News Analysis: For Help in America’s Longest War, Trump Tilts Political Balance Toward India Over Pakistan

News Analysis By MARK MAZZETTI and SALMAN MASOOD August 22, 2017 WASHINGTON — Three American presidents have spent nearly 16 years alternately cajoling, coaxing, threatening and bombing Pakistan, all with a goal of trying to change the Pakistani government’s decisions about the factions it supports in Afghanistan’s desperate civil war. The latest of those, President Trump,… Continue reading

Business Groups Court White House Even After C.E.O. Defections

By DAVID GELLES August 22, 2017 Last Wednesday, even as top executives were abandoning President Trump’s business advisory councils after his remarks on white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va., other industry leaders were busy making their interests known to a business-friendly White House. Jerry Howard, chief executive of the National Association of Home Builders,… Continue reading