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How Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives Online

With imperfect English and tireless posting on Facebook and Twitter, Russian trolls summoned Americans to rallies, praised Donald J. Trump and played on political divisions. ...
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North Korea Surges to Top of U.S. Enemies List

Just over half of Americans cite North Korea as the United States’ greatest enemy, more than triple the percentage who said this in 2016. ...

Trump’s Evolution From Relief to Fury Over the Russia Indictment

The president unleashed a two-day Twitter tirade that was unusually angry and defiant even by his standards. ...

Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims, ‘I Never Said Russia Did Not Meddle’

Here are eight times President Trump has rejected or otherwise doubted that Moscow had a role in interfering with the 2016 presidential election. ...

Trump Blames Obama and Democrats for Failing to Stop Russian Meddling

The president seemed to embrace the idea that sowing discord in American politics had been Russia’s aim, after previously saying little to acknowledge a threat. ...

News Analysis: Trump’s Conspicuous Silence Leaves a Struggle Against Russia Without a Leader

President Trump depicted indictments charging Russians with interfering in America’s politics as a vindication for himself rather than a threat to the United States. ...

How Russian Bots Invade Our Elections

How do bots and trolls work to infiltrate social media platforms and influence U.S. elections? We take a closer look at these insidious online pests to explain how they work. ...

News Analysis: Indictment Makes Trump’s Hoax Claim Harder to Sell

By laying out in excruciating detail the evidence of Russian meddling spanning the last four years, the special counsel instantly created a new political reality for President Trump. ...

13 Russians Indicted as Mueller Reveals Effort to Aid Trump Campaign

The indictment does not allege collusion but reveals in painstaking detail how Russians posed as American activists to boost Mr. Trump’s campaign. ...

YouTube Comment Seen as Early Warning in Shooting Left Little for F.B.I. to Investigate

A commenter who shared a name with the suspect in the Florida school vowed to become a “professional school shooter” in a disturbing post that the authorities examined last fall. ...

Senate Rejects Immigration Plans, Leaving Fate of Dreamers Uncertain

Three measures — including one backed by President Trump — failed to garner the 60 votes required to open Senate debate. The next steps are unclear. ...

Senate Rejects Trump’s Immigration Plan

The measure would have severely limited chain migration, ended the visa lottery, funded the border wall and resolved the fate of the Dreamers. ...

After Florida Shooting, Trump Focuses on Mental Health Over Guns

Mr. Trump’s remarks came amid criticism that the White House had not done enough to reassure the public shortly after one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. ...

In Response to Florida Shooting, Trump Focuses on Mental Health Over Gun Restrictions

Mr. Trump’s remarks came in the face of criticism that the White House had not done enough to reassure the public in the hours following one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history. ...

Immigration Jumps as Top Problem, Still Trails Government

Americans’ mentions of immigration as the nation’s top problem jumped to 15% in February, still trailing government but one of the highest percentages in 18 years. ...

Trump Job Approval – Disapprove 55%, Approve 43% (FOX News 2/10-2/13)

Polling Method: Live Phone Do you approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president? Registered Voters – Republican , ±5.0 percentage points Approve: 87.0% Disapprove: 12.0% Don't Know (vol.): 1.0% Registered Voters – Demo...

2018 National House Race – Democrat 42%, Republican 38% (YouGov/Economist 2/11-2/13)

Polling Method: Internet If an election for U.S. Congress were being held today, who would you vote for in the district where you live? 1,280 Registered Voters , ±2.9 percentage points The Democratic Party candidate: 42.0% The Republican Party candidate: 38.0% Other: 2.0% ...

2018 National House Race – Republican 39%, Democrat 38% (Politico/Morning Consult 2/8-2/12)

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? 690 Registered Voters – Republican Democratic Candidate: 38.0% Republican Candidate: 39.0% Don't Know/No Opinion: 23.0% ...

2018 National House Race – Democrat 39%, Republican 30% (Ipsos/Reuters (Web) 2/9-2/13)

Polling Method: Internet Thinking about the elections in 2018, if the election for U.S. Congress were held today, would you vote for the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate in your district where you live? 1,515 Adults Democratic Candidate: 39.0% Republican Candidate : 30.0% Candidate from Another Party ...

News Analysis: The White House Flouts the First Rule of Crisis Communications: Get the Facts Out Fast

Its handling of Rob Porter’s resignation has become a case study in how shifting stories can make matters worse. ...