Latest News White House Requests More Disaster Aid but Also Seeks Cuts as Deficits Rise 2017-11-18T04:04:02.000000000+00:00 The White House’s latest disaster relief request pushed the total from this year’s hurricanes and wildfires close to $100 billion, but it came with suggested cuts. For Now, Trump to Keep Ban on Importing Elephant Trophies 2017-11-18T03:38:54.000000000+00:00 The president reversed his own administration’s decision in an evening tweet, prohibiting trophies of killed elephants from being brought into the country. Top Russian Official Tried to Broker ‘Backdoor’ Meeting Between Trump and Putin 2017-11-18T03:38:37.000000000+00:00 The overture came soon after the Trump campaign was told of Russian “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. As Donald J. Trump neared the Republican nomination, Moscow tried repeatedly to contact his campaign. Vietnam '67: The Women Who Covered Vietnam 2017-11-18T03:16:49.000000000+00:00 There were dozens of female war correspondents and photographers. Today they are largely forgotten. Op-Ed Columnist: Mugabe and Other Leftist Heroes 2017-11-18T02:56:24.000000000+00:00 Why do progressives keep falling for tyrannical liberators? Franken Case Sets Off Debate Over Line Between Abuse and a Mistake 2017-11-18T02:53:18.000000000+00:00 Politicians and comedians were left trying to assess the line between predatory behavior and an inexcusable mistake as calls mounted for Senator Al Franken to resign. After Coup, Even Mugabe’s Own Party Is Dumping Him 2017-11-18T02:40:52.000000000+00:00 The military allowed him to address a university graduation, while negotiations aimed at a peaceful and face-saving exit continued. Accounting ‘Gimmicks’ in G.O.P.’s Tax Overhaul Mask Higher Cost, Deficit Hawks Say 2017-11-18T02:40:49.000000000+00:00 Some experts say the tax cuts, if accurately accounted for, could translate into slower economic growth and bigger budget deficits in the long run. White House Memo: In Mocking Franken Over Claims of Sexual Misconduct, Trump Joins a Debate He Started 2017-11-18T01:56:58.000000000+00:00 A typical politician with President Trump’s history would stay far away from discussing someone else’s behavior lest it dredge his own back into the spotlight. Editorial: Virginia Makes Every Voter Count 2017-11-18T01:43:59.000000000+00:00 Its governor restored the rights of thousands of disenfranchised felons to go to the polls, something all states should do.