The New York Times - Politics At Rally, Trump Blames Media for Country’s Deepening Divisions 2017-08-23T07:36:22.000000000+00:00 In freewheeling remarks, President Trump abandoned a theme of national unity to focus on the news media that he said “are trying to take away our history and our heritage.” Trump Lashes Out at Media, and Hints at Pardon for Arpaio 2017-08-23T04:52:16.000000000+00:00 At a rally in Phoenix, President Trump also threatened to shut down the government if Congress did not agree to finance construction of a Mexican border wall. McConnell, in Private, Doubts if Trump Can Save Presidency 2017-08-23T04:26:00.000000000+00:00 The relationship between President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell has disintegrated to the point that the men are no longer on speaking terms. Trump Tries Out a New Line on Charlottesville: Echoing His Generals 2017-08-23T03:32:58.000000000+00:00 In his Afghanistan speech, the president pointed to troops who “transcend every line of race, ethnicity, creed and color” as “the inspiration our country needs to unify, to heal.” President Trump’s Rally in Phoenix 2017-08-23T01:47:20.000000000+00:00 The event, during President Trump’s first visit to Arizona since the election, is his first rally after his comments on Charlottesville, Va. The Forerunner of Trump’s Plan for Afghanistan: Joe Biden’s 2017-08-23T01:41:36.000000000+00:00 The strategy the president laid out this week has the same hallmarks as the one the former vice president unsuccessfully pushed for in 2009. U.S. Slaps Egypt on Human Rights Record and Ties to North Korea 2017-08-23T01:25:22.000000000+00:00 The Trump administration denied Egypt $96 million in aid and delayed $195 million in military funding despite President Trump’s lavish praise. Trump a ‘Moral Dilemma’ for Black Republicans After Charlottesville 2017-08-23T00:47:41.000000000+00:00 President Trump’s equivocation on a racist rally has strained ties to even his most ardent African-American supporters who have turned outspoken critics. News Analysis: For Help in America’s Longest War, Trump Tilts Political Balance Toward India Over Pakistan 2017-08-23T00:17:58.000000000+00:00 Besides chastising Pakistan for harboring terrorists, President Trump is calling on India, Pakistan’s archrival, to help stabilize Afghanistan. 67 Former State Attorneys General Have a Message: Condemn Hate Bluntly 2017-08-23T00:12:23.000000000+00:00 In a statement on Monday, the former attorneys general recommended a response along the lines of Bill Baxley’s salty letter to a K.K.K. leader in 1976.