Karen Handel Wins Georgia Special Election, Fending Off Upstart Democrat

By JONATHAN MARTIN and RICHARD FAUSSET June 20, 2017 ATLANTA — Karen Handel, a veteran Republican officeholder, overcame a deluge of liberal money to win a special House election in Georgia on Tuesday, bridging the divide in her own party...

Trump Reversals Hint at Populists’ Diminished Sway on Economy

By ALAN RAPPEPORT April 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump made three startling economic policy reversals on Wednesday, stepping away from pledges he made as a candidate and even policies he supported only days ago. The shifts confounded many of Mr....

Eyeing Trump’s Budget Plan, Republican Governors Say ‘No, Thanks’

By ALEXANDER BURNS March 22, 2017 Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky was unrestrained in his praise for President Trump: Opening for him at a rally on Monday, Mr. Bevin, a conservative Republican, echoed Mr. Trump’s “America First” slogan and only...

Trump Budget Guru, Long a Fiscal Hawk, Now Has to Sell Spending

By MATT FLEGENHEIMER and ALAN RAPPEPORT March 16, 2017 WASHINGTON — Making the rounds at the Capitol on a recent evening, Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget director, decided to add an unscheduled stop: a meeting of the House...