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New Russian Hacking Targeted Republican Groups, Microsoft Says

Microsoft was surprised not that recent “spear phishing” attempts had occurred, but that they targeted traditional conservative think tanks. Those groups have been critical of Russia. ...
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As Trump Dismantles Clean Air Rules, an Industry Lawyer Delivers for Ex-Clients

The top air pollution official in the Trump administration had been a lawyer for polluting industries. They are now benefiting from his new role. ...

Trump Lawyers’ Sudden Realization: They Don’t Know What Don McGahn Told Mueller’s Team

The lapse has contributed to a growing recognition that an early strategy of full cooperation with the inquiry was a potentially damaging mistake. ...

White House Counsel, Don McGahn, Has Cooperated Extensively in Mueller Inquiry

The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, was a witness to key episodes being scrutinized in the case. His cooperation with investigators is unusual. ...

McGahn, White House Counsel, Has Cooperated Extensively in Mueller Inquiry

The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, was a witness to key episodes being scrutinized in the case. His cooperation with investigators is unusual. ...

White House Counsel Has Cooperated Extensively With Mueller’s Obstruction Inquiry

The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, was a witness to key episodes being scrutinized in the case. His cooperation with investigators is unusual. ...

States Rush to Rein In Prescription Costs, and Drug Companies Fight Back

Without waiting for Congress or the Trump administration, states have passed many laws to hold down drug prices, over the objections of manufacturers. ...

Trump Has Attacked the Russia Inquiry Over 250 Times. Here Is What’s True.

We assessed President Trump’s claims about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and the ensuing federal investigation of his campaign. ...

Citing Costs, Trump Retreats From Massive Military Parade in Capital

The president said local politicians “wanted a number so ridiculously high” that he canceled a planned parade that the Pentagon had already postponed. ...

Embracing Conspiracy Theory, Trump Escalates Attack on Bruce Ohr

President Trump threatened to revoke “very soon” the security clearance of the little-known Justice Department official, who has been accused of having helped start the Russia investigation. ...

Trump Cancels Military Parade, Blaming Washington Officials for Inflating Costs

The president said local politicians “wanted a number so ridiculously high” that he canceled a planned parade that the Pentagon had already postponed. ...

Meet the Special Counsel Team: So Careful They Won’t Even Disclose Their Shake Shack Orders

The trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, has provided the public with its first extended glimpse of Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators. ...

2018 National House Race – Democrat 46%, Republican 39% (Pew 7/30-8/12)

Polling Method: Live Phone If the elections for U.S. Congress were being held TODAY, would you vote for [RANDOMIZE: “the Republican Party’s candidate” OR “the Democratic Party’s candidate”] for Congress in your district? 4,000 Registered Voters , ±2.6 percentage points Republican/Lean Republican: 39.0% Democratic/Lean Democratic...

Trump Job Approval – Disapprove 50%, Approve 49% (Rasmussen Reports 8/13-8/15)

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

Little-Known Justice Dept. Official Makes Trump’s Security Clearance List

Critics said the inclusion of Bruce Ohr on the list of those whose clearances were revoked or under review was an abuse of presidential power and an intrusion on the independence of law enforcement. ...

Ex-C.I.A. Director John Brennan Strikes Back After Trump Revokes His Security Clearance

The White House cited “erratic” behavior by Mr. Brennan, who has frequently been a fierce critic of the president. ...

Trump Job Approval – Disapprove 52%, Approve 44% (Politico/Morning Consult 8/10-8/12)

Polling Method: Internet Do you approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as President? 654 Registered Voters – Republican Strongly Approve: 53.0% Somewhat Approve: 30.0% Somewhat Disapprove: 8.0% Strongly Disapprove: 7.0% ...

Evidence Against Manafort Is ‘Overwhelming,’ Prosecutors Say

In closing arguments, the special counsel’s office described Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, as well versed in financial matters and motivated to commit fraud. ...

Trump Revokes Ex-C.I.A. Director John Brennan’s Security Clearance

The White House cited “erratic” behavior by Mr. Brennan, who has frequently been a fierce critic of the president. ...

2018 National House Race – Democrat 44%, Republican 40% (YouGov/Economist 8/12-8/14)

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? 1,250 Registered Voters , ±2.9 percentage points The Democratic Party candidate: 44.0% The Republican Party candidate: 40.0% Other: 1.0% ...