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Joe Barton, Senior Republican, Caught in Storm Over Explicit Photo

Joe Barton, the vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said that he was reconsidering his political future after the photograph appeared on an anonymous Twitter account.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Conservative Plan to Weaponize the Federal Courts

Forcing a shift to the right by packing the courts with more Trump-appointed judges would undermine the judiciary’s legitimacy.

Fighting Gay Rights and Abortion With the First Amendment

Alliance Defending Freedom has had some notable victories. Now it hopes to persuade the Supreme Court to blunt the sweep of its ruling enshrining same-sex marriage into law.

Senior Texas Republican Swept Up Into Storm Over Explicit Photo

Joe Barton, the vice chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said that he was reconsidering his political future after the photograph appeared on an anonymous Twitter account.

Trump, in Twitter Rant, Revisits Grievances Against Sports Figures

To some, the posts directed at sports figures, many of them black, suggest that the president is trying to send a message of solidarity to many supporters.

States Warn of Budget Crunch Under Republican Tax Plan

Some state officials say the $1.5 trillion tax cut moving through Congress would raise taxes on residents and force tough decisions at the local level.

Maurice D. Hinchey, Congressman and Environmental Advocate, Dies at 79

Mr. Hinchey, a Democrat from New York who served 10 terms in Congress, built a reputation as a champion of the environment and blue-collar workers.

Conyers Doesn’t Plan to Resign Over Harassment Claims, Lawyer Says

Representative John Conyers Jr. believes that some people who want him to step down after sexual harassment accusations have long sought to push him out, his lawyer said.

Justice Dept. Orders Review of Background Check System for Gun Buyers

Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, said that the mass shooting in Texas this month showed that 'relevant information may not be getting reported' to the database.

Roy Moore, Putin and Those Trump Chooses to Believe

President Trump came out in defense of Mr. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate from Alabama. But when it’s not in his political interests, the benefit of the doubt might shift.

On Washington: Blast From the Past: The Current Political World Mirrors 2009

Elements that foreshadowed steep losses for Democrats eight years ago are in place for Republicans today.

Myanmar’s Crackdown on Rohingya Is Ethnic Cleansing, Tillerson Says

The long-anticipated designation will open the door to sanctions against the country’s military commanders and intensify pressure on its civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

Fed Remains on Track to Raise Interest Rates Next Month

Federal Reserve officials remain united in confusion about why inflation is weak but divided about the consequences.

North Korea Accuses Trump of a ‘Serious Provocation’

North Korea criticizes President Trump’s re-designation of it as a state sponsor of terrorism and vows to keep up its nuclear and missile programs.

Op-Ed Contributors: Censoring Climate Change

The Environmental Protection Agency has been systematically dismantling its website about a problem the president has labeled a 'hoax.'

Trump Defends Roy Moore, Citing Candidate’s Denial of Sexual Misconduct

President Trump said Alabama voters should not support Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate for the Senate. Mr. Trump declined to say whether he would campaign for Mr. Moore.

Democrats Move Swiftly Against Conyers Amid Latest Harassment Charges

The House Democratic leader called for harassment charges against the House’s most senior member, John Conyers Jr., to be subjected to an ethics inquiry.

As Her Last Day With the Fed Nears, Janet Yellen Looks Back on Her First

The Fed chairwoman, Janet Yellen, answered questions about policy and her life in economics one day after announcing plans to step down next year.

Pentagon Investigating Military Members’ Conduct During Trump’s Asia Trip

Defense Department officials said they were looking into whether three service members assigned to the White House had improper contact with foreign women.

Trump Must Decide on Tariffs for Imported Washing Machines

The United States International Trade Commission will hand the president the second test of his willingness to impose tariffs on foreign rivals of domestic manufacturers.

Pennsylvania Congressman Is Under F.B.I. Scrutiny, Court Records Show

Representative Robert A. Brady, a Philadelphia Democrat, has denied that he paid a political opponent $90,000 to drop out of a primary election race.

Op-Ed Columnist: Jeff Flake Spoke Up. Time to Put Up.

Some Senate Republicans are appalled by Donald Trump? Then deny him tax reform.

Document Fight Slows Inquiry of Affirmative Action at Harvard

The Trump administration, in a letter last week, threatened to sue the university to force it to turn over student and applicant records.

‘Hi, Drumstick.’ President Trump Pardons a Turkey, and Likes It.

At the annual White House ritual, Mr. Trump relishes his powers of clemency as Thanksgiving approaches. A large turkey is grateful.

Real Estate Agents Mobilize to Shield Homeowners on Tax Plan

Some economists say the Republican bills, by curbing or eliminating key deductions, could hurt property values, raise mortgage rates and reduce sales.

Op-Ed Contributor: This Uranium Deal Was No Scandal

Russia’s purchase of a mining firm while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state did not endanger America’s uranium supply.

Over 100 Shabab Militants Killed in U.S. Airstrike in Somalia

The United States Africa Command said the airstrike was carried out 125 miles northwest of Mogadishu, the Somali capital.

Tillerson Accused of Violating Federal Law on Child Soldiers

State Department officials accused their secretary of violating the Child Soldiers Prevention Act by excluding Myanmar, Iraq and Afghanistan from a list of countries that use child soldiers.

He’s a Member of Congress. The Kremlin Likes Him So Much It Gave Him a Code Name.

Representative Dana Rohrabacher, Republican of California, has laughed off suggestions that he is a Russian asset. But investigators are calling.

Nafta Round Closes With Talks Bogged Down by Conflict

Negotiators made some progress in the fifth round of negotiations, but the United States trade representative said he remained 'concerned about the lack of headway.'

The Conversation: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Sex Scandal

From Bill Clinton to Roy Moore all the way back to Thomas Jefferson.

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Sexual Misconduct on Capitol Hill

There’s a growing sense that Congress is, for many women, a hostile workplace. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to change that.

Right and Left React to the Republican Tax Plan

Writers from across the political spectrum take on the tax legislation making its way through Congress.

Facing Second Accuser, Franken Sees His Once-Rising Star Dim

Lindsay Menz told CNN that in 2010, when Mr. Franken was a senator, he grabbed her rear end as they took a photo. Mr. Franken says he does not remember it.

Under Scrutiny, Trump Foundation Raised, and Gave, More in 2016

New filings show that the president’s foundation donated more than $2.2 million to veterans’ groups last year, but it is now in the process of closing.

Bill de Blasio Will Go to Iowa Again: ‘This Is Who I Am’

The mayor of New York City says he is not running for president, but promoting his perspective on what the Democratic Party should be.

After Late Help for Elephants, a Question: Why?

Just why the president shelved his own administration’s rule on bringing hunt trophies into the country — a weighty query — is the elephant in the room.

Op-Ed Columnist: How Evil Is Tech?

Our devices consume our time and dilute our social interactions.

Op-Ed Columnist: Lies, Incoherence and Rage on Tax Cuts

Con men get really angry when someone points out their con.

Op-Ed Contributor: Whatever Happened to Trump’s Populist Agenda?

He won the election because voters want something different than policies like the establishment Republican tax plan.

After House Vote on Taxes, Spotlight Shifts to Undecided Senators

The fate of the tax overhaul now hinges on a handful of undecided senators, and Senate Republican leaders cannot afford to lose more than two of their members.

U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Take Aim at Taliban Opium Labs

The airstrikes are part of what is expected to be a sustained campaign targeting a lucrative source of funding for the Taliban.

Op-Ed Contributor: Every Other Terrible Thing About Roy Moore

Well, not everything, but his ideas are no better than his behavior.

Yellen Will Leave Federal Reserve Next Year

Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, said she would leave the Fed when a successor is installed. She could have remained as a governor until 2024.

Starbucks Is Criticized for Its Holiday Cups. Yes, Again.

The 2017 cup shows two interlocked cartoon hands. Some conservatives accuse the company of promoting a 'gay agenda.'

Glenn Thrush, New York Times Reporter, Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Mr. Thrush, a White House reporter, was suspended by The Times after the website Vox published a report accusing him of acting inappropriately toward women.

Trump Asked China to Free U.C.L.A. Players. What About Activists?

President Trump, rights advocates say, squandered a chance in Beijing to help free Chinese dissidents facing harsh prison sentences.

If 2018 Is Like 2017, the House Will Be a Tossup

It’s not obvious that the building Democratic wave will be enough to flip control of the chamber.

Celebrating a 25-Year-Old Clinton Win, but Still Stung by a Trump Defeat

At an event in Little Rock, it was clear that Bill and Hillary Clinton, and many of their supporters, have not gotten over her loss to President Trump.

Glenn Thrush, New York Times Reporter, Accused of Sexual Misconduct

The Times on Monday suspended Mr. Thrush, who has covered the Trump administration for the newspaper, after the website Vox published a report accusing him of acting inappropriately toward women.