Top-level exodus at DHS hinders security mission

High turnover among Homeland Security leaders is a result of what employees describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale and the lure of private companies paying top dollar.

    In heated races, Republicans explore a move to the middle

    Even though the political climate favors the GOP, some candidates are embracing Democratic stances to win over voters.

    Ryan Kerrigan, right, and Frank Kearse walk off the field. (Toni L. Sandys/Post)

    Eagles top Redskins in a feisty affair

    After ejections, a long DeSean Jackson touchdown and 427 Kirk Cousins passing yards, Washington falls short, 37-34.

    These 12 governors’ races are the ones where a party upset is most likely

    These 12 governors’ races are the ones where a party upset is most likely

    THE FIX | Many incumbents are in real trouble in states where victory in November should amount to a layup.

    Missing U-Va. student’s father: ‘This
    is every parent’s worst nightmare’

    Missing U-Va. student’s father: ‘This <br>is every parent’s worst nightmare’

    Jesse Matthew, the man believed to be the last to see Hannah Graham, was charged with reckless driving.

    In Texas, GOP loyalties grow strained as native sons line up on political stage

    In Texas, GOP loyalties grow strained as native sons line up on political stage

    Even in the Lone Star State, there might not be enough room for four potential presidential candidates.

    Pakistan looks to bolster nuclear arsenal amid worries about stability

    Pakistan looks to bolster nuclear arsenal amid worries about stability

    Observers have doubts about nuclear security in a nation home to more than 2 dozen extremist groups.

    Rental car company’s ‘administrative fees’ prompt class-action lawsuit

    Rental car company’s ‘administrative fees’ prompt class-action lawsuit

    GOVBEAT | Drivers in states with electronic tolls could end up footing unexpectedly expensive bills.

    Picks of the Week 

    ‘This Town’ or Niketown? Capital steps stridently to a new obsession.

    ‘This Town’  or Niketown? Capital steps stridently to a new obsession.

    Lately, both political parties are competing anew, this time on the number of steps they walk each day.

    ‘Idol’ made Clay Aiken a star.
    He knows he needs more in politics.

    ‘Idol’ made Clay Aiken a star.<br> He knows he needs more in politics.

    The pop-star-turned-Democratic-candidate is hoping to win over voters in a congressional race.

    Don’t blame millennials for not attaining the still-unreachable

    Don’t blame millennials for not attaining the still-unreachable

    Basic goals such as getting married, having a secure job and owning a home still are cherished.

    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MAY Spirit planes sit on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale Internatational Airport May 21, 2004 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Low-cost airlines now account for about 20 percent to 25 percent of the market and in the U.S., that figure is predicted to rise to more than 40 percent within a few years.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

    Last in service, first in profit:
    Spirit a model (of sorts) for airlines

    The seat is yours. But water? That’s a fee. A carry-on bag? That’s another charge. Spirit’s fares are lowest, but the fees are plentiful.

    Politics

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s awkward day with Democratic Party leaders

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s awkward day with Democratic Party leaders

    THE FIX | One day after a scathing story, it was air-kisses all around between the DNC chair and party luminaries.

    World

    Russians protest war in Ukraine

    Russians protest war in Ukraine

    Marchers turned out in Moscow for the first big demonstration since fighting began in eastern Ukraine.

    Local

    Activists run, bike and boat 225 miles to show how disjointed Md. district is

    Activists run, bike and boat 225 miles to show how disjointed Md. district is

    Anti-gerrymandering protesters traveled along the 3rd District to advocate for an independent board.

    Sports

    Stephen Strasburg’s seven shutout innings overpower the Marlins

    Stephen Strasburg’s seven shutout innings overpower the Marlins

    The Nationals trimmed their magic number to clinch home-field advantage in the NL playoffs to four.

    Lifestyle

    My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

    My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

    Winfrey brought her life-improvement tour to Washington, and here's what happened.

    Arts

    Denied visas, Syrian refugees still get a platform

    Denied visas, Syrian refugees still get a platform

    An unusual gathering at Georgetown U. brings Syrian refugees to their audience by Skype.

    Business

    Reverse mortgages no fast ticket to retirement easy street

    Reverse mortgages no fast ticket to retirement easy street

    COLUMN | The loans can help retirees strapped for cash, but borrowers need to be careful.

    Federal Government

    ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ is over. But challenges remain for LGBT vets and service members

    ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ is over. But challenges remain for LGBT vets and service members

    FEDERAL EYE | The Department of Veterans Affairs has only been fully recognizing married same-sex couples in states that have marriage equality.

    Diversions