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      Yes Not now December 16, 2017 Dec. 16, 2017 Democracy Dies in Darkness
      Trump is not on the 2018 ballot, but White House plans full-on campaign for GOP candidates The president’s aides have met with 116 political hopefuls in recent months, senior White House officials said. The president has told advisers he wants to travel extensively and hold rallies. The strategy carries risks for a historically unpopular commander in chief and could help drive angry Democrats to the polls. The Take: With tax bill awaiting final passage, GOP places a big bet on midterms @PKCapitol Analysis How the oldest Senate ever is taking a toll on the business of Washington Eight octogenarians occupy powerful posts, and Senate leaders have paused action on legislation at least three times this year to accommodate ailing colleagues. Head of Pentagon’s secret ‘UFO’ office sought to make evidence public The chief of a little-known agency said the Pentagon failed to take his UFO investigations seriously. Then he quit. But just before leaving his job, intelligence officer Luis Elizondo quietly arranged to secure the release of three of the most unusual videos in the Pentagon’s secret vaults. (Isaac Hale for The Washington Post) (Isaac Hale for The Washington Post) (Isaac Hale for The Washington Post) (Isaac Hale for The Washington Post) ‘I don’t feel like this is for us’: In Utah, land of large families, deep uncertainty over impact of tax plan Middle-class families like the Ridings of American Fork, Utah, have been at the center of the Republican message about why the party needs to pass a massive overhaul of the nation’s tax code. But days before Congress plans to vote, basic questions about how the plan will affect families' pocketbooks and lives remain unanswered. “If they want to help middle-class families,” Becca Riding said, “why don’t they ask us what’s helpful?” Analysis: One chart explains how taxpayers would ultimately pay for tax cuts to corporations Wonkblog: Why GOP shouldn’t be so optimistic A former Nazi guard, 94, is still living in the United States. Authorities want him gone before he dies. Jakiw Palij, who served as an armed guard in a brutal labor camp in Poland, now lives in a Queens rowhouse. He was ordered out of the U.S. in 2004, but Germany, Poland and Ukraine have repeatedly refused to accept him. In a race against time, lawmakers and Jewish groups are asking the Trump administration to act. The story must be told. Your subscription supports journalism that matters. Try 1 month for $1 Opinions Opinions America’s chaotic, crazy, challenging, great, horrible, disappointing year In their own words: Americans assess Trump’s performance in 2017
        The Fed’s playbook says raise rates. What if that’s an obsolete game plan?
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        Roy Moore lost, but his type of right-wing white populism still dominates the GOP
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        Five myths about bitcoin The unchecked threat from Russia More Top Stories More Top Stories Multiple HHS divisions instructed to avoid words including ‘diversity’ and ‘vulnerable’ It’s not clear whether other federal departments have been instructed by the Trump administration to avoid certain words in preparing their budget documents for next year. Rep. Ruben Kihuen won’t seek reelection amid sexual harassment allegations The freshman lawmaker, a Nevada Democrat, is the seventh member of Congress felled by such accusations since October. He said the allegations, which he denies, would be “a distraction from a fair and thorough discussion of the issues in a reelection campaign.” Deadly California wildfire rages on, threatening coastal Santa Barbara County Aerial photos showed the blaze was about 40 percent contained, a fire official said. But the risk remains high for people living near the foothills of Montecito — home to a number of celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres. Anita Hill chosen to lead Hollywood sexual harassment commission A group of entertainment executives formed the commission to combat the kind of  sexual misconduct that recent revelations have shown to be pervasive in Hollywood. An SNL cast member got a Hillary Clinton tattoo on his leg. She says she’s ‘honored.’ Pete Davidson’s photo on Instagram of his new body art —confirmed as real by the artist who did the work — elicited some sharply divided feedback. Retropolis Perspective A white mother went to Alabama to fight for civil rights. The Klan killed her. More than 50 years after Viola Liuzzo became the only white woman to die for the civil rights movement, I needed to understand why she was willing to risk her life for someone like me.
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        Two dogs mauled their owner to death while she was walking them in the woods, sheriff says Authorities in Goochland, Va., said Bethany Lynn Stephens, who weighed a little more than 100 pounds, was mauled to death by her dogs, which had a combined weight of about twice hers. Holiday Gift Guides (Photo illustration by Courtney Kan) The skeptic’s pick of smart-home gadgets Just buying and setting up a device won’t improve your life. The trick is figuring out what is worth the cost, trouble and inevitable security risks. Here are five products that belong in the connected home. The most cutting-edge gifts for the techie in your life The ultimate gift guide for toys, food, travel, home and more Food Comfort food you can make in 20 minutes A heartwarming plate full of familiar ingredients that’s a cinch to make? Yes, please. Home & Garden #doorsofinstagram gets a makeover Check out some of our favorite festive photos shared on social media. On Parenting Our toddler won’t stay put at night He wakes up in the wee hours and won’t stop screaming until he’s in his parents’ bed. Visual Stories Visual Stories Photos (Rania Matar) Photography series explores mothers and daughters, and their relationships around the world Story (The Washington Post) Story (The Washington Post) Story (The Washington Post) Story (The Washington Post) Story (The Washington Post) Sin Luz: Life without power in the longest blackout in U.S. history Outlook (Post Typography for The Post) America’s chaotic, crazy, challenging, great, tumultuous, horrible, disappointing year View Photos (Jim Obester) See the winning images in National Geographic’s 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year contest View Photos (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) Photos of the royal family: William, Catherine, George and Charlotte View Photos (Francesca Agosta/AP) Here are 13 of the week’s best photos
        Video (Erin Patrick O'Connor/ The Washington Post) We rank Star Wars movies, from worst to best UP NEXT We rank Star Wars movies, from worst to best Play Video 2:41 UP NEXT The Fact Checker's list of the biggest Pinocchios of 2017 Play Video 3:55 UP NEXT Apollo 17 left the Moon 45 years ago. That dirty space gear has a story to tell. Play Video 2:06 UP NEXT How Friday's expected snow could affect your commute home Play Video 1:09 Most Read Today’s Paper Market Watch Dow 24,651.74 Today 0.58% S&P 2,675.81 Today 0.9% NASDAQ 6,936.58 Today 1.17% Last Updated:12/15/2017 Weekly schedule, past shows Share news tips with us confidentially

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