Hillary Clinton tries to woo liberal base

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The presidential front-runner is increasingly aligning herself with populist issues and with Obama in anticipation of a challenge from the left.

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Kansas is the Best State in America

Kansas is the Best State in America

Kansas teenagers are more likely to volunteer than kids in any other state.

Obama to seek GOP help in pushing through trade pact

The move to complete talks on an Asia Pacific agreement will test the president’s willingness to buck his own party.

Counter-terrorism in Central Asia Increasingly Important

Counter-terrorism in Central Asia Increasingly Important

Central Asia is facing an increasingly challenging security environment. More focus on international cooperation could help.

Twenty states will raise their minimum wage on Jan. 1

Twenty states will raise their minimum wage on Jan. 1

The size of the hikes range from 12 cents in Florida to $1.25 in South Dakota.

The Political Education of ‘Homeland’s’ Carrie Mathison

The Political Education of ‘Homeland’s’ Carrie Mathison

What a 19th-century German sociologist can tell us about “Homeland.“

Board upholds reinstatement of GSA executives fired after Las Vegas scandal

Board upholds reinstatement of GSA executives fired after Las Vegas scandal

Merit Systems Protection Board says GSA did not prove the executives knew about excessive spending in Las Vegas and should not have been fired.

Female veterans fight for redress in a ‘second battle’ against VA

Female veterans fight for redress in a ‘second battle’ against VA

Thousands have struggled to receive treatment and compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder caused by sexual trauma.

John Lewis on ‘Selma’ and the memories it brings to life

John Lewis on ‘Selma’ and the memories it brings to life

The congressman and civil rights leader recalls the personal history that a new film captures.

Hillary Clinton tries to woo liberal base

Hillary Clinton tries to woo liberal base

The presidential front-runner is increasingly aligning herself with populist issues and with Obama in anticipation of a challenge from the left.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Monkey Cage!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Monkey Cage!

That is one cute (stuffed) monkey.

The growing politicization of Santa Claus

The growing politicization of Santa Claus

More people appear to believe Santa is a Democrat or Republican.

Map: Where American toys are made

Map: Where American toys are made

Census data show where American dolls, toys and games are made.

Probes of federal watchdogs take 281 days on average

Probes of federal watchdogs take 281 days on average

Average case takes more than nine months to investigate, prompting calls for legislation to speed up the process

New York pays its government workers best

State and local employees received just over $6,000 in average monthly earnings. New Jersey and D.C. aren’t far behind.

Effective oversight of the CIA depends on Congress

Effective oversight of the CIA depends on Congress

New institutions to oversee the CIA may not be necessary.

Dave Camp drops a tax reform bill on his way out the door

Dave Camp drops a tax reform bill on his way out the door

Retiring House Ways and Means chairman burnishes legacy of trying to think big in a gridlocked Congress.

Can populist sentiment shake Hillary Clinton?

Can populist sentiment shake Hillary Clinton?

Democrats’ push to draft Elizabeth Warren displays the party’s fault lines. But will it change the party’s track?

12 of the most memorable political sketches of 2014

12 of the most memorable political sketches of 2014

“Schoolhouse Rock,” Angela Merkel and performance art.

Meet the ‘elves’ who staff the Santa-tracker call center

Meet the ‘elves’ who staff the Santa-tracker call center

Members of the Hines family have volunteered with the NORAD Tracks Santa call center for the past four years..

Family trip to Disneyland, Beyonce tickets were ‘inappropriate gifts’ to VA official, judge rules

Family trip to Disneyland, Beyonce tickets were ‘inappropriate gifts’ to VA official, judge rules

The judge upheld Sharon Helman’s firing because of the gifts, but said her alleged role in covering up health-care wait times was not substantiated.

On social media, trick is separating
online rants from imminent violence

On social media, trick is separating <br>online rants from imminent violence

Police nationwide are elevating their scrutiny of invective on the Web after two NYPD officers were slain.

The viral claim that a black person is killed by police “every 28 hours“

The viral claim that a black person is killed by police “every 28 hours“

The claim is being repeated in protests over Eric Garner’s death. We check where it comes from, and whether it’s true.

Sharpton faces criticism after NYC officers’ deaths

Sharpton faces criticism after NYC officers’ deaths

Some critics blame the civil rights leader for using rhetoric that they say fostered an anti-police environment.

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In the Loop: Should Obama screen ‘The Interview’?

Some in Congress were eager to show North Korea that America won’t let Kim dictate their movie choices.

Jeb Bush’s e-mails reveal a cautious, hands-on leader

Jeb Bush’s e-mails reveal a cautious, hands-on leader

Documents obtained by The Post offer an intimate portrait of the possible White House contender and the challenges he faces within his own party.

House GOP leader, in his final report on IRS targeting scandal, claims tax agency tolerates ‘culture of bias’

House GOP leader, in his final report on IRS targeting scandal, claims tax agency tolerates ‘culture of bias’

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has made IRS targeting scandal a cause celebre.

7 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

7 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

Love Actually, Elizabeth Warren Actually, Space Actually

Red states keep growing faster than blue states

Red states keep growing faster than blue states

But that alone doesn’t tell us much about what to expect in politics.

Head of Democratic Governors Association backs greater donor transparency

Head of Democratic Governors Association backs greater donor transparency

“We ought to know where that money’s coming from,” said Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.

A simple letter helps ex-felons register and vote

A simple letter helps ex-felons register and vote

A new experiment demonstrates that ex-felons can be reintegrated into the political system.

Is the NATO rapid-reaction force fiction?

Is the NATO rapid-reaction force  fiction?

Can NATO’s rhetoric about a joint military organization be followed up with action?

Census: Florida surpasses N.Y. in population

Florida added 803 residents per day over the last year. Eight states now have populations greater than 10 million.

The most important words in politics for each month of 2014

The most important words in politics for each month of 2014

“Brat.” “Cliven.” “Unaccompanied.“

Today is Festivus, and Rand Paul has some things to say about sweater vests and 2016

Today is Festivus, and Rand Paul has some things to say about sweater vests and 2016

Why won’t Mitch McConnell and Rick Santorum share?

Rand Paul’s got a lot of problems with ‘you people, and today you’re going to hear about it.’

Rand Paul’s got a lot of problems with ‘you people, and today you’re going to hear about it.’

Kentucky senator has made it an annual tradition to air his grievances on Twitter. Today is Festivus.

Democrat wants to screen ‘The Interview’ at the Capitol

Democrat wants to screen ‘The Interview’ at the Capitol

If movie theaters won’t show the controversial film, maybe the federal government will?