The new U.S. alliance with Australia and Britain against China has put Europe closer to a question it has tried to avoid: Which side are you on?
President Biden’s press secretary has tamped down the vitriol that colored news briefings during the Trump administration. She still may not answer your question, though.
Watch for new memoirs from Gabrielle Union and Alan Cumming, Jamie Foxx’s reflections on parenthood, Patricia Highsmith’s diaries and more.
The gap between trust in the military and trust in civilian institutions of government helps explain our 20 years in Afghanistan.
Our stumbling withdrawal was bad. The decades of waste and quagmire were much worse.
The last American flight from Afghanistan left behind a host of unfulfilled promises and anxious questions about the country’s fate.
Pakistan, nominally a U.S. partner in the war, was the Afghan Taliban’s main patron, and sees the Taliban’s victory as its own. But now what does it do with its prize?
Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, heads to Washington promising better relations and seeking support for covert attacks on Iran’s nuclear program.
In an interview before meeting with President Biden, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said he opposed U.S. efforts to restore a nuclear deal with Iran and ruled out peace talks with the Palestinians.
In 2001, when the Taliban were weak and ready to surrender, the U.S. passed on a deal. Nearly 20 years later, the Taliban hold all the cards.
Fiercely progressive and independent, he was a persistent critic of the liberal establishment, especially Black leaders like Barack Obama.
Those of us who fought this war must now wonder: How could we have given the best parts of our lives to such a lie?
He hated politics. But he loves post-politics.
This charade doesn’t leave anyone safer. It’s gone on long enough.
The former president scaled back the guest list for his party on Martha’s Vineyard. Who’s in and who’s out?
Hundreds of former Obama administration officials, celebrities and Democratic donors had been planning to attend the huge bash on Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday.
The compounds can form PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” which have been linked to cancer and birth defects. The E.P.A. approvals came despite the agency’s own concerns about toxicity.
Even the president labeled a speech boring recently, an admission that highlights a tendency toward delivering minutiae-filled discourse over scaling oratorical heights.
A former Democratic centrist senator says too many lawmakers come to Washington to obstruct rather than be constructive.
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.
The House is expected to repeal the 2002 authorization for the invasion of Iraq, and the Senate will consider doing so as well in a rare debate over war powers.
In a role that seldom allows for error, Ms. Harris is trying to shape her vice presidency by tackling unwieldy policy issues.
The embattled project to carry oil from Canada to Nebraska had been on life support since President Biden’s first day in office and stalled by legal battles for years before that.
The Biden administration should break with Trump and Obama administration practices and stop targeting journalists.
The Justice Department also said it was changing its policy to bar seizing reporters’ phone and email records in hunts for their sources.
But can the Biden administration save our at-risk democracy using the Obama-Biden model of politics?
Biden has less than two years before congressional elections could change everything. Is now really the time for compromise?
But the Justice Department is not commenting on whether a seemingly off-the-cuff remark by President Biden is now a policy directive.
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.
After receiving a 30-year prison sentence, John Gargano won clemency, then rebuilt his career twice. Like New York City, he’s back on his game.
At 11 years old, Mr. Weaver gained national attention when he scored an interview with President Barack Obama, making him one of the youngest people to interview a sitting president.
As Mr. Biden settles into the office he has chased for more than three decades, aides say he demands hours of debate from scores of policy experts.
They can finally be just as angry and unsettled as the rest of us.
Former President Barack Obama said the family had lost “a true friend and loyal companion.”
The justices may get a chance to redeem the court’s own failed promises.
The president’s speech laying out trillions of dollars in new economic proposals plays to voters’ warm feelings toward federal aid in the coronavirus pandemic.
At a summit he convened, the president discovered how difficult it will be to re-establish America as an environmental leader.
It is hugely expensive and a stain on the country.
‘We are rooted to Mother Earth through her body like the plants are rooted to the soil.’
The president’s party is finally comfortable in its own skin.
A nuclear deal with Iran is central to President Biden’s foreign policy. So why did one of the United States’ closest allies apparently just try to blow it up?
What will G.O.P. foreign policy be post-Trump? Who knows!
How a series of fateful choices and lofty ambitions put Taliban defeat at odds with American victory.
The president’s choice to set a firm date for a full withdrawal reflected a belief that the priorities of 2021 require moving on from policies set in 2001.
If confirmed to oversee the U.S. Agency for International Development, Samantha Power will confront adversaries by bolstering democracy and human rights. China is an early focus.
The commission will also examine other potential changes such as term limits for justices. Progressives are pushing President Biden to add seats to balance the court’s conservative majority.
It’s unexpected, but it’s not inexplicable.
On the campaign trail, Joseph R. Biden Jr. had pledged to reverse his predecessor’s land mine policy. A Pentagon spokesman said the matter was under review.
Talks in Vienna starting Tuesday will try to bring both the United States and Iran back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. It won’t be easy.