Ventura faces backlash over defamation suit

CHECKPOINT | In taking money from the estate of a fallen Navy SEAL, Jesse Ventura, the former Minnesota governor and WWE Hall of Famer, is taking a pounding from many military supporters and veterans.

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“Notorious RBG” on what to look for in a partner.

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CIA director apologizes for search of Senate computers

CIA director apologizes for search of Senate computers

The agency admits that employees improperly searched Senate Intelligence Committee computers.

In a Democrat-heavy state, even Andrew Cuomo’s terrible year likely won’t prevent his reelection

The collapse of the Moreland Commission isn’t a death knell -- yet.

Do feds have a problem with ‘runaway’ document classification?

Do feds have a problem with ‘runaway’ document classification?

Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have introduced a bill to slow the proliferation of document classification and security clearances.

Federal patent employees had no work, so they surfed the Internet, probe reveals

Federal patent employees had no work, so they surfed the Internet, probe reveals

Patent office paralegals were idle for almost four years but got paid, and even received bonuses, probe finds.

Hundreds of big donors are ‘Ready for Hillary’

Hundreds of big donors are ‘Ready for Hillary’

A super PAC draws players from across the Democratic money base, including many Obama bundlers.

Inspector general warns against nonprofit’s gag provisions

More than half of IRD’s separation agreements contain clauses that violate federal whistleblower laws.

The GCC’s national employment challenge

The GCC’s national employment challenge

There are jobs for everyone in the Gulf, but who pays?

The ‘do-nothing’ Congress isn’t even good at doing nothing anymore

The ‘do-nothing’ Congress isn’t even good at doing nothing anymore

Congress isn’t even naming post offices at the rate it used to.

What word has Reid used more than any other member of Congress?

What word has Reid used more than any other member of Congress?

Majority Leader Harry Reid loves to repeat this one word (threat?) on the Senate floor.

A candidate who received one vote is suing California over its election laws

A candidate who received one vote is suing California over its election laws

Theo Milonopoulos has filed suit because the state doesn’t allow write-in candidates in its general election.

General Electric spins off credit card unit in IPO

General Electric spins off credit card unit in IPO

Synchrony Financial’s initial public offering is the largest this year and raised $2.9 billion for the company.

Ebola spread prompts CDC to raise travel health alert

Ebola spread prompts CDC to raise travel health alert

Travelers should avoid Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the deadly virus’s spread is worsening.

How Target’s new CEO can succeed as an outsider

How Target’s new CEO can succeed as an outsider

Brian Cornell will face pressure to hurry up and fix problems at the retailer. But research shows he shouldn’t rush too much.

Judge orders Microsoft to turn over data held overseas

Federal ruling says that Microsoft must comply with a warrant demanding data held in Ireland

FDA to begin regulating laboratory test devices

FDA to begin regulating laboratory test devices

Diagnostic tests must work properly to avoid harming patients, FDA Commissioner Hamburg says.

AG Holder taps his deputy chief of staff to be acting chief of civil rights division

AG Holder taps his deputy chief of staff to be acting chief of civil rights division

Although the nomination of Debo Adegbile to head Justice’s civil rights division is still on the Senate calendar, his confirmation is almost surely not going to happen.

Ted Cruz doesn’t care if John Boehner hates him. He likes it.

Ted Cruz doesn’t care if John Boehner hates him. He likes it.

The Texas senator wants to be the outsider’s outsider in 2016.

Innovative ideas for solar storms

Innovative ideas for solar storms

New ideas are needed to protect the planet from an electromagnetic blast from the sun.

The lobbying industry is back! But don’t expect more action on Capitol Hill.

More lobbying doesn’t mean more legislation -- just more spending.

Poverty consolidated and spread to the suburbs during the 2000’s, report finds

Poverty consolidated and spread to the suburbs during the 2000’s, report finds

A larger share of the poor live in high-poverty neighborhoods, imposing a “double burden” on the poor.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

BACKGROUND CHECK: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

Meet President Obama’s Interior Department head: a lover of all things outdoors -- and puzzles.

The 2014 ‘Sammies’ finalists: Meet Jill Boezwinkle

The 2014 ‘Sammies’ finalists: Meet Jill Boezwinkle

The first in the Washington Post’s annual series of reports profiling finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America awards, which honor federal workers who made an impact.

Attention rich people: You still can’t buy elected office (for yourself).

Attention rich people: You still can’t buy elected office (for yourself).

Being your own top fundraiser rarely reaps rewards.

Forty questions for the international media in Gaza

Important questions. Don’t expect any answers.

Massachusetts set to tighten gun laws

The legislature is racing to meet today’s deadline to pass new laws.

Potomac turf field vote postponed following legal action

Montgomery school leaders ask for a delay following a lawsuit filed by a soccer organization.

Federal court rules in favor of Mississippi’s one licensed abortion clinic

Federal court rules in favor of Mississippi’s one licensed abortion clinic

A state law places an undue burden on abortion providers, a federal court has ruled.

How a Supreme Court ruling could increase the NLRB workload

How a Supreme Court ruling could increase the NLRB workload

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The political limits of Grecovery

The political limits of Grecovery

Multiple elections reveal that polarized and volatile politics reign in Greece. What does the future hold?

Labor Secretary Tom Perez on leadership

Labor Secretary Tom Perez on leadership

“Government can and should lead is in workplace flexibility.“

Court hands Scott Walker two big wins

Court hands Scott Walker two big wins

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a controversial collective bargaining law and a law requiring voters to show identification at the polls.

More hype about political attitudes and neuroscience

Can journalists report on new research without disparaging our current understanding of reality?

D.C. students’ proficiency rates inch upward

Proficiency rates rise in math and reading, but only slightly.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg digs that whole Notorious R.B.G. thing

Ruth Bader Ginsburg digs that whole Notorious R.B.G. thing

This 81-year-old Supreme Court justice is Notorious R.B.G. on the Internet, ya heard?

Bob McDonnell trial or romance fiction? Take our quiz!

Bob McDonnell trial or romance fiction? Take our quiz!

Our quiz on the most interesting trial in America.

Which cheek you gonna turn?

“We’d already been stopped by the cops coming into town. They knew where we were staying which meant the Klan knew we were in town and where we were staying.”

No more $40 cup of coffee

No more $40 cup of coffee

Some banks are trying to protect patrons from overdraft fees that can turn a mug of Joe into a big expense.

Georgia is moving toward Democrats much more slowly than you think

Georgia is moving toward Democrats much more slowly than you think

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The New York Times rocked the polling world over the weekend. Here’s why.

The New York Times rocked the polling world over the weekend. Here’s why.

The Grey Lady is now using Internet polling. This is a bigger deal than you might think.