In the fifth day of a controversy that has raged since President Trump attempted to deflect criticism of his handling of the deaths of four service members in Niger, the White House stood by the statements by Chief of Staff John Kelly in an effort to discredit Rep. Frederica Wilson.
Analysis
The trickle began with the administration’s minimal response to the deaths in Niger. Starting Monday, one bad move followed another bad move.
The former White House chief strategist said the 43rd president — who on Thursday derided a political system corrupted by “conspiracy theories and outright fabrication” — didn’t understand what he was saying. “He embarrassed himself,” Bannon told California Republicans.
David and Patsy Hogg’s home was flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey and later visited by President Trump. (Michael Stravato for The Post)
David and Patsy Hogg’s home was flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey and later visited by President Trump. (Michael Stravato for The Post)
Residents of a flood-ravaged Houston neighborhood illustrate a divide over how much support the government should give to the U.S. territory, sometimes mistakenly viewed as a separate nation. “They should stay where they are and fix their own country up,” one resident said, adding that Puerto Ricans’ “lack of responsibility is not an emergency on my part.”
One final batch of papers related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy remains unseen by the public. The president suggested that if a strong case were made to keep the documents in the archives, he would reconsider.
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Maryland gave conditional approval for a tunnel under state roads from Baltimore to Washington, giving a boost — or hype depending on the viewpoint — to the entrepreneur’s plan for a super-high-speed transportation system.
Maryland prosecutors dropped the final charges in a case that stirred fears over illegal immigration.
Capital Weather Gang
Soak the weekend up. Weather this good will be harder to find in the months ahead. Highs today in the mid- to upper 70s.
Vincent Gray said that "east of the river" has become shorthand for the poverty and crime some associate with parts of Wards 7 and 8.
Perspective
Two division titles in two seasons evidently isn’t enough, but managers who can do better don’t come around often.
Retropolis
The Past, Rediscovered
Fifty years ago, tens of thousands of people marched on the Pentagon in a defining moment of the antiwar movement.
They hit a spot in each of the District’s quadrants, resulting in a marathon four-hour date. Was it too much?
Stir-fry with an easy sauce and a little ground pork for a sweet potato entree that’s ready in just 25 minutes.
Along the newly christened North Coast 500 route, find epic landscapes and whisky distilleries aplenty.
“When somebody says something about me . . . I take care of it,” the president said about his Twitter use, which has become a staple of his time in office.
Top ministers called for fresh elections within six months to replace the current leadership of Catalonia.
Analysis
There’s a valid debate over whether such laws are a vehicle to suppress Democratic votes. But it’s very hard to say, given the data at hand, that Hillary Clinton would have won the state without such a law, much less the presidency.
In the face of a disaster that could have far-reaching implications, it remains extremely difficult, if not impossible, for most of the marijuana businesses affected by the fire to access insurance, mortgages and loans to rebuild.
In the past, consumers were auto-enrolled and then sent notices encouraging them to check for better or more affordable coverage. This time, the automatic enrollment will take place after it is too late to make changes.
“What are we legally able to do? I don’t want to say the quarantine word, but I guess I just said it,” Rep. Betty Price asked a state health official. News of her comments were met with outrage.
Another individual had just punched Randy Furniss, who was wearing a white T-shirt emblazoned with swastikas, when the protester went up to Furniss, wrapped his arms around him and asked, “Why don’t you like me, dog?”
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