McMaster out, Bolton in as Trump's national security adviser

Trump National Security Adviser-1

President Donald Trump is replacing national security adviser H.R. McMaster with John Bolton, a...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2018. There are 282 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 24, 1958, Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army at the draft board in Memphis, Tennessee, before boarding a bus for Fort Chaffee, Arkansas....


American family of four found dead while on vacation in Mexico, police say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Kevin and Amy Sharp informed their family members in Iowa that they had arrived safely at their vacation condominium in Tulum, Mexico. That was on March 15. So when their family didn’t hear from them on Thursday - a day after they were to have arrived in St. Louis -...


'Most interesting man' to judge best beard contest

Best Beards

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The man made famous by being “the most interesting man in the world” while pitching Dos Equis beer is lending his expertise with his perfectly coiffed facial hair by helping to judge a contest looking for the best beard in Vermont. Jonathan Goldsmith, whose close-cropped...


A 'tea party of the left'? Activists learn tough lessons in quest to purify Democratic

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Liberal activists across the country are eager to harness the energy of the Trump resistance to push the Democratic Party to the left on core social and economic issues, particularly before the party chooses its next presidential nominee in 2020. But first they must...


7 months after Harvey, flood-control projects' fate unclear

Harvey Flood Mitigation Projects

HOUSTON (AP) — Large-scale projects long considered essential to easing Houston’s flooding woes went to the top of the area’s to-do list after Hurricane Harvey inundated large swaths of the nation’s fourth-largest city. Seven months later, local officials are still looking for funding to undertake...


In new memoir, a top Clinton aide says campaign was 'foolish' not to address email issue

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was “foolish” not to mount a louder and longer defense of her government email troubles in its last weeks, when the FBI had suddenly reopened the issue and Donald Trump was using it to thrash Clinton daily, a top Clinton aide...


Can Facebook restore public trust after privacy scandal?

Facebook Public Trust

CHICAGO (AP) — It’s a scandal of privacy, politics and an essential ingredient of business success — public trust. Facebook is confronting a costly, embarrassing public relations debacle after revelations that Cambridge Analytica may have misused data from some 50 million users to try to influence...


The (likely) last major act of an anti-spending Congress: a $1.3 trillion budget-busting

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Is a budget-busting bill boosting just about every federal agency really the last big act of Congress before the November midterms? This is, after all, a Congress controlled by a party that swept into power eight years ago on an anti-spending, anti-big-government wave....


The hawkish views of Bolton and Pompeo could mark a turning point for Trump

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump has been one of the most rhetorically bellicose commanders in chief in modern American history. He’s bragged about the size of his “nuclear button,” repeatedly threatened military action and used playground taunts to demean America’s adversaries....


Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving


PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under “limited circumstances,” following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving. The White House said retaining troops...

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