Conservative Freedom Caucus members in the House issued new demands while defense hawks seethed at the prospect of yet another short-term spending bill. Prospects were equally dicey in the Senate, where several Democrats who’d approved earlier short-term spending extensions announced they would be voting “no” this time around.
President Trump will deliver a speech about tax policy in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, where a Democrat is making strides despite Trump’s 19-point victory there last year. The visit shows just how much is at stake for both parties.
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The retiring senator from Arizona called out President Trump for launching a war on the media, comparing the president to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and warning his colleagues that nothing less than American democracy is at stake.
Aaron Bischu Kim of the Los Angeles Gladiators plays against the Shanghai Dragons at the inaugural opening day of the Overwatch League in Burbank, Calif. (Noah Smith for The Post)
Aaron "Bischu" Kim of the Los Angeles Gladiators plays against the Shanghai Dragons at the inaugural opening day of the Overwatch League in Burbank, Calif. (Noah Smith for The Post)
The audience for eSports has surged in recent years and major investors have followed, including owners of traditional sports franchises seeking to reach a young audience. As strange as filling a arena to watch people play video games might seem to some, others find it to be on par with watching any other competition, with city-based franchises, salaried players and fans decked out in licensed merchandise.
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Veteran U.S. spies were elated to learn of the arrest this week of a suspect in a long-running mole hunt within the CIA’s ranks. But their mood was tempered by skepticism that the man will ever face charges for what some believe is his role in the exposure and deaths of several CIA agents in China, according to current and former officials.
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Two former White House social secretaries wanted to write a bipartisan memoir. Then came the 2016 election, and their message evolved into a guide to the importance of civility and respect in modern America.
Journalists said they held back because they couldn’t independently corroborate key elements of Stormy Daniels’s account, including in one instance from Daniels herself. 
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“I didn’t think retirement was possible, and now it is,” said the president’s son, who pointed to the stellar performance of his 401(k) as evidence that his father's economic policies were helping average Americans.
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A new report about how the “Fire and Fury” author garnered the confidence of the Trump administration confirms just about every preconception on the hot mess of day-to-day operations at the White House. 
A lawyer for former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon argued that his client doesn’t have enough time to prepare for a Thursday interview on the House Intelligence Committee’s terms.
Apple said that as required by the new tax law, it will pay $38 billion in taxes on its massive cash holdings overseas. The one-time payment is the largest announced as a result of the tax-law changes, experts said.
The Navy’s decision to consider criminal charges against Cmdr. Bryce Benson and Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez  sets up a potential spectacle that has not occurred in a generation: The court-martial of a ship’s captain in the death of his own sailors.
Andy Müller-Maguhn’s visits to the WikiLeaks founder have caught the attention of officials investigating how WikiLeaks got hacked Democratic Party emails that the group released at key moments in the 2016 election.
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