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Political Rifts Over Bill Clinton’s Welfare Law Resurface as Aid Shrinks

Some states are limiting cash benefits for families, rekindling concerns — some on the Democratic campaign trail — about a law signed 20 years ago.

Congress Moves to Nullify Judge’s Order on Guantánamo Guards

Lawmakers are intervening in a legal dispute over whether female guards at Guantánamo should be permitted to touch religiously conservative detainees.

Donald Trump Tells N.R.A. Hillary Clinton Wants to Let Violent Criminals Go Free

Mr. Trump, accepting the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, said Hillary Clinton’s desire for stricter gun controls would put law-abiding citizens at risk.

‘Super Pac’ Backing Hillary Clinton Has $47 Million to Bash Donald Trump

The prospect of a grueling campaign against the presumptive Republican nominee has helped Priorities USA Action break its fund-raising records.

Separate Bathrooms by Religion? Oklahoma Opens New Front in Transgender Debate

Proposed state legislation would let students cite religious grounds to request a bathroom that bars transgender people.

‘America Was Never Great’ Hat Leads to Death Threats

A 22-year-old Home Depot worker wanted to make a statement about Donald Trump. But photos of her hat on social media drew outrage.

Fair Game: How Freddie and Fannie Are Held Captive

Newly unsealed documents cast doubt on the Treasury’s justification for sweeping the mortgage giants’ profits, exposing the perils of letting the government act in secret.

Montreal Played Role in Plan to Get Donald Trump’s Plane Flying Again

A quick trip to the city was a bureaucratic barrel roll, evading a monthlong wait for the Cessna Citation X to be allowed to take to the skies again.

Rare Sit-Down Interview Gives Hillary Clinton a Point of Attack

Mrs. Clinton spoke with CNN a day after Donald J. Trump used the word “rape” to conjure accusations against her husband, and she made clear she was not going to join that battle.

Push to Ease Government Funding Process Leads to Tough Fights

Lawmakers have long complained about the process, but with Republican leaders trying to put spending bills on the floor, some may prefer the old model.

G.O.P. Donors Shift Focus From Top of Ticket to Senate Races

In what one “super PAC” official called an “insurance policy,” many who had been aiming money at the presidential race are investing it in congressional contests.

Beyond Twitter, Donald Trump’s Views on Climate Change Are Unclear

Mr. Trump has mostly expressed his opinions on climate change and energy policy through Twitter messages. But more of his views are starting to emerge.

Donald Trump Hosts Fund-Raiser to Help Chris Christie Pay Off Campaign Debt

The presumptive Republican nominee was on hand to entertain the crowd by putting down the Clinton family and denouncing existing trade policies.

Susan Tolchin, Political Scientist Who Foresaw Tide of Voter Anger, Dies at 75

Many of Ms. Tolchin’s books were written in collaboration with her husband, a journalist.

De Blasio Pressed to Clarify New Adviser Role: ‘Agent of the City’

Mayor Bill de Blasio described the designation amid mounting scrutiny over City Hall’s shielding of communications with one of his closest advisers.

Lawmakers Reach Deal to Expand Regulation of Toxic Chemicals

A compromise between House and Senate regulators would subject thousands of household chemicals to regulation for the first time.

House Passes $81 Billion Measure for Veterans and Military Construction

Disputes over a routine spending measure exposed the rifts between Republicans and Democrats that are now part of any debate in Congress.

De Blasio, Seeking High Ground, Skips Hearing on Control of New York’s Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio, unable so far to win an extension of his control over the schools from the Republican-controlled State Senate, reached for a default political strategy.

How the New York Times/CBS News Poll Was Conducted

The poll is based on telephone interviews conducted May 13-17 with 1,300 adults nationwide. Of those, 1,109 said they were registered to vote.

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