Immigration plan could shake up 2014 election

Both political parties fear President Obama’s plan to defer deporting millions of illegal immigrants could change the course of November’s midterm elections.

McDONNELL TRIAL 

Daughter: First couple faked their affection in public

The defense rests in the corruption trial, after many once-private details aired about the couple’s marriage.

Aaron Silverman opened Rose's Luxury last year. (Bill O'Leary/Post)

At Rose’s Luxury, no reservations,
and only one recipe rule: Be delicious

Aaron Silverman, the owner of what Bon Appetit magazine has called the top new restaurant in America, has quietly undermined the traditional role of head chef at his laid-back eatery.

Local News

William Kennedy Smith looks for
opportunity to enter family business

William Kennedy Smith looks for <br>opportunity to enter family business

Now a doctor living in the Watergate complex, he is angling to serve on a D.C. neighborhood board.

Video footage shows daring rescue
at Rhode Island Avenue Metro

Video footage shows daring rescue <br>at Rhode Island Avenue Metro

Transit police pulled a man back to the platform seconds before a Red Line train would have struck him.

D.C. movie critic Arch Campbell bids farewell after 40 years on airwaves

D.C. movie critic Arch Campbell bids farewell after 40 years on airwaves

His “final” live appearance on WJLA is Thursday, though he’s calling it a break rather than retirement.

She lost her special-needs son, so she’s endorsing a new Frederick Co. sheriff

She lost her special-needs son, so she’s endorsing a new Frederick Co. sheriff

Robert Ethan Saylor, who had Down syndrome, died in an encounter with the sheriff’s off-duty deputies.

From the Himalayas to the Hilltop:
Howard U.’s Kathmandu connection

From the Himalayas to the Hilltop: <br>Howard U.’s Kathmandu connection

Among the incoming freshman class, Nepalis make up the largest group of international students.

With gas prices down, Labor Day
travel on the road is expected to rise

With gas prices down, Labor Day <br>travel on the road is expected to rise

Better economic times mean the numbers on the road may mark the highest travel levels since 2008.

More Top Stories

Oprah dispatches spiritual life coach from OWN to ‘heal’ Ferguson

Oprah dispatches spiritual life coach from OWN to ‘heal’ Ferguson

Some decried the arrival of Iyanla Vanzant as exploiting tragedy to promote a TV series.

Pablo Escobar’s top hit man is out of jail. He’s sure he’ll be killed soon.

Pablo Escobar’s top hit man is out of jail. He’s sure he’ll be killed soon.

The killer, tied to at least 3,000 murders, is released after turning against other cartel members.

She let her son play in the rain.
He never came back.

She let her son play in the rain. <br>He never came back.

After Anna Whiston-Donaldson’s son died, she wrote a memoir about her slow emergence from grief.

It’s no wonder fliers are fighting
over legroom. Look at the numbers.

It’s no wonder fliers are fighting <br>over legroom. Look at the numbers.

The airlines seem to be competing with each other to cram more seats into already crowded cabins.

Politics

Hottest 2014 elections to focus on issues, not candidates

Hottest 2014 elections to focus on issues, not candidates

Big election battles will be on referendums and amendments important to corporations and political strategists.

Local Columnists

Even a Harvard-educated lawyer faces ‘nightmare’ with D.C. health exchange

Even a Harvard-educated lawyer faces ‘nightmare’ with D.C. health exchange

COLUMN | So how’s the average person supposed to navigate the bureaucratic tangles?

Sports

Redskins-Bucs: Five story lines to monitor

Redskins-Bucs: Five story lines to monitor

REDSKINS BLOG | Team officials will use Thursday’s final preseason performances to help make roster decisions.

Real Estate

Want to like your house better? Try these 6 design tips from home stagers.

Want to like your house better? Try these 6 design tips from home stagers.

Even if you’re not yet planning to sell, these ideas will help you enjoy your space — now.

Going Out Guide

Nightlife Agenda: The last long weekend of summer

Nightlife Agenda: The last long weekend of summer

Our Labor Day weekend picks include Sunday and Monday day parties, late-night dancing and Brody Jenner at a pool party.

Lifestyle

Memorializing U Street’s ‘Black Broadway’ glory days

Memorializing U Street’s ‘Black Broadway’ glory days

An oral history project preserves stories of celebrity and success in a thriving neighborhood.

Arts

Fallon, Seinfeld to salute Leno at Kennedy Center

Fallon, Seinfeld to salute Leno at Kennedy Center

The 17th Twain Prize for humor goes to Leno in October, and TV comedians will tip their caps.

Federal Government

DOL public affairs chief authorized wasteful spending, GOP watchdog says

DOL public affairs chief authorized wasteful spending, GOP watchdog says

FEDERAL EYE | Labor Department public affairs chief investigated by Congress

National

Implanted computer chips in troops is part of Obama’s veterans health plan

Implanted computer chips in troops is part of Obama’s veterans health plan

The chips are designed to modulate the nervous system to help with arthritis and post-traumatic stress.

Diversions