Competing testimony this week from White House Budget chief Mick Mulvaney and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin fits a pattern of confusing and often opposing economic pronouncements emerging from a White House that has struggled to translate thematic campaign promises into concrete economic policies.
FBI investigators are focusing on meetings held by Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation.
Forces that propelled President Trump’s rise are beginning to frame and define the rest of the Republican Party. This dynamic is shaping the contours of this year’s special congressional elections and contests for governor, as well as the jockeying ahead the midterm elections.
Some federal agencies are subtly rebranding their public communications in the hope of protecting their missions and livelihoods amid deep budget cuts the White House proposed. The moves signal changes in how agencies are carrying out their missions — some of which have changed radically since the inauguration.
Zoo experts are now hoping Mei Xiang becomes pregnant. Before the procedure, scientists had watched to see if she and her male counterpart, Tian Tian, would show signs of being interested in breeding, but again, they showed interest only at “incongruent times.”
More than 100 civilians were killed after a strike inadvertently set off a cache of Islamic State explosives, the Pentagon said. But two people who live across the street said militants arrived the night before, armed with rifles and little else.
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.