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Trump accepts Macron’s invitation to visit France for Bastille Day on July 14

President Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels on May 25. (AP/Evan Vucci) President Trump has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron’s invitation to visit and plans to travel to France to celebrate Bastille Day on July 14 at an event that will also commemorate the 100th Read More…

Democrats’ ‘resistance’ calls for a July 4 recess push to kill GOP’s bill

The moment that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) told Republicans that there could be no vote on the party’s health-care bill this week, Senate Democrats were in a familiar position — headed to a protest. In the “Senate swamp,” a well-kept lawn across from the Capitol, hundreds of activists from Planned Parenthood, AFSCME, and Read More…

White House says Syria’s Assad preparing another chemical attack, warns of ‘heavy’ penalty

A man carries one of the symbolic coffins with pictures of Syrian victims and inscriptions which translates as “killer Assad” and “killer Putin” set up during a protest against Russia for its alleged role in a chemical attack in the Syrian province of Idlib, on April 7 in Ankara. (Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images) The White House Read More…

Kushner adds defense attorney Abbe Lowell to Russia-investigation legal team

Jared Kushner, left, attends a dinner Monday welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser, has retained storied white-collar defense lawyer Abbe Lowell to advise him in the ongoing Russia investigation, a White House official confirmed. Lowell, a lawyer at Chadbourne & Parke, has defended Read More…

Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump travel ban to go into effect and agrees to hear the case in the fall

By Robert Barnes, The Supreme Court agreed Monday to allow a limited version of President Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect and will consider in the fall the president’s broad powers in immigration matters in a case that raises fundamental issues of national security and religious discrimination. The court Read More…

Supreme Court sides with Missouri church in major church-state decision over use of public funds

Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo., wanted to participate in a state program that reimbursed the cost of rubberizing the surface of playgrounds. But the state said that was not allowed. The exclusion raised big questions about how to uphold the Constitution’s prohibition on government support for religion without discriminating against those who are religious.This Read More…

Supreme Court will take case on baker who refused to sell a wedding cake to gay couple

By Robert Barnes, The Supreme Court on Monday said it will consider next term whether a Denver baker unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to sell them a wedding cake. Lower courts had ruled that Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, had violated Colorado’s public accommodations law, which prohibits refusing service to Read More…

White House blames Obama for failing to stop Russia collusion

Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, pictured last week, said Sunday that the Obama administration was “responsible” for the failure to stop Russian meddling in the 2016 election.  (AP/Alex Brandon) The White House blamed the Obama administration Sunday for failing to tackle possible Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, sticking with a new strategy Read More…

Koch network withholding support of Senate health-care bill, pushing for changes

Charles Koch stands for a portrait in 2015. (Patrick T. Fallon/For The Washington Post) COLORADO SPRINGS — The Koch network is working with conservative allies behind the scenes to make changes to the Senate health-care bill that was unveiled this week, declining to endorse the measure as it stands. As hundreds of donors gathered Saturday Read More…

Koch network unveils partnership with Deion Sanders to launch summer meeting

Deion Sanders, the former NFL star, is partnering with the Koch brothers. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Colorado Springs — The Koch network kicked off its summer meeting here Saturday by announcing a partnership with former NFL star Deion Sanders to tackle poverty in Dallas. The network, led by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, is best known Read More…

Trump acts out firing his VA secretary if new reforms are not implemented successfully

President Trump shakes hands with Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin before signing the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act in the East Room of the White House. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) President Trump fashions himself as a fighter on behalf of America’s veterans — so much so that he pantomimed firing his veterans affairs secretary should he fail to Read More…

Putin denied meddling in the U.S. election. The CIA caught him doing just that.

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images) Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly — and often tauntingly — denied that his government interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Earlier this month he said that the cyber campaign might have been the work of “patriotically minded” Russian hackers he likened to “artists” who take to Read More…

An inside listen into Obama’s struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

The Washington Post published a captivating story Friday that offers a deep look inside the Obama administration’s response to Russian interference in the 2016 election. The details and timeline add insight into where the United States stands with Russia and what President Trump faces today. The story raises “Can He Do That?” questions for both the Read More…

Trump says ‘we’ll have to see’ if Mueller should step down from Russia probe

President Trump and Vice President Pence walk through the White House as they arrive for a technology event on June 22, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump laid out his belief that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is biased in the expanding Russia investigation and suggested in an interview broadcast Friday morning that Read More…

Trump mocks Democratic leaders Pelosi and Schumer

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) faces questions about her leadership after the defeat of a Democratic candidate in a Georgia special election. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) The Democratic Party’s charged debate about whether it needs a new generation of leaders included a new voice on Thursday: President Trump. Trump mocked the twin faces of the Democrats in Washington — Read More…

Trump: Russian interference is ‘all a big Dem HOAX!’

President Trump fired off several morning tweets Thursday about the Russia probe. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump on Thursday called Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election “all a big Dem HOAX” and accused former president Barack Obama and his administration of not doing enough last year to “stop” Russian interference. In morning tweets, Trump Read More…