Firing Fauci Now May Help Biden Manage the Next COVID Wave (and His Polls)
The disclosure that U.S. funds supported controversial research—and the failure to acknowledge that—deepened distrust of Fauci and the Biden administration.
Mitch McConnell Caved? The Wily Kentucky Senator Has Another Move
The minority leader's critics are howling that he allowed Democrats to delay reconciliation until December. But he's playing the long game—as always.
Tortured Logic Lets Biden, Pelosi Say $3.5 Trillion Bill Costs Zero Dollars
The administration's massive spending bill is "paid for" by future tax increases. That argument works in D.C., if not in real life.
Democrats Eager for an Alternative to Kamala Harris Now Have Gavin Newsom
The vice president is the obvious candidate to follow Joe Biden. But she's not popular, and the California governor now looks like a stronger candidate.
Nasal Spray Company Prods CDC, FDA to Accept Its Claims to Help Treat COVID
The CDC has rejected Xlear's requests, saying one of the studies the company offered "presents no hard evidence ...in terms of viral load reduction."
After Kabul Attack, Biden Faces Benghazi-style Backlash
Like the attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya or the crash of Desert One near Tehran, the disastrous Afghanistan pullout will do serious political damage.
Exclusive: Prime Minister Suga on Chinese Trade Threats, Olympic Moments
The Japanese leader loved the skateboarding competition. Now he has to keep his balance in coordinating with the U.S. against Chinese cyber, trade threats.
Global CEOs Weigh the Risk of Doing Business in China as Tensions Rise
Xi Jinping hasn't kept his promise to play by the rules. Can the U.S. and Japan pressure Beijing—or should companies take their losses and pull out?
Foreign Businesses Must Plan for Chinese Confiscation Risk: Suntory CEO
"We have to judge to what extent we can tolerate confiscation," says the Suntory CEO. "And I believe we have to decide sooner or later."
How the Chinese Communist Party Outwitted American Capitalists
U.S. policymakers were sure that if China opened economically, political freedom would follow. Maybe it's time for a Mao Zedong-style self-criticism session.
Mideast Conflict Was Tough for Israel, Terrible for Hamas, Great for Biden
With Israel continuing to pummel Hamas, and growing support for Palestinians within his own party, Biden seemed to have no good options. Yet he comes out of the crisis with more freedom to do what he actually wants: Seek a deal with Iran.
Joe Biden Sees Japan's Leader as His "Ally in Chief" as China Tensions Rise
Japanese Prime Minister Suga was the first foreign leader to visit the Biden White House. Their shared concern: the challenge of containing an increasingly restive Beijing.
Japanese Prime Minister Shuts Down Speculation of Olympics Delay
The Japanese leader dismissed speculation his government was considering delaying or canceling the games, with fewer than 100 days remaining before their scheduled start.
Nikki Haley Became a 2024 Frontrunner in Field Reshaped by the Capitol Riot
The former South Carolina governor and UN ambassador—the Indian-American daughter of immigrants—could offer "Trumpism without Trump" and be a fearsome challenger to Kamala Harris.
Kushner, Ivanka, Don Jr. Resigned to Long Odds; Trump 'Brand' Is, Fight On
"No one should be surprised that Donald Trump is not going to do what the mainstream media wants him to do," says a senior campaign official.
Exclusive: Israeli Deals with Gulf States an 'Inevitability,' Says Kushner
The Trump administration's success in brokering an agreement between Israel and the UAE "has changed everyone's attitude," Kushner told Newsweek.
Joe Biden Tells China He Won't Be a Pushover. Will Beijing Believe Him?
The former vice president's team argues that Donald Trump may talk tough on China, but their man will actually hold the PRC to account.
Exclusive: Kushner Gets Candid On Troubled Trump Campaign, Mideast, More
Donald Trump's senior adviser explains how he operates in shaping Trump's presidency. Will his efforts be enough to win a second term for his father-in-law?
Kushner Says 'We Were Playing with Live Ammo' After Trump Was Elected
In a wide-ranging interview, the president's senior adviser (and son-in-law) discussed his work on criminal justice reform, the COVID-19 crisis and why African Americans should vote for Trump.
With Parscale Demoted, Kushner Takes Helm of Virus-Hobbled Trump Campaign
Jared Kushner now holds daily meetings with the president and staff to fix the floundering re-election campaign. But the pandemic is limiting their options.
Trump Campaign Shelves 2020 Ad Blitz Touting Economy Because of Coronavirus
2020 has become the COVID-19 Election. How Trump handles the crisis—and how he is perceived to handle it—will likely determine whether he is re elected.
What Happens When a Respected Prosecutor Joins Trump World? Ask John Durham
Depending on where you fall on the red-to-blue spectrum, Durham is either an avenging angel, come to right the wrongs inflicted on Donald Trump—or a deeply untrustworthy partisan hack, tasked to do the dirty work of an allegedly illegitimate president and his attorney general sidekick.
Could the Senate Convict Trump? Here's What Mitch McConnell Worries About
Mitt Romney, Joni Ernst, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski: If more than a couple of GOP senators say they intend to vote against Trump, a flood of Republican senators could turn against the president.
'Gleefully Defiant' Trump Spoils for Fight, But Will His Playbook Fail Him?
The president is the "ultimate counterpuncher" with a long, litigious history. But even if impeachment falters, will Trump Exhaustion Syndrome bring him down?
Young Trump Voters Like These Are Key to a 2020 Victory
They see themselves as rebels, standing up against a suffocating progressive culture. Do these young Trump supporters hold the key to 2020?
Hong Kong's Protests are Rattling Markets, China's Leadership and the World
A clumsy crackdown that evokes Tiananmen Square, President Xi Jinping would have to know, would be a disaster for Beijing.
How America's Biggest Companies Made China Great Again
Big business made China great by bending to Beijing's will. Here's how it all happened.
No Longer Powerful, Bill and Hillary Clinton Try to Make a Life in Exile
Now on the sidelines, the Clintons offer cut-rate speaking tours and muse about what might have been.
China's Xi Jinping Needs a Trade Deal, but He Can't Afford to Cave
Even a flicker of the notion that the leadership was jumping at the behest of a foreign power is politically toxic in China.
Let's Break a Deal! Trump's Trade-War Tweets 'Completely Baffled' Beijing
Since the start of the tit-for-tat tariff war two years ago, Beijing has made it clear to Washington that it would not negotiate "with a gun" to its head. Now what?