Wary, Weary or Both, Southern Lawmakers Tone Down Culture Wars

State bills on lightning-rod social issues are getting noticeably less impetus this year, as elections loom and state leaders try to attract business investment.

Trump Appointee Resigns and Apologizes for Racist Comments

Carl Higbie stepped down from the Corporation for National and Community Service after CNN revealed his disparaging remarks about black people, Muslims and others.

On Washington: Inside the Oval Office Immigration Meeting That Left a Senator Stunned

In an interview, Senator Richard J. Durbin says President Trump’s private immigration comments shed new light on his policy motivations.

Miami’s Haitians, Used to Being Shunned, Rally After Trump Slight

The president’s disparagement of Haiti reminded some of the longstanding stigma Haitians face. Others hope the insults will increase voter turnout.

‘I’m Not a Racist’

After uproar around the world over his vulgar remarks on immigration, President Trump declared on Sunday that he is “not a racist,” and blamed Democrats for the legislative failure to protect young undocumented immigrants.