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Obama’s new approach reflects a conclusion that instability is not in the United States’ best interests.
The Fix by Chris Cillizza
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The Participation Trophy Generation, Part 2.
Neil Mitchell and Sabine Carey
Why self-defense forces are usually a bad idea
Obama’s opening to Cuba reminds us of the foolishness of treating the phrase, “Only Nixon could go to China,” as some sort of political wisdom.
After two incidents, it’s time to offer some advice.
Philip Bump and Chris Cillizza
The key question. Answered.
A senator in the wrong hearing, a Palin family fight, Ted Cruz and a tiger rug. Here’s the top 10 stories our Loop fans loved most this year. And so did we.
The state ranks first on 10 of 11 metrics.
And that was before Saturday’s murders of two New York police officers.
Authorities charged the official with steering contracts to an Afghan subcontractor as part of an agricultural program funded by USAID.
Here’s our annual list of the ten most read fact checks of 2014.
Federal safety officials point to the more aggressive use of inspections at problem sites and other measures.
A roundup of news from across the country.
Should U.S. development agency use workers for secret projects that are illegal in Cuba?
Beneficiaries who want to see a judge move faster through process, but change still lags behind 90-day goal.
New York’s mayor and police department have had a contentious relationship since his 2013 campaign.
The mystery of Kris Kringle, explored.
Nobody can touch the former secretary of state yet.
David A. Fahrenthold
The activists aim to steal the spotlight or undermine his 2016 presidential prospects.
Tanisha Anderson’s relatives say police need new training on how to interact with the mentally ill.
On the left and on the right, misrepresentations abounded. And Vladimir Putin was not to be outdone.
VA is trying to find ways to better care for women in a system primarily designed to serve male veterans.
THE TAKE | Just as he did in 2010, the president seems to shrug off a midterm election defeat. But this time he’s grown more assertive in acting unilaterally.
The post-election Obama is a different Obama, for sure.
Greg Jaffe and Steven Mufson
“We can’t start changing our patterns of behavior,” the president said at a wide-ranging news conference that capped a tough sixth year in office.
The 1% increase is small compared with those given in past presidential administrations.
A roundup of news from across the nation.
Four New Jersey residents share their accounts of being yelled at by the governor and how it changed them.
He cracks jokes and says he’s “energized” as he enters “the fourth quarter” of his presidency.
A federal judge had previously struck down a state ban, and without Supreme Court intervention, same-sex marriage licenses could be issued starting Jan. 6.
In his year-ending press conference today, President Obama called first on Politico reporter Carrie Budoff Brown who is soon moving to Europe. “I think what Belgium needs is some, uh, version of Politico," the president said.
Nothing like spreading a little holiday fear.
Rum, James Flacco and media errors.
Pretty decent news, particularly when taken out of context.
Five outgoing lawmakers share their fondest memories of the Hill and recall some of the hardest days.
Forceful, funny and effective.
The unemployment rate fell by more than 2 percentage points over the year in Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Nevada, Ohio and Rhode Island.
It was a notable change of pace for the White House press corps, which is male-dominated.
But more important, is he elite?
Many truly awful things -- and many things that President Obama did.
While it did appear ugly, the House and Senate avoided the worst excesses of 2013.
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