Some Democrats and Republicans rallied behind a new short-term funding proposal to reopen the government through Feb. 8. That plan could include funding for storm-ravaged states, reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and an implicit agreement to hold votes on an immigration deal. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) vowed to take up a spending plan that would not contain a solution for “dreamers.”
In other eras, members of the same party reading from the same talking points would be normal behavior — but not for this crop of House Republicans, who have fought bitterly among themselves since winning the majority in 2010.
The Debrief
The shutdown conflict pits the nativist impulses unleashed by Trump’s presidential campaign, and now embraced by his party at large, against the demands of a Democratic base that more ­reflects and embraces an increasingly diverse nation.
(The Washington Post)
Pinging from one upheaval to the next — while clearly not understanding the policy nuances of the negotiation — President Trump clashed at different times with Democrats and then members of his own party, who all grew increasingly exasperated with him even as they sought to cast blame on the other side.
The Senate minority leader’s offer of border wall funding in exchange for action to protect those covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a weird trade — but many Democrats might agree to it.
The story must be told.
Your subscription supports journalism that matters.
Last January, as questions about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election were beginning to percolate publicly, prominent business leaders and activists from that country attended Donald Trump’s inauguration, mingling at balls and receptions — at times in proximity to key U.S. officials.
(Salwan Georges/The Washington Post)
(Salwan Georges/The Washington Post)
From Beijing to Buenos Aires, from Dallas to Denver, from California to the Carolinas, tens of thousands of marchers were taking to the streets to make their voices heard.
Republican Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania was removed from the committee after it was reported that he used thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to settle with a former staffer who claimed that he made unwanted romantic overtures. Meehan denied wrongdoing.
The guest of honor is absent, but by holding the celebration of his first year in office at his club, Trump will be able to collect tens of thousands of dollars in fees. In effect, he will have transformed political donations into revenue for his business.
As South Korea presses efforts to bring a large North Korean delegation to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, it is willingly agreeing to North Korea’s demands. But President Trump is claiming — and getting — most of the credit for the sudden burst of diplomacy.
According to Thai police who made the arrest, Vietnamese national Boonchai Bach ran an international network that trafficked massive quantities of elephant ivory, rhino horn and others, threatening endangered species in Asia and Africa for years.
But, unfortunately, the reason they knew each other breaks one of her primary dating rules.
Cow's milk, flax milk, soy milk: Learn what to look for, and what to avoid.
Here are steps to engage as a family, even when parent and kid personalities couldn’t be more different.
(Jenny Starrs/ The Washington Post)
Trump's divisive first year in office
Play Video 4:34
Many countries feared a Trump presidency. Here’s what they think a year later.
Play Video 7:07
The Women's March on Washington, one year later
Play Video 3:36
‘I’m, like, a smart person’: A year of Trump talking about Trump
Play Video 1:10
Opinion | Women's work is never done
Play Video 2:43
Dow 26,071.72
Today 0.21%
S&P 2,810.3
Today 0.44%
NASDAQ 7,336.38
Today 0.55%
Last Updated:01/19/2018
Share news tips with us confidentially

Do you have information the public should know? Here are some ways you can securely send information and documents to Post journalists.

Learn more

From Our Advertisers
This content is paid for by the advertiser and published by WP BrandStudio. The Washington Post newsroom was not involved in the creation of this content. Learn more about WP BrandStudio.