GOP moves to defund Planned Parenthood

The Senate will hold a procedural vote tonight to strip federal funding from the organization after a series of undercover videos, but Democrats have vowed to filibuster the bill.

Iran deal’s fate in hands
of unsure Democrats

Advocates on both sides are expected to mount efforts to pressure those still on the fence during the congressional summer recess.

The author and her partner stand in their yard in Ohio. (Sarah Baker)

My town calls my lawn ‘a nuisance.’ But I still refuse to mow it.

POSTEVERYTHING | An Ohio couple says instead of putting nature in its place, homeowners need to find their place in nature.

Chris Christie: National teachers union deserves ‘a punch in the face’

Chris Christie: National teachers union deserves ‘a punch in the face’

The GOP presidential hopeful has long tangled with public employee unions over pensions and benefits.

Sen. Graham moved up in Air Force Reserve ranks despite light duties

Sen. Graham moved up in Air Force Reserve ranks despite light duties

While in Congress, the GOP presidential hopeful was promoted despite years of little or no work.

Donald Trump sees his support
double in polls over past month

Donald Trump sees his support <br> double in polls over past month

THE FIX | But Ohio’s John Kasich got the best news from the polls. His numbers grew after he announced.

What’s across the ocean from you when you’re at the beach, in 7 maps

What’s across the ocean from you when you’re at the beach, in 7 maps

WONKBLOG | In ancient times, many thought the world ended at the horizon. Today we know better.

Healthy British nurse ends life in Swiss clinic for fear of getting old

Healthy British nurse ends life in Swiss clinic for fear of getting old

Her case is likely to revive an already vigorous debate in Britain about assisted suicide.

John Oliver goes for the jugular
on critics of D.C. statehood

John Oliver goes for the jugular <br>on critics of D.C. statehood

The most serious man in fake news took on D.C.’s absence of voting rights in Congress.

How America fell in love with
crazy amounts of air conditioning

How America fell in love with <br> crazy amounts of air conditioning

WONKBLOG | Oh, sure, A/C improved our lives. And then we became addicted to it.

Dear robots, I apologize on behalf
of America. Also, please don’t kill me.

Dear robots, I apologize on behalf <br> of America. Also, please don’t kill me.

COLUMN | What happened to hitchBot is the latest in a long line of indignities imposed on robots.

Politics

President delivers impassioned plug for his Clean Power Plan

President delivers impassioned plug for his Clean Power Plan

The White House sought to hit back at those who have said that the plan unveiled formally today by the Environmental Protection Agency would kills jobs in the coal industry.

Local

Va. Republicans to oust McAuliffe’s Supreme Court pick, install their own

Va. Republicans to oust McAuliffe’s Supreme Court pick, install their own

Justice Jane Marum Roush was sworn in last week but could be replaced as soon as next month.

Technology

Connected medical devices: The Internet of things-that-could-kill-you

Connected medical devices: The Internet of things-that-could-kill-you

Medical devices are increasingly connected -- and that could have some scary consequences.

Business

A disturbing look at personnel
issues inside federal agencies

A disturbing look at personnel <br>issues inside federal agencies

ON LEADERSHIP | FEDERAL EYE | Roughly two-thirds of managers say it’s rare for workers to be dismissed for performance.

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