Obama to seek GOP help in push for trade pact

The president is already facing fierce blowback from fellow Democrats, who are accusing him of abandoning past promises on trade and potentially undermining his domestic priority.

    Islamic State failing to deliver promised ‘state’

    Across the group’s territory in Iraq and Syria, a breakdown of services and deteriorating living conditions call into question the sustainability of its ambition.

    (Clockwise): Drake, 5 Seconds of Summer, Dej Loaf, Maddie & Tae.

    The best songs of 2014

    From Brad Paisley to Drake to Shakira, The Washington Post’s music critic ranks his top 50 singles of the past year.

    Female vets fight ‘the second battle’: PTSD caused by sexual trauma

    Female vets fight ‘the second battle’: PTSD caused by sexual trauma

    Thousands of military-rape survivors have struggled to receive treatment and compensation from the VA.

    In Ferguson, motorist destroys Michael Brown street memorial

    In Ferguson, motorist destroys Michael Brown street memorial

    Mementos of a makeshift shrine where the teen was killed were run over and left strewn in the road.

    Though 2014 can’t seem to end soon enough, it could have been worse

    Though 2014 can’t seem to end soon enough, it could have been worse

    OPINION | A lot of smart people predicted a lot of even-more-terrible things that never came to pass. 

    Twenty states and D.C. will raise
    their minimum wage on Jan. 1

    Twenty states and D.C. will raise <br>their minimum wage on Jan. 1

    GOVBEAT | The size of the hikes range from 12 cents in Florida to $1.25 in South Dakota.

    Politics

    Rising populist movement tries to shape the Democratic Party’s future

    Rising populist movement tries to shape the Democratic Party’s future

    The push to draft Elizabeth Warren displays the party’s fault lines, but will it change the party’s track?

    Local

    D.C. Jewish-Muslim Christmas service event takes an unexpected turn

    D.C. Jewish-Muslim Christmas service event takes an unexpected turn

    An interfaith gathering turned out to be nearly all one faith, but the charitable mission was fulfilled.

    Sports

    John Wall leads Wizards’ crusade
    over the Knicks after on-court fight

    John Wall leads Wizards’ crusade <br>over the Knicks after on-court fight

    A late flagrant foul by Quincy Acy ignited a skirmish, forcing the pair to be separated and Acy’s ejection.

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