Reporter
“Is Russia still targeting the U.S., Mr. President?”
President Trump
“Thank you very much. No.”
Reporter
“No? You don’t believe that to be the case?”
President Trump
“No.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that President Trump was saying “no” to whether he would take further questions from reporters. Earlier, Trump had said, "Thank you very much, no,” in response to a question about whether Russia is still targeting the United States.
Ahead of Robert Wilkie’s likely confirmation to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than a dozen career civil servants have been moved from the headquarters' leadership suite and reassigned to lower-profile roles. The VA’s acting secretary said he is trying to improve “efficiency and effectiveness.”
Heath Ledger received a posthumous Oscar for his turn as the Joker. (Warner Bros./DC 2008)
Heath Ledger received a posthumous Oscar for his turn as the Joker. (Warner Bros./DC 2008)
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Analysis
The 2008 Batman sequel garnered eight Oscar nominations, winning two, and became the first comic-book movie to earn more than $1 billion in worldwide gross. But some critics dismissed it as “a pretty-boy faceoff” that “plods toward predictability” and is “a grim commentary on a grimmer reality.”
A Democratic senator says Brett Kavanaugh, who served as associate White House counsel, was “not accurate” on the issue in testimony he gave under oath in a 2006 confirmation hearing to be an appeals court judge.
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The alleged covert agent linked to wealthy businessmen with ties to the Putin administration was ordered held without bond after federal prosecutors argued strongly against her release.
Tuesday marked four years since MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board.
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(Illustration by Eddie Alvarez/The Post, based on images from Getty Images, iStock)
(Illustration by Eddie Alvarez/The Post, based on images from Getty Images, iStock)
Longtime Washingtonians hoped the former president and first lady would become unofficial ambassadors for the nation’s capital, embracing their adopted city. Instead, they’ve embraced their new lives as private citizens, emphasis on “private.”
Trade restrictions aimed at preventing U.S. jobs from heading elsewhere have instead hampered one company’s effort to create jobs in the United States.
Cirrhosis-related deaths increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016, and deaths from liver cancer doubled, the British Medical Journal reported.
Perspective
How do you address beliefs that aren’t rooted in reality? Sometimes you just need a pen, a pad and a remote control.
Analysis
The discovery of the baseball pitcher’s ugly tweets is the latest example of what has become a familiar part of online life.
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