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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.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the right mouthpiece for a truth-twisting president

Sarah Huckabee Sanders does not look like the kind of woman Donald Trump would choose as his chief spokesperson. Much like Roger Ailes when he was stocking the Fox News lineup with blond Barbie dolls in short, tight skirts, the president has generally exhibited a preference for sleek beauties with...

Scariest thing on this Halloween is the demise of fact-based reality

If you are a person who likes being frightened by the prospect of a zombie apocalypse, then Halloween is the holiday for you. Have fun being scared. But, if you truly are convinced that a zombie apocalypse could be a real thing, then we all have a problem. A sane society depends on most people...

Steve Bannon battles Republican leaders for the soul of their party

Republicans control the White House and Congress, plus the majority of state legislatures and governorships, yet the GOP may be on the edge of implosion. Every time a political party takes a shellacking in a big election, pundits wonder if the losers can ever recover. Since the extinction of the...

Trump or Pence? Either way, the Koch brothers have won

The Democrats’ favorite party game these days is guessing whether they would be better off politically with a full four years of Donald Trump in the White House or with some kind of political upheaval that would produce a President Mike Pence. It’s the old quandary of dealing with the devil they...

#MeToo: Real men stand with women as allies against harassment

Sexually aggressive creeps like Harvey Weinstein, Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and — yes — Donald Trump seem to think harassing women to the point of unwelcome groping or worse is a male prerogative. It’s just boys being boys and men being men the way nature intended. Maybe they are right if we believe...

Grifter Trump sells tax cuts for the rich as a great deal for workers

Donald Trump is a salesman who has never let truth get in the way of peddling a product. As president, he tried unsuccessfully to sell various schemes to repeal and replace Obamacare by using the same technique he used to sell the bogus curriculum of Trump University: make outlandish claims of...

Gettysburg: Where white armies battled over the fate of black lives

In the middle of a pool game in the back room of the Flying Bull tavern, my new friend, Jarrod Stout, pulled me aside. He wanted to make sure I had his back if things got rough. As soon as he’d come into the bar he had gotten glaring looks from some of the white patrons, and now a grim-faced guy...

Uncovering the untold history of civil rights at a martyred zealot's farm

At this small town at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, there is a history that is well-known and a history that has been hidden. The familiar history is the story of militant abolitionist John Brown, who on the night of Oct. 16, 1859, came with a party of 22 raiders to seize...

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