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Topics: Presidents and Slavery
Topics: Presidents and Slavery
The Trump administration appears to have reversed the ban on green-card holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
CHRISTINA DUGAN She’s famed for berating her small-boned charges on Lifetime’s Dance Moms, but controversial reality star Abby Lee Miller, 50, has remained unusually silent as she awaits sentencing in a bankruptcy fraud case that might lead to priso
Even America's own government analysts see the American Era drawing to a close.
WHEN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WAS first introduced to the residence staff at the White House—the approximately 100 maids, butlers, chefs, florists and ushers who make it tick—he had a look of surprise on his face. Like most people, he never realized ho
Covering Washington’s big power shifts, then and now.
Temper tantrums designed to undermine the Constitution for naked political purposes cannot be rewarded.
Dark money helped elect Donald Trump. And now the “rigged” system could get even worse.
Recent presidential installation ceremonies have been studiously planned and free of major disasters. It hasn’t always been so.
LILY ROTHMAN FOR NEARLY A CENTURY, U.S. PRESIDENTS have entered office with their eyes on an early goalpost: What can be done during the first 100 days? It’s a tradition that dates to 1933, when Franklin D. Roosevelt used a rush of early action to a
CHARLIE CAMPBELL THE CORRUPTION SCANDAL ENGULFING SOUTH Korea has ensnared the country’s largest company. On Jan. 18, Samsung’s de facto chief, Lee Jae-yong, appeared in court after being accused of bribing impeached President Park Geun-hye and one
Despite a promise to stop pursuing foreign deals, the Trump Organization is revisiting a previously abandoned licensing agreement.
‘It should be a wake-up call to this nation.’ ANDREW CUOMO, governor of New York, announcing on Jan. 3 a plan to offer free state-college tuition to hundreds of thousands of middle- and low-income New Yorkers; if it passes the state legislature, it
There may come a day when we look back at the intense, instantaneous interest that Donald Trump’s tweets once produced and we chuckle, noting how President Trump’s Twitter postings, now shorn of their novelty, generate roughly as much attention as a
He may well try to govern as an authoritarian. Whether he succeeds depends less on what he does than on how civil society responds.
Views of the WikiLeaks founder have shifted as American partisans project their own priorities onto him.
The Senate confirmed Tom Price to be secretary of health and human services early on Friday morning.
The executive order drew criticism from several prominent Republicans but support from party leaders. Democrats roundly denounced the policy.
Conservative students have the right to bring obnoxious bigots to speak on campus and other students have a right to protest. But controversial speakers should be allowed to speak.
Imagine the following scenario.A new presidential administration announces that “political turmoil and terrorism” in the Middle East requires new immigration rules.From now on, visitors, immigrants and refugees from Israel will not be admitted.With o
An uncorroborated report circulated by U.S. intelligence alleges Russian security agents watched Trump engaging in “perverted sexual acts.”
POWER COMES IN ALL DIFFERENT tones and textures, which makes capturing it visually a particular challenge. It is a testimony to his talent and versatility that Nadav Kander has, for the second time, photographed a newly elected President for our Pers
President Trump’s assumption that law-enforcement officers in Chicago are too restrained gets the city’s challenges precisely backward.
A Q&A with cybersecurity expert Michael Sulmeyer on today’s Armed Services Committee hearing and the intelligence community’s response to foreign interference
NEW YORK DEMOCRAT CHUCK Schumer seemed positively giddy on the first days of the 115th Congress. His party’s crowning legislative jewel, Obamacare, was on the brink of being repealed, but the new Senate minority leader still believed he held the winn
Under Trump’s pledge, former officials can still peddle influence | Loopholes in its wording “are a huge disappointment”
TARA JOHN/LONDON THERESA MAY PASSED HER SIXTH month as Prime Minister on Jan. 13 as the defining issue of her term—Britain’s withdrawal from the E.U.—nears a crisis point. The resignation of a key civil servant on Jan. 3 was the latest blow to a Bre
Those who worry that it undermines state secrets would do better to start addressing the core reasons that the classification system is losing legitimacy.
Put aside for a moment the Inauguration of President Donald Trump. Together, the Women’s March on Jan. 21 and the March for Life on Jan. 27 highlight a reality that isn’t going away: forty-four years after Roe v. Wade, the politics of abortion in Ame
In his first extended press conference at the White House, the president railed against his critics and unspooled a series of bitter complaints.
How the alt-right went from the fringe to the White House