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Democrats Begin Legal Assault on Trump’s Move to End ‘Dreamer’ Program

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 20:11
A group of 16 Democratic attorneys general have filed suit in New York, claiming that Mr. Trump had improperly upended the policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Opening Arguments in Menendez Trial Focus on the Meaning of Friendship

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 19:00
The opening statements of the federal corruption case of Senator Robert Menendez centered on the question: What constitutes a permissible friendship with a politician?

National Cathedral to Remove Windows Honoring Confederate Generals

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 18:56
Officials at Washington National Cathedral announced a decision that they said had been made more urgent by the racially tinged violence in Charlottesville, Va.

In North Dakota, Trump Repeats Call for Rewrite of Tax Code

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 18:55
President Trump urged North Dakotans to pressure members of Congress to support a plan that he promised to detail within weeks.

Work Toward Bipartisan Fix for Health Markets Begins in Senate

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 18:47
Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the chairman of the Senate health committee, said Wednesday that he hoped for a deal by the end of next week.

Trump’s Choice for Top Civil Rights Job Defends Private-Sector Work

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 18:44
Eric S. Dreiband, the nominee to run the Justice Department’s civil rights division, defended Abercrombie & Fitch over its firing of a Muslim woman and fought the agency over transgender bathroom access.

Trump Chooses 12 Charities for His Harvey Donations

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 18:33
The Red Cross and the Salvation Army will receive the largest portions of the president’s $1 million total donation to assist in relief efforts.

Fake Russian Facebook Accounts Bought $100,000 in Political Ads

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 17:49
Facebook said that fake accounts and pages had bought 3,000 ads focused on divisive social issues, including race and immigration.

Ryan Praises Trump on DACA, but Promises a Legislative Response

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 17:33
Speaker Paul D. Ryan, after urging President Trump to keep DACA, said Wednesday that the president made “the right call” — and promised a legislative answer.

Donald Trump Jr. to Meet With Senate Russia Investigators

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 17:02
President Trump’s eldest son is to meet Thursday with Senate Judiciary Committee investigators to answer questions about his meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer.

Small Business, Big-Hearted Personality

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 13:44
A national correspondent reporting on Trump Country gravitates toward a factory owner with an unexpected sticky note on her computer monitor.

First Harvey, Then Irma and Jose. Why? It’s the Season.

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:58
Experts say that with conditions just right in the tropical Atlantic, late summer and early fall is prime time for hurricanes.

Deporting ‘Dreamers’ May Hit Home Health Care Especially Hard

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:56
Many of those who care for older Americans are low-wage immigrants, and replacing them could prove difficult and costly for families and taxpayers.

Stanley Fischer, Fed’s No. 2 Official, Is Stepping Down

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:02
The Federal Reserve’s vice chairman says he will depart in mid-October, leaving just three people on the seven-seat board.

In Nighttime Tweet, Trump Offers Mixed Message on Immigration

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:13
Hours after canceling a program protecting younger illegal immigrants, the president suggested he would “revisit this issue” if Congress did not act.

20 Years of Covering Checks and Balances

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:33
The Times’s new congressional editor is hardly new to covering Congress.

Prominent Republicans Urge Supreme Court to End Gerrymandering

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 07:05
In briefs filed over partisan gerrymandering, leading Republicans urged the justices to take action to protect democracy and declare that the practice is unconstitutional.

State of the Art: Silicon Valley’s Politics Revealed: Mostly Far Left (With a Twist)

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 05:00
A new Stanford study found that the nation’s tech elite are extremely liberal on most issues — except when it comes to regulation.

House Set to Approve $8 Billion in Aid for Hurricane Harvey Recovery

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 05:00
The disaster aid measure could be coupled with an increase in the debt limit, a strategy that is already drawing criticism from conservatives.

Paul Ryan to Speak With The Times on Congress’s Packed Agenda

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 05:00
A crushing September agenda could determine whether Republicans deliver on any of their big promises, including a tax overhaul, before next year’s midterm elections.