The president and his allies have repeatedly changed their stories on who was responsible for buying the silence of women alleging sexual encounters with Trump.

(Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post)

The announcement came after nearly a week of jockeying in which several possible picks turned down the job.

The incoming Democratic chairman said the topic remains “a matter of interest and concern.”

  • Analysis

Is the Weekly Standard’s end proof there’s no room for Never Trumpers in today’s conservative media?

The possible closing of the Weekly Standard is a reminder that the GOP is Trump's party.

  • Analysis

What’s on the agenda for the next Congress? Posturing, mostly.

Beginning in January, America will have a divided federal government, which doesn’t bode well for a productive next two years.

  • Analysis

Why Mitch McConnell finally came around to bringing up criminal justice reform legislation

Backing a bill on criminal justice reform may be the only hope for bipartisanship in 2019.

  • Analysis

A look at the $100 million-plus the committee raised.

The former senator has been serving on a temporary basis in the seat once held by the late John McCain.

"I saw the hearings not as a chief justice, but I saw it as a mother of two young women," California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said. "And I was greatly disturbed by the process."

  • Analysis

The outgoing Wisconsin governor tried to downplay his party's push to strip powers from his successor with a terrible graph.

The Texas congressman told constituents Friday that he hopes to give more thought to his future after he is done serving in Congress.

  • Analysis

Those most likely to believe untrue Democratic claims? MSNBC fans.

The outgoing GOP governor said the impact of the measures has been overstated, accusing the national media of “hysteria.”

In a television interview, the president’s former lawyer said Trump “directed me to make the payments.”

The soon-to-be House minority leader said, "An in-person meeting will help break down any barriers of misperception and strengthen the foundation for a productive working relationship."

  • Perspective

Cohen on Trump's dirty deeds.

  • Analysis

We quizzed Americans about 11 false Trump claims. Only his most fervent supporters tended to believe them.

Spokesman Hogan Gidley called on Congress to “disincentivize” migrants from making long treks to the U.S. border.

  • Analysis

A debate riddled with irony.

  • Analysis

For the first time, the Senate used its authority under the 1973 War Powers Resolution to order a president to end U.S. military operations abroad — in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.

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