Boy meets girl at concert. Boy marries girl. Boy gets political help from band.

Eagles’s guitarist Joe Walsh makes a fundraising pitch for Rep. Bruce Braley, a longtime fan of the band.

Tammy Duckworth: Romney ignored Afghanistan

Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth will make the case Tuesday night that President Obama has been an effective commander-in-chief and criticize Mitt Romney for not mentioning the war in Afghanistan during his Republican National Convention address last week.

5 in 5: Illinois 8th Congressional District is a race between Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth

(Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP)

#5in5 | The opponents continue their war of words in a Chicago-area district.

Tammy Duckworth to take 8.4 percent pay cut if sequester happens

Illinois lawmaker says she's doing so to feel the pain of her constituents.

That time Nancy Pelosi met Cookie Monster

The Democratic leader and the Muppet helped fill care packages for wounded service members.

Bipartisan bill would increase maternity leave for military moms

The measure would extend maternity leave from six to 12 weeks, in line with guidelines for female civilian feds.

Joe Walsh takes blind shot at Duckworth

The mouthy congressman from Illinois says his military-veteran opponent is not a “true hero.”


Secret Service director promises full security review after White House breach

(Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post)

Julia Pierson faced hard-edged questioning, from Democrats and Republicans, as House lawmakers called for an independent investigation.