Washington, D.C., Power Failure Affects More Than 30,000 Customers

An electrical equipment failure knocked out power to about 39,000 customers in Washington as temperatures.

For Trump, Staying on the Line Helps Keep the G.O.P. in Line

It is not just the phone calls, which feature the president doing most of the.

Birtherism. Liberal Pelosi. Now ‘The Squad’ Is the New Villain for the Right.

WASHINGTON — When Mark Sanford was running for a South Carolina House seat in 2013.

Impeachment Calls and a Booker-Biden Fight: This Week in the 2020 Race

Every Saturday morning, we’re publishing “This Week in the 2020 Race”: a quick way to.

A Texas Congressional Seat Just Got Very Competitive

Mr. Olson’s last Democratic challenger, Sri Preston Kulkarni, is running again in 2020. “Now is.

States Rush to Make Voting Systems More Secure as New Threats Emerge

Several agencies are examining what would happen if hackers turned off the power in contested.

Trump Presses World Trade Organization on China

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday escalated pressure on the World Trade Organization, giving.

White House Considered Weakening U.S. Dollar Before Ruling It Out

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said this week that he opposed a policy to weaken the.

U.S. Economy Grew at 2.1% Rate in 2nd Quarter, G.D.P. Report Says

Economic growth slowed last spring, but don’t panic: The decade-long expansion has lost some momentum,.

Here’s Why John Hickenlooper and His Banjo Are Still in the 2020 Race

HANOVER, N.H. — Can John Hickenlooper interest you in a joke? “What’s the opposite of.

On Politics: House Divided on Impeachment

• The Senate Intelligence Committee has concluded that election systems in all 50 states were.

Mueller’s Skepticism of Trump’s Truthfulness Heightens Impeachment Debate

Ms. Demings, a former Orlando police chief, then suggested that Mr. Trump was getting away.

Mueller? Mueller? Special Counsel’s Testimony Falls Short in TV Ratings

Television’s Trump bump may be fading. Or perhaps the reticent witness — a career prosecutor.

Tulsi Gabbard, Democratic Presidential Candidate, Sues Google

Representative Tulsi Gabbard, the long-shot presidential candidate from Hawaii, said in a federal lawsuit that.

Texts, Sex, Lies and Corruption: Here’s What Has Forced Governors Out of Office

Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló of Puerto Rico announced his resignation on Wednesday, after an uprising.

Ad Tool Facebook Built to Fight Disinformation Doesn’t Work as Advertised

Ms. Edelson wrote software to get around some problems, such as “infinite loops” — that.

The Blockbuster That Wasn’t: Mueller Disappoints the Democrats

WASHINGTON — In the days leading up to the special counsel’s much-anticipated appearance before Congress,.

Trump Vetoes Bipartisan Resolutions Blocking Arms Sales to Gulf Nations

WASHINGTON — President Trump vetoed a series of bipartisan measures on Wednesday that would have.

What the 2020 Democrats Said About Trump and Race at the N.A.A.C.P. Forum

DETROIT — As “Robert Mueller Wednesday” overtook Washington, with the nation transfixed on the congressional.

Who’s Asking Mueller Questions: Committee Members to Watch as He Testifies

After two years of near absolute silence, Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, is.

Trump Tweets About ‘Witch Hunt’ Before Mueller Testimony

WASHINGTON — President Trump started shouting on Twitter before 7 a.m. on Wednesday, venting about.

It’s Easy to Forget, but a Program to Forgive Student Loans Already Exists

Which meant that when the loan forgiveness window finally opened in October 2017, the only.

On Politics: Mueller Time – The New York Times

• President Trump relies on populist language to appeal to the white working class. But.

House Overwhelmingly Condemns Movement to Boycott Israel

The timing of the vote drew complaints from Palestinian rights activists and supporters of Ms..

9/11 First Responders Fund Clears Senate and Heads to Trump

WASHINGTON — Thousands of emergency workers who rushed to the rubble of the World Trade.

Mark Esper Confirmed as Trump’s Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Mark T. Esper as secretary of defense on Tuesday, ending.

Robert Mueller Is Testifying Tomorrow. Here’s What You Need to Know.

WASHINGTON — After two years of silence and one brief public statement, the special counsel,.

Education Department Had Hand in College Chain’s Collapse, Documents Show

WASHINGTON — Dream Center Education Holdings, a subsidiary of a Los Angeles-based megachurch, had no.

On Politics: Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Attacks May Help Him

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

Tech Executives Push Trump on Huawei Sales

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday assured executives of several big technology companies that his.

Trump Tries Cooling Tensions With Pakistan to Speed Afghan Peace Talks

WASHINGTON — President Trump, who on Twitter last year accused Pakistan’s leaders of “nothing but.

Falling Trust in Government Makes It Harder to Solve Problems, Americans Say

It will probably come as no surprise that most Americans distrust the federal government. A.