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Right and Left React to Questions About Trump’s Mental State

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:31
Writers from across the political spectrum discuss questions about the president’s mental capacity.

What Politicians Could Learn from Oprah Winfrey

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:37
Sneer at celebrity all you want, but elections are contests of stories, and Ms. Winfrey showed that she can tell one.

Billionaire to Spend $30 Million on 2018 Elections. His Aim: Impeach Trump

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:17
The billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer said he will spend $30 million on the 2018 midterms to elect Democrats, with a goal of removing the president.

G.O.P. Says Tax Bill Will Add Jobs in U.S. It May Yield More Hiring Abroad.

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 14:54
Supporters say the recently approved tax law will help American multinationals compete more aggressively overseas. Others see incentives to put factories overseas.

Death Penalty Case Heard by Racist Juror Is Reopened by Supreme Court

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:03
In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a juror’s racist statements required an appeals court to reconsider a death row inmate’s case.

Strong Economies Lift Presidents. Trump Seems an Exception.

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:23
His approval ratings reflect political weakness despite good news on several fronts.

As Trump Appeals to Farmers, Some of His Policies Don’t

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 21:00
The president will cast himself as a friend to farmers in a speech on Monday, but his position on trade and some parts of the new tax law threaten to undercut their interests.

Bannon Needs Breitbart. Does Breitbart Need Bannon?

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 19:48
After he was quoted speaking critically of Donald Trump Jr., the former White House strategist appears to be trying to stay at the right-wing news site.

Major Donor Reconsiders Support for Democrats Who Urged Al Franken to Quit

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:20
The donor, Susie Tompkins Buell, who has spent millions on liberal causes, said Mr. Franken’s fellow senators “moved too fast” in calling on him to resign.

Steve Bannon’s Statement on Donald Trump Jr.

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:12
Mr. Bannon, the president’s former chief strategist, expressed regret after being quoted as saying that a meeting involving Donald Trump Jr. and Russians was “treasonous.”

Bannon Issues Apology for Attack on Trump’s Son

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 12:51
Stephen K. Bannon, who is quoted in a new book calling Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians in 2016 “treasonous,” said that Mr. Trump was “both a patriot and a good man.”

Top Trump Adviser Continues Assault on Bannon in Heated TV Interview

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 11:46
The president’s senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, said comments by Stephen K. Bannon in a new book were “out of touch with reality,” “vindictive” and “grotesque.”

How U.S. Intelligence Agencies Underestimated North Korea

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 14:34
For decades, they warned the North was making progress on a missile that could reach the United States. But the last breakthroughs happened faster than they expected.

Let’s Talk About the Gorilla Channel for One More Day

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 14:31
A joking tweet claimed that President Trump had demanded a TV channel devoted to primates. Most got the gag, some didn’t, and it quickly became fodder for political and social commentary.

‘Everything I’ve Done Is 100 Percent Proper,’ Trump Says of Russia Inquiry

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 13:34
Mr. Trump again insisted that he was not under investigation by the special counsel, adding that “there’s been no collusion, there’s been no crime.”

Medical Research? Congress Cheers. Medical Care? Congress Brawls.

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 10:43
Lawmakers are pushing for billions in new funding for biomedical research, but sparring over health insurance and almost everything else related to the Affordable Care Act.

Trump Defends His Mental Capacity, Calling Himself a ‘Genius’

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 08:38
Mr. Trump, seeming to respond to revelations in a new book, issued an extraordinary defense of his fitness for office.

From Mexico to the U.S., a Nafta Tale of Two Truckers

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 05:01
Restricted from operating in the United States, most Mexican drivers must hand off their cargo. The Trump administration wants even tighter controls.

Without Naming Trump, Twitter Says It Won’t Block World Leaders

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 19:11
Twitter said on Friday that prohibiting a world leader from posting on the platform “would hide important information people should be able to see and debate.”

As Trump Targets the Press, His White House Is Screening a Journalism Tribute

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 18:30
While President Trump ramps up his attacks on the news media, the White House is set to screen two movies. One is about journalism. The other is about P.T. Barnum.