Rex Tillerson Is Confirmed as Secretary of State

WASHINGTON — Rex W. Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday in a 56 to 43 vote to become...

Patricia Kluge’s Third Act Is Sparkly

“The high-end market is a market that I know and understand,” said Patricia Kluge, sitting in her Midtown Manhattan office recently and showing off her new line of jewelry. Her...

Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter on Leading Through Clarity and Conduct

This interview with Ashton B. Carter, the outgoing United States secretary of defense, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. Q. What were your early years like? A. I grew...

In Trump’s Firing of James Comey, Echoes of Watergate

WASHINGTON — In dramatically casting aside James B. Comey, President Trump fired the man who may have helped make him president — and the man who potentially most threatened...

Andrew Garfield and Our Bully Culture

The Bagger met up with Andrew Garfield, the star of Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” and Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” in Los Angeles a few days after the presidential election, when...

Trump’s Volatility in Asia Distresses a Longtime U.S. Ally: Australia

DARWIN, Australia — South Korea, Japan and the United States have grown accustomed to North Korea’s diatribes, but Pyongyang recently threatened a new target with a nuclear strike: Australia. During...

Shopping Becomes a Political Act in the Trump Era

A couple of weeks ago, people boycotted Nordstrom for one reason: The department store sold Ivanka Trump products. Now people are boycotting Nordstrom for another reason: The store said it...

A Ukrainian Comes to Washington, Urging His Nation Not Be Forgotten

WASHINGTON — It had been a long day for Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk by the time he finally sat down at a sidewalk table outside his hotel and sipped a...

House Republicans Unveil Plan to Replace Health Law

WASHINGTON — House Republicans unveiled their long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, scrapping the mandate that nearly all Americans have health insurance and replacing it...

After Failed Cabinet Bid, Puzder Leaves Restaurant Post

SAN FRANCISCO — The fast-food magnate Andrew F. Puzder, who last month withdrew his nomination to be President Trump’s secretary of labor amid bipartisan opposition, is now giving up...