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Today β€” August 21st 2018Your RSS feeds

β€˜Speaks Perfect English,’ Trump Says of Hispanic-American Border Patrol Agent

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

President Trump’s remark about Adrian Anzaldua, who arrested a smuggler in Texas, was the latest example of the president making a racially tinged remark in public.

Trump Praises Border Patrol Agent for Speaking β€˜Perfect English’

President Trump made the remark during a White House event honoring employees of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.

Yesterday β€” August 20th 2018Your RSS feeds

Brett Kavanaugh Urged Graphic Questions in Clinton Inquiry

By ADAM LIPTAK

A newly released memo shows that Mr. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, took a relentlessly tough stance as a young lawyer investigating Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.

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On Washington: How the Senate Got Its Groove Back With the Power of the Purse

By CARL HULSE

While the Senate may be at odds over the Supreme Court vacancy, it is trying, for the first time in years, to advance funding bills the old-fashioned way.

ICE Detained Man Who Was Driving His Pregnant Wife to a Hospital

By JACEY FORTIN and SARAH MERVOSH

Joel Arrona-Lara was driving his wife to a scheduled cesarean section when he was arrested. The agency said he was wanted for homicide in Mexico.

Trump Tax Cut Unlocks Millions for a Republican Election Blitz

By JIM TANKERSLEY and MICHAEL TACKETT

Republicans may be struggling to sell their $1.5 trillion tax cut to voters, but the law has helped unleash tens of millions from donors who benefited handsomely from it.

Southerners Aren’t Always at Home in Hollywood

By STACEY WILSON HUNT

Nine actors talk about how their accents — and culture — helped and hindered them as they forged screen careers.

Trump’s Plan for Coal Emissions: Let Coal States Regulate Them

By LISA FRIEDMAN

President Trump is planning an overhaul of climate regulations that lets states set their own rules, according to people who have seen the proposal. Environmentalists say emissions could rise.

Democrats Question Kavanaugh’s Testimony About Bush Nominee

By CHARLIE SAVAGE

Democrats say that files from the Bush White House show that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee played a significant role in a nomination he distanced himself from.

Some States Sitting on Piles of Cash, and Cities Want a Cut

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and ANDREW SPEAR

States like Ohio are placing their surpluses in rainy-day funds, but cities that have suffered because of cuts since the recession say it is time to loosen up.

Melania Trump, a Mysterious First Lady, Weathers a Chaotic White House

By KATIE ROGERS, JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and MAGGIE HABERMAN

On many matters, Mrs. Trump has directed her East Wing to operate independently of the West Wing, and she is still keeping Washington at a distance.

Colorado Baker Sues Governor Over Cake Dispute With Transgender Woman

By JULIE TURKEWITZ

Masterpiece Cakeshop is at the center of another battle over whether claims of religious freedoms can be used to refuse services to gay and transgender people.

Our Blind Spots Often Hide the Truth About America

By SARAH SMARSH

Responding to readers, the author of a recent Op-Ed about “Trump Country” says that we must remain vigilant against easy, reductive frameworks and labels.

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