Publicly, President Trump is going through the ordinary motions of being president. But behind the scenes, he is confronting broadsides from every direction — legal, political and personal.
Already burdened by an unpopular president and an energized Democratic electorate, the male-dominated GOP is facing a torrent of scrutiny about its handling of a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh.
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As a White House lawyer, Kavanaugh received insider information taken from Democrats’ files but has repeatedly said he never suspected that his source was stealing it. These claims defy logic.
The dispute between Brock Long — whose use of government vehicles is being investigated — and Kirstjen Nielsen threatens to overshadow the Trump administration's response to Hurricane Florence.
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A morning tweet injects further uncertainty into efforts to keep the government running beyond the end of the month.
In a morning tweet, President Trump drew the U.S.-Mideast military umbrella into the equation. The U.S. maintains a large military presence in the region, including naval forces that keep the sea lanes open for oil tankers.
South Korean leader Moon Jae-in’s comments came after a three-day summit with Kim Jong Un. There, Kim promised to dismantle a key nuclear site if the United States also takes “steps.”
Wendy Martinez, 35, staggered into a nearby takeout restaurant after the attack, where patrons tried in vain to save her life. Officials believe the attack was probably random.
Retropolis
The Past, Rediscovered
In 1768, James Cook set sail on the HMB Endeavour for the Pacific, eventually reaching the then-uncharted continent.
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The man who revolutionized television in the 1970s with SNL, who made some of the best comedies of the 1980s and who as recently as 2012 earned rave reviews for his turn on “Community” wonders why he can’t get a break. He has a few theories.
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