Michael Tackett, The New York Times

Michael Tackett

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Past articles by Michael:

Trump Promised a Manufacturing Renaissance. What Happens in 2020 in Places That Lost Those Jobs?

Donald J. Trump carried several key states on a vow to end manufacturing job losses. That has not happened. → Read More

Trump Wants to Neutralize Democrats on Health Care. Republicans Say Let It Go.

If the president follows through on issuing a plan, it could help shape a presidential race that Democrats would like to focus largely on health care. → Read More

Trump and Pelosi Trade Barbs, Both Questioning the Other’s Fitness

President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi traded accusations that the other was unfit for office, as a war of words between the party leaders accelerated. → Read More

Trump Names Mark Morgan, Former Head of Border Patrol, to Lead ICE

Mr. Morgan led the Border Patrol during the last months of the Obama administration, but he has expressed agreement with many of President Trump’s hard-line views. → Read More

Mueller Report Updates: Sarah Sanders Defends ‘Slip of the Tongue’ F.B.I. Remarks

A day after the release of the most anticipated report in years, Washington takes a breath, and a resolution seems anything but clear. → Read More

Trump Ends Deal Between M.L.B. and Cuban Baseball Federation

The Trump administration declared that the deal violated trade laws because the Cuban federation was part of the government in Havana. → Read More

Threats From Trump Often Fall Short

The president has issued threats to foreign countries, domestic corporations and an American state. Then, he retreated. → Read More

Trump, in Abrupt Pivot, Says Funding for Special Olympics Will Continue

The president’s budget is highly unlikely to win approval in Congress, but the Special Olympics funding enjoys broad support among Republicans and Democrats. → Read More

Some Presidents Felt Trapped in the White House Bubble. Trump Thrives in It.

President Trump’s calendars show a clear pattern. He travels to states he won in 2016, speaks to crowds that are predisposed to like him and relies on Twitter for personal connection. → Read More

Months After John McCain’s Death, Trump Keeps Feud With Him Alive

The president said he gave the Arizona senator “the funeral he wanted, and I didn’t get ‘thank you,’” escalating attacks on Mr. McCain that began over the weekend. → Read More

Trump Renews Attacks on John McCain, Months After Senator’s Death

The president attacked Mr. McCain over his role in the Steele Dossier and his vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act, sparking swift condemnation among McCain supporters. → Read More

Trump Issues First Veto After Congress Rejects Border Emergency

The veto will send the legislation back to Congress, which most likely doesn’t have enough votes for an override, meaning the declaration of an emergency at the Mexican border will remain in effect. → Read More

Trump Proposes a Record $4.75 Trillion Budget

The president’s budget request for the 2020 fiscal year has little chance of becoming law because Congress control spending, and Democrats control the House. → Read More

Trump Proposes a Record $4.75 Trillion Budget

The president’s budget request for the 2020 fiscal year has little chance of becoming law because Congress controls spending, and Democrats control the House. → Read More

What to Watch For in Trump’s State of the Union Address

The substance, including calls for unity and a focus on immigration, might sound familiar. But after Democratic gains in the midterm elections, the political backdrop to the speech will be very different from last year’s. → Read More

Trump Once Said Power Was About Instilling Fear. In That Case, He Should Be Worried.

The president has tried to use fear as the prime motivator both with American allies and Democrats in Congress. It has not worked well for him. → Read More

5 Takeaways From The Times’s Interview With President Trump

The president addressed the Russia investigation, Roger Stone, the border wall, his dispute with the intelligence agencies and his competition in 2020. → Read More

I.R.S. Will Issue Tax Refunds During Shutdown, Trump Official Says

The announcement could violate a law governing what federal agencies may do when their funding has lapsed. → Read More

Trump Says ‘Not Much Headway’ in Talks as Shutdown Enters Third Week

Vice President Mike Pence led an administration negotiation with congressional aides from both parties, and another meeting is scheduled for Sunday, though there was little hope of any breakthrough. → Read More

The Shutdown, According to Trump

During a news conference on Friday, President Trump insisted that most furloughed federal employees supported his wall, that Mexico is paying for it and that it would stop a horde of terrorists from crossing the border. None of that was true. → Read More