Tag: Trump, Donald J

Hacked European Cables Reveal a World of Anxiety About Trump, Russia and Iran

WASHINGTON — Hackers infiltrated the European Union’s diplomatic communications network for years, downloading thousands of cables that reveal concerns about an unpredictable Trump administration and struggles to deal with Russia, China and the risk that Iran would revive its nuclear program. In one cable, European diplomats described a meeting between President Trump and President Vladimir […]

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Good Luck in Court, Mr. Trump

A bit of common sense and common decency intruded on Tuesday into the crazy world of Donald Trump. In New York, the state attorney general announced that the president had agreed that the “charity” he used as a piggy bank has no reason to exist. In Washington, a federal judge let a former top presidential […]

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Honduran Migrant Seen Fleeing Tear Gas With Her Toddlers Is Now in U.S.

LOS ANGELES — A Honduran woman who was photographed pulling her two toddlers to safety as she fled tear gas along the Mexican border has been provisionally admitted onto American soil and is now applying for asylum. The woman, Maria Meza, was allowed in to the border crossing at Otay Mesa, Calif., with her five […]

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Trump Administration Report on School Safety Plays Down Role of Guns

WASHINGTON — Unveiling a report commissioned by President Trump in the aftermath of a mass shooting last winter at a Florida high school, administration officials on Tuesday played down the role of guns in school violence while focusing instead on rescinding Obama-era disciplinary policies, improving mental health services and training school personnel in the use […]

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Trump Administration Imposes Ban on Bump Stocks

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a new rule banning bump stocks, the attachments that enable semiautomatic rifles to fire in sustained, rapid bursts and that a gunman used to massacre 58 people and wound hundreds of others at a Las Vegas concert in October 2017. The new regulation, which had been expected, […]

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Trump Foundation to Close After Lawsuit by New York Attorney General

The Donald J. Trump Foundation has agreed to close following a court decision that allowed a lawsuit against the foundation to move forward, the New York attorney general’s office announced Tuesday. The attorney general, Barbara Underwood, accused the foundation of “a shocking pattern of illegality” that was “willful and repeated” and included unlawfully coordinating with […]

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Trump Wishes Michael Flynn Good Luck Before Sentencing

WASHINGTON — Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday for lying to federal investigators about his conversations with the Russian ambassador during the presidential transition. Mr. Flynn was one of the few defendants whose cooperation with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, paid off with […]

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Trump Thinks He’s Still Winning on Immigration

Despite major defeats in 2018, President Trump and his Republican supporters are still screaming about so-called border security, demonizing migrants, unleashing tear gas on asylum-seekers and demanding billions in taxpayer money for a wall. It’s as though Mr. Trump continues to see himself descending that escalator in 2015 to bash Mexican immigrants. In 2018, this […]

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The Conversation: Some Old Acquaintances Are Being Forgot

Gail Collins: Bret, I feel sort of obliged to ask you about the looming government shutdown. But I will totally forgive you if your eyes glaze over. Bret Stephens: I think it’s safe to say that nobody ever tried “How do you feel about the looming government shutdown?” as a pickup line. Gail: I dunno. […]

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On Anniversary of China’s Reforms, Xi Doubles Down on Party Power

BEIJING — Facing deepening tensions abroad and anxieties at home, China’s leader, Xi Jinping, delivered an unabashed defense of his policies on Tuesday, using a key anniversary to argue that his recipe of guided growth under strong Communist Party control must not waver. Mr. Xi made his case to some 3,000 officials and guests gathered […]

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Document Provides New Details of Michael Flynn Interview With F.B.I.

WASHINGTON — An F.B.I. document released late Monday provides new details of how Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, lied to federal investigators about his conversations with the Russian ambassador during the presidential transition. Prosecutors filed the document — an account by F.B.I. agents of their Jan. 24, 2017, interview with Mr. […]

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States Ask Judge to Declare Health Law Still in Effect While Ruling Is Appealed

WASHINGTON — California and 15 other states asked a federal judge on Monday to protect current health care coverage for millions of Americans while courts sort out the implications of his ruling that the Affordable Care Act was invalid in its entirety. The states, which support the health care law, said the ruling on Friday, […]

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‘Justice’ Prevails as 2018 Word of the Year

ImageCreditMark Lennihan/Associated Press Justice has arrived — in one sense, that is. No, Robert Mueller has not concluded his wide-ranging 18-month investigation into Russia’s influence on the 2016 presidential election, and sweeping criminal justice legislation has not yet come up for a vote on Capitol Hill. But the dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster on Monday selected “justice” […]

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Yes, Russian Trolls Helped Elect Trump

This year, researchers at Ohio State University tried to measure the impact that fake news had on the 2016 election. They based their analysis on a postelection survey in which they’d asked voters 281 questions, three of which were intended to determine their exposure to online disinformation. Respondents were asked to rate the accuracy of […]

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Even a War Hero Is Not Above the Law

Last Thursday, Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, an Army Special Forces officer, was charged with the murder of a suspected Taliban bomb maker in Afghanistan. On Sunday, President Trump came to his defense on Twitter after watching a program on Fox News detailing his case. In his tweet, the president called Major Golsteyn a “U.S. Military hero,” […]

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Some of the Popular Images and Themes the Russians Posted on Social Media

When Russia targets Americans on social media, it has political goals: in 2016, to damage Hillary Clinton and help elect Donald J. Trump; since then, to press Russian views on issues like the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine; and in the future — who knows? To wield influence, Russian online operators must first build an […]

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Lawmakers Consider Adding Measure Protecting Israel to Languishing Spending Bills

WASHINGTON — Just days away from a partial government shutdown, lawmakers are weighing adding a contentious measure to a stymied spending package that would keep American companies from participating in boycotts — primarily against Israel — that are being carried out by international organizations. Critics of the legislation, including the American Civil Liberties Union and […]

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Higher Interest Rates Could Lighten Workers’ Wallets

WASHINGTON — President Trump renewed his attacks on the Federal Reserve on Monday in a tweet expressing incredulity that the Fed continues to raise interest rates. While his outbursts have drawn widespread criticism for being impolitic, a growing number of experts think the president has a point. As the Fed drives up borrowing costs, there […]

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Conservatism’s Monstrous Endgame

The midterm elections were, to an important extent, a referendum on the Affordable Care Act; health care, not Donald Trump, dominated Democratic campaigning. And voters delivered a clear verdict: They want Obamacare’s achievements, the way it expanded coverage to roughly 20 million people who would otherwise have been uninsured, to be sustained. But on Friday, […]

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F.B.I. Wiretap Recorded Suspect on Eve of Bike Path Terror Attack

The Uzbek man charged with using a truck to kill eight people on a Manhattan bike path last year was recorded on an F.B.I. wiretap the day before the attack and was heard on other calls going back three years, according to two court filings by defense lawyers. The filings do not reveal the contents […]

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