Democrats, Looking Past Obama, Are a Party Without a Cause

Without the president’s unifying presence, or the singular focus on health care, Democrats are searching for a next great project they can agree on. Infrastructure?


News Analysis: For Trump, an America That Is Not a Nation of Nations

In his convention speech on Thursday, the presidential candidate took a negative tone on immigrants, avoiding even a boilerplate mention of their positive contributions.


White House Memo: Obama Faces Growing Expectations on Race and Policing

Activists have questioned why he is not doing more to help. It’s complicated, he tries to explain — a response he acknowledges is accurate and unsatisfying.


Obama’s Support of Erdogan Is a Stark Reminder of Turkey’s Value to U.S.

The Turkish leader may be a bitter disappointment to Mr. Obama, but he is still better than other options in the chaotic landscape of the Middle East.


Vows: For Obama’s Speechwriting Team, the Message Finally Got Through

A White House wordsmith was instantly smitten with a new arrival, but the word he kept hearing was “no.”


Some Predict Tuition Increases Under Hillary Clinton’s College Plan

Experts see evidence that colleges have responded to past increases in federal subsidies by raising their prices.


Donald Trump Forces G.O.P. to Choose Between Insularity and Outreach

Mr. Trump’s political approach would have Republicans court working-class and rural whites at the grievous cost of alienating minorities and women.


After 1963, a Silence Fell Upon Dallas. Not This Year.

For years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Dallas was labeled the “city of hate.” Decades later, it is responding to new horror very differently.


Dallas, in Long Shadow of Kennedy Killing, Weathers New Tragedy

For years after the assassination, Dallas was labeled the “city of hate.” Decades later, it is responding to new horror very differently.


7 Times Boris Johnson, Britain’s New Foreign Secretary, Was Anything but Diplomatic

An author, journalist and former mayor of London, Mr. Johnson has a rich history of gaffes and controversies.


John Kerry Meets Vladimir Putin to Discuss New Syria Plan

The proposed agreement would create a joint Russia-U.S. command center to share intelligence and targeting information for “integrated operations.”


Obama Warns of Growing Mistrust Between Minorities and Police

At a town hall event Thursday, President Obama spoke of finding solutions to promoting a dialogue on race and reconciliation to bridge a growing divide.


Obama Urges Civil Rights Activists and Police to Bridge Divide

The president, administration officials, police representatives and figures in the Black Lives Matter movement met at the White House, with tensions rising in closed-door sessions.


Iran Sticks to Terms of Nuclear Deal, but Defies the U.S. in Other Ways

The worst predictions of what would happen under the deal have not come to pass, but very little outside the strict confines of the agreement has improved.


Tensions Between Police and Blacks Are Likely to Worsen, Obama Says

The president will hold a town hall on Thursday devoted to addressing the growing tensions between race and law enforcement.


Obama Tells Mourning Dallas, ‘We Are Not as Divided as We Seem’

President Obama urged Americans not to give in to despair Tuesday at a memorial for five police officers gunned down by a black Army veteran.


Administration Rebuts Soldier’s Suit That Calls ISIS Fight Illegal

While Mr. Obama has not received explicit authorization for the war, a legal brief said Congress’s funding for military action had conferred that authority.


Memorial Service for Dallas Officers

President Obama and former President George W. Bush spoke on Tuesday at the memorial service for the five police officers who were killed in Dallas.


Watch Live: Memorial Service for Dallas Officers

President Obama and former President George W. Bush are expected to speak on Tuesday at the memorial service for the five officers who were killed in Dallas.


Philippines v. China: Q. and A. on South China Sea Case

An international tribunal released a landmark decision on Beijing’s claim to sovereignty over 90 percent of the South China Sea.


Obama, Traveling to Dallas, Seeks to Console and Reassure

President Obama and former President George W. Bush will speak on Tuesday at a memorial for the five white police officers gunned down by a black Army veteran.


U.S. Will Deploy 560 More Troops to Iraq to Help Retake Mosul From ISIS

The announcement, made by Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, is the latest escalation of America’s combat role in Iraq.


U.S. Will Deploy 560 Troops to Iraq to Help Retake Mosul From ISIS

The announcement, made by Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, is the latest escalation of America’s combat role in Iraq.


Philippines v. China: Q. and A. on South China Sea Court Case

An international court is scheduled to release a landmark ruling Tuesday on Beijing’s claim to sovereignty over 90 percent of the South China Sea.


President Obama Urges Mutual Respect From Protesters and Police

Mr. Obama implored both sides to avoid inflammatory words and actions as protests against police shootings ramped up across the country over the weekend.


President Obama Urges ‘Serious and Respectful Tone’ in Protests

Mr. Obama implored both demonstrators and the police to treat one another respectfully as protests ramped up across the country over the weekend.


Obama Tells NATO That ‘Europe Can Count On’ the U.S.

The president assured alliance partners that threats from terrorism and an aggressive Russia would not deter the United States.


Bernie Sanders Allies Lose a Fight Over Democrats’ Stance on Trade

The party’s platform committee rejected a push to oppose a congressional vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which President Obama supports.


President’s Assessment: Obama on Dallas: No Reprise of ’60s Racial Strife

“When we start suggesting that somehow there is this enormous polarization and we’re back to the situation in the 1960s — that’s just not true,” President Obama said.


Obama on Dallas: No Reprise of ’60s Racial Strife

“When we start suggesting that somehow there is this enormous polarization and we’re back to the situation in the 1960s — that’s just not true,” he said.


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Struggle to Be Unifying Voice for Nation

The violence of the past week cried out more for a unifying candidate and revealed how hard it is for Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton to become that person.


Obama’s Delicate Balance on Issue of Race and Policing

President Obama found himself delivering a call for racial justice after two black men were killed by the police, only to face the same cameras hours later to denounce the … Continue Reading →


Dallas Shootings Were ‘Vicious’ and ‘Despicable,’ Obama Says

The president cautioned that a lot about the attack was still not known, but said there was “no possible justification” for such violence against law enforcement officers.


House G.O.P. Returns Focus to Obamacare’s Spending Authority

A Republican report concluded that the administration continued funding for a program central to the health insurance law without congressional approval.


Obama Says He Will Keep More Troops in Afghanistan Than Planned

The president said he expected to leave 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan until the end of his term. His last plan to lower the number set 5,500 as a target.


Obama Puts Sanctions on North Korean Leaders for Human Rights Abuse

The action against Kim Jong-un and 10 other North Korean leaders was taken after extrajudicial slayings, forced labor and torture, a Treasury official said.


Obama Puts Off Drawdown of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

The president deferred a decision to cut the deployment to 5,500 from 8,400, meaning the United States will remain militarily entangled in the country for the foreseeable future.


Obama to Keep 8,400 Troops in Afghanistan

The president deferred a decision to cut the deployment to 5,500, meaning the United States will remain militarily entangled there for the foreseeable future.


How Obama Stole the Show at Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Rally

Though he has not campaigned in a few years, the president rolled up his sleeves and let his natural banter woo voters at Mrs. Clinton’s rally in North Carolina.


Obama Joins Hillary Clinton on Stump, Saying She ‘Has Been Tested’

The president made no mention of the F.B.I. director’s announcement hours earlier that no charges should be filed in the Clinton email inquiry.