Biden and Trump Try to Score Points in Dual Border Visits

President Biden and former President Donald J. Trump made dueling visits to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, with Mr. Biden challenging his predecessor to “join me” in securing the country’s southern frontier and Mr. Trump blaming the president for lawlessness at the border. The remarks came at a moment of political peril for Mr. Biden,…

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How the Biden-Trump Border Visits Revealed a Deeper Divide

Their approaches to immigration represent a test of voters’ appetite for the messiness of democracy, pitting the president’s belief in legislating against his rival’s pledge to be a “Day 1” dictator. Even the participants in President Biden and Donald J. Trump’s overlapping visits to Texas on Thursday seemed to sense there was something remarkable about…

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Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister Who Led Canada Into NAFTA, Dies at 84

He signed the historic free trade agreement with the United States and Mexico but was shadowed by scandal. Brian Mulroney, Canada’s 18th prime minister, whose statesmanship on what he called “great causes,” from free trade and acid rain in North America to the overthrow of apartheid in South Africa, gave way to accusations of financial…

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Jack Teixeira Expected to Plead Guilty in Leak of Trove of Secrets

Airman Teixeira is accused of posting national defense information and classified documents to a gaming chat group and has been in custody since being arrested in the spring. A Massachusetts Air National Guardsman accused of posting dozens of secret intelligence reports and other sensitive documents on a gaming chat group is expected to plead guilty…

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Trump Asks for August Trial Date in Classified Documents Case

After previously seeking to have the proceeding postponed until after the election, the former president’s lawyers unexpectedly said he could live with a date over the summer. For the past eight months, former President Donald J. Trump and his lawyers have used nearly every means at their disposal to delay his federal trial on charges…

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Election Shadows Supreme Court in Trump’s Immunity Case

In an ordinary case, the justices’ decision to hear arguments in April might seem a sober compromise. But the electoral calendar and Donald J. Trump’s hope for delays prompt questions. “There comes a point,” Justice Felix Frankfurter wrote in 1949, “where this court should not be ignorant as judges of what we know as men.”…

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How Cable News Handled Biden and Trump at the Southern Border

Fox News and CNN aired both men’s remarks in full; MSNBC carried neither one live. Election Day is eight months away. But television viewers on Thursday afternoon were treated to their first glimpse of a political split screen that is likely to dominate cable news coverage for the rest of the campaign. The occasion was…

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Who Really Stands With American Workers?

There was a lot of breathless speculation before Tuesday’s presidential primaries in Michigan, but the actual results didn’t clarify the two most important questions: How many “uncommitted” voters angry about President Biden’s approach to the war in Gaza will abstain in November, even though Donald Trump would surely be much more supportive of Benjamin Netanyahu…

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Sure, It Won an Oscar. But Is It Criterion?

In October 2022, amid a flurry of media appearances promoting their film “Tàr,” the director Todd Field and the star Cate Blanchett made time to visit a cramped closet in Manhattan. This closet, which has become a sacred space for movie buffs, was once a disused bathroom at the headquarters of the Criterion Collection, a…

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