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Mitch McConnell's secret fury over Charlottesville response highlights GOP's Trump dilemma

Heidi M. Przybyla, USA TODAY<p>WASHINGTON – There was a reason why it took Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell an entire night to respond to President Trump's chaotic news conference equating counter protesters with the Nazis they came to resist.<p>He was livid.<p>Two sources close to the senator, …

Mitch McConnell

Banish Bannon? Trump weighs his options as top aides feud

For months, U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser and his chief strategist have battled for influence behind the scenes, and their …

Donald Trump

Trump’s golf game tells us an awful lot about Trump

The late golf legend Bobby Jones called his sport “the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots — but you have to play the ball where it lies.”<p>Unless you are Donald Trump.<p>I just read one of the best pieces of political journalism …

Golf

‘He is not a president’: Read Seth Meyers’s blistering takedown of Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville

Multiple late-night comedians got very serious on Monday night, talking about the horror in Charlottesville over the weekend. But NBC’s Seth Meyers, one of Hollywood’s most vocal Trump critics, stood out with a particularly blistering statement over President Trump’s response to the white …

Donald Trump

Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy

It’s difficult to live in the South without being reminded that its states once comprised a renegade nation known as the Confederate States of …

Robert E. Lee

Three CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville

(Reuters) - The chief executives of Intel Corp, Merck & Co Inc and Under Armour Inc resigned from U.S. President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, following Trump's initially tepid response to weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>"I …

Merck & Co

Charlottesville: far-right crowd with torches encircles counter-protest group

People gathering to oppose Unite the Right demonstration say they were hit with pepper spray and lighter fluid in clash on University of Virginia campus<p>Hundreds of far-right demonstrators wielded torches as they marched on to the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville on Friday night and …

Society

Mueller Turns Up The Heat With Unusual Search Warrant In Russia Probe

Federal prosecutors have lots of ways to intensify pressure on the people they're investigating, from early morning FBI raids to leaning on relatives of those under government scrutiny.<p>But even by those measures, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in last year's presidential …

Special Counsel

Multilevel-marketing companies like LuLaRoe are forcing people into debt and psychological crisis

“I was urged to stop paying my bills to invest in more inventory. I was urged to get rid of television. I was urged to pawn my vehicle. I just had to get on anxiety meds over all of it because I’ve started having panic attacks.”<p>In June 2016, Sophie (name changed) quit her job in the suburbs of Fort …

U.S. Census

Usain Bolt warns fellow athletes: stop doping or the sport will die

• Jamaican sprinter offers stark warning but says sport is on the mend • ‘The only way track and field has left to go is up’<p>Usain Bolt has issued a stark warning to his fellow athletes that they must stop doping otherwise track and field will die. The triple Olympic 100m and 200m champion insisted …

Olympics

Here Are the Sickest Burns in the West Virginia ACLU’s Amicus Brief About Bob Murray’s Dumb John Oliver Lawsuit

Mr. Nutterbutter and John Oliver, living their best lives.HBO Coal baron Bob Murray, who Dave Weigel once called “history’s greatest monster” in a</b> …

West Virginia

They trashed their wedding photographer over a $125 fee, so a jury told them to pay her $1 million

A Texas couple has been ordered to pay $1 million in damages after accusing their photographer of withholding their wedding pictures. (Patrick Martin/The Washington Post)<p>An autumn affair at the Petroleum Club in downtown Dallas, the union of a full-time beauty blogger and the love of her life, …

Weddings

Cubs fan spats with Chris Christie: 'I called him a hypocrite ... and he got up in my face'

So much for fun at the ol’ ballpark.<p>In his latest misadventure at a major league ballgame, Chris Christie found himself at the epicenter of bizarre headlines once again Sunday afternoon. The New Jersey governor followed up the boofest he received from Mets fans earlier this month when he caught a …

Major League Baseball

Here's The Explosive Russia Testimony You Missed Whilst Distracted By 'The Mooch'

Testimony described as one of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 'most important' hearings.<p>In his first week on the job, Anthony ‘The Mooch’ Scaramucci grabbed headlines around the world by swearing like a trooper and saying things like this about his new colleagues...<p>The new White House …

Scaramucci Out As White House Communications Director

<b>Updated at 5 p.m. ET</b><p>Anthony Scaramucci is leaving his position as White House communications director — less than two weeks after being named for the job.<p>Scaramucci's departure followed the Monday-morning swearing in of the new White House chief of staff, retired Gen. John F. Kelly. Scaramucci had …

Anthony Scaramucci

Reince Priebus Out as Trump Chief of Staff; John Kelly to Fill Post

WASHINGTON — Reince Priebus, the establishment Republican-turned-loyalist to President Trump who served as his White House chief of staff for the last six months, was pushed out on Friday in the latest convulsion in a chaos-wracked West Wing to which he had repeatedly failed to bring some semblance …

Donald Trump

How a one-of-a-kind business has kept 5,000 kitchens out of landfills

Ordinarily, you’d probably have no interest in my kitchen renovation project. It’s a common story: The kitchen is nearly 20 years old and starting to …

David Pogue

Mattis appalled by Trump tweets announcing transgender ban: report

Defense Secretary James Mattis was caught off guard by President Trump's announcement that he was banning transgender people from serving in the …

James Mattis

The night John McCain killed the GOP’s health-care fight

It was the most dramatic night in the United States Senate in recent history. Just ask the senators who witnessed it.<p>A seven-year quest to undo the Affordable Care Act collapsed — at least for now — as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) kept his colleagues and the press corps in suspense over a little more …

U.S. Congress

What McCain did was hard. What Murkowski and Collins did was much harder.

In the early-morning hours after Senate Republicans' last-ditch attempt to repeal Obamacare failed, a common narrative began to emerge: that while three “no” votes from Republicans killed the bill, only Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) saved the day.<p>CNN called it “John McCain's maverick moment.” The …

Lisa Murkowski

How Microsoft Has Become the Surprise Innovator in PCs

When Microsoft unveiled the first Surface tablet five years ago, it was a spectacular failure.<p>At the time, the Apple iPhone was well on its way to conquering the technology industry, and the iPad appeared set to lead an even more devastating invasion of Microsoft’s office-worker kingdom. Microsoft …

Microsoft

Hey Lyft, How About a Stop at Taco Bell on the Way Home?

Taco Bell has, quite literally, found a new marketing vehicle, and its name is Lyft.<p>The fast-food chain is beginning a venture with the ride-sharing company this week that will allow Lyft passengers to request rides that incorporate a stop at a Taco Bell drive-through between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.<p>The …

Taco Bell

My Call from Scaramucci

On Wednesday night, I received a phone call from Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director. He wasn’t happy. Earlier in the night, I’d tweeted, citing a “senior White House official,” that Scaramucci was having dinner at the White House with President Trump, the First Lady, …

Donald Trump

Dems to GOP: No amendments until you show us your bill

Senate Democrats are taking their ball and going home in the looming health care vote-a-rama — until Republicans finally cough up their actual Obamacare repeal plan.<p>Fed up with the GOP’s constant vacillations over how to dismantle Obamacare, Democrats say they will hold back on offering any more …

Health Care

9 months later, a World Series baby boom

Nine months after the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, local hospitals are seeing a World Series baby boom.<p>Theo, who was born July 17, was one of …

Babies

Trump’s transgender military ban is another case of political malpractice

As President Trump rolled out his decision to reinstate the ban on transgender people in the military, anonymous White House officials gossiped about what a tough spot they were putting Democrats in. “This forces Democrats in Rust Belt states like Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin to take complete …

The White House

The Daily 202: Senate Republicans still face narrow path to pass health-care bill after procedural victory

<b>Analysis</b> Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events

Health Care

Parliamentarian deals setback to GOP repeal bill

Major portions of the Republican bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare will require 60 votes, according to the Senate parliamentarian, meaning they …

U.S. Congress

Marble helped scholars whitewash ancient history – VICE News

Go into any museum today and you’ll find a white marble statue or two. But as it turns out, most of the people they were modeled on weren’t actually white — just whitewashed.<p>This past spring, Sarah Bond found herself at the center of an unexpected controversy. Bond is a classicist, a profession …

Ancient History

Most presidents rely on expertise. Trump treats experts like the enemy.

President Trump’s policy agenda is in trouble. After nearly seven months of intramural fighting and several dramatic reversals, the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act died in the Senate. By the end of last week, even the most stalwart opponents of Obamacare seemed ready …

Sarah Huckabee Sanders