Latest News The Chaos President vs. His Iron-Fisted Chief of Staff 2018-01-19T03:39:18.000000000+00:00 President Trump’s public airing of grievances with John Kelly was perhaps an inevitable clash between two temperamentally similar but philosophically different alpha males. House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Setting Up Shutdown Battle in Senate 2018-01-19T03:32:41.000000000+00:00 The successful vote in the House provided only a faint glimmer of hope that a crisis could be averted before much of the government exhausts its funds at midnight on Friday. Driving a Car in Manhattan Could Cost $11.52 Under Congestion Plan 2018-01-19T03:01:56.000000000+00:00 New York could become the first U.S. city with a pay-to-drive system. Trucks and for-hire vehicles would cost more, but key bridges would stay free. Cities’ Bizarre Bids to Be Amazon’s New Home 2018-01-19T02:33:48.000000000+00:00 In seeking a home for its second headquarters, Amazon winnowed a list of 238 candidates to 20 finalists, including Atlanta, Nashville and Miami. An Advocate for Israel Draws Fire as He Nears Confirmation to Civil Rights Post 2018-01-19T02:26:02.000000000+00:00 Kenneth Marcus’s potential return to the Education Department has drawn criticism from civil rights groups that see his narrow focus on Israel as blinding him to other matters of bias. ‘Trump’s Racism Is a Rallying Cry for Us’: Miami Haitians See Opportunity in an Insult 2018-01-19T02:23:40.000000000+00:00 The president’s disparagement of Haiti reminded some of the longstanding stigma Haitians face. Others hope the insults will increase voter turnout. Trump’s Evolving Words on the Wall 2018-01-19T02:20:50.000000000+00:00 A review of President Trump's statements on Twitter, in campaign speeches and during interviews shows that the president’s views on the border wall have shifted repeatedly. Tax Overhaul Is a Blow to Affordable Housing Efforts 2018-01-19T02:03:43.000000000+00:00 By lowering rates, the law reduces the value of tax credits that have been crucial to rental projects nationwide, with the effect being felt already. Editorial: Here’s Another Fine Mess They’ve Gotten Us Into 2018-01-19T01:56:41.000000000+00:00 Once again, Trump and Congress cannot perform a basic task, preventing a government shutdown. Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P.’s Doomsday-Machine Politics 2018-01-19T01:50:21.000000000+00:00 Now Republicans are threatening to blow up children’s health care.