Strategy for Democratic Mayors Facing Troubles: Attack Trump

By MITCH SMITH July 10, 2017 MINNEAPOLIS — After a first term pockmarked by intense protests and searing criticism from the left, Betsy Hodges, the mayor of this city, is facing prominent challengers as she campaigns for re-election: a civil rights activist, a...

U.S. Citizen Detained by Mistake Sues Miami-Dade Over Immigration Enforcement

By CAITLIN DICKERSON July 5, 2017 Immigration lawyers in Miami-Dade County are challenging its practice of jailing people on behalf of federal immigration authorities, in a case that could test the Trump administration’s attempts to pressure so-called sanctuary cities...

Health Care? Taxes? Budget? G.O.P. Has Big To-Do List, but Little Time

By ALAN RAPPEPORT July 5, 2017 WASHINGTON — An iffy health care vote. An unresolved budget resolution. A heavy debt ceiling lift. And, of course, there is that tax overhaul plan. Congress has a lot to do, and it doesn’t have much time. So much for a lazy July in...

Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Is Off to a Blazing Start

By CORAL DAVENPORT July 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — In the four months since he took office as the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt has moved to undo, delay or otherwise block more than 30 environmental rules, a regulatory rollback larger in...

Asked for Voters’ Data, States Give Trump Panel a Bipartisan ‘No’

By MICHAEL WINES June 30, 2017 A White House commission’s sweeping request for the personal and public data of the nation’s 200 million voters set off an avalanche of opposition by state leaders in both parties on Friday, as officials from California to Mississippi...

White House Moves to Carry Out Partial Travel Ban

By GARDINER HARRIS and MICHAEL D. SHEAR June 29, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday moved aggressively to fulfill one of the president’s most contentious campaign promises, banning entry into the United States by refugees from around the world and...