Tag: United States Politics and Government

With a Presidential Boost, the P.G.A. Comes to Trump National

The prominence of the tournament here, the Senior P.G.A. Championship, heightens the buzz around the Trump clubs, which, despite their relatively modest footprint in the golf industry, have become attractions…
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Liberals Wanted a Fight in Montana. Democratic Leaders Saw a Lost Cause.

In part, this is because the few special elections for Congress so far have taken place in red-leaning districts, where the near-daily barrage of new controversies involving Mr. Trump has…
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Russian Once Tied to Trump Aide Seeks Immunity to Testify Before Congress

The court documents and public records show that Mr. Deripaska, whose companies have long had offices in New York, has expanded his American holdings over the past 10 years, buying…
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White House Backs Down on Keeping Ethics Waivers Secret

Waivers — which are issued by each federal government agency, and by the White House on a case-by-case basis — allows political appointees to ignore those ethics policies. Continue reading…
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Fact Check: Defending Cuts, Mulvaney Misleads on Food Stamps and Big Bird

Understating the Appalachian Regional Commission’s effect.The budget calls for the elimination of the Appalachian Regional Commission (known as ARC), a federal-state partnership created by the Appalachian Regional Development Act of…
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Trump Administration Considers Moving Student Loans from Education Department to Treasury

A shift in handling federal student aid is being weighed as the Trump administration and Ms. DeVos consider overhauling the Department of Education. Mr. Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 slashes…
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Trump’s Budget, Breaking Tradition, Seeks Cuts to Service Programs

But since Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps, which helped the country recover from the Great Depression, presidents have used service programs to engage Americans in tackling issues such as…
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Trump Budget Plan Offers No Clarity, and So Far No ‘Magic Unicorn’

Senator Ron Wyden, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, told Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday that the administration was using accounting that would “make Bernie Madoff blush.”…
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Civics Lessons: Checking Democracy’s Pulse

Bright Line Watch, which includes professors from Dartmouth, Yale and the University of Rochester, conducted the survey by contacting 9,500 political science faculty members at the 511 institutions represented at…
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