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White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on July 21, the same day Anthony Scaramucci became the new communications director. The Post's Callum Borchers looks at Spicier's tenure as the White House spokesman and the difficulties he faced representing the president.
The Washington Post's Libby Casey, Callum Borchers and Ashley Parker discuss White House press secretary Sean Spicer's abrupt departure July 21.
New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci isn't making promises.
The Washington Post's Libby Casey, Callum Borchers and Ashley Parker discuss White House press secretary Sean Spicer's resignation July 21, following the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director.
Libertarian Cliff Hyra lacks an invite but has a pitch for young urban-dwellers: ‘Free mixologists to innovate with craft cocktails.’
There are new and ominous signs of an administration that remains adrift and of a president frustrated with almost everything and everyone around him.
There's a difference between being a good spokesman and setting your credibility on fire. Spicer did the latter.
The Washington Post's Carol Leonnig explains how President Trump and his lawyers are attempting to deflect special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Louis Seidman, professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University Law, explains why even though President Trump could use his executive privilege to pardon himself, it may not be a good idea.
President Gerald Ford addressed the nation from the Oval Office and pardoned former president Richard Nixon on Sept. 8, 1974.
David J. Apol steps in for Walter M. Shaub Jr., a vocal critic of the Trump administration who resigned last month.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on July 21, six months to the day after his debut.
Tumult at the Trump White House.
This week, we examine all three spins President Trump had on the healthcare bill.
The Washington Post's Carol Leonnig explains that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team has requested the White House to retain records of a meeting with a Russian lawyer.
Four areas in which the Trump administration has moved toward Putin.
(Warning: This could come with severe political consequences for the presidency.)
In part, it's a function of partisanship.
His longtime personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz, will step back from key role. Campaign ally Anthony Scarammuci is reportedly up for communications director post.
Visual aids are usually designed to be, well, visible.
But a member of Congress would have to make the same charge for it to be pursued.
Perhaps the president believes his supporters will see him under attack and back him even harder.
The answers: Basically, probably not, and sort of.
They will soon have some serious decisions to make.
Trump may be angling for one on two separate fronts — including raising the possibility of pardoning himself.
That's sooner and more regularly than he mentions Obama or the media.
I reached out to the key players.
He’s acted like the rules don’t apply to him his whole life.
The House Budget Committee approved a spending plan that would save the government $163.5 billion over 10 years by taking that amount from federal employees.
What levers can a president use to revive an industry in decline? Amy Goldstein, author of "Janesville" tells us what happens to people when factories close. Plus, Scott Paul of Alliance for American Manufacturing on how to help the industry.
A complete timeline of what Donald Trump Jr. said about his meeting with a Russian attorney, and how his explanations turned out to be false.
President Trump has asked his advisers about his power to pardon people in connection to the Russia probe, according to people familiar with the effort.
Letter from 20 attorneys general asks the president not to dismantle “dreamers” program launched by President Barack Obama in 2012.
President Trump on July 20 participated in a product demonstration by Corning, which is introducing a new type of glass drug vial.
President’s legal team is looking to build a case against what they say is the special counsel’s conflicts of interest.
GOP leaders struggle to explain to rank-and-file members what exactly they would be voting on next week.
The attorney general was one of the president’s earliest and most important supporters.
The Republican running for Virginia governor appears to be heeding advice that he must shore up support from Trump voters.
The for-profit club, where Trump spent numerous weekends this spring, asked permission to hire 15 housekeepers, 20 cooks and 35 waiters.
McCain often was not afraid to speak out against bigotry and injustice when he saw it — even if it might have not have been politically expedient for him to do so.
He knew what he was doing.
Meanwhile, a critic: “The whole family would shake hands with the devil for $10 and an hour of TV time."
The superintendent of the park was pulled from a delegation with the Facebook CEO, who was there to learn about climate change.
President Trump turned on his longtime surrogate Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other members of the Justice Department over the ongoing Russia investigation, and Sessions's recusal from it.
The panel’s chairman said subpoenas for both, plus one other witnesses, have already been approved if they do not respond to the committee’s invitation by close of business Friday.
President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ relationship has deteriorated since Trump became president. Here’s a look at how they got to this point.
47 percent say a friend who supported Trump would put a strain on their friendship.
Like his late friend, McCain became a master of the Senate who could reach across the aisle and stand up to his own president. Now, their shared bond has taken a brutal turn with McCain’s diagnoses with the same brain cancer that claimed Kennedy in 2009.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was not afraid to speak up against bigotry and injustice when he saw it.
With some of the closest members of President Trump's campaign slated to testify before Senate committees investigating its ties with Russia, here's what lawmakers want to ask Trump's son, son-in-law and former campaign manager.
On the morning after the shocking announcement of his illness, the Arizona Republican also criticized President Trump’s moves in Syria.
The former consultant wants the transcript of his closed-door interview released, after a panel member suggested he may have lied.
An analysis of every one of his first 181 days.
Somebody is basically daring Trump to try and fire Mueller.
Deedra Abboud is a Muslim American candidate running for U.S. Senate against Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). Abboud has faced several hateful comments online since announcing her candidacy.
He has consistently shown respect for the role of the press and kept his criticisms in bounds.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he is "totally confident that we can continue to run this office in an effective way" on July 20 after President Trump criticized Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe.
One reporter in the room defied White House restrictions and used a smartphone to stream live sound online.
McCain was caught off guard by how Trump's nascent and chaotic presidential campaign sucked him into the center of its vortex. And McCain has never really left it.
We think we've figured it out.
They are furious with the GOP.
His spokesman says he'll leave all boards.
Taxes are GOP's newest hope for progress.
We square the promise with the reality.
Bunker mentality on display in New York Times interview.
James Comey, Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, Sally Yates, and now Jeff Sessions.
The Republican and Democratic House campaign committees are running neck and neck: Both have reported raising about $60 million this year.
An incumbent in a gerrymandered district is hard to beat.
The senator from Arizona has not been afraid to criticize Trump, even calling on him to drop out of the presidential race.
Counterintuitively, the strongest partisans are most likely to do that and criticize the party.
In six months, President Trump made 836 false or misleading claims. Often, he said the same false thing over and over again.
Six months into President Trump's term, he has made 836 misleading claims, averaging 4.6 per day.
If you follow Sessions's public testimony, it's not a surprise.
Zinke has swiftly leveraged public lands and waters to promote oil, gas and coal development.
John McCain's family, fellow members of Congress, statesmen and supporters immediately took to Twitter to express shock, prayers and many appeals to his tough reputation.
Conservative pundits and outside groups cast senators as "traitors" if they did not deliver a victory for the president.
Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort are scheduled to appear before Senate committees next week. Here’s what’s at stake for them.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been diagnosed with brain cancer.
Trump's public thrashing of Sessions is a remarkable criticism for one of the president's top campaign supporters.
The Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix said tests revealed “a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma” associated with a blood clot above his left eye that was removed last week.
Hundreds of demonstrators flooded Senate office buildings to speak against ACA repeal
Lawmakers are unenthusiastic about proceeding with a spending bills package before recess.
Manafort and Donald Trump Jr. have also been invited to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Wednesday.
The Congressional Budget Office on July 19 estimated that a GOP health-care bill ending parts of Obamacare with no immediate replacement would reduce federal deficits by $473 billion over a decade.
Under a straight repeal bill, the government would be spending $14 billion more a year on Medicaid in 2026.
President Trump hosted Senate Republicans at the White House, July 19, to renew efforts to revamp the Affordable Care Act following failed attempts.
President Trump asked which label was better for American-made products at a meeting with domestic manufacturing leaders on July 19.
Three Republican women sunk a last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Kris Kobach suggests it's possible Clinton won the popular vote because of illegal votes. Basic logic and math strongly disagree.
The slow-by-design Senate is frustrating the aggressive-by-nature president.
The “threatening note” was found near the office of Republican Sen. Dean Heller, then seen as a potential swing vote in the GOP health-care bill.
The White House said the meeting lasted less than an hour.
The co-chair of Trump's “election integrity” commission claims that we can't know who won the 2016 election.
“Systemic” violation of the Hatch Act was found: Local postal officials were directed to grant unpaid time off, even if it left offices shorthanded, as 97 union members joined Labor 2016 efforts.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on July 19 said senators will take a procedural vote on health care next week following the collapse of a previous GOP health bill.
Letter to Coast Guard criticizes 2-mile ‘security zone’ when president is playing golf
As he hosted Senate Republicans for a health-care meeting at the White House, July 19, President Trump touted GOP efforts to revamp the Affordable Care Act.
Previous covers have cast the president in a favorable light.