BREAKING NEWS

White House officials eyeing payroll tax cut in effort to reverse weakening economy

The discussions of a temporary payroll tax cut reveal growing concerns about the economy among President Trump’s top aides.

After Jeffrey Epstein’s death, attorney general replaces leader at Bureau of Prisons

The job will be taken over by Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, who led the federal prison system from 1992 to 2003.
Analysis

Trump stumbles onto a new justification for losing the popular vote: It’s Google’s fault

While watching TV, President Trump is introduced to a new theory about the 2016 vote. It requires a lot of skepticism.
Carlos Cardona talks with guests before a party for then-candidate Eric Swalwell at his home. (Elizabeth Frantz for The Post)
Carlos Cardona talks with guests before a party for then-candidate Eric Swalwell at his home. (Elizabeth Frantz for The Post)
Carlos Cardona, right, welcomes Sen. Bernie Sanders to his home in Laconia, N.H. (Elizabeth Frantz for The Post)
Carlos Cardona, right, welcomes Sen. Bernie Sanders to his home in Laconia, N.H. (Elizabeth Frantz for The Post)
Cardona introduces the co-founders of Ben & Jerry's during a house party for Sen. Bernie Sanders. (Elizabeth Frantz for The Post)
Cardona introduces the co-founders of Ben & Jerry's during a house party for Sen. Bernie Sanders. (Elizabeth Frantz for The Post)
From The Magazine

The startling political power of Carlos Cardona

How did a 29-year-old you’ve never heard of get so many presidential candidates to come to his house?
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The letter revealed that the Israeli prime minister had long identified the fierce critics of Israeli policy on Palestinians as a problem for his government. 
The accounts were “deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord,” Twitter said.
Campaign 2020
The Massachusetts Democrat, speaking at a Native American forum, seeks to pivot toward policies that she says will improve the lives of native communities.
Daniel Pantaleo was fired after a five-year fight over whether he used a chokehold on Garner before his death.
(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Perspective

Redemption sounds nice, but disgraced pundit Mark Halperin doesn’t deserve it

The media commentator, credibly accused of sexual misconduct, is back with a Trump book
(Daniel Hertzberg for The Post)
(Daniel Hertzberg for The Post)
In Case You Missed It

The quantum revolution is coming, and Chinese scientists are at the forefront

China’s formidable investment in new technology which could transform information processing is helping it catch up with Western research and, in a few areas, pull ahead.
(Mitch Gee for The Post)
(Mitch Gee for The Post)
‘All The Best People’

How Stephen Miller authors Trump’s immigration policy

With unswerving loyalty, Miller has singular control of an issue central to the administration.
(JM Rieger/The Washington Post)
White House downplays recession fears
White House downplays recession fears
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The vaccine fight: A mother’s battle to protect her daughter in California
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