President Trump is trying to bend Congress to his will in the shutdown fight, but many say his negotiating skills are falling short. “It’s like McDonald’s not being able to make a hamburger,” one critic said.
The squabbling is the latest sign that both sides remain far apart, and a bipartisan group of governors warned that some states are close to running out of money to help the poorest Americans.
An incident at the Lincoln Memorial that involved indigenous rights activists from Michigan, Catholic schoolboys from Kentucky and Hebrew Israelites from the nation’s capital, and the finger-pointing that followed, seemed to capture the worst of America at a moment of extreme political polarization.
Fashion designer Gabriela Hearst is seen at her studio and showroom in New York. (Ben Skla for The Post)
Fashion designer Gabriela Hearst is seen at her studio and showroom in New York. (Ben Skla for The Post)
Hearst sells her handbags directly to customers, which decreases the company’s consumption of natural resources. (Ben Sklar for The Post)
Hearst sells her handbags directly to customers, which decreases the company’s consumption of natural resources. (Ben Sklar for The Post)
Hearst works at her studio and showroom. (Ben Sklar for The Post)
Hearst works at her studio and showroom. (Ben Sklar for The Post)
Hearst's designs are premised on translating female authority into a fashion aesthetic. (Photos by Greg Kessler)
Hearst's designs are premised on translating female authority into a fashion aesthetic. (Photos by Greg Kessler)
The American designer thinks fashion, power and politics can be mutually beneficial. “I just want to give [women] uniforms for their lives so they feel comfortable in their power,” Hearst says. “I don’t want them to waste too much time thinking of what they’re wearing.”
New England’s performance against Kansas City wasn’t flawless, but it was good enough to win. Tom Brady led and the Patriots got the ball at the start of overtime and never relinquished it, scoring a touchdown nearly five minutes in the extra session to send New England on to Atlanta to face the L.A. Rams.
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With an Atlantic cover and a BuzzFeed News report, an almost-taboo subject in Big Media’s reporting on President Trump broke into the mainstream.
Greta Brown Bully, left, and Laurin Stennis talk during lunch. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
Greta Brown Bully, left, and Laurin Stennis talk during lunch. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
Laurin Stennis prepares lapel pins featuring her design. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
Laurin Stennis prepares lapel pins featuring her design. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
A “Stennis Flag” flies from a building in Jackson. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
A “Stennis Flag” flies from a building in Jackson. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
The state flag flies in front of Mississippi’s Capitol. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
The state flag flies in front of Mississippi’s Capitol. (Brandon Dill for The Post)
Laurin Stennis designed a banner that could change how the world sees a state with a brutal racial history — and perhaps how it sees her famous family.
Joe Davidson was picked to be part of the supportive crowd behind the president at his rallies. He clapped and cheered. Then, in the midst of the battle to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, Davidson laughed as the president mocked Kavanaugh’s accuser. After that, all the anger directed at Trump, was felt by Davidson, too.
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