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By Eric Lipton, Ben Protess and Andrew W. Lehren WASHINGTON – President Trump is populating the White House and federal agencies with former lobbyists, lawyers and consultants who in many cases are helping to craft new policies for the same industries in which they recently earned a paycheck. The potential conflicts are arising across the executive branch, accordin…

By PETER BAKER, GLENN THRUSH and MAGGIE HABERMAN WASHINGTON – One has an office down the hall from the president in the White House; the other just moved into an office a floor up. One recently visited war-torn Iraq as the president’s emissary; the other will soon head to Berlin at the invitation of Germany’s chancellor. Both have seats at the table at any meet…

By Jeremy W. Peters and Maggie Haberman WASHINGTON – Stephen K. Bannon, President Donald Trump's grenade-lobbing pugilist of a chief strategist, has a fitting nickname for his West Wing office: "The war room." But more and more, war is being waged on Bannon himself. And it is unclear how much longer he can survive in his job. His isolation inside the White House…

By Daniel Victor and Matt Stevens A man on an overbooked United Airlines flight was forcibly removed from his seat and dragged through the aisle on Sunday, and video of the anguished protests by him and other passengers spread rapidly on Monday as people criticized the airline's tactics. A police officer involved in the episode has been placed on leave, authorities said…

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM and JIM RUTENBERG Bill O’Reilly, the embattled Fox News host, received a powerful show of support on Wednesday from a longtime friend, interview subject, ideological sympathizer and fellow scandal-survivor: the president of the United States. Speaking in the Oval Office, Donald Trump praised O’Reilly as “a good person” and declared, “…

By MARK LANDLER, DAVID E. SANGER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that he would not tolerate the “heinous” chemical weapons attack in Syria, opening the door to a greater U.S. role in protecting the population in a vicious civil war that he has always said the United States should avoid. The president declined to offer a…

By Matt Flegenheimer WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats on Monday appeared to secure the votes necessary to filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, sending the body hurtling toward a bitter partisan confrontation later this week. With an announcement from Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing to vote on Gorsuc…

Robert Pear, Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Jennifer Steinhauer WASHINGTON – House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the health care law from consideration on the House floor Friday afternoon in a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump on the first legislative showdown of his presidenc…

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS, ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump issued an ultimatum Thursday to recalcitrant Republicans to fall in line behind a broad health insurance overhaul or see their opportunity to repeal the Affordable Care Act vanish, demanding a Friday vote on a bill that appeared to lack a majority to pass. The demand, issue…

By MATT APUZZO, MATTHEW ROSENBERG and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN WASHINGTON – FBI Director James B. Comey took the extraordinary step on Monday of announcing that the bureau is investigating whether members of President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Comey’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee created a treache…

By Dan Barry NEW YORK – Jimmy Breslin, the New York City newspaper columnist and best-selling author who leveled the powerful and elevated the powerless for more than 50 years with brick-hard words and a jagged-glass wit, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 88, and until very recently, was still pushing somebody’s buttons with two-finger jabs at his keyb…

By Alexander Burns A federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide order Wednesday evening blocking President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from parts of the Muslim world, dealing a political blow to the White House and signaling that proponents of the ban face a long and risky legal battle ahead. The ruling was the second frustrating defeat for Trump’s travel ban, …

By Peter J. Henning President Trump once said, “Generally, I like other people to fire, because it’s always a lousy task.” Lousy or not, that was the message delivered to 46 holdover U.S. attorneys from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, directing them to submit their resignations and leave office immediately. Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern D…

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis Kellyanne Conway, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, amplified Trump’s claim that President Barack Obama had tapped his telephone, suggesting on Monday that the former president’s surveillance effort could have employed any number of devices, even including a microwave oven. Conway quickly clarified that she was not, in fact, acc…

By Charlie Savage and Maggie Haberman WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday moved to sweep away the remaining vestiges of Obama administration prosecutors at the Justice Department, ordering 46 holdover United States attorneys to tender their resignations immediately — including Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan. The firings were a …