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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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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.
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 TAKE | Can he take advantage of his establishment support without letting it encumber his candidacy?
Conservatives say gains made by gays are infringing on rights of those who oppose same-sex marriage.
While it did appear ugly, the House and Senate avoided the worst excesses of 2013.
In the spirit of the holidays, there’s a Tiny Tim way to look at the deal, and a Scrooge way to look at the deal.
Dan Balz and Scott Clement
Before the election, 33 percent had a favorable impression of Republicans. Afterward? Now it’s 47 percent.
The city plans to have them on 7,000 officers by the summer.
Ed O’Keefe and Sean Sullivan
“Thank God it’s over,” Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said as he left the chamber after the final vote.
Former secretary of state, Robert De Niro and Tony Bennett were honored by a human rights group.
In the wake of the shooting of Tamir Rice and a scathing Justice Department report, the city is a testament to the breadth of the racial chasm between police departments and African American communities in some major U.S. cities.
Obama preempts oil, gas drilling in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, citing risk of harm to salmon fishery
Ashley Halsey III
TSA chief John S. Pistole leaves a job he loves for a setting he adores.
Leaving Congress doesn’t mean leaving all the perks behind.
Several agencies, even the Fish and Wildlife Service, have assigned staff to battle the disease.
A presidential task force proposes steps to curtail black-market fishing and false labeling of seafood.
Matea Gold and Philip Rucker
The former Florida governor’s decision to explore White House bid thrusts him to front of the pack.
Democrat Brad Woodhouse and Republican Dallas Woodhouse received a surprise during their joint appearance on C-SPAN when their mother called into scold them for fighting over the holidays.
Only 7 percent of federal workers are under the age of 30 — the lowest figure in nearly a decade.
Ed O’Keefe and Brady Dennis
Vivek Murthy overcomes NRA opposition and questions about his experience to win confirmation.
The spending bill includes a report calling on the Capitol to catch up on rules for proper interaction.
David A. Fahrenthold
In June, NASA finished worked on a tower that was immediately shut down. No wonder. The program it was designed for had been canceled in 2010.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush told fall 2014 graduates "no matter what path you choose, don't let anyone else ever tell you how big to dream."
In South Carolina, new GOP political power centers present a challenge for Bush in reviving his family’s network.
An officer who uncovered cocaine during an errant traffic stop made a “reasonable” mistake, court rules.
With opposition from Republicans looming, Obama is counting on Latino support on immigration reform. But frustrated activists could press him to do more to protect illegal immigrants.
Activists argue the law would make it tough to get medical abortions. The state says it was meant to protect women.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday on the Senate floor that he had yet to sleep in a Las Vegas-area home he purchased with his wife in May.
The outgoing majority leader exploited a GOP rebellion to push some Obama nominations forward.
After 14 years in Congress, the former House majority leader looks back at his time on the Hill.
Outgoing House Small Business chairman urges both parties to start making life easier for entrepreneurs.
Robert Costa and Matea Gold
A tight-knit group of longtime aides has been huddling with Bush in recent weeks, sketching out the look and feel of a possible campaign for the Oval Office.
Watchers are trying to determine if the Supreme Court will finally take up case.
Karen Tumulty and Sean Sullivan
Democrats have seen the opening of fissures within their once-disciplined ranks, marking the start of an internal struggle over the ideological identity and tactical direction of the party.
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