President Trump’s threat to shut down the federal government over his demand for $1.6 billion in border wall money could upend delicate negotiations to keep the government open and funded past Sept. 30, further entrenching Democrats against what they see as an unpopular president scrambling to appeal to his base of supporters.
The Debrief
Like a contestant on one of his reality TV shows, President Trump has showcased divergent traits with flourishes seemingly to survive another day of his beleaguered presidency. Or, as Trump the television producer might say, to keep up ratings.
Perspective
Aggressive as last night’s attack was, it had more than a whiff of desperation about it.
Fight promoter Dana White, center, keeps Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor separated. (AFP/Getty Images)
Fight promoter Dana White, center, keeps Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor separated. (AFP/Getty Images)
Playing up a black-white divide has been a hallmark of boxing promotion for more than 100 years, and the protagonists of this weekend’s megafight have proved the durability of the tactic.
The regulator announced that it is finished investigating the $13.7 billion deal, which comes even as some observers say antitrust law is ill-suited for a modern corporate landscape that has fostered giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon.
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The blowback to the tweets was instant, with critics saying the Republican Party of Virginia was calling Northam a “race traitor.”
The Virginia diocese also suggested  the Rev. William Aitcheson may not have paid court-ordered restitution decades ago.
Retropolis
The Past, Rediscovered
Over the course of nearly 90 years after Jefferson’s death, the Levy family purchased and saw to the preservation of the property, out of reverence for Jefferson and in the face of the very anti-Semitism that echoed on the streets of Charlottesville this month.
Two teenagers from Pennsylvania complained that Howard students “harassed” them Saturday at the school's on-campus diner.
The National Park Service said Sept. 16 will be one of the busiest days of the year.
Perspective
Irving is out from under the shadow of Lebron James, and with he and Washington’s Wall filling the same No. 1 role on their teams, we should be able to judge which point guard has a bigger impact on the win column.
In his address to the American Legion, Trump touted “shared humanity,” along with “citizenship” and patriotism, as ways to bridge the nation’s political and racial divides. The comments were a sea change from his posture in Phoenix Tuesday night.
Any optimism that an unconventional Trump administration might be able to jump-start meaningful talks has been complicated by Israeli and Palestinian political crises.
If you didn't see it this time, you’ll have another chance in less than seven years to see one in the United States. If you can't wait that long, there will be four others elsewhere in the world before then.
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Just about six months later, she followed through, offering up a collection of sausages made from the meat of the very pigs the firefighters had saved.
Clinton's new book “What Happened” includes moments from the campaign she wishes she could “go back and do over.”
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In southern Texas, a rancher explains why he supports Trump but not the wall.
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