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Karen Tumulty and Anne Gearan
Republican critics denounced the president’s move as overreaching and naive, but there’s growing public support to end the divide.
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A graph shows how Cuba’s human rights record compares to that of other states.
No state is perfect: none scored higher than an eight on a 10-point scale measuring readiness.
So far this has been a case of the dog that did not bark in the night.
If filling the streets with people is bad, what about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade?
Experts say it will be increasingly difficult for Obama to win approval of his executive branch nominees.
Changes to pension benefits contained in the omnibus spending bill may have adverse consequences for women.
The fear factor.
Michelle Ye Hee Lee
The Russian foreign minister earns 4 Pinocchios for claiming 80 percent of Congress have not traveled overseas. That’s a complete myth.
The $1.1 trillion spending bill ended the federal ban on abortion assistance for Peace Corps volunteers.
25 years ago, a dispute involving the Korean government and a Japanese-owned company would have been reported quite differently
Her letter to the White House comes on the heels of her break with the president on the recent budget deal.
Juliet Eilperin and Greg Jaffe
The new policy reads like a microcosm of the president’s overall foreign policy
Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz
Obama has been able to make his mark on the federal judiciary, but easier confirmations came at a price.
Ex-Florida governor Jeb Bush could inherit a political network that was built on his family’s behalf.
Grants of clemency part of an Obama initiative to foster equity in criminal sentencing.
Cigars, rats and campaign finance
Holder says the U.S. has “failed” on race and police.
HUD came in last out of 25 mid-size agencies in the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings recently issued by the Partnership for Public Service. That leaves Secretary Castro with nowhere to take the department but up.
Snow days will no longer count as excused absences for federal employees with scheduled paid time off for those dates.
The state GOP is eating its own, even after taking back control of the state House.
A shift in politics that seems almost certainly linked to a big decision.
Republicans -- and one top Democrat -- say it’s just not true.
... and tweet about it.
A graph shows how multilateral support for the U.S. embargo of Cuba quickly eroded in the 1990s.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo angered environmentalists and energy developers alike while seeking to distance himself from the politically complicated debate.
The White House announced big changes to a foreign policy that hasn’t changed much in decades.
Sen. Marco Rubio questioned newly confirmed deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken last month on “chatter” that Cuba policy was about to change.
Justices won’t review decision, so state officials must issue driver’s licenses to some illegal immigrants.
President Obama delivered the following remarks on December 17, 2014.
The court opinion finding the Obama immigration action unconstitutional shows mostly that judicial activism can live anywhere on the partisan spectrum.
A quarter of the population predates the embargo. Two-thirds of Congress does.
The Obamas’ script on race.
THE TAKE | Can he take advantage of his establishment support without letting it encumber his candidacy?
Why this action might have been predicted.
The rate rose in 928 of the nation’s 3,140 counties. It fell in just 15.
Cornel Ban and Kevin Gallagher
How the IMF moved away from its rigid commitment to the Washington Consensus.
The American Legislative Exchange Council has worked for decades to weaken public unions at the state level.
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