Lame ducks’s wings not yet clipped

Lame ducks’s wings not yet clipped

Three retiring members of Congress spent their recess traveling to South Asia and Europe.

Feds Talk: How do they feel about political appointments?

Feds Talk: How do they feel about political appointments?

We asked federal workers in a survey this week to share their thoughts about the prevalence of political appointees in the government.

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The zealots win again

The zealots win again

Disclosure of political contributors leads to witch hunts.

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Toward a climate abyss

Toward a climate abyss

For many nations, it’s business as usual.

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Retired fed celebrates 35 years with transplanted kidney

Retired fed celebrates 35 years with transplanted kidney

He received his brother’s kidney in 1979. Health insurance provided needed drugs others can’t afford.

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A warning to the GOP

A warning to the GOP

Barry Goldwater’s defeat should not be seen as positive step for the party.

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In the Loop: Putin believes he knows where to go for help

The Russian president trusts that a certain other president would save him if he were drowning.

That time Martin O’Malley hung out with Jonah from ‘Veep’

That time Martin O’Malley hung out with Jonah from ‘Veep’

Politics + celebrity = Internet gold.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he lacks ‘sizzle’ for POTUS run

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he lacks ‘sizzle’ for POTUS run

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Where you’re most likely to get arrested for marijuana and DUI, in 2 maps

Where you’re most likely to get arrested for marijuana and DUI, in 2 maps

Pot-smokers of America: You’re not welcome in Illinois.

Not speaking with your friends and family? Good, they can set up a super PAC for you.

Not speaking with your friends and family? Good, they can set up a super PAC for you.

Why outside groups can also fairly be called “inside groups.”

VA hospitals on par with private sector for patient satisfaction

VA hospitals on par with private sector for patient satisfaction

The American Customer Satisfaction Index shows the VA health network with scores equal to or better than the private sector.

The 5 things you need to know about Beau Biden

The 5 things you need to know about Beau Biden

What you need to know about the 2016 candidate for governor.

Did McCain-Feingold work? These guys say no.

Did McCain-Feingold work? These guys say no.

The law is a decade old. Has its time come and gone?

Feds talk: What are their top priorities for workplace changes?

Feds talk: What are their top priorities for workplace changes?

We asked federal employees in a recent survey to discuss their top priorities for changing the civil-service system.

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Jeb Bush’s optimism school

Jeb Bush’s optimism school

Republicans could learn something from the former governor, even if he isn’t the party’s 2016 nominee.

IRS not retreating on rules for dark money nonprofits

IRS not retreating on rules for dark money nonprofits

New guidelines are required, says Commissioner John Koskinen; hearing likely set for mid-summer

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Cuomo’s party should be over

Cuomo’s party should be over

Democrats shouldn’t support a governor who hasn’t pushed their agenda.

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Misreading the Constitution

Misreading the Constitution

Progressives don’t understand that it’s about securing liberty.

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In the Loop: 2012 campaign may be over, but debt lingers

In the Loop: 2012 campaign may be over, but debt lingers

Some of the former Republican presidential hopefuls still must clear their campaign books.

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Pro-NSA outrage

Pro-NSA outrage

Away from The Post, one columnist holds a counterdemonstration.

Why foreign policy matters more to Rand Paul than anyone else running for president

Why foreign policy matters more to Rand Paul than anyone else running for president

One of these things is not like the other.

Who funded the super PAC hitting Dem and GOP candidates? These three billionaires.

Who funded the super PAC hitting Dem and GOP candidates? These three billionaires.

A look at where Ending Spending Action Fund’s $1.35 million came from in the first quarter.

Democratic women in Senate races raise big money

Democratic women in Senate races raise big money

Hagan, Nunn and Grimes outraised their Republican competition in their Senate campaigns.

Sebelius for Senate? It makes no sense.

Sebelius for Senate? It makes no sense.

The once-popular former governor might have been a viable candidate before Obamacare. But not now.

Why Mike Bloomberg shouldn’t be the face of his new gun control push

Why Mike Bloomberg shouldn’t be the face of his new gun control push

He is “nanny government” to many of the people he is trying to reach.

Conservatives not swayed by IRS plan to revise draft nonprofit rule

Conservatives not swayed by IRS plan to revise draft nonprofit rule

The IRS chief signaled that the his agency plans to re-write draft regulations limiting the political activities of tax-exempt groups.

First quarter fundraising winners (and losers)

First quarter fundraising winners (and losers)

Michelle Nunn had another big quarter. Know who didn’t? Tea party challengers.