This week’s dispute over President Trump’s phone call to the widow of a soldier killed in Niger hit too close to home for the White House chief of staff.
The White House chief of staff, a retired Marine general who lost his own son in battle, delivered an emotional statement.
On Thursday night, the Senate narrowly approved a budget plan that would protect a $1.5 trillion tax cut from a Democratic filibuster.
Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail to show his support for Philip D. Murphy, a Democrat running for New Jersey governor.
Read about how the other side thinks about the president’s interactions with Gold Star families.
George W. Bush and Barack Obama emerged from political seclusion and denounced the politics of division, sending a message to their successor in the White House.
Meet Lulu, the black Labrador and free spirit who bucked expectations and flunked out of the C.I.A.’s explosive detection “puppy class.”
Former President George W. Bush defended free trade and railed against populist rhetoric in an implicit criticism of President Trump.
Senator Lamar Alexander is going to need some help from Senator Mitch McConnell, a friend for nearly 50 years, if his health care compromise is to become law.
The Nigerian man has sued over force-feeding and other treatment in federal prison, a case that resonates with the debate over hunger strikes at the Guantánamo Bay prison.
Republicans are set to move quickly to pass a tax bill that they have drafted in secret.
The Senate’s budget blueprint, while ostensibly an outline of federal spending and revenues, would allow a tax bill to be approved with only Republican votes.
The time our Pentagon correspondent’s mail was about a different sort of “arms” control.
The choice comes at a time of broad bipartisan concern over corporate consolidation and big deals in the waiting.
History shows that the central bank needs to maintain broad political and public support, or risk having its autonomy curbed by Congress and the president.
Tech has fought online ad regulations, but three senators will introduce a bipartisan bill to force the industry to disclose who buys political ads.
The proposed bill won’t lower premiums right away, but it will offer reassurance to insurers.
Nine letters from Barack Obama to his college girlfriend, Alexandra McNear, will be available to the public at Emory’s Stuart A. Rose library.
Amid disarray in Washington, Representative Pat Tiberi of Ohio, a senior lawmaker close to party leaders, is expected to quit midway through his term.
A furious back-and-forth turned what can be an emotionally wrenching encounter into an ugly spectacle between the president and a bereaved citizen.
President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier was outside the usual range of encounters with presidents, wounded service members and families of those killed said.
After voicing support, the president offered a different take on the plan, while its Republican architect predicted it would pass before the end of the year.
“That is not what you say to a grieving widow,” congresswoman says of president’s comment that soldier “knew what he was signing up for.”
President Trump is testing the reluctance of his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, to discuss the death of his son Second Lt. Robert Kelly, who died in combat in 2010.
A plan by Senators Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington to fund health subsidies for low-income consumers won President Trump’s backing.
Representative Tom Marino withdrew as the president’s choice for drug czar after reports that he did the bidding of the pharmaceutical industry in Congress.
A fight over a scuttled quarry project exemplifies a key dispute that has endangered a trade pact between the United States, Mexico and Canada.
President Trump’s assertion belied a long record of meetings his predecessor, Barack Obama, held with the families of killed service members, as well as calls and letters.
Writers from across the political spectrum on the continuing rifts inside the Republican Party.
As a congressman, Tom Marino, the president’s choice to lead the drug policy office, championed legislation to undercut enforcement efforts against the drug industry.
President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, put on a public display of bonhomie, waving aside reports of a disintegrating relationship.
Trump said that some Republicans “should be ashamed at themselves” for failing to support the president’s agenda, including repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
The campaign spent more than $1.1 million on legal fees in the last quarter, underscoring the extent to which the investigations have consumed the president’s team.
The Arizona senator is in political peril as the 2018 election approaches, but he says he has no regrets in taking on President Trump.
In an unusual move, the attorney general has sent a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with murdering a transgender high school student.