The decision by two ex-presidents to speak against the current one’s political approach and leadership style has no precedent in modern politics, historians said.
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The White House chief of staff said he was stunned that the Democratic lawmaker was on the “sacred” call between President Trump and the widow of a soldier killed in Niger. But his critique overlooks the family’s long ties with the congresswoman.
The payment of nearly $500,000, which experts say should have been reported as compensation, would have triggered a federal tax bill of more than $100,000 for the Senate candidate from Alabama.
Mike Pompeo misrepresented a January report released by U.S. intelligence agencies that reached no conclusions about whether Moscow’s efforts altered the outcome of the 2016 election.
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Anthem is among four companies with extensive interests in Virginia that paid the GOP gubernatorial nominee between $50,000 and $250,000 last year for consulting services.
Musk says the pod-and-tube transportation system, planned to extend to New York, will ultimately be able to make the trip between Washington and New York in 29 minutes.
The annual marathon will close roadways along the Potomac River in D.C. and Arlington on Sunday. Metro is your best option for getting around.
From hosting The Beatles to serving as a home for Washington's baseball, soccer and football teams, RFK has had quite a run. The stadium has already bid farewell to the Senators, Redskins and Nationals. This weekend, the one-time nexus of Washington sports relinquishes its soccer team.
Perspective
History of injuries gives pause to the idea of offering historic money, though Stephen Strasburg shows how quickly narratives can change.
A Virginia Democrat who would be the state’s first openly transgender elected official is vying to oust longtime incumbent Del. Robert G. Marshall (R).
The Republican lawmaker has fended off challengers in suburban Virginia for more than two decades. Can he do it again Nov. 7?
The nuclear tests under Mount Mantap are getting so big, they’re causing structural damage with dire environmental consequences. Chinese scientists warn that further tests could cause the mountain to collapse and release radiation across the region.
The judge said the pardon did not erase the fact that the former Arizona sheriff had been convicted of criminal contempt.
Rohingya Muslim refugees listen for their names before collecting food at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (AFP/Getty Images)
Rohingya Muslim refugees listen for their names before collecting food at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (AFP/Getty Images)
Aung Sang Suu Kyi became Burma’s de facto leader in 2016. (Reuters)
Aung Sang Suu Kyi became Burma’s de facto leader in 2016. (Reuters)
Refugees wait in a rice field to be let through after crossing the border in Palang Khali, Bangladesh. (Reuters)
Refugees wait in a rice field to be let through after crossing the border in Palang Khali, Bangladesh. (Reuters)
Abdusalam stands outside the entrance to his house in the Kutupalong refugee camp. (Max Bearak/The Washington Post)
Abdusalam stands outside the entrance to his house in the Kutupalong refugee camp. (Max Bearak/The Washington Post)
A woman collapses after arriving in Bangladesh on a wooden boat from Burma. (Reuters)
A woman collapses after arriving in Bangladesh on a wooden boat from Burma. (Reuters)
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is Burma’s de facto leader, but she has said nothing to quell violence against the Rohingya. Hundreds of thousands of the stateless people have sought refuge in Bangladesh, many of them wondering if they were wrong to have hoped.
Emory University has acquired and released excerpts from a collection of letters written by Barack Obama to his college girlfriend that portray a literary thinker and budding wordsmith who wrestled regularly with his identity.
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The Kentucky man’s vehicle was seized when he attempted to cross into Mexico and officials discovered bullets in the center console.
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The choice by convention organizers to feature the senator from Vermont was criticized by people who objected to a man being the opening speaker. His office said he is focusing on the “humanitarian crisis.”
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