Politics

‘Let Us Have a Childhood’: On the Road With the Parkland Activists

They’re registering voters. They’re spotlighting the work of local organizers. They’re talking about all forms of gun violence. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School joined hands with local activists during a rally in Greensboro, N.C., this month. The rally was part of a nationwide tour to register voters and pursue stricter gun laws.CreditGabriella Angotti-Jones/The New York Times Six months ...

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Trump Goes for Broke on Claim Military Received No Money Before His Watch. (He’s Still Wrong.)

Fact Check of the Day While signing the annual funding bill, President Trump inaccurately claimed that the amount was “historic” and the military had “never” previously received funding. what was said “Last year, we secured a historic $700 billion to rebuild our military. And now the National Defense Authorization Act paves the way for 1,700 — listen to this now. ...

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Do Trump’s Endorsed Candidates Always Win?

Fact Check of the Day President Trump claimed that Senate and House candidates he endorses will always win. But four candidates he has backed have lost their races. As long as I campaign and/or support Senate and House candidates (within reason), they will win! I LOVE the people, & they certainly seem to like the job I’m doing. If I ...

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5 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Election Results

Republicans had a brush with trouble in Ohio, where a result had still not been declared in a special election to fill a House vacancy. Elsewhere, an activist sweep on the left failed to materialize. The Licking County Republican Party headquarters in Newark, Ohio.CreditAndrew Spear for The New York Times Suburbanites are more fired up than rural voters The most ...

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Paul Manafort Trial Live Updates: After a $215,000 Tax Bill, Manafort Writes ‘This Is a Disaster’

The prosecution is relying heavily on Mr. Gates to show that Mr. Manafort directed a multiyear financial fraud scheme, even if Mr. Gates helped him execute it. Mr. Gates, 46, President Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman, has figured more prominently than Mr. Manafort in the documents that prosecutors have presented as evidence. But the prosecution’s witnesses have also testified that ...

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