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Jun 18, 2018

U.N. Rights Chief Tells U.S. to Stop Taking Migrant Children From Parents
Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, cited the president of the American Association of Pediatrics, saying the practice is "government-sanctioned child abuse."

New York Times Politics
Jun 18, 2018

In Texas Governor's Race, Lupe Valdez Faces Resistance From Fellow Democrats
Ms. Valdez is a Latina, a lesbian and the Democratic nominee for governor. But some activists on the left say she's not worthy of their support, particularly due to her record on immigration.

New York Times Politics
Jun 18, 2018

Trump Picks Economic Winners, Guided by Nostalgia
By creating an industrial policy that largely looks to the past, Mr. Trump differs from his predecessors.

New York Times Politics
Jun 17, 2018

Leading Republicans Join Democrats in Pushing Trump to Halt Family Separations
While Melania Trump said that "both sides" need to come together to solve the problem, Laura Bush laid responsibility at the feet of the administration.

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Jun 17, 2018

5 Dead in Texas After S.U.V. Packed With Immigrants Crashes in High-Speed Chase
Fourteen people were packed into the vehicle, which was speeding 100 miles per hour when it rolled over, the authorities said.

New York Times Politics
Jun 17, 2018

5 Dead in Texas After SUV Packed With Immigrants Crashes in High-Speed Chase
Fourteen people were packed into the vehicle, which was speeding 100 miles per hour when it rolled over, the authorities said.

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Jun 17, 2018

Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict
Until now, the Cyber Command has assumed a largely defensive posture, but in the spring the Defense Department opened the door to nearly daily raids on foreign networks, seeking to head off attacks.

New York Times Politics
Jun 17, 2018

North Korea's Overture to Jared Kushner
An American businessman who lives in Singapore took advantage of an unusual opening in an administration where matters of policy and business often seem to blur.

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Jun 17, 2018

Melania Trump Calls on ‘Both Sides' to End Family Separation, Echoing President's False Claim
The first lady said the country needed to be governed "with a heart," but echoed President Trump's implication that a political stalemate was to blame.

New York Times Politics
Jun 17, 2018

Trumpism Finds a Safe Space at Conservative Women's Conference
An estimated 1,000 young women took part in sessions like "How Political Correctness is Making Everyone Stupid" and displayed enthusiasm they hope to see for Republicans in the midterm elections.

New York Times Politics
Jun 17, 2018

Melania Trump Calls on ‘Both Sides' to End Family Separation
The first lady said the country needed to be governed "with a heart," but echoed President Trump's widely disputed implication that a political stalemate was to blame.

New York Times Politics
Jun 17, 2018

At Conservative Women's Conference, a Safe Space for Trumpism
An estimated 1,000 young women took part in sessions like "How Political Correctness is Making Everyone Stupid" and displayed enthusiasm they hope to see for Republicans in the midterm elections.

New York Times Politics
Jun 17, 2018

‘I Can't Go Without My Son,' a Mother Pleaded as She Was Deported to Guatemala
As a growing number of families are being separated as part of the Trump administration's attempt to control illegal immigration, some parents are being deported before recovering their children.

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Jun 17, 2018

A Legal Resident, an Arrest by ICE and Father's Day in Jail
He came from Mexico and got his green card, his family said. Now, immigration officials have put him in jail because of a misdemeanor conviction from nearly 20 years ago.

New York Times Politics
Jun 17, 2018

Corey Stewart, Virginia Senate Nominee, Evokes Trump on Racial Issues
Mr. Stewart, a Minnesota transplant who has defended the Confederacy and praised white nationalists, has seized opportunities to gain media attention, especially with harsh remarks about immigrants.

New York Times Politics
Jun 17, 2018

A Financier's Profit-Minded Mission to Open a Channel Between Kushner and North Korea
The American businessman, who lives in Singapore, took advantage of an unusual opening in an administration where matters of policy and business often seem to blur.

New York Times Politics
Jun 16, 2018

White House Confirms That Mulvaney Deputy Is Pick to Lead Consumer Bureau
Administration officials played down the fact that the choice, Kathy Kraninger, has never held a job as a regulator or worked in the financial services industry.

New York Times Politics
Jun 16, 2018

Trump Again Falsely Blames Democrats for His Separation Tactic
The president's efforts to evade responsibility for the practice reflect how politically poisonous the issue has become.

New York Times Politics
Jun 16, 2018

How Trump Came to Enforce a Practice of Separating Migrant Families
Inside the Trump administration, there is unease about the tactic, but immigration hard-liners like Stephen Miller never gave up on it after the idea was dropped early in Mr. Trump's term.

New York Times Politics
Jun 16, 2018

Trump Again Falsely Blames Democrats for His Separation Policy
The president's efforts to evade responsibility for the tactic reflect how politically poisonous the issue has become.

New York Times Politics
Jun 16, 2018

News Analysis: Why Hackers Aren't Afraid of Us
The United States has the most fearsome cyberweaponry on the planet, but we won't use it for fear of what will come next.

New York Times Politics
Jun 16, 2018

In Conservative Kentucky, Power of Female Candidates Is Tested in Key House Race
For Amy McGrath to win the race against Representative Andy Barr, she will have to win the votes of rural residents who feel alienated from the national Democratic Party.

New York Times Politics
Jun 16, 2018

How Trump Diverged From Other Presidents and Embraced a Policy of Separating Migrant Families
Inside the Trump administration, there is unease about the policy, but immigration hard-liners like Stephen Miller never gave up on it after the idea was dropped early in Mr. Trump's term.

New York Times Politics
Jun 16, 2018

How Trump Came to Enforce a Policy of Separating Migrant Families
Inside the Trump administration, there is unease about the policy, but immigration hard-liners like Stephen Miller never gave up on it after the idea was dropped early in Mr. Trump's term.

New York Times Politics
Jun 16, 2018

China's Official News Media Sharply Criticize Trump
The newspaper that serves as the Chinese Communist Party's mouthpiece, and other state-controlled outlets, had harsh words for the president's tariff move.

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Jun 16, 2018

Trump's Plan to Lower Drug Prices Tests Limits of the Law
As drug prices rise to new heights, President Trump wants to require insurers to reduce out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries, but critics see his proposals as prohibited interference.

New York Times Politics
Jun 16, 2018

On Washington: Can the House Speakership Be Saved? These Lawmakers Have an Idea
A bipartisan group of legislators, backed by advocacy groups, is pondering changes to make the top House office less polarizing and the House more functional. It won't be easy.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Will the Justice Department Investigate the Trump Foundation?
Election law experts agreed that the New York attorney general made a compelling case in her lawsuit. What they could not agree on was whether investigators will pick up the case.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

The Biggest Stories in American Politics This Week
From the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea to the release of a report highly critical of the former director of the F.B.I., a lot happened this week. Here are five of the biggest stories in American politics — and some additional links if you want to read further.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Trump's Promises to Kim Jong-un Leave U.S. and Allies Scrambling
As the president praised the North Korean leader, the Pentagon and South Korea moved toward canceling a large-scale and long-planned military exercise that was set for August.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Trump Has a Few Things He'd Like to Get Off His Chest
The president said a new Justice Department inspector general report exposed the "scum on top" of the F.B.I. and showed "total bias" against him.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Separated at the Border From Their Parents: In Six Weeks, 1,995 Children
The Department of Homeland Security released the figures as President Trump sought to shift blame for practice that has become the signature policy of his immigration agenda.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Sessions's Use of Bible Passage to Defend Immigration Policy Draws Fire
The attorney general's invocation of a passage once used to defend slavery and oppose the American Revolution has prompted criticism from historians and theologians.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Mulvaney Is Said to Want Deputy to Succeed Him at C.F.P.B.
Mick Mulvaney has picked Kathy Kraninger, who oversees the preparation of budgets for several cabinet offices, two people familiar with the situation said.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Will He or Won't He? Conflicting Trump Messages Sow Immigration Confusion
President Trump said Friday morning he "certainly wouldn't sign" a compromise immigration bill up for a House vote next week, only to backtrack later in the day.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Steve King's Inflammatory Behavior Is Met With Silence From G.O.P.
The Iowa congressman, who retweeted a Nazi sympathizer, seems to be protected by his eight-term incumbency and the fact that people are so used to his racist remarks that they just shrug their shoulders.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

U.S. and China Expand Trade War as Beijing Matches Trump's Tariffs
The tariffs on China by the Trump administration shift what has primarily been a war of words between Washington and Beijing into a full-blown trade war.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Rand Paul's Neighbor Is Sentenced to 30 Days in Prison After Attack
The attack last year left Mr. Paul, a Republican senator from Kentucky, with several broken ribs and precipitated a case of pneumonia, officials said.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Feeling Good About the Economy? You're Probably a Republican
A survey shows a sharp partisan split in consumer confidence. But a third of Democrats say President Trump deserves some credit for economic gains.

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Jun 15, 2018

Rand Paul's Neighbor Is Sentenced to 30 Days' Imprisonment After Attack
The attack last year left Mr. Paul, a Republican senator from Kentucky, with several broken ribs and precipitated a case of pneumonia, officials said.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Neighbor Who Attacked Rand Paul Is Sentenced to 30 Days Imprisonment
The attack last year left Mr. Paul, a Republican senator from Kentucky, with several broken ribs and precipitated a case of pneumonia, officials said.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Cartoonist Fired as Paper Shifts Right
The dismissal of Rob Rogers, the longtime editorial cartoonist and a frequent critic of President Trump, was the latest controversy involving the paper's editorial page.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Michael Cohen Seeks Gag Order on Lawyer for Stormy Daniels
The request came after the lawyer, Michael Avenatti, predicted that Mr. Cohen would turn on President Trump and cooperate with the government.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Trump, Riding a North Korea High, Unloads on the F.B.I., Comey and Obama
The president said a new Justice Department inspector general report exposed "the scum on top" of the F.B.I. and showed "total bias" against him.

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Jun 15, 2018

Paul Manafort Jailed Before Trial, Judge Cites New Obstruction of Justice Charges
Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, had his bail revoked after he was accused of trying to influence the testimony of two of the government's witnesses in his case.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Trade Skirmish or War? Who Gets Hurt?
And other questions about the Trump administration's tariffs on China and beyond

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

fact check of the day: Key Moments in Trump's Interview on ‘Fox and Friends,' With Fact Checks
President Trump called the F.B.I. a "den of thieves," said it's "great to give" Kim Jong-un credibility, and again blamed Barack Obama for Russia's annexation of Crimea.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Trump, Riding a North Korea High, Unloads on the F.B.I., Democrats and Obama
The president delivered a blizzard of pointed messages on Twitter, gave an interview to his preferred Fox News show and then engaged in a freewheeling encounter with reporters on the White House driveway.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Judge Orders Manafort Jailed Before Trial, Citing New Obstruction Charges
Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, had his bail revoked after he was accused of trying to influence the testimony of two of the government's witnesses in his case.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Judge Orders Paul Manafort Jailed Before Trial, Citing New Obstruction Charges
Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, had his bail revoked after he was accused of trying to influence the testimony of two of the government's witnesses in his case.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Trump's Interview on ‘Fox and Friends' Covered a Lot. Here Are Some of the Key Things He Said, Fact-Checked.
President Trump called the F.B.I. a "den of thieves," said it's "great to give" Kim Jong-un credibility, and again blamed Barack Obama for Russia's annexation of Crimea.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Trump Says He ‘Wouldn't Sign' G.O.P.'s Compromise Immigration Bill
President Trump dealt a blow to Republican immigration efforts, saying he "certainly wouldn't sign the more moderate" legislation up for a vote next week.

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Jun 15, 2018

Trump Says Justice Dept. Report ‘Totally Exonerates Me'
Speaking to reporters, President Trump also answered questions about North Korea and immigration.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Trump Claims Justice Dept. Report ‘Totally Exonerates Me'
Speaking to reporters, President Trump also answered questions about North Korea and immigration.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Trump Agrees: Meeting With Kim Jong-un Gave North Korean Leader ‘Credibility'
The president said he was joking, however, when he said he wants Americans to "sit up at attention" as North Koreans do for Mr. Kim.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

U.S. and China Expand Trade War as Beijing Vows to Match Trump's Tariffs
The announcement of tariffs on China by the Trump administration shifts what has primarily been a war of words between Washington and Beijing into a full-blown trade war.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Complex With New Trump Golf Club Will Get Chinese Help
The president's partner in Dubai has tapped a company controlled by the government in Beijing to help build a project featuring an 18-hole course designed by Tiger Woods.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

U.S. to Put Tariffs on Chinese Goods, Drawing Vow of Retaliation as Trade Fight Widens
The announcement of tariffs on Chinese imports by the Trump administration shifts what has primarily been a war of words between Washington and Beijing into a full-blown trade war.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

The Pimp Who Won the Primary: ‘I Know How Donald Trump Feels'
Dennis Hof, 71, is a brothel owner in Nevada, the only state where prostitution is legal. This week he won a primary for a spot in the State Assembly.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

U.S. to Put Tariffs on $50 Billion in Chinese Goods as Trade Fight Widens
The step by the Trump administration shifts what has primarily been a war of words between Washington and Beijing into a full-blown trade war.

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Jun 15, 2018

Trump Calls Justice Dept. Report ‘Total Disaster' for F.B.I.
"Doesn't get any lower than that!" Mr. Trump wrote of findings in a Justice Department report that detailed texts between F.B.I. agents who opposed his presidential bid.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Trump Calls Justice Dept. Report ‘Total Disaster' for Fired F.B.I. Director
"Doesn't get any lower than that!" Mr. Trump wrote of findings in a Justice Department report that detailed texts between F.B.I. agents who opposed his presidential bid.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

North Korea Film Glorifies Kim's World Debut, With Trump in Starring Role
A new propaganda film shows Kim Jong-un as a global leader on an equal footing with President Trump.

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Jun 15, 2018

For Pruitt Aides, the Boss's Personal Life Was Part of the Job
Senior staff members at the E.P.A. said they frequently felt pressured by Scott Pruitt to help in nonwork matters and obtain favors for his family.

New York Times Politics
Jun 15, 2018

Nonfiction: Why Trump Voters Supported Trump
"The Great Revolt," by Salena Zito and Brad Todd, allows Trump backers to speak in their own voices.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Steve Scalise Records First Out as He Returns to Field on Anniversary of Shooting
Mr. Scalise, a Louisiana representative who was shot when a gunman opened fire on the Republican team's practice last year, briefly appeared at second base during the congressional baseball game.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Report Criticizes Comey but Finds No Bias in F.B.I. Decision on Clinton
An inspector general report gives President Trump new ammunition to criticize the F.B.I., but it does not fit into his theory that agents conspired to help Hillary Clinton.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

News Analysis: Report Gives Trump an Opening, but Undercuts His Narrative
A 500-page report, the most comprehensive look at the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, reflected a messier reality than the story line promoted by the White House.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

White House Defends Trump's Salute to a North Korean Military Officer
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, described the act as "a common courtesy," but critics said it was an inappropriate gesture that was meant to symbolize respect.

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Jun 14, 2018

House Immigration ‘Compromise' Would Mean Sweeping Changes
A proposed compromise up for a House vote next week would make hard-line changes to the legal immigration system in exchange for protections for young immigrants.

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Jun 14, 2018

House Immigration Bill, Pitched as Compromise, Tilts to a Harder Line
A proposed compromise up for a House vote next week would make hard-line changes to the legal immigration system in exchange for protections for young immigrants.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Facebook's New Political Algorithms Increase Tension With Publishers
The company introduced new policies in response to criticism of its role in the 2016 election, but news outlets say journalism can now be mislabeled political content.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

New York Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation After 2-Year Investigation
The scathingly worded lawsuit seeks to dissolve President Trump's foundation and bar him and his children from nonprofit boards.

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Jun 14, 2018

Trump Expected to List China Tariffs, Potentially Reigniting Trade War
The White House may phase in tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods as the United States tries to continue negotiations.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Democrats Find Vindication, and New Agony, in Report on Comey
Hillary Clinton supporters saw the report on James Comey as proof the F.B.I. wronged her in 2016. "It's disappointing and infuriating," one ally said.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Comey Often Thought He Knew Best. That May Have Hurt the F.B.I.
A Justice Department report that is highly critical of James B. Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation has cast a shadow over his legacy as a top law enforcement official.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Fact Check of the Day: Republicans Misplace Blame for Splitting Families at the Border
The White House and prominent Republicans in Congress cited a 1997 court settlement to justify separating migrant children from parents who illegally enter the United States. But the settlement did not require the government to break up families, and the practice has spurred protests against the Trump administration, a rebuke from the United Nations and a court challenge.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Understanding The Times: How The Times Uses Anonymous Sources
The Times's standards editor explains why we sometimes allow sources to go unnamed.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Bank Regulator, on the Defensive, Endorses an Obama-Era Approach to Fight Discrimination
Pulling back on previous comments, Joseph M. Otting, the comptroller of the currency, said that he does believe that discrimination exists in lending and housing.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Top Agent Said F.B.I. Would Stop Trump From Becoming President
In texts to a colleague, the agent overseeing the Trump investigation repeatedly expressed anti-Trump political views.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Candidate for Georgia Governor Bought Condo From Lobbyist
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the leading Republican in the race, profited off the sale of a high-rise apartment he purchased from a longtime lobbyist.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

The Report on the F.B.I.'s Clinton Investigation Is 500 Pages. Our Experts Broke It Down.
The report faulted the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey for his decision making during the inquiry.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

N.Y. Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation After 2-Year Investigation
The scathingly worded lawsuit seeks to dissolve President Trump's foundation and bar him and his children from nonprofit boards.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Did Comey Cost Clinton the Election? Why We'll Never Know
Evidence from polls in October 2016 remains frustratingly inconclusive.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Comey Cited as ‘Insubordinate,' but Report Finds No Bias in F.B.I. Decision to Clear Clinton
An inspector general report gives President Trump new ammunition to criticize the F.B.I., but it does not fit into his theory that agents conspired to help Hillary Clinton.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Trump Foundation, Accused of Sweeping Violations, Is Sued by New York Attorney General
The scathingly worded lawsuit seeks to dissolve President Trump's foundation and bar him and his children from nonprofit boards.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Comey Cited as Insubordinate, but Report Finds No Bias in F.B.I. Decision to Clear Clinton
An inspector general report gives President Trump new ammunition to criticize the F.B.I., but it does not fit into his theory that agents conspired to help Hillary Clinton.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

The Donald J. Trump Foundation, Explained
Why has President Trump's charity faced years of legal scrutiny? And what does the New York attorney general's lawsuit against it mean?

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

New York Attorney General Accuses Trump Charity of Sweeping Violations
The scathingly worded lawsuit seeks to dissolve President Trump's foundation and bar him and his children from nonprofit boards.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Barring Political Apparel at Polling Places
In a 7-to-2 decision, the court said a Minnesota law did not give voters clear guidance on what T-shirts and buttons were barred.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

N.Y. Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation Over Self-Dealing
The scathingly worded lawsuit seeks to dissolve President Trump's foundation and bar him and his children from nonprofit boards.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Senators Ask White House Economists to Turn Over Tariff Findings
Two senators have asked President Trump's Council of Economic Advisers to turn over an analysis that shows the administration's tariffs would slow economic growth.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

What to Watch For in Today's Report on the F.B.I.'s Clinton Emails Investigation
The report, by the Justice Department's inspector general, is highly anticipated, not least by President Trump.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Pompeo Allays Fears After North Korea Summit
At a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the president's recent comments about North Korea no longer being a nuclear threat were made with "eyes wide open."

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

U.S. Insists Sanctions Will Remain Until North Korea Denuclearizes
"We are going to get the complete denuclearization," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. "Only then will there be relief from sanctions."

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

What to Watch For in Today's Report on the F.B.I.'s Hillary Clinton Investigation
The report, by the Justice Department's inspector general, is highly anticipated, not least by President Trump.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

Republicans in Primaries Absorb Lesson: Cross Trump at Their Peril
After a series of contests in which loyalty to President Trump was a clear litmus test to voters, Republicans are reckoning with his transformation of the party.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

One Way to Get a White House Visit? Have Sean Hannity's Son on Your Team
Patrick Hannity did not have a direct hand in Wake Forest's tennis national championship, but his father's connections offered the team a rare opportunity.

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Jun 14, 2018

One Way to Get a White House Visit? Have Sean Hannity's Son on Your Team.
Patrick Hannity did not have a direct hand in Wake Forest's tennis national championship, but his father's connections offered the team a rare opportunity.

New York Times Politics
Jun 14, 2018

In Name of Free Speech, States Crack Down on Campus Protests
Protests of conservatives speakers at colleges has prompted new policies that penalize disruptions, putting academia on the front lines of the left-right culture wars.

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