It is impossible to spend a day in this town without hearing or reading special counsel Robert S. Mueller’s name. He will go down in history as one of the pivotal figures of the Trump era. All this for a man who seldom speaks and is rarely seen. He is omnipresent and absent, inescapable but elusive.
The president’s attorney also criticized former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, calling him a “serial liar.”
The Republican from Maine, who helped defeat GOP attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, declined to endorse the president's 2020 re-election bid.
The tomb was discovered in the ancient Saqqara necropolis that is south of Cairo. (AFP/Getty Images)
The tomb was discovered in the ancient Saqqara necropolis that is south of Cairo. (AFP/Getty Images)
The well-preserved tomb belonged to a royal priest named Wahtye and is filled with drawings of his family.
The Army notified former Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn last week that he will face one charge in the death of a detainee suspected of being a Taliban bombmaker.
Capital Weather Gang
Flood warnings remain in effect for parts of the area as showers continue to cycle through. Where it’s not raining, drizzle remains.
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The Christmas Bird Count is one of the longest-running wildlife censuses in the world. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
The Christmas Bird Count is one of the longest-running wildlife censuses in the world. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
A northern cardinal appears to be counting the bird counters at Battery Kemble Park. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
A northern cardinal appears to be counting the bird counters at Battery Kemble Park. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
Chris Murray spots a bird during the annual Christmas Bird Count at Battery Kemble Park. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
Chris Murray spots a bird during the annual Christmas Bird Count at Battery Kemble Park. (Salwan Georges/The Post)
“This is where we find out who the real birders are every year,” said Chris Murray, president of the D.C. Audubon Society.
Retropolis
The Past, Rediscovered
In 1872, the 18th president of the United States was apprehended at 13th and M Streets in Northwest Washington for speeding on his horse.
NFL Week 15
Making his first start since 2011, the quarterback will look to keep Washington’s playoff hopes alive against the disappointing and offensively challenged Jaguars.
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JAX 0 10 0 - 10
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1:55 Tress Way punts for 55 yards to Jax11. Dede Westbrook return for 1 yard to Jax12. Tackled by Adonis Alexander.
2:30 Josh Johnson rush to the left for 3 yards to the Was34. Tackled by D.J. Hayden.
3:15 Josh Johnson pass to the right to Jamison Crowder for 5 yards to the Was31. Tackled by Jalen Ramsey.
Stat leaders
Washington
Passing
J. Johnson
80 yards, 0 TD
Rushing
J. Johnson
6 rush, 44 yards
Receiving
J. Crowder
3 rec, 13 yards, 0 TD
Jacksonville
Passing
C. Kessler
47 yards, 0 TD
Rushing
C. Kessler
4 rush, 44 yards
Receiving
L. Fournette
3 rec, 18 yards, 0 TD
Redskins
Jaguars
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
J. Johnson 10 18 80 0 0
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
J. Johnson 6 44 0 16
A. Peterso... 12 19 0 7
C. Thompso... 5 9 0 4
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
J. Crowder 3 13 0 5
M. Floyd 2 16 0 11
B. Marshal... 1 17 0 17
M. Harris 1 13 0 13
A. Peterso... 1 13 0 13
J. Sprinkl... 1 4 0 4
C. Thompso... 1 4 0 4
V. Davis 0 0 0 0
J. Doctson 0 0 0 0
M. Flanaga... 0 0 0 0
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
C. Kessler 7 13 47 0 0
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
C. Kessler 4 44 0 14
L. Fournet... 10 21 0 5
D. William... 2 3 0 2
T. Yeldon 1 0 0 0
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
L. Fournet... 3 18 0 13
D. Westbro... 2 16 0 8
J. O'Shaug... 1 7 0 7
B. Bell 1 6 0 6
D. Moncrie... 0 0 0 0
T. Yeldon 0 0 0 0
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Going Out Guide
Skip the fancy restaurants — where prices can be as high as the quality — and head to these bars for gourmet snacks and $10 beer-and-pizza deals.
Perspective
This time the goal is not just to slim down but to work toward getting a specific item removed from the D.C. Department of Health website: “More than half of all adults living in D.C. are overweight or obese.”
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Fritz Kuhn was the leader of the pro-Nazi group known as the German American Bund. He was a hero to his audience, and a scourge on the world to most others.
Stephanie Grisham — whom insiders have nicknamed “the enforcer” — wrote the op-ed in response to what she deemed a “trivial poll” about the first lady’s favorable rating.
The president criticized what he called the show’s “one sided coverage” and suggested without any basis that it was defamation.
Reporter Mimi Mefo Takambou was arrested after citing social media reports that claimed the military had shot Charles Wesco, an American missionary from Indiana.
Retropolis
The Past, Rediscovered
“Beale Street” is not only a love story, it is a story about mass incarceration, poverty, race and hard lives in low-income black and brown communities.
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Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting chief of staff
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