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    In Battle Over Tax Cuts, It’s Republicans vs. Economists

    In Battle Over Tax Cuts, It’s Republicans vs. Economists


    Senator Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican who sits on the budget committee, said this week that he would push for a pro-growth tax overhaul that pays for itself using “valid...

    Republican leaders reject criticism that their tax plan will add to the deficit. And they are determined to secure economic assessments proving their optimistic assumptions.

    James Comey Is Interrupted by Protesters During Speech at Howard


    James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, exhorted his audience to “listen with an attitude that they might actually be convinced of...

    James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, exhorted his audience to “listen with an attitude that they might actually be convinced of something.”
    Back-and-Forth on DACA Leaves Young Immigrants ‘Just Dangling’

    Back-and-Forth on DACA Leaves Young Immigrants ‘Just Dangling’


    Lizzette Rincon, 21, completing her DACA renewal application at the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights in Inwood last Sunday. “Right now, I feel like I’m a 5-year-old again, a lost child who needs someone to provide her with what she...

    The whiplash of emotions surrounding the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has many young immigrants saying they feel helpless.

    Protesters Interrupt Comey Speech at Howard


    James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, was interrupted by demonstrators at Howard University on...

    James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, was interrupted by demonstrators at Howard University on Friday.
    Creating Test for Trump, Panel Says Imported Solar Gear Hurts U.S. Firms

    Creating Test for Trump, Panel Says Imported Solar Gear Hurts U.S. Firms


    Solar panels on a roof at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York. The International Trade Commission ruled Friday that imports are harming American makers of solar...

    The decision may give President Trump a chance to use protectionist measures against imported solar equipment.
    North Korea Hits New Level of Brinkmanship in Reacting to Trump

    North Korea Hits New Level of Brinkmanship in Reacting to Trump


    People in Pyongyang, North Korea, watched a television broadcast on Friday of Kim Jong-un’s response to President Trump’s speech at the United...

    Kim Jong-un turns the standoff with Washington into a personal duel, while warning of more dangerous weapons tests.
    Trump’s Travel Ban to Be Replaced by Restrictions Tailored to Certain Countries

    Trump’s Travel Ban to Be Replaced by Restrictions Tailored to Certain Countries


    President Trump’s original ban blocked all travel to the United States by refugees as well as nationals of seven countries: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Iraq was later deemed to have improved its screening of potential travelers...

    The new restrictions could go into effect on Sunday and would prevent people in those nations from traveling to the United States or prompt increased scrutiny if they seek visas.
    Rouhani Lashes Back at Trump, as Iran Unveils New Missile

    Rouhani Lashes Back at Trump, as Iran Unveils New Missile


    President Hassan Rouhani of Iran, center, at a military parade outside Tehran on...

    At a military parade, the Iranian president vowed to “strengthen our missile capabilities,” a point the American president has cited as a reason to scrap the nuclear deal.
    Right and Left React to the Graham-Cassidy Bill

    Right and Left React to the Graham-Cassidy Bill


    Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, on Tuesday discussing the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care...

    Writers from across the political spectrum discuss the Republican health care bill proposed by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy.
    Trump, Though Not on Stage, Looms Large in Alabama G.O.P. Senate Debate

    Trump, Though Not on Stage, Looms Large in Alabama G.O.P. Senate Debate


    Senator Luther Strange, Republican of Alabama, right, during a Thursday night debate before the upcoming special election for his seat against the state’s former chief justice, Roy Moore,...

    The sitting senator, Luther Strange, took every opportunity to mention the president’s endorsement, and the candidate he trails, Roy Moore, needled him for it.
    Megyn Kelly Is Ready for Her Morning Closeup

    Megyn Kelly Is Ready for Her Morning Closeup


    “I don’t feel this is a risky proposition, because I know myself and know what I can do,” Megyn Kelly said of her daytime show, “Megyn Kelly Today,” which starts on NBC on...

    The former Fox News host says her daily NBC morning show, which starts Monday, is one she was “born to do.” Others aren’t so sure.
    New Effort to Kill Obamacare Is Called ‘the Most Radical’

    New Effort to Kill Obamacare Is Called ‘the Most Radical’


    Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, discussing the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday. The legislation is the most far-reaching repeal proposal...

    The Graham-Cassidy bill would turn federal funding for a law Republicans loathe into block grants to states, realizing a long-held goal of the party.