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President Trump and his top aides pressed congressional Republicans to use the threat of a government shutdown to win funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, an effort that could lead to a standoff with lawmakers in both parties ahead of Friday's deadline to pass a spending bill.
Trump’s push for fast action on the wall is part of a mounting scramble inside the administration — which is nearing its symbolic 100-day mark — to kick-start the president’s agenda, even if it risks dire political consequences.
President Trump promised a plan is coming Wednesday. But his advisers remain split on key details.
For the president — a reality TV star who parlayed his blustery-yet-knowing on-air persona into a winning political brand — television is often the guiding force of his day, both weapon and scalpel, megaphone and news feed. And his obsession with the tube has upended the traditional rhythms of the White House.
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. (AFP/Getty Images, EPA)
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. (AFP/Getty Images, EPA)
The May 7 presidential matchup between far-right anti-immigrant firebrand Marine Le Pen and unconventional centrist Emmanuel Macron sets up a battle between a contender who wants to seal France tight against the tides of globalization and another who seeks to strip away even more barriers with the rest of the world.
Educator-entertainer Bill Nye, beloved by millennials for his PBS series that made him an icon, is now taking on the mantle of activist for science — leading the people who grew up with his show into political battle.
The states are taking sharply different approaches to regulation, and Virginia thinks its hands-off approach gives it an edge.
For decades, Mercer County, W.Va., elementary and middle schools have offered a weekly Bible class during the school day. A lawsuit arguing that the practice violates the First Amendment’s establishment clause is headed to federal court.
Stanley Cup Playoffs
Round 1, Game 6
(Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
(Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
The center scored both Washington goals in a 2-1 victory in Game 6, the team’s third straight victory in a series that saw it trailing eighth-seeded Toronto at one point.
Daniel Murphy’s grand slam and a strong showing by Max Scherzer powered Washington’s continued success on the road Sunday night.
A woman in her 80s was taken to the hospital after jumping from her balcony, authorities said.
The rapper and his collaborators talked about creating an artifact of a gentrifying city that many no longer recognize.
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The White House has been widely criticized by Jewish organizations for what they see as a slow response to the recent spike in anti-Semitic incidents across the country and for a pair of verbal gaffes about the Holocaust.
When Rupert Murdoch and senior executives at the parent company of Fox News signed Bill O’Reilly to a new multiyear contract, they knew about the harassment allegations against him. But, at the cost of a year of his salary, they thought new charges would not surface.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Homeland Security has put a priority on immigrants with a criminal record but reiterated that anyone in the U.S. illegally could be deported.
Perspective
While Jim Hall believes his book could help heal “an open wound” in Virginia’s Fauquier County, his account of the two horrible crimes has gotten a very cool reception where they took place.
Hotels are hoping that seersucker and zebra-print robes — all perfectly suited for sharing on social media — will help woo millennials.
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