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News of the Nation

The Washington Post
Today's Headlines
The morning's most important stories, curated by Post editors.
Thursday December 24, 2020

From left: Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner and Roger Stone. (Bill O’Leary/The Post, Chris Hondros/Getty Images, Ricky Carioti/The Post)

Trump pardons Charles Kushner, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone in latest wave of clemency grants

The president once again used his executive power to benefit his allies and undermine an investigation that dogged his presidency.

By Matt Zapotosky, Josh Dawsey, Colby Itkowitz and Jonathan O'Connell ●  Read more »


Trump’s pardon of Blackwater ‘Four’ highlights deep divisions over Iraq War

By Karen DeYoung ●  Read more »


Trump vowed to drain the swamp. Then he granted clemency to three former congressmen convicted of federal crimes.

By Michael Kranish ●  Read more »


Trump vetoes defense bill, teeing up holiday override votes in Congress

By Karoun Demirjian ●  Read more »


Trump’s last-minute outburst throws pandemic relief effort into chaos

By Seung Min Kim, Josh Dawsey and Mike DeBonis ●  Read more »


Politicians get vaccinated early to build public trust, while furious health-care workers wait

By Fenit Nirappil, Isaac Stanley-Becker and William Wan ●  Read more »



No surprise that Trump would ambush the much-needed covid-19 relief bill — and make it worse

Opinion by the Editorial Board ●  Read more »


All I want for Christmas are covid-19 mandates

Opinion by Kate Cohen ●  Read more »


Republicans just voted to defund the police

Opinion by Dana Milbank ●  Read more »


Trump is trashing the government on his way out. Biden is confident he can fix it.

Opinion by Karen Tumulty ●  Read more »


Congress’s spending bill protects a mysterious island for studying diseases from the auction block

Opinion by James Bennet ●  Read more »


We in the ‘shallow state’ thought we could help. Instead, we obscured the reality of a Trump presidency.

Opinion by Sarah Isgur ●  Read more »


More News

Vaccines, dollars and Biden ratchet up pressure on teachers to return to school

By Laura Meckler, Moriah Balingit and Valerie Strauss ●  Read more »


Vaccine opponents outline online campaigns designed to sow distrust in coronavirus shots

By Elizabeth Dwoskin ●  Read more »


Trump administration pushes forward on $500 million weapons deal with Saudi Arabia

By Missy Ryan and Karen DeYoung ●  Read more »


Trump rails against federal spending that he requested in his budget

By Colby Itkowitz ●  Read more »


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