The White House and congressional Democrats halted even the pretense of negotiations while the administration tried to ease the federal shutdown by rushing back thousands of workers. But it’s unclear how long the piecemeal approach will work.
President Trump cited the shutdown in canceling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Afghanistan, a day after she urged him to delay the annual address.
Democratic leaders reacted with fury to a BuzzFeed News report that President Trump directed Cohen to lie under oath about his business interests in Russia.
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The effort to convince the secretary of state to jump into the race could further roil President Trump’s tumultuous Cabinet. Pompeo, who has risen from congressman to CIA director and now the head of the State Department, has not publicly ruled out a run.
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Capital Weather Gang
Around a half-inch to an inch of snow has fallen, with another dusting to half-inch possible. The snow should end in the predawn hours before Friday morning’s commute.
The loss of federal workers is cutting into ridership and the agency could be forced to scale back service, or ask local jurisdictions for more money, General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld said.
The proposal, which will be fully unveiled Friday, also provides $57 million for businesses and sets aside $1.3 billion in reserves to guard against a potential economic downturn.
The third annual event might be the most divided yet, with competing marches and multiple controversies.
Cuba Libre must also train workers on D.C. laws regarding gender identity, the city’s attorney general said.
Both teams delivered a thriller at the sold-out game at the 02 Arena, but Thomas Bryant’s late basket was the difference in the 101-100 Washington win over New York.
A confrontation over King’s controversial statements tested whether House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, an easygoing Californian, was willing to take on a popular conservative and assert himself in the wake of sweeping GOP defeats in the 2018 election.
Current and former officials voiced concern that militants could launch similar assaults as the Pentagon executes President Trump’s order to depart in coming months.
Jade Ryan, left, and Jasmine Ryan, sift through the rubble of their home in Magalia, Calif. on Dec. 11.
Jade Ryan, left, and Jasmine Ryan, sift through the rubble of their home in Magalia, Calif. on Dec. 11.
Several buildings at Ponderosa Elementary School were among those damaged or destroyed by the Camp Fire.
Several buildings at Ponderosa Elementary School were among those damaged or destroyed by the Camp Fire.
Ponderosa Elementary 5th-graders Destiny Hutchison, 10, and Maria Brodie, 10, do classwork at Durham Elementary School.
Ponderosa Elementary 5th-graders Destiny Hutchison, 10, and Maria Brodie, 10, do classwork at Durham Elementary School.
Ponderosa Elementary students leave sticky notes with descriptions of how they are are feeling on the white board at Durham Elementary School.
Ponderosa Elementary students leave sticky notes with descriptions of how they are are feeling on the white board at Durham Elementary School.
Some of the students and teachers made their escapes from the wildfire on a bus filling with smoke, teachers tearing up shirts to give students makeshift breathing masks. In the aftermath, officials attempted to re-create school as it had been, insistent that teachers and students remain together, even in makeshift classrooms far from home.
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The remark came after Congress had adjourned for the week, but lawmakers reportedly exchanged insults as they fought over issues related to a bill to fund the government.
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What began as an astoundingly successful grass-roots organization became a politically fraught one, in ways that could shape Democratic politics and the 2020 primaries.
The Belarusan self-proclaimed “sex expert” Anastasia Vashukevich, who claimed to have recordings shedding light on the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, was taken into custody after being deported from Thailand.
Pamela Smart starred in the first gavel-to-gavel broadcast of a murder trial in U.S. history. It was a seamy tale of blood and lust, and it ended with her receiving a life sentence. Today, people still write her letters and prominent feminists have come to her aid. What is her enduring appeal?
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