Political calculus on immigration may be shifting

Once seen as a no-lose proposition for President Obama, the tables are turning for Democrats on immigration thanks to the current crisis on the border.

As troops raid rocket sites,
Israel urges evacuation

Amid the offensive’s first known ground assault, warnings signaled further strikes in the northern Gaza Strip.

The moon rises over houses in Olvera, Spain, on Saturday. (Reuters)

Supermoon, as seen around the world

PHOTOS | The moon is a “supermoon” when it is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it look larger and brighter than usual.

Afghan presidential rivals reach deal to accept recount of all runoff votes

<span>Afghan presidential rivals reach deal to accept recount of all runoff votes</span>

Secretary of State John F. Kerry helped ease a major political crisis in Afghanistan on Saturday.

McAuliffe ‘has a Rolodex on a global scale’ — and he’s not afraid to use it

McAuliffe ‘has a Rolodex on a global scale’ — and he’s not afraid to use it

When it’s time to make a call for Virginia, the well-connected governor has a number at the ready.

The airline or car rental firm offers you an upgrade. Should you take it?

The airline or car rental firm offers you an upgrade. Should you take it?

COLUMN | Those last-minute deals are usually profitable for the company. But maybe not for you.

His daughter wanted to be a princess, so he claimed a strip of African desert

His daughter wanted to be a princess, so he claimed a strip of African desert

A Virginia man planted a flag his kids designed on what his family calls the “Kingdom of North Sudan.”

Soccer royalty in search of new crowns

Soccer royalty in search of new crowns

Argentina and Germany will meet in Sunday’s World Cup final, and one nation will end a long title drought.

Picks of the Week 

The ‘perfect Aryan’ child depicted in Nazi propaganda? She was Jewish.

The ‘perfect Aryan’ child depicted in Nazi propaganda? She was Jewish.

“If the Nazis had known who I really was, I wouldn’t be alive,’’ says Hessy Taft, who ended up in N.Y.

Rock The Vote? For millennials, this year looks like Block Their Vote.

Rock The Vote? For millennials, this year looks like Block Their Vote.

COLUMN | GOP tactics are making it tougher for younger Americans to cast their ballots.

President Harding’s steamy love
letters to mistress to go public

President Harding’s steamy love<br> letters to mistress to go public

Letters from his affair with Carrie Phillips were held under court-ordered seal for the last 50 years.

The writer with her newborn twins. (Darlena Cunha)

This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

A former TV producer chronicles her swift descent into poverty and what it taught her.

Politics

John Hickenlooper: The man who hates negative ads

John Hickenlooper: The man who hates negative ads

COLUMN | Colorado governor expects to see attack ads during his tough reelection campaign, but he wishes otherwise.

Lifestyle

Zach Braff: The man who almost lost it all

Zach Braff: The man who almost lost it all

Braff was eager to follow up his mega-hit ‘Garden State.’ It took a decade to do it his way.

Arts

At Kennedy Center, the return of ‘The Lion King’

At Kennedy Center, the return of ‘The Lion King’

Members of the cast and crew talk about the circle of life in the touring production of the popular show.

Real Estate

Queen Anne Victorian represents the transition from rural to suburban

Queen Anne Victorian represents the transition from rural to suburban

The 1890s house called Glen Hurst was one of the original homes in the Palisades neighborhood.

Sports

Jordan Zimmermann’s injury leaves Nationals with no active all-stars

Jordan Zimmermann’s injury leaves Nationals with no active all-stars

NATIONALS JOURNAL | Florida’s Henderson Alvarez was named the replacement, rather than another player from Washington.

Business

This small Florida firm’s computers were attacked 39 million times

This small Florida firm’s computers were attacked 39 million times

Algenol says it holds the key to climate-friendly biofuels — and it’s under siege by the Chinese military.

Federal Government

The federal government had 25,566
information-security incidents in 2013

The federal government had 25,566 <br>information-security incidents in 2013<br>

FEDERAL EYE | That is more than double the number of problems reported in 2009.

Discussions

What to Watch: Some of your favorites didn’t get Emmy nods. Stop complaining.

What to Watch: Some of your favorites didn’t get Emmy nods. Stop complaining.

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Hank Stuever discussed the Emmy nominations and what’s coming in the fall TV season.

Diversions