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A Presidency Increasingly Guided by Suspicion and Distrust

WASHINGTON — President Trump suggested in recent days that he had, in fact, learned a lesson from his now-famous telephone call with Ukraine’s president...

Bloomberg’s Money Machine: 5 Takeaways on His Political Spending

In a divided Democratic field, Michael R. Bloomberg has emerged as a last-minute candidate with an unusual strategy. He is leaning on his record...

Biden Calls on Sanders to Show Accountability for ‘Outrageous’ Online Threats by Followers

LAS VEGAS — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. took aim at Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Saturday, calling on him to...

‘The West Is Winning,’ Pompeo Said. The West Wasn’t Buying It.

MUNICH — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared at an annual gathering of Western diplomats and business leaders to declare on Saturday that “the...

Fearful of Trump’s Attacks, Justice Dept. Lawyers Worry Barr Will Leave Them Exposed

WASHINGTON — In an email a few days ago to the 270 lawyers he oversees, Nicola T. Hanna, the United States attorney in Los...

What Being a Mayor Taught Pete Buttigieg

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The news was alarming: Children in some of South Bend’s poorest neighborhoods had a higher rate of lead poisoning than...

Andrew McCabe, Ex-F.B.I. Official, Will Not Be Charged in Lying Case

WASHINGTON — Andrew G. McCabe, the former deputy F.B.I. director and a frequent target of President Trump’s, will not face charges in an investigation...

Trump Claims ‘Legal Right’ to Interfere in Justice Dept. Cases

WASHINGTON — President Trump asserted Friday that he had the legal right to intervene in federal criminal cases, a day after Attorney General William...

U.S. Watchdog to Investigate Trump’s Farm Bailout Program

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Government Accountability Office is opening a review of President Trump’s $28 billion bailout for farmers harmed by his trade war...

When America’s Oddest Political Couple Fight, Those Sparks Are Real

WASHINGTON — George T. Conway III has described the work of his wife, Kellyanne Conway, for President Trump in terms usually reserved for hostage...