US Politics: Washington Post articles – 24 March 2017


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‘We just pulled it,’ Trump tells The Post amid GOP revolt
The move came as House Speaker Paul Ryan struggled to win support for the health-care bill and moments before the scheduled House vote. It was a dramatic acknowledgment that Republicans are so far unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The decision came a day after President Trump delivered an ultimatum to lawmakers — and the defeat represented multiple failures for the new president and the House speaker.
By Robert Costa, Mike DeBonis and Ed O’Keefe  •  Read more »     
‘Hello, Bob’: Trump called a Post reporter to say the health bill was dead. Here’s what he said.
“So, we just pulled it,” the president, calling from a blocked number in the Oval Office, began his conversation with The Post’s Robert Costa. Before Costa could ask a question, Trump began explaining why the vote on the bill had been called off.
By Robert Costa  •  Read more »
The Fix | Analysis
Trump played a game of chicken with House Republicans. Then he blinked. Bigly.
Donald Trump was elected in part on one promise: that he knows how to make deals normal politicians don’t. Part of that mystique is the willingness to call his rivals’ bluff, to put his cards on the table and ask everyone else to do the same. That’s what Trump did Thursdaynight. But when the time came to push all his chips into the middle of the table, Trump folded.
By Chris Cillizza  •  Read more »
Former Trump campaign manager Manafort to testify before House committee in Russia probe
House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes said Paul Manafort has volunteered to testify before his committee, which is investigating alleged ties between Trump campaign officials and Russia as well as the Kremlin’s activities in the 2016 election.
By Karoun Demirjian and Tom Hamburger  •  Read more »
Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline that had stalled under Obama administration
This decision marks one of the biggest steps taken to date by the Trump administration to prioritize economic development over environmental concerns.
By Brady Dennis and Steven Mufson  •  Read more »
Wonkblog | Analysis
The ‘disease’ killing white Americans goes way deeper than opioids
An increase in suicide, drug addiction and alcoholism is driving up middle-aged death rates, but new research suggests “diseases of despair” are symptoms of a greater malaise — one that’s even harder to fix.
By Jeff Guo  •  Read more »
This startup wants to dress women for the office
As the “athleisure” trend keeps up its long tyranny, MM.LaFleur is aiming to become a wardrobe go-to for harried 9-to-5ers.
By Sarah Halzack  •  Read more »
A pioneer of humanely raised meat is betting the farm on Blue Apron
As Bill Niman sells his operation to the meal-kit giant, he sees the chance to take grass-fed beef to an all new scale.
By Jane Black  •  Read more »
Federal prisons have fewer inmates. But the Justice Dept. says it still needs private prisons to hold them.
The department says private facilities give the Bureau of Prisons more flexibility. But critics say that stance is “a purely ideological decision unconnected to any actual need.”
By Matt Zapotosky  •  Read more »
In their time to shine, conservative outlets find the spotlight is getting hot
These should be high times for conservative news outlets, what with like-minded officials and operatives in control of virtually every important office in Washington. And yet the news about them lately has been a parade of dysfunction.
By Paul Farhi  •  Read more »
Chat Transcript
My sister plans to upstage my wedding by announcing she’s pregnant
The advice columnist takes your questions about the strange train we call life.
By Carolyn Hax  •  Read more »
Lonzo Ball’s jump shot looks weird — until it goes in
The UCLA star became one of the best three-point shooters in the country using one of the strangest jumpers in recent memory.
By Adam Kilgore  •  Read more »



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