1. Trump Violates First Amendment by Blocking Twitter Users, Judge Says Business, Today

    A federal judge in Manhattan ruled on Wednesday that President Trump’s practice of blocking Twitter users who criticize him was unconstitutional.

  2. Jared Kushner Gets Security Clearance, Ending Swirl of Questions Over Delay Washington, Today

    Mr. Kushner’s F.B.I. background check had dragged on, fueling questions about whether the special counsel had found evidence that made him a security risk.

  3. Truth in a Post-Truth Era: Sandy Hook Families Sue Alex Jones, Conspiracy Theorist Washington, Today

    Cases seek a verdict on “post-truth” culture and on Mr. Jones, a Trump ally who reaps millions peddling bogus claims about an American tragedy

  4. How the Mueller Investigation Could Play Out for Trump Interactive, Today

    If Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, finds evidence that Mr. Trump broke the law, he will have decisions to make about how to proceed. We explain them.

  5. Trump Repeats Unconfirmed Claims of Spies Inside His Campaign Washington, Today

    The president departed from his previous language about the possibility the government deployed a spy inside his campaign. Instead, he stated it as fact before slightly backing off the accusations.

  6. The Democrats’ Midterm Dilemma Op Ed, Today

    How the politics of normalcy are boosting Republicans.

  7. Trump Incorrectly Quotes James Clapper to Falsely Claim F.B.I. Spied On Campaign Washington, Today

    President Trump tweeted on Wednesday that Mr. Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, said he “should be happy that the F.B.I. was spying on his campaign.” Mr. Clapper did not say that.

  8. ‘This Is Not of God’: When Anti-Trump Evangelicals Confront Their Brethren National, Today

    Concerned evangelicals staged a revival in Liberty University’s backyard to challenge Jerry Falwell Jr. and his alliance with President Trump.

  9. Centrists Are the Most Hostile to Democracy, Not Extremists Interactive, Today

    Research shows that it’s not the far right or far left that is the least supportive of democracy and the most supportive of authoritarianism. It’s the center.

  10. Centrists Are the Most Hostile to Democracy, Not Extremists Interactive, Today

    Research shows that it’s not the far right or far left that is the least supportive of democracy and the most supportive of authoritarianism. It’s the center.

  11. N.F.L. Anthem Policy Bound to Please Only the N.F.L. Sports, Today

    Commissioner Roger Goodell and the owners say they stand with the players and their values. Then they create new rules about the anthem without them.

  12. U.S. Disinvites China From Military Exercise Amid Rising Tensions World, Today

    The Pentagon said Beijing’s buildup on disputed islands in the South Island Seas is not consistent with the security exercise among allies this summer.

  13. Paul Ryan’s Hold on Speaker’s Job Is Tested by G.O.P. Infighting Washington, Yesterday

    Mr. Ryan’s fractious conference is a management problem for him, but now he is caught between conservatives and moderates on immigration, the special counsel and more.

  14. The Threat of Nuclear War Letters, Today

    A reader writes that denuclearization is at the center of the talks between the Koreas and the United States.

  15. The Risky Business of Speaking for President Trump Magazine, Today

    Flacks in this White House press office are getting enormous exposure — but potentially at a long-term cost to their credibility.

  16. Ebola, Amnesia and Donald Trump Editorial, Yesterday

    Just four years ago, an epidemic taught the need for speed and global cooperation. The Trump administration is ignoring that lesson.

  17. Trump Rule Would Bar Some Abortion Advice at Federally Funded Clinics Washington, Yesterday

    The president hailed the proposal — a top priority of social conservatives who have been among his staunchest supporters — at a gala for an anti-abortion organization.

  18. Robert Mueller, You’re Starting to Scare Me Op Ed, Yesterday

    Collusion, collusion, collusion. Does Donald Trump’s fate hang on only that?

  19. Michael Cohen’s Business Partner Agrees to Cooperate as Part of Plea Deal Metro, Yesterday

    A business partner of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, pleaded guilty to tax evasion and is said to be working with law enforcement.

  20. Congress Approves First Big Dodd-Frank Rollback Business, Yesterday

    The bipartisan legislation will now head to President Trump, leaving fewer than 10 big banks subject to stricter post-crisis oversight.

  21. Stephen Colbert Isn’t Sure This Is a Constitutional Crisis Culture, Today

    “A constitutional crisis technically requires that one branch of the government push back against another branch,” Colbert said of the move to investigate the Russia inquiry.

  22. It Was ‘Roseanne’ vs. ‘Roseanne,’ in a Polarizing Revival Culture, Yesterday

    The sitcom’s revival was a topical hit, but the political pot-stirring — onscreen and off — overshadowed the show’s strengths.

  23. Yes, You Can Go Home Again — if You’re a White House Correspondent From Elkhart, Indiana Insider, Yesterday

    When I heard that President Trump would be speaking in North Side Middle School’s gymnasium, where I used to run laps in gym class, I wasn’t about to miss such a surreal reporting opportunity.

  24. White House Sets Meeting for Republican Lawmakers Over Informant Washington, Yesterday

    The White House said on Thursday that it had organized a meeting for top law enforcement officials and Republican lawmakers. But the details remained fuzzy.

  25. There’s a Sinkhole at the White House. Blame the Swamp. (Really.) Express, Yesterday

    “Drain the swamp” jabs were abundant on Twitter, but joking aside, the phrase has some geological merit. There is a “legitimate swamp” around the White House, an expert said.

  26. Ebola, Amnesia and Donald Trump Opinion, Yesterday

    Just four years ago, an epidemic taught the need for speed and global cooperation. The Trump administration is ignoring that lesson.

  27. Congress Approves Bill Giving Patients a ‘Right to Try’ Experimental Drugs Washington, Yesterday

    The House passed a bill that would, in effect, allow patients to bypass the Food and Drug Administration and obtain an “investigational drug.” The Senate approved the same bill in August.

  28. Three Reporters Are Turned Away From an E.P.A. Event Business, Yesterday

    The rocky tenure of the E.P.A. chief Scott Pruitt continues. The Associated Press reports that its correspondent was “shoved out of the building by a security guard.”

  29. Homeland Security Chief Backtracks After Saying Russia Didn’t Try to Help Trump Washington, Yesterday

    The agency’s secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, appeared to counter conclusions by the intelligence community that Moscow sought to give President Trump an edge in the 2016 election.

  30. Dean Baquet, Times Executive Editor, Chats With Stephen Colbert About Russia Inquiry Coverage Insider, Yesterday

    “Newsrooms are the most beautiful, deeply flawed places,” Mr. Baquet said.“We make mistakes. When we catch them, we own up to them.”

  31. What Islamophobic Politicians Can Learn From Mormons Op Ed, Yesterday

    Republican officials from Utah understand the importance of protecting Muslims’ rights.

  32. China Cuts Car Tariffs, in a Small Offering to the U.S. on Trade Business, Yesterday

    The moves are likely to change little for the auto industry, though Chinese factories and German firms could benefit from slashing tariffs on parts.

  33. Trump Backs Away From Demand for Immediate North Korean Denuclearization Washington, Yesterday

    The president’s hint of flexibility came after North Korea declared last week that it would never agree to unilaterally surrender its weapons and threatened to cancel a June summit meeting.

  34. Congress Is Poised to Pass Dodd-Frank Rollback for Smaller Banks Business, Yesterday

    Changes to the framework to protect against another financial crisis won’t help big banks directly, but are part of a larger deregulation effort.

  35. Can Trump Still Claim Victory if Kim Jong-un Keeps His Nuclear Arms? Foreign, Yesterday

    North Korean denuclearization is off the table, at least in the short term. But there are other outcomes from the planned summit talks that President Trump might accept.

  36. Trump-Kim Meeting Is Yet to Come, but U.S. Has Minted the Coins Foreign, Yesterday

    The White House was criticized over commemorative coins to honor the planned meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un.

  37. Trump’s Moves to Fight Back Against Investigators Letters, Yesterday

    Readers discuss Rod Rosenstein’s “Hobson’s choice” and accuse the president of acting for his personal benefit, not the public’s.

  38. Chances of China Trade Win Undercut by Trump Team Infighting Washington, May 21

    Ceaseless infighting and jockeying for influence on the White House’s trade team helped deprive the president of a quick victory on his most cherished policy issue.

  39. Trump Team’s Mueller Strategy: Limit the Investigation and Attack the Investigators Washington, May 21

    “They have now decided that they need to be more proactive, more aggressive and more anticipatory,” says Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard Law School professor emeritus.

  40. Democrats’ Next Big Thing: Government-Guaranteed Jobs Washington, Yesterday

    It’s a big idea from a bygone era: guaranteed employment. But for Democrats veering to the left, it’s only the latest in an aggressive stance toward governance.

  41. Whites’ Unease Shadows the Politics of a More Diverse America Business, Yesterday

    As the country heads for a time when no group makes up a majority, the change may affect white attitudes in far more than racial and economic matters.

  42. Republican Leaders Will Be Allowed to See Some Information on Russia Investigation Washington, May 21

    Intelligence and law enforcement officials had said the information was highly delicate and that it was not appropriate to turn over unredacted material to Congress.

  43. An Artless Negotiation From the President Who Penned ‘The Art of the Deal’ Business, May 21

    President Trump’s negotiating playbook is by now pretty obvious: Make big demands, thump your chest and claim victory. But some of his talk on China has a whiff of desperation.

  44. By Demanding an Investigation, Trump Challenged a Constraint on His Power Washington, May 21

    The president escalated his campaign to undermine the Justice Department’s traditional independence from White House interference.

  45. Trump-Kim Summit Meeting Is a ‘99.9% Done Deal,’ South Korea Says Foreign, Yesterday

    South Korea moved to confront growing doubts about whether the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un would actually take place.

  46. How Dodd-Frank Rollback Bill Could Come Back to Haunt Us: DealBook Briefing Business, Yesterday

    Congress passed legislation that frees banks from a variety of regulations that were imposed after the financial crisis of 2008.

  47. Mark Penn, Ex-Clinton Aide, Dismisses Mueller Inquiry, and the Clintons Along With It Washington, May 21

    His criticism goes beyond just denouncing the special counsel to describing the people around his former employers as unprincipled schemers, the way the Republicans he once opposed used to do.

  48. Listen to ‘The Daily’: Rod Rosenstein’s Impossible Choice Podcasts, Yesterday

    After President Trump asked the Justice Department to open an inquiry into its own Russia investigation, it granted the White House access to classified information. What’s behind the decision?

  49. Trump v. the Department of Justice Editorial, May 21

    President Trump and his enablers in Congress and the right-wing media are engaged in a dangerous campaign to undermine the foundations of American justice.

  50. As Trump Adds Sanctions on Venezuela, Its Neighbors Reject Election Result Foreign, May 21

    A group of mainly Latin American nations said the vote had not “met with the international standards of a democratic, free, just and transparent electoral process.”

  51. What’s the Matter With Europe? Op Ed, May 21

    A discredited elite and dark forces rising. Sound familiar?

  52. Trump Falsely Claims Russia Investigation Started Because of Steele Dossier Washington, May 21

    President Trump has repeatedly pointed to the findings of a House Intelligence Committee report to insist his campaign did not collude with Russia. But that same report concludes that the inquiry began with a diplomat’s tip about a Trump campaign ...

  53. Neal Katyal: Can’t Indict a President? That Could Hurt Trump Op Ed, May 21

    Rudolph Giuliani’s assertion would mean the president must testify.

  54. Stop Giving Trump the Benefit of the Doubt Op Ed, May 21

    The Korean summit meeting is a mess. Just like everything else.

  55. Pompeo’s Iran Plan: Tell Them to Give Up Editorial, May 21

    The new secretary of state is engaging in wishful thinking after President Trump renounced the nuclear deal.

  56. Trump’s Demands Escalate Pressure on Rosenstein to Preserve Justice Dept.’s Independence Washington, May 21

    Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, responded to the demand for an inquiry into the F.B.I.’s use of an informant by referring the request to the department’s inspector general.

  57. U.S. Places New Sanctions on Venezuela Day After Election Washington, May 21

    The penalties, which bar U.S. companies and citizens from buying debt from the Venezuelan government, were devised to keep President Nicolás Maduro from selling off government debt to enrich himself.

  58. Trump’s Charm and Threats May Not Be Working on China. Here’s Why. Business, May 21

    President Trump threatened tariffs on $150 billion in goods, then tried conciliation. Beijing’s response either way: Rebuff the offers and avoid specific pledges.

  59. Venezuela’s Sham Election Editorial, May 21

    Sunday’s vote giving Nicolás Maduro another term was flawed by low turnout and rampant corruption. Venezuela’s Latin neighbors must unite to isolate and force him from office.

  60. Trump Defends Administration’s Trade Strategy With China Washington, May 21

    The president praised his approach, and criticized Democrats, in a series of tweets on Monday following a three-day negotiation session that ended with little clarity.

  61. Trump Swears In Gina Haspel as C.I.A. Director, Praising Agency as the ‘Most Elite’ in the World Washington, May 21

    The president’s praise of the agency came amid his assault on what he perceives as the intelligence community’s improper actions as part of the investigations into his campaign.

  62. Trump Grappling With Risks of Proceeding With North Korea Meeting Washington, May 20

    President Trump was surprised and angered by a statement issued by the North’s chief nuclear negotiator, who declared that the country would not swap its nuclear weapons capability for economic aid.

  63. Mueller Hopes Obstruction Inquiry Into Trump May Wrap Up by Sept. 1, Giuliani Says Washington, May 20

    Mr. Giuliani sought to make the case that a longer timeline for that aspect of the Russia investigation would hurt Republicans in the midterm elections.

  64. Trump’s Attacks on the Rule of Law Reach a New Level Op Ed, May 21

    Also: One crime, one man, six trials.

  65. Listen to ‘The Daily’: North Korea’s Fear? Becoming Libya Podcasts, May 21

    After John R. Bolton, the U.S. national security adviser, said that talks with North Korea should follow “the Libya model,” the North threatened to call them off.

  66. The Right Way to Fix the Prisons Editorial, May 20

    What Congress could learn from Donald Trump’s moment of empathy on criminal justice.

  67. The Mississippi Man Tried Six Times for the Same Crime Op Ed, May 20

    A Mississippi prosecutor seems to have a vendetta against Curtis Flowers, as a new podcast documents.

  68. Trump Demands Inquiry Into Whether Justice Dept. ‘Infiltrated or Surveilled’ His Campaign Washington, May 20

    Legal experts said President Trump’s promise of intervention had little precedent, and could force a clash between the sitting president and his Justice Department.

  69. U.S. Suspends Tariffs on China, Stoking Fears of a Loss of Leverage Washington, May 20

    A temporary cease-fire has calmed fears of a trade war, but the Trump administration now faces criticism it is backing down from striking a tough deal.

  70. Israel and Evangelicals: New U.S. Embassy Signals a Growing Alliance Foreign, May 19

    The opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem marks the increasing importance of conservative Christians to Israel, at the risk of upsetting American Jews.

  71. Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election Washington, May 19

    The Trump Tower meeting and follow-ups are the first indication that countries beyond Russia may have offered help to the Trump campaign.

  72. John Kelly’s Ancestors Wouldn’t Have Fit In Either Op Ed, May 19

    Convenient amnesia about one’s origins is an all-American trait.

  73. Ending the Dead End in North Korea Op Ed, May 19

    We should set aside for a minute our demand that it disarm before any other negotiation.

  74. Don’t Let Trump Off the Hook, New York Editorial, May 19

    The Legislature needs to approve a proposal to limit enhanced double jeopardy protections, so those pardoned by the president can face state charges.

  75. U.S. and China Tout Trade Talks as Success, but Leave the Details for Later Business, May 19

    The two countries said they had reached an agreement to increase American exports, but the White House noted that specifics would be agreed upon at a later date.

  76. Pandering, and Endangering Women Editorial, May 19

    President Trump is dealing a serious blow to family planning services, all so he can say he “defunded” Planned Parenthood.

  77. The News Isn’t Fake. But It’s Flawed. Op Ed, May 19

    Donald Trump’s attacks on us are shameless. Let’s not abet them.

  78. Requiring Prices in Drug Ads: Would It Do Any Good? Is It Even Legal? Washington, May 19

    A proposal that the administration presents as a matter of transparency has raised a torrent of questions from consumers, doctors, drugmakers and advertising professionals.

  79. Are Liberals Too Smug and Self-Righteous? Letters, May 19

    An essay saying liberals are “not as smart, or as persuasive, as they think” not surprisingly got a flood of responses, from both the left and the right.

  80. F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims Washington, May 18

    The informant made contact in the summer of 2016 with Trump campaign advisers who were already under scrutiny for ties to Russia.

  81. White House Keeps Details of Melania Trump’s Health Under Wraps Washington, May 18

    Four days into Mrs. Trump’s unusually long recovery period after a kidney procedure, virtually all that has been said is that the first lady is “doing great.”

  82. How New Abortion Restrictions Would Affect Women’s Health Care Washington, May 18

    The Trump administration’s proposal to bar certain federal funds from abortion providers has raised complicated questions about reproductive health care.

  83. Trump, MS-13, and Fake News Op Ed, May 18

    To call MS-13 ‘animals’ is unfair to animals.

  84. Lawyers for Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels Sling More (Legal) Mud Metro, May 18

    On Friday, the fighting centered on the question of whether Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, could formally enter the case.

  85. Yet Again: An American Gun Tragedy Letters, May 18

    Responses to another school massacre, this time in Santa Fe, Tex.

  86. House Farm Bill Collapses Amid Republican Disarray Washington, May 18

    A rebellion from conservative lawmakers sank a vast farm-policy bill on the House floor Friday amid a fight over how to proceed on immigration.

  87. Now Even Japan Is Pushing Back Against Trump’s Tariffs Foreign, May 18

    Japan is considering filing a complaint with the W.T.O. against the United States for tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, a sign it could be readying for a trade war.

  88. In Familiar Cycle, Trump Laments Texas School Shooting and Vows Action Washington, May 18

    President Trump had called for gun control measures after the February school shooting in Parkland, Fla., but did not press for action, and Congress has not followed through.

  89. Trump Says He Will Nominate Acting Secretary to Lead V.A. Washington, May 18

    President Trump’s previous choice to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ronny L. Jackson, withdrew his name from consideration last month.

  90. Trump Pushes Possibility of Campaign Informant as ‘Really Bad Stuff’ Washington, May 18

    By raising the prospect of a spy in his 2016 campaign, the president weighed into a simmering battle between federal law enforcement officials and his allies on Capitol Hill.

  91. U.S. and South Korea to Discuss North’s ‘Bright Future’ Foreign, May 18

    Moon Jae-in, the South Korean leader, is to meet President Trump at the White House next week to discuss possible incentives for Pyongyang to denuclearize.

  92. When the President Takes On Amazon, Nobody Wins Sunday Business, May 18

    Economists agree on one thing: Politicians shouldn’t attack specific companies based on their own whims or preferences

  93. Trump Administration to Tie Health Facilities’ Funding to Abortion Restrictions Washington, May 17

    The change would bar the staff of reproductive health groups from providing abortions or referring patients to abortion clinics or risk losing federal family planning funds.

  94. An Unjustified Uproar About Trump’s ‘Animals’ Remark Letters, May 18

    The president’s comment referred to M-13 gang members, a reader notes, chastising the media.

  95. ‘Bigger Than Watergate’? Both Sides Say Yes, but for Different Reasons Washington, May 17

    Forty-four years after Richard Nixon resigned, critics of President Trump see an even worse scandal. Mr. Trump says the real outrage is the investigation.

  96. Congressional Candidates, Not Mueller, Could Decide Trump’s Future Politics, May 17

    The idea of impeachment raises the stakes for control of Congress this November and potentially puts the idea front and center in the midterm elections.

  97. Trump’s Iran Move May Swamp Greece Op Ed, May 18

    The danger illustrates the unforeseen consequences of impetuous American actions.

  98. Trump Defends ‘Animals’ Remark, Saying It Referred to MS-13 Gang Members Washington, May 17

    One day after he prompted criticism for describing dangerous criminals crossing the border as “animals,” President Trump reiterated that the term fits for gang members.

  99. Sanctions on Iran and Venezuela May Empower U.S. Rivals Business, May 17

    Squeezing the two oil producers could increase demand for Russian crude and offer China and Russia a chance to deepen their ties to the Iranians.

  100. Listen to ‘The Daily’: Does Mueller Have a Plan for Trump? Podcasts, May 18

    White House lawyers have claimed that the special counsel will not indict the president, regardless of his findings. If that’s true, then what’s the purpose of his inquiry?

  101. Gunman at Trump Doral Golf Club in Florida Is Shot by the Police National, May 18

    An armed man ranting against President Trump opened fire on officers early Friday in South Florida before he was wounded and apprehended, the police said.

  102. James Corden Is Surprised Trump Remembered His Own Anniversary — With Robert Mueller Culture, May 18

    After President Trump noted that the Russia probe had entered its second year, Corden imagined the first lady’s reaction: “Oh, so you are capable of remembering anniversaries?’”

  103. Did China Just Bribe Trump to Undermine National Security? Op Ed, May 17

    An about-face on punishing a Chinese company came as a Chinese state-owned firm announced an investment in a project tied to the Trump Organization.

  104. The Cruelty of Breaking Up Immigrant Families Editorial, May 17

    The Trump administration appears to be making it a policy to separate children from their family members when they cross the border.

  105. Yanny or Laurel? Trump Says Something Else National, May 17

    The senior adviser heard ‘Laurel.’ The press secretary heard ‘Yanny.’ And the president heard something else altogether.

  106. Chance of Nafta Deal in 2018 Diminishes as Talks Drag Past Congressional Deadline Business, May 17

    The Trump administration had hoped a revised deal would reach the current Congress, in which Republicans control both chambers. Now, those prospects are diminishing by the day.

  107. U.S. Pushes Plan to Make Mexico Handle Asylum Seekers Foreign, May 17

    The Trump administration is exploring a “safe third country” agreement with Mexico, which would force asylum seekers to file their petitions in Mexico.

  108. The Eagles Will Visit the White House After All Sports, May 17

    Despite leaked remarks in which the team’s owner called the Trump presidency “disastrous,” the Super Bowl champions will visit the White House on June 5.

  109. China Plans Up to $200 Billion in Trade Concessions, but Skepticism Abounds Washington, May 17

    A meeting between the top economic adviser to China and administration officials is expected to focus heavily on reducing the gap between what America exports to China and what it imports.

  110. Senate Confirms Gina Haspel to Lead C.I.A. Despite Torture Concerns Washington, May 17

    Ms. Haspel, a career clandestine officer, will take the helm as the agency’s first female director at a time of shifting alliances and intelligence threats from countries including Russia and Iran.

  111. An Aggrieved Trump Wants Better Press, and He Blames Leaks for Not Getting It Washington, May 17

    The president’s irritation with his staff reached a new level last week after the leak of a morbid joke a junior aide made about Senator John McCain having brain cancer.

  112. Republicans Can’t Even Cut Red Tape Correctly Op Ed, May 17

    Some regulation helps markets and the economy, some hurts. Guess which type is being slashed?

  113. Trump Says Russia Inquiry’s Overreach Is a Scandal ‘Bigger Than Watergate!’ Washington, May 17

    Mr. Trump tweeted that a confidential informant embedded in his presidential campaign would be a scandal bigger than Watergate, inviting comparisons.

  114. China, Signaling Thaw With U.S. Over Trade, Approves Toshiba Microchip Deal Business, May 17

    Chinese antitrust officials allowed the Japanese company to sell a majority stake in its chip unit to an American-led group, a prelude to an easing of tensions between Washington and Beijing.

  115. Emmanuel Macron’s Bromance With Trump Takes Its Toll at Home Foreign, May 17

    The French president’s warm embrace of President Trump, replete with hand holding, hugs and dandruff dusting, has opened him to public criticism.

  116. North Korea’s Sudden Shift Puts South’s Leader on the Spot Foreign, May 17

    For President Moon Jae-in, North Korea’s threat to derail talks has made clear the difficulties of playing matchmaker between Kim Jong-un and President Trump.

  117. Stir Caused by Trump’s ‘Animals’ Remark Letters, May 17

    A reader says we should focus on the president’s destructive policies, not his comments.

  118. Rushing to Ruin the Boundary Waters Wilderness Op Ed, May 17

    The Trump administration is going full throttle to allow mining in northern Minnesota next to one of the nation’s most popular nature areas.

  119. Rex Tillerson’s Remarks About Truth and Ethics Letters, May 17

    A reader asks, “Where were these principled notions when Mr. Tillerson was secretary of state?”

  120. In Rebuke of Trump, Tillerson Says Lies Are a Threat to Democracy Washington, May 16

    The ex-secretary of state, who didn’t mention the president by name in a commencement speech at the Virginia Military Institute, said efforts to hide the truth amounted to going “wobbly on America.”

  121. North Korean Threats Are ‘Splash of Cold Water’ on Expectations for Talks Washington, May 16

    Officials said they believed the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un would still happen, but the threats brought a diplomatic high-wire act temporarily back to earth.

  122. A Blue Wave of Moral Restoration Op Ed, May 17

    Signs are positive for a major realignment in Washington.

  123. Mueller Won’t Indict Trump if He Finds Wrongdoing, Giuliani Says Washington, May 16

    The special counsel’s office has told the president’s lawyers that prosecutors will follow existing guidelines that say that sitting presidents cannot be indicted.

  124. Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants ‘Animals’ in Rant Washington, May 16

    The president unspooled a lengthy diatribe before TV cameras, warning that dangerous people were clamoring to breach the United States’ borders and castigating Mexico.

  125. China Approves Toshiba Microchip Deal, Signaling Thaw With U.S. Business Day, May 17

    The decision by Chinese antitrust officials could be a significant peace offering to the Trump administration as the two countries seek to solve a trade dispute.

  126. Trump’s Latest Lies — and His Media Machine Op Ed, May 17

    Rex Tillerson’s indirect criticism now isn’t nearly sufficient.

  127. Top Republican Senator Says ‘No Reason to Dispute’ That Russia Favored Trump Washington, May 16

    Senator Richard M. Burr of North Carolina, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he saw “no reason to dispute” the findings of the United States’ spy agencies.

  128. Republicans Escalate Bitter Fight Over Judicial Nominations Washington, May 17

    The Senate is entering a new phase of judicial battles as Republicans push aside Democrats’ objections.

  129. Jimmy Fallon Wonders if Trump Cares About the Senate Document Dump Culture, May 17

    A Senate panel released more than 2,000 pages of documents related to the Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer. “You lost me at 2,000 pages,” Fallon imagined the president saying.

  130. On Trade, the U.S. and China Consider the Unthinkable: Breaking Up Business, May 16

    Complete disengagement is impossible, but both Washington and Beijing envision a day when they don’t need each other as much to power their economies.

  131. Trump Discloses Cohen Payment, Raising Questions About Previous Omission Washington, May 16

    Mr. Trump’s financial disclosure included a payment made to his personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen, who has said he paid a porn star who claimed an affair with Mr. Trump.

  132. Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation Washington, May 16

    Mr. Trump has described the investigation as a politically motivated effort to undermine his presidency. But time and again, agents took steps that ultimately benefited him.

  133. The Russia Investigation Is Complicated. Here’s What It All Means. Washington, May 16

    The special counsel is investigating events that span years and cross international borders.

  134. 5 Things the New Trump Tower Meeting Documents Tell Us Washington, May 16

    A Senate committee released thousands of documents related to a 2016 meeting with Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer. Here are five key findings.

  135. Documents Show Promise, and Letdown, Around Trump Tower Meeting Washington, May 16

    The records, part of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s inquiry into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russians, produced few major revelations.

  136. Here’s Your Unclassified Briefing on Secret Government Code Names Washington, May 16

    The F.B.I. investigation into Russian election meddling and possible ties to Trump associates was originally called Crossfire Hurricane.

  137. Falling for Hamas’s Split-Screen Fallacy Op Ed, May 16

    The terrorist organization understands that death captured on camera is a potent weapon of war.

  138. Novartis’s Top Lawyer is Out Amid Furor Over Payments to Michael Cohen Business, May 16

    The Swiss pharmaceutical giant said Felix R. Ehrat would retire, after the company said this month it had made payments to President Trump’s personal lawyer.

  139. The Motives Behind the Trump-Kim Maneuvers Letters, May 16

    Readers react to the possibility that the summit meeting between the U.S. and North Korea will be canceled.

  140. This Ramadan, I’ll Try Praying for Enemies, Friends, Frenemies and Kanye West Op Ed, May 16

    I must, however, make a confession: I usually end up hangry.

  141. Apartments Are Stocked, Toys Donated. Only the Refugees Are Missing. National, May 16

    The federal government has slowed the flow of displaced people into the U.S. to a trickle, achieving by bureaucracy what it couldn’t by executive order.

  142. A Sewer, Not a Swamp Letters, May 16

    A reader writes, “The Trump administration invites new language to capture its true character.”

  143. North Korea’s About-Face? It’s a Return to Form Foreign, May 16

    Pyongyang’s threat to cancel the summit meeting with President Trump fits a pattern by the unpredictable regime.

  144. Tantalizing Testimony From a Top Trump Aide Sets Off a Search for Proof Washington, May 15

    The aide said he remembered getting an email about Russian dirt on Hillary Clinton well before compromising Democratic emails were released. No one can find the message he mentioned.

  145. E.U. Official Takes Donald Trump to Task: ‘With Friends Like That’ … Foreign, May 16

    Donald Tusk, the leader of the E.U.’s heads of government, used 280 characters to blast the U.S. president and reaffirm the bloc’s commitment to its policy agenda.

  146. Trump Meets Uzbek President, Making No Mention of Human Rights Washington, May 16

    Aides said Wednesday’s meeting was an effort to begin a new era of partnership with Uzbekistan, a country that is making its first fitful turns away from authoritarianism.

  147. The Fall of the German Empire Op Ed, May 16

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