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The Debrief
President Trump has wielded calls for a wall along the southern border as a political cudgel, a bargaining chip and a rallying cry. Now, with time running out to build it, the wall is threatening to be a drag on his presidency.
During 17 extraordinary minutes of raised voices, pointed fingers and boorish interruptions, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer gave the president a taste of Washington’s new dynamic.
The presidential distrust, once mainly confined to the intelligence community’s assessments about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, has now spread across a range of global issues, including assessments on North Korea, Iran, climate change and the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Unity in May 2017. (Virgin Galactic)
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Unity in May 2017. (Virgin Galactic)
If Virgin Galactic flies to an altitude of more than 50 miles on Thursday, it would proclaim that it has reached the edge of space. But other groups use a different measuring stick.
William P. Barr would be the most prolific political donor to step into the country’s top law enforcement post in at least a quarter-century, according to a Washington Post analysis.
Preliminary indications are the breach was conducted by hackers affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security, according to two people briefed on the U.S. government’s investigation.
The city center was locked down as authorities tried to locate the assailant, whose gunfire produced panic in the eastern French city that hosts the country’s largest Christmas market.
The comment, at odds with remarks from U.S. officials, came after the Chinese telecom executive was granted bail as she awaits a hearing on extradition to the United States.
The hearing was designed as a scene of performative political outrage at Big Tech with appearances by Roger Stone, Alex Jones and a man dressed as Rich Uncle Pennybags from the game Monopoly.
Her “Diplomacy Project” was aimed at subtly swaying U.S. foreign policy to Russia’s interests. New details are included in documents that will be filed in court Thursday.
Peter O’Rourke spent months as the agency’s acting secretary before being reassigned over the summer. His departure marks an unceremonious fall for a Trump loyalist once seen as a rising star at the agency.
Her recent curt greeting of President Trump said it all: She’s done being polite.
Perspective
The magazine’s “Person of the Year” edition featured truth-tellers — not the anti-truth president.
(Monica Akhtar/ The Washington Post)
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