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Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump’s Actions as President

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, is interested in Mr. Trump’s firing of his F.B.I. director and national security adviser and other events.

Manafort Working on Kurdish Referendum Opposed by U.S.

President Trump’s former campaign chairman has continued soliciting international business even as his past international work is under investigation.

Insurers Come Out Swinging Against New Republican Health Care Bill

The health insurance industry, which has been cautious about previous bills to repeal the Affordable Care Act, came out sharply against the latest version.

‘Chuck and Nancy,’ Washington’s New Power Couple, Set Sights on Health Care

Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer hold no formal reins of power, but the Democratic leaders have emerged as a surprising force.

Pentagon Memo: Mattis Shows How to Split With Trump Without Provoking Him

The secretary of defense has been deft at leveraging the president’s respect for him into room to maneuver on his policy goals.

Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington

Facebook, Google and Amazon are coming under increasing pressure by regulators concerned about their growing power.

How Can U.S. States Fight Climate Change if Trump Quits the Paris Accord?

Fourteen states have vowed to uphold the Paris climate pact with or without the federal government, and a new analysis suggests their efforts are having an impact.

Voter Fraud? A Trump Nominee Looks as if He Cast an Illegal Ballot

Jeffrey Gerrish, the president’s nominee to be deputy U.S. Trade Representative, is drawing Senate scrutiny for a vote cast in Virginia after he moved to Maryland.

Republicans Defend Health Bill Against Another Adversary: Jimmy Kimmel

'I wish he understood completely,' Senator Bill Cassidy, one of the bill’s co-authors, said of Mr. Kimmel, who has been a frequent critic of G.O.P. health legislation.

Confident Fed Sets Stage for December Rate Increase

The Federal Reserve said a trio of punishing hurricanes were unlikely to reduce the pace of economic growth, and it continued to dismantle its stimulus programs.

The Contradiction Buried in Trump’s Iran and North Korea Policies

The president calls the Iran nuclear deal an 'embarrassment,' but ending it would destroy his credibility in any talks over North Korea’s arsenal.

Public Health: How the Latest Obamacare Repeal Plan Would Work

States would be given money to establish their own health policies, and it’s hard to know who would remain covered and how.

Building a Better Coral Reef

As reefs die off, researchers want to breed the world’s hardiest corals in labs and return them to the sea to multiply. The effort raises scientific and ethical questions.

Right and Left React to Trump’s Speech at the U.N.

Writers from across the political spectrum discuss President Trump’s bellicose address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

Senate Republicans Embrace Plan for $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut

Senate Republicans, abandoning a key fiscal doctrine, agreed to move ahead on a budget that would add to the federal deficit in order to pave the way for a $1.5 trillion tax cut.

World Leaders Speak at U.N. General Assembly

World leaders are addressing nuclear weapons, climate change and more at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Trump Takes to Twitter to Pan the Emmy Ratings

Politics dominated the awards event, and on Tuesday, the president tweeted that he 'was saddened to see how bad the ratings were.'

Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come.

The Taiwanese company’s manufacturing model has not translated easily to other countries, where it faces different social, political and labor conditions.

Republican Leaders Defy Bipartisan Opposition to Health Law Repeal

Senator Lamar Alexander gave up on his effort to shore up health care markets as his fellow Republicans pressured lawmakers to back the latest Affordable Care Act repeal.

As Economy Grows, Fed Set to Shrink Bond Holdings

The Federal Reserve is expected to announce on Wednesday it will begin to reduce its bond holdings, signaling confidence in the economy’s health.

Navy Leaders Pledge to Solve Problems Stretching Limits of Sailors

Navy officials cited extended deployments and 100-hour workweeks as among factors plaguing sailors as senators demanded answers for deadly accidents this year.

Economic Scene: Unemployment Is So 2009: Labor Shortage Gives Workers an Edge

Earnings are rising at a pace not seen in almost two decades. Will it be enough to draw more people off the bench and into the job market?

Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

Michael L. Dourson, who has long run a premier firm for the chemical industry, is set for a confirmation hearing before a Senate panel.

From Truman to Trump: How U.S. Presidents Have Addressed the U.N.

With President Trump’s first address to the United Nations on Tuesday, here’s a look at past presidents’ first speeches.

Senate Panel Cancels Meeting With Trump Lawyer Over Public Comments

The lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, said the rush to presume guilt was 'un-American.' Senators had asked that he not speak publicly, and they quickly shut down the meeting.

Watch Live: World Leaders Speak at U.N. General Assembly

World leaders are addressing nuclear weapons, climate change and more at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Trump’s Lawyer Says Rumors About Russia Undercut the President

The rush to presume guilt, Michael D. Cohen said, diverted attention from a pressing national security threat: Russia’s election meddling.

‘Isn’t That the Trump Lawyer?’: A Reporter’s Accidental Scoop

Kenneth P. Vogel overheard a conversation at a Washington steakhouse that led to a story on the White House legal team’s internal discord over the Russia investigations.

As Warren and Sanders Jockey for Support, One Takes a Road More Traveled

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are taking different paths to win new fans ahead of 2020. The outcome will say much about the Democrats’ future.

Public Health: One Reason to Take the Latest Obamacare Repeal Seriously, and Three Reasons It Could Fail

The political and procedural hurdles are many, but the hunger for victory among Republicans may overcome all.

Democrats Mount Effort to Recruit Women as State Attorneys General

Few Democratic state officeholders are women, a shortfall the party is seeking to fix.

Health Bill Tests a Signature Senate Bond: John McCain and Lindsey Graham

The bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act bears the name of Mr. Graham, but Mr. McCain, who helped sink an earlier repeal attempt, has remained undecided.

Right and Left React to Hillary Clinton’s Reckoning With the 2016 Race

Writers from across the political spectrum on Mrs. Clinton’s new book reflecting on her failed bid for the presidency.

With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Mueller’s Inquiry Sets a Tone

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has aggressively used warrants and subpoenas for the Russia investigation, sending a message in Washington.

Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees

A draft report by the Department of Health and Human Services contradicts a central argument made by advocates of deep cuts in refugees.

State Department Tightens Rules for Visas to U.S.

If applicants do something they failed to mention in their application in their first three months in the United States, it would jeopardize their status.

Donald Trump Jr. Gives Up Secret Service Protection, Seeking Privacy

Separately, Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to the president, is losing her protection after a revision in the assessment of threats against her, an official said.

Mattis Leaves the Door Open to Military Options in North Korea

The defense secretary also said the United States had not shot down any missiles so far because they did not directly threaten American territory or allies.

Push for Nafta Overhaul May Fall Short, U.S. Negotiator Says

A tight timeline and ambitious goals leave the Trump administration with a narrow path to success in talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Senate Passes $700 Billion Pentagon Bill, More Money Than Trump Sought

The Senate and House will have to reconcile versions of the bill that differ over whether to create a Space Corps to manage satellite and other space-related programs.

Iran Is Smuggling Increasingly Potent Weapons Into Yemen, U.S. Admiral Says

The outgoing top Navy admiral in the Middle East said that Iran is helping worsen the conflict in Yemen by giving rebels more precise missiles to rife deeper into Saudi Arabia.

Fox News Guest Says Rape Allegation Blacklisted Her

The political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes claims that she was raped by the anchor Charles Payne and retaliated against by the network.

U.S. Governors at U.N. Assembly: ‘You Have Allies’ on Climate Change

As world leaders gather at the United Nations for the world body’s annual General Assembly, a group of American state governors is taking an increasingly high-profile role on climate change.

Obamacare Repeal, Thought Dead in July, May Be Revived in Senate

A long-shot effort by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy to repeal the Affordable Care Act got new life on Monday, with a showdown vote possible soon.

By Degrees: The Real Unknown of Climate Change: Our Behavior

Scientific predictions about Earth’s sensitivity to greenhouse gases have generally held up. But no one can predict how much more carbon pollution people will choose to pump out.

Republicans Demand Another Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

If the Senate does not vote by the end of next week, repealing the law would require 60 votes, not a simple majority.

Tillerson Says U.S. May Close Cuba Embassy Over Mystery Ailments

Closing the embassy would be the most dramatic action yet by the Trump administration to return the Cuba relationship to its Cold War deep freeze.

By Degrees: The Real Unknown of Climate Change: Our Behavior

Scientific predictions about Earth’s sensitivity to greenhouse gasses have generally held up. But no one can predict how much more carbon pollution people will chose to pump out.

Trump Lawyers Clash Over How Much to Cooperate With Russia Inquiry

The debate, which led to an angry confrontation between two members of the legal team, could shape the course of the special counsel’s investigation.

Tillerson Says U.S. May Close Cuba Embassy Over Health Attacks

Closing the embassy would be the most dramatic action yet by the Trump administration to return the Cuba relationship to its Cold War deep freeze.