts to change the way doctors and hospitals are paid.

Canada Attacks U.S. Tariffs by Taking Case to World Trade Organization

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 19:01
A sweeping challenge to the Trump administration’s “America First” policies could add to tensions already frayed by Nafta negotiations.

Florida Is Exempted From Coastal Drilling. Other States Ask, ‘Why Not Us?’

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:31
A surprise decision to exclude Florida, but not other states, from a plan to open up most of the nation’s coastline to offshore drilling raised questions about the plan’s legality.

Surveillance and Privacy Debate Reaches Pivotal Moment in Congress

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:14
A yearslong debate over warrantless surveillance and Americans’ privacy rights faces a crucial test on Thursday in the House of Representatives.

Measure to Ban Discredited ‘Conversion Therapy’ Fails in New Hampshire

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:13
The practice has been widely condemned, prompting at least nine states to ban its use on minors, but opponents of New Hampshire’s proposed law criticized its language.

What if CHIP Funds Run Out? Here’s What 6 Families Would Do

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:10
With Congress yet to agree on a long-term plan to pay for the popular children’s health insurance program, parents start thinking about contingency plans.

The Fed Delivered $80.2 Billion in Profits to the Treasury in 2017

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:33
Though last year’s contribution — made from revenue on its portfolio of bond holdings — declined from 2016, it was well above the average in years before the financial crisis.