David A. Fahrenthold

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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The activists aim to steal the spotlight or undermine his 2016 presidential prospects.

  • Dec 20, 2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie burst onto the national stage in 2010 with a "you want a piece of me?" bluster that some found refreshing and entertaining and others found immature and even bullying. As it became increasingly clear that getting a YouTube-worthy rise out of Christie was fairly easy, opponents learned to exploit his easy combustibility to draw attention to their causes.

  • Dec 20, 2014

“My first thought was, ‘Wow, that was easy,’” Sandy Booket said of angering the New Jersey governor.

  • Dec 20, 2014

In June, NASA finished worked on a tower that was immediately shut down. No wonder. The program it was designed for had been canceled in 2010.

  • Dec 15, 2014

Earlier this year, NASA put a brand-new, $349 million tower – meant to test-fire rocket engine – in “mothballs“ without using it once. The agency was already paying to maintain five other disused test stands, some idle since the 1990s. Read related article.

  • Dec 15, 2014

The president sought to convince Americans that his plans to change immigration laws were well within the precedent set by other administrations and did not amount to amnesty.

  • Nov 20, 2014

Dog and Cat Fur Protection update was one of the reports that spurred lawmakers into action.

  • Nov 13, 2014

At least by the mossy standards of the U.S. Senate. Among the 11 new members, eight are under 60 and one is just 37.

  • Nov 5, 2014

Republicans scored an electoral rout after a bitter campaign in which anger at Washington gridlock was turned against a president who took office promising to transcend it.

  • Nov 5, 2014

The election has become something of a day of reckoning for Democrats, whose battle to keep control of the Senate may rest with outcomes in 13 key states.

  • Nov 3, 2014
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