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Trump’s Transition: Who is Gary Cohn?

Gary Cohn, a Goldman Sachs veteran, is reported to be Trump’s pick to head the National Economic Council. Here’s what you need to know about him.

Here's why Senate Democrats are threatening to shut down the government

Senate Democrats are threatening to block passage of a four-month spending bill that would keep the government running. Here's why.

Trump’s Transition: Who is Donald McGahn?

President-elect Donald Trump announced that Donald McGahn will be his White House counsel.

Geert Wilders, anti-Islam leader of far-right Dutch party, is found guilty of discrimination

A Dutch court found anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders guilty of insulting an ethnic group and inciting discrimination. His party is leading in polls ahead of the country’s upcoming general election in March.

Obama orders review of cyber attacks on presidential election

President Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, the White House said.

Why don't inauguration protestors have their permits yet?

None of the inauguration protestors have received their required permits. Washington Post reporter Perry Stein explains why.

Late-night laughs: More Cabinet picks and Trump's Time cover

President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks continue to be the source of jokes from late-night comedians. Hosts Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and others also chimed in on Trump being named Time Magazine's “Person of the Year.”

Here's why Donald Trump's role on 'The New Celebrity Apprentice' concerns ethics experts

President-elect Donald Trump will be an executive producer on "The New Celebrity Apprentice" when it returns to TV – and that has some ethics experts concerned. The Fix's Aaron Blake explains why.

Union head who clashed with Trump wants truce

During a news conference Dec. 9, Steelworkers Union head Chuck Jones, who was criticized by Donald Trump, said the president-elect deserved credit for helping save jobs at a Carrier air conditioning plant, but called on Trump to also engage directly with unions.

Paul Ryan addresses media at Trump Tower

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) spoke briefly with reporters after a meeting on Dec. 9, 2016 at Trump Tower in New York.

Carter: U.S. to 'remain committed' to Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter reassures Afghans that the U.S. will continue to support Kabul, amid doubts over President-elect Donald Trump's foreign policy stance.

David Cameron says populism cost him his job

In his first speech since leaving office, former British prime minister David Cameron tells students at DePauw University in Indiana that populism cost him his job.

Countdown to Trump inauguration

Preparations are underway in Washington D.C. for the inauguration of Donald Trump as president.

Wealthy donors get plum Trump Cabinet nods, bringing scrutiny

The Post’s Matea Gold looks at how President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to “drain the swamp” of special interests and big donors compares with his Cabinet picks so far.

Tim Kaine remembers John Glenn

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) spoke about the passing of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth.

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Behind the circumcision ritual

Behind the circumcision ritual

Adults attending conversion classes at Sixth and I synagogue learn about the traditions behind the ancient Jewish practice of circumcision.

Google Chromecast at The Washington Post: How you can watch

Google Chromecast at The Washington Post: How you can watch

PostTV has incorporated technology that allows you to play any of our videos on your TV set through the popular Chromecast device. That means you can watch videos and news shows from The Washington Post and control the playback right from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Property rights and the pipeline

South Dakota rancher John Harter tried to stop TransCanada from securing the right of eminent domain over his land where they want to put part of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, but Harter recently lost his battle in court.

Brazil swept up by new energy source

Brazil swept up by new energy source

In Northeastern Brazil, energy companies are erecting wind farms to capitalize on the constant winds that have challenged farming families for generations.

Making the most out of your museum visit

Making the most out of your museum visit

The Post's Anne Midgette shares five tips for how to get the most out of your visit to a museum.

Obama slams GOP: 'Do your job'

Obama slams GOP: 'Do your job'

A mashup of highlights from the president's speech on the government shutdown at M. Luis Construction company in Rockville, Md. Thursday.