United States Politics and Government

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration significantly stepped up its arrests and deportations of undocumented immigrants last year, according to government data released Friday, even as other parts of the president’s hard-line immigration agenda have been blocked by Congress and courts. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it arrested about 59,000 foreigners during the 2018 fiscal year…
Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey, took himself out of the running for the job of White House chief of staff on Friday, the latest person to decline a chance to replace John F. Kelly as President Trump’s highest-ranking aide. Mr. Christie said in a statement that he had asked to be taken…
WASHINGTON — The special counsel’s office rejected on Friday a suggestion from Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, that he had been tricked into lying to F.B.I. agents investigating Russia’s election interference and ties to Trump associates. Prosecutors laid out a pattern of lies by Mr. Flynn to Vice President Mike Pence,…
WASHINGTON — When video surfaced last month of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi telling a supporter she would be “on the front row” if he invited her to a “public hanging,” some of the country’s largest corporations found themselves in a public relations nightmare. Having cut checks to Ms. Hyde-Smith’s campaign, they risked association with…
WASHINGTON — A White House official said on Friday that the Trump administration was not responsible for the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died from dehydration last week while in the custody of the Border Patrol. Officials said the girl, Jakelin Caal Maquin, and her father were among 163 migrants who turned themselves…
WASHINGTON — A White House official said on Friday that the Trump administration was not responsible for the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died from dehydration last week while in the custody of the Border Patrol. Officials said the girl, Jakelin Caal Maquin, and her father were among 163 migrants who turned themselves…
WASHINGTON — President Trump was in a Washington food fracas before he was even elected. He landed in the middle of two lawsuits in the summer of 2016 with restaurateurs who had backed out of opening establishments in the Trump International Hotel near the White House, and by 2017 was tangling with the owners of…
WASHINGTON — Senator Jon Kyl, Republican of Arizona, announced Friday that he would resign at the end of the year, again opening up the seat previously held by John McCain and creating a showdown between Republicans in Washington and Arizona over who should replace Mr. Kyl in an increasingly competitive state. In a letter to…
“Speak truth, sis!” — Rashida Tlaib to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, both newly elected congresswomen, in a message on Instagram It was not terribly surprising this week when yet another one of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tweets went viral, this time in response to an article about House Speaker Paul Ryan. Every word Ms. Ocasio-Cortez types on social media,…
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