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News Analysis: Will Bannon’s White House Agenda Survive Without Him?

Although Stephen K. Bannon lost as often as he won in White House debates, his departure could tip the balance on trade, climate, China and Afghanistan.

Steven Mnuchin Defends Trump’s Reaction to Charlottesville Violence

The statement from the Treasury secretary, who is Jewish, was perhaps the most vociferous defense of the president from within his administration.

Defense Secretary Says Trump Has Settled on an Afghan Strategy

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the president, who had been criticized for a drawn-out review, would announce the details himself in the coming days.

Stephen Bannon’s Path From Breitbart to the West Wing, and Back

A guide to reporting by The New York Times about the former White House chief strategist and the news he generated during his 366 days working for President Trump.

Stephen Bannon’s Path from Breitbart to the West Wing, and Back

A guide to reporting by The New York Times about the former White House chief strategist and the news he generated during his 366 days working for President Trump.

Thousands Protest Against White Supremacy

Demonstrators poured into the nation’s streets and parks over the weekend to denounce white supremacy and Nazism, one week after clashes between far-right demonstrators and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly.

Arthur Finkelstein, Innovative, Influential Conservative Strategist, Dies at 72

He fundamentally transformed political polling and financing and perfected virulent campaigns that toppled liberal incumbents.

A Deal Breaker for Trump’s Supporters? Nope. Not This Time, Either.

It was a week of turmoil, but it seemed to prove an immutable rule of the Trump presidency: People see what they want to see, even if others see something very different.

News Analysis: With Bannon’s Ouster, Question Remains Whether His Agenda Will Be Erased, Too

Although Stephen K. Bannon lost as often as he won in White House debates, his departure could tip the balance on trade, climate, China and Afghanistan.

Charlottesville and Trump’s Response Reshape Virginia Gubernatorial Race

Virginia’s gubernatorial campaign was already set to be the highest profile race of the fall. Then came the Charlottesville violence and President Trump’s response.

Donald and Melania Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Honors

The White House said the president and first lady would not participate this year, 'to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.'

Bannon Ousted: Inside His Controversial Tenure

Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump's outgoing chief strategist, has been criticized as being emblematic of the far-right nationalism that turned violent in Virginia last weekend.

Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run

Mr. Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist, had clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers and members of the president’s family.

Seeking Reset, Trump Dines With Some of His Biggest Donors

The president spent Thursday evening with some of his wealthiest supporters, trying to regain momentum after criticism over his response to violence in Charlottesville, Va.

E.P.A. Promised ‘a New Day’ for the Agriculture Industry, Documents Reveal

The agency’s political appointees pushed career staff members to draft an order rejecting a ban on a popular pesticide.

Trump Officials Renew Effort to Expand Use of Prison at Guantánamo

Under John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, who once oversaw the prison in Cuba, the Trump administration is debating a potential executive order on detainees.

‘We Can’t Just Pull Out Our Gun’: Border Patrol Alters Training

New training in New Mexico for future Border Patrol agents teaches them how to defuse tense situations involving people they encounter while on patrol.

Trump Moves to Impede Consumer Lawsuits Against Nursing Homes

The Trump administration’s effort to rollback regulations has reached nursing homes, with a new rule to press older Americans into binding arbitration rather than lawsuits.

Romney Tells Trump to Apologize for Causing ‘Racists to Rejoice’

In a Facebook post, Mitt Romney urged President Trump to repudiate racists and admit they were '100% to blame' for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

16 Members of White House Arts Committee Resign to Protest Trump

Artists, authors, performers and others stepped down from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities after Mr. Trump’s remarks about white nationalists.

Mother of Woman Killed in Charlottesville Says She Will Not Speak to Trump

Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, had a message for the president: 'Think before you speak.'

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Says Trump Tower Is Now Its Own Monument to Racism

Late-night TV hosts were already flatly calling President Trump a racist. Then he tweeted to mourn the loss of 'beautiful' Confederate statues.

James Murdoch, Rebuking Trump, Pledges $1 Million to Anti-Defamation League

Mr. Murdoch, the son of a frequent ally of President Trump’s, gave a candid statement, via email, against the white supremacist sentiment that swept through Virginia last weekend.

Right and Left on Removal of Confederate Statues

Writers from across the political spectrum consider the debate over whether statues of Confederate heroes should be torn down.

Defiant, Trump Laments Assault on Culture and Revives a Bogus Pershing Story

President Trump returned to nativist themes, lamenting an assault on 'culture,' reviving a bogus story about General John J. Pershing and attacking Republicans.

James Murdoch Pledges $1 Million to Anti-Defamation League as Trump Protest

Mr. Murdoch, the son of a frequent ally of President Trump’s, gave a candid statement, via email, against the white supremacist sentiment that swept through Virginia last weekend.

Bannon’s Dovish Side Emerges as He Contradicts Trump on North Korea

President Trump’s chief strategist has antagonized administration officials by espousing his rejection of a foreign policy that emphasizes American leadership abroad.

Circling the Square of President Trump’s Relationship With Race

As questions of racism increasingly dog the president, some point to his past, from dating a biracial woman to efforts to hang out publicly with African-American celebrities, to paint a different picture.

Text of James Murdoch’s Email Condemning Trump’s Response to Charlottesville

An email sent Thursday by Mr. Murdoch, the chief executive of 21st Century Fox, on President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

‘Antifa’ Grows as Left-Wing Faction Set to, Literally, Fight the Far Right

Recent events in Charlottesville, Va., where white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters, have brought new attention to a coalition of radicals unafraid to scuffle with right-wing extremists.

The Case Some Executives Made for Sticking With Trump

As the president’s advisory councils were disbanding, a few corporate chieftains made a case in terms of business self-interest, patriotism and pragmatism.

Fact Check: Study Pershing, Trump Said. But the Story Doesn’t Add Up.

In a tweet, President Trump referred to a long-debunked myth about how Gen. John J. Pershing crushed a Muslim rebellion in the Philippines more than a century ago.

At Senator Menendez’s Trial, Stakes Are High for Democrats

If Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat, is convicted by early January, his replacement is likely to be a Republican, which could affect the health care bill.

Neil Gorsuch Speech at Trump Hotel Raises Ethical Questions

Soon after Justice Gorsuch’s speech, the Supreme Court will hear a case about President Trump’s travel ban, and the hotel is at issue in other cases.

Call to Remove Confederate Statues From Capitol Divides Democrats

Representative Nancy Pelosi urged the removal of the statues from the Capitol, but Senator Chuck Schumer pushed to keep the focus on President Trump.

Across the Atlantic, Outrage at Trump — but Little Surprise

In Britain and elsewhere in Europe, President Trump’s comments on violence in Charlottesville, Va., are being viewed as disgraceful but predictable.

Some Democrats See Tax Overhaul as a Path to Taxing Carbon

Two Senate Democrats are advocating a carbon tax plan that would cut the corporate tax rate as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

Trump ‘Sad’ Over Removal of ‘Our Beautiful Statues’

On Twitter, the president echoes a refrain of white supremacist groups that oppose the removal of Confederate monuments.

Newsbook: 3 Books on North Korea and the Threat of Nuclear War

Two books offer readers insight into the Orwellian society, and another discusses policy solutions.

Some Democrats See Tax Reform as a Path to Taxing Carbon

Two Senate Democrats are advocating a carbon tax plan that would cut the corporate tax rate as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

Congressional Memo: Republicans in Congress May Be Stuck in a Relationship With Trump

Some Republican Congress members are creating distance from President Trump, but they are still depending on the White House.

Best of Late Night: James Corden Jabs Trump for Disbanding His Business Councils

Mr. Corden said: 'Forget creating new manufacturing jobs in this country. Trump can’t even manufacture manufacturing councils.'

Trump Comments on Race Open Breach With C.E.O.s, Military and G.O.P.

President Trump was abandoned by executives, contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans outraged by his defense of white nationalists.

News Analysis: Unlike His Predecessors, Trump Steps Back From a Moral Judgment

The president’s predecessors, going back to George Washington, have all tried, with varying degrees of success, to summon Americans to a higher moral purpose.

Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Echoing Secessionist Rhetoric

The email, forwarded to journalists, cites 'no difference' between Robert E. Lee and George Washington. It claims Black Lives Matter is infiltrated by terrorists.

Trump’s Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in Crisis

The president’s response to the Charlottesville violence has drawn starkly different reactions between his core supporters and party leaders who fear political oblivion.

Bannon Mocks Colleagues and ‘Alt-Right’ in Interview

In an interview he said he believed was private, Stephen K. Bannon described the alt-right as a 'collection of clowns' and lashed out at rivals in the Trump administration.

Walmart’s C.E.O. Had Plenty to Say About Trump. So Did His Customers.

Doug McMillon, Walmart’s chief executive, rebuked Mr. Trump over his response to the Charlottesville violence. Walmart shoppers were split over whether that was right.

Common Sense: C.E.O.s Long Avoided Politics. Trump Is Changing the Calculus.

Corporate leaders often avoid taking political stands, especially on the president. But remarks from the White House on white supremacists appear to have changed the calculus.

A Fox News Host Attacks Trump, and Some Viewers Bristle

Eboni K. Williams, a Fox host, strongly criticized the president’s remarks. She said the network expressed no concern.