Latest News Nicolle Wallace’s Road From the White House to 30 Rock 2018-01-20T10:00:30.000000000+00:00 How a former aide to George W. Bush and campaign strategist for John McCain’s 2008 presidential run has became a somewhat unlikely TV star at MSNBC. Where China Built Its Bomb, Dark Memories Haunt the Ruins 2018-01-20T10:00:29.000000000+00:00 The birthplace of China’s nuclear arsenal is now a patriotic showpiece, celebrating its scientists as heroes. But traumatic parts of its history go unmentioned. 11 of Our Best Weekend Reads 2018-01-20T10:00:03.000000000+00:00 The creator of the media men spreadsheet speaks; Amazon unveils its second-headquarters shortlist; and we said goodbye this week to Mathilde Krim, a mobilizing force in an AIDS crusade. Government Shutdown Begins as Budget Talks Falter in Senate 2018-01-20T09:03:26.000000000+00:00 Senators from both parties were scrambling for a new deal to reopen the government quickly, possibly just hours after the midnight deadline passed. News Analysis: Shutdown? It Could Be Forgotten in a Trumpian Flash 2018-01-20T08:17:04.000000000+00:00 As Democrats pushed the government toward a shutdown, they could take solace in the rapid-fire news cycles of the Trump era. A crisis now may be long forgotten by November. Senate Leaders Speak After Government Shuts Down 2018-01-20T06:49:59.000000000+00:00 Shortly after midnight, Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer made statements blaming the opposing party for failing to reach an agreement to fund the government. How Trump and Schumer Came Close to a Deal Over Cheeseburgers 2018-01-20T06:18:04.000000000+00:00 The deal fell apart later in the day when the president and his chief of staff wanted more concessions on immigration. When Trading in Bitcoin, Keep the Tax Man in Mind 2018-01-20T05:06:23.000000000+00:00 The virtual currency has enjoyed a spectacular rise in value, but there are important tax implications. Here’s a guide. Retrial of Senator Menendez Adds Twist to Midterm Elections 2018-01-20T04:16:37.000000000+00:00 The Justice Department says it will retry Senator Robert Menendez on corruption charges, meaning he could be facing trial as he seeks another term. Baltimore Fires Another Police Commissioner, After Record High Murder Rate 2018-01-20T02:09:03.000000000+00:00 Baltimore’s crime problem has a host of seemingly intractable causes. Will an insider be able to fix what an outsider could not?