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the trump show - the washington post


the washington post's marc fisher helps break down the theatrical patterns of behavior long employed by president trump. when it comes to this presidency, the most important thing, is how it looks. (adriana usero/the washington post)last spring, while reporting the washington post’s biography of donald trump, i asked an executive who had worked for trump for more than three decades to help me understand a central contradiction about the man: how could he be at once the micromanager who in the 1980s would call an employee at 2 a.m. and order her out of bed to clean up litter he’d noticed in the lobby of one of his buildings, and also the boss who was so detached that he claimed to be ignorant of his hotels’ finances as they fell into bankruptcy?the executive offered this guidance:






we can name 8 dinners ready in 20 minutes or less


in need of a quick make-at-home dinner? here are eight speedy options from our recipe finder, each ready in 20 minutes or less. (deb lindsey/for the washington post)southwestern ham steak. the quick, spicy rub means flavorful diced leftovers in a next-day salad.(deb lindsey /for the washington post)creamy halibut. the simple method in this recipe ensures the fish stays moist.(deb lindsey/for the washington post)ten-minute pan quiche. a great way to use up stale bread — here, quick homemade bread crumbs are moistened with olive oil and pressed into the pan as a makeshift crust.(deb lindsey/for the washington post)(dixie d. vereen/for the washington post)quick chicken and baby broccoli with spicy peanut sauce, above left. a sheet-pan meal with a kicky sauce.turkey tonnato, above right. no ..






pi day’s around the corner, so check out 12 recipes to help you celebrate


as if you really needed an excuse to make pie, march 14 is pi day. as such, we’ve gathered 3.14 of our favorite pie recipes . . . kidding! here are a dozen — six sweet, six savory — that have precisely and mathematically been chosen from our recipe finder to guarantee delicious results.sweet(deb lindsey/for the washington post)you-got-peanut-butter-in-my-chocolate tart. peanut butter and chocolate are never out of season.(scott suchman/for the washington post)dorie greenspan’s blueberry pie. we love this recipe’s crust technique: after a quick buzz in the food processor, it’s immediately rolled between sheets of parchment or wax paper before being chilled. (deb lindsey for the washington post/for the washington post)patti labelle’s sweet potato pie. the one of 2015 viral ...






8 reasons to buy poppy seeds in bulk


whole poppy seeds, left, and ground poppy seeds, right. (deb lindsey/for the washington post)poppy seeds deserve to be added to more than just muffins. here are eight ways to use them, from the recipe finder. and remember, it’s more cost-effective to purchase poppy seeds in bulk: look for them in the grocery store bulk bin section, at mediterranean markets or online. [good reasons to use more poppy seeds](deb lindsey/for the washington post)of course, because purim starts sundown saturday, you could bake up some poppy seed hamantaschen (or this pareve version).(julia ewan/the washington post)for the classic lemon-and-poppy combo, try sandra fairbank’s tiny poppy seed cookies.(deb lindsey/for the washington post)while sweets are on your mind, try poppy seed ice cream — it’s a standa...






7 recipes to cure your mezcal and taco cravings


tim carman’s review of mezcalero cocina mexicana on 14th street nw got us thinking about mezcal and tacos. until we’re able to get to the restaurant, we’ll stare longingly at these cocktails and filled tortillas, all found in the recipe finder. thankfully, they’re all a cinch to make at home.(dixie d. vereen/for the washington post)mezcal margarita. adapted from rick bayless’s topolobampo restaurant in chicago.smoked palomino. the mezcal here is enhanced with sherry, grapefruit and lime. (deb lindsey/for the washington post)oaxaca old fashioned. smoky and smooth.(scott suchman/for the washington post)tacos with grilled plantains. starchy and slightly sweet plantains are the perfect taco filling. (deb lindsey/for the washington post)hawaiian fish tacos. the flavors are inspired by...






feels like spring, so sip accordingly: 3 drinks and 3 snacks to make for cocktai


if you’re in the washington metro area, step outside today and smell the early blooming cherry blossoms. (or if it’s still chilly where you're dwelling, close your eyes and imagine warmer times ahead.) and after your day of work is finished, make and sip one of these spring-inspired cocktails from the recipe finder. (deb lindsey/for the washington post)(dixie d. vereen/for the washington post)invigorating spring tea-ser, above left. invite some friends — this lavender-laced recipe makes four drinks.rites of spring, above right. a riff on the last word, the classic cocktail from detroit.(marvin joseph/the washington post)it must have been the roses. light and floral with a subtle touch of lemon.to accompany your drinks, whip up one of these snacks:(deb lindsey /for the washington pos...






the washington post's new slogan is a stark warning to donald trump


the washington post has reminded donald trump of the importance of a free press by unveiling a new masthead underlining what’s at stake if he talks down the industry.the newspaper’s slogan, “democracy dies in darkness”, has emerged as the us president has been railling against the media as an “enemy of the american people” who are purveyors of “fake news”. washington post although the slogan isn’t explicitly aimed at trump, the new catchphrase was emblazoned on the august organ’s website and snapchat discover stories last week as the furore over the media dominated his astonishing press conference. shani george, communications director at the paper, told the huffington post us on wednesday that it was something the long-standing newspaper - which was behind the ...






remembering the time a president threatened to punch a washington post critic


everyone knows that the third iteration of a movie franchise is the weakest one. “alien 3” couldn’t hold a candle to “aliens,” although why anyone would want to proffer a burning taper to the 1986 james cameron-directed sequel to ridley scott’s 1979 sci-fi masterpiece is beyond answer man.hopefully, “washington critics: part 3” will be different.over the past two weeks, answer man has explored stories of washington newspaper film critics supposedly fired from their jobs for writing negative reviews. at least one of these stories is straight-up apocryphal. the washington post’s gary arnold was not fired for panning “star wars” — he loved it — or for panning “tender mercies,” though he hated it.[would you believe that a post critic was fired for hating ‘star w...






the washington post’s new slogan turns out to be an old saying


it may be the most widely debated and commented upon newspaper slogan since . . . well, has there ever been a widely debated newspaper slogan?the washington post added a new phrase beneath its online masthead this week — “democracy dies in darkness” — and the commentary flowed immediately. the slogan quickly trended on twitter, drawing tweets even from the people’s daily newspaper in china. it was fodder for a few late-night cracks from stephen colbert, who suggested some of the rejected phrases included “no, you shut up,” “come at me, bro” and “we took down nixon — who wants next?”others called it “ominous,” “awesome,” and “heavy-handed.” slate offered an alternative list: “15 metal albums whose titles are less dark than the washington post’s ne...






the washington post’s new slogan turns out to be an old saying


it may be the most widely debated and commented upon newspaper slogan since . . . well, has there ever been a widely debated newspaper slogan?the washington post added a new phrase beneath its online masthead this week — “democracy dies in darkness” — and the commentary flowed immediately. the slogan quickly trended on twitter, drawing tweets even from the people’s daily newspaper in china. it was fodder for a few late-night cracks from stephen colbert, who suggested some of the rejected phrases included “no, you shut up,” “come at me, bro” and “we took down nixon — who wants next?”others called it “ominous,” “awesome,” and “heavy-handed.” slate offered an alternative list: “15 metal albums whose titles are less dark than the washington post’s ne...






the washington post’s new slogan turns out to be an old saying


it may be the most widely debated and commented upon newspaper slogan since . . . well, has there ever been a widely debated newspaper slogan?the washington post added a new phrase beneath its online masthead this week — “democracy dies in darkness” — and the commentary flowed immediately. the slogan quickly trended on twitter, drawing tweets even from the people’s daily newspaper in china. it was fodder for a few late-night cracks from stephen colbert, who suggested some of the rejected phrases included “no, you shut up,” “come at me, bro” and “we took down nixon — who wants next?”others called it “ominous,” “awesome,” and “heavy-handed.” slate offered an alternative list: “15 metal albums whose titles are less dark than the washington post’s ne...






washington post reportedly denies new slogan was inspired by trump


it may not be “all the news that’s fit to print,” but the washington post is featuring a new motto on its website: “democracy dies in darkness.”the words now appear underneath the masthead on the website on tuesday. they were not, however, in a similar place in the paper’s print edition wednesday. the paper denied that it was a response to president trump’s recent criticism of the press.amazon.com founder and ceo jeff bezos used the phrase in an interview last year when asked to explain why he purchased the paper in 2013.“i think a lot of us believe this, that democracy dies in darkness, that certain institutions have a very important role in making sure that there is light. and i think the washington post has a seat, an important seat, to do that because we happen to be lo...






redskins place exclusive franchise tag on kirk cousins, keeping him from negotia


master tesfatsion covers the washington redskins for the washington post. he previously covered the minnesota vikings for the star tribune for two seasons before joining the post in 2015. when he’s not writing or tweeting about the redskins, he loves to discuss music, fashion and his alma mater – arizona state. follow @mastertes






what the wikileaks cia files say about your car


wikileaks says it has a trove on the cia's hacking secrets. washington post national security reporter greg miller explains what these documents reveal. (dalton bennett,greg miller/the washington post)tucked into wikileaks’ analysis of a trove of documents allegedly from the central intelligence agency is a stunning line: that the agency has looked into hacking cars, which wikileaks asserts could be use to carry out “nearly undetectable assassinations.”in making its claim, wikileaks links to meeting notes from 2014 listing “potential mission areas” for the cia’s embedded devices branch, which includes “vehicle systems” and “qnx.” the leaked documents, which the washington post could not independently verify and the cia has declined to confirm, do not appear to sugge...






what the wikileaks cia files say about your car


wikileaks says it has a trove on the cia's hacking secrets. washington post national security reporter greg miller explains what these documents reveal. (dalton bennett,greg miller/the washington post)tucked into wikileaks’ analysis of a trove of documents allegedly from the central intelligence agency is a stunning line: that the agency has looked into hacking cars, which wikileaks asserts could be use to carry out “nearly undetectable assassinations.”in making its claim, wikileaks links to meeting notes from 2014 listing “potential mission areas” for the cia’s embedded devices branch, which includes “vehicle systems” and “qnx.” the leaked documents, which the washington post could not independently verify and the cia has declined to confirm, do not appear to sugge...






what the wikileaks cia files say about your car


wikileaks says it has a trove on the cia's hacking secrets. washington post national security reporter greg miller explains what these documents reveal. (dalton bennett,greg miller/the washington post)tucked into wikileaks’ analysis of a trove of documents allegedly from the central intelligence agency is a stunning line: that the agency has looked into hacking cars, which wikileaks asserts could be used to carry out “nearly undetectable assassinations.”in making its claim, wikileaks links to meeting notes from 2014 listing “potential mission areas” for the cia’s embedded devices branch, which includes “vehicle systems” and “qnx.” the leaked documents, which the washington post could not independently verify and the cia has declined to confirm, do not appear to sugg...






redskins free agency central - latest news, rumors and more


other teams may covet desean jackson more than washington as free agency begins. (ricky carioti/the washington post)the nfl’s free agent negotiation period begins tuesday at noon et, with the signing period starting thursday at 4 p.m. et. throughout it all the post’s reporters will bring you the latest updates on washington’s free agent targets — both in-house and external — and break down what their arrivals — and departures — mean for the redskins moving forward.the post will be updated regularly. please check back and refresh the page for updates.the latestthe redskins made their first move overnight, with more action possible today. here’s what we know right now.there’s no kirk cousins-to-the-niners dealif you were holding your breath, you can stop now. this doesn’...






redskins free agency central - latest news, rumors and more


other teams may covet desean jackson more than washington as free agency begins. (ricky carioti/the washington post)the nfl’s free agent negotiation period begins tuesday at noon et, with the signing period starting thursday at 4 p.m. et. throughout it all the post’s reporters will bring you the latest updates on washington’s free agent targets — both in-house and external — and break down what their arrivals — and departures — mean for the redskins moving forward.the post will be updated regularly. please check back and refresh the page for updates.the latestthe redskins made their first move overnight, with more action possible today. here’s what we know right now.there’s no kirk cousins-to-the-niners dealif you were holding your breath, you can stop now.redskins re-si...






former redskins istant coach aubrey pleasant to join rams coaching staff


master tesfatsion covers the washington redskins for the washington post. he previously covered the minnesota vikings for the star tribune for two seasons before joining the post in 2015. when he’s not writing or tweeting about the redskins, he loves to discuss , fashion and his alma mater – arizona state. follow @mastertes






washington post employee posed as ice agent, police say


a washington post employee was arrested last month and charged with impersonating an immigration and customs enforcement agent following an fbi raid, court documents show.itai ozderman, 35, is accused of impersonating an ice officer throughout falls church, va., on more than one occasion, according to montgomery county district court documents.police say that he sported a bulletproof vest bearing the ice logo and, when the fbi entered his home in maryland bearing a search warrant, they discovered 10 weapons, including two m4-style assault rifles and a shotgun. they also found body armor and tactical vests.court records and police sources confirmed to abc7 news that ozderman has worked in the it department at the washington post for about two years."all we have to share is that we are awar.






washington post employee posed as ice agent, police say


a washington post employee was arrested last month and charged with impersonating an immigration and customs enforcement agent following an fbi raid, court documents show.itai ozderman, 35, is accused of impersonating an ice officer throughout falls church, va., on more than one occasion, according to montgomery county district court documents.police say that he sported a bulletproof vest bearing the ice logo and, when the fbi entered his home in maryland bearing a search warrant, they discovered 10 weapons, including two m4-style assault rifles and a shotgun. they also found body armor and tactical vests.court records and police sources confirmed to abc7 news that ozderman has worked in the it department at the washington post for about two years."all we have to share is that we are awar.






washington gm mccloughan not present at nfl combine


washington is already stumbling into the nfl draft, let alone the 2017 season. general manager scot mccloughan will not be at any nfl combine events because of “family matters,” according to the washington post. his absence at the biggest offseason event for every nfl gm is the latest blip in his bizarre marriage with washington, one mccloughan had to defend still exists on thursday. he shot down a report from washington d.c. radio station 106.7 the fan that claimed mccloughan had been “sent away” from team offices on feb. 20 and that team president bruce allen, coach jay gruden, scouts alex santos and scott campbell, and personnel executive doug williams were collectively taking over gm duties.cooley speculates washington gm mccloughan is drinking again “i'...






washington gm mccloughan not present at nfl combine


washington is already stumbling into the nfl draft, let alone the 2017 season. general manager scot mccloughan will not be at any nfl combine events because of “family matters,” according to the washington post. his absence at the biggest offseason event for every nfl gm is the latest blip in his bizarre marriage with washington, one mccloughan had to defend still exists on thursday. he shot down a report from washington d.c. radio station 106.7 the fan that claimed mccloughan had been “sent away” from team offices on feb. 20 and that team president bruce allen, coach jay gruden, scouts alex santos and scott campbell, and personnel executive doug williams were collectively taking over gm duties.cooley speculates washington gm mccloughan is drinking again “i'...






washington gm mccloughan not present at nfl combine


washington is already stumbling into the nfl draft, let alone the 2017 season. general manager scot mccloughan will not be at any nfl combine events because of “family matters,” according to the washington post. his absence at the biggest offseason event for every nfl gm is the latest blip in his bizarre marriage with washington, one mccloughan had to defend still exists on thursday. he shot down a report from washington d.c. radio station 106.7 the fan that claimed mccloughan had been “sent away” from team offices on feb. 20 and that team president bruce allen, coach jay gruden, scouts alex santos and scott campbell, and personnel executive doug williams were collectively taking over gm duties.cooley speculates washington gm mccloughan is drinking again “i'...






tom hanks and meryl streep to star in new pentagon papers film ‘the post’


washington post publisher katharine graham and executive editor ben bradlee leave u.s. district court after a ruling allowing post to continue publishing the pentagon papers. (ap)with journalism and “the hollywood elite” consistently drawing ire from the trump white house, it’s no surprise that the two would eventually team up.oscar winners tom hanks, meryl streep and steven spielberg are joining forces for a new drama about the fourth estate called “the post,” which chronicles the washington post’s legal battle to publish the classified pentagon papers in 1971. spielberg will direct, hanks will play the post’s larger than life executive editor ben bradlee and streep will play katharine graham, the newspaper’s publisher, according to deadline.details of the film have been k...






redskins free agency central - latest news, rumors and more


other teams may covet desean jackson more than washington as free agency begins. (ricky carioti/the washington post)the nfl’s free agent negotiation period begins tuesday at noon et, with the signing period starting thursday at 4 p.m. et. throughout it all the post’s reporters will bring you the latest updates on washington’s free agent targets — both in-house and external — and break down what their arrivals — and departures — mean for the redskins moving forward.the post will be updated regularly. please check back and refresh the page for updates.the latestit’s quiet so far. too quiet? no, it’s always slow going early in the negotiating window. expect things to ramp up later this evening and tomorrow before the fireworks start on thursday afternoon. in the meantime, b...






redskins free agency central - latest news, rumors and more


other teams may covet desean jackson more than washington as free agency begins. (ricky carioti/the washington post)the nfl’s free agent negotiation period begins tuesday at noon et, with the signing period starting thursday at 4 p.m. et. throughout it all the post’s reporters will bring you the latest updates on washington’s free agent targets — both in-house and external — and break down what their arrivals — and departures — mean for the redskins moving forward.the post will be updated regularly. please check back and refresh the page for updates.the latestit’s quiet so far. too quiet? no, it’s always slow going early in the negotiating window. expect things to ramp up later this evening and tomorrow before the fireworks start on thursday afternoon. in the meantime, b...






redskins free agency central - latest news, rumors and more


other teams may covet desean jackson more than washington as free agency begins. (ricky carioti/the washington post)the nfl’s free agent negotiation period begins tuesday at noon et, with the signing period starting thursday at 4 p.m. et. throughout it all the post’s reporters will bring you the latest updates on washington’s free agent targets — both in-house and external — and break down what their arrivals — and departures — mean for the redskins moving forward.the post will be updated regularly. please check back and refresh the page for updates.the latestit’s quiet so far. too quiet? no, it’s always slow going early in the negotiating window. expect things to ramp up later this evening and tomorrow before the fireworks start on thursday afternoon. in the meantime, b...






redskins free agency central - latest news, rumors and more


other teams may covet desean jackson more than washington as free agency begins. (ricky carioti/the washington post)the nfl’s free agent negotiation period begins tuesday at noon et, with the signing period starting thursday at 4 p.m. et. throughout it all the post’s reporters will bring you the latest updates on washington’s free agent targets — both in-house and external — and break down what their arrivals — and departures — mean for the redskins moving forward.the post will be updated regularly. please check back and refresh the page for updates.the latestit’s quiet so far. too quiet? no, it’s always slow going early in the negotiating window. expect things to ramp up later this evening and tomorrow before the fireworks start on thursday afternoon. in the meantime, b...






tom hanks and meryl streep to star in new pentagon papers film ‘the post’


washington post publisher katharine graham and executive editor ben bradlee leave u.s. district court after ruling allowing post to continue publishing pentagon papers. apwith journalism and “the hollywood elite” consistently drawing ire from the trump white house, it’s no surprise that the two would eventually team up.oscar winners tom hanks, meryl streep and steven spielberg are joining forces for a new drama about the fourth estate called “the post,” which chronicles the washington post’s legal battle to publish the classified pentagon papers in 1971. spielberg will direct, hanks will play the post’s larger than life executive editor ben bradlee and streep will play katharine graham, the newspaper’s publisher, according to deadline.details of the film have been kept unde...






washington post tech employee allegedly impersonated ice agent


the fbi raided the maryland home of a washington post tech employee last month and arrested him after he was accused of impersonating a federal customs agent. itai ozderman, 35, was released on bond last month after the raid, according to news channel abc 7 in d.c. ozderman, originally from israel, was working at the washington post at the time in the it division, the news channel said. he allegedly impersonated an immigration and customs enforcement agent in virginia multiple times, according to court documents obtained by abc 7.woman detained 15 months by ice reunites with mom at laguardia ozderman also tried to enforce criminal laws. when the fbi raided his gaithersburg home feb. 22 around 6 a.m., agents found 10 weapons, including handguns, assault rifles, and ...






the news of the day, in trump-friendly format


the new york times reports on a shift in how the white house national security council staff are preparing for meetings under the new president.“[w]hile mr. obama liked policy option papers that were three to six single-spaced pages, council staff members are now being told to keep papers to a single page, with lots of graphics and maps.‘the president likes maps,’ one official said.”with that in mind — and since president trump has started taking the local paper now that he lives in washington — we decided to take five news stories from monday’s washington post and present them in trump-friendly format.so you see: the washington post wants to make sure all of our subscribers are happy, including the one who lives at 1600 pennsylvania ave. n.w.






sterling jewelers, jewelry giant behind kay and jared, accused of decades of sex


photo: eve edelheit/for the washington post image 1of/4captioncloseimage 1 of 4kristin henry, a former sterling employee, is seen in her apartment in sanford, fla. henry says she was 22 when a district manager tried to kiss and touch her. after reporting the incident, she says, she was falsely accused of theft and fired. must credit: photo for the washington post by eve edelheit lesskristin henry, a former sterling employee, is seen in her apartment in sanford, fla. henry says she was 22 when a district manager tried to kiss and touch her. after reporting the incident, she says, she was ... more photo: eve edelheit/for the washington post image 2 of 4former kay store manager heather ballou, seen in gulf breeze, fla., said while she was at a company meeting in 2005, a distr...






uma wang will swaddle you in yards of velvet, but miraculously you won’t feel li


one in a series on the clothes having a moment at paris fashion week:uma wang fall/winter 2017 collection (raymond chan/mcv photo for the washington post)paris — the designer uma wang loves velvet. a lot of the designers showing their collections here are particularly enamored with the luxurious fabric for fall 2017. wang shows it in tones of gold and olive, mixes it with lace that looks as though it might have been pulled from your great-grandmother’s attic and somehow manages to make the sum total look sensual — and sometimes, even, sexy rather than dickensian.that is a feat.uma wang fall/winter 2017 collection (raymond chan/mcv photo for the washington post)(raymond chan/mcv photo for the washington post)uma wang fall/winter 2017 collection (raymond chan/mcv photo for the washin...






jeff sessions’s worst week in washington


the previously undisclosed discussions could fuel new calls for a special counsel to investigate russia's alleged role in the 2016 presidential election. as attorney general, jeff sessions oversees the justice department and the fbi. (bastien inzaurralde,sarah parnass/the washington post)jeff sessions's memory failed him last week.or, more accurately, it failed him jan. 10 when he told sen. al franken (d-minn.) during his confirmation hearing to become attorney general: “i have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and i didn't have — did not have communications with the russians, and i'm unable to comment on it."except that he did “have communications with the russians." twice, in fact. as the washington post reported this past week, sessions met with rus...






jeff sessions’s worst week in washington


the previously undisclosed discussions could fuel new calls for a special counsel to investigate russia's alleged role in the 2016 presidential election. as attorney general, jeff sessions oversees the justice department and the fbi. (bastien inzaurralde,sarah parnass/the washington post)jeff sessions's memory failed him last week.or, more accurately, it failed him jan. 10 when he told sen. al franken (d-minn.) during his confirmation hearing to become attorney general: “i have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and i didn't have — did not have communications with the russians, and i'm unable to comment on it."except that he did “have communications with the russians." twice, in fact. as the washington post reported this past week, sessions met with rus...






us military releases, withdraws old islamist video from yemen raid


by: reuters | washington | published:february 4, 2017 7:36 am men walk amid the rubble of a house destroyed by a saudi-led airstrike on the outskirts of sanaa, yemen, thursday, feb. 2, 2017. (ap p o/hani mohammed)in an awkward reversal, the us military promptly withdrew an old video by islamist militants it had released on friday as evidence that a fatal raid in yemen by american special forces this week was a counter terrorism success. an expert in radical islamist media said the footage by unknown militants appeared to be part of videos first released by jihadists online some 10 years ago, undermining the pentagon’s explanation about its value. a us central command spokesman confirmed that the video was removed from the website because the contents were old. “we didn’t want it to appear