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Justices Seem Ready to Back Driver of Rental Car in Privacy Case

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:00
The Supreme Court considered a clash between a rental car contract’s boilerplate and the Fourth Amendment’s privacy protections.

Trump Seeks a ‘Bill of Love’ With Immigration Deal

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:46
President Trump said legislation around an immigration overhaul should come from love, while also pushing for stronger security measures.

Fast-Food Workers Claim Victory in a New York Labor Effort

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:17
A nonunion group, invoking a new city law, says it has enlisted enough members to force restaurants to deduct the workers’ dues and forward the money.

Republican Retirements Raise Talk of Democratic Wave in November

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:57
Republicans in Congress, dragged down by President Trump’s low approval ratings, are retiring in large numbers rather than seek re-election, a sign of trouble.

John Dickerson to Replace Charlie Rose on ‘CBS This Morning’

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:12
A Washingtonian through and through, Mr. Dickerson will move to New York and leave his role as host of “Face the Nation” to engage in morning banter.

Secret Satellite Launched by SpaceX May Have Failed. What Happened?

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:50
Rumors are that an expensive, classified mission code-named “Zuma” failed to deploy in orbit and is now lost. Will we ever find out what actually happened?

On Washington: Advocates of Puerto Rico Statehood Plan to Demand Representation

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:34
The island’s political leaders say the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and poor treatment in the new tax law make clear that residents need added political clout.

Trump Appears to Endorse Path to Citizenship for Millions of Immigrants

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:27
President Trump said he would be willing to “take the heat” politically for a sweeping immigration deal, which could alienate some of his supporters.

Democratic Senator Releases Transcript of Interview with Dossier Firm

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:23
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, released the transcript of the committee’s interview with Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS.

Trump Plans to Attend the World Economic Forum in Davos

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:42
The forum in Switzerland is synonymous with wealth and elite prestige, drawing leaders of nations, corporations, and some of the world’s richest individuals.

As Economy Strengthens, Fed Ponders New Approach

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 05:00
The Federal Reserve is welcoming a debate among economists about proposed changes that might improve its response to future economic downturns.

Trump Takes Field at College Football Championship Game

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:32
The president’s appearance seemed intended to emphasize his furious critique of athletes for using football games as a place for protests.

Mueller Is Said to Likely Seek to Interview Trump

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 20:25
White House officials viewed it as a sign the special counsel’s inquiry was nearly over. But it touched off discussions about the perils of the president sitting for an interview.

Oprah 2020? Democrats Swing From Giddy to Skeptical at the Prospect

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 20:24
In the imagination of some Democrats, Oprah Winfrey seemed an answer to the party’s problems. Others questioned whether the country would be willing to accept another TV star.

Q&A: Publisher Defied Trump to ‘Defend the Principles of the First Amendment’

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:55
John Sargent, the executive behind Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury,” discusses his decision to fight the president’s attempt to quash the book.

To Pay for Wall, Trump Would Cut Proven Border Security Measures

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:30
Experts say some measures targeted are more effective than a wall, resulting in an approach a Republican congressman called “a third-century solution to a 21st-century problem.”

Trump Overstates Size of Tax Cuts in Speech to Farmers

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:04
At a speech to farmers in Nashville on Monday, Mr. Trump claimed he had cut taxes by $5.5 trillion instead of the actual $1.5 trillion amount.

Fusion GPS Founder Hauled From the Shadows for the Russia Election Investigation

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:01
Glenn R. Simpson’s firm quietly compiled the notorious dossier of possible links between President Trump and Russia. Then it became public.

The Trump Team’s Best Defense? Offense.

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:37
Verbal uppercuts on the media have defined how the Trump administration reacts to criticism. Defending your boss is nothing new. But the way they do it is.

Rick Perry’s Plan to Rescue Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants Is Rejected

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:35
In a blow to the Trump administration, a federal panel turned down a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to subsidize struggling plants.