Bush’s status at head of GOP pack has caveats

The establishment candidate usually wins the nomination, but it’s a particularly unsettled time for the party as it struggles for identity amid warring factions.

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.

Super Bowl XLIX

Clockwise from top left: Budweiser, T-Mobile, Budweiser and Nationwide.

The biggest day for advertising

VIDEOS | It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without the commercials. Here are this year’s ads for your viewing (and sharing) pleasure.

Local News

Chance of wintry mix, but Super Bowl Sunday will be more wet than white

Chance of wintry mix, but Super Bowl Sunday will be more wet than white

WEATHER GANG | Precipitation will change to rain tonight, but a bit of snow earlier could slicken roads.

Signs of Anacostia’s revival capture
the attention of home buyers

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

Prices are climbing as more people try to get in early on what many see as the next hot neighborhood.

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

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

ON LOVE | Jonathan Page and Sarah Tanno met in New Orleans, a year after Hurricane Katrina.

Spotlight | Editors’ Pick

ALEXANDRIA, VA - JANUARY 23: A interior view of the once prosperous Landmark shopping mall, still open but with few stores and slated for redevelopment on January, 23, 2015 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

Alexandria's Landmark Mall is about 40% vacant. (Post)

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

White Flint and other enclosed shopping centers were built to accommodate department stores, which held sway over development and gradually outlived their prime. Can an infusion of cash bring customers back?

She fought for patients’ rights, then was hospitalized against her will

She fought for patients’ rights, then was hospitalized against her will

Alison Hymes, long an advocate for those in Virginia institutions, found herself committed involuntarily.

What to do when the office starts feeling like high school all over again

What to do when the office starts feeling like high school all over again

@WORK ADVICE | Work parties organized by managers should include everyone.

3 final insights about the region as columnist bids farewell to punditry

3 final insights about the region as columnist bids farewell to punditry

COLUMN | Before returning to straight reporting, a few takeaways drawn from more than 500 columns.

More Top Stories

Croatia to wipe out debts of its poor

Croatia to wipe out debts of its poor

WORLDVIEWS | Economists say the move is unprecedented and could have long-term benefits.

Horrified Japan mourns the death
of another citizen to Islamic State

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
of Post reporter detained in Iran

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.

Politics

Obama pick for ambassador to Mexico withdraws

Obama pick for ambassador to Mexico withdraws

IN THE LOOP | Maria Echaveste would have been the first woman to ever hold the job.

Sports

Duke ends Virginia’s 19-game streak

Duke ends Virginia’s 19-game streak

The No. 4 Blue Devils rallied from an 11-point deficit to hand the No. 2 Cavaliers their first loss this year.

Real Estate

Signs of Anacostia’s revival capture
the attention of home buyers

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

Prices are climbing as more people try to get in early on what many see as the next hot neighborhood.

Federal Government

Tax-delinquent feds may lose bonuses

Tax-delinquent feds may lose bonuses

FEDERAL EYE | A GOP senator wants to bar financial awards for federal workers who owe back taxes.

National

Amid growing vaccination debate, measles has spread to New York state

Amid growing vaccination debate, measles has spread to New York state

An infected college student recently traveled across the state by Amtrak, potentially exposing many others.

Technology

Catch the Super Bowl online for free

Catch the Super Bowl online for free

NBC will stream pregame coverage, the actual game, the halftime show, and the latest episode of “The Blacklist” thrown in as a bonus.

Business

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

Instead of abandoning once-thriving suburban malls, owners are sinking millions into risky redevelopments.

Diversions