Eight out of 25 senior positions on the council are held by current or former military officers, and a recent disconnect between the White House and State Department over a change in strategy for Afghanistan illustrated the influence that they hold in the Trump administration.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “must take our fate into our own hands.” While she did not mention the American president, Merkel offered a clear repudiation of his leadership.
Homeland Security chief John Kelly called reports that Jared Kushner sought a secret way to communicate with Moscow “a good thing,” but some former officials said such action could send a confusing message and be manipulated by a foreign power.
Children of parents killed on opposite sides in the war gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to honor lost fathers and mothers and to embrace each other as brothers and sisters. "We traveled on the same road," said Vu Ngoc Xiem, whose father was killed in an American bombing.
The rate of resignations during the school year for D.C. Public Schools is higher than many other urban school districts, according to data obtained by The Washington Post. The departures hit hardest in schools that already face numerous academic challenges, three of which lost between 20 percent and 28 percent of their teachers.
Voters will choose between Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, who touted his experience as ideal to help working families, and former congressman Tom Perriello, who urged a dramatic progressive platform, on June 13.
He shot a man in Waco. Now he’s coming to a town near you as he continues his decades-long effort to introduce himself even as so many of his peers — Willie, Waylon, Johnny — have been on a first-name basis with fame for a long time.
In a series of policy-related tweets Sunday night, the president contradicted his budget plan, which included cuts of at least $800 billion to Medicaid and cuts in future spending on a health-care program for low-income children.
In February 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump promised $6 million in donations, including $1 million from his own pocket, to charities along his campaign trail. Months later, he had donated far less than he pledged. Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold went in search of the missing money and found a bigger story than he ever expected.