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Trump’s Travel Ban to Be Replaced by Restrictions Tailored to Certain Countries

The new restrictions could go into effect on Sunday and would prevent people in those nations from traveling to the United States or prompt increased scrutiny if they seek visas.

Trump Dismisses ‘Russia Hoax’ as Facebook Turns Over Ads Tied to Campaign

The president asserts that the “Fake News Media” had the most sway in the 2016 election, and he again denies any Russian role in the campaign.

Trump Poised to Drop Some Limits on Drone Strikes and Commando Raids

The president’s national security advisers have advised relaxing certain Obama-era rules outside war zones, laying the groundwork for counterterrorism missions in more countries.

On Washington: Behind New Obamacare Repeal Vote: ‘Furious’ G.O.P. Donors

Donations to the party are down, and Senator Cory Gardner warned his colleagues that they have to show some results.

Creating Test for Trump, Panel Says Imported Solar Gear Hurts U.S. Firms

The decision may give President Trump a chance to use protectionist measures against imported solar equipment.

Rouhani Lashes Back at Trump, as Iran Unveils New Missile

At a military parade, the Iranian president vowed to “strengthen our missile capabilities,” a point the American president has cited as a reason to scrap the nuclear deal.

North Korea Hits New Level of Brinkmanship in Reacting to Trump

Kim Jong-un turns the standoff with Washington into a personal duel, while warning of more dangerous weapons tests.

Right and Left React to the Graham-Cassidy Bill

Writers from across the political spectrum discuss the Republican health care bill proposed by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy.

Trump, Though Not on Stage, Looms Large in Alabama G.O.P. Senate Debate

The sitting senator, Luther Strange, took every opportunity to mention the president’s endorsement, and the candidate he trails, Roy Moore, needled him for it.

Fact Check: Jimmy Kimmel Accused a Senator of Lying About His Health Care Bill. Who’s Right?

Mr. Kimmel has emerged as a vocal critic of a bill co-sponsored by Senator Bill Cassidy. A review of his statements suggests he has a strong grasp of the measure.

Jimmy Kimmel Wasn’t the First Host to Get Serious About Politics

When Jimmy Kimmel talked seriously about health care, it was an uncommon moment for him, but other late-night hosts have substituted politics for punch lines.

Federal Debt Projected to Grow by $8.6 Trillion Over Next Decade

Congressional Budget Office projections reveal the strain that the debt will have on the economy as President Trump embarks on plans to slash taxes and ramp up spending.

Dippin’ Dots Extends an Olive Branch to Sean Spicer

Makers of the frozen treat responded Monday to the White House press secretary after years of public attacks, saying, “We’ve seen your tweets and would like to be friends rather than foes.”

In Meeting With Congressional Leaders, Trump Falsely Blames Illegal Immigrants for Loss of Popular Vote

President Trump used his first official meeting with congressional leaders on Monday to gripe about his loss of the popular vote.

Trump Orders Broad Hiring Freeze for Federal Government

The freeze, a stopgap measure until a long-term plan to reduce the federal work force is developed, makes exceptions for national security, public safety and military positions.

Political Memo: Angry Democrats Study the Tea Party’s Playbook

Democrats have begun gathering to try to harness worries about President Trump and recreate their version of the conservative mass movement that sprang up in 2009.

Mike Pompeo Is Confirmed to Lead C.I.A.

Despite Democratic opposition and shaky appearances from his nominees, the president has faced few meaningful hurdles to installing the team of his choice.

Claims of Corrupt Immigration Contractors Go Unexamined, Investigators Say

Investigators say they have been denied the authority to look into dozens of cases. And they have warned of national security implications.

New Faces in Congress: Catherine Cortez Masto, First Latina Senator

“It’s incredible to have made history,” she said, “but it’s more important to me to be able to bring that diversity to the United States Senate.”

Life as a Runway: What 11 Protesters Wore to the Women’s March on Washington

One protester used her body as a sign, donning a No! poncho; another wore an Assata Shakur T-shirt; and one woman channeled the "Brady Bunch," wearing her pantsuit one more time.

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