Tag: Trump, Donald J

Judge in Roger Stone Case Warns About Attacks on Juror by Trump and Others

WASHINGTON — The federal judge overseeing the criminal case against Roger J. Stone Jr. warned on Tuesday about attacks by President Trump and others on a juror in the trial, saying that fomenting public anger about the guilty verdict could prompt someone to “take it out on” members of the jury. The comments by Judge […]

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New Intelligence Chief Asks Election Czar to Remain in Post

WASHINGTON — The new acting director of national intelligence, Richard Grenell, has asked an intelligence official who angered some lawmakers with a briefing about Russian interference in the 2020 election to stay on in her role. Mr. Grenell’s move is a peace offering to the 17 intelligence agencies he oversees and a potential sign that […]

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After Trump Mocks a Sea Wall in New York, Plan Is Abruptly Shelved

The Trump administration has unexpectedly halted a project to protect the New York City region from flooding during dangerous storms like Hurricane Sandy — a decision that came six weeks after President Trump took to Twitter to ridicule the study’s most expensive proposal, a giant sea wall that could have cost billions of dollars. The […]

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Judge in Roger Stone Case Makes Juror Bias Hearing Public

WASHINGTON — A federal judge agreed in part on Tuesday to a request by lawyers for Roger J. Stone Jr. to open to the public a hearing on whether to grant him a new trial over allegations of juror misconduct. Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who sentenced Mr. Stone to more than three years in prison […]

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Trump Demands 2 Liberal Supreme Court Justices Recuse Themselves From His Cases

NEW DELHI — President Trump lashed out at two liberal Supreme Court justices on Tuesday, escalating his battle with the judicial system to new heights despite entreaties by his attorney general to refrain from Twitter blasts that complicate the administration’s legal fights. Weighing in on a domestic matter on a day of ceremony and meetings […]

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Trump Hails ‘Special’ Ties With Modi, but Complains of Tariffs

NEW DELHI — President Trump said on Tuesday that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India had made progress toward what he hopes will be a landmark trade agreement between the two economic giants. But there was no breakthrough to announce after formal talks on the second and final day of the president’s visit, […]

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Trump Reports Progress Toward India Trade Deal but No Breakthrough

NEW DELHI — President Trump said Tuesday that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India had made progress toward what he hopes will be a landmark trade agreement between the two economic giants. But there was no breakthrough to announce after formal talks on the second and final day of the president’s visit. A […]

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No, President Trump: You’ve Weakened America’s Soft Power

President Trump claims he “made America great again.” The facts show just the opposite. The United States has lost credibility since 2017. The president’s looseness with the truth has debased the currency of trust that is needed in a crisis, and his continual disdain for our allies means we have fewer friends. There is clear […]

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As Trump Visits India, a Trade Deal Remains Elusive

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s visit to India includes a state dinner, tens of thousands of cheering onlookers and even a marching band on camels — but a long-awaited trade deal between the United States and India is notably absent. For the second time since September, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India visited the United […]

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Imagine Bernie Sanders in the Oval Office

Gail Collins: Wow, Bret, action-packed political times. I am looking forward to your thoughts about tonight’s debate. But first, my big question: If things continue the way they’re going now, would you vote for Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump? I know we’ve sort of played around with the question before, but now it’s serious. Bret […]

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Charter Schools in Surprise Political Fight as Trump and Democrats Turn Away

WASHINGTON — Public charter schools — caught between growing Democratic disenchantment and a Trump administration shift toward private schools — are preparing for political battle, as the long-protected education sector finds itself on the verge of abandonment. Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, proposed major changes this month to a federal education fund that for decades […]

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The Coronavirus Is More Than a Disease. It’s a Test.

A truism of our times is that media hysteria quickly envelops every major story, with social media virality and cable-news imperatives combining to make any domestic controversy feel like Watergate, if not Fort Sumter, and any international incident feel like the assassination of Franz Ferdinand — until the next story rolls around and last week’s […]

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Dems, Want to Defeat Trump? Form a Team of Rivals

If this election turns out to be just between a self-proclaimed socialist and an undiagnosed sociopath, we will be in a terrible, terrible place as a country. How do we prevent that? That’s all I am thinking about right now. My short answer is that the Democrats have to do something extraordinary — forge a […]

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New Delhi Streets Turn Into Battleground for Hindus and Muslims

NEW DELHI — Black smoke coiled up to the sky on Tuesday as Hindus and Muslims battled in a poor neighborhood of India’s capital, leaving seven people dead so far as communal violence unfolded as President Trump was visiting the city. In other parts of New Delhi, Mr. Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried […]

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Under Pressure From Trump, Extraditions to U.S. From Mexico Soar

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government is on track to dramatically increase the number of extraditions of criminal suspects to the United States this year, as the Trump administration has pressured Mexico to step up its fight against organized crime. With the first two months of this year not yet over, the government already has […]

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Late Night Checks in With Trump’s ‘Eat, Pray, Love Himself’ Tour

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. Huge in India President […]

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Trump Demands Two Liberal Justices Recuse Themselves From His Cases

NEW DELHI — President Trump lashed out at two liberal Supreme Court justices on Tuesday, escalating his battle with the judicial system to new heights despite entreaties by his attorney general to refrain from Twitter blasts that complicate the administration’s legal fights. Weighing in on a domestic matter before embarking on a day of ceremony […]

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Putin Would Hate President Bernie Sanders

On Friday, The Washington Post reported that U.S. officials had briefed Bernie Sanders that Russia was trying to boost his fortunes in the Democratic primary fight, as it did in 2016. It’s not hard to imagine Vladimir Putin’s motives. Russia aims to cause chaos and division in liberal democracies, and so has often supported both […]

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Among Those Pressing Trump to Weed Out Disloyalty: Clarence Thomas’s Wife

For the past 18 months, Ginni Thomas, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, and other conservatives have plied the White House with memos and suggestions about which people to fire — and who should replace them. President Trump has generally treated Ms. Thomas’s suggestions coolly, passing them off to advisers, according to people familiar with […]

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Republican Cynicism May Win Trump Re-election

It may have slipped by you, but last week Donald Trump suggested that he may be about to give U.S. farmers — who have yet to see any benefits from his much-touted trade deal with China — another round of government aid. This would be on top of the billions in farm aid that Trump […]

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Trump’s Doctor Thought He Had a Ticket to Congress. It Hasn’t Been So Easy.

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Dressed in cowboy boots and jeans, with an American flag pin on his lapel, Dr. Ronny L. Jackson rolled up at the Red River Harley-Davidson outpost to make his pitch to voters. “I just came from the White House,” Dr. Jackson, the former White House physician, told the small crowd gathered […]

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‘America Loves India,’ Trump Declares at Rally With Modi

AHMEDABAD, India — President Trump began a two-day visit to India by joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a campaign-style rally in a 110,000-seat cricket stadium that illustrated the populist bond between the two men and impressed a president who revels in spectacle. “America loves India. America respects India,” Mr. Trump said. “And America will […]

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