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House Republicans’ Hard-line Immigration Stand Clashes With Trump Overture

But the House measure, put forth by a group that includes two committee chairmen — Judiciary’s Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia and Homeland Security’s Michael McCaul of Texas — was far more expansive. It would require employers to use an Internet-based system, known as E-Verify, to confirm that they are …

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Wielding Data, Women Force a Reckoning Over Bias in the Economics Field

The focus on gender bias in economics began simmering in August, when Alice Wu, an economist from the University of California, Berkeley, detailed in a research paper how the website Economics Job Market Rumors, a much-read, anonymous job-rumor forum and message board for economists, had become a hotbed of harassment, …

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Russia’s Election Meddling Fits a Global Pattern, Senate Report Says

“While President Trump stands practically idle, Mr. Putin continues to refine his asymmetric arsenal and look for future opportunities to disrupt governance and erode support for the democratic and international institutions,” he said. American spy agencies have concluded that Mr. Putin directed a multifaceted campaign using hacking and propaganda to …

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Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Sues BuzzFeed and the Firm Behind Russia Dossier

The move infuriated Democrats. They characterized it as an attempt to discredit a crucial source in the investigations by Congress and the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and distract from the central question: whether the Trump campaign knowingly sought aid from Russia. That question remains unanswered. Though investigators and …

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Administration Delays Prosecuting Qaeda Suspect Once Seen as Candidate for Guantánamo

Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to office strongly believing that terrorists should not be prosecuted in federal courts. At his confirmation hearing, he said the prison at Guantánamo Bay should remain open. The tension between those two options has been clear during Mr. Trump’s first year in office. Last year, …

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