When the Knicks finally traded Carmelo Anthony last offseason, both he and the organization itself viewed it as an opportunity to get out from under a cloud. With the Oklahoma City deal, Melo joined a contending team that already had two All-Stars and left the club that fumbled [...]
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In November, President Trump declared that he didn't need to fill empty government positions. “I am the only one that matters,” he said. “When it comes to it, [my position is] what the policy will be.” Trump has filled the smallest percentage of top leadership positions compared with [...]
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North Korea and South Korea will field one unified Korean women's hockey team at the upcoming Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. North Korea will also send 230 cheerleaders, 140 musicians and 30 taekwondo athletes. [...]
President Trump and Sen. Dick Durbin, left, listen as Rep. Steny Hoyer speaks during a meeting on immigration at the White House.
The U.S. Capitol on an early morning in December. (AP)
Back in December, Sarah Binder, John Sides and I chatted here at TMC about how Congress had flirted with a government shutdown but ultimately avoided it. Fast-forward six weeks, and here we are again. The stopgap funding bill Congress [...]
On Sunday, the New England Patriots will make their 12th AFC Championship Game appearance under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, and the legendary coach/QB combo will be gunning for a record eighth Super Bowl appearance together against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cut through all the drama, the speculation [...]
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Cape Town, South Africa, has fewer than 90 days left of water in its reservoirs. It's projected that by April 22 the city will have to shut down the municipal water supply except for essential [...]
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President Trump meets with members of the U.S. Coast Guard on Dec. 29. He invited them to play golf at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Evan Vucci/AP)
Unlike recent past presidents, Donald Trump is a homebody. Over the course of his first year in office, [...]
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Immigrants and their allies hold a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in front of the Trump International Hotel in the District in September. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
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