Democracy Dies in Darkness
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In his last full day in office, President Trump pardoned former adviser Stephen K. Bannon, GOP donor Elliott Broidy and a raft of well-connected celebrities, politicians and nonviolent drug offenders, but he did not preemptively pardon himself or his family members.
Unsealed court documents allege some who attacked the Capitol communicated as they breached opposite sides of the building and talked about hunting for lawmakers to make “citizen’s arrests.”
Joe Biden plans to sign measures requiring masks on all federal grounds and asking agencies to extend eviction moratoriums.
Republican senators pressed Alejandro Mayorkas on his border enforcement plans and past scrutiny of his actions during the Obama administration.
Less than a day before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, it remains unclear when his nominees will be confirmed, when President Trump’s impeachment trial will begin, or how the Senate will manage a 50-50 divide.
A Marine stands guard outside the West Wing doors on Tuesday, signifying that President Trump is in the Oval Office. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
The same pathologies that abetted President Trump’s political rise, animated his followers and became hallmarks of his turbulent single term have now, in the twilight of his presidency, left him politically damaged.
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Downtown D.C. is a fortress as inauguration nears
The heart of the nation’s capital is a maze of fences, concrete barriers and security checkpoints ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
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Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma appears on a video recording of a livestream addressing teachers at an annual event he hosts to recognize rural educators on Wednesday. (Bloomberg)
For all the talk of reversing Donald Trump’s legacy, there may be signs of foreign policy continuity.
After the most fraught U.S. presidential transition in living memory, world leaders and top officials, along with ordinary people across the globe, are watching closely as Joe Biden’s inauguration approaches.
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Officials say they want to ease demands on students. A revision of the SAT is also planned.
It’s been an easy winter on the East Coast, but that’s not guaranteed to continue.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a Trump administration rule on carbon dioxide emissions, effectively restoring President Obama's Clean Power Plan.
Damaging Santa Ana winds are ramping up across California, with gusts above hurricane force (74 mph) expected. Wildfire risks are "critical" in parts of the state.
Complaints over distribution is sparking friction among local leaders and forcing some jurisdictions in the Washington region to pause appointments.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) will release a fiscal 2022 budget that he says would include $750 payments to the state’s poorest residents.
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Harris has lived in the city as a student, a senator and soon as a history-making vice president who is eager to be part of the community.
More than 180 countries across the globe have pushed for the International Monetary Fund to approve emergency financial backing for nations reeling from the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus.
During a private briefing Tuesday morning, industry officials said their expectations for successfully completing all the test objectives had been only “50/50.”
Mike Lindell, a major Republican donor, has repeatedly pushed false claims that widespread voter fraud cost President Trump the 2020 election.
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A heron, a shepherd and a rabbit all add to a sense of dazzling profusion and potential in Giovanni Bellini’s “St. Francis in the Desert.”
This Swiss Oscar submission paints a portrait of a woman trying to save her brother’s life.