Tag: Washington (DC)

Maria Butina Pleads Guilty to Being Part of a Russian Effort to Influence the N.R.A. and Republicans

WASHINGTON — To the conservative Americans she courted, Maria Butina was the right kind of Russian. She loved guns and the church and networking with top officials in the National Rifle Association. She schmoozed with Republican presidential candidates, and became a supporter of Donald J. Trump. She spent Thanksgiving at a congressman’s country house, took […]

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Maria Butina, Russian Accused of Trying to Influence Conservatives, Poised to Plead Guilty

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors appear to have struck a plea deal with Maria Butina, the Russian woman accused of running a secret campaign to influence powerful American conservatives, according to court papers filed Monday. The prosecutors and Ms. Butina’s lawyers jointly requested a hearing for Ms. Butina to change her plea. The move is almost […]

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Trump Hints He Has Picked His Next Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman

WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to name Gen. Mark A. Milley, the Army chief of staff, to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top-ranking military position in the country, administration officials said on Friday. Mr. Trump teased the decision in remarks to reporters at the White House on Friday, […]

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Trump Will Nominate William P. Barr as Attorney General

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday said he intended to nominate William P. Barr, who served as attorney general during the first Bush administration from 1991 to 1993, to return as head of the Justice Department. “He was my first choice since Day 1,” Mr. Trump told reporters as he walked from the White House […]

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John Kelly Expected to Leave White House Post in Next Few Days, Officials Say

John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, is likely to leave his post in the next few days, ending a tumultuous 16-month tenure still among the longest for a senior aide to President Trump, two people with direct knowledge of the developments said Friday. Mr. Kelly and Mr. Trump have grown weary with […]

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Read George W. Bush’s Eulogy for His Father

Former President George W. Bush delivered on Wednesday a eulogy for his father, President George Bush, during a state funeral at the Washington National Cathedral. The following is a transcript of those remarks, as distributed by George W. Bush’s office. [For more coverage of the state funeral for the 41st president, read here.] _________________ FORMER […]

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Live Briefing: George H.W. Bush Funeral Live: President’s Coffin Arrives at the National Cathedral

Right Now: President George Bush’s coffin is carried into Washington National Cathedral. • The United States’ five living presidents, dignitaries from around the country and leaders from throughout the world filled the Washington National Cathedral for the service, the first presidential funeral since 2006. • The Bush family and top leaders of Congress watched the […]

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Jon Meacham, Bush’s Biographer, Will Also Deliver a Eulogy

WASHINGTON — Around Labor Day in 1998, the historian Michael Beschloss took his friend, Jon Meacham, then a Newsweek writer, to Kennebunkport, Me., where Mr. Beschloss interviewed George Bush, the former president, at the family compound. After their conversation, Mr. Bush took both visitors on one of the hair-rising rides he loved to take on […]

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For George Bush and His Eldest Son, a Relationship Unique Among American Presidents

WASHINGTON — Theirs was a relationship of Shakespearean dimensions, father and son occupants of the Oval Office. A son who grew up struggling to live up to the example of the great man. A father who watched his eldest boy eventually take his place in the seat of power, his love unquestioned but his advice […]

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On Washington: A Funeral for a President, and a Fleeting Unity for a Nation

WASHINGTON — Presidential funerals provide a moment for Washington — and the nation — to pause and embrace the better side of our politics. No one who occupies the Oval Office escapes fierce division — it is the nature of the job. Gerald R. Ford, the last president mourned by the nation after his death […]

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House Republican Campaign Arm Says It Was Hacked This Year

WASHINGTON — The campaign arm for House Republicans was hacked during the 2018 midterm campaign, a spokesman for the organization said on Tuesday. The hack of the organization, the National Republican Congressional Committee, exposed thousands of sensitive emails from four senior aides for months. The breach, first reported by Politico, was detected in April by […]

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German Carmakers Head to Washington, Hoping to Dodge Tariffs by Offering Jobs

German auto executives are set to meet with top United States officials in Washington on Tuesday in hopes that promising to create jobs for American workers will stave off tariffs that would devastate their country’s most important industry. The hastily organized meeting, to be attended by representatives of BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen, comes amid a […]

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Scenes of Remembrance: A Nation Mourns George Bush: Scenes of Tribute and Grief

Former President George Bush will be honored this week in Washington and Houston in a series of tributes and memorial services before he is laid to rest at his presidential library and museum at Texas A&M University in College Station. After a ceremony on Monday night with congressional leadership and lawmakers in the Capitol Rotunda, […]

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In City She Shook, Stormy Daniels Speaks About Path to ‘Full Disclosure’

WASHINGTON — The two perched themselves between the bookstore’s Film and Religion sections — Washington’s courtliest hostess-journalist and the only porn actress she can remember interviewing. “Tonight, we will be talking about the president of the United States,” the journalist, Sally Quinn, began on Monday evening, introducing Stormy Daniels to a few hundred of her […]

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Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthin’ ta F’ Wit? The Creators of Shaolin Jazz Disagree

Geraldy Watson and Trey “DJ 2-Tone Jones” WallacePhoto: Chris Carr To call the Wu-Tang Clan one of the most influential musical acts of all-time isn’t hyperbole. When they burst onto the scene in 1993 as a gritty and grimey Staten Island, N.Y., counterpoint to the Dr. Dre-helmed polish of Los Angeles G-funk, music shifted too. […]

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Here Are the Democrats Who Voted Against Nancy Pelosi

House Democrats voted Wednesday on their leadership for the upcoming congressional term, when they have the majority in the chamber. Representative Nancy Pelosi of California was nominated for speaker by a vote of 203-32, leaving her short of the 218 she needs to win the post when it is voted on by the House in […]

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Pelosi Faces Another Internal Threat to Her Leadership, This Time Over Partisan Gridlock

WASHINGTON — A group of House Democrats — dismayed by partisan gridlock — is trying to force changes to the way the House works by leaning into a potential leadership fight, threatening to withhold support for Representative Nancy Pelosi to be speaker unless she backs an overhaul of the chamber’s rules. The nine Democratic members […]

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Supreme Court Party Time

The Federalist Society celebrated the four Supreme Court justices in attendance at its annual gala in Washington last week, including the newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, who received a minute-long ovation when his name was announced. The banquet was a victory lap for the conservative lawyers’ organization that has provided the Trump administration with dozens of […]

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Dear DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, You Can Be Wrong but You Can’t be Loud and Wrong About Mumbo Sauce

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Many years ago I remember getting into an argument with a friend about the documentary, Waiting for Superman, the 2010 documentary that looks at the American public school system. The argument wasn’t about the specifics of the film at all. The argument was about how well-known the documentary was. I […]

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