Administration officials played down the fact that the choice, Kathy Kraninger, has never held a job as a regulator or worked in the financial services industry.

Asian-Americans have been among the most vocal opponents of affirmative action. But national surveys show that most favor it.

As the kingdom prepares for its next evolution, Saudi Aramco is central. But a planned public listing leaves the company, and the country, at risk.

The president’s efforts to evade responsibility for the tactic reflect how politically poisonous the issue has become.

For Amy McGrath to win the race against Representative Andy Barr, she will have to win the votes of rural residents who feel alienated from the national Democratic Party.

The 2010 death of his brother drove Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s rise to become undisputed power broker in Poland, a country that has begun to lean away from democracy.

Inside the Trump administration, there is unease about the policy, but immigration hard-liners like Stephen Miller never gave up on it after the idea was dropped early in Mr. Trump’s term.

As President Trump intensifies trade hostilities, the potential for conflict has begun to disrupt business, sowing worries about global economic growth.

A bipartisan group of legislators, backed by advocacy groups, is pondering changes to make the top House office less polarizing and the House more functional. It won’t be easy.

Election law experts agreed that the New York attorney general made a compelling case in her lawsuit. What they could not agree on was whether investigators will pick up the case.

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