Ken Kurson, a Trump Family Ally, is Arrested on Cyberstalking Charge

Ken Kurson, a close friend of the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, was arrested in connection with incidents stemming from his divorce.

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Trump Records Shed New Light on Chinese Business Pursuits

As he raises questions about his opponent’s standing with China, President Trump’s taxes reveal details about his own activities there, including a previously unknown bank account.

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Donald Trump’s Unapologetic Corruption

Just call it the Trump swamp.

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For Trump, Defying Mideast Truisms Produced Breakthroughs and Backfires

Disregarding norms and accepted wisdom, President Trump went his own way in the Middle East and, in some cases, got what he wanted.

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Trump Makes First Public Appearance Since Leaving Walter Reed

The president continued to play down the threat of the virus, but the event that the White House had previewed as a huge “peaceful protest for law and order” was uncharacteristically brief.

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The Love Triangle That Spawned Trump’s Mideast Peace Deal

Kushner went from playing divorce lawyer to marriage broker.

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Trump Hosts Israel, U.A.E. and Bahrain at White House Signing Ceremony

Critics of the agreement between the three countries have called President Trump’s claims that they will produce wider peace in the Middle East to be overblown.

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A White House Ceremony Will Celebrate a Diplomatic Win and Campaign Gift

The leaders of Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have a stake in President Trump’s re-election and helped him become a peacemaker.

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Trump Pressed for a Plasma Treatment. Officials Worry, Is a Vaccine Next?

New details of how the president has demanded faster action from health agencies help explain the intensifying concern that he could demand pre-Election Day approval of a vaccine.

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Bahrain Will Normalize Relations With Israel, Trump Says

The island kingdom in the Persian Gulf becomes the second Arab nation in a month to more openly embrace Israel, dismissing Palestinian objections.

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The Trump Docket: The Fights Fueling Trump’s Big Legal Bills

Donor money is helping pay for a dizzying array of litigation filed by the president or against him.

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Israeli Airliner Completes First Direct Flight to Arab Emirates

The flight carried the hope of closer ties between Israel and the Arab world, and a diplomatic delegation that included President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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Trump Heads Into General Election He Casts as a Crusade for Law and Order

As President Trump accepted the nomination for a second term, he baselessly accused Democrats of giving “free rein” to violent anarchists and criminals, while allies and friends provided explicit rebuttals to his vulnerabilities — on racism, sexism and the coronavirus.

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Instead of Evolving as President, Trump Has Bent the Job to His Will

In a 40-minute phone call this week, Mr. Trump struggled to describe how he has changed in office. “I think I’ve just become more guarded than I was four years ago,” he said.

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Trump Administration Plans Arms Sale to U.A.E. Despite Israeli Worries

The Trump White House is quietly planning sales of F-35 stealth fighters and advanced drones to the Emiratis as part of a wider plan to realign the Middle East, but Israel and Congress may object.

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A Geopolitical Earthquake Just Hit the Mideast

The Israel-United Arab Emirates deal will be felt throughout the region.

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Scientists Worry About Political Influence Over Coronavirus Vaccine Project

Operation Warp Speed has moved along at a rapid clip. But some people involved in the approval process fear pressure to deliver an October surprise for President Trump.

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Deutsche Bank Opens Review Into Personal Banker to Trump and Kushner

The bank will examine a 2013 transaction between the banker, Rosemary Vrablic, and a company part-owned by Jared Kushner.

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Report Income of at Least $36 Million in 2019

The couple’s investments, mostly in real estate, were worth at least $204 million and as much as $783 million.

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After Dismissing Coronavirus Surge, Trump Will Resume Briefings

The president said he would resume the pandemic briefings that he called off in April, a tacit acknowledgment that the public health crisis he had hoped to put behind him was still ravaging much of the country.

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Inside the Failure: 5 Takeaways on Trump’s Effort to Shift Responsibility

President Trump and his top aides sharply shifted their pandemic strategy in mid-April after seizing on optimistic data suggesting the virus would disappear, a Times investigation found.

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Inside Trump’s Failure: The Rush to Abandon Leadership Role on the Virus

The roots of the nation’s current inability to control the pandemic can be traced to mid-April, when the White House embraced overly rosy projections to proclaim victory and move on.

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Ja’Ron Smith’s Balancing Act: A Black Republican Navigates the Trump White House

As a congressional staff member, Mr. Smith once wore a hoodie in a demonstration on Capitol Hill protesting the death of Trayvon Martin. Now President Trump calls him “my star.”

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Why June Was Such a Terrible Month for Trump

Last month represented the political nadir of President Trump’s three and a half years in office, thanks to self-inflicted wounds as he played to his base and missteps by a fractured campaign.

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Jared Kushner Makes Trump Campaign Change After Rally Fiasco

After thousands of empty seats at the president’s rally in Tulsa, Okla., his son-in-law moved Michael Glassner, an original Trump campaign hire in 2015, from his role of chief operating officer.

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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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Mixed Signals on Israeli Annexation Reflect Split Among Officials

U.S. and Israeli officials are divided on whether annexation is a means to get Palestinians to the table, or whether the peace plan is a means to get annexation.

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What’s Facebook’s Deal With Donald Trump?

Mark Zuckerberg has forged an uneasy alliance with the Trump administration. He may have gotten too close.

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On North Korea and Iran, Bolton Blames ‘the Split Between Trump and Trump’

In his memoir, the hawkish national security adviser describes a president who simultaneously wanted to sound tough and strike a deal — any deal — that he could portray as a victory.

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G.O.P. Platform, Rolled Over From 2016, Condemns the ‘Current President’

The party’s 2020 platform includes more than three dozen unflattering references to those in power at the White House, after the Republican National Committee chose not to change its language from four years ago.

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Netanyahu’s Annexation Plans Meet Surprise Opponent: Israeli Settlers

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to annex much of the occupied West Bank. But now that he can, there are questions about whether he will.

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Annexing the West Bank Is a Brazen Violation of International Law

It would also render the territory into a patchwork of simmering, unstable Palestinian areas, forever threatening a new intifada.

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We’ve Got Way Too Many Trumps

The next generation’s terrible trio, and two we’ll leave alone.

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Why Bombs Made in America Have Been Killing Civilians in Yemen

President Trump sees arms deals as jobs generators for firms like Raytheon, which has made billions in sales to the Saudi coalition. The Obama administration initially backed the Saudis too, but later regretted it as thousands died.

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Kushner, Law Aside, Doesn’t Rule Out Delaying 2020 Election

The opinion of a White House staff member has no bearing on when the election is held, but his comment played into the concerns of President Trump’s detractors.

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He Had Never Sold a Ventilator. N.Y. Gave Him an $86 Million Deal.

An engineer landed one of the state’s biggest coronavirus-related contracts after FEMA volunteers forwarded his name.

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Coronavirus Task Force Gets Its ‘Mission Accomplished’ Moment

The White House shifts focus from public health to economics.

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How Kushner’s Volunteer Force Led a Fumbling Hunt for Medical Supplies

Roughly a dozen young, inexperienced workers were assembled to sort through tips on masks, gloves and other equipment. Warehouses were running bare, and doctors fighting the coronavirus were forced to make their own protective gear.

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Administration to Phase Out Coronavirus Task Force

The group had provided President Trump a backdrop for his daily briefings while working to coordinate the government response to the pandemic.

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Some Trump Officials Take Harder Actions on China During Pandemic

Since the coronavirus spread from a metropolis on the Yangtze River across the globe, hard-liners in both Washington and Beijing have accelerated efforts to decouple elements of the relationship.

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Late Night Isn’t Buying Pence’s Reason for Not Wearing a Mask

The vice president said he wanted to look Mayo Clinic workers in the eye. More than one host noted that surgical masks cover the mouth.

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Trump and Kushner on the Coronavirus: Wishful Thinking and Revisionist History

“We did all the right moves,” the president said Wednesday. “The federal government rose to the challenge, and this is a great success story,” said his son-in-law.

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For Mark Meadows, the Transition to Trump’s Chief of Staff Is a Hard One

Only weeks into the job, the former congressman has confronted the same problems that frustrated his three predecessors. It hasn’t helped him with his new White House colleagues that he’s emotional and sometimes cries.

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Mark Meadows Was Once a Trump Phone Pal. Now That He’s Working for Him, It’s Different.

Only weeks into the job, the former congressman has confronted the same problems that frustrated his three predecessors. It hasn’t helped him with his new White House colleagues that he’s emotional and sometimes cries.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #grisham-stephanie, #house-freedom-caucus, #kushner-jared, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #mulvaney-mick, #trump-donald-j

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Ivanka Trump, Disregarding Federal Guidelines, Travels to N.J. for Passover

Ms. Trump herself has not followed the federal guidelines advising against discretionary travel, leaving Washington for another one of her family’s homes.

#bedminster-nj, #kushner-jared, #quarantines, #trump-national-golf-club-bedminster-nj, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivanka, #united-states-politics-and-government

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He Went to Jared

Heaven help us, we’re at the mercy of the Slim Suit crowd.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kushner-jared, #trump-donald-j

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Tensions Persist Between Trump and Medical Advisers Over the Coronavirus

The president’s public refusal to wear a mask was the latest way he has cast doubt on their recommendations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fauci-anthony-s, #federal-state-relations-us, #kushner-jared, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Kushner Puts Himself in Middle of White House’s Chaotic Coronavirus Response

President Trump’s son-in-law has become a central player in the administration’s effort to curb the pandemic. But critics say he is part of the problem.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #kushner-jared, #trump-donald-j

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Trump Bets Business Will Answer Call to Fight Virus, but Strategy Bewilders Firms

It remains unclear if the effort to enlist companies like General Motors, Apple and Hanes constitutes an effective strategy.

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Seeking Advice on the Coronavirus, Jared Kushner Enlists a Doctor in the Family

Dr. Kurt Kloss, whose daughter, the model Karlie Kloss, is married to Mr. Kushner’s brother, solicited suggestions from a medical Facebook group.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crowdsourcing-internet, #emergency-medical-treatment, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #kloss-karlie, #kushner-jared, #kushner-joshua, #news-and-news-media, #social-media, #trump-donald-j

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