The president’s aides have met with 116 political hopefuls in recent months, senior White House officials said. The president has told advisers he wants to travel extensively and hold rallies. The strategy carries risks for a historically unpopular commander in chief and could help drive angry Democrats to the polls.
The Take
Analysis
Assuming no last-minute hitches, the legislation as enacted and signed by President Trump would represent a significant achievement for a party that has struggled all year to convert power to productivity. Whether it will translate politically as they hope is a far different question.
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Analysis
The GOP bill aims to cut corporate taxes in perpetuity, under the theory that to do anything less would be to create uncertainty for businesses. But to do so and still have the bill not be a money loser after a decade, extra funds have to be raised somehow.
Cassidy Karakorn died in August in a crash on Florida Avenue NE, leaving behind her mother, Phukhanh Karakorn, left, and sister Kim Karakorn.
Cassidy Karakorn died in August in a crash on Florida Avenue NE, leaving behind her mother, Phukhanh Karakorn, left, and sister Kim Karakorn.
Carmen Delgado Votaw had spent several months in hospice care before dying in her bedroom at home in Bethesda in February. “There’s a lot of pent-up emotion,” son Michael Votaw says.
Carmen Delgado Votaw had spent several months in hospice care before dying in her bedroom at home in Bethesda in February. “There’s a lot of pent-up emotion,” son Michael Votaw says.
“Part of you is prepared, and yet you’re never ready,” says Roxanne Ando, left, with sister Vera Ando. Their mother, Mariko Ando, died in March at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.
“Part of you is prepared, and yet you’re never ready,” says Roxanne Ando, left, with sister Vera Ando. Their mother, Mariko Ando, died in March at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.
William Tewelow, Artem Ziberov’s stepfather, in Ziberov’s room. The 18-year-old was fatally shot in June on this street in Montgomery Village.
William Tewelow, Artem Ziberov’s stepfather, in Ziberov’s room. The 18-year-old was fatally shot in June on this street in Montgomery Village.
Eight stories offer guidance and light for times when we ourselves will face massive loss — and for moments when we simply seek to help or understand a person who is grieving.
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The lives of the deceased
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Mariko Ando
Ando, 97, battled anti-Japanese-American discrimination in the 1940s to become a successful opera singer. She died of respiratory failure and pneumonia in March 2017.
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Carmen Delgado Votaw
Votaw, 81, was involved in Hispanic and feminist political activism, serving as co-chair of Jimmy Carter’s National Advisory Committee for Women. She died of cancer in February 2017.
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Marilyn Lightfoote
Lightfoote, 73, was a molecular immunologist who worked in senior positions at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. She died following a stroke in April 2017.
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Michael Johnson
Johnson, 65 — whose interests ranged from photography to old movies to sports cars to marksmanship — worked as a firearms specialist for the Pentagon police force. He died of Kennedy’s disease in December 2016.
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Matthew Mangold
Mangold, 64, staffed the old Mint kiosk in Union Station, selling commemorative coins to visitors, and worked as an extra on “House of Cards.” He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in July 2017.
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Cassidy Karakorn
Karakorn, 39, was director of consumer marketing at the Human Rights Campaign, and a constant and colorful figure on the D.C. arts scene. She died in a traffic accident in August 2017.
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Artem Ziberov
Ziberov, 18, a Russian immigrant, was a high school student in Germantown, Md., and an Eagle Scout. He and a friend were shot and killed in June 2017.
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Noelle Sanders
Noelle, 7 months, was enveloped with love and care by her family after she was born in May 2016. She died of sudden infant death syndrome in December 2016.
Aerial photos showed the blaze was about 40 percent contained, a fire official said. But the risk remains high for people living near the foothills of Montecito — home to a number of celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.
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A group of entertainment executives formed the commission to combat the kind of  sexual misconduct that recent revelations have shown to be pervasive in Hollywood.
For many years, saturated and trans fats were regarded as the big dietary villains. While some fats are unhealthy, experts now believe it is wiser to focus on cutting back sugar than on paring fats.
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As word spread of Honey and Barry Sherman’s deaths in Toronto's North York neighborhood, family members, neighbors and people who had been touched by the couple’s philanthropy found themselves poring over the final weeks of their lives.
Instead of “science-based” or “evidence-based,” the suggested phrase is “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes,” one analyst attending a meeting with senior officials said.
Sea lions or harbor seals attacked three swimmers at Aquatic Park Cove in the span of a week, officials say.
Medical Mysteries
The 13-year-old came down with a cold on Christmas and complained of a headache. Days later, his pediatrician suspected a sinus infection and prescribed antibiotics. Then his mother returned home to find a team of paramedics manually trying to resuscitate the teen.
The Green Bay quarterback has spent two months recovering from a broken collarbone. But a long list of star players has been sidelined by injuries in a year when the league could use its star power on the field.
Holiday Gift Guides
(Photo illustration by Courtney Kan)
(Photo illustration by Courtney Kan)
Just buying and setting up a device won’t improve your life. The trick is figuring out what is worth the cost, trouble and inevitable security risks. Here are five products that belong in the connected home.
Food
Here are ideas for special and unique treats. (Because who wants to wade through the shopping madness?)
Two new studies are significant because they rely on objective measures of the benefits of activity.
The pressure to be blissfully coupled is extremely high in December. Welcome to relationship nostalgia season.
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