Inside Trump’s Botched Attempt to Hire Trey Gowdy

For 24 hours last week, Trey Gowdy, the former South Carolina congressman best known for leading…

Hunter Biden to Leave Chinese Company Board, His Lawyer Says

Hunter Biden, son of Joseph R. Biden Jr., the former vice president and a Democratic presidential…

Rick Perry Is Said to Be Stepping Down as Energy Secretary by Year’s End

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Prosecutors Face Increased Pressure to Make Decision in McCabe Case

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has come under increasing pressure in its investigation of the former…

Federal Election Commissioner Posts Foreign Interference Memo on Twitter

The Federal Election Commission chairwoman, Ellen L. Weintraub, on Friday took the dramatic step of using…

Trump Said His Ukraine Envoy Would ‘Go Through Some Things.’ She Has Already.

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s words about Marie L. Yovanovitch, his former ambassador to Ukraine, were ominous.…

Eugene Scalia Confirmed by Senate as Labor Secretary

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Eugene Scalia, a longtime lawyer representing corporations, to be labor secretary.…

Joseph Maguire, Intelligence Chief in Political Storm, Holds His Ground

WASHINGTON — For days, the nation’s top intelligence official found himself wedged between lawmakers eager to…

Robert O’Brien ‘Looks the Part,’ but Has Spent Little Time Playing It

WASHINGTON — Even his many critics conceded that the former national security adviser John R. Bolton…

White House to Pull Nomination of FEMA Pick Amid Claims of Barroom Altercation

WASHINGTON — The White House will pull the nomination of Jeffrey Byard to be the head…

White House Fires Homeland Security Dept.’s General Counsel

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday fired John Mitnick, the general counsel for the Department…

Trump Names 5 Finalists to Replace Bolton as National Security Adviser

PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. — President Trump on Tuesday named five candidates he was considering for national…

Supreme Court Says Judges Are Above Politics. It May Hear a Case Testing That View.

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices insist that politics plays no role in their decision-making. But their…

Planned Parenthood and Fired Former Chief Mired in Escalating Dispute

Leana Wen, the recently fired former president of Planned Parenthood, appears headed toward an increasingly contentious…

Justice Dept. to Honor Team That Worked on Kavanaugh Confirmation Process

Lawyers who worked in the office of legal policy, which carries out significant policy initiatives, and…