Debate brewing on increasing military spending

There’s broad consensus in both parties that the military needs more money to modernize its forces, though it’s unclear how Congress and the White House can agree on how to pay for it.

    Obama wants $478 billion for new roads and bridges

    The president’s budget plan, to be released on Monday, would pay for the new spending by imposing a one-time tax on corporate overseas profits.

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

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    Seahawks run back an interception. (USA Today Sports)

    • Seahawks run back an interception.
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    • Seahawks run against the Patriots.
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    • Seahawks' Bruce Irvin tackles Patriots' Rob Gronkowski.
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    • Seahawks' Mike Morgan runs on to the field.
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    • Seattle Seahawks players take the field.
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    • A Patriots fan shows his support.
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    • Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo of the Patriots.
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    • Idina Menzel sings the national anthem.
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    • Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, with Seahawks owner Paul Allen.
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      Va. Democrats hope legislative setbacks will produce gains in seats

      The party hasn’t won many wars in the state Capitol but has forced the GOP to vote on hot-button issues.

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      D.C. area forecast: Look for rain late tonight into early Monday

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      Plans for privately financed addition to D.C.’s MLK Library fall apart

      Plans for privately financed addition to D.C.’s MLK Library fall apart

      Citing financial and preservation concerns, trustees turned to a more modest, publicly funded renovation.

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      Contractors had a good quarter, but more pain may come in the near term

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      The shopping mall’s heyday is over, but investors count on a rebirth

      The shopping mall’s heyday is over, but investors count on a rebirth

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      After restructuring, law firm Dickstein Shapiro finds smaller is better

      After restructuring, law firm Dickstein Shapiro finds smaller is better

      Revenue has fallen and the staff has shrunk — but leaders say that’s part of becoming more specialized.

      Washington region’s limo companies stretch to meet the Uber challenge

      Washington region’s limo companies stretch to meet the Uber challenge

      Some have adjusted pricing, while others have shifted focus to brewery tours or shuttle services.

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      A storm’s aftermath opened them to new opportunities — and each other

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      Croatia to wipe out debts of its poor

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      Horrified Japan mourns the death
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      Horrified Japan mourns the death <br> of another citizen to Islamic State

      A crowd gathered in Tokyo to mark the loss of Kenji Goto, who was purportedly beheaded by militants.

      Report: Hard-line judge to hear case
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      Report: Hard-line judge to hear case <br> of Post reporter detained in Iran

      The Post’s editor said the treatment of Jason Rezaian “deserves the world’s condemnation.”

      CIA, Israel’s Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing

      CIA, Israel’s Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing

      The spy agencies used a bomb in a tire in a 2008 operation to kill Imad Mughniyah, former officials said.

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      Scott Walker says GOP needs ‘big, bold ideas’ for 2016 election

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      Real Estate

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      Signs of Anacostia’s revival capture <br>the attention of home buyers

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      Federal Government

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      Snowstorm blankets Midwest, creeps to Northeast

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