Politics

OPINION: The Case for Kushner. And Trump

An old joke centers on a shtiebel a century ago, when a member of the congregation bangs on the bimah just as the chazzan concludes chazaras hashatz (the chazzan’s repition…

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Kelly Defends ‘Back Channel’ to Foreign Nations

There is nothing inherently wrong with an incoming presidential administration establishing “back channel” communications with a foreign power such as Russia, Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly said Sunday.…

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U.S. Lawmakers to Fight Massive Trump Saudi Arms Deal

U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday seeking to stop at least a portion of President Donald Trump’s sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Republican Rand Paul and Democrats Chris Murphy…

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GOP House Candidate Gianforte Charged With Assault

The Republican candidate in the nationally-watched election Thursday for Montana’s sole congressional seat has been charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him…

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OPINION: Trump’s Titanic Foreign-Policy Shift

This newspaper’s legendary former publisher, Philip Graham, famously described journalism as the business of writing the “first rough draft of history.” This week, as President Donald Trump gave a historic…

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Lieberman Withdraws From Consideration for FBI Director

Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has withdrawn from consideration for the role of FBI director. Lieberman interviewed last week with President Donald Trump, who publicly identified him as a leading…

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