Giuliani Is Back! Three Books on Larger-Than-Life New York Mayors

As Rudolph Giuliani joins President Trump’s legal defense team, here are biographies on three men (including Giuliani) that illuminate the world of New York City politics. Photo BOSS TWEED The Rise and Fall of the Corrupt Pol Who Conceived the Soul of Modern New YorkBy Kenneth D. Ackerman. 437 pp. Carroll & Graf Publishers. (2005) William Marcy Tweed, or Boss ...

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Claims of Overprescription, Hostile Work Environment Delay V.A. Nominee

Photo Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, the White House physician and nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, announced the results of President Trump’s first physical while in office in January. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee is examining allegations that President Trump’s nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department oversaw a hostile ...

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Setting Tone for Post-Presidency, Obama Will Speak in South Africa on Tolerance

“It gives him an opportunity to lift up a message of tolerance, inclusivity and democracy at a time when there are obviously challenges to Mandela’s legacy around the world,” said Benjamin J. Rhodes, a former speechwriter for Mr. Obama who still advises him. “Mandela,” he added, “endured far darker times than anything we’re enduring today.” Mr. Obama does not plan ...

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Macron Takes a Risk in Courting Trump, but Has Little to Show for It

And the verdict on the French president’s subtle calculus toward Mr. Trump is distinctly mixed. Almost alone among Europe’s leaders, Mr. Macron has struck an apparent rapport with the mercurial American president, who has taken pride in testing, even alienating, some of the United States’ oldest and truest allies. Mr. Macron has made a gamble, given Mr. Trump’s unpopularity, that ...

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