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New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2018

The Oil Industry's Covert Campaign to Rewrite American Car Emissions Rules
Energy giants and conservative groups have been aggressively pushing Trump's rollback of fuel efficiency rules for automobiles, a Times investigation found.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2018

On Washington: It Took Quite a Push, but McConnell Finally Allows Criminal Justice Vote
The Republican leader resisted a criminal justice debate for years, but he relented under an immense show of support for the legislation.

New York Times Politics
Dec 13, 2018

On Politics: Tabloid Company Agrees to Cooperate in Trump Hush-Money Inquiry
Prosecutors took a big step in their inquiry into payouts made to two women ahead of the 2016 election, saying that The National Enquirer's parent company was cooperating.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Tabloid Publisher's Deal in Hush-Money Inquiry Adds to Trump's Danger
Prosecutors took a major step forward in their case that payouts to two women before the 2016 election violated campaign finance laws.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Pelosi and Dissident Democrats Reach Deal to Limit Her Speakership to 4 Years
The agreement, which if adopted by House Democrats would also bind the party's other two top leaders, almost certainly clears the way for Nancy Pelosi to be elected speaker next month.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Troubled by Lapses, Government's Voice to the World Braces for New Trump Management
The agency that oversees Voice of America and other government broadcasting has endured a series of recent scandals. Soon, a Trump appointee will take over.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

News Analysis: Trump's Intervention in Huawei Case Would Be Legal, but Bad Precedent, Experts Say
Experts agreed that the president could order the government to drop charges against the Chinese telecom executive Meng Wanzhou, but, one said, "it takes the term ‘transactional' to a new level."

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

A Weakened China Tries a Different Approach With the U.S.: Treading Lightly
Hobbled by a slowing economy, the Chinese government has opted for a measured response to the arrest of a Huawei executive.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

SpaceX May Be New Barrier for Trump's Border Wall
A planned stretch of wall in Texas may be the first to be built under President Trump. It's likely to be opposed by landowners, including a wildlife refuge — and possibly SpaceX.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

What Pelosi Has Promised to Win Speaker Votes
The next speaker will be elected on Jan. 3. To muster enough support, Nancy Pelosi is striking deals with members of her caucus. Here are some of those bargains.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Negotiators Strike Deal to Tighten Sexual Harassment Rules on Capitol Hill
House and Senate negotiators, after months of talks, reached a deal to change and toughen the arcane rules governing sexual misconduct claims on Capitol Hill.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Pelosi Reaches Deal With Dissident Democrats on Term Limits for Speaker
The agreement, which would bind her to a four-term limit, most likely clears the way for Nancy Pelosi to reclaim the House speakership.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

North Carolina Legislature Calls for New Primary if New Election Is Held in Disputed District
Republicans in the state passed legislation that could allow them to choose a new candidate if a new election is held in the Ninth Congressional District.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Prosecutors Announce Deal With Tabloid Company in Trump Hush-Money Inquiry
The deal was a major step for prosecutors building a case that payouts to two women before the 2016 election violated campaign finance laws.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

State Police Investigating Abuse at Celebrated Louisiana School
New allegations have arisen since The New York Times detailed physical and emotional abuse at T.M. Landry, a school celebrated for landing black students in elite colleges.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

On the Runway: Nancy Pelosi's Coat Catches Fire
It's the boldest piece of political outerwear since, you know, that other coat.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Tom Steyer Seeks Aides for Possible 2020 Run — in Anonymous LinkedIn Ad
The Democratic billionaire who has led a campaign for the impeachment of President Trump takes a novel approach to finding potential staff members.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Julián Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Takes Step Toward a Presidential Run
The former housing secretary in the Obama administration and the former mayor of San Antonio announced he was forming a presidential exploratory committee.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

A Chinese Tycoon Sought Power and Influence. Washington Responded.
Ye Jianming courted the Biden family and networked with former United States security officials. Today, his empire is crashing down in court.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

While Working for Trump, Giuliani Courts Business Abroad
Ethics experts say Rudolph W. Giuliani risks blurring lines by seeking contracts with foreign governments even as he remains President Trump's personal lawyer.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Cohen Leaves Court After Sentencing
Michael Cohen, President Trump's former longtime lawyer, was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a hush-money scandal.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Amazon Hires Lobbyists for N.Y. Site and Tries to Fend Off Ocasio-Cortez's Supporters
The corporate giant has hired well-connected lobbyists to convince lawmakers and residents of the benefits of its new hub in Long Island City.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Pelosi Nears Deal With Dissident Democrats to Limit Her Speakership to 4 Years
The agreement would most likely seal the votes Nancy Pelosi needs for the House gavel but limiting the power of her team.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

On Washington: Playing by His Own Rules, Trump Flips the Shutdown Script
The two parties typically try to avoid getting blamed for a government shutdown. President Trump says he's happy to own one over a border wall

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

North Carolina Fraud Scandal Casts Shadow Over the Primary, Too
As state officials look into suspicious voting in a general election House race, they are also examining this year's Republican primary for signs of fraud.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

State Courts Become Battleground Over Trump's Sanctuary Cities Policy
Lawyers for immigrants have started to convince judges that state laws prohibit local law enforcement from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

Trump to Steer More Money to ‘Opportunity Zones'
A planned executive order is the administration's latest attempt to turn a provision from the sweeping 2017 tax law into a major effort to combat poverty.

New York Times Politics
Dec 12, 2018

On Politics: Trump Threatens Shutdown Over Funding for Border Wall
In a combative appearance with Democratic congressional leaders, President Trump said that he would be "proud to shut down the government for border security."

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Michael Flynn Asks Judge for Leniency for Lying to F.B.I.
President Trump's former national security adviser will be sentenced next week after admitting he lied to the F.B.I. when he was questioned in the Russia investigation.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Amazon Hires Lobbyists for N.Y. Site and Tries to Fend Off Ocasio-Cortez
The corporate giant has hired well-connected lobbyists to convince lawmakers and residents of the benefits of its new hub in Long Island City.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Amazon Hires Lobbyists for N.Y. Site, Tries to Fend Off Ocasio-Cortez
The corporate giant has hired well-connected lobbyists to convince lawmakers and residents of the benefits of its new hub in Long Island City.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing
The Trump administration is expected to indict hackers and roll out import restrictions out of concern that Beijing will not easily change its trade, cyber and economic practices.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Trump in ‘No Rush' to Fill Chief of Staff Job
The extended timeline is the latest sign of how the president was surprised when his top candidate, Nick Ayers, would not agree to the terms of the job the president requested.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Stormy Daniels Ordered to Pay Trump $293,000 in Legal Fees
The order is connected to a defamation suit Ms. Daniels filed against President Trump last spring. A judge dismissed it in October.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

After Possible Data Leak, North Carolina Edges Closer to a New Election
Amid reports that officials had leaked absentee vote totals days before the election, the state G.O.P. chairman said that a new election may be necessary.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Senate, Rejecting Curbs on Food Stamps, Passes Compromise Farm Bill
Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved an $867 billion bill that ditched new work requirements for food stamps that had been embraced by the House and president.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Fact Check of the Day: Trump Makes Misleading Border Wall Claims Before and After Meeting With Democrats
The wall is the biggest sticking point between the president and Democrats. President Trump wants funding for it in spending bills that must pass to avert a government shutdown.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Senate Confirms Treasury Tax Law Architect as Deputy Secretary
Justin Muzinich, a former Wall Street banker, joins the top ranks of President Trump's economic team.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Pelosi Challenges Trump to Have an ‘Evidence-Based Conversation'
Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, pushed back against President Trump during an argument in front of reporters over his demand to build a border wall and threat to shut down the government.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Pelosi vs. Trump: ‘Don't Characterize the Strength That I Bring,' She Says
In the Oval Office, the likely new speaker takes on a president who is rarely challenged to his face in public, especially by a woman.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Possible Leak of Voter Data Adds to Concerns in Disputed North Carolina Election
Amid reports that officials had leaked absentee vote totals days before the election, the state G.O.P. chairman said that a new election may be necessary.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Pelosi v. Trump: ‘Don't Characterize the Strength That I Bring,' She Says
In the Oval Office, the likely new speaker takes on a president who is rarely challenged to his face in public, especially by a woman.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Trump's Judicial Nominees Take Heat but Largely Keep Marching Through Senate
Some have been deemed unqualified by the American Bar Association, and others have proved racially divisive, but that hasn't necessarily stopped them from reaching the bench.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

2020 Democrats Face a Vexing Issue: Big Money From the Rich
While Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders would likely disavow super PACs, candidates from donor-rich states like New York and California would face a vexing choice and risk alienating liberals.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Trump Threatens Shutdown in Combative Appearance With Democrats
After a combative news conference, Senator Chuck Schumer says Mr. Trump had a "temper tantrum" and made clear the president wanted a shutdown.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

5 Takeaways From Trump's Meeting With Pelosi and Schumer
What was billed as a photo opportunity quickly turned into a heated confrontation between President Trump and the Democratic leaders of Congress, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Deadly Crash Highlights Concerns of Misconduct by U.S. Troops in Africa
The U.S. military is investigating whether a vehicle crash that killed a French soldier in Niger was the result of drunken driving. An American Green Beret was driving.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Trump Administration to Step Up Pressure on China
The administration is preparing a weeklong campaign aimed at pressuring Beijing to change its economic policies.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Russia Wants to Extend U.S. Space Partnership. Or It Could Turn to China.
Moscow argues that it has much to offer, but analysts say it is short of cash. In any event, Washington is already planning an American-led lunar station.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Trump Battles Pelosi and Schumer Over Wall Funding and a Government Shutdown
After a combative news conference, Senator Chuck Schumer says Mr. Trump had a "temper tantrum" and made clear he wanted a shutdown.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Trump Vows to Shut Down Government if Border Wall Is Not Funded
After a combative news conference, Senator Chuck Schumer says Mr. Trump had a "temper tantrum" and made clear he wanted a shutdown.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Trump Claims Progress With China as Negotiators Talk Trade
A telephone call between top negotiators comes despite concern over the arrest of an executive from the Chinese company Huawei.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Time Names Person of the Year for 2018: Jamal Khashoggi and Other Journalists
The honorees, called "the guardians of truth," included the staff of the Capital Gazette newspapers in Maryland, two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, and a journalist in the Philippines.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Criminal Justice Bill Will Go Up for a Vote, McConnell Says
Senator Mitch McConnell said the Senate would vote on a bill rewriting prison and sentencing laws before the end of the year, a potential bipartisan policy achievement for President Trump.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Fact Check of the Day: Trump Makes Misleading Border Wall Claims Before Meeting With Democrats
The wall is the biggest sticking point between the president and Democrats. Mr. Trump wants funding for it in spending bills that must pass to avert a government shutdown.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Ahead of ‘Chuck and Nancy' Meeting, Trump Softens Wall Stance
President Trump said on Tuesday that he could build his border wall without Democratic support, suggesting he no longer wants a government shutdown.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi, Among Other Journalists, Named Time's Person of the Year for 2018
The honorees, called "the guardians of truth," included the staff of the Capital Gazette newspapers in Maryland, two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, and a journalist in the Philippines.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

Potent Weapon or Poison Pill? Super PACs Pose Quandary for 2020 Democrats
While Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders would likely disavow super PACs, candidates from donor-rich states like New York and California would face a vexing choice and risk alienating liberals.

New York Times Politics
Dec 11, 2018

On Politics: Midwest Republicans Fear Losing a Gerrymandered Advantage
Republicans lost four key governorships in the Midwest. Now conservative lawmakers fear the new Democratic governors will alter their gerrymandered maps.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

Targets of U.S. Sanctions Hire Lobbyists With Trump Ties to Seek Relief
Representing clients who face penalties from Washington is a lucrative new niche, especially for lobbyists who have links to the president or his administration.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

Maria Butina, Russian Accused of Spying, Enters Plea Deal; Court Papers Backpedal on Sex Claims
Ms. Butina will plead guilty to conspiring to act as a foreign agent. The case drew headlines with accusations that she used sex as spycraft as she tried to influence Republicans.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

‘A Simple Private Transaction': Trump Lays Out a Defense in a Campaign-Finance Case
After prosecutors essentially named President Trump an unindicted co-conspirator with Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump insisted that payments to two women were not election-related spending.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

After Ayers Turns Down Chief of Staff Job, Trump Is Left Without a Plan B
Finding a replacement for the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, is in many ways just the latest staffing snare in a White House that has struggled to fill even low-ranking jobs.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

Trump Prepares to Unveil a Vast Reworking of Clean Water Protections
The proposed new rule would chip away at wetlands safeguards put in place during the administration of President George H.W. Bush.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

MS-13, Trump and America's Stake in El Salvador's Gang War
U.S. investment is guiding the fight to contain the violence in El Salvador, even as President Trump hurls insults and threatens to walk away.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

Maria Butina, Russian Accused of Trying to Influence Conservatives, Will Plead Guilty
The plea deal closes a case that drew headlines with accusations that Maria Butina used sex as spycraft as she tried to influence prominent Republicans.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

With Power Grabs in the Midwest, G.O.P. Risks a 2020 Backlash
Republican efforts to constrain incoming Democrats could hurt the party's image with moderates in a region President Trump considers crucial for his re-election effort.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Why Can't Trump Find a Chief of Staff? Ask His Family
In the On Politics newsletter, why it's hard to give away the most coveted job in Washington these days; plus, a look at how much money was spent on the midterms.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

Trump May Choose Critic of Fannie and Freddie to Lead Agency Overseeing Them
The appointment of Mark Calabria, who is Vice President Mike Pence's chief economist, to run the Federal Housing Finance Agency would come at a sensitive moment for the United States housing market.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

Newsbook: President Trump Seeks New Chief of Staff. 3 Books Show Why His Next Pick Matters.
From Nixon's White House to Obama's, these books highlight presidential right-hand men and their outsize power.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

Asylum Claims Jump Despite Trump's Attempt to Limit Immigration
The number of asylum seekers citing a credible fear of being targeted because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinions or social group rose by nearly 70 percent from 2017.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

A Conflicted War: MS-13, Trump and America's Stake in El Salvador's Security
U.S. investment is guiding the fight to contain the violence in El Salvador, even as President Trump hurls insults and threatens to walk away.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

Trump Team Pushes Fossil Fuels at Climate Talks. Protests Erupt, but Allies Emerge, Too.
While the official United States stance brought scorn from environmentalists, there are signs that the administration is picking up some powerful allies.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

Behind G.O.P. Power Play in Midwest: Fear of Losing a Gerrymandered Advantage
The party, which lost four key governorships in the Midwest, depends on its gerrymandered districts in the region for a trove of seats in Congress and legislatures.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

Republicans and Democrats Unite on at Least One Issue: Oversight of the V.A.
Republicans are joining Democrats in a vigorous examination of Department of Veterans Affairs failings, a rare area of bipartisan oversight on Capitol Hill.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

Supreme Court Won't Hear Planned Parenthood Cases, and 3 Court Conservatives Aren't Happy
Three conservatives said the court was wrong to duck cases with "some tenuous connection to a politically fraught issue."

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

Maria Butina, Russian Accused of Trying to Influence Conservatives, Poised to Plead Guilty
A plea deal would close a case that drew headlines with allegations that Maria Butina used sex as spycraft as she tried to influence prominent Republicans.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

Sidebar: The Stories Behind the Supreme Court's Class Photos
For 150 years, the justices have sat, not always happily, for an extraordinary series of group portraits

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

Working to Ensure the ‘Year of the Woman' Is More Than Just One Year
Women ran and won in record numbers this year, but the ultimate goal, activists say, is to achieve parity with men in Congress.

New York Times Politics
Dec 10, 2018

On Politics: The Race to Avert a Shutdown
The deepest impasse between President Trump and congressional leaders is over his demand for a border wall, which Democrats have refused to accept.

New York Times Politics
Dec 09, 2018

Shutdown Looms and Priorities Stack Up as Congress Races Toward Session's End
The largest impasse in a must-pass spending package is funding for President Trump's wall, but lawmakers are looking at rolling in an array of other legislation.

New York Times Politics
Dec 09, 2018

News Analysis: Why N.Y. Lawmakers Think They Deserve a $50,000 Raise
A special committee has recommended a $50,000 raise by 2021, coupled with a cap on outside income.

New York Times Politics
Dec 09, 2018

Mediator: Trump's Tawdry Tabloid Sagas Reveal Weightier Themes
In taking on Michael Cohen, federal prosecutors find unexpected meaning in the scandals involving Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.

New York Times Politics
Dec 09, 2018

News Analysis: Albany Lawmakers May Get Their First Raise in 20 Years. Do They Deserve One?
A special committee has recommended a $50,000 raise by 2021, coupled with a cap on outside income.

New York Times Politics
Dec 09, 2018

Tijuana Dispatch: Life in Tijuana Means Negotiating ‘La Línea,' an Always Present Wall
Daily life in Tijuana, Mexico, is defined less by the border wall as an impenetrable obstacle than by the ebb and flow of movement across it.

New York Times Politics
Dec 09, 2018

Highlights of Comey Testimony: He Likes Mueller, but They're Not Best Friends
A transcript of the remarks of James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, before two House committees on Friday was released. We break it down.

New York Times Politics
Dec 09, 2018

Nick Ayers, Aide to Pence, Declines Offer to Be Trump's Chief of Staff
The decision leaves it unclear who will take the top West Wing job as President Trump confronts the fight of his political life, with Democrats newly empowered and the special counsel moving closer to him.

New York Times Politics
Dec 09, 2018

A Cold War Arms Treaty Is Unraveling. But the Problem Is Much Bigger.
Instead of trying to renegotiate the I.N.F. treaty to embrace countries like China that now have the weapons covered by the accord, the United States wants to build up its forces to counter Beijing.

New York Times Politics
Dec 09, 2018

Albany Lawmakers May Get Their First Raise in 20 Years. Do They Deserve One?
A special committee has recommended a $50,000 raise by 2021, coupled with a cap on outside income.

New York Times Politics
Dec 09, 2018

Beto O'Rourke Emerges as the Wild Card of the 2020 Campaign-in-Waiting
Advisers to prospective Democratic candidates say Mr. O'Rourke would be a threat, given his success with small donors, his charismatic message and his popularity with parts of the Obama coalition.

New York Times Politics
Dec 09, 2018

Tijuana Dispatch: Life in Tijuana Means Negotiating ‘La Linea,' an Always Present Wall
Daily life in Tijuana, Mexico, is defined less by the border wall as an impenetrable obstacle than by the ebb and flow of movement across it.

New York Times Politics
Dec 09, 2018

Prosecutors Effectively Accuse Trump of Defrauding Voters. What Does It Mean?
President Trump's lawyer minimized the importance of any potential campaign finance violations, but Democrats said they could potentially lead to impeachment.

New York Times Politics
Dec 08, 2018

Prosecutors' Narrative Is Clear: Trump Defrauded Voters. But What Does It Mean?
President Trump's lawyer minimized the importance of any potential campaign finance violations, but Democrats said they could potentially lead to impeachment.

New York Times Politics
Dec 08, 2018

John Kelly to Step Down as Trump, Facing New Perils, Shakes Up Staff
The departure of John F. Kelly leaves the president with an ever-shrinking team of close advisers as he begins to navigate the new power structure on Capitol Hill.

New York Times Politics
Dec 08, 2018

Cory Booker Dips a Toe Into New Hampshire as 2020 Decision Nears
"He's the best friend New Hampshire Democrats had in 2018," the chairman of the state Democratic Party said of Mr. Booker, the New Jersey senator who helped raise money for candidates there.

New York Times Politics
Dec 08, 2018

These Are the Generals Who've Left the White House
President Trump appointed more generals to senior positions than any other modern president. But with John Kelly's resignation, only one general remains. Here's what happened.

New York Times Politics
Dec 08, 2018

North Carolina's ‘Guru of Elections': Can-Do Operator Who May Have Done Too Much
L. McCrae Dowless ran an operation that, despite his checkered past, drew little scrutiny — until he ended up in the middle of an election marred by fraud charges

New York Times Politics
Dec 08, 2018

John Kelly, Trump's Chief of Staff, to Leave White House
The departure of John F. Kelly leaves the president with an ever-shrinking team of close advisers as he begins to navigate the new power structure on Capitol Hill.

New York Times Politics
Dec 08, 2018

The Wooing of Jared Kushner: How the Saudis Got a Friend in the White House
The crown prince of Saudi Arabia cultivated Mr. Kushner's friendship. The benefits to the U.S. are uncertain but it has paid off well for the Saudis.

New York Times Politics
Dec 08, 2018

On Politics: The Biggest Stories of the Week
It's been a busy week in American politics. Here are some of the stories you might have missed.

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