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Trump Administration Officials Get Low Marks on Ethics

Thirty-seven percent of U.S. adults rate the ethical standards of Trump administration officials as excellent or good. ...
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Colombia Primed for Change Ahead of Election

Colombians are struggling on multiple fronts ahead of the presidential election this weekend, but their declining life satisfaction suggests they are ready for change. ...

More Say ‘Nature’ Than ‘Nurture’ Explains Sexual Orientation

More Americans continue to believe sexual orientation is present at birth rather than a result of upbringing. ...

Jared Kushner Gets Security Clearance, Ending Swirl of Questions Over Delay

Mr. Kushner’s F.B.I. background check had dragged on, fueling questions about whether the special counsel had found evidence that made him a security risk. ...

Jared Kushner Gets Security Clearance as He Tries to Move Past Mueller Inquiry

Mr. Kushner’s F.B.I. background check had dragged on, fueling questions about whether the special counsel had found evidence that made him a security risk. ...

4 in 10 Strongly Disapprove of Trump Presidency

More than four in 10 Americans strongly disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president — exactly the same percentage as 15 months ago. ...

Trump Job Approval – Approve 50%, Disapprove 49% (Rasmussen Reports 5/17-5/21)

Polling Method: IVR/Online Trump Job Approval 1,500 Likely Voters , ±2.5 percentage points Approve: 50.0% Disapprove: 49.0% ...

Trump Job Approval – Disapprove 51%, Approve 48% (Rasmussen Reports 5/20-5/22)

Polling Method: IVR/Online Trump Job Approval 1,500 Likely Voters , ±2.5 percentage points Approve: 48.0% Disapprove: 51.0% ...

What Mueller’s Investigation Could Mean for the President

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, will likely reach one of two conclusions about the president: Either there is evidence that he broke the law, or there is not. Mike Schmidt, a New York Times reporter, explains the possible outcomes. ...

Two in Three Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage

Americans’ support for legal same-sex marriage continues to increase, with the 67% supporting it in a new Gallup poll establishing a new high. ...

Michael Cohen Bonded With Russia-Tied C.E.O., Though Deals Didn’t Pan Out

Mr. Cohen’s $1 million contract with an oligarch-linked investment firm yielded little in the way of deals. But he and the firm’s chief became closely connected in business and fund-raising. ...

Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor, Making History

The politically liberal Ms. Abrams will test just how much Georgia’s traditionally conservative politics are shifting and whether a black woman can win the governor’s office in the Deep South. ...

In U.S., Estimate of LGBT Population Rises to 4.5%

The percentage of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender increased to 4.5% in 2017 from 4.1% in 2016 and 3.5% in 2012. ...

Chances of China Trade Win Undercut by Trump Team Infighting

Ceaseless infighting and jockeying for influence on the White House’s trade team helped deprive the president of a quick victory on his most cherished policy issue. ...

Divisions Within Trump Team Undercut Quick Trade Victory With China

Ceaseless infighting and jockeying for influence on the White House’s trade team helped deprive Mr. Trump of a quick victory on his most cherished policy agenda. ...

Fact Check of the Day: Trump Falsely Claims Russia Investigation Started Because of Steele Dossier

President Trump has repeatedly pointed to the findings of a House Intelligence Committee report to insist his campaign did not collude with Russia. But that same report concludes that the inquiry began with a diplomat’s tip about a Trump campaign adviser — not the salacious findings of a former British spy. ...

News Analysis: Trump Team’s Mueller Strategy: Limit the Investigation and Attack the Investigators

“They have now decided that they need to be more proactive, more aggressive and more anticipatory,” says Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard Law School professor emeritus. ...

2018 National House Race – Democrat 43%, Republican 38% (Politico/Morning Consult 5/10-5/14)

Polling Method: Internet If the election for U.S. Congress in your district was held today, which one of the following candidates are you most likely to vote for? 1,998 Registered Voters , ±2.0 percentage points Democratic Candidate: 43.0% Republican Candidate : 38.0% Don't Know/No Opinion...

Trump Job Approval – Disapprove 54%, Approve 42% (Gallup 5/14-5/20)

Polling Method: Live Phone Trump Job Approval 1,500 Adults , ±3.0 percentage points Approve: 42.0% Disapprove: 54.0% ...

Trump Job Approval – Disapprove 52%, Approve 45% (SurveyMonkey 5/10-5/16)

Polling Method: Internet Trump Job Approval 7,964 Adults – Republican Strongly Approve: 60.0% Somewhat Approve: 28.0% Somewhat Disapprove: 7.0% Strongly Disapprove: 5.0% No answer: 1.0% ...