1. What Do Jotted Talking Points Say About Trump’s Empathy? Washington, Yesterday

    Consoler in chief has been a role that President Trump has been slow and somewhat reluctant to embrace — especially in contrast to his predecessor.

  2. Trump Attacks Obama, and His Own Attorney General, Over Russia Inquiry Washington, February 21

    President Trump attacked his own attorney general on Wednesday, asking in a Twitter post why Jeff Sessions has not been investigating Democrats for Russian interference in the 2016 election.

  3. Obama’s Tax Playbook Op Ed, February 21

    Democrats have grown too passive in taking on the Trump tax cuts.

  4. Trump Tries to Shift Blame to Obama for Not Countering Russian Meddling Washington, February 20

    President Trump suggested that the Obama administration did not do enough to prevent the Kremlin’s influence campaign.

  5. Donald Trump and the Undoing of Justice Reform Editorial, February 17

    The president and his attorney general have a backward worldview that is translating into regressive policies.

  6. Obama Portraits ‘Push Us to Think More,’ Readers Say Culture, February 16

    Times readers said the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were unconventional, not unlike the former first couple, while others felt it didn’t capture their spirit.

  7. Republicans Have Forgotten They Hate Deficits Washington, February 13

    Three pillars of the economic platform of the last decade for the Republican Party were less government spending, lower deficits and policy certainty. Not any more.

  8. The Obama Portraits Drew a Strong Reaction. What Did They Mean to You? Culture, February 13

    Judging from the reaction, the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were anything but bland. Tell us what you thought of them.

  9. As China Marches Forward on A.I., the White House Is Silent Business, February 12

    Last summer, China unveiled a plan to become the world’s leader in artificial intelligence, challenging the longtime role of the United States.

  10. Trump Administration Targets Obama-Era Effort to Limit Methane Climate, February 12

    The rule, dating from President Barack Obama’s final days in office, survived a Senate vote in 2017 but now faces formal repeal.

  11. Obama Portrait Artists Merged the Everyday and the Extraordinary Culture, February 12

    The former president and first lady and the two artists saw eye to eye — except for some negotiating points (like his gray hair and those ears).

  12. Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction Culture, February 12

    This Barack Obama Is No Mr. Nice Guy. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of the former president contradicts the impression he often made in office of being detached.

  13. Who Are ‘the Beatles’ of ISIS? Video, February 10

    The four men from West London went to fight in Syria. They were known among Western hostages for their British accents — and their brutality. Two of the men are dead, and the remaining two were recently captured. Here's what is known about them.

  14. Living Under Assad’s Siege Op Ed, February 7

    “No medicines, no bread, no water.”

  15. Eric Holder’s Group Targets All-G.O.P. States to Attack Gerrymandering National, February 6

    A group backed by former President Barack Obama plans to compete in a dozen states in an effort to block Republicans from unilaterally drawing congressional maps.

  16. The Republican Fiscal Stimulus Could Be Bigger Than Obama’s Washington, February 6

    Republicans are poised to pump in economic fuel while unemployment is low and wages are starting to rise, a combination that is stoking fears over inflation and deficits.

  17. Everyday Excellence Styles, February 3

    Black History Month is a vital celebration of achievement in the face of adversity. But there are millions of stories that go untold.

  18. Protecting Wilderness as an Act of Democracy Op Ed, February 1

    Chile has created five national parks as part of a public-private effort that began with the private donation of more than one million acres.

  19. Trump Boasts, Incorrectly, That His State of the Union Drew the Largest Viewership Washington, February 1

    President Trump’s State of the Union address this year drew fewer viewers than eight other annual presidential speeches, including one of his own.

  20. Ordering Guantánamo to Stay Open Is One Thing, but Refilling It Is Another Washington, January 31

    Despite signing an order to keep the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, open, President Trump hasn’t solved problems that kept him from bringing new detainees there last year.

  21. Michelle Obama Reveals What Was in the Tiffany Box From Melania Trump. You Can Sleep Now. Express, January 31

    It was one of the biggest mysteries in Washington since President Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017: What did Mrs. Trump give the departing first lady in a blue box?

  22. E.P.A. Blocks Obama-Era Clean Water Rule Climate, January 31

    President Trump has called the Waters of the United States rule, set to enter force in the coming weeks, “one of the worst examples of federal regulation.”

  23. Trump Can Sell an Improved Economy, but Not Himself Washington, January 30

    His success at passing tax cuts and the continued progress of the economy he inherited have not changed the dismal views that a sizable majority of Americans hold of their president.

  24. Before Trump’s Speech, a Chaotic White House Follows Tradition Washington, January 30

    One of the most polarizing commanders in chief in history focused on putting the finishing touches on a speech that he said he hoped would bring Americans together.

  25. Longest State of the Union? Not Quite, but Trump’s Was Long Express, January 30

    President Trump delivered one of the longest State of the Union addresses in 50 years, clocking in at one hour and 20 minutes. Only Bill Clinton spoke longer.

  26. Melania Trump Is No Radical Letters, January 30

    Two readers disagree with an opinion writer’s assertion that Mrs. Trump is redefining the role of first lady.

  27. The Nunes Conspiracy Op Ed, January 30

    Get ready for another dark attempt to change the subject.

  28. Who Gets Invited to the State of the Union? Video, January 30

    Ronald Reagan invited Lenny Skutnik, who saved a woman from drowning after a plane crash, to the State of the Union in 1982. Since, presidents have kept the tradition of inviting guests.

  29. How U.S. Tariffs Will Hurt America’s Solar Industry Op Ed, January 24

    President Trump’s action will slow down the deployment of clean energy, discourage investments in innovation and destroy jobs.