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A liberal Democrats overlook

A liberal Democrats overlook

Ohio’s Sherrod Brown is being ignored by his party’s activists.

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Learning from Nixon

Learning from Nixon

What’s the relevance of Watergate to the modern era?

So long, Congress!

So long, Congress!

This is an end. But not THE end.

Lois Lerner was e-mailing her husband with the conservative knock

Lois Lerner was e-mailing her husband with the conservative knock

Democrats have leaked unredacted copies of the exchange showing that Lerner was e-mailing her husband when she used the offensive term.

How Republicans turned a simple immigration vote into a PR nightmare

How Republicans turned a simple immigration vote into a PR nightmare

Republicans are their own worst enemy. Still.

Here’s what DHS found at its detention centers for immigrant children

Here’s what DHS found at its detention centers for immigrant children

Inspectors found inadequate food supplies, temperature-control problems and a high employee-to-detainee ratio at some of the shelters, according to a watchdog report.

The top 10 primary races still to come in 2014

The top 10 primary races still to come in 2014

Get your popcorn ready. Primary season is back.

Don’t blame Mike Enzi for trying to block ambo to Russia confirmation

Don’t blame Mike Enzi for trying to block ambo to Russia confirmation

Senate Republicans, furious over Democrats cutting back on filibusters, nonetheless approved a key ambassadorial nominee

Washington, where ‘opportunity’ springs eternal

Washington, where ‘opportunity’ springs eternal

HUD follows in Labor’s footsteps in touting itself as the “Department of Opportunity.“

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House GOP upends reason

House GOP upends reason

The party and its leaders are wildly inconsistent.

Obamacare hits a new low in popularity. It may not matter all that much.

Obamacare hits a new low in popularity. It may not matter all that much.

A new poll shows the law has never been more unpopular. But it’s not on the tips of Americans’ tongues.

Does Lois Lerner have a problem with conservatives?

Republicans will need more than circumstantial evidence to prove that Lerner led efforts to hinder conservative groups.

The most popular fact checks of July

The most popular fact checks of July

Wildly incorrect statements on taxes by a rock star topped our monthly round-up of the most widely read fact checks.

Senate sends VA, transportation bills to Obama

Senate sends VA, transportation bills to Obama

Action on the troubled agency and the Highway Trust Fund comes on the eve of a five-week summer break.

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Clueless in Gaza

Clueless in Gaza

John Kerry has legitimized Hamas’s criminality.

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Give Kerry a break

Give Kerry a break

The problems with letting Israel “finish the job” against Hamas.

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Turning our backs on atrocities

Turning our backs on atrocities

Impunity encourages future horrors in Syria.

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In the Loop: Sally Jewell talks — so does Harry Reid

In the Loop: Sally Jewell talks — so does Harry Reid

The majority leader likes to threaten his fellow senators with weekend duty.

No action on border crisis better than sending kids back

No action on border crisis better than sending kids back

Congressional gridlock on a border bill may not play well, but sending children back is the worst option.

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Republicans deliver another self-inflicted wound

Republicans deliver another self-inflicted wound

Congress’s actions and inactions may be blocking the GOP’s path to victory in the midterm elections.

Do feds have a problem with ‘runaway’ document classification?

Do feds have a problem with ‘runaway’ document classification?

Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have introduced a bill to slow the proliferation of document classification and security clearances.

The ‘do-nothing’ Congress isn’t even good at doing nothing anymore

The ‘do-nothing’ Congress isn’t even good at doing nothing anymore

Congress isn’t even naming post offices at the rate it used to.

AG Holder taps his deputy chief of staff to be acting chief of civil rights division

AG Holder taps his deputy chief of staff to be acting chief of civil rights division

Although the nomination of Debo Adegbile to head Justice’s civil rights division is still on the Senate calendar, his confirmation is almost surely not going to happen.

Ted Cruz doesn’t care if John Boehner hates him. He likes it.

Ted Cruz doesn’t care if John Boehner hates him. He likes it.

The Texas senator wants to be the outsider’s outsider in 2016.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

BACKGROUND CHECK: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

Meet President Obama’s Interior Department head: a lover of all things outdoors -- and puzzles.

The 2014 ‘Sammies’ finalists: Meet Jill Boezwinkle

The 2014 ‘Sammies’ finalists: Meet Jill Boezwinkle

The first in the Washington Post’s annual series of reports profiling finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America awards, which honor federal workers who made an impact.

How a Supreme Court ruling could increase the NLRB workload

How a Supreme Court ruling could increase the NLRB workload

EYE CATCHERS | Must-read federal news stories from The Washington Post and across the Web.

The New York Times rocked the polling world over the weekend. Here’s why.

The New York Times rocked the polling world over the weekend. Here’s why.

The Grey Lady is now using Internet polling. This is a bigger deal than you might think.