Joe Biden Weighing Unique Steps to Reassure Voters Concerned About His Age

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., aware that concerns about his age could weigh on his candidacy if he runs for the White House, has discussed two steps that could reassure voters about electing a 78-year-old president next year. Mr. Biden and his top advisers are considering nodding to the rising next generation in Democratic politics — and elevating […]

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On Politics: Trump’s History With Deutsche Bank

Good Tuesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • For nearly two decades, President Trump relied on Deutsche Bank to lend to him when others wouldn’t. The bank, eager to expand in the United States, lent him $2 billion over the years — and once he was elected president, employees were […]

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Homeland Security Chief Cites Top Threat to U.S. (It’s Not the Border)

WASHINGTON — Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, said on Monday that cyberthreats against the United States were a national security crisis that she described as her top priority — not the situation for which President Trump last month declared a national emergency. “On top of my list of threats, that many of you can guess, the word ‘cyber’ is […]

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Democrats Ask F.B.I. to Investigate Florida Woman Suspected of Selling Access to Trump

WASHINGTON — The top Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence and judiciary committees have asked the F.B.I. to open investigations into the activities of a Chinese-American woman suspected of trying to sell access to President Trump and his administration. In a letter to the directors of national intelligence, the F.B.I. and the Secret Service, the Democrats said that recent […]

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Prosecutor on Mueller’s Team, Andrew Weissmann, Plans to Leave Soon

WASHINGTON — One of the key prosecutors in the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election interference is leaving the team soon, the Justice Department said Thursday, in another signal that the inquiry is winding down. The prosecutor, Andrew Weissmann, who helped lead the cases against the former Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, “will be concluding his detail […]

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On Politics: Mueller Has Washington Spinning

Good Wednesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today. _____________________ • Television crews have been positioned outside the offices of the special counsel and the federal courthouse. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are desperate for hints. Publishing houses are scrambling to produce instant books of the findings. Newspapers are deploying small armies of reporters. […]

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Trump Proposes a Record $4.75 Trillion Budget

WASHINGTON — President Trump sent Congress on Monday a record $4.75 trillion budget request that calls for increased military spending and sharp cuts to domestic programs like education and environmental protection for the 2020 fiscal year. Mr. Trump’s budget, the largest in federal history, includes a nearly 5 percent increase in military spending — which is more than the Pentagon […]

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In the Middle of His Official Business, Trump Took the Time to Send Checks to Michael Cohen

WASHINGTON — On a busy day at the White House, President Trump hosted senators to talk about tax cuts, accused a Democratic congresswoman of distorting his condolence call to a soldier’s widow and suffered another court defeat for his travel ban targeting Muslim countries. And at some point on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, Mr. Trump took the time to sign […]

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