Florida Braces for Election Recounts, Starting With Senate Race

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 18:43:57

The Florida Senate race has only narrowed since Republican Rick Scott claimed victory against Democrat Bill Nelson. It could prompt a manual recount.

Sessions, in Last-Minute Act, Sharply Limits Use of Consent Decrees to Curb Police Abuses

NewYork Times 2018-11-09 03:19:30

Jeff Sessions, fired as attorney general, has expressed skepticism about Obama-era efforts to improve relations between the police and their communities, saying the pacts vilify law enforcement.

Acting Attorney General Sat on Board of Company Accused of Bilking Customers

NewYork Times 2018-11-09 02:45:41

The company, World Patent Marketing, used Matthew G. Whitaker’s position as a former federal prosecutor to threaten consumers who tried to get their money back, court documents show.

Mueller Inquiry Faces New Uncertainty With Skeptic Atop Justice Dept.

NewYork Times 2018-11-09 02:35:09

The new acting attorney general, Matthew G. Whitaker, has openly criticized the special counsel investigation. He now oversees it.

Well After Election Day, Florida and Georgia Voters Still Wonder Who Won

NewYork Times 2018-11-09 02:14:08

Officials were still counting absentee, provisional and overseas ballots, and the partisan camps were disputing how to go about it.

Trump Bars Immigrants Who Cross Border Illegally From Seeking Asylum

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 22:35:59

Officials said the rules would take effect Friday, when the president plans to declare an emergency at the border using the same authority he relied upon for his travel ban.

‘Dreamers’ Win Round in Legal Battle to Keep DACA

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 22:35:59

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld an injunction barring the Trump administration from ending the program.

A Look at California Gun Laws, Among the Toughest in the Nation

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 21:32:39

Thirty years ago, California became the first state to ban assault rifles. Here’s a look at its gun regulations, which have grown only stricter.

Acting Attorney General Once Declared Courts ‘Inferior’ and Criticized Supreme Court’s Power

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 20:42:03

The newly installed head of the Justice Department, Matthew G. Whitaker, espoused views that a constitutional scholar called “internally contradictory” and “ignorant.”

Florida Braces for Election Recounts, Starting With Senate Race

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 18:43:57

The Florida Senate race has only narrowed since Republican Rick Scott claimed victory against Democrat Bill Nelson. It could prompt a manual recount.

Brian Kemp Resigns as Georgia Secretary of State, With Governor’s Race Still Disputed

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 17:53:15

The race remains too close to call, and Stacey Abrams, his Democratic rival, insists a runoff is still possible. Mr. Kemp rebuffed calls for him to resign as secretary of state before Election Day.

Lucy McBath Wins Georgia Congressional Race Against Karen Handel

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 16:58:26

Ms. McBath became a racial justice activist after her son, Jordan Davis, was killed by a white man who was later convicted of murder.

Who Is the Suspect in the Thousand Oaks Shooting?

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 16:20:04

The authorities identified the gunman as Ian David Long, a 28-year-old who had served in the Marine Corps.

‘Florida’s Being Florida’: Senate Race May Be Heading to, What Else? A Recount

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 15:59:52

Florida is accustomed to razor-thin vote margins. But Tuesday’s election has seen five races so close they could go to recounts.

Trump Installs a Critic of the Mueller Investigation to Oversee It

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 15:39:22

Matthew G. Whitaker, the new acting attorney general, is a loyalist who once wrote that the Russia inquiry “is going too far” and should be limited in scope.

Jeff Sessions Executed the Agenda of a President Who Could Not Look Past a Betrayal

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 14:56:27

Jeff Sessions shared President Trump’s conservative views, but his recusal from the Russia investigation cost him the president’s support.

California Shooting Victims: Sgt. Ron Helus ‘Went in to Save Lives’

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 14:55:01

Sergeant Helus was killed in the shooting at the crowded country music bar, one of 12 people who lost their lives in the attack.

Live U.S. House Election Results

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 14:53:05

See live U.S. House results and maps.

Trump Bars CNN’s Jim Acosta From the White House

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 14:50:56

The decision was a nuclear-level response by President Trump and the White House communications staff after more than two years of escalating tensions.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized With 3 Broken Ribs

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 14:31:52

The justice fell on Wednesday night at the court and went to the hospital overnight, where she is under going observation and treatment.

Jeff Sessions Is Forced Out as Attorney General as Trump Installs Loyalist

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 12:10:51

Mr. Sessions was the first senator to endorse Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign. But his recusal as attorney general from the Russia inquiry proved to be his undoing.

Gunman Kills at Least 12 at Thousand Oaks Bar

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 11:17:31

The police said the gunman was dead after the attack at a popular country and western dance hall near Los Angeles.

How Sessions’s Firing Could Affect the Russia Investigation

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 11:12:24

The acting attorney general, Matthew G. Whitaker, is seen as loyal to President Trump. He now oversees the special counsel’s inquiry.

Trump Vows ‘Warlike Posture’ if Democrats Investigate Him

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 11:09:10

The president said he hoped to cut bipartisan deals but vowed to retaliate if the new Democratic-controlled House examines his finances and political dealings.

In a Bitter Midterm Season, Moderation Played Well in the Midwest

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 11:09:06

The end to Republican control in three state capitals, was in some cases less a sharp shift on matters of national ideology than a pragmatic tacking to a middle.

Sessions Executed the Agenda of a President Who Could Not Look Past a Betrayal

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 10:38:29

Jeff Sessions shared President Trump’s conservative views, but his recusal from the Russia investigation cost him the president’s support.

How the House Fell: Republican Chaos and Democratic Focus

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 05:47:05

Despite warnings from within the G.O.P., Republicans lost their unity and grip on messaging, allowing the Democrats to gain a majority of congressional seats.

With Sessions Firing, Trump Quickly Tests Democratic Resolve

NewYork Times 2018-11-08 05:39:56

Democratic leaders struck a conciliatory tone after winning House control, but the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions immediately tested their resolve to hold President Trump accountable.