JERUSALEM — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday defended his decision to meet with Saudi officials this week, saying his trip was aimed at reinforcing ties at a critical moment, as the United States tries to ratchet up pressure on Iran. Mr. Mnuchin, speaking during a stop in Jerusalem, said the economic and strategic relationship…
“Am I concerned? I’m concerned. Am I surprised? I am not surprised,” said Jessica Ramos, a Senate candidate in Queens who has said she believed Mr. Cuomo had supported a Republican-controlled Senate. “I am not surprised to hear that there’s maneuvering around getting state senators to agree to things before even being elected.” Ms. Lever…
Mr. Corker, who has often been critical of the president, said he hoped to get access this week to recordings that Turkish officials have said show that Mr. Khashoggi was tortured and dismembered. Others called for serious punishments against Saudi Arabia, though any action will have to wait until Congress returns after the midterm elections…
Each morning, Jamal Khashoggi would check his phone to discover what fresh hell had been unleashed while he was sleeping. He would see the work of an army of Twitter trolls, ordered to attack him and other influential Saudis who had criticized the kingdom’s leaders. He sometimes took the attacks personally, so friends made a…
But as those areas have waned, the suburbs of Indianapolis have flourished. The population of Carmel, where 70 percent of the adults have at least a bachelor’s degree, rose from about 25,000 in 1990 to more than 90,000 today. In nearby Fishers, which now has two high schools and an Ikea store, the rise has…
ST. LOUIS — Josh Hawley’s tenure as Missouri’s attorney general has been brief. And turbulent. Mr. Hawley, a Republican who is now trying to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill in one of the most closely watched races in the country, took up the job less than two years ago. A former law professor and clerk for…
OMAHA — The guests at the Republican Business and Professional Women’s candidate forum were halfway through dessert when Representative Don Bacon offered to take their questions. “There’s a thousand immigrants coming to our border again. From Honduras,” one woman called out. “And we’re unable to stop them without giving them asylum.” Then a second woman…
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Republican leaders are increasingly worried that their candidates for governor and Senate are in political trouble across Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and other states that the party prizes, and that the difficulties could spill into House races that the G.O.P. needs to win in November to keep control of the chamber. Their…
Mr. King said the Saudi account raised several unanswered questions, like how Mr. Khashoggi, who was 59, would have ended up in a fistfight with a team of trained Saudi security personnel. “You really need 15 guys to get this guy?” he asked. “It’s not like he’s Mike Tyson.” On Saturday, 55 lawmakers announced that…
ATLANTA — For the upscale urban audience at a campaign town hall here, it would have been enough for Stacey Abrams to pitch Medicaid expansion as a moral issue — the health-care-as-human-right argument that appeals to progressives everywhere. Instead, Ms. Abrams, the Democrat in the tossup race for Georgia governor, stuck to the pragmatic line…