White House infighting flares amid Democrats’ probe

Two of President Trump’s top advisers — acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and White House counsel Pat Cipollone — are battling over strategy, contributing to the administration’s increasingly tenuous response to the inquiry.

Trump cites Ukraine’s corruption, European stinginess to justify his actions. Neither rationale withstands scrutiny.

The Defense and State departments have certified that Kyiv has taken “substantial actions” to tackle corruption. And European nations spend more on Ukraine than the United States does.
(Obi Arisukwu for The Post)
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Rappers have been name-dropping Trump for decades. Here’s what it all means.

When Donald Trump’s name appears in a rap lyric — something that has occurred in more than 300 songs over the past 30 years — the reference can signify anything from wealth and luxury to fraud and racism.

Gavin Newsom accused PG&E of mismanaging funds and ‘corporate greed.’ The utility helped fund the careers of the governor and his wife.

Over the past two decades, the California governor and his wife have accepted more than $700,000 from Pacific Gas & Electric, its foundation and its employees as the utility has supported his campaigns, ballot initiatives, inauguration festivities and his wife’s film projects, records show.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has been the pivotal vote in two previous Supreme Court showdowns over the president’s authority on immigration issues.
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Tactics to woo some of his black supporters in South Carolina have included tailgate parties and teaming up with young influencers.
When the first customer stepped in to help at the Alabama restaurant, “It was a transition so smooth I initially assumed it was a staff member returning to their shift,” one customer said in an email. Soon after, another jumped in. Then another.
The often controversial commentator prompted outrage after criticizing immigrants in Canada for not recognizing Remembrance Day, the country’s equivalent to Memorial Day, during Saturday’s edition of “Hockey Night in Canada."
In a letter to fans, the Canadian-born rock legend said he had applied to become a dual citizen and passed the test for American citizenship. But, Young wrote, he was asked to take another test “due to my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have exhibited a problem.”
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Amid flooding and rising sea levels, residents of this island wonder if it’s time to retreat

Ocracoke, N.C., has been closed to visitors since it was slammed by a seven-foot wall of water conjured by Hurricane Dorian.
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The last time Kentucky fought over a gubernatorial election, the governor got killed

The violence of 1899 left Kentucky on the brink of civil war. Now the Bluegrass state could be facing another contested gubernatorial election.
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For date night, how about the airport? Now you can visit some without a ticket.

In Tampa, some people are coming for the state's only Potbelly sandwich shop.
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