Tag: Washington (DC)

Manafort Found to Have Lied to Prosecutors While Under a Cooperation Agreement

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, repeatedly lied to prosecutors after he agreed to cooperate with the special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. The decision by Judge Amy Berman Jackson of United States District Court may affect the sentence she hands […]

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Prosecutors Told Judge That Manafort Might Have Lied in Hopes of a Pardon

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors told a judge this week that Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, might have lied to them about “an extremely sensitive issue” in hopes of increasing the chances that he would be pardoned for his crimes, according to a transcript of the hearing unsealed Thursday. The heavily redacted document leaves […]

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Finally, Capitol Hill Readies for a State of the Union

Inside an empty House chamber, Representative Louie Gohmert, the brash-talking Texas Republican, camped out with his computer more than nine hours before President Trump was to arrive for his State of the Union address Tuesday night. He and other conservative lawmakers were staking out aisle seats for the presidential procession, positioning themselves for prime-time, televised […]

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White House Memo: In the Pale of Winter, Trump’s Tan Remains a State Secret

WASHINGTON — The trees in the capital are barren, spindly things. The temperature has dipped, requiring puffy coats. With the government open — for now — President Trump has left the frigidity of governing for a weekend in Palm Beach. But in a town where not even the longtime operation of the federal government seems […]

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5 Takeaways From The Times’s Interview With President Trump

WASHINGTON — President Trump wanted to talk. He initially invited A. G. Sulzberger, the publisher of The New York Times, to an off-the-record dinner. Mr. Sulzberger countered with a request for an on-the-record interview that included Times reporters. The White House accepted. Mr. Trump held forth from the Oval Office about the investigation into what […]

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Editorial Observer: Washington’s Cold Hypocrisy on New York’s Public Housing

The teaser came in a mid-evening tweet. Lynne Patton, the Trump family event planner whom the president named regional administrator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, had a surprise for Mayor Bill de Blasio. Oh, and for the 400,000 people who live in New York City’s public housing, too. “Thrilled to announce that […]

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President Signs Order to Help U.S. Manufacturers and ‘Trump People’

WASHINGTON — President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that will push for federal dollars spent on infrastructure projects to be put toward American companies and bolster workers his top trade adviser described as “blue-collar Trump people” the administration has focused on helping. That description, given to reporters by Peter Navarro, the White House […]

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Dear Writers, What Do You Have Saved in Your Drafts?

Photo: iStock If you’re somebody who writes for a living or as a hobby or because it’s not that you won’t stop, it’s that you can’t stop, then there’s a really good chance that you use some sort of publishing platform to share your thoughts with the world. Many of us started out on Blogspot […]

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Covington Catholic Wins Racist Bingo: Blackface as ‘School Spirit,’ Feeling ‘Threatened’ by Hebrew Israelites

Screenshot: Today Show, NBC No matter how many times we go through it, it’s always a wonder to witness a spin job in real time. And make no mistake—this latest series of media appearances by the Covington Catholic High School students, who went viral last weekend after their confrontation with a Native American elder and […]

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Videos Show a Collision of 3 Groups That Spawned a Fiery Political Moment

They were high school boys who had traveled from Northern Kentucky for the annual March for Life in Washington. He was a Native American man in town for a march to support indigenous people. On Friday, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, their worlds collided and generated an explosive political moment that has generated one […]

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A Second North Korea Summit

President Trump remains bullish that the North Korea nuclear threat can be contained. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, the president praised the “incredible meeting” he had the day before with a top representative of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, trumpeting the “tremendous progress” the two sides had made. The optimistic view is that the […]

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Feature: Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost?

At sunrise, there it was: a red-tailed hawk, its gyre widening over the United States Capitol building in the Creamsicle-colored light, like the world’s least subtle literary reference. It was still there by midafternoon, drifting on the thermals over the mostly depopulated National Mall, wheeling occasionally past the window in the hallway outside the office […]

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After Viral Video, Families of Covington Are Swiftly Circling to Protect Their Boys

COVINGTON, Ky. — On Friday night, all anyone at Covington Catholic High School was talking about was that their star Colonels basketball team had unexpectedly lost to the rival St. Xavier Bombers, 55-45. For the “Colonel Crazies,” as locals call them, identity is wrapped in state championship titles, and their all-male brotherhood. But by Saturday […]

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Biden Expresses Regret for Support of Crime Legislation in the 1990s

WASHINGTON — Former Vice-President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Monday he made a mistake in supporting the tough-on-crime drug legislation of the 1980s and 1990s, expressing regret in particular over a bill that created different legal standards for powdered cocaine and street crack cocaine. “It was a big mistake that was made,” Mr. Biden said […]

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The Women’s March Is Back, With Both Divisions and Much to Celebrate

Weather reports showed a winter storm. And news reports spoke of infighting and controversy. But none of that stopped Miranda Compton and her daughter from boarding their flight to Washington from Georgia to attend the second anniversary of the Women’s March. “It’s my dream come true,” said Ms. Compton, a 49-year-old retired assistant high school […]

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in her words: Women’s March 2019: Here’s What to Know if You Can’t Keep Up

ImageCreditFranziska Barczyk Welcome to In Her Words, where women rule the headlines. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. Let me know what you think at dearmaya@nytimes.com. “March with one of them. But march.” — Gloria Steinem, responding to news that there would be competing women’s marches in New York City Days […]

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Thousands March in Washington at Annual Anti-Abortion Rally

WASHINGTON — Anti-abortion demonstrators descended on the National Mall in Washington on Friday for an annual rally a day after Republicans in the Senate were slowed in their efforts to advance a ban on federal abortion funds. Organizers had pledged to go on with the event, called the March for Life, in a capital full […]

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Most State Dept. Employees Will Return to Work Next Week Despite Shutdown

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is asking most State Department employees to return to work on Tuesday, despite the stalemate in funding negotiations between the president and congressional Democrats that has led to a partial government shutdown. In a message posted online on Thursday, the department’s deputy under secretary for management, Bill Todd, cited the […]

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