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    Setting Tone for Post-Presidency, Obama Will Speak in South Africa on Tolerance

    Setting Tone for Post-Presidency, Obama Will Speak in South Africa on Tolerance


    President Barack Obama at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg in 2013. In July, Mr. Obama will return to deliver a lecture to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mandela’s...

    Barack Obama does not plan to take on President Trump directly, but an adviser said the former president would not shrink from confronting the divisive issues around his successor.
    Amazon’s Critics Get New Life With Trump’s Attacks on the Company

    Amazon’s Critics Get New Life With Trump’s Attacks on the Company


    President Trump’s attacks on Amazon and its chief executive, Jeff Bezos, have opened the door for the company’s...

    Many of Amazon’s opponents have struggled for years to be heard. Now they have the country’s most powerful bullhorn — President Trump — on their side.
    Hillary Clinton Avoids Direct Reference to Comey Memos in Speech

    Hillary Clinton Avoids Direct Reference to Comey Memos in Speech


    “We have a president who seems to reject the role of a free press in our democracy,” Hillary Clinton said on Sunday at PEN America’s World Voices...

    Hillary Clinton once again compared President Trump to authoritarians, and glancingly referred to the newly declassified memos by James Comey, the former F.B.I. director.
    Public Servants Are Losing Their Foothold in the Middle Class

    Public Servants Are Losing Their Foothold in the Middle Class


    Shala Marshall has taught for 17 years, has a master’s degree and has been a finalist for Oklahoma teacher of the year. Her adjusted gross income is $28,000, she said, and “I can’t support a family on...

    Even as private employers have rebounded from the recession, the public sector’s ranks have withered, and pay and benefits have lagged.
    As Another Pence Runs for Congress, His Business Record Raises Questions

    As Another Pence Runs for Congress, His Business Record Raises Questions


    Greg Pence, the brother of Vice President Mike Pence, attended a rally in Indianapolis where President Trump spoke about tax reform in...

    Greg Pence, the vice president’s brother, is mounting something of a stealth campaign, years after leading a chain that went bankrupt and being sued over personal debts.

    The Strategy for Some G.O.P. Candidates? Sound Like Trump


    As the midterm elections approach, some Republican candidates are not only embracing President Trump’s policies but also his tone and...

    As the midterm elections approach, some Republican candidates are not only embracing President Trump’s policies but also his tone and catchphrases.