The White House’s decision to fight on for the VA nominee came just hours after the president suggested at a news conference that Ronny L. Jackson should consider pulling out because of the “abuse” he was facing. Jackson's confirmation hearing was postponed after top lawmakers from both parties expressed concerns about allegations of professional misconduct.
The White House physician’s nomination was already facing scrutiny from veterans groups and lawmakers who questioned his management experience. Then came the accusations of professional misconduct on several fronts.
The fallout surrounding Ronny L. Jackson’s nomination is the latest in a series of letdowns and setbacks dating back many years, advocates for veterans say.
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The night was a success for the Trumps as much as for the Macrons — two couples that, according to the French president’s own toast, have disrupted the establishment.
From cheek kisses to shoulder rubs, the unusual friendship between the U.S. and French leaders was on display Tuesday.
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It’s the toughest blow yet to efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But U.S. District Judge John D. Bates stayed his ruling for 90 days to give the Trump administration a chance to respond.
The Nepalis were granted temporary protected status after an earthquake in their homeland three years ago. According to internal planning documents viewed by The Post, they will have a one-year grace period to prepare for their departure.
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Names and dates of lynching victims are inscribed on steel monuments at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)
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As clearsighted, uncompromising and architecturally effective as any American design since Maya Lin’s 1982 Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice is one of the most powerful and effective new memorials created in a generation.
A few years before Jennifer Hart drove her wife and their adopted children off a cliff, Oregon officials closed an investigation into the children's care because it found "insufficient evidence."
President Trump also appeared to threaten a military attack if Iran menaced the United States and railed against the hundreds of billions of dollars he said the United States has spent on Mideast wars with “less than nothing” to show for it.
The financial incentive to pick up as many detainees as possible — with few stops for rest, water, food and bathroom breaks — led to unsanitary and unsafe conditions of confinement, in violation of the 14th Amendment, the lawsuit alleges.
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