Trump’s Freewheeling and Fact-Free Cabinet Meeting

“I’d love him to be a team player, possibly he won’t be,” Mr. Trump said..

Five Ways Elizabeth Warren (and Other 2020 Hopefuls) Will Campaign When There’s No Campaign Yet

Policy rollouts Candidates must also use the coming year to introduce and differentiate themselves on.

On Politics: Elizabeth Warren Is Running for President

Good Tuesday morning and Happy New Year. Here are some of the stories making news.

Trump to Allow Months for Troop Withdrawal in Syria, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — President Trump has agreed to give the military about four months to withdraw.

Obamacare, Ruled Invalid by Federal Judge, Will Remain in Effect During Appeal

The federal judge in Texas, who ruled this month that the entire Affordable Care Act.

Trump Blames Democrats Over Deaths of Migrant Children in U.S. Custody

Mr. Trump has since sought to blame Democrats for the shutdown, remaining in the White.

Deciphering the Patterns in Trump’s Falsehoods

President Trump has a well-documented problem telling the truth. Fact checkers have compiled lists of.

Barack Obama’s Favorite Book of 2018 Was ‘Becoming.’ Here’s What Else He Liked.

Former President Barack Obama on Friday shared some of the books, movies and music he.

Trump Iraq Visit Is Called a Political Rally

WASHINGTON — During his surprise visit to American troops in Iraq and Germany this week,.

LinkedIn Co-Founder Apologizes for Deception in Alabama Senate Race

Reid Hoffman, the tech billionaire whose money was spent on Russian-style social media deception in.

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With Outsize Influence, Black Voters Are Ready to Make Themselves Heard

Other overtures were made in private. Mr. O’Rourke has held calls with the Rev. Al.

In Latest Shutdown, Some Lawmakers See a Diminished Congress

WASHINGTON — As the third government shutdown of the Trump era dragged into Christmas, lawmakers.

Stock Market Rout Has Trump Fixated on Fed Chair Powell

Mr. Mnuchin has worked in recent days to obtain Mr. Trump’s assurance that he would.

White House Budget Chief Says Shutdown May Extend Into January

Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director, said on Sunday that it was “very possible”.

Facebook Closes 5 Accounts Tied to Russia-Like Tactics in Alabama Senate Race

In an unusual move against Russian-style election deception inside the United States, Facebook said on.

Reliable Allies Refuse to Defend a President Content With Chaos

As he lost the public support of those once willing to step forward on his.

On Politics: Mattis Resigns Over Syria Plan, While Putin Praises It

Mr. Mattis, the retired four-star Marine general, resigned as defense secretary in protest of President.

U.S. and Other Nations to Announce China Crackdown

The move comes as the Justice Department planned to announce criminal charges against hackers believed.

In Overture to Democrats, Trump Officials May Challenge Peru on Deforestation

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering an international challenge to Peru’s deforestation of the.

Hacked European Cables Reveal a World of Anxiety About Trump, Russia and Iran

There was also an inquiry about whether to allow Dmitry O. Rogozin, a former Russian.

Explaining Trump, Brexit and Other Expressions of Nationalism

With that context established, his focus is on the here and now and on explaining.

On Politics: Republicans in Congress Have a Shutdown Problem

Good Monday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics.

U.S. Is ‘Working On’ Extraditing Gulen, Top Turkish Official Says

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s foreign minister said Sunday that the United States was “working on” extraditing.

The Special Counsel Is Fighting a Witness in Court. Who Is It?

WASHINGTON — For the past several months, journalists, legal experts and close followers of the.

On Politics: The Biggest Stories of the Week

From steps forward in the Trump hush-money investigation to tensions at the White House and.

Sisterhood in the Halls of Congress, and You’re Invited

The Democratic newcomers have a message for you: We’re cool, we’re transparent and we’ve got.

Trump’s Baseless Claim That Mexico Will Pay for the Wall Through the New Nafta

This lacks evidence. President Trump has been vague on how Mexico would pay for his.

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.

North Carolina Fraud Scandal Casts Shadow Over the Primary, Too

Mr. Ward ended up losing the primary to Mr. McVicker by more than 1,700 votes..

Criminal Justice Bill Will Go Up for a Vote, McConnell Says

WASHINGTON — Reversing course, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said on Tuesday that the Senate.

Behind G.O.P. Power Play in Midwest: Fear of Losing a Gerrymandered Advantage

LANSING, Mich. — When Michigan Republicans began moving legislation last week to limit the power.