Washington Post

Millionaire Trump Supporter Sexually Abuses Black Hotel Maid, Gets Fined $50

Sometimes you have to look at the justice system and just wonder. In this case, a millionaire basically got away with barely a tap on the wrist after …

African-American News

Why the Onion released a fake, 700-page ‘leak’ from the Trump administration

The fast pace of events under President Trump has some good news and some bad news for the Onion and the rest of the Internet’s satirists. The good news is, there’s a lot of material to work with. The bad? There’s so much material, churning through the news cycle at such a speedy pace, that it …

Lifestyle

Trump’s Media Brain Trust Has an Unlikely Ringleader

When the president wants to know how his policies are playing outside the Beltway, he turns to Melania.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>If being born on third base makes it inevitable that President <b>Donald Trump</b> is removed from certain realities, be apprised that he's …

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This is Dino Grandoni at The Washington Post. If you've blinked once during the past four months of the Trump presidency, you might have missed some of the deluge of news this administration has made on energy and environmental policy.<p>Cutting greenhouse gases: Out. Building pipelines: In.<br>Coal …

In a struggling factory town, residents want Washington to cut the ‘drama’ and get to work

LUMBERTON, N.C. — Sitting at a table at Jeff’s Corner Cafe, Brenda Allen professed thanks for the good things before her. There were the creamy grits she ate and the jokes she shared with the other diners, most of whom she’d known all her life. But she was most grateful that the small, blurry …

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Trump Mind-Melds With the Saudis Over Glowing Orb

Capping off his trip to Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump completed his process of fully assimilating to the Saudi’s political outlook and goals …

Donald Trump

Make a jar of this, and every meal is just a sprinkle away from crunchy

One common complaint about vegetarian dishes is that they can lack texture. But plant-based foods can range in texture just as much as meat can, so it’s simply a matter of paying attention to that quality when you’re cooking.<p>Most weeks I write about a full-fledged meal, but this week I’m writing …

Lifestyle

Is Google Reading My Mail?

Is someone, or something at least, at Google reading your email? That's the intriguing question answered by <i>The Washington Post.</i> It covers the new …

Advertising Industry

Put an egg in it, #MeatlessMonday edition

Adding an egg to your plate — fried, poached, hard-cooked or however you like — is a good idea in most cases. From the Recipe Finder, here are seven ways, sans meat, to do so.<p>Enfrijoladas With Egg, Avocado and Onion, pictured above. Corn tortillas in a bean “sauce,” topped with your favorite …

Lifestyle

Trump to propose big cuts to safety net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits

President Trump’s first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits, people familiar with the planning said, despite growing unease in Congress about cutting the …

Social Security

America’s dangerous Internet delusion

The United States may have escaped most digital damage from this month’s unleashing of a global “ransomware” virus, though cyber-experts fear more attacks. One possible explanation is that the malicious software (“malware”) harms older versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which most …

Internet of Things

Trump opens Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology with Egypt's al-Sissi, Saudi Arabia's Salman - The Washington Post

- President Trump, along with Egypt's Abdel Fatah al-Sissi and Saudi Arabia's King Salman, opened the new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology on May 21 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. ()

Middle East

No lavish sword dance, but Trump’s Jerusalem visit won’t be short of grandeur or security

JERUSALEM — President Trump will land at the Tel Aviv airport Monday and spend two days in Jerusalem with a side visit to Bethlehem in the West Bank. The Israelis and the Palestinians are scrambling to roll out the red carpet — but, seriously, it will be hard to beat the Saudi royals, who staged a …

Israel

Anti-Trump protests causing a boom in one industry — porta-potties

Donald Trump’s economic legacy in this young presidency is far from sealed, but it’s safe to say he has made at least one industry flush.

National Parks

Russia probe reportedly reaches top White House official

The “senior White House adviser” is “close to Trump.”<p>The Washington Post reports that the accelerating investigation into the Trump campaign’s …

World Leaders

Washington Post Op-ed: How GOP gerrymandering is protecting Trump

The Trump administration has suffered multiple body blows over the past 10 days: the suspiciously timed firing of FBI Director James Comey, President …

Government

Why it’s good for grown-ups to go play

Soccer icon David Beckham has said that he plays with Lego pieces to control stress. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres playfully pranks her television guests. While serving as Britain’s prime minister, David Cameron was known to decompress at the end of a long day with the video game Angry Birds.<p>The …

Mount Everest

Why These Researchers Think Dinosaurs Were Merely Minutes Away From Avoiding Extinction

Incredible bad luck.<p>From our standpoint 66 million years later, it's easy to assume the demise of the dinosaurs was an inevitability.<p>But an …

Dinosaurs

Trump, Ross and Tillerson dance along at Saudi welcome ceremony - The Washington Post

- President Trump, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson swayed along with traditional dancers in Saudi Arabia on May 20. ()

Politics

Antarctica Is Turning Green, as Climate Change Pushes It Back in Geologic Time

This isn't good.<p>Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent's northern peninsula, providing …

Climate Change

White House official is person of interest in Russia probe: Washington Post

A current White House official is a significant person of interest in the law enforcement investigation of possible ties between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, the Washington Post said on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.<p>The Post said its sources would not further …

World News

House Republicans are worried more taped conversations will leak

House Republicans don't know which conversations were recorded or whether any new tapes will be leaked<p>A new report indicates that House Republican leaders are worried more secretly recorded conversations will be leaked to the press.<p>On Wednesday descriptions of a taped conversation between House …

Liberal POV

This pillow costs as much as a fancy car

Finally, the One Percent can rest easy. The Van der Hilst Tailormade ­Pillow ($56,995), marketed as the world's most expensive item of its kind, is …

James Comey

GOP Leaders Worried of More Secret Recordings

House GOP leadership is agitated after the Washington Post published a transcript from a secret recording of one of the inner-sanctum conversations …

Politics

Despite Claims of ‘Fake News,’ the New York Times and the Washington Post Keep Breaking Traffic Records

Earlier this week, in the middle of an already speedy news cycle, both the New York Times and the Washington Post broke their respective site traffic …

Journalism

Watching the downfall of a generation of Washington Republicans

President Trump, we have noted, has not only disgraced himself but also besmirched the reputations of everyone from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to son-in-law Jared Kushner for their complicity in a dark comedy of deceit and self-created debacles. A debate now rages over whether Vice President …

Opinion

Fake News Factory -- Another Disastrous Week for 'The Washington Post'

If anyone had told me that any news outlet was capable of spewing more Fake News than CNN, I would have laughed in their face. I was wrong. Over the …

Journalism

Analysis: Echoes of Watergate as Trump flies to Middle East amid new Comey revelations

President Trump goes wheels up at 2:10 p.m. Friday for Riyadh. His nine-day tour will then take him to Jerusalem, the West Bank, Rome, Brussels and …

Philadelphia

Russia probe reaches current White House official, people familiar with the case say

The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the …

Photojournalism

Republicans’ nightmare is starting to come true

Back in December 2015, the U.S. presidential election was just heating up and a bearded Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) was laying out his vision as the new speaker of the House. There were a lot of things on Ryan's wish list, but by far the thing he wanted most was a Republican president.<p>“We are not …

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