Category: Politics

‘The Hate Is Real’: Black Georgia Lawmaker Says She Was Berated at Supermarket

A black member of Georgia’s House of Representatives said she had been the target of verbal harassment and had been told “go back where you came from” at a grocery...

Justice Dept. Seeks to Halt Democrats’ Suit Over Trump’s Profits in Office

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday asked a federal appeals court to issue an emergency order halting a lawsuit by congressional Democrats that alleges that...

Janne E. Nolan, Principled Adviser on World Affairs, Is Dead at 67

WASHINGTON — Janne E. Nolan, an expert on international affairs and arms-control issues who advised politicians and diplomats and lamented the reluctance of skeptics...

Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Resigns Amid Sexting Scandal

The chairman of Pennsylvania’s Republican Party abruptly resigned Tuesday after a news report that he sent a sexually explicit photograph of himself to a female...

Trump Calls Accuser a Liar: ‘She’s Not My Type’

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday again denied assaulting a columnist for Elle magazine in the dressing room of a high-end clothing store more than 20 years ago,...

A Presidential Candidate Assesses the Nation’s Political Ills

THE LAND OF FLICKERING LIGHTS Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics By Michael Bennet Michael Bennet is disappointed, and he’s running for president. In...

Which States Will Be Hit Hardest by Trump’s Tariffs on Mexico

June 5, 2019 President Trump’s plan to force Mexico to take a tougher approach to enforcement of its border, by ramping up tariffs on its products, will ripple through...

Man Who Threatened to Kill 2 Senators Who Supported Kavanaugh Gets 18 Months in Prison

A Long Island man who threatened to kill two United States senators in retaliation for their support for Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was...

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...