Last week’s school massacre in Florida set the well-worn machinery of America’s gun debate in motion. But angry students inject new passion into a stale fight.
The charges do not involve President Trump or his campaign, but they compound the legal problems for Mr. Manafort, his former campaign chairman.
Many teachers reacted with alarm at the idea they would be trained and armed.
Consoler in chief has been a role that President Trump has been slow and somewhat reluctant to embrace — especially in contrast to his predecessor.
The guidance, expected to be announced in the coming days, allows the Trump administration to take action on guns without issuing rules that might inflame gun rights supporters.
America’s gun madness is part of an assault on the very idea of community.
President Trump promoted arming specially trained teachers to fend off school shooters, but rejected active-shooter drills to survive a rampage.
Even police officers often fail to hit their target when they shoot. How much worse would such an unintended consequence be in a crowded school?
What was most disconcerting about the indictment of Russian operatives is what it says about the state of democracy in America.
The A.T.F.’s weakened political position is partly because the N.R.A. has long used its sway to hobble the agency as well as because of a dearth of leadership and resources.
In an interview, George David Banks, who stepped down recently, said he also believed Mr. Trump might still be willing to remain in the global climate pact.
Hundreds of cases of advanced black lung disease have been found among miners in Central Appalachia, even as the Trump administration begins to review Obama-era coal dust rules.
The first of the Trumps’ Scion hotels is being built in the Mississippi Delta. The local developers, saying it would draw tourists, sought state tax relief.
What will Pyeongchang’s environmental legacy be? Also: A Trump adviser who resigned last week says the Paris agreement is worth protecting.
President Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, whose relationship got off to a rough start a year ago, will meet at the White House with much to discuss.
Administration officials say that Ivanka Trump could smooth some of the tensions that flared during the vice president’s visit, even if they insist that is not the purpose of her trip.
It is unclear how or when Viktor and Amalija Knavs got green cards, but immigration experts said the most likely way would have been a program the president has railed against.
An afternoon listening session in the State Dining Room included those affected by school shootings in Parkland, Fla.; Littleton, Colo.; and Newtown, Conn.
Donald Trump: Finally, some good news for James Buchanan.
Kimmel asked, “Do you really think these kids, these teenagers who spoke out after a shooting at their school, are actors?”
Despite the daunting environment, those in government and thinking about joining should carry on, but not uncritically.
The withdrawal of the nominee, Robert Weaver, follows reports that said he had inaccurately represented his qualifications to a Senate committee after his nomination in October.
Encouraging junk health policies is the latest proposal that would weaken health care while helping no one.
At a listening session with grieving parents and school-shooting victims, including students from Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, President Trump suggested teachers should be allowed to carry firearms.
The Border Patrol is aggressively using a little-known authority to set up checkpoints and search private property to crack down on illegal immigration.
Their hopes for a détente with Mr. Trump, who effectively staged a hostile takeover of a party he joined only in 2012, reflect the realization that rank-and-file Republicans have come to embrace the president.
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.
An honest response to globalization avoids cosmetic gimmicks like tariffs and goes after economic injustice directly.
Democrats have grown too passive in taking on the Trump tax cuts.
The Russian email hacking mattered. Their troll army is a phantom menace.
The indictment secured by the special counsel makes it clear that Facebook was used extensively in the campaign to disrupt the 2016 election. How did Russia do it?
Jared Kushner, frustrated about the issue and concerned that Mr. Kelly has targeted him personally with the directive, has told colleagues that he is reluctant to give up his high-level access.
The president asked the Justice Department to propose regulations that would ban “bump stocks,” which can convert a semiautomatic gun into an automatic weapon.
The lawyer admitted lying in an interview with the special counsel about conversations he had with Rick Gates, who served on the Trump campaign.
“I hope these kids don’t give up,” Colbert said on Tuesday. “Someone else may be in power, but this country belongs to them.”
Only raw electoral power can beat the gun lobby.
Republicans seek a leaner welfare system tying government benefits to hard work. But such benefits are worthless when there is no work to be had.
President Trump suggested that the Obama administration did not do enough to prevent the Kremlin’s influence campaign.
Under current rules, such “short-term, limited-duration insurance” cannot last for more than three months. Under the proposal, the limit would be 364 days.
Readers react to the president’s take on the Mueller indictment of Russians.
There’s nothing new about Trump, but that’s not necessarily reassuring.
Preserve, protect and defend: Trump is zero for three.
Republicans will complain again about overweening government, accelerating social change and American decline.
No president has ever been so fixated on his poll results. And no president has ever had less reason to care about them.
The White House aide who resigned in a domestic abuse scandal that engulfed the White House was known for his ambition at Harvard and on Capitol Hill.
Mr. Romney, who has publicly clashed with Mr. Trump in the past, has signaled he plans to serve as a check on the president if he is elected.
Some Facebook executives still seem more interested in defending themselves from criticism than owning their mistakes related to the 2016 election.
The personal is political: A bad-faith party attracts bad people.
The upturn follows an aggressive advertising campaign by the party and coincides with an eroding Democratic lead in polls gauging midterm election prospects.
The White House press secretary said that Mr. Trump had spoken to Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, about legislation to revamp background checks.
New signs that, despite President Trump’s campaign promise, this fossil fuel won’t be back.
A better-not-to-know approach in the White House allowed the Rob Porter problem to fester and raises questions about whether officials are capable of creating a better system.
Donald Trump has repeatedly said there was “no collusion.”
The head of Merck quit Mr. Trump’s business council after racial violence in Virginia, saying “as a matter of my own personal conscience, I could not remain.”
For all the ways President Trump has flouted the norms of his office, on policy he comes closer to other modern Republican presidents.
Robert Bork, criticized for his role in the Saturday Night Massacre, also made sure the president couldn’t easily fire another special prosecutor.
How scholars of politics rate the presidents — including the current one.
Among the factors justices have considered in deciding when to step down are party loyalty, judicial legacy and the next presidential election.
The special counsel’s charges against 13 Russians reveal a sophisticated plot to turn Americans against one another — one that seems to still be working.
Beyond facilitating a $130,000 payment to silence a pornographic film actress, Donald Trump’s lawyer spent years making aggressive behind-the-scenes efforts to protect him.
With imperfect English and tireless posting on Facebook and Twitter, Russian trolls summoned Americans to rallies, praised Donald J. Trump and played on political divisions.
The charges against 13 Russians have injected a new twist into a debate that has consumed the political universe since the final hours of election night: How did Trump do it?
Rob Goldman, Facebook vice president for ads, tweeted about Russia’s disinformation effort. President Trump then cited him. We fact-checked Mr. Goldman.
It does not take much to get Americans to turn against one another. Partisan polarization was well underway before Moscow got involved.
The Russia indictment shows that black folks had unwanted hands on their backs, nudging them toward apathy.
There are so many scandals in this administration that many aren’t getting the attention they deserve.
In an era of disunity, partisanship and allegations of Russian election meddling, the first president’s farewell address seems prescient.
He either believes Putin’s denials, or more likely, is afraid of what the Russians have on him.
The president unleashed a two-day Twitter tirade that was unusually angry and defiant even by his standards.
Here are eight times President Trump has rejected or otherwise doubted that Moscow had a role in interfering with the 2016 presidential election.
A member of “the great unwashed” calls on “some Republican to find a backbone and leave the lemming line.”
President Trump’s eldest son is headed to India on a sales trip for the family’s real estate business. Indians are star-struck by a family both rich and famous.
In an interview, Senator Mitch McConnell said that Mitt Romney’s Senate run was an illustration of Republicans’ improving fortunes entering a challenging midterm campaign.
President Trump depicted indictments charging Russians with interfering in America’s politics as a vindication for himself rather than a threat to the United States.
Helping young immigrants, not deporting them, is the smarter way to fight a vicious international gang.
President Trump and Congress are undoing our hard work.
The president and his attorney general have a backward worldview that is translating into regressive policies.
We were so close to moving beyond the stereotypes. Alas.
Its election interference didn’t aim at just the outcome — it also targeted attitudes toward our democracy.
Despite tears and shattered hearts, President Trump and Congress will do nothing.
We asked readers to suggest strategies for the midterms. Over 450 responded, often with conflicting advice.
Al Hoffman Jr., a powerful Republican donor based in Florida, said he would end his contributions to candidates and groups that oppose a ban on military-style weapons.
Using American bank accounts, drivers’ licenses and disposable phones, about 80 Russians worked to disparage Hillary Clinton, promote Donald Trump and sow discord.
The indictment does not allege collusion but reveals in painstaking detail how Russians posed as American activists to boost Mr. Trump’s campaign.
“It’s very sad something like that could happen,” a solemn Mr. Trump told reporters afterward.
By laying out in excruciating detail the evidence of Russian meddling spanning the last four years, the special counsel instantly created a new political reality for President Trump.
Robert Mueller’s latest indictments show how real the threat to U.S. elections is. When will the White House acknowledge it?
After legislative efforts collapsed Thursday in the Senate, lawmakers in the House and Senate struggled for a path forward to protect the “Dreamers.”
The indictments of 13 Russians for interfering in the 2016 election are a wakeup call for all Americans.
John F. Kelly suggested that there were serious shortcomings with the system for vetting officials with access to the country’s most closely guarded secrets.
The Commerce Department said foreign metals posed a threat to national security, setting the stage for President Trump to consider stiff tariffs.
Every vote to protect Dreamers like me failed on Thursday, and I am relieved.
Ms. McDougal, a former Playboy model, explained how a tabloid paid for her story of a nine-month affair that allegedly began in 2006, only to never publish it.
The simple plan for the N.R.A’s servants to follow if they want to avoid doing anything about gun violence.
A surprise editorial in favor of gun control from the Trump-friendly New York Post appears among a deluge of argument and erroneous reporting.
Blue-collar America needs storytellers. Storytellers need money.
The Fox News host mocked Mr. James and said basketball stars should not express political opinions. “We will definitely not shut up and dribble,” Mr. James responded.
Most agree that the net impact of free trade is beneficial. Yet the Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs suggests that this truth isn’t obvious to everyone.
Watch what he’s doing, not what he’s saying.
Mr. Oliver talks about the new season of his topical HBO comedy series and a challenging interview of Dustin Hoffman that he conducted.
Three measures — including one backed by President Trump — failed to garner the 60 votes required to open Senate debate. The next steps are unclear.
David Shulkin, the lone Obama administration holdover in President Trump’s cabinet, said that political appointees were trying to oust him from the department he leads.
The attack was aimed at Ukraine but crippled computers around the world.
Stuff the thoughts, hold the prayers, and do something to stop school shootings.
A bill would have saved the Dreamers and given him his wall. He’d rather play political games.
Mr. Trump’s remarks came amid criticism that the White House had not done enough to reassure the public shortly after one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history.
Its handling of Rob Porter’s resignation has become a case study in how shifting stories can make matters worse.
The committee, which raised a record $107 million, detailed its finances in a tax filing, revealing that it donated less than expected to charity.
The pushback on Israel suggests that the White House is recalibrating its approach to Israel and the Palestinians as it wrestles with when, and how, to put a peace proposal on the table.
Democrats should be enraged by the immigration policies championed by the White House.
The Supreme Court is set to consider the ban in a different case this spring, and it has let the ban go into effect in the meantime.
After raising expectations of an old-school fight, the Senate ended up gridlocked as usual, as leaders shied away from politically charged votes.
Representative Carolyn B. Maloney says the Trump administration is interfering in what should be a nonpartisan process.
A reader says President Trump’s statement is an insult to the intelligence of the American public.
The administration’s effort to rush a decision on DACA will test whether a rule-bound court is prepared to stand up to a norm-breaking president.
The activism and outrage from conservatives that has killed past immigration deals is less vitriolic this time, perhaps because they sense they are winning.
This is the politics of the petty, where people dance and shout as the republic burns.
The government’s intelligence agencies warn of big problems ahead, despite what the president might say.
The president wants merit-based migration. But what counts as merit? We also report on the shooting at a Florida school in which at least 17 people died.
A Tennessee truck dealership lavished a local Republican congresswoman with campaign donations. It also sells “Make Trucks Great Again” caps.
President Trump’s statement came as his chief of staff faced new questions about his handling of abuse claims against the staff secretary Rob Porter.
Reince Priebus, the president’s first White House chief of staff, said his tenure was even more arduous than outsiders knew. “Take everything you’ve heard and multiply it by 50,” he says in a new book.
His refusal to take on the Russian threat to our democracy violates his oath to ‘preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.’
The admission by President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer that he sent $130,000 to a pornographic film actress is raising new legal, ethical and factual questions.
I know all about how people who use SNAP benefits are humiliated. A Trump proposal will make it worse.
President Trump wants a military parade. His budget director says it could cost the United States $30 million at a time of rising deficits.
There were “serious derelictions” in a trip taken by David Shulkin, the secretary of veterans affairs, and his wife, an inspector general’s report said. Dr. Shulkin denied wrongdoing.
The legislation sets up a clash that will pit the political center of the Senate against the president and the Republican congressional leadership.
In a White House without integrity, everything becomes tainted.
The president’s proposed budget includes a scheme to cut the food stamp program, making life more difficult for millions of low-income people.
Making its forecast come true would require productivity improvements not seen in decades and an atypical policy on interest rates.
Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary who was forced to resign after accusations of spousal abuse, amassed job titles in multiple Senate offices before joining President Trump’s staff.
A band known for noisy, tuneful, hyperkinetic guitar rock has changed course for its 11th studio album.
The literary festival will feature conversations with Roxane Gay, Colson Whitehead and Jhumpa Lahiri, among others.
Readers urge the Trump administration to take action against Russia and urge schools to teach how to evaluate information sources.
A reader sarcastically praises the generosity of Michael Cohen, who paid $130,000 to a woman claiming to have had an affair with the president.
Readers write about the president’s lies and the timing of the budget discussion and call the idea of food boxes “utterly ridiculous.”
President Trump's reliance on Twitter for insult and mockery is well known. But the list of things that he has publicly praised is just as revealing.
Maybe he was a great staff secretary. You can’t separate that from the allegations against him.
In year two, the Trump administration drifts back toward its campaign-season promises.
President Trump has proposed a budget that would add $7 trillion to the federal deficit. Republicans are saying nothing.
Michael D. Cohen, who worked as a counsel to the Trump Organization for more than a decade, said he was not reimbursed for the 2016 payment.
The proposal unveiled in President Trump’s budget would overhaul the country’s core food assistance program — commonly known as SNAP. The reaction was immediate, and largely negative.
Even as a floor debate on immigration faltered, a bipartisan group of senators was working behind the scenes to come up with a plan that could garner 60 votes.
Don’t blur the difference between a rogue state and America.
Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee is having second thoughts about retiring. But without President Trump’s support, he is unlikely to win the nomination.
The injunction by a Brooklyn federal judge spares the program for young undocumented immigrants and comes one month after a similar ruling in San Francisco.
Democrats at the bipartisan meeting voiced support for the president’s proposal to restrict imports of steel and aluminum, while Republicans urged caution.
One reader calls the budget a “profligate spending spree.” Another says that explains why the president “filed for bankruptcy so many times.”
The treatment of people in high-profile unlawful immigration cases can often seem arbitrary. Here is a look at what the authorities can and cannot do.