Category Archives: Politics

Education Dept. Logs Record Number of Discrimination Complaints

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights logged a record number of discrimination complaints in the past year, the latest indicator of how the social and political strife roiling the country is reverberating in the nation’s schools. Nearly 19,000 complaints were filed to the office in the last fiscal year — between […]

Mark Meadows Won’t Face Voting Fraud Charges in North Carolina

[ad_1] Mark Meadows, a former chief of staff in the Trump White House, will not face voter fraud charges after officials determined that he did not fraudulently register to vote and cast a ballot in North Carolina during the 2020 presidential election, the state attorney general said on Friday. The attorney general, Josh Stein, said […]

A Charity Tied to the Supreme Court Offers Donors Access to the Justices

[ad_1] “I’ll warn you: There’s money involved,” he emailed one ally. “Societies like this begin from one starting point: Donor. It’s not as expensive as you think, though.” In return, Mr. Pride, the longtime executive director of the society, did favors for Mr. Schenck and other donors, getting them coveted seats at oral arguments and […]

The ‘Red Wave’ Washout: How Skewed Polls Fed a False Election Narrative

[ad_1] In Pennsylvania, the same two firms gave Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democratic Senate candidate, a smaller lead over Mehmet Oz, and eventually showed Mr. Fetterman trailing — a departure from nonpartisan polls like Marist and Fox News. (He won by nearly five points.) Worried that the G.O.P.-inflected polls were wrong and were liable […]

For Democrats, Spending Package Marked One Final Opportunity

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Democrats began the year with an ambitious to-do list that included providing billions of dollars in pandemic aid, reviving lapsed expanded payments to most families with children and giving Afghan refugees a pathway to citizenship. By December, they had one final opportunity to enact their remaining priorities by shoving them into a […]

Key Takeaways From Trump’s Tax Returns

[ad_1] Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee have followed through with their vow to make public six years of former President Donald J. Trump’s tax returns, giving the American public new insight into his business dealings and drawing threats of retaliation from congressional Republicans. The release on Friday morning contained thousands of pages […]

Trump Tax Returns Released by House Democrats

[ad_1] This is a developing story. Times reporters are reviewing thousands of pages of documents. Check back for updates. WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Friday released six years of former President Donald J. Trump’s tax records, making the closely guarded documents public after years of legal battles and speculation about Mr. Trump’s wealth and his […]

She’s Building a Little Jewish Magazine On Big Ideas

[ad_1] Judaism was woven into the fabric of everyday household conversations. But sometimes her family’s faith was tinged with fear. Ms. Angel’s grandmother, a Greek Jew, was a Holocaust survivor who told Ms. Angel bedtime stories of concentration camps, leaving her with night terrors. Writing, too, came to feel like a source of risk. Ms. […]