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    Justice Kavanaugh Takes the Bench on the Supreme Court

    Justice Kavanaugh Takes the Bench on the Supreme Court


    Television reporters waited outside the Supreme Court on Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s first day on the...

    On Tuesday, Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh heard his first Supreme Court arguments, all concerning enhanced sentences for gun crimes.
    Iran Widens an Already Huge Rift Between Europe and U.S.

    Iran Widens an Already Huge Rift Between Europe and U.S.


    Outside the Grand Bazaar in Tehran. The Trump administration is pressing ahead with punishing sanctions against...

    Since President Trump announced that he would pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, European leaders are actively working to help Tehran get around new sanctions.
    Kavanaugh Uproar in Senate Fuels G.O.P. Races for Governor and House

    Kavanaugh Uproar in Senate Fuels G.O.P. Races for Governor and House


    Josh Hawley, a Republican running for the Senate in Missouri, is framing his race against Senator Claire McCaskill as a referendum on whether Democrats should be returned to...

    Republicans are working to harness outrage over the confirmation hearings among their voters in races where a surge of energy from the left is a threat.
    New U.N. Climate Report Says Put a High Price on Carbon

    New U.N. Climate Report Says Put a High Price on Carbon


    The Tesoro Los Angeles oil refinery in California. Economists have long been enthusiastic about carbon pricing because of the idea’s...

    Most nations don't tax carbon. Those that do tax emissions have not set carbon prices high enough to bring deep reductions in carbon pollution.
    On Politics: Trump Campaign Aide Sought to Create Fake Online Profiles

    On Politics: Trump Campaign Aide Sought to Create Fake Online Profiles


    Rick Gates, a top Trump campaign aide, expressed interest in an Israeli company’s proposal for a social media manipulation effort in 2016, documents and interviews...

    The aide requested proposals in 2016 from an Israeli firm to create fake online identities and to gather intelligence on opponents.
    Kanye West Expected to Visit Trump at the White House

    Kanye West Expected to Visit Trump at the White House


    Kanye West, left, spoke out after performing recently on “Saturday Night Live,” a show that also featured Adam Driver, center, and Kenan...

    The musician wants to discuss job opportunities for former convicts and how to increase manufacturing jobs in the Chicago area, according to a person briefed on the meeting.
    Trump Will Loosen Ethanol Rules, Aiding Anxious Farmers Ahead of Midterm Elections

    Trump Will Loosen Ethanol Rules, Aiding Anxious Farmers Ahead of Midterm Elections


    A co-op in Boone, Iowa, in 2016. The new ethanol rules should benefit corn growers, whose industry has been hurt by a trade dispute between the Trump administration and...

    The new rules will allow ethanol-blend gasoline to be sold during the summer months, ending a ban designed to limit smog, and angering the oil industry and lawmakers from oil states.

    Trump Bets Kavanaugh ‘Hoax’ Can Turn Into Midterm Gains


    Democrats remain confident that they will benefit from outrage over the confirmation of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh despite sexual misconduct allegations against...

    Democrats remain confident that they will benefit from outrage over the confirmation of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh despite sexual misconduct allegations against him.
    Dire Climate Warning Lands With a Thud on Trump’s Desk

    Dire Climate Warning Lands With a Thud on Trump’s Desk


    President Trump on Monday in Orlando, Fla., where he spoke to a convention of police chiefs. He did not mention a United Nations report on the threat of climate...

    A day after the U.N. issued a call to arms for the world to confront climate change, President Trump, who has mocked the science around it, did not broach the topic, even in vulnerable Florida.

    Kavanaugh Sworn In: ‘I’ll Be an Independent and Impartial Justice’


    Brett M. Kavanaugh was sworn in as a justice to the United States Supreme Court on Monday. President Trump started the ceremony with a declaration of the new justice’s...

    Brett M. Kavanaugh was sworn in as a justice to the United States Supreme Court on Monday. President Trump started the ceremony with a declaration of the new justice’s innocence.
    On Politics With Lisa Lerer: ‘A Revitalization of Democracy’

    On Politics With Lisa Lerer: ‘A Revitalization of Democracy’


    Talking to Kirsten Gillibrand and Gretchen Whitmer about women in politics; the Senate race in Texas has an identity crisis; and watching a live...

    Talking to Kirsten Gillibrand and Gretchen Whitmer about women in politics; the Senate race in Texas has an identity crisis; and watching a live poll.
    Rick Gates Sought Online Manipulation Plans From Israeli Intelligence Firm for Trump Campaign

    Rick Gates Sought Online Manipulation Plans From Israeli Intelligence Firm for Trump Campaign


    Rick Gates, a top Trump campaign aide, expressed interest in an Israeli company’s proposal for a social media manipulation effort in 2016, documents and interviews...

    The company pitched plans for fake avatars that would try to persuade Republican delegates to back the Trump campaign over that of Senator Ted Cruz and to gather intelligence on Hillary Clinton.
    Joe Manchin’s Yes on Kavanaugh Finds Sympathy in West Virginia

    Joe Manchin’s Yes on Kavanaugh Finds Sympathy in West Virginia


    Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, at a Labor Day parade in Marmet last month. He is in a tense battle to win...

    Senator Joe Manchin III was the only Democrat to vote for Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. That’s O.K. with his home state of West Virginia.
    In a Mississippi Restaurant, Two Americas Coexist Side by Side

    In a Mississippi Restaurant, Two Americas Coexist Side by Side


    Lovetta Green stayed away from President Trump’s rally last week because she dislikes him so much. “When he gets up to talk, I just change the TV,” she...

    Amid fried catfish and sweet tea, two friends in Mississippi, who agree on next to nothing about politics, navigate their differences as part of their daily shifts.

    Why the G.O.P.’s Gender Gap Is More Than Just an Optics Problem


    The Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are all men. Their remarks during the heated Supreme Court confirmation fight over Justice Brett Kavanaugh renewed attention to the party’s fraught relationship with...

    The Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are all men. Their remarks during the heated Supreme Court confirmation fight over Justice Brett Kavanaugh renewed attention to the party’s fraught relationship with women.

    Trump Calls Kavanaugh Accusations a ‘Hoax’


    Without offering evidence, President Trump said Democrats set up Justice Brett Kavanaugh and, in reference to the multiple sexual assault accusations leveled against the newest member of the Supreme Court, said that he “did nothing...

    Without offering evidence, President Trump said Democrats set up Justice Brett Kavanaugh and, in reference to the multiple sexual assault accusations leveled against the newest member of the Supreme Court, said that he “did nothing wrong.”