The Trump administration, believing China will struggle to change its stance over trade, plans to hammer home the idea that it wants strong commitments.
The pound whipsawed on Wednesday after Conservative lawmakers scheduled a vote on the leadership of Prime Minister Theresa May.
Yes, it would be. But that question is a distraction from the principal objective of the Russia investigation.
Many conservative lawmakers support a bill that would enact the most significant changes to the federal criminal justice system in decades.
Jimmy Kimmel compared President Trump’s demanding a border wall to “a toddler threatening to keep screaming on the floor of Toys ‘R’ Us until Congress buys him a Hatchimal.”
The two parties typically try to avoid getting blamed for a government shutdown. President Trump says he’s happy to own one over a border wall
A planned executive order is the administration’s latest attempt to turn a provision from the sweeping 2017 tax law into a major effort to combat poverty.
Lawyers for immigrants have started to convince judges that state laws prohibit local law enforcement from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The sentencing, at 11 a.m. in Manhattan, will cap a startling fall for Mr. Cohen, who is a central figure in the payments to a porn star and a former Playboy model.
A new group of more than 40 deportees, many of them the children of refugees, will be the largest yet to be ejected by the Trump administration.
If Tuesday’s Oval Office meeting is any indication, it’s going to be a rough two years.
France’s imperious young leader has heard the anger of his marginalized citizens and has begun to respond.
The order is connected to a defamation suit Ms. Daniels filed against President Trump last spring. A judge dismissed it in October.
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Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, pushed back against President Trump during an argument in front of reporters over his demand to build a border wall and threat to shut down the government.
An expert says significant changes took place long before Mr. Trump took office.
In the Oval Office, the likely new House speaker takes on a president who is rarely challenged to his face in public, especially by a woman.
The best option goes beyond retaliation or restraint.
Some have been deemed unqualified by the American Bar Association, and others have proved racially divisive, but that hasn’t necessarily stopped them from reaching the bench.
What was billed as a photo opportunity quickly turned into a heated confrontation between President Trump and the Democratic leaders of Congress, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
Senator Mitch McConnell said the Senate would vote on a bill rewriting prison and sentencing laws before the end of the year, a potential bipartisan policy achievement for President Trump.
The wall is the biggest sticking point between the president and Democrats. President Trump wants funding for it in spending bills that must pass to avert a government shutdown.
During a public airing of hostilities with Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer, the president undercut Republican congressional leaders as he pushed for funding for his border wall.
Miriam Jordan, a national immigration correspondent, shares how she confirmed the immigration status of two women who worked in President Trump’s golf property.
Tracing an airstrike halfway around the world back to an American bomb factory.
“If anyone here wants to be President Trump’s chief of staff, just raise your hand and the job is yours,” Fallon told his audience.
Representing clients who face penalties from Washington is a lucrative new niche, especially for lobbyists who have links to the president or his administration.
American troops took the three church bells after avenging a deadly attack on their fellow soldiers, and the seizure has complicated ties with the Philippines since.
We dare you to live through 2018 — again.
What happens if re-election is Trump's best hope of avoiding an indictment?
After prosecutors essentially named President Trump an unindicted co-conspirator with Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump insisted that payments to two women were not election-related spending.
The proposed new rule would chip away at wetlands safeguards put in place during the administration of President George H.W. Bush.
Finding a replacement for the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, is in many ways just the latest staffing snare in a White House that has struggled to fill even low-ranking jobs.
U.S. investment is guiding the fight to contain the violence in El Salvador, even as President Trump hurls insults and threatens to walk away.
Donald Trump, Mitt Romney, Meg Whitman, Pete Wilson, and Dianne Feinstein are just a few of the public officials who have been forced to acknowledge that they employed undocumented immigrants.
While the official United States stance brought scorn from environmentalists, there are signs that the administration is picking up some powerful allies.
Only Trump’s flamboyant awfulness stands in the way of his party’s power grab.
From Nixon’s White House to Obama’s, these books highlight presidential right-hand men and their outsize power.
Readers react to the special counsel’s release of documents and the departure of the White House chief of staff.
Republicans are joining Democrats in a vigorous examination of Department of Veterans Affairs failings, a rare area of bipartisan oversight on Capitol Hill.
China can do more. The planet depends on it.
Ms. Butina will plead guilty to conspiring to act as a foreign agent. The case drew headlines with accusations that she used sex as spycraft as she tried to influence Republicans.
One of the main voices in the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union is ready to rejoin the fray if Britain’s departure seems endangered.
The president wants an attorney general who will defend him above all else. There’s reason to worry about his new nominee.
How states are becoming hotbeds of anti-democratic power grabs.
Worries about global economic growth, trade and the strength of corporate America have been battering stocks. While that’s cause for concern, it is important to put slides like this in context.
Worries about global economic growth, trade and the strength of corporate America have been battering stocks. While that’s cause for concern, it is important to put slides like this in context.
The president is often unable or unwilling to spot the difference between a favor and a crooked scheme.
It probably has nothing to do with John Kelly’s personality. More likely, the White House wants someone who’s got political skills for the 2020 campaign.
South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, said a visit by Kim Jong-un to Seoul could happen this month. But Mr. Kim has yet to accept the invitation.
In taking on Michael Cohen, federal prosecutors find unexpected meaning in the scandals involving Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.
It seems Mr. Cohen offered to provide just enough information to make a bid for leniency, but nothing more about his or others’ activities.
The largest impasse in a must-pass spending package is funding for President Trump’s wall, but lawmakers are looking at rolling in an array of other legislation.
The decision leaves it unclear who will take the top West Wing job as President Trump confronts the fight of his political life.
No one is above the law in America.
Prosecutors say President Trump organized illegal payments to two women during the presidential campaign. Now they want to know if he and Mr. Cohen acted alone.
The presidents of the United States and China call a (temporary) truce.
A transcript of the remarks of James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, before two House committees on Friday was released. We break it down.
Democratically elected leaders borrow from the anti-press playbook of dictators and tyrants.
Whiplash on Wall Street, and OPEC and Russia agree to cut oil production. And Britain's Parliament votes on Brexit, and Uber resumes tests of its self-driving cars.
President Trump’s lawyer minimized the importance of any potential campaign finance violations, but Democrats said they could potentially lead to impeachment.
President Trump appointed more generals to senior positions than any other modern president. But with John Kelly’s resignation, only one general remains. Here’s what happened.
The departure of John F. Kelly leaves the president with an ever-shrinking team of close advisers as he begins to navigate the new power structure on Capitol Hill.
A reader says his coziness with various totalitarian leaders enhances his own power.
The Weekly Standard is facing the consequences of doing independent journalism in an increasingly partisan environment.
The special counsel says President Trump’s former national security adviser has provided “substantial assistance” and deserves a light sentence.
OPEC’s gathering in Vienna comes at a tricky time for the oil industry and consumers who depend on the world’s largest source of energy.
The United States’ five living presidents and about a dozen current and former heads of state will attend the services at the National Cathedral.
There’s still plenty of confusion over the U.S.-China trade truce, but the Chinese appear to be making some concessions.
Colbert pointed out that Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, is pleading guilty to things right and left, but hasn’t been guaranteed clemency in sentencing.
Uncertainty over the stability of a trade war truce between Washington and Beijing has renewed investor worries about global growth prospects.
Mr. Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential transition.
The two governments issued subpoenas in their case claiming President Trump has conflicts of interest that violate the Constitution’s emoluments clauses.
How do we govern in the age that will begin with the 2020 election?
A task force concluded that package delivery, including for the online retailer, was subsidizing other parts of the service. But its report included recommendations that made online retailers uneasy.
A recent government report predicts dire consequences from climate change. That complicates efforts to weaken environmental laws.
John R. Bolton, the national security adviser, said the North’s lack of progress on ending its nuclear program left room for a new meeting, likely in early 2019, to be productive.
Sgt. Matt Patten of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office wore a patch with a bold letter Q, the symbol of a far-right movement that promotes baseless conspiracy theories.
A poodle lover resents the metaphor of the president as Vladimir Putin’s poodle.
A reader shares his thoughts about raising his daughters in a dark time.
Giving himself the nickname on Twitter, the president said he would impose additional tariffs if China did not live up to promises made on the G-20 sidelines.
Mr. Avenatti, who gained prominence as the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, advocated a combative approach to President Trump.
Trump blinked on trade with China — and it was the right thing to do. Just ask the markets.
An attack ad made by George Bush’s supporters for his 1988 presidential campaign is infamous for stoking racial fears. The ad served as a precursor to the racially charged politics of today.
Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Poland over the next two weeks to try to put global climate negotiations back on track.
A hastily organized White House meeting came as fears were rising in Europe that the president may follow through on threats to impose car tariffs.
Speaking in Brussels, the secretary of state said that some institutions fail to serve their member nations, and should be revised or eliminated.
It’s just two days since President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China announced a reconciliation. But what promises were made remains far from clear
Defending his business practices on Twitter, the president sounded “like a stoner who just got pulled over on the way home from Burning Man,” Fallon said.
President Trump has defied the old conventions around troublesome pasts and political careers. But it’s unclear whether the same rules apply to the Democrats running to unseat him.
Mr. Cohen has told friends that he wanted to speed up the process by confessing his crimes quickly so that he could begin serving any sentence he receives.
Ms. Daniels, a pornographic film actress, was interviewed by the journalist Sally Quinn on Monday at a bookstore in Washington.
Mr. Bush expressed no regret for the Horton ad, and some of his longtime allies have long argued that he got a bad rap for something that was not really of his making.
There is no evidence that Paul Manafort was working with President Trump or other administration officials on the talks, which stemmed from 2017 discussions on Chinese investment.
The cabinet official’s connection to a shady deal for an alleged child molester.
It’s where the conspiracy theorizing and menacing of critics began.
President Trump refrained from publicly vilifying American institutions, assailing political adversaries, insulting allies or committing major gaffes.
In the On Politics newsletter, how Mr. Bush spent his political career chasing his party, and why Republicans are glad to delay the shutdown fight.
The Trump administration said China had agreed to make the potent drug a controlled substance, a move that would have major implications for America’s opioid crisis.
House lawmakers filed a stopgap spending bill that would ensure the government remains fully funded as the nation mourns President George Bush. But the wall fight still looms.
The transition from democracy to a cult of personality starts with a leader who lies all the time.
Even as the president cast farmers and automakers as major beneficiaries of the truce, confusion and deep divisions between the two countries posed threats to a final deal.
President Trump does not plan to deliver a eulogy at George Bush’s funeral service Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral.
Michael D. Cohen is cooperating with the special counsel, who is investigating whether the Trump campaign had any ties to Russian election interference.
For decades, opposition to drilling has left the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge off limits. Now the Trump administration is hurriedly clearing the way for oil exploration.
With details scant and officials in both countries mum on the issue of American-made autos, industry experts were left guessing as to what the president meant.
There’s still plenty that can go wrong even now the U.S. and China have called a temporary trade truce.
From Brazil to Hungary, Trump’s angry nationalism still resonates. American voters pushed back, but an American-Chinese Cold War looms.
Bari Weiss and Eve Peyser were Twitter enemies. Then they met.
For more than a generation, opposition to drilling has left a 19-million-acre wildlife refuge in Alaska largely unscathed. But the region is on the cusp of major change as Washington speedily rolls back protections.
A crusader films the red-tide carnage in Florida. But in a time of climate-change denialism encouraged by the president, her work draws nasty comments.
But the compromise reached by President Trump and President Xi Jinping offers few promises of policy changes, and it sets a tight deadline of March 1.
Two Iranians and a Syrian were allowed entry to perform “The Jungle,” a play about refugees, after urgings by Sting and an ex-archbishop of Canterbury.
The possibilities ahead in the Russia investigation suggest we are not reaching the end of a nightmare, but rather entering one.
A Republican Party that stayed true to President Trump is constrained from grappling with the damage he inflicted with moderate voters and women.
A compromise announced on Sunday would allow him to speak publicly about his testimony and for a transcript to be released in 24 hours, he said.
The week started with a surprise in the manufacturing sector and ended with new Silicon Valley revelations.
The move is intended to force Democrats to accept a revised version despite concerns that it does not protect American workers.
Our current detention policies have very specific historical roots.
In a meeting with President Xi Jinping of China, President Trump agreed to hold off on a plan to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on Jan. 1.
As a businessman, candidate and president, Mr. Trump has demanded loyalty of advisers, including an embrace of his habitual boasts, misstatements and outright falsehoods.
A grifter president has inspired an elite housecleaning.
The evidence from the special counsel’s investigation is already damning, but it must contend with a haze of lies, confusion and “alternative facts.”
The military finally submits to an audit, and the results are poor.
Less than a year ago, every major economy was expanding at once. Now, the slowdown holds the potential to intensify the sense of grievance roiling many societies.
President George Bush helped build the domestic and global framework that President Trump is seeking to dismantle.
A memo submitted by Mr. Cohen’s lawyers asked that he avoid prison time.
Elliott Broidy was paid through shell companies to try to end an investigation into a Malaysian financier accused of money laundering, according to court filings made public on Friday.
Michael Pillsbury, the president’s top outside adviser on China, has the president’s ear ahead of negotiations with Xi Jinping.
There’s a connection between Cohen’s guilty plea and Ukraine’s desperate plight.
The new leader will face many challenges, starting with his American counterpart. Damage control will be his first task.
Mr. Whitaker, the acting attorney general, sat on the board of a patent firm that was investigated by the Federal Trade Commission over accusations it bilked thousands of customers.
And now, the worst and the dumbest.
At the Group of 20 gathering in Buenos Aires, President Trump declined to meet with his two favorite strongmen, postponed meeting an ally and was preoccupied with the Russia investigation.
In Argentina, President Trump has a chance to confront Xi Jinping on human rights abuses against the Uighurs.
President Trump, who is not a reader, has used Twitter to plug a slew of Trump-friendly books with titles like “Why We Fight” and “The Russia Hoax.”
The Suffolk County prosecutor, Timothy D. Sini, announced the indictment of a woman who first dismantled a memorial for Evelyn Rodriguez’s daughter, who was killed by a gang.
President Trump did not rule out a pardon for his former campaign chairman, while prosecutors say he violated a plea agreement and could face additional charges.
Readers discuss President Trump’s threats to G.M. and how SUVs and foreign cars have become so prevalent on American highways.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly denied having business ties to Russia. Now that the president’s former lawyer has confessed to lying to Congress about a plan to build a tower in Russia, Trump’s story has changed.
Russia’s attack on three Ukrainian naval vessels only underscores Kiev’s vulnerability, particularly at sea.
President Trump appeared with his counterparts Justin Trudeau and Enrique Peña Nieto to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement.
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The road to a new North American trade agreement has soured the relationship between President Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
On the sidelines of the Group of 20 meeting in Buenos Aires, President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China will sit down to a vitally important meal.
An admission by President Trump’s former lawyer about a proposed business deal in Russia sheds new light on where the special counsel investigation is headed.
President Trump’s encounter with President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires will be the biggest test yet of whether Mr. Trump’s cultivation of the Chinese leader can overcome their differences.
Representative Jerrold Nadler, under heavy pressure from Democrats, has already begun drawing up ambitious plans for how to use his power — and for now the only “I” word they include is immigration.
Drug prosecutions dipped after “zero tolerance” for border crossers, most severely in California and Arizona.