President Obama, CVS and the “going private” theory

Using the private sector to pressure Congress is Obama’s new move. Will it work?

Sen. Whitehouse on changing the way doctors get paid

(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

The Senator from Rhode Island discusses how our health care system is changing.

Wonkbook: A big week ahead for Obamacare

Today’s top five stories: (1) Uninsured rate drops; (2) the Snowden saga continues; (3) White House optimism on economy; (4) Democrats pull climate all-nighter; and (5) Senate passes military sexual assault bill

Senators lash out at NSA for excessive secrecy

(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

Top lawmakers criticized the Obama administration for dragging its heels on transparency.


Obama Energy Dept. proposals would make commercial fridges, coolers more efficient


The Obama administration released proposals aimed to slash energy costs and address climate change.

Senate easily confirms Penny Pritzker as Commerce Secretary

Pritzker replaces John Bryson, who stepped down in June 2012, after being involved in a two car accidents apparently due to seizures.


At law firm McDermott, real estate is a branding opportunity

(Jeffrey MacMillan / For The Washington Post)

There was a time law firms were so profitable that they thought little about branding. These days, business is tight, and real estate can send a message about the image a firm wants to project to any potential business that comes through its doors.