Trump spends Christmas Eve calling troops, golfing and tweeting

The president said, “Merry Christmas” to troops located in Kuwait, Qatar and Guantanamo Bay. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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In a pro-Trump town, they never stopped saying ‘Merry Christmas’

Trump’s frequent Christmas pledge taps into feelings of discomfort with “Happy Holidays” and other efforts to be religiously inclusive. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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No longer a ‘lonely battle’: How the campaign against the Mueller probe has taken hold

Conservative activists, GOP lawmakers and Trump tweets have amplified allegations that the Russia investigation is biased. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Despite White House denial, some find Trump's comments about black immigrants believable

The White House denies a report that the president allegedly made highly offensive comments about black immigrants — specifically Haitians and Nigerians. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Will the tax bill help or hurt Republicans in 2018? It depends on who’s talking.

Democrats claim Republicans triggered a political tsunami by passing a tax bill with enormous benefits for the rich. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defiantly disagrees. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Most federal employees in D.C.-Baltimore area to receive 2.3 percent raise in January

Raise will average 1.9 percent but vary by locality; Washington-Baltimore area to receive the largest boost. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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White House vows to stand firm on Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Although the decision has been widely condemned as biased, the White House said president’s move can advance Middle East peace. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Facing Republican attacks, FBI’s deputy director plans to retire early next year

Andrew McCabe intends to leave the bureau when he becomes eligible for his full pension. Republicans want him gone sooner. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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12 things we can definitively say the Russia investigation has uncovered so far

A lot has happened since Robert Mueller was appointed in May. But seven months in, there’s also no smoking gun. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Democrats who supported spending bill face angry backlash over immigration

Leaders fell short of the expectation to enact a permanent solution by the end of the year for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. They will face even more pressure in January. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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