Senate Republicans unanimously reject equal pay bill

(Drew Angerer / Getty Images)

The legislation was defeated by six votes after being unanimously rejected by Senate Republicans.


Democrats settle on fairness issues hoping to avoid a repeat of 2010 midterm disaster

(By Paul Kane, Phillip Rucker and Christopher Ingraham)

Strategy for midterm elections focuses on unemployment benefits, minimum wage and pay equality.

Republicans shift tactics on equal pay issue

Led by a coalition of Republican women senators, the GOP is now offering alternatives to the Democratic approach.

Is past really the problem for Metro?

Today’s leaders tend to blame troubles on predecessors.


Prince George’s County deserves new FBI headquarters, state and local officials say

(Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post)

At a news conference, state and local officials say the county deserves the development project.


Obama signs actions taking aim at gender pay gap

(Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

In a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women’s wages, President Barack Obama signed directives Tuesday that would make it easier for workers of federal contractors to get information about workplace compensation. He seasoned his move with a sharp rebuke of Republicans whom he accused of “gumming up the works” on workplace fairness.

Scott Brown stops by Capitol Hill for lunch with former (and future?) Senate colleagues

(Michael Dwyer / AP)

McConnell calls him an old friend. Reid pokes fun at his move to New Hampshire.


Equal pay legislation — desperate political ploy or good politics?

(Pete Marovich / Bloomberg)

Republican National Committee calls equal pay legislation a “desperate political ploy.” But it’s good politics.