Senate leaders worked to win over Sen. Marco Rubio, who threatened to vote “No” on the tax measure unless it includes tens of billions of dollars in new breaks for low-income and working-class families. Republicans can’t afford to lose more than two votes in the Senate on the bill.
Beleaguered Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seemed focused this week on rebooting his image, but then he went off script with another invitation for talks with North Korea, exasperating President Trump and White House officials.
Some GOP lawmakers want to protect special counsel Robert S. Mueller III from factions of their own party who have said his investigation is tainted because of evidence that members of his team disliked President Trump.
President Trump and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. (AP)
President Trump and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. (AP)
In major evangelical institutions across the country, debate over the term “evangelical” has bubbled to the forefront, especially among younger members of the faith. Many fear that the association between evangelicals and President Trump has damaged their reputation.
Critic’s Notebook
People love to pick on chain restaurants — their uniformity and ubiquity make them easy targets. But not all chains are created equal, and The Post’s food critic set out to see how they stacked up. Here’s what’s good — and what’s not — at 10 full-service chains.
Nearly a year into his presidency, Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia waged an unprecedented assault on a pillar of American democracy and supported his run for the White House. Interviews with more than 50 U.S. officials show that the personal insecurities of the president have impaired the government’s response to a national security threat, with Trump resisting or attempting to roll back efforts to hold Moscow to account as he tries to forge a partnership with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Moore said in a Wednesday video that military and provisional ballots could change the results of the Alabama election for Senate.
The Fix
Analysis
Speculation is swirling that Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) will quit as House speaker after the 2018 midterm election.
Hours before Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson’s body was found, he wrote on Facebook: “I cannot handle it any longer … BUT HEAVEN IS MY HOME.”
Analysis
President Trump participated in an event meant to visualize the growth of regulations and his efforts to eliminate that “red tape.” Trump stood next to one small and one giant pile of paper — a giant pile that our analysis reveals as almost certainly too big to make the point accurately.
Fact Checker
Analysis
From Sean Spicer to Sen. Bernie Sanders to President Trump, here is our annual roundup of the most outlandish claims of 2017.
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The Switch
Analysis
Net neutrality isn’t a Republican or Democrat issue. It’s about the startups that can’t buy first-class access. Certain websites could slow to a crawl. Or perhaps they wouldn’t show up at all.
The world-renowned actress and the female team behind “The Post” recently sat down to discuss a movie whose relevance shifted during production.
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