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Trump Renews Attack on Justice System, Raising Pressure on William Barr

In lashing out at the prosecution of his adviser Roger Stone, the president once again disregarded the attorney general’s pleas to stop publicly commenting on individual cases involving his friends.
Tags: News, Criminal Justice, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Barr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Roger J Jr, William Barr, William P






Aide Accused of Being Anonymous Op-Ed Writer Is Reassigned to Energy Department

The White House “does not put any stock” in the rumor that Victoria Coates, the aide, wrote an Op-Ed essay in The Times in 2018, an administration official said.
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Victoria, Times, Trump, Coates, Energy Department, Appointments and Executive Changes, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Writing and Writers, Victoria Coates


Fight Night in Vegas: The Democrats’ Debate Is a Brawl

Readers critique how the candidates performed at a feisty debate that one termed a “disheartening spectacle of bombast, braggadocio and rude behavior.”
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Warren, Biden, Sanders, Amy, Elizabeth, Democratic Party, Bernard, Klobuchar, United States Politics and Government, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, Michael R, Debates (Political


Trump’s New Intelligence Director Faces a Legal Countdown Clock on His Tenure

Under federal law, Richard Grenell, the new acting director of intelligence, may be able to serve only a few weeks unless the president nominates someone to take on the job permanently.
Tags: News, Richard, Trump, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Appointments and Executive Changes, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Richard Grenell, Grenell


Roger Stone Is Sentenced to Over 3 Years in Prison

The sentencing played out amid extraordinary upheaval at the Justice Department and a virtual standoff between the president and the attorney general.
Tags: News, Jackson, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Barr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Amy Berman, Presidential Election of 2020, Roger J Jr, William P


Roger Stone Sentenced to Over 3 Years in Prison

The sentencing played out amid extraordinary upheaval at the Justice Department and a virtual standoff between the president and the attorney general.
Tags: News, Jackson, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Barr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Amy Berman, Presidential Election of 2020, Roger J Jr, William P


Roger Stone, Trump’s Friend and Adviser, Is Being Sentenced

The hearing is playing out amid extraordinary upheaval at the Justice Department and a virtual standoff between the president and Attorney General William P. Barr.
Tags: News, Jackson, Justice Department, Trump, Stone, Barr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Roger Stone Trump, Amy Berman, Presidential Election of 2020, Roger J Jr, William P


Roger Stone, Trump’s Friend and Adviser, Is Set to Be Sentenced

The sentencing is playing out amid extraordinary upheaval at the Justice Department and a virtual standoff between the president and Attorney General William P. Barr.
Tags: News, Jackson, Justice Department, Trump, Stone, Barr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Roger Stone Trump, Amy Berman, Presidential Election of 2020, Roger J Jr, William P




Roger Stone Is Set to Be Sentenced in Case That Has Drawn Scrutiny

The sentencing is playing out against an extraordinary backdrop of upheaval at the Justice Department and a virtual standoff between the president and Attorney General William P. Barr.
Tags: News, Jackson, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, Barr, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Amy Berman, Presidential Election of 2020, Roger J Jr, William P




Jean Daniel, Leading French Journalist and Humanist, Dies at 99

In 1963, Mr. Daniel went to Cuba at the behest of President John F. Kennedy to explore with Fidel Castro the possibility of a rapprochement.
Tags: News, France, John F Kennedy, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Castro, Kennedy, New Republic, Daniel, Fidel, John Fitzgerald, United States Politics and Government, News and News Media, Deaths (Obituaries, Writing and Writers, Cold War Era


Judge in Roger Stone Trial Confronts a High-Pressure Decision

President Trump has attacked the case and the judge as biased. She seems unlikely to be ruffled.
Tags: News, Jackson, Justice Department, Legal Profession, Trump, Stone, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Amy Berman, Roger J Jr




Trump Administration Sees No Threat to Economy From Monopolies

The latest Economic Report of the President remains optimistic about growth while clashing with Democrats who have proposed breaking up large companies to improve competition.
Tags: News, Income Inequality, Mergers, Trump, White House Council of Economic Advisers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues, Factories and Manufacturing, Labor and Jobs, Trump Administration, Presidential Election of 2020


Millions of Americans Have Moved Off Assistance. Does Trump Get Credit?

The president has reveled in the declines in Americans receiving aid from several government programs in recent years, citing his economic policies as a catalyst.
Tags: News, Poverty, Trump, Food Stamps, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Immigration and Emigration, Welfare (US




White House Denies Claim That Trump Offered Pardon Deal to Julian Assange

A statement in a London court put a twist on a previously known attempt by a Republican congressman to get the WikiLeaks founder to absolve Russia of election meddling.
Tags: London, News, White House, Russia, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Extradition, Trump, Assange, Dana, Rohrabacher, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Classified Information and State Secrets, Julian P


Pull Yourself Up by Bootstraps? Go Ahead, Try It

It’s impossible, and yet the bootstraps narrative drives out good policy.
Tags: News, Education, United States, Alexandria, Trump, Sean, Carson, HANNITY, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Labor and Jobs, Race and Ethnicity, Benjamin S, Federal Aid (US, Ocasio-Cortez




Seeing Black History in Context

It’s the perfect time to get real about America’s shortcomings.
Tags: News, America, United States, Black People, Republican Party, Discrimination, United States Politics and Government, Race and Ethnicity, Civil Rights and Liberties, Civil Rights Movement (1954-68


John Rood, Top Defense Official, Latest to Be Ousted After Impeachment Saga

Mr. Rood told Congress that Ukraine had made necessary reforms to justify sending the country aid, undermining an argument made by President Trump’s defenders in the impeachment battle.
Tags: News, Congress, Ukraine, Defense Department, Anderson, Trump, Rood, James H, John C, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Impeachment, John Rood


Trump’s Interventions in the Justice System

Readers discuss the president’s pardons and his claim to be the nation’s top law enforcement official.
Tags: News, Justice Department, Trump, Barr, Blagojevich, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Amnesties, Commutations and Pardons, Rod R, William P


Nevada Democrats’ Goal: Turn on iPads, Then Run Smooth Caucuses

After Iowa, Nevada is leaving nothing to chance in planning for Saturday’s voting, but the system is complex and the challenges daunting.
Tags: News, Nevada, Democratic National Committee, United States Politics and Government, Primaries and Caucuses, Iowa Nevada, Presidential Election of 2020