GOP abandons rancher over racist remarks

Bundy at a protest camp April 18. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

A standoff with the Bureau of Land Management over grazing rights made Cliven Bundy a hero on the right, but his incendiary comments lost him the support of prominent Republicans.

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GOP abandons rancher over racist remarks

GOP abandons rancher over racist remarks

A standoff with the Bureau of Land Management over grazing rights made Cliven Bundy a hero on the right, but his incendiary comments lost him the support of prominent Republicans.

Unions protest Postal Service deal with Staples

Unions protest Postal Service deal with Staples

The Postal Service says it is trying to boost business, but unions worry about privatizing post-office work.

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In the Loop: What do Sens. Booker and McConnell share?

The answer: Donors. Inside the Beltway, money is a great uniter.

In speech, Clinton urges women to ‘get into the arena’

In speech, Clinton urges women to ‘get into the arena’

The remarks seemed to be a pep talk of sorts as she looks ahead to a possible 2016 presidential run.

Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Approval Ratings

Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Approval Ratings

Short term jumps in approval ratings cannot necessarily be converted into political capital.

John Kerry brought his dog to work. Then the dog jumped on him.

John Kerry brought his dog to work. Then the dog jumped on him.

The story of Benjamin Kerry, dog.

The day after Ted Cruz posed with a tiger skin rug

The day after Ted Cruz posed with a tiger skin rug

Senator from Texas posts a picture of him and a tiger skin rug, and the Internet goes crazy.

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Campaign 2014: Monica Wehby 'Trust'

Campaign 2014: Monica Wehby 'Trust'

In this ad for Monica Wehby, a doctor running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Oregon, a mother recounts her powerful experience as Wehby's patient.

This is one of the best political ads of 2014

This is one of the best political ads of 2014

Monica Wehby, a GOP Senate candidate in Oregon, gets it exactly right.

Feds prepare to take over Oregon’s health exchange

Feds prepare to take over Oregon’s health exchange

Officials believe some state-run insurance marketplaces may be too dysfunctional to fix.

Here’s the first story the Washington Post ever wrote about Hillary Clinton. In 1969.

Here’s the first story the Washington Post ever wrote about Hillary Clinton. In 1969.

We described her as “cheerful and good company.”

Washington becomes the first state to lose its No Child Left Behind waiver

Washington becomes the first state to lose its No Child Left Behind waiver

It could lead to layoffs and program cuts, Gov. Jay Inslee warned.

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Cliven Bundy's remarks on African Americans, slavery

Cliven Bundy's remarks on African Americans, slavery

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is at the center of a years-long dispute with the Bureau of Land Management. On Saturday, April 19, Bundy gave a news conference to supporters and media gathered near the entrance to his ranch. This footage is an excerpt of those remarks.

Here’s why Obamacare is still a major problem for Democrats

Republicans hate it. Democrats like it.

Big week for Ben F. Kerry, ‘diplomutt’

Big week for Ben F. Kerry, ‘diplomutt’

Secretary of State John Kerry’s yellow lab got a taste of the public stage this week.

Holder to remain in position through fall elections

Holder to remain in position through fall elections

With several key reforms underway, the attorney general wants to stay in place, officials said.

No, southern whites are not the new blacks

No, southern whites are not the new blacks

A convoluted analysis of voting patterns overstates southern whites’ loyalty to the GOP.

Social Security Adminstration to resume some paper earnings statements

Change results from pressure from the paper industry and advocacy groups for the elderly and other Americans who do not have regular access to the Internet.

Super PACs and campaigns can’t talk to each other. But they basically do.

Super PACs and campaigns can’t talk to each other. But they basically do.

Campaigns and super PACs can’t coordinate. Or can they?

All the times President Obama was amazed by a robot

All the times President Obama was amazed by a robot

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John Kerry brings his dog to work

John Kerry brings his dog to work

Secretary of State John Kerry's dog Ben paid a visit to the State Department on Thursday.

What do Cory Booker and Mitch McConnell have in common?

What do Cory Booker and Mitch McConnell have in common?

Strangely enough: campaign donors.

Cliven Bundy: The tea party’s latest anti-hero

Cliven Bundy: The tea party’s latest anti-hero

The formula: Anti-government anger + lack of organization = supporting people who wind up hurting your case.

What do Cory Booker and Mitch McConnell have in common?

What do Cory Booker and Mitch McConnell have in common?

They don’t share a lot, but Sens. Cory Booker and Mitch McConnell do have at least one thing in common.

Thinking about moving? Here’s how far your dollar goes everywhere in the U.S.

Thinking about moving? Here’s how far your dollar goes everywhere in the U.S.

A new government statistic allows income comparisons across states and metros.

Obama says U.S. will stand by treaty obligations to Japan

Obama says U.S. will stand by treaty obligations to Japan

The president says China-Japan dispute over islands in East China Sea should be settled through diplomacy.

Stephen Colbert explains America’s lime shortage (VIDEO)

Stephen Colbert explains America’s lime shortage (VIDEO)

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How wealthy campaign donors may reduce political polarization and weaken the Tea Party

How wealthy campaign donors may reduce political polarization and weaken the Tea Party

The McCutcheon v. FEC decision may empower the wealthy -- but they’re also a moderating force.

Honoring beauty of Lupita Nyong’o is fine but what’s next for her and other ‘dark girls’

Honoring beauty of Lupita Nyong’o is fine   but what’s next for her and other ‘dark girls’

Expanding societal notions of how to measure beauty, talent and excellence will take more than a magazine cover.

Are you ‘thinking about’ running for president? Join the club.

Are you ‘thinking about’ running for president? Join the club.

Jeb Bush is the latest in a long line of famous and not so famous people who have signaled an interest in the presidency.

A barrage of anti-Obamacare ads

A barrage of anti-Obamacare ads

Americans for Prosperity unleashes four new ads attacking the Affordable Care Act.

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Top 5 USDA discoveries of 2013, including weight-loss flour

A list of the more interesting scientific breakthroughs that came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its research partners.

Recognition for jurisdiction: A bold move to end impunity for the atrocities in Syria

Recognition for jurisdiction: A bold move to end impunity for the atrocities in Syria

How the International Criminal Court could mitigate war crimes in Syria.

For Christie, it’s ‘not about me’ — it’s about the cliches

For Christie, it’s ‘not about me’ — it’s about the cliches

Interchangeable, all-purpose phrases are de rigueur for Chris Christie, Obama, pols of either major party.

Criminal information from polygraphs may go unreported

Criminal information from polygraphs may go unreported

When spy-agency workers admit to criminal activity on lie-detector tests, law enforcement may not be told.

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In the Loop: Cory Booker, Democrat of Tinseltown

In the Loop: Cory Booker, Democrat of Tinseltown

The senator from New Jersey spends a lot of time on that other coast.

Defying VEEP advice, female Senate candidate declares herself a woman

Defying VEEP advice, female Senate candidate declares herself a woman

GOP Senate candidate in Michigan Terri Lynn Land declares herself a woman in a new TV ad, which is exactly what Selina Meyer says not to do.