The Technology 202: Airbnb now part of Congress’s debate over Silicon Valley’s legal shield

Ctrl + N Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky. (Eric Risberg/AP) Lawmakers seeking to overhaul Silicon Valley’s prized legal shield are getting more ammunition. Fair-housing advocates are accusing Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms of abusing the legal provision that grants tech companies broad immunity for content people post on its platforms. They want Congress […]

President Trump has made 13,435 false or misleading claims over 993 days

October 14 at 3:00 AM As President Trump approaches his 1,000th day in office Wednesday, he has significantly stepped up his pace of spouting exaggerated numbers, unwarranted boasts and outright falsehoods. As of Oct. 9, his 993rd day in office, he had made 13,435 false or misleading claims, according to the Fact Checker’s database that […]

Trump’s retreat in Syria turns into a mess

Turkey’s incursions at various points along its border with Syria began on Wednesday and, by the weekend, had already plunged the region into chaos. Turkish artillery pounded Syrian Kurdish positions, while footage emerged appearing to show Turkish-affiliated militiamen carrying out grisly roadside executions of Kurdish fighters allied to the United States. Tens of thousands of […]

Unswayed by top advisers, Trump doubles down on decision to withdraw troops

October 13 at 8:22 PM President Trump’s order to withdraw essentially all U.S. forces from northern Syria came after the commander in chief privately agitated for days to bring troops home, according to administration officials — even while the Pentagon was making public assurances that the United States was not abandoning its Kurdish allies in […]

The Trailer: Harris and Buttigieg are making similar pitches in Iowa

In this edition: Two phenoms try to kick-start things in Iowa, Democrats debate gay (and religious) rights, and Louisiana tells us plenty about Democrats and rural voters. Every Louisiana election should last as long as possible, and this is The Trailer. Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) campaigns in Des Moines on Saturday. (David Weigel/The Washington […]

Trump faces bipartisan criticism for Syria withdrawal

Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post’s breaking political news team October 13 at 4:09 PM President Trump faced bipartisan criticism Sunday for his decision to order a withdrawal of U.S. forces from northern Syria, with one congressional Republican denouncing the move as “weak” and a former Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman warning that […]

Protecting whistleblower’s identity is ‘our primary interest,’ Schiff says

Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post’s breaking political news team October 13 at 12:27 PM House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that protecting the identity of the whistleblower who raised the alarm about President Trump’s communications with Ukraine is “our primary interest,” in a sign that House Democrats may […]