President Trump said the military cannot be burdened with what he called “the tremendous medical costs” of allowing transgender service members.
His agenda stalled, the president has settled for barring a few thousand transgender Americans from serving in the military.
The legislative showdown will continue Wednesday as the Senate considers various measures to replace the health law.
President Trump has reversed an Obama administration policy that evolved rapidly. Here is how The Times covered the issue.
The president’s third straight day of publicly complaining about Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, came during speculation that Mr. Trump could fire Mr. Sessions.
David J. Apol has sought to loosen ethics requirements on federal employees, and will face an early test when he makes a decision on Anthony Scaramucci.
An author discusses the response to a recent Op-Ed on the president’s foreign policy.
The president’s absurd campaign against Jeff Sessions distills his unfitness for the office.
The fact that the plan came up well short of even 50 votes was an ominous sign for Republican leaders still grappling with a formula to pass final health care legislation later this week.
Readers discuss President Trump’s attacks on his attorney general and Jared Kushner’s defense before Senate investigators.
A reader calls President Trump’s decision to bar transgender people “reckless.”
The Kremlin said that news of the proposed American measures was “sad” and that relations between Moscow and Washington would be further damaged.
The New York Times would like to hear from people who are affected by President Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from military service.
The New York Times would like to hear from people who are affected by President Trump’s decision to ban transgender people from military service.
Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, and Senator Jack Reed, Democrat of Rhode Island, were recorded disparaging President Trump and another G.O.P. lawmaker.
Technically, he defeated her. Emotionally, not so much.
Last week, as the White House fell into an increasingly fractious debate over Afghanistan policy, Trump aides met with a chemical executive to discuss the potential for extracting rare-earth minerals.
Six months into his presidency, Mr. Trump is using his Twitter account to insult others with a frequency and intensity not seen since he was a candidate.
After the dramatic return of John McCain, the Senate narrowly agrees to begin work on repealing Obamacare — then votes down a plan to do exactly that.
Mr. Trump talks trash politics to children attending a Boy Scouts jamboree.
Mr. Colbert worried on “The Late Show” about the impact of President Trump’s speech to the Boy Scouts of America.
Always be prepared for this president to hijack your jamboree.
A public outcry led the Coast Guard to ease a security zone at Trump National Golf Club on the river for boats, kayaks and other watercraft.
President Trump’s nominee for a top Justice Department role said he would not have done work for the bank had he known for sure that he would be tapped by the administration.
The president escaped Washington in search of more appreciative audiences and found that he still enjoys campaign-style rallies.
Aligning with an impulsive president has both costs and benefits.
“I have now interviewed seven presidents — and with Mr. Trump the experience is strikingly different in almost every respect.”...
The group tried to distance itself from a speech by President Trump that was laced with political attacks and enraged many parents and former Scouts.
The president’s unforgiving campaign against his own attorney general opens rift with the right and leaves White House at war with the Justice Department.
Paul Manafort met with Intelligence Committee investigators to discuss the June 2016 meeting between a Russian lawyer and members of President Trump’s inner circle.
Another member of the White House press shop resigned as President Trump’s new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, threatened to fire the whole staff to stop leaking.
Read about how the other side thinks: Writers from across the political spectrum react to the news on the Russian meddling investigation and more.
In a complaint filed Tuesday, a nonprofit group accused the President Trump of a “pattern and practice” of creating secretive advisory groups.
Seeking re-election in 2018, the Arizona Republican criticizes what he calls the nationalist and populist strain in the party.
“As a man who spent some very formative years in the Boy Scouts, I found Donald Trump’s speech to the national jamboree nauseating,” a reader says.
The national monument, which the Trump administration is reassessing, is full of life — Joshua trees, prairie falcons — and stunning petroglyphs.
The murders by the transnational gang have turned a regional crisis into a national referendum on illegal immigration.
As the United States increases the number of agents, drones, sensors and cameras on the border, smugglers resort to more inventive modes.
Democrats gathered in a small town in Virginia on Monday to unveil the economic themes they hope to run on in 2018 as they look beyond President Trump.
President Trump has crossed so many lines and done so many things that other presidents would not have that he has radically shifted the understanding of what is standard in the White House.
The new White House communications director is just as brash as his boss — and, it seems, just as willing to kiss and make up with a former foe.
“Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts?” the president asked in West Virginia. As it turns out, he did.
Flowers bloom after wildfires at one of the newest national monuments, where the California landscape is a trip through time.
Mr. Noah took issue with the new White House communications director’s statement that he was deleting old tweets in the name of “full transparency.”...
The new national monument, with remarkable archaeological sites, is under review by the Trump administration, which could reduce its size.
Members of Congress are defending him much less than is typical for a new president, and his level of popular support is declining.
President Trump’s visit emboldened the Law and Justice party to attempt a judicial coup, and Washington has been a mere bystander since.
President Trump created the White House advisory commission to find ways to strengthen the voting system. But critics have called it a sham.
The ruling was claimed as a victory by the state attorney general’s office and immigration advocates; ICE and law enforcement agencies decried it.
In a statement to congressional investigators, Jared Kushner described four meetings he had with Russians during the Trump campaign and transition. He said there was no collusion.
After months of deliberation, Republicans have reached the moment when they have to vote. But they still don’t know what exactly they’ll be voting on.
Trump’s new communications director is a good man. Will Trump let him stay that way?...
Mr. Trump’s latest public rebuke was met with silence by Mr. Sessions, who has historically been vocal about keeping the Justice Department independent of the president.
Jared Kushner’s rare public comments about Russia were an attempt to steer the White House through a political storm. But they carried legal risk.
His parents accepted medical experts’ consensus that there was no realistic hope that an experimental therapy might save their son.
The tiny federal agency investigates industrial fires and explosions, and its findings can prevent future accidents.
The nominee, Brian A. Benczkowski, did work for Alfa Bank, which was a subject of early scrutiny of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. No link to the bank was found.
Readers are dismayed that a president might be able to pardon himself, and they speculate about what the two leaders discussed at the G-20 banquet.
Jeffrey Bewkes, a quiet defender of CNN who has delivered Time Warner high returns, plans to leave the company if a merger with AT&T is approved.
The expansion of American sanctions against Russia can be viewed as a result of two world leaders’ overplaying their hands.
The communications problem in this administration is that no one cares about the truth.
Mr. Scaramucci, the hedge fund investor turned message strategist, took his tailored suits and butter-smooth style on his first official TV outing on Sunday.
Glenn Thrush, a White House correspondent, joins us to help make sense of a busy few days at the White House.
Émigrés in Brighton Beach who fled the Soviet Union don’t necessarily dislike Vladimir Putin and have a fondness for his friend in the White House.
The Remote Area Medical Expedition drew more than 2,000 people when it set up its free clinic at a county fairground in Appalachia.
President Trump expressed anger at Republicans who abandoned him on the legislation and forced his hand.
An Army general said a leak had cost a chance to capture the head of the Islamic State. But a Pentagon announcement weeks earlier would have tipped the militant off.
Everyone agrees that America’s bridges, roadways and waterworks are in bad need of repair. But the president has yet to deliver on his promised plan.
During a debate, the Republican candidate refused to say the president’s name — but warned his Democratic opponent about harshly attacking the president.
President Trump flew to Norfolk, Va., to preside over a ceremony welcoming the first of a new generation of powerful aircraft carriers into the fleet.
White House officials acknowledge that the president would all but have to sign legislation punishing Russia for its election interference.
The president promised an “America First” foreign policy, but he’s taken on something far more ambitious.
The president’s strategy for navigating the inquiry is adopted from the Clintons’ approach to the Whitewater and Lewinsky investigations.
A document from Kenneth Starr’s investigation into President Bill Clinton rejected the view that sitting presidents are immune from being indicted.
Fraud is essentially nonexistent, but that hasn’t stopped the crusaders from trying to make voting harder.
The president also attacked the media and Hillary Clinton in a series of early-morning tweets.
He throws his weight around. Then floats above it all. But gravity has a way of catching up.
In memoriam, Sean Spicer. We hardly believed ye.
The president’s son-in-law is a security risk and shouldn’t be a senior White House adviser.
Rather than churning out false promises of big factory revival, Mr. Trump should be driving manufacturing’s real-life future.
It becomes more fantastical each time Mr. Trump brings it up. But that may not keep Congress from throwing bags of money at it.
Anthony Scaramucci’s smooth style will be a distinct contrast with the southern drawl and sharp edges of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the new press secretary.
I didn’t need the latest ruling on the Trump administration’s Muslim ban to understand that our relationship was real.
President Trump has an opportunity to help autoworkers. He should not squander it.
In the glow of the gaslight, we bid the White House press secretary adieu.
Only Mr. Trump — and the Russians — can know for sure.
We know liberals give him an F. Some conservatives approve — but not all.
The answer is not clear because no president has ever tried to pardon himself. Some experts say a presidential abuse of pardons could invite prosecution.
President Trump's communications machine has had a major shake-up. Here's a rundown of the people that promote his message.
The Coast Guard plans to close part of the Potomac River when the president golfs in Virginia, barring wounded veterans who paddle there as therapy.
By making the job temporary and avoiding Senate confirmation hearings, Mr. Trump is able to avoid public debate about the role of the office in his administration.
A program that has allowed immigrants to stay in the United States after the devastating 2010 earthquake is under review, and many fear they will be sent home.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also said he was waiting for the Trump administration to sign off on an Afghanistan review before deploying more troops.
“We need transparency now, not a cover-up,” a reader writes.
In choosing Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director, President Trump has picked a hedge fund impresario happy to highlight his own success.
Court documents show that Natalia V. Veselnitskaya, the lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr., once represented the F.S.B., the spy service the succeeded the K.G.B.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has adamantly favored holding suspects in Guantánamo Bay. That rhetoric is meeting the reality of fighting terrorism in 2017.
Mr. Spicer quit after telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
Mr. Spicer’s tenure as White House press secretary gave him national prominence beyond the normal reach of the job.
No one else could possibly convey the combination of chutzpah and shame that Mr. Spicer embodied.
If done to thwart an investigation, pardons could be a criminal obstruction of justice.
Six months into his presidency, our inbox is flooded with criticism of Donald Trump. Here is a sampling.
President Trump met with three New York Times reporters for an exclusive interview in the Oval Office. Peter Baker provides an inside look at key takeaways from the meeting that may not have made it to print.
Brock Long, recently appointed chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, could find he is guiding an agency with diminished resources.
Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, has had a turbulent tenure, marked by a combative style with the news media.
In a sign of a looming showdown with the special counsel, presidential aides are looking for information to get investigators recused or justify firing him.
A reader says Mr. Spicer might well have resigned six months ago, given the nature of his job.
Some nonprofit groups say there has been a surge of interest among would-be volunteers since President Trump’s election.
Napoleon, Moscow and Trump’s strange projections.
As Arianna Huffington showed at Uber, more need to speak up to change a sexist culture, like the one in the Oval Office now.
Anthony Scaramucci, who successfully rebutted a CNN story about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, may lead the White House’s communications strategy.
Republicans are working hard to make Obamacare fail.
We had to leave a play date early after one little girl dissolved into tears.
In an interview with The Times, the president attacks those who could hold him to account.
Read about how the other side thinks: Writers from across the political spectrum react to the political news developments of the week.
Trump’s people never spoke to any Russians, and if they did they forgot about it, and if they didn’t forget, it was just socializing. Got it?...
Reports say the United States is being inundated with foreign travelers, but many British Muslims are holding back because of the travel ban.
Mr. Grenell, who worked for President George W. Bush and Senator John McCain, would be the first openly gay appointee in the Trump administration.
Trump keeps touting his economic record but recent data show the post-election boomlet is fading.
Republicans in Washington should be returning home next week to brag. But despite having total control on Capitol Hill, even they admit that policies aren’t advancing.
Jeff Sessions, who angered the president when he recused himself from the Justice Department’s Russia investigation, said he intended to remain attorney general “as long as that is appropriate.”...
Peter Pan, Donald Jr., Ryan Seacrest and the boys.
Senate Republican leaders are seeking a vote next week on the Affordable Care Act, but have yet to decide whether to repeal and replace it now or repeal it now and replace it later.
President Trump distorted health insurance, the F.B.I.’s relationship to the president, the biography of his deputy attorney general and French history.
The president has proved too unpopular nationally, and too weak in many lawmakers’ home states, to scare them into supporting the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The value of the dollar has fallen steadily this year, helping American companies that sell to foreigners and hurting American consumers of foreign goods and services.
Readers react to an interview the president gave to The New York Times.
Some elements of the 1986 success are absent, like the number of remaining loopholes, and this president has a personal interest in those that remain.
Regulators are reviewing loans from Deutsche Bank, which is also expecting to have to share information with the authorities investigating campaign ties to Russia.
Anxiety about slipping down the socioeconomic ladder persists as the best explanation for the election — and the adoration — of President Trump.
Months after President Trump proposed eliminating the N.E.A. and the N.E.H., a bill to finance them was approved by the appropriations panel.
The president also said in an interview that Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, would cross a red line if he delved into Trump family finances unrelated to Russia.
The New York Times Opinion section would like to hear from women about whether they think sexism has become worse since the U.S. presidential election.
He is still off to a less successful start than any other modern president, thanks to the collapse of the health care bill.
Imagine Republican leaders were in charge of your medical care.
There is a profound but predictable obstacle blocking Trump’s legislative agenda: His own incompetence.
Dennis Prager, a thoughtful conservative, seems to think so.
President Trump discussed a range of issues, including the Russia investigation, with three New York Times reporters in the Oval Office.
The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has taken extraordinary measures to pump oxygen back into the G.O.P.’s badly fading effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Late-night hosts resorted to different comparisons to explain how much they were irked by President Trump’s undisclosed meeting with Vladimir Putin.
Exclusive audio from The Times’s wide-ranging interview, in which Mr. Trump discusses Vladimir Putin, Jeff Sessions and James Comey.
Efforts to manipulate its meaning in immigration matters have often reflected political exigency and racial bias.
President Trump has already taken action on at least three fronts to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
The Trump administration said it had brought about savings for the economy rather than regulatory costs during the president’s first months in office.
In an interview, President Trump discussed his increasingly warm relationship with France’s leader, which has followed an awkward first encounter.
A review of President Trump’s claims that the Republican version of a replacement for the Affordable Care Act included several false claims.
In edited audio excerpts from an interview with New York Times reporters, President Trump discussed Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump Jr., Robert S. Mueller III and the newly disclosed conversation he had with Vladimir V. Putin.
Myanmar’s opening had been considered an American victory, but Beijing is bringing it into its fold with money and diplomacy.
Readers react to developments on the Republican health bill.
In an interview, the former vice president and climate change activist reflects on what comes after the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris agreement.