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    Democrats Plan to Investigate Ivanka Trump’s Use of Private Email Account

    Democrats Plan to Investigate Ivanka Trump’s Use of Private Email Account


    Ivanka Trump at the White House on Tuesday. The president said his daughter’s use of a personal email account was “unlike Hillary Clinton” because of the private server Mrs. Clinton had in her...

    President Trump defended his daughter, saying there was no comparison to Hillary Clinton’s email practices and dismissing the issue as “fake news.”
    Trump Wanted to Order Justice Dept. to Prosecute Comey and Clinton

    Trump Wanted to Order Justice Dept. to Prosecute Comey and Clinton


    President Trump stoked his enmity for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 race and since taking office has publicly and privately revisited the idea of prosecuting...

    The encounter was one of the most blatant examples yet of how President Trump views the typically independent Justice Department as a tool to be wielded against his political enemies.
    Pelosi’s One Potential Rival Cuts Deal and Drops Speaker Challenge

    Pelosi’s One Potential Rival Cuts Deal and Drops Speaker Challenge


    Representative Marcia Fudge, Democrat of Ohio, said on Tuesday that she would not challenge Representative Nancy Pelosi of California for...

    Representative Marcia Fudge of Ohio, the only Democrat to openly discuss a challenge to Nancy Pelosi’s speaker bid, cut a deal and endorsed Ms. Pelosi on Tuesday.
    Representative Mia Love, Once a Republican Star, Loses Re-Election in Utah

    Representative Mia Love, Once a Republican Star, Loses Re-Election in Utah


    Representative Mia Love of Utah was the first and only black Republican woman in Congress, and had gained national attention with a speech at the 2012 Republican National...

    Ms. Love, the first and only black Republican woman in Congress, was defeated by Ben McAdams, the mayor of Salt Lake County.
    Two Decades After 9/11, Militants Have Only Multiplied

    Two Decades After 9/11, Militants Have Only Multiplied


    Destruction along the front lines in the fight to retake Mosul, Iraq, from the Islamic State last year. A study found that despite its territorial losses, the group has more members than when it seized the northern third of...

    As many as 230,000 Salafi jihadist fighters are operating in nearly 70 countries, a study finds, underscoring terrorist groups’ resilience and American policy failures.
    Trump Takes Aim at Appeals Court, Calling It a ‘Disgrace’

    Trump Takes Aim at Appeals Court, Calling It a ‘Disgrace’


    The United States Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The Ninth Circuit hears appeals from California and others in nine western...

    In remarks after a loss in court on his asylum policy, the president said he would take steps to address the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
    Trump’s Statement on Saudi Arabia, Explained!

    Trump’s Statement on Saudi Arabia, Explained!


    In a statement with typical Trumpian vigor, President Trump in effect dismissed the C.I.A.’s conclusion that the Saudi crown prince was culpable in Jamal Khashoggi’s...

    The president makes the case for the crown prince: Iran, arms sales and oil.
    Trump Answers Mueller’s Questions on Russian Interference

    Trump Answers Mueller’s Questions on Russian Interference


    President Trump’s lawyers have handed over his responses to questions from the special counsel about any possible conspiracy with Russia’s 2016 election...

    The special counsel has not ruled out trying to order the president to answer questions in person in his inquiry about Russia’s campaign to disrupt the 2016 election.
    On Politics With Lisa Lerer: How to Survive Thanksgiving

    On Politics With Lisa Lerer: How to Survive Thanksgiving


    In the On Politics newsletter, tips for keeping the peace around the dinner table; plus, great moments in presidential Thanksgiving...

    In the On Politics newsletter, tips for keeping the peace around the dinner table; plus, great moments in presidential Thanksgiving history.
    Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Proclamation Targeting Some Asylum Seekers

    Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Proclamation Targeting Some Asylum Seekers


    Women and children in Tijuana, Mexico, on Saturday after getting a number to apply for asylum at the entrance of the border crossing to the United...

    The Trump administration had sought to deny asylum claims from those who entered the country outside official border crossings.
    U.N. Environment Envoy Quits After Audit of Expenses

    U.N. Environment Envoy Quits After Audit of Expenses


    Erik Solheim was found to have spent nearly $500,000 on travel in 22...

    Erik Solheim, head of the United Nations Environment Program, was found to have spent nearly $500,000 on travel in 22 months.
    McConnell Feels the Heat From the Right to Bring Criminal Justice Bill to a Vote

    McConnell Feels the Heat From the Right to Bring Criminal Justice Bill to a Vote


    Senator Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, asked Mitch McConnell for a vote on the bipartisan criminal justice legislation before the end of the...

    “I’ve been working on this issue for nearly eight years, and we have never been closer than we are right now,” Senator Mike Lee said.
    Race and Mississippi History Form Backdrop to Senate Debate

    Race and Mississippi History Form Backdrop to Senate Debate


    Mike Espy, left, and Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith will meet Tuesday for a debate in Mississippi’s runoff election for...

    Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is expected to address a comment she made about a “public hanging” as she debates Mike Espy ahead of next week’s runoff election.
    Critic’s Notebook: Paula Jones, Reconsidered

    Critic’s Notebook: Paula Jones, Reconsidered


    In “The Clinton Affair,” Paula Jones (center, in 1998) and other women who publicly accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment and assault are seen in a new...

    Twenty years after Bill Clinton was impeached, “The Clinton Affair” and “Slow Burn” put the women who accused him of sexual misconduct in a new light.
    Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email Account for Government Business, Review Finds

    Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email Account for Government Business, Review Finds


    Ivanka Trump last month in the Oval Office. Ms. Trump had told people in the White House that she was unaware of the rules when she was using her personal email...

    Ms. Trump’s use of personal email has been expected to be among the topics Democrats will address when they take control of the House next year.

    On Politics: Racial Politics Take Center Stage in Mississippi


    Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was seen as almost sure to defeat Mike Espy, a black Democrat, in Mississippi’s runoff election. But then she made a remark about “a public...

    Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was seen as almost sure to defeat Mike Espy, a black Democrat, in Mississippi’s runoff election. But then she made a remark about “a public hanging.”
    Here’s What Brenda Snipes Has to Say About Florida’s Election

    Here’s What Brenda Snipes Has to Say About Florida’s Election


    Brenda C. Snipes, the elections supervisor of Broward County, in Lauderhill, Fla., on Friday. “I’m not going to say that I made major mistakes; I’m not going to say that,” she said. “A lot of things that we planned went exactly as...

    The Republican candidate for commissioner of agriculture conceded his loss, but expressed widely held concerns about mishaps by elections officials in two counties.

    Trump’s Criticism of Architect of Bin Laden Raid Draws Fire


    Colleagues and commanders alike found it audacious for the president to impugn the lifelong nonpartisan political position of William H. McRaven, a retired admiral and university...

    Colleagues and commanders alike found it audacious for the president to impugn the lifelong nonpartisan political position of William H. McRaven, a retired admiral and university chancellor.

    He Led the Bin Laden Raid. Now He’s a Trump Target.


    President Trump has caused a stir with criticism of a retired Navy admiral, William H. McRaven. How did Mr. McRaven, the former Navy SEAL commander who oversaw the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, become a political target of the president? It all...

    President Trump has caused a stir with criticism of a retired Navy admiral, William H. McRaven. How did Mr. McRaven, the former Navy SEAL commander who oversaw the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, become a political target of the president? It all started with a speech about the media.