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Trump Blocks China-Backed Bid to Buy U.S. Chip Maker

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:57
The rare move by the White House to block a deal for Lattice Semiconductor could signal more aggressive scrutiny of China’s deal-making ambitions.

Trump Administration Punishes Countries That Refuse to Take Back Deported Citizens

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:24
Visa sanctions were imposed on Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

After Charlottesville, Black Republican Gives Trump a Lecture on Racism

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:13
The president invited Senator Tim Scott to the Oval Office for what Mr. Trump’s staff described as a demonstration of the president’s commitment to “positive race relations.”

Mattis Heads to Mexico Amid Strain Over Disaster Condolences and Aid

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:11
Mexico rescinded an offer of aid for American hurricane victims, saying it needed to pay for earthquake recovery. But its reversal also came after President Trump stayed quiet over the disaster.

Mystery of Russian Fake on Facebook Solved, by a Brazilian

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 17:43
The Times concluded that “Melvin Redick” on Facebook was a fake American created by Russia as part of its propaganda campaign. But where did the man’s photos come from?

Public Health: How the Bernie Sanders Plan Would Both Beef Up and Slim Down Medicare

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 17:30
The Medicare-for-all plan would mean not just an expansion but a redefinition of the program.

Pete Domenici, Six-Term Senator From New Mexico, Dies at 85

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:37
Mr. Domenici’s plain-spoken manner and mastery of budget and tax issues made him one of the Senate’s most influential members. He served from 1972 to 2008.

On Washington: As G.O.P. Moves to Fill Courts, McConnell Takes Aim at an Enduring Hurdle

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:35
Senator Mitch McConnell said that individual senators should no longer be able to block federal appeals court nominees by withholding so-called blue slips, a major break with Senate practice.

Kaspersky Lab Antivirus Software Is Ordered Off U.S. Government Computers

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:18
The company’s origins in Russia have for years fueled suspicions about possible ties to Russian intelligence agencies. Kaspersky denies the allegations.

Trump to Dine Wednesday Night with Congress’s Top Democrats

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:36
Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi plan to raise the plight of young, undocumented immigrants and Obamacare at dinner.

Senate Rejects Bipartisan Effort to End 9/11 Military Force Declaration

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:03
In a battle between Republican isolationists and interventionists, the Senate rejected Senator Rand Paul’s push to end the military force declaration passed after 9/11.

Douglas Dowd, 97, Antiwar Activist and Critic of Capitalism, Is Dead

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:52
Professor Dowd’s views were largely shaped by his disappointment that the United States had, as he saw it, failed to live up to its ideals.

Republican Plan for New Tax Code to Be Unveiled This Month

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:43
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee plans an ambitious timeline to overhaul the tax code, with a first look coming the week of Sept. 25.

Fire on the Mountain: 2 Forests Offer Clues to Yellowstone’s Fate in a Warming World

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:21
Increasingly frequent wildfires fed by a warming climate could turn the park’s dense forests into sparser woodlands.

Medicare for All or State Control: Health Care Plans Go to Extremes

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 09:00
Republicans and Democrats are laying out their visions of health care beyond the Affordable Care Act: a single-payer system or state government control.

Deal Struck to Extend Financing for Children’s Health Program

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 22:53
The chairman and top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee announced agreement to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program but lower the federal share of funds.

Trump Adviser Hope Hicks Named White House Communications Director

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 21:19
Hope Hicks, one of President Trump’s most trusted and longest serving aides, was named communications director, among several personnel announcements.

White House Weighs Lowering Refugee Quota to Below 50,000

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 21:10
The issue has ignited intense debate within the administration, with officials at the National Security Council, the State Department and the Department of Defense opposing a precipitous drop.

Congress Passes Measure Challenging Trump to Denounce Hate Groups

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 21:10
The House and Senate delivered a blunt message to President Trump, unanimously denouncing racist and anti-Semitic hate groups without equivocation.

Bannon Expected to Address Berkeley, a Hotbed of Conflict Over Free Speech

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 21:06
Stephen K. Bannon has agreed to speak this month at the invitation of a conservative student publication at the University of California, Berkeley.