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C.I.A. Wants to Expand Its Drone Strike Authority Despite Pentagon Concerns

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 05:00
The C.I.A. is pushing for expanded powers to carry out its own drone strikes in Afghanistan and other war zones, and the White House is said to favor the proposal.

Right and Left Reacts to a Prospective DACA Deal Between Trump and the Democrats

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 03:00
Writers across the political spectrum consider the potential deal struck by President Trump and Democrats to replace the program that shields some young immigrants from deportation.

Equifax Breach Prompts Scrutiny, But New Rules May Not Follow

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 03:00
Credit bureaus have previously fended off attempts for more oversight, casting rules as onerous and unnecessary red tape.

Why Did Trump Work Again With Democrats? ‘He Likes Us,’ Schumer Says

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 22:01
For the moment, at least, a kitchen-table approach to congressional deal-making seems to have broken a legislative stalemate.

Trump Signals He Will Choose Approach on Iran That Preserves Nuclear Deal

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 20:53
The president, who did not take action that could have scrapped the nuclear deal, is moving toward using military and economic leverage to push back on Iran.

Ex-C.I.A. Official Resigns After Harvard Courts Chelsea Manning

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 19:59
Michael J. Morell, a former deputy director at the C.I.A., said he objected to the fellowship offer to Ms. Manning, who was convicted of leaking classified information.

Tax Plan to be Unveiled This Month May Be Less Than Advertised

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 19:23
Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah warned that a tax overhaul promised for the week of Sept. 25 may be only “guidance” or “signposts” for tax legislation.

Immigration’s Sudden Re-Emergence Scrambles Republican Agenda

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 19:19
President Trump’s tentative deal with Democrats has elevated the one issue that most fiercely divides Republicans, threatening the party’s broader agenda.

Diplomacy? Tillerson Says His Top Priority Is Efficiency

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 19:14
Critics say Rex W. Tillerson is still acting like a corporate executive and not the secretary of state.

Fact Check: ‘Medicare for All’: Is It Popular? And Is It the Same as Britain’s System?

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:24
Senator Bernie Sanders argued that most Americans want Medicare for all, while critics say similar systems in other countries produce worse outcomes.

Trump Resurrects His Claim That Both Sides Share Blame in Charlottesville Violence

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:21
President Trump thrust himself back into the racial storms of Charlottesville, repeating his charge that those resisting neo-Nazis and white supremacists were as much to blame as the alt-right.

Trump Humiliated Jeff Sessions After Mueller Appointment

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:45
President Trump’s dressing down of his attorney general at a meeting in May was the beginning of a tumultuous summer for the two men.

Japan’s Dennis Rodman? An Ex-Wrestler, Politician and 32-Time Guest of North Korea

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:44
Antonio Inoki, a former athlete with a taste for self-promotion, is also a lawmaker who visits North Korea every year. His goal: “peace through sports diplomacy.”

Conservatives Recoil at Trump’s Accommodation With Democrats Over DACA

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:25
President Trump came under sharp attack on Thursday for appearing to set aside a border wall fight while reaching a deal on DACA immigrants.

Trump Visits Florida to Assess Hurricane Irma Damage

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:58
President Trump, in Fort Myers, Fla., praised the government’s response to the enormous storm.

Trump Confirms Support for Law to Protect ‘Dreamers’

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 09:48
President Trump said there would need to be a larger agreement on border security for any deal on young undocumented immigrants.

Trump to Hold Call With Jewish Leaders Ahead of High Holy Days

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:35
Despite friction with rabbinical groups, President Trump will hold a conference call on Friday with Jewish leaders ahead of the High Holy Days.

Trump Contradicts Democrats, Says No Deal on ‘Dreamers’ Has Been Made

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:02
President Trump said there would need to be a larger agreement on border security for any deal on young undocumented immigrants.

Generation Gap: How Much Can the Youth Vote Actually Help Democrats?

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 05:30
The young are typically much less likely to vote, but signs suggest participation levels could soon rise.

Mnuchin Inquired About Using Government Plane for His Honeymoon

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 21:20
The Treasury Department said that it had inquired about the use of a military plane for the Treasury secretary’s honeymoon so that the secretary would have access to secure communications when he was abroad.