After the Great Recession, America's economic map changed. It permanently changed the landscape of the country, leaving some towns thriving and others struggling to make a comeback.
President Obama and his family throw the switch, bathing the National Christmas Tree in lights.
Janet Napolitano, former secretary of homeland security and current president of the University of California system, sits down with The Washington Post's Nick Anderson to discuss her transition out of the Obama administration.
Thousands gathered at the Bangui airport in the Central African Republic on Friday, seeking refuge from a violent Muslim rebel group that controls the government.
Hillary Clinton is this year's recipient of the Lantos Human Rights Award. In ceremonies inside the U.S. Capitol, the former Secretary of State spoke about Nelson Mandela, his courage and his contradictions.
Capitol Hill was a-Twitter with football fans Friday and it’s the best thing we’ve seen all day.
Obama’s first political cause was the fight against apartheid as a student at Occidental College.
Nelson Mandela spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid before leading South Africa in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world. The iconic figure died Thursday at the age of 95.
Republicans have opened a new African American Engagement Office in Detroit. Chris Cillizza doesn’t think their push to woo black voters has a chance. We asked GOP pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson to prove him wrong.
South African President Jacob Zuma has laid out the schedule events honoring Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95. Mandela will be buried Dec. 15 at his rural home in Qunu.
Sunny stole the spotlight at the White House Christmas celebration, earning the second first dog the title of Worst Week in Washington.
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Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) held a news conference on the Affordable Care Act and impending government shutdown Monday.
President Obama argues at the U.N. General Assembly that U.S.isolationism could leave a leadership vaccuum in the world.
Woodbridge Vikings Head Football Coach Karibi Dede talks about the first day back at practice after the stabbing death of senior Kenneth Diaz, a member of the football team.
The Post’s Mike Jones gives a recap of Sunday’s game where the Redskins fell to 0-3 with a loss to the Detroit Lions. Photos from Washington Post, Reuters, Getty and AP Photo.
House Speaker John Boehner called the passage of a Republican spending plan “a victory today for the American people.”
Curtis Mozie, a.k.a. “C-Webb,” has been filming in D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood since the 1980s, documenting inner city life. Mozie’s footage of neighborhood kids growing up eventually became something different, serving as both memorials to those who died in street violence and a form of community journalism in its rawest form.
The Washington Post’s Mike Jones breaks down the Redskins’ loss against the Philadelphia Eagles in their first game of the season.
Theresa Banks describes how she fought against a tax lien placed on the lot adjacent to her house in the Marshall Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C.