President Trump announced on Twitter that he will ban transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity, reversing an Obama administration decision to allow them to serve openly and drawing dismay and anger from advocates.
Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain said it was “yet another example of why major policy announcements should not be made via Twitter.”
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Some White House officials suggest President Trump's ban could be used as a political wedge. And it's not difficult to see an embattled president believing the same.
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The House majority whip suffered a life-threatening injury six weeks ago after a gunman opened fire on GOP congressmen at a baseball field in Alexandria.
A $4.5 million renovation has transformed the Western District station from fearsome to friendly. But many are skeptical it will ease tensions between the officers and the community.
Democrat Alec Ross sent a string of tweets explaining his son’s experience with a tumor and blasting “privileged members of Congress” trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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Even if you assume Stephen Strasburg is healthy, another quality starter who could replace, say, Edwin Jackson in the rotation, would bolster Washington’s chances in the postseason.
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The Olympic star was hoping to match fellow U.S. teammate Missy Franklin’s haul of six gold medals, a record for most world titles by a female swimmer.
The president took to Twitter to question why his attorney general hasn’t replaced the acting FBI director — which Donald Trump himself can do.
Randall Stephenson, national president of the Boy Scouts, is awaiting word from the Justice Department on his company's proposed takeover of Time Warner as parents and former Scouts have called for an apology about the president's speech.
The Congressional Leadership Fund, a deep-pocketed super PAC backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R.Wisc.), is an ambitious bet that the Republican House majority can be spared from a Trump midterm backlash.
One of the world's largest electronics companies will manufacture flat-screen displays in House Speaker Paul Ryan's home district.
The victim's wife and neighbors dispute the claim that he was holding a gun and say that they didn't hear officers tell him multiple times to drop the gun before they opened fire.
Imran Awan, who had most recently worked for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), pleaded not guilty after his arrest Monday at Dulles International Airport.
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