The Watergate Story

A burglary at a Washington office complex called the Watergate in June 1972 grew into a wide-ranging political scandal that culminated in the resignation of President Richard Nixon two years later. “Watergate” is shorthang for this tumultuous time in America and its enduring impact.

The Hidden Life of Guns

The Hidden Life of Guns

Since 1992, more than 2,500 guns recovered by police and tied to crimes in the Washington area have been traced back to their original sale at Realco Guns in Forestville, Md. The total is four times that of the dealer with the next highest number of gun traces.

Meet the 112th Congress

The House and the Senate have a split personality by design, but the debut of the 112th Congress revealed a stark contrast between the two chambers that could define the direction of every major debate over the next two years.

Federal Budget 2012

Federal Budget 2012

A look at the president’s budget proposals for fiscal 2012 and analysis of the possible government shutdown.

The U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court

The latest news from the Supreme Court, including recent decisions and appointees.

The Gulf Coast Oil Spill

The Post follows the Gulf area as it recovers an oil rig explosion that spewed millions of gallons of oil into the nearby waters.

Ronald Reagan Centennial

A century after his birth, Ronald Reagan is remembered as a transformative president and the creator of the contemporary Republican Party.

Hurricane Katrina: Five years later

A look at the recovery across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coasts.

In Their Own Words: Veterans’ Stories from Iraq

Back home from Iraq, troops from all walks of life reflect on their experiences as the war enters its fourth year.

Guantanamo Prison

Full coverage of the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including the latest Supreme Court rulings over its legality and a database of detainees.

America at War

The Washington Post’s in-depth coverage of American military strategy, the country’s divided government, and the suffering of the Iraqi people.

Homeland Security

Homeland Security

Find coverage from the Post on the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, and its latest efforts.