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Enze Han and Joseph O’Mahoney
The British colonial empire spread laws that criminalized homosexuality. Many of these laws are still there.
It doesn’t seem too fun.
A deeper dive into how residents of red and blue states spend their money and time reveals little difference in charity.
After whistleblowers told Washington Post that their reports had been altered to remove negative findings, OIG cancels leadership meeting overseas to focus on damage control.
Reactions to Obama’s immigration decision are quite muted, despite the narrative.
The agency has had its share of problems, and a series of government audits raises questions about whether it’s prepared for new threats.
Barbara Comstock’s campaign says she saved $400 million on Silver Line construction. But there’s not much to that number.
An early focus on potential presidential candidates fuels a fundraising bonanza for the RGA.
Sari Horwitz and Wesley Lowery
They would not say when Thomas Jackson would step down or under what circumstances.
Abby Phillip, Sarah Larimer and Amrita Jayakumar
The firm says development of a new rocket engine could be accelerated if the old Russian engine is to blame.
Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz
A D.C. law firm is hard at work anticipating your dread-disease needs. Just in case.
Polls, games and money, money, money.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a timeline this week outlining the Republican version of the events comprising the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting scandal.
Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, in wide-ranging interview, say Frank Underwood reminds him of “a pretty bad vice president.“
Republicans on the House oversight committee released a video this week detailing their version of how the scandal evolved.
The governor gave a protestor the full Christie.
At an event in Belmar, N.J. marking two years since Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast, Gov. Chris Christie (R) let loose on a protester heckling him from the crowd.
Tossup ≠ coin flip
Our semi-regular look at the state of early voting across the country.
Michael Robbins and Mark Tessler
Concerned about the effects of rapid political change, have Arab publics changed their beliefs about the best type of political system?
Congress: They’re just like us.
Masuma Ahuja and Julia Carpenter
Tell us how you feel.
Well, not *love.* But they’re talking about the midterms more than most people.
The U.S. territory of Guam ranks dead last for per capita VA funding, despite its relatively large veteran population. This PBS documentary examines the issue.
Because why not!
It always the darkest just before it goes completely black.
Kim Yi Dionne
Despite focus on the vice president’s race, who takes power following Zambian President Michael Sata’s death is rather straightforward, given constitutional stipulations on succession.
Louisiana state senator Elbert Guillory goes after Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in this attack ad from Free at Last PAC.
DARPA program wins record for developing world’s fastest electric circuit.
A presidential candidate is out after he was deemed insufficiently fluent in the tribal language.
Our America PAC released this ad, which features Louisiana state senator Elbert Guillory slamming Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.).
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke in support of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) during a rally Saturday in Concord, N.H. Shaheen is running against Scott Brown (R) who Warren defeated to win her Senate seat in 2012.
The conservative playbook on how to court black voters need to be re-written.
Tuesday’s vote will come down to the wire, recent polls suggest.
Young people prefer a GOP-controlled Congress? What?
The Florida GOP released this ad, which uses Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist's own words against him.
In this radio ad, paid for by NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, Republican senate candidate Cory Gardner (CO) is attacked for his stance on access to contraception.
In a watershed election, Ukraine elects a solidly pro-Western parliament for the first time.
There aren’t many.
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