The Debrief
The defeat of two starkly contrasting ideas to end the shutdown would demonstrate that what both sides have been pushing for is not possible in the Senate, and that a new path must be forged.
President Trump announced his decision hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rescinded her invitation for a speech next week and asked for a “mutually agreeable” date once the government has reopened.
The self-confident presidential adviser and son-in-law has prompted deep skepticism among many who doubt his political abilities and influence.
Rudy Giuliani speaks to reporters last year at the White House. (AP)
Rudy Giuliani speaks to reporters last year at the White House. (AP)
Rudolph W. Giuliani, the public face of President Trump’s legal team handling the Russia investigation, has made a dizzying array of statements and clarifications in recent days that has left White House aides, his fellow lawyers and people involved in the special counsel probe puzzled.
A defiant President Nicolás Maduro moved to cut ties with the United States after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's interim and rightful head of state.
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Thirty Democrats, including Reps. Jennifer Wexton and Abigail Spanberger, signed a letter written by freshman Rep. Elaine Luria.
Government workers and unions say they want Congress to reopen the government while talks of border security continue. About 800,000 furloughed workers will face the loss of a second paycheck on Friday.
Kevin Durant tours a classroom with students Mamandy Diallo, left, and Malika Ward. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
Kevin Durant tours a classroom with students Mamandy Diallo, left, and Malika Ward. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
The Prince George’s County native has partnered with philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs’s College Track to help students push their own future forward. Durant has pledged $10 million over the next decade for the educational and leadership facility.
Perspective
As we talk about barriers, we have to look only as far as Arlington County to see what they symbolize.
Capital Weather Gang
Widespread showers dominate the morning, with rain totals for much of the area likely to top out around an inch. Once the clouds clear out temperatures will fall to the upper 30s by sunset.
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Washington’s defensive lapses proved costly as Nazeem Kadri’s hat trick — the fourth the Caps have yielded in five games — sparked the Maple Leafs.
Cohen’s attorney cited unspecified "threats against his family from President Trump" for the delay. A person familiar with the case said these threats have not been reported to law enforcement.
The arrest coincides with rising tensions between China and other allies of the United States.
The arrest of the English-language PressTV news presenter on a ‘material witness’ warrant had sparked protest from Iran’s foreign minister.
With elections looming, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s new post in the Indian National Congress may complicate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reelection bid.
BuzzFeed announced it would lay off about 15 percent of its staff, while Verizon Media Group — the owner of HuffPost, AOL and Yahoo — announced its own round of layoffs of about 7 percent of its staff.
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