Senate Rejects Bipartisan Effort to End 9/11 Military Force Declaration

In a battle between Republican isolationists and interventionists, the Senate rejected Senator Rand Paul’s push to end the military force declaration passed after 9/11.

A Sheriff’s Bind: Cross the White House, or the Courts

By CAITLIN DICKERSON September 13, 2017 The Trump administration and the sheriff in Portland, Ore., agree on this much: The crimes were hideous and preventable. But they are fiercely blaming each other for allowing them to happen. The case has stirred up a...

Gorsuch Stresses Need for ‘Neutral’ Judges

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, emphasized on Monday the need for judicial independence even as Mr. Trump castigates jurists who have ruled against him.

On Washington: Gorsuch Confirmation Presents Democrats With 2 Difficult Paths

Will Democrats try to block Judge Neil M. Gorsuch’s confirmation or hold their fire for a later vacancy? Either way, he seems headed for the Supreme Court.