Mueller. Mueller. Mueller. Mueller. Mueller. Mueller. Everywhere, at any hour, it's Mueller time. Special counsel Robert Swan Mueller III is the second-most famous man in Washington. Time Magazine just ranked him No. 3 on their Person of the Year list, after crusading journalists and President Donald Trump. It's impossible to spend a day in this town without hearing or reading Mueller's name.
Another marker has been felled in the intense argument over whether historic figures with racist histories should be honored. The University of Ghana in Accra no longer has a statue of India independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi.
President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he will review the case of a former Special Forces officer and Afghanistan war veteran who was notified last week that he will face a murder charge in the death of a detainee suspected of being a Taliban bombmaker. Former Army Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn was notified Thursday by the Army that he will face one charge of murder, his attorney and the Army said. The military has been investigating him since 2011, when Army officials said he confessed during a polygraph test as part of a CIA job interview to killing the suspected bombmaker.
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, on Sunday rejected the prospect of Trump sitting down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller. "Over my dead body," Giuliani said on "Fox News Sunday." "But you know, I could be dead." "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace followed up, pressing Giuliani on whether the special counsel wanted to speak with Trump. Giuliani did not respond directly and instead said he was "disgusted with the tactics they have used in this case."
WASHINGTON - The White House and a number of federal agencies have started advanced preparations for a partial government shutdown, as President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats appear unlikely to resolve their fight over a border wall before some government funding lapses at week's end.
Fashion, fashion, fashion. What now? An avoidable pratfall into America's racist history. A display of expensive tchotchkes in the windows of Prada's Soho boutique in downtown New York included one style that recalled a Golliwog, the 19th-century blackface character with big round eyes and large red lips. The thing also resembled the title character from "Little Black Sambo," a children's book of the same era. Either way, the connotations were unequivocally racist.
WASHINGTON - Having beaten back a threat from Democratic centrists, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is facing a much different challenge: governing in an era of liberal insurgence. Pelosi is poised to return to the speaker rostrum overseeing a much different House than when she first took the reins 12 years ago. More importantly, it is a significantly changed Democratic caucus.
He was under intense pressure due to multiple probes of his conduct in office and personal dealings.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday, Dec. 14, abruptly named Mick Mulvaney, currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget, as acting White House chief of staff, elevating a conservative ideologue with congressional experience to steer the administration through a treacherous phase. Mulvaney replaces John Kelly, a retired four-star Marine Corps general who failed to impose discipline on a chaotic West Wing and was ousted last week by Trump after the president grew tired of Kelly's restrictive management.
Reince Priebus, a former chief of staff to President Donald Trump and Republican power broker, could join the Navy after a monthslong process in which Defense Secretary Jim Mattis recommended him and a board of officers selected him as a reserve officer, according to defense officials and a memo obtained by The Washington Post.