News Analysis: G.O.P. Squirms as Trump Veers Off Script With Abuse Remarks

On Saturday he appeared to ignore victims of sexual abuse and express doubts about the #MeToo movement, saying, “lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation.”

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News Analysis: Republicans Have an Election Message, but Trump’s Insensitive Remarks Undercut It

Tax cuts and economic growth appear to be improving the party’s political position, but President Trump can’t seem to stop antagonizing voters, especially women.

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As Trump Appeals to Farmers, Some of His Policies Don’t

The president will cast himself as a friend to farmers in a speech on Monday, but his position on trade and some parts of the new tax law threaten to undercut their interests.

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Democrats in High-Tax States Plot to Blunt Impact of New Tax Law

State officials are considering legal challenges, looking at other sources of revenue and considering ways to, in effect, restore deductions that the overhaul scaled back.

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Trump Says Russia Inquiry Makes U.S. ‘Look Very Bad’

The president said in an interview on Thursday that the special counsel will treat him fairly, contradicting a campaign by some Republicans to discredit the investigation.

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