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Dec 15, 2017

Court Temporarily Blocks Trump Order Against Contraceptive Coverage
A federal judge in Philadelphia allowed an Obama-era rule, generally requiring employers and insurers to pay for contraceptive costs, to continue.

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

With Rubio, Corker Back on Board, G.O.P. Speeds Ahead With Tax Plan
Senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Bob Corker of Tennessee said they will support the Republican tax bill, moving the legislation closer to passage.

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

Accused of Sexual Harassment, Andrea Ramsey Ends Kansas Congressional Run
Ms. Ramsey, a newcomer to politics, was running to unseat a Republican. She denies that she harassed a male subordinate, as alleged in a 2005 lawsuit.

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

Right and Left React to the F.C.C.'s Vote on Net Neutrality Rules
Writers from across the political spectrum on the vote Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission to dismantle Obama-era rules on net neutrality.

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

Trump Judicial Nominee Attracts Scorn After Flopping in Hearing
The nominee, Matthew S. Petersen, was unable to answer basic legal questions during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

G.O.P. Establishment Declares Open Season on a Weakened Bannon
Roy S. Moore''s loss in Alabama has stirred up fresh worry that Republicans are again descending again into Tea Party-type spasms of self-defeating rage.

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

House Intelligence Panel Is Rushing to Complete Russia Probe
With key interviews shoehorned into next week before the holiday break, the House Intelligence Committee appears to be rushing its Russia probe to an end.

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Dec 15, 2017

Trump Administration Adds Restrictions for Visa-Waiver Countries
Countries whose citizens can visit the United States without a visa must step up their information sharing and put in effect other security measurements, American officials said.

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Dec 15, 2017

With Concession to Rubio on Child Credit, G.O.P. Is Set to Release Compromise Tax Plan
Republican lawmakers have agreed to expand the child care tax credit so that it benefits more low-income Americans, a move intended to win back the support of Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

Trump's Judicial Nominee Stumbles When Asked About Law
Matthew S. Petersen, a U.S. District Court judge nominee, failed to answer several questions about the law when asked by Senator John Kennedy at a hearing.

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

DeVos Delays Rule on Racial Disparities in Special Education
The Education Department delayed an Obama-era regulation pressing school districts to address the disproportionate number of minorities in special education.

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

President Trump Escalates Criticism of F.B.I. Role in Russia Inquiry
President Trump stepped up his criticism of some F.B.I. agents helping to investigate possible Russian involvement in his campaign, calling it a 'very sad thing to watch.'

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

With Billions at Stake in Tax Debate, Lobbyists Played Hardball
The rapid pace of the tax bill moving through Congress left lobbyists with little time and few lawmakers to press for changes in the $1.5 trillion overhaul.

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

Labor Board Reverses Ruling That Helped Workers Fight Chains
Newly under Republican control, the National Labor Relations Board changed the standard for holding a company responsible for a franchisee''s practices.

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

Once Unthinkable, Now Possible: Senate Looks Like a Tossup in 2018
Alabama''s surprising result gives Democrats a plausible path to take control.

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

Skepticism as U.S. Accuses Iran of U.N. Arms Violation
American officials showcased weapons thought to be used by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen but failed to show how they proved Iran violated an international agreement.

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

U.S. Accuses Iran of U.N. Violation, but Evidence Falls Short
American officials showcased weapons thought to be used by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen but failed to show how they proved Iran violated an international agreement.

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

Republican Tax Bill Faces New Uncertainty Ahead of Expected Vote
As Republicans sprinted to get their bill across the finish line, they faced a new round of questions about whether they could generate enough support to pass the legislation.

New York Times Politics
Dec 15, 2017

Labor Board Reverses Ruling That Helped Unions Fight Chains
Newly under Republican control, the National Labor Relations Board changed the standard for holding a company responsible for a franchisee''s practices.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

On Washington: With New Focus on Sexual Misconduct, Democrats Take Aim at Trump
After purging some from their ranks, Democrats intensify a push to investigate the president over accusations of harassment and abuse.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Fox-Disney Deal Gives Rupert Murdoch His King Lear Moment
As he prepares to sell off much of 21st Century Fox, the 86-year-old magnate is testing the ties that bind the family-run fief.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Bulletin Board: NYT Needle Returns to the Spotlight. The Internet Notices.
New York Times editors explain how our election needle came to be and why we''re all fixated on it.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Once Unthinkable, Senate Looks Like a Tossup in 2018
Alabama''s surprising result gives Democrats a plausible path to take control.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Trump Says His Regulatory Rollback Already Is the ‘Most Far-Reaching'
President Trump, showcasing his accomplishments near the end of his first year, said that for every new regulation, his administration has killed 22.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Republicans Hunt for Ways to Pay for Tax Cuts
Republican Senator Marco Rubio said he won''t vote for the tax cut without an expanded child tax credit as lawmakers look for ways to pay for the merged version of the House and Senate bills.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

‘Are You Normal?' Putin Asks U.S. Congress in Annual News Gathering
As much circus as news conference, the event provided the Russian president with a platform to bolster his campaign and to attack the United States.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Republicans Prepare for Final Rollout of Tax Bill
As Republicans prepared to roll out their final $1.5 trillion tax plan questions continued to loom about how the last-minute changes would be paid for.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Blake Farenthold, Texas Congressman Accused of Sexual Harassment, Will Not Run Again
Representative Blake Farenthold, who settled a sexual harassment claim for $84,000, is the subject of an Ethics Committee investigation and will not run again.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Thousands of Interior Dept. Employees Report Harassment and Intimidation at Work
About 30,000 employees took an Interior Department survey, and 35 percent said they were mistreated, the agency said in results released Thursday.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

His Plans Gone Awry, Rupert Murdoch Divides His Spoils
As he prepares to sell off much of 21st Century Fox, the 86-year-old magnate is having his King Lear moment.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Rupert Murdoch Is Having His King Lear Moment
As he prepares to sell off much of 21st Century Fox, the 86-year-old magnate is testing the ties that bind the family-run fief.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Last-Ditch Effort to Sway Senator on Tax Bill Involves Personal Pleas
Progressive activists met with Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, in a bid to persuade her to vote against the $1.5 trillion tax bill.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Trump's E.P.A. Chemical Safety Nominee Withdraws
The nominee, Michael L. Dourson, had faced criticism on several fronts for his ties to the chemical industry.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

News Analysis: For Trump, a Moment of Defeat but Maybe Not Recalibration
President Trump, never one to accept blame, said the Democratic upset in Alabama proved he was right all along, and he gave little indication that he would shift course.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Voices From Alabama: Black Women Who Voted for Doug Jones
Exit polling shows 98 percent of female African-American voters supported Doug Jones in the Senate election in Alabama. We spoke to some of them to learn what was so important to them in this election.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Fed Predicts Modest Economic Growth From Tax Cut
The Federal Reserve continued to slowly increase interest rates, and it said the tax bill was unlikely to increase its pace of doing so.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Joe Biden Comforts Meghan McCain in Heartfelt Exchange on ‘The View'
'One of the things that gave Beau courage, my word, was John,' Mr. Biden told a tearful Ms. McCain. Her father, John McCain, has the same form of cancer that killed his son Beau.

New York Times Politics
Dec 14, 2017

Fact Check: Trump's Revisionist History of His Role in Alabama Race
President Trump said he had always predicted Roy Moore''s loss in Alabama — despite campaigning for him and claiming 'he''s going to do very well.'

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Justice Dept. Official Defends Mueller as Republicans Try to Discredit Him
Republicans, including party mainstays, as well as the president''s lawyers are undermining the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, as his probe gathers speed.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Strong Demand for Health Insurance as Deadline Looms
Nearly 4.7 million people have signed up for health insurance despite cutbacks in federal efforts to promote enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Republican Tax Bill in Final Sprint Across Finish Line
House and Senate negotiators reach agreement, appear on track to send bill to President Trump by Christmas.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

For McConnell, Alabama Senate Loss Is Bad News and Good News
Throughout the Capitol on Wednesday, Republicans seemed resigned to the results of a Senate race in which they knew there would be no good outcome.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Vera Katz, Mayor Who Oversaw Portland's Flowering, Dies at 84
A feminist force and lawmaker in Oregon, she served three terms in Portland as it grew into a liberal bastion of visionary urban planning.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Republicans Tax Bill in Final Sprint Across Finish Line
House and Senate negotiators reach agreement, appear on track to send bill to President Trump by Christmas

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Republicans' Tax Bill Nears the Finish Line
A public hearing of the conference committee on Wednesday will be largely a show given that Republican lawmakers have a deal on a consensus $1.5 trillion tax bill.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Doug Jones: From Prosecuting K.K.K. Members to the Senate
Senator-Elect Doug Jones of Alabama made a name for himself prosecuting two Ku Klux Klan members for a church bombing that killed four black girls in 1963. Now, he will become a member of the U.S. Senate.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

White House Corrects Tillerson on Whether U.S. Will Talk to North Korea
It was only the latest example of a public rift between the president and his chief diplomat over North Korea.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Fed Raises Interest Rates as Focus Turns to 2018
The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate by a quarter-point and issued a new economic forecast. The Fed did not deviate from its 2018 interest rate or inflation outlook.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Schumer Files Police Report After Fraudulent Document Emerges
A document that looks like a court filing suggests Senator Chuck Schumer harassed a staff member, but the staff member said any such claims are false.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Why Turnout Shifts in Alabama Bode Well for Democrats
Turnout of black voters surged, and Trump''s less educated version of the Republican coalition has eroded a traditional G.O.P. edge.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

News Analysis: Trump: ‘I Said Roy Moore Will Not Be Able to Win' in Alabama
President Trump, never one to accept blame, may look for a scapegoat for his failure to lift Mr. Moore to victory in Alabama.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Democrats to McConnell: ‘Hit Pause' on Tax Vote Until Jones Arrives
Buoyed by their upset victory in the Alabama Senate Race, Democrats are calling for a delay on the tax vote until Senator-Elect Doug Jones is sworn in.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Right and Left React to Roy Moore's Defeat in Alabama
Writers from across the political spectrum on the victory of Doug Jones and the defeat of Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

The Year in Stuff
What a long, strange year it has been. Here are the pieces that defined it: what we wore, we carried, wanted, feared and waited for.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Republicans Say They Have a Deal on Tax Bill
House and Senate negotiators reach agreement, appear on track to send bill to President Trump by Christmas

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Democrats: McConnell Must ‘Hit the Pause Button' on Tax Vote
Buoyed by their upset victory in the Alabama Senate Race, Democrats are calling for a delay on the tax vote until Senator-Elect Doug Jones is sworn in.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

4 Takeaways From Doug Jones's Alabama Victory
The defeat of Roy S. Moore, the Republican, in Alabama''s Senate election contains some worrying signs for the party as it heads into the 2018 midterms.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Republicans' Tax Bill Nearing the Finish Line
A public hearing of the conference committee on Wednesday will be largely a show given that Republican lawmakers are close to a final deal on the $1.5 trillion tax bill.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

You Don't Need to Take an Oath on a Bible, or Any Religious Text
A spokesman for Roy Moore, explaining why his candidate believed Muslims should not serve in Congress, said politicians must be sworn in on a Bible. He was wrong.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Omarosa Manigault Newman to Leave White House Job Next Month
Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned 'to pursue other opportunities,' the White House press secretary said.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Trump: ‘I Said Roy Moore Will Not Be Able to Win' in Alabama
President Trump, never one to accept blame, may look for a scapegoat for his failure to lift Mr. Moore to victory in Alabama.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Text Messages in Hand, Republicans Plan to Accuse Justice Department of Bias
A chorus of Republicans, including some party mainstays, are questioning the impartiality of the Justice Department and F.B.I. to discredit the Trump investigation.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

The Fed and Interest Rates: What to Watch For Today
The Federal Reserve is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate by a quarter point, and to issue a new economic forecast.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Key Takeaways From Doug Jones's Alabama Victory
The defeat of Roy S. Moore, the Republican, in Alabama''s Senate election contains some worrying signs for the party as it heads into the 2018 midterms.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Doug Jones Tops Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race
Doug Jones addressed supporters Tuesday night after a major upset over Roy S. Moore, the scandal-plagued former judge, in Alabama''s heated Senate race.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Doug Jones Wins in Alabama: ‘We Have Come So Far'
Doug Jones addressed supporters Tuesday night after a major upset over Roy S. Moore, the scandal-plagued former judge, in Alabama''s heated Senate race.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Roy Moore Addresses Supporters and Doesn't Concede
Mr. Moore, the scandal-plagued Republican candidate, lost to Doug Jones in Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday. But he didn't concede a race that he said was still too close to call.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Video and Full Transcript: Roy Moore, Refusing to Concede, Addresses Supporters on Election Night
Roy S. Moore, the Republican candidate in the Senate race in Alabama, addressed his supporters on Tuesday night after the election was called for his opponent, Doug Jones.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Video and Full Transcript: Doug Jones Speaks After Winning Alabama Senate Race
Doug Jones addressed the crowd in Birmingham, Ala., after beating Roy S. Moore in a special election for the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Full Transcript: Doug Jones Speaks After Winning Alabama Senate Race
Doug Jones addressed the crowd in Birmingham, Ala., after beating Roy S. Moore in a special election for the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race
Doug Jones, a former prosecutor, defeated scandal-scarred Roy S. Moore for the Senate seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Trump's Combative Denials Again Draw Him Into the Sexual Harassment Debate
In denying again the accusations against him and deriding Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the president ensured that the issue would gain added energy and prominence.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Alabama Senate Race Between Roy Moore and Doug Jones Carries National Implications
Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2017

Republicans, Closing In on Final Tax Bill, Aim for a Vote Next Week
In a frenzy of last-minute negotiations, Republicans drew closer to a 21 percent corporate tax rate and a top individual rate of 37 percent.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Tillerson Says Embassy in Jerusalem Is at Least Three Years Away
On Tuesday, Rex W. Tillerson discussed the future of the embassy in a speech at the State Department and then took questions from department employees.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Republicans Near Agreement on Higher Corporate Tax Rate and Lower Rate on Wealthiest
In a frenzy of last-minute negotiations, Republicans drew closer to a 21 percent corporate tax rate and a top individual rate of 37 percent.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Alabama Senate Race: Moore and Jones Vote Amid Reports of Confusion at Polls
Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Alabama Senate Race: Doug Jones and Roy Moore Vote as Contest Ends With More Controversy
Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Trump Says Gillibrand ‘Would Do Anything' for Campaign Donations
President Trump suggested that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a leading voice against sexual harassment, 'would do anything' for campaign donations.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Many G.O.P. Blunders Put Seat at Risk, Even Before Scandal
Republicans made a lengthy list of errors, giving Democrats an opening well before Roy Moore was accused of sexual misbehavior.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Alabama Senate Race: Roy Moore and Doug Jones Vote as Contest Ends With More Controversy
Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Republicans Nearing Agreement on Final Tax Bill
Senator John Cornyn said a deal to reconcile the House and Senate tax bills could be reached on Tuesday.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Trump Attacks Gillibrand and Blames Democrats for Women's Allegations
President Trump suggested that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a leading voice against sexual harassment, 'would do anything' for campaign donations.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Alabama Senate Race Between Roy Moore and Doug Jones Ends With More Controversy
Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Trump Attacks Gillibrand and Blames Democrats for Women's Allegations Against Him
President Trump suggested that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a leading voice against sexual harassment, 'would do anything' for campaign donations.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Trump Blames Democrats for ‘False Accusations' From Women
'Unable to show any collusion with Russia,' the president says, and accuses Democrats of fabricating stories of sexual misconduct.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Alabama Senate Race Ends Fittingly: With More Controversy
Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Talk of Trump Visit Tests U.K.'s ‘Special Relationship'
The American ambassador in London said he hoped a planned trip by President Trump would go ahead despite vocal opposition.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Why No One Knows What Will Happen in Alabama
Today''s special election is forcing pollsters to confront just about every major challenge in survey research.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

New Higher Education Bill Rolls Back Obama-Era Safeguards
A House rewrite of the law governing higher education would dismantle several regulations imposed by the Obama administration to control for-profit colleges.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Alabama Senate Race: Four Things to Watch
Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Economic Scene: Tax Plan's Biggest Cuts Could Be in Living Standards
Cutting taxes is mostly an exercise in slicing the economic pie a different way, not making it bigger, with gains for a few offset by losses for many.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Fingerprints of Russian Disinformation: From AIDS to Fake News
In the 1980s, the Soviets peddled 'bum dope about AIDS' around the world. Moscow''s tactics haven''t changed much in the years since.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Right and Left React to the Alabama Senate Candidacy of Roy Moore
Writers from across the political spectrum on the contentious Senate race in Alabama.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Trump Announces That the Moon Is Astronauts' Next Destination
The presidential directive called for partnership with other nations and commercial companies but did not offer details about schedule or cost.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Tawdry Tales Depict a Texas Congressman's Frat House on the Hill
Representative Blake Farenthold, the subject of an ethics investigation, set the tone for off-color jokes and inappropriate banter, legal documents and interviews with former aides suggest.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Texas Congressman Runs What Former Aides Call a Hostile Workplace
Representative Blake Farenthold, the subject of an ethics investigation, set the tone for off-color jokes and inappropriate banter, legal documents and interviews with former aides suggest.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Trump Escalates His Criticism of the News Media, Fueling National Debate
President Trump has issued broadsides against major news outlets, as reporting errors provide ammunition for his case that he is being persecuted.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

Texas Congressman Runs What Aides Call a Hostile Workplace
Representative Blake Farenthold, the subject of an ethics investigation, set the tone for off-color jokes and inappropriate banter, legal documents and interviews with former aides suggest.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2017

White House Memo: A Campaign Memoir That Shows Trump, at Least Partly, as He Is
For the first time, some former Trump aides put their name to describing the president''s habits.

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