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

(Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post)
  • Analysis

A federal judge ruling to strike down the Affordable Care Act means everything in the law, including protections for people with preexisting conditions, would come down with it.

  • Analysis

With Trump in charge and Republicans in control of the Senate, compromise is the operable word, but that may not please the energized newcomers in the House.

Senate Republicans struggled to account for Trump’s behavior and not-so-consistent statements after his lawyer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison.

  • Analysis

After the DNA debacle, Elizabeth Warren’s outreach to minority communities makes a pivot

After enduring criticism for her DNA announcement, Warren seeks to communicate awareness of minority issues.

  • Analysis

Any chief of staff for President Trump is set up to fail

No one believes anyone speaks for Trump but Trump.

Europe’s ‘Big Three’ have tried to rein in Trump’s nationalist impulses, but are now weakened by the same forces.

In his first interview since the fraud allegations emerged, Mark Harris said that the man, Leslie McCrae Dowless, had been recommended to him.

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

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

  • 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.

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