During a campaign-style rally in Phoenix, the president suggested a government shutdown might be needed to force Democrats’ hand on funding for a border wall. Trump also signaled he was prepared to pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is an anathema to the Latino community.
The president's digging in on the border wall money and vowing to shut down the government comes during a period of tense negotiations between Republicans and Democrats.
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Although President Trump has long been the master of reading the mood of a room and quickly adjusting his message to satisfy as many of his fans as possible, his rage last night seemed to cloud his senses.
Perspective
Aggressive as last night’s attack was, it had more than a whiff of desperation about it.
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Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) refused to vote to remove Taney’s statue from the state house grounds last week.
Retropolis
The Past, Rediscovered
Stripping Virginia of its Lee tributes is far harder than in other places. His canonization began on May 7, 1890, when 10,000 people in Richmond helped haul his statue to what is now Monument Avenue.
Every new parent over the next year will receive an online-tutorial about safe sleep habits and a “baby box” that comes packed with baby supplies and is fitted with a firm mattress so it can double as a bassinet during an infant’s first months.
Capital Weather Gang
The humidity drops this afternoon, and then tomorrow could be a true fall preview with clear skies and cool northerly breezes.
Live Chat
Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.
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The investigation began with a single report of sexual assault. The Army declined to say how many drill sergeants were sidelined.
The Finance 202
Analysis
The flap over Linton’s “let them eat cake” moment on Instagram could make it even harder for her husband, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and the administration in which he serves, to overhaul the tax code this fall.
A modest change to the rules has made it much harder to win a jackpot, which, oddly, has led to more players spending money on tickets. And that’s how we got to Wednesday’s $700 million drawing, the second-biggest in Powerball history.
Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin was removed from command of the Japan-based fleet after two deadly collisions with merchant ships that killed American sailors.
Clinton's new book “What Happened” includes moments from the campaign she wishes she could “go back and do over.”
Towns in the Midwest and Northeast are shedding high school football programs at a significant rate. Michigan has seen a net loss of 57 teams in the past five years. Missouri has lost 24. Pennsylvania has lost 12.
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