Over and over, secretaries have to explain or even contradict statements by the president.

(Melina Mara / The Washington Post)

A Republican called for a special prosecutor, and the administration is trying to do damage control.

The establishment wing of the party outdid the Sanders-Warren wing.

The father of William “Ryan” Owens wants a probe of his son's death in Yemen.

John Thompson III’s Worst Week in Washington

The son doesn't rise.

The White House’s big ‘fake news’ cop-out

When the White House claims "fake news," it almost never cites specifics.

Nixon’s former attorney sees ‘echoes of Watergate’ in President Trump’s first month

John Dean, who can make a legitimate claim to being an expert on presidential scandals, says he has a case of deja vu.

Younger immigrants are worried over the future of an Obama-era deferred-action program.

Interviews with more than 100 voters across the state reveal fresh misgivings about the new president.

A few converging factors blunted his momentum.

Democrats and a leading Republican have argued that Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Trump supporter, should recuse himself.

Democrats and Republicans on Feb. 26 reacted to comments by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) that a special prosecutor should investigate apparent Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

With a planned speech to Congress, the new president has a chance to recast his agenda.

"Welcome to the real world of responsibility,” the Republican governor of New Jersey said.

Rep. Keith Ellison didn't stand a chance, the president says, because Hillary Clinton wanted someone else to win.

On his way to Kansas at the invitation of the state’s Democrats, Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted a point-by-point indictment of Kansas Republicans’ program of tax reductions and starve-the-beast spending cuts.

Former labor secretary Thomas Perez narrowly defeated Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) for chair of the Democratic National Committee following a contentious battle over the fate of their party. Ellison called on his supporters to rally behind the new chairman.

A timeline of President Trump's battle with the media since he took office on Jan. 20.

General Session sees most hot-button bills die early, little fighting over spending plan.

An analysis presented at a closed-door meeting outlines the possible impacts of the GOP’s repeal-and-replace strategy.

Rallies underline support for preserving the federal health-care law.

The former labor secretary narrowly defeated Rep. Keith Ellison, who was favored by many on the left.

Parks and schools are empty. Mass is filled. And most everyone is looking for a lawyer.

When Trump suggested that a rally by his supporters would be the “biggest of all,” Sanders produced the receipts.

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