I realize it does not qualify as news that Trump lies all the time. I am not talking about subtle matters of interpretation; I’m taking about knowing falsehoods, commonly known as lies. And those are just a smattering of the more than 5,000 falsehoods from Trump that The Post has tallied since he took office. By the time all those lies have been called out, Trump will have spewed a few dozen more. “ ‘They say?’ ”“People say,” Trump responded.
An anti-death-penalty demonstration at the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 17, 2017. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)On Oct. 11, the Washington state Supreme Court unanimously struck down that state’s death penalty statute as unconstitutional [“State’s high court rejects death penalty,” national digest, Oct. 12]. The court wrote:“The death penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner. It is long past time that Virginia ends what the unanimous Washington Supreme Court called “an arbitrary and racially biased” punishment. Michael E. Stone, RichmondThe writer is executive director of Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.
ColumnistEric H. Holder, who has never been elected for anything in his life, has some advice for his fellow Democrats. Revising Michelle Obama’s mantra — “When they go low, we go high” — Holder says, “When they go low, we kick them.” All through this great nation of ours, Republicans licked their chops. Reagan, who is invariably lauded as a gentleman, called the campus “a haven for communist sympathizers, protesters and sex deviants.” The demonstrations did little to change America, but they eventually made Reagan president of the United States. Similarly, Richard M. Nixon used the anti-war demonstrations of the Vietnam era to pummel George McGovern. His show was a companion to “Animal Planet.”“Going low” is not, like proper meds, going to restore Trump voters to sanity.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s longtime Senate colleagues dealt him a bad hand when he advanced through the confirmation process. To whom should the president turn as a new attorney general? Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein is very able, experienced and admired, but he is not the best choice. The new attorney general has to know how to act in response, and do so within the rule of law. That’s Judge Luttig.
October 15, 2018 20:48 UTC
The United Steelworkers union has struck a tentative agreement for a new labor contract with U.S. Steel Corp. X -2.27%A spokesman for the union said in an email Monday afternoon the initial deal was in place, but further details weren’t immediately available. Workers for the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker have been pushing for raises in a new contract. The implementation of 25% tariffs on steel imports have helped U.S. steel companies raise prices amid strong economic growth.
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October 15, 2018 20:26 UTC
“Game of Thrones” cast members meant the sun and stars to one another, making it difficult for them to say goodbye after filming the eighth and final season of the HBO hit. At least that’s how Peter Dinklage described it in an interview with Vulture published Monday. Dinklage, 49, who has won three Emmy awards for portraying Tyrion Lannister on the series, inadvertently revealed how he and other cast and crew members honored a character’s last day on set. Even if they weren’t working, they came to set, which was beautiful,” Dinklage explained. If it was their day, you would go to set to say goodbye.
October 15, 2018 20:26 UTC
"Emerging threats are outpacing our defenses," Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the Senate committee on homeland security and government affairs on October 10, pointing to unmanned aerial systems (otherwise known as 'drones') as a "prime example." DHS was finally given that authority on October 5 when President Trump signed into law the new FAA Reauthorization bill. A DHS threat warning updated in August 2018 reiterated the government's concerns that drones "may be capable of transporting contraband, chemical, or other explosive/weaponized payloads." The National Football League (NFL) is an organization that has first-hand experience with this issue, and the organization's president of security notes it could have been much worse. In the end, Velicovich still thinks that drones are a force for good, and that they aren't going away anytime soon.
October 15, 2018 20:21 UTC
President Trump announced this summer, amid much fanfare, that he would breathe new life into the country’s steel industry, which has been in steady decline since the 1970s. As a result, some steelworkers, a key voting bloc for President Trump, are not rallying behind him, presenting a potential liability in critical midterm elections. At the nation’s two largest steel producers, ArcelorMittal and U.S. Steel, nearly 31,000 steelworkers have granted union negotiators the power to call a strike. The group responsible for roughly half of America’s steel production is demanding higher wages. “This presidential election was sold as ‘we are bringing the steel industry back to Western Pennsylvania, back to America,’ and yes production has increased,” said Kelly.
October 15, 2018 20:15 UTC
Addressed to San Diego and Riverside County voters in the 50th Congressional District, the letter alleges that Campa-Najjar is too closely related to individuals connected to terrorist activities and begs recipients to not vote for him. It references Campa-Najjar’s grandfather, who was involved in the 1972 terrorist attack that killed 12 Israeli athletes and coaches at the Munich Olympics.
October 15, 2018 20:15 UTC
A year ago, Khashoggi went into self-imposed exile in the United States after a government crackdown netted dozens of people, some of them his friends, as the crown prince moved to consolidate power. The 59-year-old has not been seen since he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 2. He had gone there to obtain a document before his pending marriage to his Turkish fiancee.
October 15, 2018 20:15 UTC
At the end of that play, Hill found himself face to face with a group of angry Patriots fans sitting in the stands at the end of the end zone. Those fans weren’t happy about what had just transpired in front of them and took it out on the responsible party.
October 15, 2018 20:09 UTC
“I don't think Avery lacks confidence, so I'm not that concerned. I think that's a group of guys, there are guys who kind of lose their confidence and you try your best to get them to the foul line or something like that, but I don't think Avery has that issue.”
October 15, 2018 20:06 UTC
Meagan Simonaire, announces she is switching party affiliation from Republican to Democrat on Monday. Darryl Barnes, left, and Bonnie Cullison, and Kathleen Matthews, far left, who chairs the Maryland Democratic Party. (Brian Witte/AP)Meagan Simonaire, the state lawmaker who came out as bisexual during a speech in the House of Delegates earlier this year, changed her party affiliation on Monday from Republican to Democrat. “President Trump regularly attacks minorities, women and anyone who does not agree with him,” she said at a news conference, joined by several Democratic lawmakers and Maryland Democratic Party chair Kathleen Matthews. Mental-health providers who attempt to change a minor’s gender identification or sexual orientation are now subject to discipline by the state’s licensing board.
October 15, 2018 20:04 UTC
MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) will ban false information about voting requirements and fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations in the run-up to and during next month’s U.S. midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service. The new policy was disclosed by Facebook’s cyber security policy chief, Nathaniel Gleicher, and other company executives. That leaves Facebook more open to manipulation by users seeking to affect the election. Russia, and potentially other foreign parties, are already making “pervasive” efforts to interfere in upcoming U.S. elections, the leader of Trump’s national security team said in early August. Just days before that, Facebook said it uncovered a coordinated political influence campaign to mislead its users and sow dissension among voters, removing 32 pages and accounts from Facebook and Instagram.
October 15, 2018 20:03 UTC
Nicole Kidman says her high-profile marriage to Tom Cruise insulated her against the rampant sexual abuse in Hollywood. Speaking with New York Magazine for its new issue about women and power, the “Big Little Lies” star opened up about how early on in her career she was spared from all-too common instances of sexual harassment due to Cruise’s star power. “Being married to Tom Cruise at 22 is something I’m always reluctant to talk about, because I’m married now to the man who is my great love [Keith Urban], and it almost feels disrespectful,” Kidman wrote in an essay for the outlet. “That said, I got married very young, but it definitely wasn’t power for me ― it was protection.”“I married for love, but being married to an extremely powerful man kept me from being sexually harassed,” she continued. “I would work, but I was still very much cocooned.”
October 15, 2018 20:00 UTC