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Ben Bradlee was a leader and a friend

Ben Bradlee was a leader and a friend

He edited by instinct and experience.

Campaigner Obama: Help or hinderance for Democrats?

Campaigner Obama: Help or hinderance for Democrats?

President Obama has raised a lot of campaign cash for Democrats, but can he help them on the trail?

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Controversy over Ebola czar has a familiar ring

The flap over Ron Klain’s qualifications mirrors a dispute from the Bush years.

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Meet the one Democrat who is not running from Obama

Meet the one Democrat who is not running from Obama

In Georgia, Michelle Nunn is showing authenticity and courage.

Wait, is the Kentucky Senate race over or not?

Wait, is the Kentucky Senate race over or not?

A new poll suggests Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes are in a dead heat.

Congress hopefuls answer federal worker concerns

Congress hopefuls answer federal worker concerns

Today, Federal Eye interviews Barbara Comstock, a GOP candidate for Congress in Northern Virginia.

Kerry names former senator Gary Hart as Northern Ireland envoy

Kerry names former senator Gary Hart as Northern Ireland envoy

Kerry names former Sen. Gary Hart (D-Colo.), whose 1988 presidential campaign was derailed by an extramarital affair, as representative to Northern Ireland talks

Ranking the media from liberal to conservative, based on their audiences

Ranking the media from liberal to conservative, based on their audiences

5 takeaways from the new study of Americans’ media habits.

Is EPA’s inspector general overstepping with review of fracking regs?

Is EPA’s inspector general overstepping with review of fracking regs?

The EPA inspector general rejected claims from GOP lawmakers that he is venturing too far into policy questions.

President Obama said what? Four theories to explain his latest ‘gaffe.’

President Obama said what? Four theories to explain his latest ‘gaffe.’

Inside “these are are all folks who vote with me.“

Congress stinks, say members of Congress

Congress stinks, say members of Congress

90 members of Congress agree on something.

Conservatives hate the ‘lamestream media’ even more than you think

Conservatives hate the ‘lamestream media’ even more than you think

Right-leaning Americans rely on Fox News and pundits like Rush Limbaugh, a study finds.

First-class travel claims earns 4 Pinocchios

First-class travel claims earns 4 Pinocchios

A GOP super PAC relaunches a false attack concerning congressional perks debunked months ago.

VA’s worker-morale numbers are in, and they’re bad

VA’s worker-satisfaction numbers dropped in 76 out of 84 measures as the agency’s record-keeping scandal was unfolding, according to a survey.

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A double-edged sword

A double-edged sword

Republicans tend to fall victim to the myth of the midterm mandate.

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A stirring call to action

A stirring call to action

Elizabeth Warren makes a case on income inequality.

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Ebola caregivers deserve a parade

Ebola caregivers deserve a parade

Doctors, others put careers on hold to succor the sick, save lives.

Obama appears to gift-wrap another sound bite for GOP candidates

Obama appears to gift-wrap another sound bite for GOP candidates

He told the Rev. Al Sharpton that Democrats in tough races have “supported my agenda.”

Report: Stealing things is easy at GSA headquarters

Report: Stealing things is easy at GSA headquarters

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

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Obama, the pariah president

Obama, the pariah president

Even Democrats are distancing themselves from him.

How Monica Lewinsky changed politics

How Monica Lewinsky changed politics

It was an absolutely gigantic pivot point.

DOE contractors refuse to turn over documents in firing of whistleblower

DOE contractors refuse to turn over documents in firing of whistleblower

The whistleblower contractor raised concerns about safety with the development of a treatment plant for radioactive waste in Washington state.

Health ‘czar’ controversies are a Washington tradition. But a Bush czar thinks Klain might do well.

Health ‘czar’ controversies are a Washington tradition. But a Bush czar thinks Klain might do well.

GOP criticism of new Ebola czar echoes criticism back in 2005 of a Bush administration official during the avian flu scare.

Tom Steyer is running some very strange ads

Tom Steyer is running some very strange ads

Geico ad or Florida gubernatorial ad?

Not all congressional districts are created (electorally) equal

Not all congressional districts are created (electorally) equal

A district in California has 38 percent as many voters as a district in Montana. Here’s how.

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VA morale low, but new boss could change things

Survey shows VA morale falling, as new boss works to improve service to vets and conditions for staff.

Brace yourself. The 2016 Republican field is going to be HUGE.

Brace yourself. The 2016 Republican field is going to be HUGE.

There are 26 names mentioned. 26!

Republicans chances of winning the Senate keep getting better

Republicans chances of winning the Senate keep getting better

All three major election models agree.

Whither the tea party in 2016?

Whither the tea party in 2016?

The movement continues its decline -- and its hopefuls aren’t pulling much weight in the 2016 presidential race.