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  1. U.S. War Footprint Grows in Middle East, With No Endgame in Sight World, Yesterday

    Two months after President Trump took office, indications are mounting that the military is deepening its involvement in complex wars that lack clear outcomes.

  2. Trevor Noah Knows How to Save Meals on Wheels: Militarize It Arts, Yesterday

    The cast of “The Daily Show” dreamed up a meal-delivery program they think President Trump may like: one that delivers sandwiches via rocket launcher.

  3. President Trump Risks the Planet Opinion, March 28

    Reversing President Obama’s climate policies will raise emissions and undercut America’s claim to leadership on the issue of global warming.

  4. What Trump and Obama Have in Common Opinion, March 28

    They believe their own P.R.

  5. Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies Climate, March 28

    Flanked by coal miners at the Environmental Protection Agency, President Trump signed an order directing the agency to start the process of rewriting the Clean Power Plan.

  6. Trump’s Moves on Airline Fees Prompt Transparency Questions Travel, March 28

    The administration’s suspension of public comments on proposals regarding baggage charges and fares has renewed debate about the issues.

  7. Trump’s Take on Corporate Tax Rate Could Look Very Much Like Obama’s Business Day, March 27

    The rate may need to be 28 percent so the president’s plan is tax neutral. When Barack Obama proposed that figure, repeatedly, Republicans called it too high.

  8. Congress’s Duty in the War With ISIS Opinion, March 25

    Legislators have a constitutional responsibility to approve protracted foreign military action.

  9. Trump’s Biggest Obstacle to Policy Goals? His Own Missteps U.S., March 25

    A litany of stumbles and controversies has dented the president’s “I alone can fix it” vow to remake government with businesslike efficiency.

  10. Republicans Withdraw Their Health Bill Video, March 24

    President Trump faced stiff opposition from lawmakers in his own party to the measure he had endorsed, and it was withdrawn.

  11. The Health Care Bill Has Failed. Let the Finger Pointing Begin. Interactive, March 24

    The blame game is a time-honored Washington tradition. A look at who’s blaming whom for the failure of the House bill, in public and in private.

  12. The Republicans’ Health Care Defeat Opinion, March 24

    President Trump and the House speaker, Paul Ryan, are handed a stunning setback.

  13. ‘The Daily’: So Much for That Vote, for Now Podcasts, March 24

    It was supposed to be a historic day for Republicans as the House voted to repeal President Obama’s health care law. That, at least, was the idea.

  14. ‘The Daily’: So Much for That Vote, for Now Podcasts, March 24

    It was supposed to be a historic day for Republicans as the House voted to repeal President Obama’s health care law. That, at least, was the idea.

  15. A Roadblock to the Court for Neil Gorsuch Opinion, March 24

    Senate Democrats say they will filibuster the nomination, daring the Republicans to change the rules to get their man on the bench.

  16. Rep. Nunes Is a Lapdog in a Watchdog Role Opinion, March 23

    The head of the House Intelligence Committee is trying to shift attention away from allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

  17. Good, Bad and Mad: Andrew Rosenthal on the News Times Insider, March 23

    The opinion columnist Andrew Rosenthal on the assault on climate protections, the Russian collusion saga, and Republican governors.

  18. What Trump’s Time Interview Shows About His Thinking U.S., March 23

    A look at several passages from the president’s interview with Time magazine, published on Thursday, and analysis on what they show about him.

  19. Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era Technology, March 23

    The Senate voted to overturn regulations that required telecom companies to ask permission before tracking users’ behavior, beginning a repeal of Obama-era regulations.

  20. Fact Check: Trump Misleads About The Times’s Reporting on Surveillance U.S., March 23

    President Trump doubled down on his claim that Barack Obama ordered his phones wiretapped, and mischaracterized Times reporting as proof.

  21. Monitoring May Have ‘Incidentally’ Picked Up Trump Aides, House Member Says U.S., March 22

    The White House seized on the comments as evidence of wiretapping, but the remarks indicated that the intelligence targets were foreign officials, not President Trump.

  22. Rules of Counterterrorism Opinion, March 22

    It is no surprise that the Trump administration would cast the removal of Obama’s constraints on counterterrorism as lawful, a reader writes.

  23. Tweeting Toward Oblivion Opinion, March 22

    Can Donald Trump ditch his imagined grievances and save his presidency?

  24. Calling On a Few Good Men Opinion, March 22

    An open letter to the adults in the Trump administration with the most integrity.

  25. Why Letting Go, for Trump, Is No Small or Simple Task U.S., March 21

    In clinging to wiretap claims, the president draws on his history as a pugnacious fighter, with a need to prove his legitimacy and a deep sensitivity to perception.

  26. Trump Lays Plans to Reverse Obama’s Climate Change Legacy Climate, March 21

    The White House is preparing to dismantle major policy actions of the Obama era, including a plan to close hundreds of heavily polluting power plants.

  27. How ‘Un-American’ Became the Political Insult of the Moment Magazine, March 21

    When Americans start accusing one another of violating the nation’s spirit, it’s a good sign we can’t agree on what that spirit even is.

  28. Fox News Sidelines Andrew Napolitano After Wiretap Allegation N.Y. / Region, March 21

    Mr. Napolitano had reported that the Obama administration had sought British intelligence assistance to wiretap Donald Trump when Mr. Trump was running for president.

  29. Trump’s Wiretap Accusations Renew Debate About Privacy U.S., March 19

    After the president’s latest attack on American intelligence agencies, questions resurfaced on whether they invade privacy and could undermine democracy.

  30. Using Special Forces Against Terrorism, Trump Seeks to Avoid Big Ground Wars World, March 19

    President Trump has so far maintained the strategy of training and supporting indigenous forces to fight their own wars instead of deploying large American forces to far-flung hot spots.

  31. U.S. Breaks With Allies Over Trade Issues Amid Trump’s ‘America First’ Vows Business Day, March 18

    Trump administration officials at a Group of 20 summit rejected concerns about spreading protectionism and made clear that the new administration would seek different approaches to global commerce.

  32. London Ridicules the Ridiculous Opinion, March 17

    President Trump has managed to anger British officials with his claims about spying.

  33. Trump Stays Buggy Opinion, March 17

    Let’s blame British spies, Fox News and — oh, did you know he used to have a TV show?

  34. Fox’s Andrew Napolitano Stirred the Pot for Trump’s British Tempest Business Day, March 17

    Napolitano, the network’s senior legal analyst, set off a global row by asserting that Britain’s top spy agency had wiretapped Mr. Trump on behalf of Barack Obama.

  35. A Timeline on Trump’s Wiretap Claims Video, March 17

    A look at the reactions, clarifications and explanations after President Trump, in a series of tweets, accused Barack Obama of tapping his phones last fall.

  36. Trump Offers No Apology for Claim on British Spying World, March 17

    British officials were livid after the White House aired an unverified claim that Britain’s spy agency had monitored Mr. Trump during last year’s campaign at the behest of President Barack Obama.

  37. Trump Digs In on Wiretap, No Matter Who Says Differently U.S., March 16

    Nearly two weeks after President Trump accused his predecessor of tapping his phones, the controversy has eclipsed White House attempts to pass a health law and write a budget.

  38. Preventing a Free-for-All With Drone Strikes Opinion, March 16

    President Obama imposed restraints on drone strikes. President Trump should keep them.

  39. Timeline of White House’s Response to Wiretapping Charge U.S., March 15

    Since the president accused his predecessor of tapping his phones, the White House’s explanations have shifted almost daily.

  40. Erick Erickson: Don’t Try to Fix Obamacare. Abolish It. Opinion, March 15

    For years the Republicans have pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now that they are in power, they can’t bring themselves to do it.

  41. Openly Testy, Republicans Reject the President’s Wiretap Claims U.S., March 15

    Representative Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said he did not think there had been a wiretap on Trump Tower.

  42. Trump Spokesman Is ‘Very Confident’ Wiretapping Evidence Will Emerge U.S., March 14

    Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, said he was confident the Justice Department would bolster Mr. Trump’s unproven accusation about his predecessor.

  43. Trevor Noah Has a Theory About the BBC Interview Dad: No Pants Arts, March 14

    Why didn’t the professor in the viral clip help get his children under control? Because no one on TV wears pants, Mr. Noah said Monday.

  44. Why Our Nuclear Weapons Can Be Hacked Opinion, March 14

    U.S. nuclear forces are vulnerable to cyberattacks that could give enemies control over the weapons. We know this from a harrowing 2010 incident.

  45. The Original Lie About Obamacare Opinion, March 14

    And how that lie led the Republicans into the mess they’re now in.

  46. Trading Health Care for the Poor for Tax Cuts for the Rich Opinion, March 13

    A nonpartisan analysis reveals that President Trump’s promise of “insurance for everybody” is hollow.

  47. Airlines Drop Cuba Flights, Citing Lower Demand Than Anticipated Travel, March 13

    Silver Airways and Frontier Airlines are just the latest to reassess tourism to the island.

  48. Using Air Quotes, White House Walks Back ‘Wiretap’ Talk U.S., March 13

    Sean Spicer said that President Trump’s unsubstantiated claims weren’t meant to be taken literally. And Kellyanne Conway tried to clarify her ideas on microwaves as spyware.

  49. Wiretaps: Which Statement Is True? Opinion, March 10

    A reader offers four possible scenarios about President Trump’s wiretapping claim.

  50. Obama Education Rules Are Swept Aside by Congress U.S., March 9

    Republican lawmakers reined in regulations — including some on testing — that they criticized as heavy-handed.

  51. How Many People Are Affected by Obamacare Premium Increases? (Hint, It’s Fewer Than You Think) Interactive, March 9

    Republicans cite rising premiums as a motivation for repealing the Affordable Care Act. But most people do not feel the increases.

  52. White House Officials Say Trump Isn’t Target of Any Investigation U.S., March 8

    The statement reinforced a conundrum: Either the president’s assertions that President Barack Obama wiretapped him are baseless, or he may have implicated himself in a government investigation.

  53. Crown to Publish Books by Barack and Michelle Obama Books, March 8

    The Penguin Random House imprint announced the books will be in the United States and Canada, but the size of the Obamas’ advance is still unknown.

  54. Stephen Colbert Isn’t Sure Whether to Trust the C.I.A. Arts, March 8

    The former C.I.A. director Michael Hayden insisted that the government doesn’t use sophisticated technologies to spy on U.S. citizens.

  55. Does Times Reporting Really Support Donald Trump’s Wiretap Claim? Public Editor, March 8

    New York Times articles about wiretaps, Russians and the Obama administration superficially parallel the president’s accusations. Below the surface, the picture changes.

  56. Don’t Roll Back the Vehicle Fuel Standards Opinion, March 8

    These benchmarks are the most important action the nation has taken to reduce its dependence on oil and address climate change.

  57. Trump Aides Address His Wiretap Claims: ‘That’s Above My Pay Grade’ U.S., March 7

    The president’s team has been uncharacteristically muted when pressed about Mr. Trump’s explosive and unproven accusations about President Barack Obama.

  58. A Trump-Obama ‘Duel’ on Fox News? Opinion, March 7

    A writer who admits to seeing “Hamilton” one too many times suggests squaring off on television over the wiretap charges.

  59. Anderson Cooper Says He Muted Trump on Twitter Arts, March 7

    The CNN anchor admitted to needing some space from President Trump’s Twitter account, which he said was “like a live wire of emotion.”

  60. Trump’s Wiretapping Claims Puncture Veneer of Presidential Civility U.S., March 6

    After a cordial transfer of power, President Trump and former President Barack Obama have publicly criticized each other to an unusual degree.

  61. Rumblings of a ‘Deep State’ Undermining Trump? It Was Once a Foreign Concept U.S., March 6

    The term is most often used to describe countries with authoritarian elements, like Egypt, Turkey and Pakistan, not the United States.

  62. Trump’s Tweets Attacking Obama Opinion, March 6

    Readers call on Republicans to speak out and question Mr. Trump’s fitness to govern.

  63. White House Rejects Comey’s Assertion That Wiretapping Claim Is False U.S., March 6

    The president could be headed for a confrontation with the director of the F.B.I., which is conducting an investigation into links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia.

  64. Decoding the Wiretapping Claims Opinion, March 6

    The most likely explanation for Trump’s tweetstorm is that he’s trying to deflect attention from his Russia problems.

  65. ‘The Daily’: ‘Hitting a Bullet With a Bullet’ Podcasts, March 6

    Two newly revealed stories about the transition of power from one president to the next.

  66. A Conspiracy Theory’s Journey From Talk Radio to Trump’s Twitter U.S., March 5

    President Trump’s allegation that the Obama administration wiretapped his phones began as a rant on conservative talk radio and then spread to Breitbart News.

  67. When One President Smears Another Opinion, March 5

    Mr. Trump has tweeted himself into a corner.

  68. Repeal of Health Law Faces a New Hurdle: Older Americans U.S., March 5

    AARP and its allies are objecting as House committees plan to vote on a Republican bill that could leave people in their 50s and 60s with large premium increases.

  69. What Can Be Gleaned From Trump’s Allegations of Wiretapping U.S., March 5

    An accusation for which the president again offered no evidence sets off another spasm surrounding his young administration.

  70. Rolling Back Rules: A Dozen Examples Interactive, March 5

    Since the Trump administration began, more than 90 Obama-era federal regulations have been revoked or delayed or enforcement has been suspended, in many cases based on requests from the industries the rules target. Here are 12 examples.

  71. Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump’s Wiretapping Claim U.S., March 5

    The F.B.I. director wants the Justice Department to refute Mr. Trump’s contention that Barack Obama ordered the tapping of his phones, a claim that Mr. Comey says is false, officials said.

  72. Trump, Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones U.S., March 4

    President Trump called former President Barack Obama a “bad (or sick) guy” as he leveled an explosive claim about election-season wiretapping.

  73. Russia’s Attack, an Alternate History Opinion, March 2

    Lamenting Obama’s low-key response to Russia’s attack obviously depends on 20/20 hindsight.

  74. Outsourcing the Constitution Opinion, March 1

    The appalling case of a prisoner who starved to death shows how dependent we are on our judges’ willingness to call out injustice.

  75. Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking U.S., March 1

    Obama administration officials scrambled to ensure intelligence of connections between the Trump campaign and Russian officials was preserved after they left office.

  76. Stephen Colbert Goes Live to Dissect Trump’s Address Arts, March 1

    Mr. Colbert ran through the key moments of the speech, offering some caustic commentary.

  77. Longing for Obama as President — of France World, February 28

    A group of Parisians uninspired by the French presidential candidates have collected over 43,000 signatures calling for Barack Obama to run. The catch: He’s not French.

  78. Obamas Make Book Deal With Penguin Random House Business Day, February 28

    The company will publish coming books by former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, concluding a heated auction among multiple publishers.

  79. Trump Is Wrong to Skip the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Opinion, February 28

    Yes, the star-filled event is gross, but it’s also a tribute to the values that make America great.

  80. In Joint Sessions of Congress, Capturing Moments of American Public Life U.S., February 28

    President Trump’s first address to the House and Senate continues an annual rite of modern presidents. A few, though, have managed to stand apart.