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The reclusive mastermind behind President Trump’s nationalist ideology and combative tactics made his public debut at the Conservative Political Action Conference, declaring that the new administration is locked in an unending battle to “deconstruct” an outdated system of governance. He also assured supporters that the president will fulfill his hard-line promises.
“Despite the best efforts of liberal activists around the country, the American people know better. Obamacare has failed, and Obamacare must go,” the vice president told the Conservative Political Action Conference.
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The White House press secretary said the president sees “a big difference” between medical use of marijuana and recreational use, adding that states’ allowance of the drug for recreational purposes “is something the Department of Justice, I think, will be further looking into.”
Hostile questions have put GOP lawmakers on record criticizing some of the fights President Trump has picked or pledging to protect policies such as the more popular elements of Obamacare — and in many cases, contradicting their past statements.
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Metro said it is confident it can get the money — in the form of loans and a long-delayed federal grant — but the cash crunch highlights the agency’s need for dedicated funding, officials said.
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“Until that happens, it wouldn’t be my preference to have the president come throw a pitch,” says John Angelos, the son of the team’s principal owner.
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The newly acquired player, who comes to the red-hot Wizards from the Brooklyn Nets — one of the NBA’s worst teams — may see some court time as early as Friday.
Brian Bolar was found guilty of use of a firearm in the 2015 Alexandria slaying — but not of the slaying itself.
Blazing tempos. Bluegrass-meets-jazz-meets-soul. Virtuosic guitar playing. This is Anacostia Delta, a style of blues that was born in Southeast Washington in the 1960s. A film that traces its origins is getting its first big screening this weekend.
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A record-breaking month of high temperatures in Washington and much of the country is freaking people out. There’s something off about it, right?
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed an Obama-era directive to stop using the facilities for federal inmates.
William H. McRaven, a retired four-star admiral and the chancellor of the University of Texas System, said the president’s sentiment “may be the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.”
The identification of VX, one of the most toxic and fastest-acting chemical warfare agents, as the substance that killed Kim Jong Nam adds to the pile of evidence suggesting the North Korean leader was behind the attack.
Just as owning a home becomes a realistic possibility for this generation, the housing market has its lowest inventory on record with soaring prices that are often out of reach for first-time buyers.
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