Photo President-elect Donald J. Trump and Kanye West in December 2016 in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times WASHINGTON — As crazy as it seems — though in this world, that’s a high bar — the mercurial president accused of racist comments and the bombastic rapper…
Photo Members of the city’s N.A.A.C.P. Youth Council boosted Alderwoman Vel Phillips to their shoulders during a fair-housing rally in St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church in Milwaukee in 1967. At right was the Rev. James Groppi, a prominent civil rights advocate. Credit The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Vel Phillips, a barrier-breaking African-American lawmaker from Milwaukee who became…
Sean M. Spicer, whose famously rocky tenure as press secretary to President Trump made him a household name, has kept a relatively low profile since he resigned last summer — a cameo at the Emmys aside.On Wednesday, he turned up in Manhattan, at Madame Tussauds, the tourist-friendly waxworks temple, where he had been enlisted to…
• JUSTICE SAMUEL A. ALITO JR.: I mean, there are — I think there are 50 predominantly Muslim countries in the world. Five — five countries — five predominantly Muslim countries are on this list. The population of the — of the predominantly Muslim countries on this list make up about 8 percent of the…
Photo Dr. Ronny L. Jackson met with members of the Senate Veteran Affairs Committee on Tuesday. Credit Michael Reynolds/EPA, via Shutterstock WASHINGTON — Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, the White House physician nominated to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, provided “a large supply” of Percocet, a prescription opioid, to a White House military office staff…
WASHINGTON — A person with a weapon was arrested Wednesday at a building that houses several foreign consular offices in Northwest Washington, Secret Service officials said. About 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Secret Service officials responded to reports of gunfire in a neighborhood that hosts restaurants, hotels, apartments and some diplomatic offices. Law enforcement officers determined that…
WHITE PLAINS — Luca Dal Monte is eyeing the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB sitting on the shop floor here at Dominick’s European Car Repair. He has traveled from his home in Milan to promote his latest book, a biography of the car’s namesake, Enzo Ferrari.The 954-page scholarly tome (over 1,000 pages in Italian) has received…
WASHINGTON — One day after President Emmanuel Macron of France and President Trump showered each other with praise, the French president spoke more critically of his host’s foreign policy, trade and environmental decisions in a speech to Congress that amounted to an implicit rebuke of Mr. Trump’s “America First” approach. Mr. Macron, who traveled to…
WASHINGTON — “This is my first and only book party, and I didn’t do the invites,” the former F.B.I. director James Comey said Tuesday night, peering out over a sparse crowd on the seventh floor of the Newseum. (This was easy for him to do as he is, famously, 6-foot-8.) Mr. Comey, by now a…
Photo The case before the Supreme Court will require the justices to decide whether the president’s promises on the campaign trail to impose a “Muslim ban” were reflected in executive orders that restricted travel from several predominantly Muslim nations. Credit Lawrence Jackson for The New York Times WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices asked tough questions…