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Overcoming gridlock

Overcoming gridlock

Two ideas on two pressing issues: infrastructure and health-care costs.

It took some convincing, but women matter in politics

The DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum took on the political gender gap and violence against women.

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Cashing in on voting

Cashing in on voting

A perfectly awful “pay the voters” idea comes out of Los Angeles.

The top 12 governor’s races of 2014

The top 12 governor’s races of 2014

Both parties are playing plenty of defense -- even in pretty friendly states.

Some senators up for re-election aren’t hustling home just yet

Some senators up for re-election aren’t hustling home just yet

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), in a newly tightened race against an independent challenger, can’t get out to Kansas just yet.

Joe Biden had a remarkably terrible week

Joe Biden had a remarkably terrible week

I mean, seriously?

Biden ends week with one more doozy

Biden ends week with one more doozy

The vice president picked the wrong GOP senator to reminisce about.

Today is a very good day for Chris Christie

Today is a very good day for Chris Christie

Bridgegate may be over.

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Why Washington is broken

Why Washington is broken

Lawmakers simply don’t trust each other.

Navy Yard staff remember massacre

Navy Yard staff remember massacre

Navy Yard staffers recall last year’s massacre with sadness, but also pride

Pat Roberts just got some very bad news. It’s pretty unlikely it’ll decide the Senate.

Pat Roberts just got some very bad news. It’s pretty unlikely it’ll decide the Senate.

Inches matter in politics. And Kansas is a game of inches.

Immigration claim goes too far

Immigration claim goes too far

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) goes out on a limb with a new attack ad -- and falls off.

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Aiding and abetting suicide

Aiding and abetting suicide

Laws such as Belgium’s send a dangerous message to society.

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A path to escalation?

A path to escalation?

Obama’s Islamic State strategy leads to fears of “mission creep.”

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Navy Yard workers remember when their world shattered

Navy Yard workers remember when their world shattered

Navy Yard staffers recall last year’s massacre. They are sad, but they also have pride in their colleagues.

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The jihadi logic

The jihadi logic

The United States must show the Islamic State it made a big mistake by provoking a superpower.

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In the Loop: Party at the White House or on the Hill?

In the Loop: Party at the White House or on the Hill?

Lawmakers had to choose between a big-time picnic or listening to Gingrich and DeLay discuss 1994.

Why you should care about the personal lives of politicians

Why you should care about the personal lives of politicians

It’s all about understanding who they really are.

Many Obama nominees will be left on the floor Thursday night when the Senate slithers out of town

Many Obama nominees will be left on the floor Thursday night when the Senate slithers out of town

The Senate is expected to confirm an ambassador to Ireland and eight other nominees Thursday evening.

Holder Watch: Day 2,054

Holder Watch: Day 2,054

Holder is already one of the longest serving attorneys general in American history. How long will he stay?

A bunch of Senate polls look good for Republicans. Be cautious.

A bunch of Senate polls look good for Republicans. Be cautious.

Does Cory Gardner lead by eight in Colorado and Joni Ernst by six in Iowa? Probably not.

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Reward workers, not just CEOs

Reward workers, not just CEOs

A new bill would tie executive pay tax deductions to employee wage gains.

Here’s why VA Secretary Robert McDonald’s cellphone is sometimes busy

Here’s why VA Secretary  Robert McDonald’s cellphone is sometimes busy

McDonald gave out his cellphone number last week to the media. Since then he’s gotten some 150 calls.

Meet the VA official expanding the national cemetery system

Ronald Walters, the highest-ranking official with the National Cemetery Administration, is a finalist for a prestigious management award.

President Obama just lost his one remaining strong suit: fighting terrorism

President Obama just lost his one remaining strong suit: fighting terrorism

In the public’s view, Osama bin Laden is dead, but the Islamic State is very much alive.

4 Pinocchios for Paul’s claim that McCain met with Islamic State

4 Pinocchios for Paul’s claim that McCain met with Islamic State

FACT CHECKER | Sen. Rand Paul said Sen. John McCain unknowingly met with the Islamic State. He’s wrong.

Ronald E. Walters: Caretaker for the dead

Ronald E. Walters: Caretaker for the dead

The head of VA’s National Cemetery Administration has helped keep standards high.