The White House said the president was open to delaying funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border until September as the administration sought to project confidence that a new spending bill would be passed by the Friday deadline and a government shutdown would be avoided.
In strategy and substance, the American public disagrees with the conservative policies that President Trump and congressional Republicans are pursuing to replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Sticking to one of his campaign pledges but shattering another, President Trump instructed advisers to drastically cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent. By doing so — but not committing to measures that would offset the revenue loss — Trump is making clear he is putting a priority on cutting taxes over the national debt.
As Democrats try for an anti-Trump wave in next year’s midterm elections, break-the-mold Republican Will Hurd is fighting to hold a vast, politically volatile district along the U.S.-Mexico border with a battle plan that includes being one of the harshest GOP critics of the president’s push to build a wall along that border.
Prince William County Sheriff Glendell Hill yanked his endorsement of longtime ally Corey Stewart over his Confederate-centric campaign in the GOP primary. Four of the Republicans who serve with Stewart on the Prince William Board of County Supervisors will back his GOP rival, Ed Gillespie.
Fire swept through a nearly completed seven-story apartment building in Prince George’s County Monday morning, saturating an area of College Park with so much smoke that a nearby apartment with many seniors was evacuated and the University of Maryland closed.
John Brewer had been on administrative leave from Dominion High since early December amid questions about a glowing recommendation he made for a former band teacher later accused of inappropriate behavior with students.
The second lethal injection of the night had been temporarily halted as a federal judge considered claims that the first execution may have been botched. But late Monday, Marcel W. Williams’s death sentence was carried out.
The Supreme Court justice said the court should have accepted the case of a man who was shot in the back by a Houston police officer in 2010. Her dissent, which criticized past decisions by the court, drew a rebuttal from two of her colleagues.
On the day he was originally scheduled to return to Fox News from vacation, O’Reilly spoke out on a podcast about the sexual harassment allegations that led to his ouster and hinted at a campaign to clear his name.
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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.