Just Ideology? A Study Finds Another Predictor of Supreme Court Decisions

The study, which considered cases between 1980 and 2018, used a simple criterion to separate.

In Conservative Michigan, Voters Want to Love Trump, Not Leave Him

Voters in a part of the state that swung for Mr. Trump in 2016 have.

On Politics: Trump’s History With Race

• House Republicans are also gearing up to question Mr. Mueller face to face on.

Louisiana Police Officer on Facebook Says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘Needs a Round’

A Facebook post by a Louisiana police officer suggesting that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “needs a.

‘The Hate Is Real’: Black Georgia Lawmaker Says She Was Berated at Supermarket

A black member of Georgia’s House of Representatives said she had been the target of.

Trump Sets the Terms on Racial Division. Do Democrats Know What to Do?

GREENVILLE, N.C. — President Trump waited for 13 seconds, as the chants from the crowd.

‘If You Obey, You Will Be Safe’: Audio Emerges of Iran and U.K. Exchanges Before Tanker Is Seized

LONDON — A British warship tried without success to stop Iran’s seizure on Friday of.

In 88 Trips to Capitol Hill, Mueller Grew Weary of Partisanship

WASHINGTON — Days after he was appointed special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III visited the.

Fact-Checking Trump’s Claims That Democrats Are Radical Socialists

And Mr. Trump’s fellow Republicans have long advocated various government giveaways to corporations, which Mr..

A New Red Scare Is Reshaping Washington

“This is the defining event of our time, and 100 years from now, this is.

Inmates Freed as Justice Dept. Tries to Clear Hurdles of New Law

WASHINGTON — More than 3,000 inmates were freed from federal prison on Friday as part.

Appeals Court Judges Send Emoluments Suit Against Trump Back to a Lower Court

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court delivered a setback on Friday to a lawsuit by.

Intelligence Chief Names New Election Security Oversight Official

ASPEN, Colo. — An experienced official will oversee election security intelligence across the government in.

N.S.A. Contractor Who Hoarded Secrets at Home Is Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison

The case of Harold T. Martin III, who took home classified material undetected for nearly.

Polishing the Nationalist Brand in the Trump Era

WASHINGTON — Ever since Donald J. Trump laid waste to its ideological shibboleths with his.

We Went to the Moon. Why Can’t We Solve Climate Change?

[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.] Could.

On Politics: Biden-Harris Rematch to Headline Second Debates

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

How Trump’s Twitter Attack Against Democrats Evolved Into ‘Send Her Back’ Chant

On Sunday, in what was widely denounced as a racist attack, President Trump lobbed an.

Mortimer Caplin, Tactful but Tough Tax Collector, Dies at 103

As I.R.S. commissioner in the Kennedy administration, Mr. Caplin promised to be “both reasonable and.

American to Lead NATO Intelligence as Iraq-War-Era Concerns About U.S. Linger

NATO diplomats carefully balance the top posts in the alliance, and Rose Gottemoeller, an American,.

House to Vote on Raising Federal Minimum Wage to $15

“What we’re doing is working,” said Mr. Wise, an early member and longtime leader of.

2020 Won’t Repeat the Mistakes of 2016, Whatever They Were

WASHINGTON — Democrats still don’t agree on why they lost the White House in 2016..

On Politics: House Kills Impeachment Resolution

• The National Republican Congressional Committee has adopted a no-holds-barred strategy to win back the.

At North Carolina Rally, Trump Bets on Divisive Attacks as Way to Bolster Re-election Bid

“Big Rally tonight in Greenville, North Carolina,” the president tweeted early Wednesday, saying he would.

House Passes Intelligence Bill That Would Expand Secrecy Around Operatives

WASHINGTON — The House passed a new intelligence authorization on Wednesday that will significantly expand.

Trump and Epstein Partied and Commented on Women in 1992 Video

WASHINGTON — President Trump has been playing down his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy.

5 Ways John Paul Stevens Made a Mark on the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Justice John Paul Stevens, who died on Tuesday at 99, served for almost.

With Name-Calling and Twitter Battles, House Republican Campaign Arm Copies Trump’s Playbook

“I hope the lesson the N.R.C.C. draws from that is to not do it again,”.

Top Myanmar Generals Are Barred From Entering U.S. Over Rohingya Killings

BANGKOK — The United States has imposed sanctions on Myanmar’s top military commander, Senior Gen..

Iran Rejects Pompeo’s Suggestion It Is Willing to Negotiate Over Missile Program

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that Iran appeared willing to.

Trump’s New Top Labor Official Is Expected to Advance an Anti-Labor Agenda

Congressional Republicans, members of their staffs and conservative activists regularly flew first class to Saipan,.

Roger Stone Is Barred From Social Media After Posts Attacking Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered President Trump’s former adviser Roger J. Stone.