Two people familiar with the issue described President Trump as musing about the idea rather than outlining a plan of action, and several others said the president’s fury peaked over the weekend and that he and Sessions now seem to be heading toward an uneasy detente.
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If President Trump forces out the attorney general, the fallout would be devastating to the rest of the White House’s agenda, said some Republican members of the Senate.
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The administration’s failure to talk to key Republican lawmakers and other stakeholders about the transgender military ban is a stunning indictment of how the issue was handled.
Senators on Wednesday took part in several votes and debates on ways to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. (The Washington Post)
Republicans in the Senate appeared to coalesce around a “skinny repeal” that would abolish individual and employer mandates for health insurance and perhaps just one tax. But if they succeed — and start negotiations with the House — they’ll face strong obstacles in trying to do anything more.
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The White House has its counsel, and now Trump has his own personal attorneys, as does the Trump Organization. There are lawyers for each member of the Trump family. And that’s not counting the layers of lawyers for everyone else in the administration.
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The two Virginia lawmakers came to different decisions on the “Hartzel amendment,” which would have blocked funding for transgender medical care.
A Montgomery County judge found Rita Sanders-Campfield, a mentally ill woman, guilty of killing her 67-year-old roommate. But for the victim’s family, the outcome was unsatisfying.
The Fairfax County School Board is poised to vote on a measure that would rebrand J.E.B. Stuart High after a divisive inquiry into the history of the school and the legacy of its namesake.
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Over the decades, Thelma Kouzes has hosted 174 students from 34 countries in her Fairfax home. And on Wednesday she was surrounded by friends and family as her great-grandson blew out the candles of her 100th birthday cake.
Just 18,000 of the county’s more than 1 million residents live in the famously liberal enclave, yet a full third of the nine-member County Council hails from there.
Police arrested three in the July 19 shooting death of a pot dealer and charged them with first-degree murder. One suspect reportedly fled the scene after catching an Uber.
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
MIL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 9 0
WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 - 8 10 1
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Do.Santana struck out.
Villar struck out.
H.Pérez doubled to left, Arcia scored.
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Game recap
W: Madson (1-0) L: Barnes (3-2)
HR: MIL: Santana (17); WAS: Murphy (17).
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Player stats
Batting: AB H R HR RBI
J. Villar 2B 5 1 0 0 0
D. Santana RF 5 2 1 1 1
R. Braun LF 4 0 0 0 0
T. Shaw 3B 4 1 1 0 0
J. Aguilar 1B 4 0 0 0 0
M. Pina C 3 1 1 0 0
L. Brinson CF 3 1 1 1 2
O. Arcia SS 4 2 1 0 0
J. Nelson P 3 0 0 0 0
J. Barnes P 0 0 0 0 0
J. Hader P 0 0 0 0 0
J. Hughes P 0 0 0 0 0
H. Perez PH 1 1 0 0 1
Pitching: IP H ER BB SO
J. Nelson 7 4 2 1 10
J. Barnes 0 2 2 0 0
J. Hader 0 0 0 0 1
J. Hughes 0 4 4 0 1
Player stats
Batting: AB H R HR RBI
B. Goodwin CF-RF 4 1 1 0 0
W. Difo SS 4 1 1 0 1
B. Harper RF 4 1 0 0 0
A. Stevens... CF 0 0 0 0 0
R. Zimmerm... 1B 4 1 1 0 2
D. Murphy 2B 3 1 2 1 1
A. Rendon 3B 4 1 1 0 1
A. Lind LF 4 2 1 0 2
M. Wieters C 2 1 0 0 0
P. Severin... PR-C 1 1 0 0 1
G. Gonzale... P 2 0 0 0 0
R. Madson P 0 0 0 0 0
A. Sanchez PH 2 0 1 0 0
S. Doolitt... P 0 0 0 0 0
Pitching: IP H ER BB SO
G. Gonzale... 7 5 2 1 8
R. Madson 1 1 0 0 1
S. Doolitt... 1 3 3 1 3
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One of the world's largest electronics companies will manufacture flat-screen displays in House Speaker Paul Ryan's home district.
Officials on the Southern California campus are struggling to answer questions about why they didn’t respond sooner to concerns expressed about the now ex-dean.
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