Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump Supported Changing New York G.O.P. Leader Advertisement Supported by ByMaggie Haberman and Jesse McKinley May 21, 2019 For months, President Trump’s political advisers have been working to remake state Republican parties to cement their control ahead of the 2020 election. But Mr. Trump had a vested interest in helping dictate the leadership and direction of one state party in particular. In New York, where Mr. Trump was born, raised and ruminated for years about a political campaign of his own, the State Republican Party had a leadership change on Monday, moving from the genteel leadership of Edward F. Cox, the son-in-law of President Richard M. Nixon, to the grass-roots style of Nick Langworthy, of Erie County. The president and his campaign aides never spoke publicly about Mr. … [Read more...] about Trump Supported Changing New York G.O.P. Leader
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | I.R.S. Memo Undercuts Mnuchin on Withholding Trump’s Tax Returns Advertisement Supported by ByAlan Rappeport May 21, 2019 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has no choice but to honor congressional requests for President Trump’s tax returns unless he invokes executive privilege to protect them, according to a draft legal memo written by agency staff members. The memo appears to undercut the reasoning offered by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who has refused to comply with Democrats’ requests because they lack a “legitimate legislative purpose.” Mr. Mnuchin said he made his decision after consulting with lawyers from the Treasury Department, the I.R.S. and the Justice Department. But the I.R.S. memo says the Treasury secretary does not have the authority … [Read more...] about I.R.S. Memo Undercuts Mnuchin on Withholding Trump’s Tax Returns
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | How Bettors in the Know Cashed In on ‘Game of Thrones’ Advertisement Supported by ByRichard A. Oppel Jr. May 21, 2019 This article contains spoilers for Season 8, Episode 6 of “Game of Thrones.” The hero, Jon Snow, had been revealed as the grandson of a slain king. Daenerys Targaryen had a loyal army and the kingdom’s only dragon. Sansa Stark had proven her guile and toughness, while her younger sister, Arya, had saved the day at the Battle of Winterfell. Plenty of these leading “Game of Thrones” characters had seemed to have a real shot at ruling Westeros when the series came to an end on Sunday. But the wagering on who would prevail, which took place in offshore and European betting markets in the weeks before the finale, didn’t give them much of a … [Read more...] about How Bettors in the Know Cashed In on ‘Game of Thrones’
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | They Grow the Nation’s Food, but They Can’t Drink the Water Advertisement Supported by ByJose A. Del Real May 21, 2019 EAST OROSI, Calif. — Water is a currency in California, and the low-income farmworkers who pick the Central Valley’s crops know it better than anyone. They labor in the region’s endless orchards, made possible by sophisticated irrigation systems, but at home their faucets spew toxic water tainted by arsenic and fertilizer chemicals. “Clean water flows toward power and money,” said Susana De Anda, a longtime water-rights organizer in the region. She is the daughter of lechugueros who worked in lettuce fields and helped make California one of the agricultural capitals of the world. “Homes, schools and clinics are supposed to be the safest … [Read more...] about They Grow the Nation’s Food, but They Can’t Drink the Water
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | Both Parents Are American. The U.S. Says Their Baby Isn’t. Advertisement Supported by BySarah Mervosh May 21, 2019 James Derek Mize is an American citizen, born and raised in the United States. His husband, who was born in Britain to an American mother, is a United States citizen, too. But the couple’s infant daughter isn’t, according to the State Department. She was born abroad to a surrogate, using a donor egg and sperm from her British-born father. Those distinct circumstances mean that, under a decades-old policy, she did not qualify for citizenship at birth, even though both her parents are American. “It’s shocking,” said Mr. Mize, 38, a former lawyer who lives in Atlanta with his husband, Jonathan Gregg, a management consultant. The couple received a letter … [Read more...] about Both Parents Are American. The U.S. Says Their Baby Isn’t.