Category: Politics

Fred Greenstein, 88, Dies; Political ‘Psychologist’ Assessed Presidents

Fred Greenstein, a pre-eminent scholar of political psychology who devised a systematic approach to evaluating the leadership styles of American presidents and who...

Joe Manchin’s Yes on Kavanaugh Finds Sympathy in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Senator Joe Manchin III became the lone Democrat to support Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court on Saturday,...

Senate Tax Plan Diverges From House Version, Highlighting Political Pressures

Senators Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, and Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, said the bill did not go far enough in increasing the child tax credit, which rose to...

Exxon Will Pay $2.5 Million for Pollution at Gulf Coast Plants

The announcements came as Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the E.P.A., has been denying accusations by environmental advocates that he is weak on enforcement. A recent...

After Video Refutes Kelly’s Charges, Congresswoman Raises Issue of Race

While she stopped short of accusing Mr. Kelly, a retired Marine general, of racial animus, she did say that others in the White House are racially biased. “They are...

McCain in Twilight: An Unfettered Voice Against Trumpism

In Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center awarded Mr. McCain its Liberty Medal, honoring his lifetime of public service. The senator’s acceptance speech was a...

Political Guardrails Gone, a President’s Somber Duty Skids Into Spectacle

Indeed, the quarrel between the president and the congresswoman only grew on Saturday, with Mr. Trump again calling Ms. Wilson “wacky” on Twitter and saying she was...

ISIS Fighters Are Not Flooding Back Home to Wreak Havoc as Feared

But a combination of factors has suppressed the flow of militants returning from war zones. Many died after allied and local forces cut off most escape routes from Raqqa...

Steve Bannon Vows ‘War’ on His Own Party. It Didn’t Work So Well for F.D.R.

Still, Mr. Bannon showed no signs of backing off, appearing at a fund-raiser the next night for a challenger to Mr. Flake as Breitbart News, the website he runs,...

E.P.A. Cancels Talk on Climate Change by Agency Scientists

Monday’s conference is designed to draw attention to the health of Narragansett Bay, the largest estuary in New England and a key to the region’s tourism and fishing...

Hopes Dim for Congressional Russia Inquiries as Parties Clash

Nine months into the Trump administration, any notion that Capitol Hill would provide a comprehensive, authoritative and bipartisan accounting of the extraordinary...

A Presidential Bellwether Is Still Waiting to Start Winning Under Trump

The headquarters of Clabber Girl, the baking powder company, is a point of civic pride, along with Indiana State University, which has rising enrollment, and Rose-Hulman...