In an hourlong rally, the president suggested that a government shutdown might be needed to force Democrats’ hand on funding for a border wall. Trump also signaled that he was prepared to pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is anathema to the Latino community, and he expressed frustration with efforts to negotiate improvements to NAFTA, saying that he was likely to terminate the deal with Canada and Mexico.
The high-ranking military officials have repeatedly won arguments inside the West Wing, publicly contradicted the president and even balked at implementing one of his most controversial policies. But some in both parties view them as safeguards for the nation in a time of turbulence.
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President Trump said repeatedly Monday that the U.S. military would win in Afghanistan. That's apparently news to his secretary of state.
Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on his horse, Traveler. (AP Photo)
Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on his horse, Traveler. (AP Photo)
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.
Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin will be removed Wednesday from command of the Japan-based fleet following two deadly collisions with merchant ships that killed American sailors, two U.S. officials said.
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The Virginia governor, who had harsh words for the white supremacists and neo-Nazis who marched in the city, said the president failed to show "real leadership" in the aftermath of the violence.
The Rev. William Aitcheson said he was a Klan member 40 years ago and has “voluntarily” stepped down from St. Leo the Great church in Fairfax City. In the 1970s, he pleaded guilty to several cross burnings, including one in the front yard of an African American family.
The move is the last legislative step in the years-long effort to establish the Metro Safety Commission, but more must happen before the new agency is in place.
Property managers and residents of Lynnhill Condominiums made an effort over the weekend to correct multiple fire-code violations, but officials said many were not fixed as of Tuesday. Some defiant residents say they will not leave because they have nowhere else to go.
Perspective
In Maryland and the District, blacks were up to eight times more likely than whites to be arrested for smoking pot, the ACLU says. On the other hand, when it comes to getting a lucrative marijuana grower’s license, you can hardly find a black person at all.
Four relievers pitched more than four innings of shutout baseball, and Brandon Kintzler worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning to give Washington its 75th win of the season.
Prosecutors investigating Inauguration Day rioting have amended their warrant that originally demanded more than 1.3 million IP addresses from a Los Angeles tech company and said they are focusing on about 200 people who are already facing charges.
Cave Towers is the best-preserved Pueblo ruin in the Bears Ears National Monument. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)
Cave Towers is the best-preserved Pueblo ruin in the Bears Ears National Monument. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)
Mojave Trails National Monument is a mosaic of mountain ranges, lava flows and sand dunes. (Bureau of Land Management California)
Mojave Trails National Monument is a mosaic of mountain ranges, lava flows and sand dunes. (Bureau of Land Management California)
Pink coral is seen on the Palmyra Atoll, part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services/AP)
Pink coral is seen on the Palmyra Atoll, part of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services/AP)
The ridgelines seem endless in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. (Bureau of Land Management)
The ridgelines seem endless in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. (Bureau of Land Management)
The fate of more than a dozen protected sites on land and in the ocean could become clear when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke concludes his review of national monuments as directed by an executive order that President Trump signed this spring. The secretary’s final guidance to the president could trigger both political and legal battles.
Mohamed Houli Chemlal, who police say is one of the surviving members of the cell, told a court in Madrid that the group was assembling bombs in a safe house under the guidance of its imam, who told the group he planned to blow himself up during the attack.
Perspective
The story of Netflix began as one of revolution, and it still possesses some artistic ambitions, but it has been overtaken by its own voracious appetite for quantity over quality.
The Treasury Department said 10 firms and six individuals had done business that helped Pyongyang develop its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons program.
Perspective
In a single Instagram post, Louise Linton managed to tap into elitism, narcissism, self-righteousness, incivility, apathy and blonde privilege — all wrapped up in a designer package.
The two top teams in the NBA East traded star point guards in a move with major ramifications for both organizations' short- and long-term outlooks.
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