Tag: Trump, Donald J

The Guatemalan Election as an Act of Organized Crime

MEXICO CITY — Four years ago, Guatemala seemed poised to enter a new era of democracy enforced by the rule of law and transparency. Popular protests and courageous judges had accomplished the unthinkable, sending a sitting president, Otto Pérez Molina, a former general, to prison for corruption, along with many members of his government. The […]

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Trump, Seeking Re-election Since His Inauguration, Will Now Make It Official

ORLANDO, Fla. — Almost four years to the day since he announced his first, improbable run for public office from the basement level of Trump Tower, President Trump will officially begin his campaign for re-election on Tuesday night at a special presentation of his signature “Make America Great Again” rallies. Giant television screens, food trucks, […]

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Shanahan Withdraws as Defense Secretary Nominee

President Trump on Tuesday pulled the nomination of Patrick M. Shanahan to be the permanent defense secretary, saying on Twitter that Mr. Shanahan would devote more time to his family. Mr. Trump named Mark T. Esper, the secretary of the Army and a former Raytheon executive, to take over as acting secretary of defense. He […]

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As U.S. and Iran Face Off, Europe Is Stuck in the Middle

BRUSSELS — As tensions between Washington and Tehran escalate, European leaders find themselves in an uncomfortable place they have feared ever since President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal 13 months ago and restored punishing sanctions against Tehran. While the Europeans want to preserve the deal — which they see as important for […]

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Wants You to Know She Was Not Impressed

Bret Stephens: Gail, I know you are as gutted as I am by the news that Sarah Huckabee Sanders will step down from her post as White House spokesman. How do you judge her contribution to our nation’s moral health and political well-being? Gail Collins: I was going to say she brought us back to […]

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Is the Religious Right Privileged?

Fair warning: This will be an entire column about a single paragraph. The paragraph’s author is Adam Serwer, a writer for The Atlantic, weighing in on the complicated, sometimes baffling debate on the right about the relationship between religious conservatives and libertarianism … or maybe the relationship between religious conservatives and Donald Trump … or […]

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Conservative Radio Host Has Doubts About Trump. His Audience Doesn’t Want to Hear It.

TIBURON, Calif. — In January 2011, four and a half years before Donald Trump glided down the escalator at Trump Tower and began a campaign for the White House that few conservatives were taking seriously, Michael Savage invited him on the radio and declared that he had found a president. It was their first interview. […]

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Late Night Can’t Get Enough of Trump’s Scolding His Chief of Staff for Coughing

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Cough, Cough ABC aired […]

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Landlords Oppose Trump Plan to Evict Undocumented Immigrants

WASHINGTON — Landlords and local officials across the country say a White House proposal to eject undocumented immigrants from subsidized housing would displace some of their most reliable tenants and add major financial strains to an already cash-strapped system. Officials with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, prodded by hard-liners like Stephen Miller, President […]

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A New Trump Battleground: Defining Human Rights

After the horrors of World War II, the United States led in adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, recognizing the “inherent dignity” and “equal and inalienable rights” of all people to life and liberty. For three-quarters of a century it has stood for the protection of human rights by the rule of […]

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Democrat in Competitive California District Joins Call for Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Representative Katie Porter, a law professor who narrowly flipped part of Republicans’ Southern California stronghold to the Democrats in last year’s midterm elections, said on Monday that she would support opening an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The announcement makes Ms. Porter one of the first to endorse impeachment of the 40 or […]

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Businesses Plead to Stop More China Tariffs. They Expect to Be Ignored.

WASHINGTON — Nervous business owners are spending seven days trying to persuade the Trump administration not to impose tariffs on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. Most are bracing for disappointment. After several previous hearings where company officials testified against tariffs only to see them go into effect, many business leaders are becoming […]

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Four Years Ago Trump Was Seen as a Sideshow. Now He Is the Show.

WASHINGTON — As he rode down that escalator in June 2015, it felt like a lark, a curiosity, just another staged television spectacle. At most, many assumed that Donald J. Trump’s candidacy would be a sideshow, sure to be entertaining but hardly decisive. Four years later, as President Trump kicks off his campaign for a […]

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Stop Sneering at Bill de Blasio

A common type of viral news story in our age of American decline involves school lunch debt. School employees have seized lunches from students whose parents fall behind on their bills and thrown them in the trash. Kids who owe lunch fees have been branded with stamps and markers and served inferior cold meals. Recently, […]

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Paul Manafort Seemed Headed to Rikers. Then the Justice Department Intervened.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman who is serving a federal prison sentence, had been expected to be transferred to the notorious Rikers Island jail complex this month to await trial on a separate state case. But […]

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The AMLO-Trump Deal Is Punishing the Most Vulnerable

MIAMI — Central Americans will continue to flee their homes and head north no matter what sort of agreements the presidents of Mexico and the United States come to. Powerful forces — brutal violence, extreme poverty, the effects of climate change — are driving these men, women and children to leave. They are also being […]

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With a New Threat, Iran Tests the Resolve of the U.S. and Its Allies

WASHINGTON — Iran’s announcement on Monday that it expects to breach the terms of the 2015 agreement that was intended to slow its ability to develop a nuclear weapon opens a new and perilous phase of its confrontation with the West. If the Iranians make good on their threat to break through the restrictions on […]

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The Iran Crisis, Explained

WASHINGTON — Iran threatened on Monday to accelerate its nuclear program in violation of a 2015 nuclear agreement, moving it closer to the ability to buildi an atomic weapon — something that President Trump has vowed to prevent. But it was Mr. Trump who withdrew the United States from the Obama-era nuclear agreement in May […]

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