Trump, Donald J

Trump’s Interest in Buying Greenland Seemed Like a Joke. Then It Got Ugly.

NYT > U.S. > Politics It started as a headline seemingly straight out of The Onion. Then it unleashed a torrent of jokes on late-night television and social media. And finally it exploded into a serious diplomatic rupture between the United States and one of its longtime allies. In the latest only-in-Trumpland episode skating precariously […]

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Stephanie Grisham’s Turbulent Ascent to a Top White House Role

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Stephanie Grisham doled out fast food and tracked lost gear as a press wrangler on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, far from the in-crowd flying on the gold-plated Trump jet. An early and hard-working convert to Mr. Trump’s cause, she told a reporter at one point that she was […]

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Migrant Families Would Face Indefinite Detention Under New Trump Rule

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — The Trump administration unveiled a regulation on Wednesday that would allow it to detain indefinitely migrant families who cross the border illegally, replacing a decades-old court agreement that imposed a limit on how long the government could hold migrant children in custody and specified the level of care […]

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Deficit Will Reach $1 Trillion Next Year, Budget Office Predicts

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — The federal budget deficit is growing faster than expected, even as President Trump openly considers more tax cuts and other ideas that would add to government debt. The deficit will reach $960 billion for the 2019 fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, and $1 trillion for the 2020 […]

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N.R.A. Gets Results on Gun Laws in One Phone Call With Trump

NYT > U.S. > Politics President Trump spent at least 30 minutes on the phone Tuesday with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, the latest conversation in an aggressive campaign by gun rights advocates to influence the White House in the weeks since the back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. […]

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Trump Says Russia Should Be Readmitted to G7

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Tuesday that Russia should be readmitted to the Group of 7 industrialized nations, a call for ending Moscow’s pariah status on the world stage that is likely to earn a cool reception when the group’s annual summit opens this weekend. Speaking a few days […]

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N.R.A. Gets Results in One Phone Call With the President

NYT > U.S. > Politics President Trump spent at least 30 minutes on the phone Tuesday with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, the latest conversation in an aggressive campaign by gun rights advocates to influence the White House in the weeks since the back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. […]

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Trump Says He’s Exploring ‘Various Tax Reductions,’ and the Economic Data He Loves Shows Why

NYT > U.S. > Politics Last fall, administration officials displayed a series of charts that showed how President Trump’s economy was outperforming President Barack Obama’s. But many of the indicators officials used to showcase a Trump-fueled economic “boom” have fizzled on the back of the president’s escalating trade fights. On Tuesday, Mr. Trump confirmed that […]

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Jill Biden, Stressing Trump Matchup, Makes a Blunt Case for Her Husband

NYT > U.S. > Politics Jill Biden laid out the political calculus of her husband’s presidential campaign in extraordinarily blunt terms on Monday, directly acknowledging that some voters may prefer other candidates but urging them to support Joseph R. Biden Jr. anyway, in an effort to defeat President Trump. As Mr. Biden, the early poll […]

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ISIS Is Regaining Strength in Iraq and Syria

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Five months after American-backed forces ousted the Islamic State from its last shard of territory in Syria, the terrorist group is gathering new strength, conducting guerrilla attacks across Iraq and Syria, retooling its financial networks and targeting new recruits at an allied-run tent camp, American and Iraqi military […]

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