Jeff Sessions said he had the “honor of serving as attorney general,” and planned “to continue to do so as long as that is appropriate.” The remarks came after President Trump said he would not have picked Sessions for the job had he known the former senator would recuse himself from the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
The Health 202
Analysis
GOP activists are furious that Senate Republicans got close to repealing big parts of Obamacare but are now on the verge of walking away altogether.
O.J. Simpson, right, with his lawyer Malcolm LaVergne at the hearing. (Bloomberg)
O.J. Simpson, right, with his lawyer Malcolm LaVergne at the hearing. (Bloomberg)
An apologetic Simpson told a Nevada parole board that he has taken a course on “alternatives to violence” in prison and had been asked “many times” to mediate situations involving his fellow inmates. The disgraced former football star was sentenced to up to 33 years after a confrontation in Las Vegas over sports memorabilia. “I’ve done my time and I’ve done it was well and respectfully as I can,” Simpson said.
Fact Checker
Analysis
The president has averaged 4.9 misstatements a day during his first six months in office.
Six Months In
(Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
(Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)
The State Department, the nation’s oldest Cabinet department, has a hollowed-out feel these days: Six months into Trump’s presidency, most of the top jobs remain unfilled, and lower-level hiring is largely on hold. And while Rex Tillerson vows to restructure the agency, some diplomats have observed, “it’s not clear there’s anybody at the helm.”
The interior secretary is moving rapidly to promote U.S. production of coal, oil and gas — a critical piece of President Trump’s vision.
Slashing the Energy Department’s budget exemplifies the Trump administration’s devaluing of the government’s role in promoting scientific research — a cornerstone of U.S. policy since World War II.

379 No nomination sent to the Senate

138 Formally nominated

49 Confirmed

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