Town Hall Briefing: Republicans Charge Into Resistance at Tumultuous Town Halls

Town Hall Briefing By MATT FLEGENHEIMER and THOMAS KAPLAN February 18, 2017 MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — The Republican lawmakers stood with fixed smiles, shifting in place, facing down turmoil but no trial inside a municipal courtroom overstuffed with constituents. Across the room, the first questioner foretold a long Saturday morning: “Are you personally proud,” the man,… Continue reading

Trump’s ‘Winter White House’: A Peek at the Exclusive Members’ List at Mar-a-Lago

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE, MAGGIE HABERMAN and ERIC LIPTON February 18, 2017 On any given weekend, you might catch President Trump’s son-in-law and top Mideast dealmaker, Jared Kushner, by the beachside soft-serve ice cream machine, or his reclusive chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, on the dining patio. If you are lucky, the president himself could stop by your… Continue reading

Popular Domestic Programs Face Ax Under First Trump Budget

By SHARON LaFRANIERE and ALAN RAPPEPORT February 17, 2017 WASHINGTON — The White House budget office has drafted a hit list of programs that President Trump could eliminate to trim domestic spending, including longstanding conservative targets like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Legal Services Corporation, AmeriCorps and the National Endowments for the Arts and the… Continue reading