Category: Politics

Biden’s Biggest Weakness? Iowa. But Some Rivals Don’t Seem to Know It.

On April 3, Joe Biden held 30 percent of Democratic support in national polls. That week, he faced allegations that he touched women without their permission. And over...

The Increasingly Bizarre Interplay Between Trump’s Trade Policy and the Fed

Here’s a question for economy watchers: Is American economic policy in 2019 more like ouroboros, the ancient Egyptian symbol of a snake eating its own tail, or maybe...

Debate Night: The ‘On Politics’ Breakdown

Hi, and welcome to a special post-debate edition of On Politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. Raise your hand if you knew John Delaney was running for president before...

He Made a Fake Presidential Seal. Then Came the Media Rumpus.

What happens when you are yanked into a national news story whose main characters include a set of golf clubs, a double-headed Russian eagle and the president of the...

‘Go Back Where You Came From,’ Georgia Lawmaker Says She Was Told

A black member of Georgia’s House of Representatives said she had been the target of verbal harassment and had been told “go back where you came from” at a grocery...

Justice Dept. Seeks to Halt Democrats’ Suit Over Trump’s Profits in Office

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday asked a federal appeals court to issue an emergency order halting a lawsuit by congressional Democrats that alleges that...

Janne E. Nolan, Principled Adviser on World Affairs, Is Dead at 67

WASHINGTON — Janne E. Nolan, an expert on international affairs and arms-control issues who advised politicians and diplomats and lamented the reluctance of skeptics...

Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Resigns Amid Sexting Scandal

The chairman of Pennsylvania’s Republican Party abruptly resigned Tuesday after a news report that he sent a sexually explicit photograph of himself to a female...

‘I Was Banged Up Against the Wall,’ E. Jean Carroll, Trump Accuser, Tells CNN

A longtime Elle magazine columnist who says she was sexually assaulted by President Trump in the 1990s told CNN on Monday that he threw her up against a wall so hard...

A Presidential Candidate Assesses the Nation’s Political Ills

THE LAND OF FLICKERING LIGHTS Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics By Michael Bennet Michael Bennet is disappointed, and he’s running for president. In...

Which States Will Be Hit Hardest by Trump’s Tariffs on Mexico

June 5, 2019 President Trump’s plan to force Mexico to take a tougher approach to enforcement of its border, by ramping up tariffs on its products, will ripple through...

Man Who Threatened to Kill 2 Senators Who Supported Kavanaugh Gets 18 Months in Prison

A Long Island man who threatened to kill two United States senators in retaliation for their support for Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was...