Politics and Government

While Republicans in Washington have fruitlessly sought any way to exorcise Mr. Moore from the race, alarmed that he would imperil their narrow Senate majority, their nominee has all but laughed at his own party. In the last few months, he has implied that the liberal Jewish billionaire George Soros…

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Senate Republican leaders, who are seeking a major legislative victory before year’s end, hope to bring their tax bill, which differs significantly from the House measure, to a vote after Thanksgiving. But it is unclear whether it has enough support to pass in the narrowly divided chamber. Offering concessions to…

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Now analysts and diplomats are scrambling to figure out what the latest developments mean, whether they are connected and whether, as some analysts fear, they are part of a buildup to a regional war. Mr. Hariri, until he announced his resignation on Saturday, had shown no signs of planning to…

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The article allows the government to intervene in one of Spain’s regions if its autonomous government “fails to fulfill the obligations imposed upon it by the Constitution or other laws, or acts in a way seriously prejudicing the general interests of Spain.” It is such a broad instrument that its…

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Those elections presented big tests of the bloc’s cohesion. The dispute over Catalonia instead presents a test of the cohesion of a member state itself. And it points to ominous storm clouds in other independent-minded regions, from Scotland to northern Italy. Catalonia, which has its own language and culture, has…

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She has become a more outspoken defender of human rights, of sympathy toward refugees and of the need to reduce carbon emissions. As she said in May, disappointed with Mr. Trump’s ambivalent positions on NATO, Russia, climate change and trade, “the times in which we could rely fully on others…

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D.P.R.K. stands for the North’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. North Korea’s statement on Tuesday appeared to defy efforts by both Washington and Beijing to defuse the tense situation. On Monday, while attending a regional security meeting of foreign ministers in Manila, the United States’ secretary of…

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But in interviews with more than 75 Republicans at every level of the party, elected officials, donors and strategists expressed widespread uncertainty about whether Mr. Trump would be on the ballot in 2020 and little doubt that others in the party are engaged in barely veiled contingency planning. “They see…

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But Mr. Hayes said that while a strong majority of Republican voters adored Mr. Trump, there are creeping doubts about other administration advisers. Mr. Hayes said that Mr. Scaramucci’s interview with The New Yorker magazine, in which he savaged several White House colleagues in sexually graphic terms, had shocked Republicans…

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