Trump: Transgender people will not be allowed to serve ‘in any capacity’ in the US military

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President Trump says he will bar transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity” in the armed forces.  Trump said on Twitter on Wednesday that after consulting with “Generals and military experts,” the government “will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.”  Trump added that “Our military must

The Daily 202: Senate Republicans still face narrow path to pass health-care bill after procedural victory

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The Daily 202: Senate Republicans still face narrow path to pass health-care bill after procedural victory
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Republican Sens. John Cornyn (Tex.) and John Barrasso (Wyo.) leave the Senate chamber after Vice President Pence breaks a 50-50 tie to formally open debate on Republican health-care legislation. (Oliver Contreras For The Washington Post) THE BIG IDEA: Mitch McConnell is like a quarterback who has just converted on fourth and long. The Senate

Senate Votes Down Broad Obamacare Repeal

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Senate Votes Down Broad Obamacare Repeal
But the victory could be fleeting: Senate Republicans still have no agreement on a repeal bill that they can ultimately pass to uproot the law that has provided health insurance to millions of Americans. How Each Senator Voted on Full Obamacare Repeal-and-Replace Republican leaders brought the first of several expected amendments to a vote Tuesday

Sessions’ defenders take on Trump taunts

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Sessions’ defenders take on Trump taunts
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is collecting a flood of support as President Donald Trump amps up his bullying campaign, with even some of Sessions’ fiercest critics offering a simple defense — he’s just doing his job. Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions for recusing himself from the FBI’s Russia probe, while his new White House communications