Obama advisers assure African American leaders that justice will prevail in Ferguson

President Obama meets with Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.

Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett personally briefed leading civil rights groups this week as President Obama seeks to preserve his support in the black community with his handling of the racially charged case.

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Prosecutors to present evidence in Michael Brown case to grand jury

Prosecutors to present evidence in Michael Brown case to grand jury

It remains unclear if Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will ultimately be charged in Brown’s death.

In the Loop: SeaWorld and Disney

In the Loop: SeaWorld and Disney

Despite financial woes, SeaWorld is still awash in political activity

Ferguson protesters’ staging ground now silent

Ferguson protesters’ staging ground now silent

Torched after a rumor, the QuikTrip gas station attracted thousands, but a fence now keeps those people out.

Q&A: What’s next as Brown shooting heads to grand jury

Q&A: What’s next as Brown shooting heads to grand jury

Here’s how the process will work as the panel decides whether to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

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Report shows lack of diversity in top civil service ranks

The EEOC says women and people of color are underrepresented in the Senior Executive Service.

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Rick Perry's PAC releases 'Setting the Record Straight' on indictment

Rick Perry's PAC releases 'Setting the Record Straight' on indictment

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's political action committee has a new Web ad seeking support for Perry, who faces a felony indictment

California’s U.S. House members call on Jerry Brown to sign film tax incentive bill

Thirty-five members of the state’s Congressional delegation are behind a bill quadrupling subsidies for film and television production.

President Eisenhower had a pretty sick plane

President Eisenhower had a pretty sick plane

Happy National Aviation Day!

Hagel snatches new Pentagon chief of staff from U.N.

Hagel snatches new Pentagon chief of staff from U.N.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel picks former staffer Rexon Ryu as his new right hand man.

House oversight panel investigating telework abuses at patent agency

House oversight panel investigating telework abuses at patent agency

House committee to probe telework abuses at patent agency

There are zero states where the percentage of people employed has gone up since the recession

There are 3.5 percent fewer people employed today than there was in 2007, according to a Pew study.

Planes, trains and campaign finance reports -- the bane of every Senate candidate

Planes, trains and campaign finance reports -- the bane of every Senate candidate

Sen. Mary Landrieu isn’t the first politician to face ethics problems over her flights.

Explaining the Arab uprisings

Explaining the Arab uprisings

It has become fashionable to dismiss the significance of the 2011 Arab uprisings, given how badly most have turned out. But, the moment of mobilization was extraordinary on its own terms.

Political deja vu: Michelle Nunn takes an ad from the anti-Romney playbook

Hiring the firm that battered Romney in 2012 results in an ad that’s a mirror image of those spots.

So, black teens who aren’t angels deserve whatever they get?

So, black teens who aren’t angels deserve whatever they get?

Before all the facts are in, some profile and dismiss the life and death of Michael Brown in a way they would not with their own imperfect child.

Can paying people to vote increase voter turnout? L.A.’s looking into it.

Can paying people to vote increase voter turnout? L.A.’s looking into it.

Rewarding voters with anything more than an “I Voted” sticker can prove controversial.

What do you think about the federal government’s veterans’ hiring preference?

What do you think about the federal government’s veterans’ hiring preference?

While the veterans’ hiring preference is complex, it is generally popular. But it is not beyond controversy. Tell us what you think.

George W. Bush plans return to Washington in September for AIDS event

George W. Bush plans return to Washington in September for AIDS event

The 43rd president doesn’t spend a lot of time in Washington, but when he does it’s usually for global initiatives.

Listen to Michelle Duggar’s anti-anti-discrimination robocall

Listen to Michelle Duggar’s anti-anti-discrimination robocall

Michelle Duggar, who lives in Arkansas with her (very) large family, narrated a robocall that went out to Fayetteville households earlier this week

The fascinating recent history of political primary ‘meddling’

The fascinating recent history of political primary ‘meddling’

Alaska’s Republican primary is only the most recent example of a longstanding scheme.

Why President Obama shouldn’t go to Ferguson

Why President Obama shouldn’t go to Ferguson

Obama’s presence would be bad for him and the national debate.

Hickenlooper happy with implementation of marijuana program

Hickenlooper happy with implementation of marijuana program

“This is going to be one of the great social experiments of the 21st century.“

Meet Amanda Curtis. She’s a gun control-supporting vlogger. She’s also the Democratic Senate nominee in Montana.

Meet Amanda Curtis. She’s a gun control-supporting vlogger. She’s also the Democratic Senate nominee in Montana.

Most Democratic candidates in reddish states look a lot like their opponents. Not in Montana this year.

How Microsoft money is driving Washington’s gun background check debate

How Microsoft money is driving Washington’s gun background check debate

Roughly a third of all money for or against came from three people: Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and Paul Allen.

After ‘Blackfish,’ SeaWorld hurt financially but keeps up political spending

After ‘Blackfish,’ SeaWorld hurt financially but keeps up political spending

The documentary last year examining the death of a SeaWorld trainer by a killer whale has hurt the theme park’s image and bottom line. But it’s hasn’t stopped its political spending.

Why the likely 2016 candidates for president are holding their tongues on Ferguson

Why the likely 2016 candidates for president are holding their tongues on Ferguson

They, like everyone else, hope it all goes away.

It’s time to end anonymous comments sections

It’s time to end anonymous comments sections

Anonymous comments, even positive ones, damage trust in the news media.

For Nixon, Ferguson is also a political crisis

For Nixon, Ferguson is also a political crisis

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) finds himself at the center of a storm of unrest in Ferguson, just weeks after stoking rumors that he wants to be considered for the 2016 national ticket with a visit to Iowa and a trip to Colorado to huddle with major Democratic donors.

Whoever wins the Senate, we probably won’t know who picked up the tab

Whoever wins the Senate, we probably won’t know who picked up the tab

A new study shows most spending in key races is being done by so-called “dark money” groups.

New Web ad focuses on Joni Ernst’s Iowa roots

New Web ad focuses on Joni Ernst’s Iowa roots

The Web video offers template for the Joni Ernst campaign, a heated contest in Iowa that is one of the GOP’s best shots at picking up a seat.

Rep. Petri gets what he wants: An ethics review of himself

Rep. Petri gets what he wants: An ethics review of himself

The House Ethics Committee said Monday that it will examine whether Petri acted inappropriately when he advocated for a defense contracting firm in which he owned stock.

Holder headed to Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with investigators

Holder headed to Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with investigators

President Obama announces the attorney general’s planned trip during remarks Tuesday, a sign of an increasing federal role in the unrest.

Amid Ferguson protesters, a spectrum from peace to rage

Amid Ferguson protesters, a spectrum from peace to rage

Michael Brown’s death has drawn people from near and far, some urging calm, others ready to fight.

Virginia AG seeks delay in reversing gay-marriage ban

Virginia AG seeks delay in reversing gay-marriage ban

Mark Herring (D) agrees with the ruling but wants the Supreme Court to accept the case for review.

One lawmaker, one vote and the force of a political storm

One lawmaker, one vote and the force of a political storm

James M. Jeffords switched political parties and changed the trajectory of the U.S. Senate.

A police department and a community, worlds apart

A police department and a community, worlds apart

In Ferguson, Mo., the divide between African Americans and police existed long before Michael Brown’s death.

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In the Loop: Paul Ryan dislikes Frank Underwood

In the Loop: Paul Ryan dislikes Frank Underwood

The potential 2016 candidate and the other potential 2016 candidate differ on “House of Cards.”

Two Utah national parks ban drones

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