Congressional action on NSA is a milestone in the post-9/11 world

Two years after Snowden’s leaks, lawmakers have curtailed the government’s surveillance powers.

No, federal workers are not necessarily watching porn on their days off

A survey suggests federal employees in Washington are spending their holidays viewing adult content. But the findings are much more nuanced and less suggestive than that.

Gov. Bobby Jindal to make presidential announcement on June 24

The Louisiana governor plans an event in New Orleans.

Obama’s push on trade splits Democrats along economic lines

Silicon Valley and Hollywood are rooting for the Obama trade deal as labor unions try hard to kill it.


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Congress turns away from post-9/11 law, retooling U.S. surveillance powers

The USA Freedom Act, which President Obama signed into law late Tuesday, will end the NSA’s bulk collection of phone data after a six-month transition period and retool other surveillance policies.

At Florida summit, Jeb Bush sharpens attacks on potential 2016 rivals

He mostly had avoided sparring with GOP contenders, but that strategy changed at a Fla. economic forum.

Freshman congressman seeks pay raise, respect for federal employees

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), who comes from a long line to federal employees, now wants to boost their pay and provide them paid parental leave.

Obama makes an impassioned case for a Palestinian state

Obama insisted that absence of progress a long-term peace deal was "very dangerous for Israel. "

Diplomat working on relations with Cuba picked as ambassador to Mexico

Obama picks Roberta Jacobson to serve in Mexico.

The inside story of how the Clintons built a $2 billion global empire

The foundation woos the world’s most powerful interests to help the powerless, but the very things that made it work for Bill Clinton’s purposes have proved troublesome for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

The inside story of how the Clintons built a $2 billion global empire

The Clinton Foundation grew into a philanthropic behemoth one brainstorm at a time.

Can Scott Walker ride his Harley to the White House?

The Wisconsin governor’s boosterism for his home-state motorcycle company is part of his political brand.

WikiLeaks offers $100,000 for details of Obama’s trade deal

And is using crowdfunding to pay the bounty.

Jason Rezaian's family pleads to Congress

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been imprisoned in Iran for more than 300 days. The House Foreign Affairs Committee heard testimony from his brother, Ali, who spoke about Jason and the family's plea to bring him home.

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Baltimore home of Rep. Elijah Cummings catches fire

A minor fire at the congressman's home in West Baltimore.

Rand Paul calls for release of 9/11 documents

Twenty-eight pages of a Senate report remain classified

Going to Hillary’s kick-off rally? Go early!

Thousands of people headed to Roosevelt Island, N.Y. at the same time? Really?

Ron Paul: My politics ‘probably helps [my son Rand] more than it hurts’

He's largely steered clear of the campaign trail so far.

Democratic senators introduce bill requiring police to report all police shootings to DOJ

Legislation introduced after Post's reporting on police shootings

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