Category: Politics

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...

Fred Greenstein, 88, Dies; Political ‘Psychologist’ Assessed Presidents

Fred Greenstein, a pre-eminent scholar of political psychology who devised a systematic approach to evaluating the leadership styles of American presidents and who...

Joe Manchin’s Yes on Kavanaugh Finds Sympathy in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Senator Joe Manchin III became the lone Democrat to support Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court on Saturday,...

Senate Tax Plan Diverges From House Version, Highlighting Political Pressures

Senators Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, and Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, said the bill did not go far enough in increasing the child tax credit, which rose to...

Exxon Will Pay $2.5 Million for Pollution at Gulf Coast Plants

The announcements came as Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the E.P.A., has been denying accusations by environmental advocates that he is weak on enforcement. A recent...

After Video Refutes Kelly’s Charges, Congresswoman Raises Issue of Race

While she stopped short of accusing Mr. Kelly, a retired Marine general, of racial animus, she did say that others in the White House are racially biased. “They are...

McCain in Twilight: An Unfettered Voice Against Trumpism

In Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center awarded Mr. McCain its Liberty Medal, honoring his lifetime of public service. The senator’s acceptance speech was a...

Political Guardrails Gone, a President’s Somber Duty Skids Into Spectacle

Indeed, the quarrel between the president and the congresswoman only grew on Saturday, with Mr. Trump again calling Ms. Wilson “wacky” on Twitter and saying she was...

ISIS Fighters Are Not Flooding Back Home to Wreak Havoc as Feared

But a combination of factors has suppressed the flow of militants returning from war zones. Many died after allied and local forces cut off most escape routes from Raqqa...

Steve Bannon Vows ‘War’ on His Own Party. It Didn’t Work So Well for F.D.R.

Still, Mr. Bannon showed no signs of backing off, appearing at a fund-raiser the next night for a challenger to Mr. Flake as Breitbart News, the website he runs,...