Billions spent on U.S. weapons didn’t protect the Saudi’s most critical oil sites

The Saturday attack represented an unusually well-planned operation that would have been difficult for even the most well-equipped and experienced countries to detect and neutralize, experts said.
Cokie Roberts

Emmy-winning journalist and political commentator dies at 75

Roberts, who won three Emmy Awards in a long career at NPR and ABC News, was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and named a “living legend” by the Library of Congress in 2008.

Trump administration to revoke California’s power to set stricter auto emissions standards

The move sets up a major court fight with the nation’s most populous state.
The U.S.-Mexico border barrier that runs along Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
The U.S.-Mexico border barrier that runs along Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)

Border fence construction could destroy archaeological sites, National Park Service finds

At least 22 archaeological sites in Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument could be imperiled as the border barrier is constructed, according to an internal report.

Lewandowski dodges Democrats’ questions about specifics of Mueller report

The former Trump campaign manager faced questions from House Democrats about an episode of possible obstruction detailed in the report of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.
A Senate subcommittee surveyed federal agencies about the impacts of three shutdowns over the past five years.
Turnout was heavy, and exit polls showed the prime minister's Likud Party tied or narrowly trailing its main rival, the Blue and White Party led by former Army Chief of Staff Benny Gantz.
The takeover of “Vets for Trump,” underscores how money, politics and online misinformation remain deeply and often invisibly entangled ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Conservatives since the Reagan administration have been pushing for block grants, which would give states lump sums of money while freeing them from many of the rules for the health insurance program for the poor.
More than half a foot of rain is set to fall in the nation’s fourth-largest city during the next few days
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The backroom politicking that drove us to space

In the seventh chapter of “Moonrise,” Congress investigates the Sputnik launch, Lyndon Johnson seizes the spotlight, and President Eisenhower gets backed into a corner.
(Courtesy of Karen Gibbs)
(Courtesy of Karen Gibbs)

Kamala Harris grew up in a mostly white world. Then she went to a black university in a black city.

When anyone challenges her racial identity, the presidential candidate points to her four years at Howard University.
(Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

William F. Buckley Jr. vs. James Baldwin: A racial showdown on the American dream

A new book sheds light on a historic evening in 1965, when black author James Baldwin crushed white conservative William F. Buckley Jr. in a televised debate in Britain.
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