Trump Misleads on Russian Meddling: Why 17 Intelligence Agencies Don’t Need to Agree

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG July 6, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Thursday that only “three or four” of the United States’ 17 intelligence agencies had concluded that Russia interfered in the presidential election — a statement that while technically accurate, is...

Senator, (Un)Interrupted: Kamala Harris’s Rise Among Democrats

By MATT FLEGENHEIMER July 6, 2017 WASHINGTON — The casting call came early — the first of many unwelcome interruptions for Kamala Harris since November — consuming the Los Angeles nightclub where she was supposed to be celebrating an uncomplicated Senate victory. With...

White House Backs Conservative Health Plan, but G.O.P. Leaders Are Leery

By ROBERT PEAR July 5, 2017 WASHINGTON — The White House is backing a health care proposal that would make it easier for insurance companies to avoid complying with consumer protection standards, siding with some of the most conservative senators, though Senate...

Democrats Court Military Veterans in Effort to Reclaim House

By EMMARIE HUETTEMAN July 5, 2017 WASHINGTON — Somewhere on the road between here and Pennsylvania, the idea began to take root for Chrissy Houlahan: “I can’t not run.” The daughter and granddaughter of Navy pilots, Ms. Houlahan had served 16 years as an Air Force...

Coast Guard Faces Challenges at Sea, and at the Budget Office

By RON NIXON July 4, 2017 ALAMEDA, Calif. — Vice Adm. Fred Midgette, commander of Coast Guard operations in the Pacific Area, has a challenge almost as vast as the ocean he patrols in search of drug traffickers, with responsibilities for an area that is twice the size...

Congress Moves to Stop I.R.S. From Enforcing Health Law Mandate

By ROBERT PEAR July 3, 2017 WASHINGTON — Congress is moving to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing one of the more unpopular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which requires most Americans to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. The plan is...