For Democrats, South Carolina Already Looms Large for the 2020 Race

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The rally in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on…

Kamala Harris Joins Democratic Presidential Field

In California, Ms. Harris sought to fashion a third-way approach to criminal justice as a city…

Trademark Fight Over Vulgar Term’s ‘Phonetic Twin’ Heads to Supreme Court

If one clause is unconstitutional, they argued, then so is the other. The Supreme Court apparently…

Democratic Senator Seeks Perjury Investigation of Kirstjen Nielsen

WASHINGTON — A Democratic senator asked the F.B.I. on Friday to open a perjury investigation into…

McConnell and Pelosi Have a Fraught Relationship. The Shutdown Hasn’t Helped.

WASHINGTON — As the reality of divided government sank in the day after the midterm elections,…

Book by Former Staff Member Describes a White House ‘Out of Control’

John F. Kelly, as White House chief of staff, presented himself as the man leading a…

U.S. Policy on Russia? Trump and His Team Might Give Different Answers

“The big problem with Trump’s policy is that it doesn’t add up,” said Stephen Sestanovich, who…

Moscow Skyscraper Talks Continued Through ‘the Day I Won,’ Trump Is Said to Acknowledge

WASHINGTON — President Trump was involved in discussions to build a skyscraper in Moscow throughout the…

N.J. Lawmakers Question if Governor’s Inner Circle Took Sexual Assault Complaint Seriously

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Trump Defends Plan to End Shutdown Even as Pence Appears to Hedge

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday defended his proposal to end the partial government shutdown, using…