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A woman approached The Post with dramatic — and false — tale about Roy Moore. She appears to be part of undercover sting operation.

Reporter Stephanie McCrummen of The Washington Post interviews Jaime Phillips at a Greek restaurant in Alexandria on Wednesday. (Dalton Bennett,Thomas LeGro/The Washington Post) A woman who falsely claimed to The Washington Post that Roy Moore, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama, impregnated her as a teenager appears to work with an...

Federal grand jurors in Washington ask for raise from $50-a-day, for 18 months of service

Two dozen federal grand jurors in Washington petitioned House and Senate Judiciary Committee leaders Monday asking for a raise in the $50-a-day maximum they are paid for 18 months of jury service, calling the rate “abysmal,” below the minimum wage and a hardship. Paying jurors fairly so courts nationwide run smoothly is not a new dilemma — the...

How the Senate tax bill will affect poorer Americans, visualized

President Trump leaves the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 16 after meeting with the House Republican Conference about tax reform. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) At some point soon, the Senate will be asked to vote on a tax proposal that aims to boost the economy by slashing individual and corporate tax rates. That’s the sales...

Retired Marine colonel to launch Alabama Senate write-in campaign

Alabama resident, sculptor and retired Marine Col. Lee Busby checks a sculpture of Mark Forester he created outside the University of Alabama Foundry in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Nov. 3. (Gary Cosby Jr./AP) A retired Marine colonel who once served as a top aide to White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly plans...

Trump attacks media in his first post-Thanksgiving tweet

President Trump speaks to the media before speaking with members of the armed forces via video conference at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Thanksgiving Day. (Alex Brandon/AP) President Trump returned from the Thanksgiving holiday with another attack on one of his favorite targets — the news media — suggesting Monday morning on...

Supreme Court won’t review Maryland’s law banning sales of ‘assault weapons’

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a Maryland law banning the sale of semiautomatic guns with certain military-style features. The justices in the past have passed up the chance to hear challenges to similar laws in a handful of other states. But attorneys generals in 21 states had asked the court to step...

The Finance 202: Tax overhaul’s big test comes now

THE TICKER Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) Senate Republicans are attempting the legislative equivalent of a carrier deck landing for their tax plan this week, bringing a complex piece of machinery moving at breakneck speed to an abrupt stop. There’s little margin for error, and...

Michael Flynn’s role in Middle Eastern nuclear project could compound legal issues

In June 2015, retired lieutenant general Michael Flynn took a little-noticed trip to Egypt and Israel, paid for by a U.S. company he was advising. The company hoped to build more than two dozen nuclear plants in the region in partnership with Russian interests. Flynn’s quiet involvement in that project — and his failure to disclose...

Rep. Conyers steps down from Judiciary Committee amid ethics probe

Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) stepped aside from his position as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee on Nov. 26 as an ethics probe into sexual misconduct allegations against him begins. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) stepped aside from his position as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee on Nov....

Ivanka Trump to promote women in India amid questions about garment workers who make her clothes there

When Ivanka Trump leads a U.S. delegation to southern India this week, the president’s daughter will use her official role as a White House adviser to promote female entre­pre­neur­ship and economic power. But looming over her visit will be an uncomfortable question that Trump’s company has refused to answer: What are the work conditions for laborers in India...
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