Appeals Court Blocks Ruling That Overturned California’s Assault Weapons Ban

The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit leaves the three-decade-old ban in place while litigation continues.

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Biden and Putin Are Meeting. Here’s How to Make Progress.

They must manage a relationship that has gone sour so things don’t get worse, and figure out how to cooperate where they need to.

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Book Review: ‘The President’s Daughter,’ by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

“The President’s Daughter” is set in motion with a kidnapping, and then a paramilitary operation is put together in response.

#books-and-literature, #clinton-bill, #patterson-james, #the-presidents-daughter-book

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15 New Books Coming in June

This month brings new ways of thinking about American history, from slavery to the Alamo to same-sex marriage, as well as fiction from Rivka Galchen and Brandon Taylor, and a second thriller by Bill Clinton and James Patterson.

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Why Arkansas Is a Test Case for a Post-Trump Republican Party

Sarah Huckabee Sanders seems likely to bring the Trump brand to Arkansas politics in a big way. But the state is a testing ground for different possible futures for the party.

#arkansas, #clinton-bill, #cotton-tom, #elections-governors, #huckabee-mike, #hutchinson-asa, #republican-party, #sanders-sarah-huckabee, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

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Congress Now Supersedes Generals on Military Issues

The shift mirrors broader societal frustrations after two decades of wars, a pervasive problem of sexual assault and harassment of female troops and the exposure of political extremism in the ranks.

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Summer Is Coming. Bring a Book.

You have your sunscreen and beach chairs. Once you pick up any of these 24 books, summer can really begin.

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The Jimmy Carter and Joe Biden Show

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #carter-jimmy, #clinton-bill, #obama-barack, #plains-ga, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Can the U.S. Win Back Its Climate Credibility?

At a summit he convened, the president discovered how difficult it will be to re-establish America as an environmental leader.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #obama-barack, #paris-france, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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In New Book, Boehner Says He Regrets Clinton Impeachment

Former Speaker John Boehner, Republican of Ohio, writes that the drive to remove President Bill Clinton was a politically motivated move he wishes he had repudiated.

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Four Ways of Looking at the Radicalism of Joe Biden

It’s unexpected, but it’s not inexplicable.

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Democrats Repent for Bill Clinton

In the last decade, the party and the former president himself have been forced to admit the failures of his administration.

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How Shifting Politics Re-energized the Fight Against Poverty

The pandemic and a set of other economic and social forces changed the calculation for Democrats when it comes to government aid. The question now is how long the moment will last.

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Ending the End of Welfare as We Knew It

The Democrats’ new child benefit is a very big deal.

#aid-to-families-with-dependent-children, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #families-and-family-life, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us

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Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85

Mr. Jordan, who was selected to head the National Urban League while still in his 30s, counseled presidents and business leaders.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #clinton-bill, #deaths-obituaries, #jordan-vernon-e-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government, #urban-league, #washington-dc

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Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Activist and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85

Mr. Jordan, who was selected to head the Urban League while still in his 30s, counseled presidents and business leaders.

#black-people, #clinton-bill, #deaths-obituaries, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vernon-jordan, #washington-dc

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Is This the End of Obsessively Hating Donald Trump?

Loathing him has been a passion, an addiction, a compulsion. Let impeachment be the last hurrah.

#all-in-the-family-tv-program, #clinton-bill, #cnn, #impeachment, #msnbc, #new-jersey-generals, #news-and-news-media, #television, #trump-donald-j, #watergate-affair

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The Exponential Power of a $15 Wage Floor

Biden can improve the lives of hundreds of thousands with a single executive order.

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Madonna? Harry Potter? Churchill? Tom Brady May Be Beyond Compare

Tom Brady rose from obscurity to become a standard-bearing quarterback hero, jousting with many characters along the way. We asked experts in various fields if they could cite similar sagas through history.

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Obama, Bush and Clinton Accompany Biden to Arlington National Cemetery

In a show of solidarity with former leaders, President Joe Biden paid his respects at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

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The Fire Last Time

Timothy McVeigh’s 1995 attack in Oklahoma City spurred legislation that gutted death row inmates’ rights. In the wake of the siege of the Capitol, will we make a similar mistake?

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Which Presidents Have Been Impeached?

With a House majority voting to impeach President Trump on a charge of inciting insurrection, here is a look back at what happened to Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon and Andrew Johnson.

#clinton-bill, #impeachment, #johnson-andrew, #nixon-richard-milhous, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Refuses to Demand Political Appointees Resign

The White House still has not told its political appointees to step down, a routine request in previous administrations, which complicates issues including foreign policy.

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Late Night: Vaccinating Ex-Presidents Is Hardly Must-See TV

Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton offered to take a coronavirus vaccine on camera. Jimmy Kimmel isn’t worried about losing viewers to that program.

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Vandalizing Our Democracy

Donald Trump cares about nothing else except undermining our country’s election results.

#bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #government-accountability-office, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j

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Trump Loves to Use the Pardon Power. Is He Next?

There is little to be done right now about the president’s self-serving ways, but Congress can limit future abuses.

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Meet a Secret Trump Voter

‘Being a lesbian who’s voting for Trump is like coming out of the closet again.’

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Ginsburg Remembered as Champion of Justice as Struggle Continues Over Her Successor

Long lines of mourners waited outside the Supreme Court to pay their respects, but President Trump again made clear he would not honor her dying wish that filling her seat wait until the next president was chosen.

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The Evangelicals Who Are Taking on QAnon

Some leaders are trying to save their flocks from the lure of the online conspiracy theory.

#clinton-bill, #conspiracy-theories, #evangelical-movement, #falwell-jerry, #qanon, #trump-donald-j, #whites

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Democrats Nominate Biden for President in Roll-Call, Delivering Long-Sought Prize

In a virtual roll call showcasing its diversity, the party rewarded Joe Biden with the nomination he has pursued intermittently since 1988. The long-awaited victory is a triumph of personal and political endurance.

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Democrats Nominate Biden for President, Ending His Long Quest

In a virtual roll call showcasing its diversity, the party delivered to the former vice president a prize he has pursued intermittently since 1988. The long-awaited victory is a triumph of personal and political endurance.

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Keynote Speaker? How About 17 of Them

Democrats have assembled a mash-up of 17 of the “next generation of party leaders,” instead of one featured speaker. But are they missing an opportunity to showcase the next Barack Obama?

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For Bill Clinton, a Chance to Address a Party That Has Left Him Behind

When the former president speaks on Tuesday, it will be the first Democratic convention in 36 years where he will be little more than a bystander, as the party he once led to the political center shifts steadily to the left.

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How the Democrats Are Lining Up Their Convention Speakers

Prime-time keynote speeches will feature Michelle Obama on Monday, Jill Biden on Tuesday and Barack Obama on Wednesday before Joe Biden’s acceptance address on Thursday.

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Praise for John Lewis Pours in From Nation’s Political Elite

Mr. Lewis, who died on Friday at 80, was instrumental in the historic struggle for racial equality in the United States. “We have lost a giant,” Bill and Hillary Clinton said in a joint statement.

#clinton-bill, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #lewis-john-r, #omar-ilhan, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Tenacity of the Franco-American Ideal

Can a slave owner be celebrated for writing a liberating sentence?

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President Biden’s First Day

Imagining Jan. 20, 2021.

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In Commuting Stone’s Sentence, Trump Goes Where Nixon Would Not

Senator Mitt Romney called the commutation an act of “unprecedented, historic corruption.”

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In the Supreme Court’s Trump Tax Ruling, Voters Lose

The justices reiterated that no president is above the law, but voters still won’t see his taxes before November.

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How the Trump Campaign Is Drawing Obama Out of Retirement

More than three years after his exit, the 44th president of the United States is back on a political battlefield he longed to leave.

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Past Presidents Faced Police Brutality and Protests. They Handled It Differently.

President Trump’s predecessors took different approaches when responding — or not responding — to police killings or assaults of black men. But they never threatened violence against protesters.

#bush-george, #bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #obama-barack, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #trump-donald-j

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The Conference Call Court

Yesterday, the Supreme Court considered two sets of cases with potentially historic implications for presidential power — over the phone.

#clinton-bill, #house-of-representatives, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #subpoenas, #supreme-court-us, #taxation, #trump-donald-j

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‘Rodham’ Asks: What If Hillary Clinton Never Married Bill?

A new novel hypothesizes a different history — and future — for a trailblazing woman.

#books-and-literature, #clinton-bill, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #first-ladies-us, #rodham-book, #sittenfeld-curtis, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Bid to the Supreme Court to Stand Above the Law

Next week, the Supreme Court will hear lawyers argue the president’s claim that he has absolute immunity while in office.

#bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #constitution-us, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #executive-privilege-doctrine-of, #federal-courts-us, #immunity-from-prosecution, #justice-department, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #manhattan-nyc, #mazars-usa, #nixon-richard-milhous, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #scalia-antonin, #starr-kenneth-w, #subpoenas, #supreme-court-us, #trump-organization, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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I Believe Tara Reade. I’m Voting for Joe Biden Anyway.

The importance of owning an ugly moral choice.

#metoo-movement, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-bill, #hill-anita, #lewinsky-monica-s, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reade-tara, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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George W. Bush Calls for End to Pandemic Partisanship

In a video posted online, the former president, who generally avoids speaking out on current affairs, urged Americans to “remember how small our differences are” in a time of crisis.

#bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #september-11-2001, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Amid a Rising Coronavirus Death Toll, Trump Leaves the Grieving to Others

President Trump has led no national mourning for the more than 62,700 Americans who have died from the coronavirus, emphasizing confidence about the future rather than dwelling on the present.

#bush-george-w, #chera-stanley, #clinton-bill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #obama-barack, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Contempt for the Ex-Presidents Is Costing Us Right Now

A sitting command in chief used to call on predecessors to provide a sense of national unity. Not this one.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #carter-jimmy, #clinton-bill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #obama-barack, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Turns Shared American Experiences Into Us vs. Them

Nostalgia for a time when Democratic leaders could embrace Republican leaders in a moment of crisis — and when a bipartisan group would gather for an annual roasting in Washington.

#bush-george-w, #christie-christopher-j, #clinton-bill, #daschle-tom, #obama-barack, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc, #white-house-correspondents-assn

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Madeleine Albright: The Best Response to the Coronavirus Is Resilience

These are hard times, but we have seen worse. Courage, staying calm and counting on one another can get us through.

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