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The White House Office of American Innovation, which will report directly to President Trump, will be staffed by former business executives and is designed to infuse fresh thinking into Washington, and create a lasting legacy for a president still searching for signature achievements. The office represents an expansion of the far-reaching influence of Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser.
The defense secretary’s request to lift Obama-era restrictions on aid to Persian Gulf states would mark a significant shift in U.S. policy, and also be a clear signal of the Trump administration’s intention to move more aggressively against Iran.
The president’s attack on conservative interest groups and the GOP’s right flank serves as a warning shot that he will not hesitate to publicly pressure on those in his party he views as standing in the way.
(Sonja Flemming/CBS)
(Sonja Flemming/CBS)
Perspective
The CBS anchor has set himself apart in covering the Trump administration by abandoning careful neutrality in favor of pointed truth-telling.
One of the president’s most tenacious defenders, the California Republican at the head of an impartial probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election has at times used his position as chair of the intelligence committee in ways that seem aligned with the interests of the White House.
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The county council’s new open-government law ended up requiring the county to post more than 200,000 email addresses on its website. Then officials ordered their attorney to take some down.
Damian Kidd is running against the Utah incumbent whose involvement in D.C. affairs has triggered widespread scorn in the city.
The arrest was the third time the woman had been taken into custody near the White House in less than a week.
(Courtesy National Park Service, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site)
(Courtesy National Park Service, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site)
Efforts to preserve correspondence from Maggie Lena Walker, the first African American woman to run a bank in the United States, led to an an eight-year discussion about race, life and womanhood.
In his first comments since the general manager’s abrupt ouster, the team president said that McCloughan “just didn’t work out” and dismissed reports that the two team officials’ relationship had deteriorated over time.
At least three key bills, covering a range of policies, are on track to come up for floor votes as soon as this week.
The newest museum on the Mall had 1.2 million visitors in its first six months. But the peak spring and summer seasons are still ahead.
The ads are aimed at highlighting Egyptian human rights abuses and were timed to coincide with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi’s upcoming visit to Washington, but Metro says the signs violate policy because they are “issues-oriented.”
By Sunday evening, riot police had hauled in more than 700 demonstrators in central Moscow. Alexei Navalny, one of the first to be detained, had called for the protests in the wake of allegations that the prime minister has amassed goods worth more than $1 billion.
The request cited concerns that Park Geun-hye, who was impeached earlier this month in connection with a corruption and influence-peddling scandal, might destroy evidence.
Analysis
The president has made 13 visits to his own golf courses since the inauguration, likely playing golf on at least 12 of those occasions. He’s also dined at the Trump International Hotel in Washington and stayed at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
RSVP: Washington Post chief correspondent Dan Balz will guest-host The Daily 202 Live with DNC Chairman Tom Perez.
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