Newt’s nasty debt problem

Newt’s nasty debt problem

Two years after the 2012 campaign, Gingrich has barely made a dent in his $5 million in campaign debt.

What 2014 is all about. You decide.

What 2014 is all about. You decide.

Public cynicism about politicians and Washington and low primary turnouts point to unpredictable election year.

What Russia and Israel have in common

What Russia and Israel have in common

THE FIX | A poll shows that America’s top foe and top ally are more unpopular than they have been in decades.

Where is the Obama administration housing the immigrant kids?

Where is the Obama administration housing the immigrant kids?

From airport hangars and big box malls to military bases and a central processing center, here is how the administration plans to shelter the kids.

Biden versus Gates: Foreign policy smackdown

Both Vice President Biden and former Defense Secretary Gates score points when they list each other’s failures.

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In the Loop: What happened to the deficit talk?

In the Loop: What happened to the deficit talk?

It was such a big issue, but now all the chatter and media coverage appear to have disappeared.

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A lack of arms control

A lack of arms control

Giving powerful weapons to rebel forces is a recipe for disaster.

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Israel’s fight continues

Israel’s fight continues

Since 1948, the Jewish state has fought for its existence.

Vermont is the best covered state in the country. California is the worst.

There just aren’t enough reporters to cover big states anymore.

IG: $2.8 million Afghanistan produce facility sitting unused

IG: $2.8 million Afghanistan produce facility sitting unused

Report said the Defense Department didn’t identify a potential owner for the facility before constructing it. Afghan officials are still searching for one.

It’s virtually impossible to be a successful modern president

It’s virtually impossible to be a successful modern president

Just ask Barack Obama. Or George W. Bush.

Americans hate Congress. They will totally teach it a lesson by not voting.

Americans hate Congress. They will totally teach it a lesson by not voting.

Another big warning sign for Democratic turnout.

No NTSB chair for Ukraine crash probe

The Senate is expected to approve Michael Lawson as ambo to U.N. aviation agency, but they might want to approve new head of U.S. safety board as well.

One chart that shows Congress can actually get things done

One chart that shows Congress can actually get things done

Yes, it does occasionally happen.

Benghazi, and Hillary Clinton’s misunderstood record as secretary of state

Benghazi, and Hillary Clinton’s misunderstood record as secretary of state

A new poll suggests Clinton’s tenure isn’t the great success it has been billed as.

Six questions about the missing IRS emails, from IT experts

Six questions about the missing IRS emails, from IT experts

A group that runs the only worldwide certification program for IT asset managers posed six questions that federal investigators should ask.

In Russia, everybody loves Putin

In Russia, everybody loves Putin

The Russian president is more popular at home than any American politician could dream to be here.

Groups praise Obama on gay rights order

Gay rights groups are praising President Obama for his plans to issue an executive order Monday that would ban federal employment discrimination based on gender identify.

A rocker’s false ‘one percent’ tax facts

A rocker’s false ‘one percent’ tax facts

KISS bassist Gene Simmons earns Four Pinocchios for asserting myths about the taxes paid by the top one percent.

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Harper Lee and her lost privacy: Is silence still an option?

Harper Lee and her lost privacy: Is silence still an option?

A journalist’s memoir almost makes the reclusive “To Kill A Mockingbird” author dull by sheer overexposure.

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Will Flight 17 sober us up?

Will Flight 17 sober us up?

Obama’s foes make every foreign policy issue about him.

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For Clinton, a large group of potential challengers

For Clinton, a large group of potential challengers

Despite her stratospheric poll numbers, the Democratic front-runner is likely to face a primary fight.

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Will national Democrats help Davis turn Texas blue?

Will national Democrats help Davis turn Texas blue?

The gubernatorial hopeful needs help from her party if she is to capi­tal­ize on the state’s changing demographics.

Whatever happened to the deficit?

Whatever happened to the deficit?

The budget deficit was of great moment just a few years ago. Now? Not so much

IG: VA’s former cemetery chief hired friend, steered contracts

IG: VA’s former cemetery chief hired friend, steered contracts

Steve Muro, who headed the VA’s cemetery network, stepped down last month amid allegations of wrongdoing.

EPA loses bridge builder with Bob Perciasepe’s departure

EPA loses bridge builder with Bob Perciasepe’s departure

EPA’s No. 2 announced this week that he would step down after the longest tenure for a deputy administrator at the agency.

Is this one of the ugliest federal buildings in Washington?

Is this one of the ugliest federal buildings in Washington?

A look at some of the best and worst architecture for federal buildings in the nation’s capital.

Amid unrest in Iraq, Americans blame U.S. withdrawal more than its invasion

Amid unrest in Iraq, Americans blame U.S. withdrawal more than its invasion

That doesn’t mean, though, that they think withdrawal was the wrong call.

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Elizabeth Warren for president?

Elizabeth Warren for president?

Her actions suggest she has neither interest in nor aptitude for the race.