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Brent Scowcroft Didn’t Always Follow ‘the Scowcroft Model’

As national security adviser, he voiced strong opinions and acted on them, especially when it came to Beijing and Moscow.
Tags: News, Beijing, Brent, Bush, Nixon, George, Kissinger, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, United States Defense and Military Forces, Presidents and Presidency (US, Cold War Era, Richard Milhous, Persian Gulf War, Henry A, Scowcroft


Pelosi Is Playing Hardball on Coronavirus Relief. She Thinks She’ll Win.

Emboldened by Republican divisions and a favorable political landscape, the speaker is refusing to agree to a narrow relief measure, unbothered by charges that she is an impediment to a deal.
Tags: News, Republican, Relief, Nancy, Trump, Pelosi, Meadows, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Mnuchin, Steven T, Mark R (1959-, Stimulus (Economic, Coronavirus Aid, and Economic Security Act (2020


How Russia Findings Divided Trump and Intelligence Agencies

Officials told The New York Times Magazine that the draft of a classified document reporting that Russia favored President Trump in the 2020 election was changed to soften its assessment.
Tags: News, Russia, Richard, Coats, Trump, Dan, Maguire, Beth, Appointments and Executive Changes, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, The New York Times Magazine, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Presidential Election of 2020, Sanner, Grenell


Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump’s Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies

Last year, intelligence officials gathered to write a classified report on Russia’s interest in the 2020 election. An investigation from the magazine uncovered what happened next.
Tags: News, Russia, Richard, Central Intelligence Agency, Coats, Trump, Sanders, Dan, Bernard, Shelby, Maguire, Beth, Gina, Patel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Pierson


Trump Threatens to Bypass Congress as Stimulus Talks Fail Again

Democrats said the talks had been “disappointing,” and President Trump promised to use executive orders to provide relief if no agreement could be reached.
Tags: News, Relief, Nancy, Unemployment Insurance, Trump, Pelosi, Schumer, Meadows, Charles E, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Mnuchin, Executive Orders and Memorandums, Steven T, Mark R (1959-


Postal Service Leader Sets Reorganization Amid Scrutiny Over Mail Ballots

The Trump appointee and donor who runs the post office pledged that such changes would not affect the ability to deliver ballots on time this fall.
Tags: News, Trump, Louis, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Presidential Election of 2020, Postal Service and Post Offices, Postal Service (US, Absentee Voting, DeJoy


Joe Arpaio Loses Arizona Primary to Reclaim His Old Job as Sheriff

Voters instead backed Jerry Sheridan, Mr. Arpaio’s former chief deputy, who promised to revive many of Mr. Arpaio’s policies but without the showmanship.
Tags: Elections, News, Arizona, Republican Party, Joe Arpaio, Arpaio, Jerry Sheridan, United States Politics and Government, Primaries and Caucuses, Joseph M


Joe Arpaio Loses Arizona Primary to Reclaim His Old Sheriff’s Job

Voters instead backed Jerry Sheridan, Mr. Arpaio’s former chief deputy, who promised to revive many of Mr. Arpaio’s policies but without the showmanship.
Tags: Elections, News, Arizona, Republican Party, Joe Arpaio, Arpaio, Jerry Sheridan, United States Politics and Government, Primaries and Caucuses, Joseph M


Trump’s Orders on WeChat and TikTok Are Uncertain. That May Be the Point.

The restrictions on the two Chinese-owned apps followed a familiar model for other policy announcements on China from the Trump administration.
Tags: News, China, Social Media, Trump, Tencent Holdings Ltd, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Mobile Applications, International Trade and World Market, Mobile Commerce and Payments, WeChat (Mobile App, TikTok (ByteDance


Is TikTok More of a Parenting Problem Than a Security Threat?

Even as the White House moves against the Chinese social media app, the intelligence agencies do not see it as a major issue along the lines of Huawei.
Tags: News, White House, China, Social Media, Warner, Central Intelligence Agency, Trump, Mike, Gordon, Microsoft Corp, Senate Committee on Intelligence, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Pompeo, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Donald J


House Can Sue to Force Testimony From McGahn, Appeals Court Rules

A court endorsed the House Judiciary Committee’s ability to pursue testimony from the former White House counsel as part of its oversight responsibilities.
Tags: News, White House, House Of Representatives, Justice Department, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Impeachment, McGahn, Donald F II, Appeals Courts (US, Robert S III, House Committee on the Judiciary, McGahn Appeals Court Rules




Brent Scowcroft, a Force on Foreign Policy for 40 Years, Dies at 95

He was a national security adviser to President Ford and the first President Bush and an influential voice in Washington for decades.
Tags: News, Washington, Ford, Brent, Bush, George, United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Deaths (Obituaries, Gerald Rudolph Jr, Scowcroft






What Will Happen to the Republican Party if Trump Loses in 2020?

The party looks brain-dead at every spot Trump touches. But off in the corners, there’s a lot of intellectual ferment.
Tags: News, Cotton, Reagan, Ted, Republican Party, Cruz, Trump, Rubio, Tom, Marco, Ben, Cass, Oren, Bannon, Hawley, United States Politics and Government




Trump Targets WeChat and TikTok, in Sharp Escalation With China

The government cited national security concerns in announcing sweeping restrictions on two popular Chinese social media networks, a move that is likely to be met with retaliation.
Tags: News, China, Social Media, Instant Messaging, Trump, Tencent Holdings Ltd, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Mobile Applications, WeChat (Mobile App, TikTok (ByteDance, Trump Targets WeChat


Bill Hagerty Wins Tough Tennessee Primary With Trump’s Endorsement

The fractious race to replace the outgoing Lamar Alexander signified an end to the moderate tenor that has long defined Tennessee Republicanism.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Tennessee, Republican Party, Trump, Alexander, Endorsements, Lamar, Manny, Lamar Alexander, Sethi, Hagerty, Bill Hagerty, United States Politics and Government, Donald J


Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic

A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of Representatives to make its own rules.
Tags: News, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, Mccarthy, Nancy, Democratic Party, Pelosi, United States Politics and Government, Decisions and Verdicts, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Kevin (1965-, Constitution (US, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


The Latest U.S. Tool to Fight Election Meddling: Text Messages

Washington sent offers to cellphones in Russia and Iran of rewards of up to $10 million for information on hackers trying to attack American voting systems.
Tags: Elections, News, Washington, Russia, Iran, State Department, Propaganda, Text Messaging, Trump, Wireless Communications, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Cyberattacks and Hackers, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Rumors and Misinformation


Trump Reinstates Tariff on Canadian Aluminum

The tariff, which could prompt retaliation from Canada, was imposed just one month after a new trade deal between the two countries went into effect.
Tags: News, Canada, Aluminum, Trump, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, International Trade and World Market, Factories and Manufacturing, Labor and Jobs, Customs (Tariff


With Old Allies Turning Against Her, Birx Presses On Against the Coronavirus

Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, has found herself a woman without a country, denounced by Democrats and called “pathetic” by the president.
Tags: News, White House, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Appointments and Executive Changes, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Deborah L Birx, Medicine and Health, Deborah L, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Birx




Lawmakers Aim to Prevent Trump From Bypassing Ban on Armed Drone Sales

Senators from both parties say President Trump cannot be allowed to help drone technology proliferate, and they want it to be kept away from Saudi Arabia in particular.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Arms trade, Trump, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Defense and Military Forces


Congress’s Ideological Divide Has Stymied Aid for Pandemic-Stricken Schools

Republicans and Democrats agree that schools need billions of dollars to reopen, but policy fights have the parties at loggerheads, with educators growing desperate.
Tags: News, Congress, American Federation Of Teachers, Trump, DeVos, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Education (K-12, Elizabeth (1958-, Private and Sectarian Schools, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings


Don’t Fall for Trump’s Census Bait-and-Switch

Latinos should not let the president intimidate them into not being counted.
Tags: News, Census, United States Politics and Government, Immigration and Emigration, Citizenship and Naturalization, UnidosUS, Trump 's Census Bait


Trump Supporters Make Their Case for 2020

Conservatives Helen Andrews and Daniel McCarthy join Ross for a reelection roundtable.
Tags: News, Ross, Trump, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Daniel McCarthy, Helen Andrews, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings


Trump Raises $165 Million With G.O.P. in July, Overtaking Biden

Joe Biden raised $140 million last month. A record-setting pace of money continues to flood into the presidential campaign.
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Biden, Republican National Committee, Campaign Finance, Trump, Democratic National Committee, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Joseph R Jr, Presidential Election of 2020


An Incomplete Census Hurts Everyone. Even Trump.

The president doesn’t realize his supporters will lose out too if the count is brought to an early close.
Tags: News, Population, Census, Minorities, Trump, Census Bureau, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Citizenship and Naturalization, Presidential Election of 2020, States (US