Tag: Trump, Donald J Jr

Biden Managed to Work With McConnell. Many Democrats Weren’t Pleased.

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader and self-described “grim reaper” of liberal legislative dreams, settled into a routine of sorts during Barack Obama’s second term whenever he felt he was cornered by Democrats. Mr. McConnell would rise from his chair in the Capitol, walk to his scheduler’s desk, smile a tight smile, and ask: “Can […]

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Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at NOAA on Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, according to three people familiar with the discussion. That threat […]

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Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Hurricane Tweets, Sources Say

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at NOAA on Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, according to three people familiar with the discussion. That threat […]

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Trump Campaign Manager Sees President’s Family as Political ‘Dynasty’

President Trump may be the only member of his family to win major elected office, but his campaign manager for the 2020 re-election effort is already envisioning a family political dynasty that will outlast his time in the White House. The comments by Brad Parscale, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager, on Saturday were instantly scrutinized for […]

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Biden Wants to Work With ‘the Other Side.’ This Supreme Court Battle Explains Why.

Joseph R. Biden Jr. was on the brink of victory, but he was unsatisfied. Mr. Biden, the 44-year-old chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was poised to watch his colleagues reject President Ronald Reagan’s formidable nominee to the Supreme Court, Robert H. Bork. The vote was unlikely to be close. Yet Mr. Biden was hovering […]

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Justice Dept. Opens Antitrust Inquiry Into Automakers’ Emissions Pact With California

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. The Justice Department has opened an antitrust inquiry into the four major automakers that struck a deal with California this year to reduce automobile emissions, according to people familiar with the matter, escalating a standoff between President Trump, California and […]

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Fifth Texas Republican Congressman Will Not Seek Re-election

Representative Bill Flores of Texas said he would not seek re-election in 2020, joining a long list of Republicans retiring in a state that has become increasingly competitive. “When I originally announced that I was running for Congress in 2009, I was firm in my commitment that I would run for six or fewer terms,” […]

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U.S. Manufacturing Slowed in August in Latest Sign of Economic Weakness

The American manufacturing sector contracted last month, a key measure showed on Tuesday, heightening fears that the trade war with China could bring on a recession. Manufacturing accounts for just 11 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, but it is often seen as an economic harbinger. Stocks fell on Wall Street after the release […]

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Iran Acknowledges Space Center Blast, Days After Trump Shares Revealing Image

Iran acknowledged for the first time on Monday that an explosion had occurred at a satellite launch site in the country’s north after images of the aftermath of the blast circulated last week. An Iranian government official said the explosion was caused by a technical error during a test launch. The information came days after […]

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E.P.A. to Roll Back Regulations on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is set to announce on Thursday that it intends to sharply curtail the regulation of methane emissions, a major contributor to climate change, according to an industry official with knowledge of the plan. The Environmental […]

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Trump’s Signature New York Hotel and the Art of the Compromise

For more than two decades, the Trump International Hotel and Tower has soared over Central Park, a crown jewel of President Trump’s family business that features luxury hotel rooms and exclusive private residences just off Columbus Circle. In true Trump fashion, the hotel and tower are branded with the Trump name on three hard-to-miss signs. […]

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Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House

WASHINGTON — A loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House is pursuing what they say will be an aggressive operation to discredit news organizations deemed hostile to President Trump by publicizing damaging information about journalists. It is the latest step in a long-running effort by Mr. Trump and his allies to undercut […]

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How Nationalism Can Destroy a Nation

Nationalism comes in many flavors — the ethnic and the civic, the religious and the secular, the right and the left. A century ago, Theodore Roosevelt’s New Nationalism called for inheritance taxes, a ban on corporate money in politics, workers’ compensation and a living wage. By contrast, the recent National Conservative Conference outlined a “new […]

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Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers to oppose President Trump’s auto emissions rollbacks, has mounted an effort to prevent any more from joining the other side. Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors […]

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Trump Delays a Holiday Tax, but Toymakers Are Still Worried

WASHINGTON — Toymakers breathed a little easier this week when President Trump announced plans to delay tariffs on many goods from China — but their relief may not last long. The delay pushes a new 10 percent tariff on some Chinese imports to December from September, and allows companies and retailers to avoid paying an […]

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Trump Administration Weakens Protections for Endangered Species

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday announced that it would change the way the Endangered Species Act is applied, significantly weakening the nation’s bedrock conservation law credited with rescuing the bald eagle, the grizzly bear and the American alligator from extinction. The changes could clear the way for new mining, oil and gas drilling, […]

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Kamala Harris Is Supported by Rivals After Trump Jr. Questions Her Race

Days after Donald Trump Jr. shared, and then deleted, a tweet questioning Senator Kamala Harris’s race, several of her rival Democratic presidential candidates lent her their support on Saturday. Mr. Trump, President Trump’s eldest son, on Thursday had shared a tweet from Ali Alexander, a right-wing personality, that falsely claimed Ms. Harris’s racial identity did […]

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Donald Trump Jr. Shares, Then Deletes, a Tweet Questioning Kamala Harris’s Race

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, shared another person’s tweet with his millions of followers during the Democratic debate on Thursday that falsely claimed Senator Kamala Harris was not black enough to be discussing the plight of black Americans. “Kamala Harris is implying she is descended from American Black Slaves,” Ali Alexander, […]

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Trump Says ‘I’d Take It’ if Russia Again Offered Dirt on Opponent

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that there would be nothing wrong with accepting incriminating information about an election opponent from Russia or other foreign governments and that he saw no reason to call the F.B.I. if it were to happen again. “It’s not an interference,” he said in an interview with ABC News, […]

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