Caught Between Trump, Turkey and Kurds, Pentagon Struggles to Piece Together Syria Strategy

WASHINGTON — For nine months, the Pentagon played down the presence of its 1,000 troops in…

Biden Faced His Biggest Challenge, and Struggled to Form a Response

WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidential campaign was under attack, and he and his advisers…

Schiff, House Intel Chairman, Got Early Account of Whistle-Blower’s Accusations

WASHINGTON — The Democratic head of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Adam B. Schiff of California,…

As Impeachment Moves Forward, Trump’s Language Turns Darker

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s language has changed in the days since House Democrats began their impeachment…

This Is the Moment Rachel Maddow Has Been Waiting For

Rachel Maddow was trying to get to work. She only had to get from the glass…

Complaint in Hand, Democrats Aim for a Fast, and Focused, Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — A crucial cache of evidence in hand, House Democrats moved quickly on Thursday with…

For Biden, Whistle-Blower Complaint Could Cut 2 Ways

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Since President Trump defeated them nearly three years ago, Democrats have warned,…

Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies

The F.B.I. has used secret subpoenas to obtain personal data from far more companies than previously…

From Warren and Trump, Two Versions of Corruption

Senator Elizabeth Warren stood beneath a marble arch in New York City, telling a crowd of…

Israel’s Do-Over Election: Déjà Vu or a Chance for Change?

JERUSALEM — Israelis are voting Tuesday in the second election in five months. The last one…

They’re Coming! How a Joke About Area 51 May Lure Thousands of Partygoers

A wildly popular Facebook joke about “storming” Area 51 inspired plans for an enormous alien-themed party…

Netanyahu Accuses Rivals of Plotting to ‘Steal’ Israeli Election

JERUSALEM — Fighting for his political life, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Monday accused…

An A.I. System Passed an Eighth-Grade Science Test. Can You?

SAN FRANCISCO — Four years ago, more than 700 computer scientists competed in a contest to…

Governments Shut Down the Internet to Stifle Critics. Citizens Pay the Price.

HARARE, Zimbabwe — When Zimbabwe turned off the internet during a recent crackdown, Obert Masaraure, a…

Does Joe Biden Want to Be Doing This?

“How badly do you want to be president?” Joseph R. Biden Jr. was asked after a…