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Editorial: Trump’s ‘Best People’ are the Worst

Editorial: Trump’s ‘Best People’ are the Worst

At this point you have to ask: Just what do job postings for the Trump administration look like? Surely they must stipulate that relevant experience isn’t a plus, but that a flexible notion of ethics is. They must demand references who can recount specific instances of demonstrated incompetence. How else to explain the sheer number…
Supreme Court Arguments on Trump’s Travel Ban: Annotated Excerpts

Supreme Court Arguments on Trump’s Travel Ban: Annotated Excerpts

• 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…
News Analysis: Courts Give Trump a Possible Path Through a Legal Minefield on Immigration

News Analysis: Courts Give Trump a Possible Path Through a Legal Minefield on Immigration

Critics of Mr. Trump say they still believe the courts will rule against the president and declare his efforts unconstitutional. Lower courts have blocked most of the president’s three attempts to write a travel ban, saying they violate either the immigration laws barring discrimination in the issuance of visas or the Constitution’s prohibition on religious…
Trump and Kanye West Share Praise-Filled Tweets. And, Apparently, ‘Dragon Energy.’

Trump and Kanye West Share Praise-Filled Tweets. And, Apparently, ‘Dragon Energy.’

“I love Hillary too,” he wrote in another missive, referring to the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, who lost to Mr. Trump. But the tweets caused bedlam among Mr. West’s fans. They had begun debating his mental stability earlier Wednesday after the rapper confirmed that he had parted ways with his manager and then…
Op-Ed Columnist: Why Does Trump Treat Immigrant Kids Cruelly? Because He Can

Op-Ed Columnist: Why Does Trump Treat Immigrant Kids Cruelly? Because He Can

A lifetime ago, Anne Frank’s family applied for visas to the United States to escape Hitler, but we rejected the Franks and other desperate Jewish refugees. We thought: This is Europe’s problem, not ours, and we don’t want to be overrun by “those people.” Today President Trump is again slamming the door on desperate refugees.…
Republicans Lost Support In Every Special Election Since Trump Became President

Republicans Lost Support In Every Special Election Since Trump Became President

Democratic energy has been on vivid display in a series of special elections since President Trump’s inauguration, including in strongly conservative areas where Republicans usually win elections easily, like Arizona’s Eighth District. In 2016, President Trump won the district in a landslide, but on Tuesday, Republican support dropped in nearly all precincts. While Republican candidates…
Macron Critiques Trump’s Policies in Speech to Congress

Macron Critiques Trump’s Policies in Speech to Congress

Later, in a news conference before wrapping up his three-day visit to the United States — the first formal state visit of the Trump era — Mr. Macron told reporters that while he could not be certain, he expected that Mr. Trump would disregard his entreaties and withdraw from the nuclear deal after all, given…
‘Divisive’ and ‘Disastrous’: The Most Biting Comments N.F.L. Owners Made About Trump

‘Divisive’ and ‘Disastrous’: The Most Biting Comments N.F.L. Owners Made About Trump

Team owners, players and league executives held a confidential meeting in October, when they were under sharp criticism from President Trump over national anthem protests. During the three-hour session, the owners were particularly eager to find a way to avoid further public rebukes from Mr. Trump. [The full story on the private meeting is here.]…
With No Nomination From Trump, Judges Choose U.S. Attorney for Manhattan

With No Nomination From Trump, Judges Choose U.S. Attorney for Manhattan

Mr. Trump has called an F.B.I. raid on Mr. Cohen’s office, home and hotel room “a disgraceful situation” and a “total witch hunt.” Mr. Berman, 58, was one of 17 United States attorneys around the country appointed in January on an interim basis by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. About 40 judges were eligible to vote…
Best of Late Night: Trump’s Awkward Interactions With Macron Become Late-Night Fodder

Best of Late Night: Trump’s Awkward Interactions With Macron Become Late-Night Fodder

Photo Stephen Colbert and other late-night hosts struggled with what to make of the relationship between President Trump and President Emmanuel Macron of France. Credit CBS Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested…
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