Southwest Rises as 2018 Senate Battleground
As the region’s politics evolve, and as Republicans wrestle with internal divisions under President Trump, Democrats see a chance to pick up seats in Arizona and Nevada.
08/17/2017 - 11:19 AM
Charlottesville Violence Spurs New Resistance to Confederate Symbols
State and local officials are grappling, again, with the fates of Confederate monuments, reviving the outrage that followed the church massacre in 2015 in Charleston, S.C.
08/16/2017 - 09:01 PM
Heather Heyer, Charlottesville Victim, Cannot Be Silenced, Mother Says
At a memorial service, Ms. Heyer was remembered for a quality described as her most frustrating, and most admired — a passion for fighting injustice.
08/16/2017 - 07:33 PM
After Charlottesville Violence, Colleges Brace for More Clashes
With their legal options limited by the First Amendment, colleges are expecting a rush of controversial speakers and are making plans to control violence.
08/16/2017 - 09:01 PM
Trump Comments on Race Open Breach With C.E.O.s, Military and G.O.P.
President Trump was abandoned by executives, contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans outraged by his defense of white nationalists.
08/17/2017 - 05:37 AM
Texas Bathroom Bill Dies Again, Raising Republican Acrimony
A Texas version of a North Carolina-style bill to restrict transgender bathroom use failed to pass the Legislature during a contentious special session.
08/16/2017 - 09:31 PM
Feature: ‘How Would an Ethical Officer React?’
A new class of Dallas recruits trains to step into an uneasy moment in American policing.
08/17/2017 - 05:00 AM
Trump Threat to Obamacare Would Send Premiums and Deficits Higher
If President Trump makes good on his promise to “let Obamacare implode,” premiums for the most popular plans would rise about 20 percent next year.
08/15/2017 - 09:33 PM
Trump Signs Order Rolling Back Environmental Rules on Infrastructure
The president said he was streamlining regulations in order to speed construction of infrastructure projects like roads and bridges.
08/15/2017 - 08:52 PM
Robert E. Lee Statue Is Defaced at Duke
The statue, one of 10 at the entryway of Duke Chapel, had scuff marks where it had been struck near the left eye. Part of the nose was also damaged.
08/17/2017 - 12:49 PM
Pelosi Calls for Confederate Statues to Be Removed from Capitol
After the violent white nationalist rally in Virginia last weekend, Representative Nancy Pelosi urged the removal of Confederate statues from the Capitol.
08/17/2017 - 12:45 PM
Toppling Monuments, a Visual History
From King George III to Saddam Hussein and beyond, world history has been littered with the remnants of shattered statues.
08/17/2017 - 12:29 PM
A 2:15 Alarm, 2 Trains and a Bus Get Her to Work by 7 A.M.
Like many in the housing-starved San Francisco region, Sheila James has moved far inland, gaining affordable space at the price of a brutal commute.
08/17/2017 - 11:38 AM
Settlement Reached in C.I.A. Torture Case
A lawsuit against two psychologists who helped devise the C.I.A.’s brutal interrogation program was an unusual effort to demand accountability for tactics adopted after Sept. 11.
08/17/2017 - 12:33 PM
Some Democrats See Tax Overhaul as a Path to Taxing Carbon
Two Senate Democrats are advocating a carbon tax plan that would cut the corporate tax rate as well as greenhouse gas emissions.
08/17/2017 - 10:25 AM
Photos of Peaceful Charlottesville Vigil: ‘Our Home, Not Their Home’
Marchers — many of them college students — sang hymns, gospel songs and other anthems of belonging at a gathering that was largely organized by word of mouth.
08/17/2017 - 11:06 AM
Trump ‘Sad’ Over Removal of ‘Our Beautiful Statues’
On Twitter, the president echoes a refrain of white supremacist groups that oppose the removal of Confederate monuments.
08/17/2017 - 12:45 PM
California Today: California Today: A Growing Threat on the Shoreline
Thursday: Erosion continues to reshape the coast, the removal of Confederate symbols in Southern California, and another orca dies in San Diego.
08/17/2017 - 08:53 AM
Neil Gorsuch Speech at Trump Hotel Raises Ethical Questions
Soon after Justice Gorsuch’s speech, the Supreme Court will hear a case about President Trump’s travel ban, and the hotel is at issue in other cases.
08/17/2017 - 01:03 PM
In Backing Alt-Right, A.C.L.U. Embraces Role in Defending ‘Groups We Detest’
The group’s defense of a planned rally in Virginia, before the violence, has parallels to its seminal role in a proposed neo-Nazi gathering in Skokie, Ill., in 1977.
08/17/2017 - 10:58 AM
Hackers Briefly Take Over HBO Twitter Accounts
Although the damage appeared limited to a few taunting posts, it came after a string of deeper, but apparently unrelated, breaches.
08/17/2017 - 01:47 AM
Bannon Mocks Colleagues and ‘Alt-Right’ in Interview
In an interview he said he believed was private, Stephen K. Bannon described the alt-right as a “collection of clowns” and lashed out at rivals in the Trump administration.
08/17/2017 - 12:00 AM
Black Voices on Turmoil in Charlottesville: ‘The World We Live In’
African-Americans contemplate race in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, Va.
08/16/2017 - 09:17 PM
Trump’s Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in Crisis
The president’s response to the Charlottesville violence has drawn starkly different reactions between his core supporters and party leaders who fear political oblivion.
08/16/2017 - 11:41 PM
Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Echoing Secessionist Rhetoric
The email, forwarded to journalists, cites “no difference” between Robert E. Lee and George Washington. It claims Black Lives Matter is infiltrated by terrorists.
08/17/2017 - 05:47 AM
Charlottesville, China, Trump: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
08/16/2017 - 06:28 PM
Benghazi Suspect’s Statements in Ship Brig Will Be Allowed in Court
A federal judge rejected defense arguments that the government violated Ahmed Abu Khattala’s right against self-incrimination during interrogation.
08/16/2017 - 09:14 PM
Trilobites: Why You Can’t Trust Yourself to Match Photos of Strangers’ Faces
When people online incorrectly identified a man as a participant at a white nationalist rally, they fell into a common trap of being deceived by similar hairstyles.
08/16/2017 - 05:38 PM
Inspired by Charlottesville, Military Chiefs Condemn Racism
Forceful statements against racial hatred and extremism by five of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stood in unusual contrast with President Trump’s remarks.
08/16/2017 - 05:36 PM
Sessions Lauds Miami and Rebukes Chicago in Escalating Fight With Sanctuary Cities
The attorney general praised Miami-Dade County for falling into line, but said Chicago’s leaders made sanctuary cities a political issue.
08/16/2017 - 07:32 PM
Fact Check: Does Amazon Pay Taxes? Contrary to Trump Tweet, Yes
President Trump wrongly suggested, again, that Amazon does not pay taxes. The company paid $412 million last year and collects sales taxes in all states that levy them.
08/16/2017 - 11:10 PM
News Analysis: Unlike His Predecessors, Trump Steps Back From a Moral Judgment
The president’s predecessors, going back to George Washington, have all tried, with varying degrees of success, to summon Americans to a higher moral purpose.
08/16/2017 - 06:17 PM
‘I’m Not Putting Anybody on a Moral Plane’
When President Trump refused to unequivocally denounce white supremacists on Tuesday, he stepped away from what U.S. presidents have seen as crucial to their job: setting a moral course for the nation.
08/16/2017 - 04:21 PM
Heather Heyer’s Mother Asks Mourners to ‘Make It Count’
Susan Bro, the mother of the woman killed in Charlottesville, Va., spoke at a memorial service on Wednesday and called on the audience to take action.
08/16/2017 - 04:04 PM
Hard Truths or Easy Targets? Confronting the Summer of Trump Onstage
Theater has quickly taken on the Trump presidency. Whether what’s onstage can change minds or spark action is open to debate.
08/16/2017 - 03:38 PM
Comedian Sues Neo-Nazi Daily Stormer as Site Resurfaces From Dark Web
A comedian filed a defamation lawsuit against the white supremacist website, which briefly returned from exile with a Russian domain name.
08/16/2017 - 08:06 PM
Reporter's Notebook: Watching Neo-Nazis in Virginia From a German Opera House
Ruminating on a storied German opera festival’s troubled past, only to learn at intermission that Nazi sympathizers were on the march back home.
08/16/2017 - 02:45 PM
Jewish Trump Staff Silent on His Defense of Rally With Anti-Semitic Marchers
Gary D. Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner have not commented publicly, though Mr. Cohn was described by those close to him as disgusted with the remarks.
08/16/2017 - 01:37 PM
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