Sen. John McCain during a hearing in January. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)
Sen. John McCain during a hearing in January. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)
The announcement comes days after Sen. John McCain revealed he had surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye. The Arizona Republican’s significance inside Congress is hard to overstate — and his absence, however long, will reverberate across the Capitol.
The Health 202
Analysis
No issue has motivated GOP activists more over the past seven years than repealing Obamacare. And they’re furious that Senate Republicans got close to achieving big parts of that goal but are now on the verge of walking away altogether.
The president told the New York Times that he would not have selected Jeff Sessions as attorney general had he known the former senator would step aside from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The Daily 202
Analysis
The transcript of Trump’s interview with the Times oozes with brooding grievance and reflects the degree to which he has adopted a bunker mentality.
Fact Checker
Analysis
The president has averaged 4.9 misstatements a day during his first six months in office.
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The teenagers from the small east African country of Burundi came to D.C. to compete in an international robotics competition.
Three victims range in age from 4 to 11, Fairfax County police said. Authorities say more children may have been abused.
(Office of the Public Defender, Baltimore)
The video led prosecutors to drop the felony drug case against a suspect who had been jailed for nearly six months. Baltimore police said the officer may have forgotten to turn on his body camera and was reconstructing the discovery.
Capital Weather Gang
Highs are expected to reach the mid- to upper 90s, and 100 degrees is not out of the question. Heat indices are likely to reach 100 to 105.
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The victim, a 33-year-old woman, has serious injuries but was able to walk and speak after the shooting, police said.
Alex Meyer, now with the Angels, took a no-hitter into the sixth inning as Washington fell, 7-0, to snap a six-game winning streak.
Officials said phasing out the CIA program reflects the president’s interest in finding ways to work with Russia, which saw the anti-Assad effort as an assault on its interests.
Fox commentator Mark Serrano has been one of President Trump's most enthusiastic supporters on air, but his financial ties to Trump were only disclosed after his company was paid $30,000.
Lawmakers are unenthusiastic about proceeding with a spending package before recess.
A Nevada board will decide whether the football Hall of Famer will be freed after serving nine years for a 2007 sting operation in which he tried to recover sports memorabilia from two collectors.
The Fix
Analysis
Reporters have chafed at recent restrictions on coverage of news briefings, but Ksenija Pavlovic's act of rebellion marks a significant development in White House-media relations.
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