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Israel Lobby Convenes in Washington Amid Fraying Bipartisanship and Rising Tension

On the surface, the annual Aipac conference looks relatively unchanged. But recent actions by President Trump and rising criticism of Israel on the left are taking a toll.
Tags: United States Politics and Government, Elections, Jews and Judaism, Presidential Election of 2020, Anti-Semitism, Boycotts, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Trump, Donald J, Israel, American Israel Public Affairs Committee


Mueller’s Findings Will Remain Confidential at Least Another Day

Attorney General William P. Barr was determining what parts of the special counsel’s report to make public after a 22-month investigation into Russia’s effort to interfere in the 2016 election.
Tags: United States Politics and Government, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Justice Department, Barr, William P, Mueller, Robert S III, Trump, Donald J


Editorial Observer: Stephen Moore Would Be a Loyalist, not an Expert, at the Fed

President Trump has tried to get the Federal Reserve to share his love of low interest rates. Now he’s ratcheting up the pressure.
Tags: Moore, Stephen (1960-, Trump, Donald J, Federal Reserve System, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Appointments and Executive Changes, Laffer, Arthur Betz, Republican Party, Senate


Drug Prices on TV? They May Be Coming.

The Trump administration has drafted a rule that would require drug makers to disclose their prices in television ads, but the industry fears sticker shock and is fighting back.
Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates, United States Politics and Government, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Television, Lobbying and Lobbyists, Trump, Donald J


Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History’

Unlike Obamacare, emerging plans would sweep away the private health insurance system. What would that mean for the companies’ workers, the stock market and the cost of care?
Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care, Law and Legislation, Medicare, United States Politics and Government, Presidential Election of 2020, Labor and Jobs, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010, Your-feed-science


2020 Candidates Demand Full and Immediate Release of Mueller Report

Democratic candidates sought to use the report to build up their email lists of potential supporters who can be targeted with future fund-raising solicitations.
Tags: Presidential Election of 2020, United States Politics and Government, Mueller, Robert S III, Booker, Cory A, Warren, Elizabeth, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel


Release the Whole Mueller Report

Congress needs to be able to make its own assessment of the facts — and so do we.
Tags: Trump, Donald J, Mueller, Robert S III, Barr, William P, Justice Department, United States, United States Politics and Government


News Analysis: For Trump and the System, Mueller’s Report Is a Turning Point and a Test

The delivery of the special counsel’s report to the Justice Department will transform the political landscape and shape the remainder of Mr. Trump’s presidency.
Tags: Trump, Donald J, Mueller, Robert S III, United States Politics and Government, Barr, William P, Impeachment, House of Representatives, Justice Department, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel


Battle Looms Over Executive Privilege as Congress Seeks Access to Mueller Files

As Attorney General William P. Barr weighs how much of the Mueller report to show Congress, Democrats make clear they will fight for even more.
Tags: United States Politics and Government, Executive Privilege, Doctrine of, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Barr, William P, Trump, Donald J, Justice Department


Don’t Keep the Mueller Report Secret

Congress needs to see the whole thing — and so do we.
Tags: Trump, Donald J, Mueller, Robert S III, Barr, William P, Justice Department, United States, United States Politics and Government


Trump Overrules Own Experts on Sanctions, in Favor to North Korea

“President Trump likes Chairman Kim, and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary,” said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary.
Tags: United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, Treasury Department, Kim Jong-un, Trump, Donald J, North Korea


We Need More Sister Souljah Moments

Where is the Republican — or Democrat — willing to break with the base?
Tags: Trump, Donald J, McCain, John, United States Politics and Government, Clinton, Bill


Mueller Delivers Report on Trump-Russia Investigation to Attorney General

Now the attorney general must decide how much of the report — one of the most highly anticipated documents in Washington in a generation — to make public.
Tags: United States Politics and Government, Presidential Election of 2016, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Justice Department, Mueller, Robert S III, Trump, Donald J, Barr, William P


News Analysis: For Trump and the System, a Turning Point and a Test

The delivery of the special counsel’s report to the Justice Department will transform the political landscape and shape the remainder of Mr. Trump’s presidency.
Tags: Trump, Donald J, Mueller, Robert S III, United States Politics and Government, Barr, William P, Impeachment, House of Representatives, Justice Department, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel


Mueller Delivers Report on Russia Investigation to Attorney General

Now the attorney general must decide how much of the report — one of the most highly anticipated documents in Washington in a generation — to make public.
Tags: United States Politics and Government, Presidential Election of 2016, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Justice Department, Mueller, Robert S III, Trump, Donald J, Barr, William P


Will the Mueller Report Be Made Public? Answers to 6 Key Questions

Many hoped the special counsel report would provide answers about the Trump campaign and Russia. But they aren’t forthcoming yet.
Tags: United States Politics and Government, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Executive Privilege, Doctrine of, Justice Department, Barr, William P, Mueller, Robert S III, Trump, Donald J


Trump Administration Strikes Tougher Stance Ahead of China Talks

The United States is channeling a tougher approach as Trump’s negotiators head to China this weekend.
Tags: United States Politics and Government, China, International Trade and World Market, Kudlow, Lawrence A, Lighthizer, Robert E


White House Says ISIS’s Last Bastion Fell. So Why Is There Still Fighting?

Military officials said clashes in Syria against the Islamic State hadn’t stopped, hours after the White House press secretary claimed the caliphate was “100 percent eliminated.”
Tags: United States Defense and Military Forces, United States Politics and Government, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, Defense Department, Syrian Democratic Forces, Sanders, Sarah Huckabee, Syria


Where’s the Mueller Report? Washington Can Barely Handle the Anticipation

Not even the president’s personal lawyer seemed to have any idea what was going on. “Tell me what’s going on, O.K.?” Rudolph W. Giuliani asked.
Tags: United States Politics and Government, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Mueller, Robert S III, Trump, Donald J, Giuliani, Rudolph W, Barr, William P, Washington (DC


Faster Tax Cuts Could Be Backfiring on Republicans

Polling shows those getting smaller refunds are less likely to view the tax overhaul favorably, even if their take-home pay grew.
Tags: Rebates and Refunds, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017, Polls and Public Opinion, United States Politics and Government, Republican Party, Internal Revenue Service, Consumer Behavior


Trump Reverses North Korea Sanctions That U.S. Imposed Yesterday

“President Trump likes Chairman Kim, and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary,” said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary.
Tags: United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, Treasury Department, Kim Jong-un, Trump, Donald J, North Korea


Trump Reverses Sanctions U.S. Imposed on North Korea Yesterday

“President Trump likes Chairman Kim, and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary,” said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary.
Tags: United States Politics and Government, United States International Relations, Embargoes and Sanctions, Treasury Department, Kim Jong-un, Trump, Donald J, North Korea


Jimmy Carter Just Became the Longest-Living U.S. President

On Friday, the 39th president reached the age of 94 years and 172 days, making him a day older than former President George Bush was when he died last year.
Tags: Carter, Jimmy, Presidents and Presidency (US, Carter Center, United States Politics and Government


Jimmy Carter Is Now the Longest-Living U.S. President

On Friday, the 39th president reached the age of 94 years and 172 days, making him a day older than former President George Bush was when he died last year.
Tags: Carter, Jimmy, Presidents and Presidency (US, Carter Center, United States Politics and Government


news analysis: ‘Women Here Are Very, Very Worried’

Afghan women used to be championed by almost everyone. Now they’re all but forgotten.
Tags: Women's Rights, Women and Girls, Afghanistan War (2001-, United States Politics and Government, Taliban, Terrorism, Afghanistan


From a Swimsuit Model to the Trump Megaphone: The Genesis of ‘Jexodus’

At 23, Elizabeth Pipko is better known as a model than a political operative, if she’s known at all. But through the president, she has become the face of a push to woo Jews to the Republican Party.
Tags: United States Politics and Government, Jews and Judaism, Anti-Semitism, Social Media, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Trump, Donald J


Re-emergence of Trump Aide Accused of Abuse Is ‘Deeply Troubling,’ Ex-Wife Says

After the publication of an op-ed article by Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary, Jennifer Willoughby wrote that he “has yet to publicly show regret or contrition for his actions.”
Tags: United States Politics and Government, Domestic Violence, MeToo Movement, Wall Street Journal, C K, Louis, Batali, Mario, Porter, Robert R (1977-


Trump Supporter Sobs as He Describes Mailing Bombs to Obama, Clinton and Other Democrats

Cesar Sayoc pleaded guilty to sending a series of mail bombs last fall to prominent Democrats, as well as George Soros, Robert De Niro and CNN.
Tags: United States Politics and Government, Sayoc, Cesar A (1962-, United States, Bombs and Explosives