The White House insists that only “good genes” and a clear powder are behind President Trump’s glow, but mysteries about his grooming routine abound.
Sheryl Gay StolbergAfter getting grief for referring to Bernie Sanders as "red-faced and rumpled," I went back to read this hilarious @KatieRogers about an orange-faced politician who has the job Bernie wants. How Trump achieves his particular hue is a state secret.
“I wrote a best-selling book,” Mr. Sanders said in an interview. “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”
Sheryl Gay StolbergNEW: Bernie Sanders says he will release 10 years of his tax returns by Monday. He's now a millionaire. “I wrote a best-selling book,” he told me. “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman created a secret team that spied on, kidnapped and tortured Saudi citizens a year before the journalist was killed.
Sheryl Gay StolbergSCOOP from @markmazzettinyt@nytben: Prince MBS of Saudi Arabia authorized a secret campaign to kill dissenters & built a special team to do it. Members of the team that killed Jamal Khashoggi were involved in at least a dozen operations starting in 2017.
Having covered the White House for over three decades, Doug Mills discusses the challenges of his job.
Sheryl Gay StolbergHighly recommend this @JamesEstrin interview of our fabulous White House photographer, @dougmillsnyt. Trump recently gave him a shout-out as "one of the best photographers in the world." His colleagues agree.
The House plans to vote on Thursday on a broad resolution condemning bigotry, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi tries to defuse tension over Representative Ilhan Omar.
Sheryl Gay StolbergThe House resolution condemning bigotry had something for (almost) everyone. "We left out Wiccans!" one Republican exclaimed. Some veteran Jewish lawmakers, who wanted a direct condemnation of anti-Semitism, were unhappy. @IlhanMN called it "historic."
With 21 months until Election Day 2020, Republicans are trying to paint Democrats as left-wing radicals on the economy, abortion and Israel.
Sheryl Gay StolbergNEW: Inside look at the 2020 GOP playbook: Paint Democrats as socialists, baby-killers and anti-Semites. “Socialism is the greatest vulnerability by far that the House Democrats have,” the NRCC chairman told me.
Five people have said Dr. Tyson told them of the episode over the last two years. Colleagues say she has used her personal story to inform her professional life as a political scientist.
Sheryl Gay StolbergNEW: Five friends of Justin Fairfax accuser Vanessa Tyson have independently told @stefsaul and me that Tyson told them of her sexual assault, either in late 2017 or fall 2018. More than 740 academics have signed a letter of support for her.
From women in white to guests threatened by his policies, the House’s new Democratic majority plans to confront President Trump on the state of disunion.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg.@AOC is bringing the woman who confronted Jeff Flake in an elevator. @IlhanMN is bringing a Liberian refugee threatened with deportation. @RepJayapal is bringing a climate change scientist. How Dems are using #SOTU to send a message to Trump.
Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were celebrated this month as symbols of diversity, the House’s first two Muslim women. But on Israel, they have exposed a Democratic Party divide.
Sheryl Gay StolbergNEW: The first two Muslim women in Congress, @RashidaTlaib and @IlhanMN, are being accused by Republicans of anti-Semitism for their criticism of Israel. In this story, they respond.
Mr. Trump learns the hard way about the political danger of shutdowns and his limits in an era of divided power.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg"President Trump famously declared that in his administration the nation would become tired of all the winning. So on Friday he tried a little losing." And McConnell finally got off the sidelines. Smart analysis/ backstory by @peterbakernyt
For people who have done business with the president, the protracted fight over the government shutdown reflects a time-tested playbook.
Sheryl Gay StolbergFrom a woman who worked for Trump: “But there was never a woman with power that he ran up against, until Pelosi, And he doesn’t know what to do with it. He’s totally in a corner.” @russbuettner@maggienyt