Nearly every organization the president has led in the past decade is under investigation, and the mounting inquiries are building into a cascade of legal challenges. In a few weeks, Democrats will take over in the House and pursue their own investigations.
The Debrief
Senate Republicans struggled to account for President Trump’s behavior and not-so-consistent statements after his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison.
Ryan Zinke has faced investigations of his real estate dealings and conduct in office. Last month, administration officials said, he was told he had until the end of the year to exit or be fired.
Barry Goldsmith developed troubling symptoms, including heart palpitations, nausea and headaches. (Family photo)
Barry Goldsmith developed troubling symptoms, including heart palpitations, nausea and headaches. (Family photo)
Medical Mysteries
Barry Goldsmith avoided doctors’ offices. But headaches and scary blood pressure spikes masked a festering problem that could have killed him suddenly.
They predicted that higher courts wil reject the Texas judge’s reasoning as a tortured effort to rewrite not just the health care law but congressional history. The decision sparked criticism but will not immediately change anything.
More than 300,000 federal workers could be sent home without pay as President Trump and Democratic lawmakers face off over funding for a border wall.
The family’s attorneys disputed reports that Jakelin Caal went several days without food and water before crossing the border, which contradicts statements by the Department of Homeland Security.
French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have been politically weakened at home by ripples of nationalism and isolationism in their own countries.
A London townhouse, a golf course and $20 million Harrods shopping sprees put a woman in the crosshairs of a British fight against suspicious money.
President Trump spent 15 minutes at the storied Virginia cemetery, walking with two military officers and a tour guide. The visit was not on his public schedule, which often signals a last-minute decision.
The “Saturday Night Live” cast member wrote “i really don't want to be on this earth anymore” shortly after he had used the social media platform to applaud Kanye West for speaking openly about his own mental health issues.
(Meg Kelly/ The Washington Post)
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