Two people familiar with the issue described President Trump as musing about the idea rather than outlining a plan of action, and several others said the president’s fury peaked over the weekend and that he and Sessions now seem to be heading toward an uneasy detente.
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The administration’s failure to talk to key Republican lawmakers and other stakeholders about the transgender military ban is a stunning indictment of how the issue was handled.
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Clockwise from top left: Susan Collins, Rand Paul, Shelley Moore Capito and Ted Cruz. (Staff and wire photos)
Senators are hoping to produce some sort of legislation that could get enough support to serve as the basis of negotiations with the House.
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The White House has its counsel, and now Trump has his own personal attorneys, as does the Trump Organization. There are lawyers for each member of the Trump family. And that’s not counting the layers of lawyers for everyone else in the administration.
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The two Virginia lawmakers came to different decisions on the “Hartzel amendment,” which would have blocked funding for transgender medical care.
Police arrested three in the July 19 shooting death of a pot dealer and charged them with first-degree murder. One suspect reportedly fled the scene after catching an Uber.
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.
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Over the decades, Thelma Kouzes has hosted 174 students from 34 countries in her Fairfax home. And on Wednesday she was surrounded by friends and family as her great-grandson blew out the candles of her 100th birthday cake.
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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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Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.
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Bottom 7th, 1 out
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MIL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 2 5 0
WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - - 1 4 1
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D.Murphy homered to right on a 1-2 count.
Bottom 7th
Individual stats
HR: MIL: Santana (17); WAS: Murphy (17).
RBI: MIL: Santana (55); WAS: Murphy (73).
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Player stats
Batting: AB H R HR RBI
J. Villar 2B 4 1 0 0 0
D. Santana RF 3 1 1 1 1
R. Braun LF 3 0 0 0 0
T. Shaw 3B 3 1 1 0 0
J. Aguilar 1B 3 0 0 0 0
M. Pina C 3 1 0 0 0
L. Brinson CF 2 0 0 0 0
O. Arcia SS 3 1 0 0 0
J. Nelson P 3 0 0 0 0
Pitching: IP H ER BB SO
J. Nelson 6 4 1 1 8
Player stats
Batting: AB H R HR RBI
B. Goodwin CF 3 0 0 0 0
W. Difo SS 3 0 0 0 0
B. Harper RF 3 1 0 0 0
R. Zimmerm... 1B 3 0 0 0 0
D. Murphy 2B 3 1 1 1 1
A. Rendon 3B 2 0 0 0 0
A. Lind LF 2 1 0 0 0
M. Wieters C 2 1 0 0 0
G. Gonzale... P 2 0 0 0 0
Pitching: IP H ER BB SO
G. Gonzale... 7 5 2 1 8
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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.
In her largest public appearance since the 2016 election, the former first lady touched on personal attacks that she faced again and again.
One of the world's largest electronics companies will manufacture flat-screen displays in House Speaker Paul Ryan's home district.
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 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.
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She was a stellar athlete and a source of pride among Jews during Hitler’s rise in the 1930s, but despite holding the German record in the high jump, she was left off of her country’s team.
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