Obama launches his sales pitch
on immigration

In a Las Vegas speech that was part impassioned campaign rally and part a challenge to Congress, Obama continued to lay out a legal and moral case for why he needed to take action.

House GOP challenges Obama’s executive power

Speaker John Boehner announced a lawsuit over the health law and vowed to counter Obama’s immigration plan.

Carell as millionaire John du Pont in "Foxcatcher." (AP)

A mesmerizing tale of real-life murder

REVIEW | “Foxcatcher’s” stellar cast, anchored by Steve Carell, wrestles with issues of rivalry, loneliness and wealth’s limitations.

Local News

Utah’s Rep. Chaffetz seeks to fire
‘bad apples’ from federal workforce

Utah’s Rep. Chaffetz seeks to fire <br>‘bad apples’ from federal workforce

FEDERAL DIARY | The Republican will soon have significant influence over government workers.

37 degrees today. 73 on Monday. Then snow may hit around Thanksgiving.

37 degrees today. 73 on Monday. Then snow may hit around Thanksgiving.

WEATHER GANG | Today feels like January, Monday like June and flakes could arrive by Wednesday.

These are the things RGIII most needs to fix before the Redskins-49ers game

These are the things RGIII most needs to fix before the Redskins-49ers game

THE TEST | Two Post specialists analyze the quarterback’s top problems.

My son is ‘that’ kid parents whisper about at school. How do I cope?

My son is ‘that’ kid parents whisper about at school. How do I cope?

TRANSCRIPT | The advice columnist answered questions about the strange train we call life.

6 things to do this weekend

6 things to do this weekend

Try winter brews at the DC Craft Beer Festival or shop for Icelandic goods at a Christmas bazaar.

Meg Gibbon, 47, left, her wife, Angela Pelletier, 43, right, their adopted 19-year-old daughter, Jamie Smith, and Jamie's son, William Smith, 2, are seen at their family home in Washington.

Jamie Smith, 19, with her son and adoptive parents. (Post)

‘They can say mommy, too’

A D.C. nonprofit aims to unite adoptive families with teens before they turn 21 and age out of the system.

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Holder frustrated with governor for actions ahead of Ferguson decision

Holder frustrated with governor for actions ahead of Ferguson decision

The attorney general has expressed concerns to Missouri officials about the state of emergency.

Americans could save a fortune this winter if they understood thermostats

Americans could save a fortune this winter if they understood thermostats

WONKBLOG | We don’t realize how much money we're wasting by using that terrifying device incorrectly.

Bill Cosby’s interview with AP shows power and privilege in operation

Bill Cosby’s interview with AP shows power and privilege in operation

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Cosby had suggested that questions about rape allegations were irresponsible.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Falls Church mid-century modern for $799,000

House of the Week | Falls Church mid-century modern for $799,000

The 1952 home gets an update that preserves its period details.

Federal Government

Senate clears more ambassadors, judges

Senate clears more ambassadors, judges

IN THE LOOP | The Senate takes off for Thanksgiving after confirming a goodly number of ambassadors and judges.

National

In wake of Florida State shooting, spotlight returns to mental health issues and violence

In wake of Florida State shooting, spotlight returns to mental health issues and violence

Authorities say May wounded three during the shooting at Strozier Library before he was killed in a shootout with police.

Technology

Tech industry sees mixed bag in Obama’s immigration plan

Tech industry sees mixed bag in Obama’s immigration plan

The consensus? It’s a handful of welcomed patches on a system still badly in need of an upgrade.

Business

When a nearly $1 billion divorce settlement award isn’t enough

When a nearly $1 billion divorce settlement award isn’t enough

COLUMN | Shouldn’t the spouses divide their enormous household net worth more equally?

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