Big spending on ads drowns out candidate voices

A record amount of independent spending in this year’s congressional races is fueling a deeply negative political atmosphere as attack ads overwhelm candidates’ messages.

Kidnapping in Turkey shows Islamic State’s reach

The brazen attempt to kidnap a Syrian rebel leader in broad daylight raised troubling questions about the Islamic State’s growing reach.

Analysis: Ferguson teen may have reached for gun

A report analyzing a Michael Brown autopsy suggests the teenager may not have had his hands raised during a confrontation with a police officer.

Benjamin C. Bradlee  1921-2014

 

Ben Bradlee in his office in 1995. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

Legendary editor transformed The Post

His zest for journalism — and life — made him the most celebrated editor of his era. He directed The Post’s coverage of Watergate, which resulted in the resignation of a U.S. president.

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    King Tut's coffin. (Getty Images)

    King Tut's coffin. (Getty Images)

    The real King Tut revealed: Weak, infirm and not much to look at

    “Virtual autopsy” suggests he was unable to stand unaided, much less drive a chariot.

    Panetta clashed with CIA over memoir

    Panetta clashed with CIA over memoir

    The ex-CIA director let his publisher begin editing before he had agency approval, former officials said.

    To compete in 2016, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker must survive in November

    To compete in 2016, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker must survive in November

    Among the GOP 2016 hopefuls, Walker is the lone contender who faces a critical test this year.

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    Campaigner Obama: Help or hinderance for Democrats?

    Campaigner Obama: Help or hinderance for Democrats?

    President Obama has raised a lot of campaign cash for Democrats, but can he help them on the trail?

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    Virginia investment adviser admits to scamming and stealing from clients

    Virginia investment adviser admits to scamming and stealing from clients

    The Apple Financial Services adviser preyed on the elderly and widowed, pilfering their savings.

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    Caps’ Kuznetsov settles in

    Caps’ Kuznetsov settles in

    The Russian’s minutes have fluctuated on the fourth line, but Trotz says the center is here for the long haul.

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    Ben Bradlee: The paragon of Style

    Ben Bradlee: The paragon of Style

    Watergate may be his lasting legacy, but Ben Bradlee’s sense of Style brought a new sensibility to features.

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    ‘Us’: A fractured family’s trip into parenthood’s regrets

    ‘Us’: A fractured family’s trip into parenthood’s regrets

    Author David Nicholls paints a picture of a summer holiday sprinkled with as much humor as tragedy.

    Business

    Inheritance, co-signing — frank advice for readers

    Inheritance, co-signing — frank advice for readers

    COLUMN | Advice may be cheap but making mistakes in money matters is not, especially on these topics.

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    Paid leave tops senator’s list of ‘silly, unnecessary’ government expenses

    Paid leave tops senator’s list of ‘silly, unnecessary’ government expenses

    FEDERAL EYE | Frequent use of putting federal employees on paid leave to discipline those accused of breaking the rules has assumed the top spot in a new survey of “wasteful” government practices.

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