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    Trump Threatens Iran on Twitter, Warning of Dire ‘Consequences’

    Trump Threatens Iran on Twitter, Warning of Dire ‘Consequences’


    President Hassan Rouhani of Iran at a meeting with a group of Foreign Ministry officials in Tehran on...

    President Trump threatened Iran after the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, himself warned of a confrontation that would be the “mother of all wars.”
    News Analysis: How a Trump Decision Revealed a G.O.P. Memo’s Shaky Foundation

    News Analysis: How a Trump Decision Revealed a G.O.P. Memo’s Shaky Foundation


    President Trump claimed vindication in a series of tweets even though newly released documents undermined Republicans’ claims in a dispute over the wiretapping of a Trump campaign...

    Documents released over the weekend plainly demonstrated that key elements of Republicans’ claims about the F.B.I.’s surveillance of Carter Page were misleading or false.
    G-20 Finance Ministers, Failing to Halt Trump’s Trade War, Warn of Its Global Risks

    G-20 Finance Ministers, Failing to Halt Trump’s Trade War, Warn of Its Global Risks


    Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, center left, speaking at a news conference during the Group of 20 meeting of finance ministers in Buenos Aires on Sunday. “I didn’t feel isolated at all,” Mr. Mnuchin...

    As the I.M.F. projected that the currently announced tariffs could reduce global economic output by $430 billion in 2020, the odds only appeared to grow that friction will intensify.
    Their Father Was a Refugee in India. Now They’ve Teamed Up With the Trumps.

    Their Father Was a Refugee in India. Now They’ve Teamed Up With the Trumps.


    Dinesh Chawla, whose family business is working with the Trump Organization on hotel projects in Mississippi, voted for Barack Obama and works from a bar stool at a Hampton...

    The Trump Organization has struck just one new hotel deal since the president took office. It’s with two brothers doing business in rural Mississippi.
    Democrats See Openings at State Level, Thanks to Trump Resistance

    Democrats See Openings at State Level, Thanks to Trump Resistance


    Opposition to the president is motivating many more Democratic voters in local races, creating an intensity gap, governors...

    Opposition to the president is motivating many more Democratic voters in local races, creating an intensity gap, governors say.
    Chris Wallace on Interviewing Putin, and Why He Isn’t Afraid to Visit Russia

    Chris Wallace on Interviewing Putin, and Why He Isn’t Afraid to Visit Russia


    Chris Wallace’s 34-minute interview of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia last week drew a whopping 3.2 million viewers, a rare instance of ratings for a 6 p.m. news segment hitting prime-time...

    The Fox News anchor follows his aggressive interview of the Russian president with a vacation — to St. Petersburg.

    Can Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Help Build a Progressive Audience In Red States?


    Welcome to Wichita, Kan., the biggest city in a state that hasn’t sent a Democrat to Congress in a decade. Can Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders’s support for an insurgent candidate help change...

    Welcome to Wichita, Kan., the biggest city in a state that hasn’t sent a Democrat to Congress in a decade. Can Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders’s support for an insurgent candidate help change that?
    As Trump Struggles With Helsinki’s Fallout, Congress Faces a New Charge: Complicity

    As Trump Struggles With Helsinki’s Fallout, Congress Faces a New Charge: Complicity


    Congressional Republicans are grappling with the political and foreign policy fallout from President Trump’s summit meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of...

    Congressional Republicans have responded to Russia’s attacks with conflicting impulses, pressing to sanction Moscow even as some undercut the investigations.
    Sniffles? Cancer? Under Medicare Plan, Payments for Office Visits Would Be Same for Both

    Sniffles? Cancer? Under Medicare Plan, Payments for Office Visits Would Be Same for Both


    Dr. Angus B. Worthing, a rheumatologist, with a patient, Nevzer Stacey, at his office in Chevy Chase, Md., on Friday. A Trump administration proposal would pay less for complicated office visits under...

    The Trump administration hopes to cut red tape by establishing a single Medicare rate for office visits. But the change could reduce payments for the sickest patients, doctors warn.
    Without Evidence, Trump Claims Vindication From Release of Carter Page Documents

    Without Evidence, Trump Claims Vindication From Release of Carter Page Documents


    “Looking more & more like the Trump Campaign for President was illegally being spied upon (surveillance) for the political gain of Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC,” President Trump wrote on...

    President Trump claimed that the surveillance warrant against Mr. Page proves wrongdoing on the part of the F.B.I. in asking to wiretap the former aide.
    It’s Not Just the Tampon Tax: Why Periods Are Political

    It’s Not Just the Tampon Tax: Why Periods Are Political


    Casey Hartnett spoke at a “Period Party” that included storytelling and poetry in honor of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, at the New Women Space in Brooklyn this...

    More people than ever are discussing periods in public, including a push for “menstrual equity” and an end to tampon taxes. We explain.
    Tabloid Company, Aiding Trump Campaign, May Have Crossed Line Into Politics

    Tabloid Company, Aiding Trump Campaign, May Have Crossed Line Into Politics


    David J. Pecker, a close friend of President Trump, is the chairman of the tabloid publisher American Media Inc. Its activities before the election have entangled it in a campaign finance...

    Federal authorities believe that American Media Inc. acted more as a political supporter than as a news organization as it helped Michael D. Cohen suppress embarrassing coverage.
    Pence Renews White House Embrace for Georgia’s Insurgent Running for Governor

    Pence Renews White House Embrace for Georgia’s Insurgent Running for Governor


    Brian Kemp, who is running for governor in Georgia, was endorsed by Vice President Mike Pence at a rally on Saturday. Mr. Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state, is facing Casey Cagle, its lieutenant governor, in a primary...

    At a rally, Vice President Mike Pence urged Republicans to vote for Brian Kemp in a runoff on Tuesday. Mr. Kemp has said he would be a “politically incorrect” governor, worrying some Republicans.
    Dan Coats Denies Criticism of Trump Over Putin White House Visit

    Dan Coats Denies Criticism of Trump Over Putin White House Visit


    Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, in March on Capitol Hill. He has stepped in to publicly defend the conclusion by intelligence agencies that Russia intervened in the 2016...

    Mr. Coats, the nation’s top intelligence chief, said his “admittedly awkward” reaction to President Trump’s invitation was not intended to be critical.
    Carter Page FISA Documents Are Released by Justice Department

    Carter Page FISA Documents Are Released by Justice Department


    Carter Page, a onetime Trump campaign aide, speaking at a news conference for the news agency RIA Novosti in Moscow in...

    The release offered a rare glimpse of national security wiretap files and raised echoes of a fight in February over the Russia inquiry between Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.