GOP leaders hope to contain outrage in ranks

For Republicans, the debate over the president’s moves on immigration is not only a fight with the White House, but a test of whether they can contain unhelpful passions among their members.

What will Obama say, and who will be affected?

WONKBLOG | The president will offer temporary legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants, but the White House hasn't said who will be protected.

Jon Stewart, center, and his "correspondents." (Comedy Central)

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    Plan to turn historic U-Md. Cole Field House into football facility approved

    Plan to turn historic U-Md. Cole Field House into football facility approved

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    Chillum man may have unknowingly let his killer into building, police say

    Prince George’s police released surveillance video they believe shows Hollis Johnson holding open a door for a stranger who then fatally shot him.

    Marlins signed a player for 13 years and $325M. Why it matters to Harper.

    Marlins signed a player for 13 years and $325M. Why it matters to Harper.<br>

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    Gruden backpedals. RGIII clams up. Ah, the (putrid) smell of old times.

    Gruden backpedals. RGIII clams up. Ah, the (putrid) smell of old times.

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    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 14: W. Russell Ramsey, from right, chairman of Washington 2024, with board members Robert Hisaoka, president of RRR, LLC., and Rosie Allen-Herring, president of the United Way National Capitol chapter, gather at the construction offices for the Wharf development project, a proposed site for facilities in the District's Olympics bid, at the Southwest waterfront in Washington, DC on November 14, 2014. The Washington 2024 group is hoping the region will beat out Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco as the proposed U.S. site for for the 2024 Olympics. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick for The Washington Post)

    Washington 2024 board members look at a proposed site. (Post)

    This is the A-list team that wants to bring the Olympics to Washington

    What started as a pipe dream is a serious 2024 bid, with some of D.C.’s big names asking, “Why not us?”

    Washington Post unveils new app for Amazon Fire featuring 2 daily editions

    Washington Post unveils new app for Amazon Fire featuring 2 daily editions

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    D.C. may get a cat cafe. How exactly
    do those pass health inspections?

    D.C. may get a cat cafe. How exactly <br>do those pass health inspections?

    Hairballs and lattes don’t mix, so it will likely end up being more like a cafe next to a room full of felines.

    You don’t have to see the word ‘Redskins’ online if you don’t want to

    You don’t have to see the word ‘Redskins’ online if you don’t want to

    Football fans created a browser extension that replaces the team’s controversial name with other words.

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    Alleged Florida State gunman
    was an alumnus of university

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    Myron May, who was killed in a shootout with police, was described as “the kindest, sweetest person.”

    Historic lake effect snow just won’t stop in western New York

    Historic lake effect snow just won’t stop in western New York

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    Nicholas Kristof on what ‘whites just don’t get’ about racial inequality

    Nicholas Kristof on what ‘whites just don’t get’ about racial inequality

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    Politics

    Obama’s wrong Keystone XL claim

    Obama’s wrong Keystone XL claim

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    Real Estate

    Fixed mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row

    Fixed mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row

    The 30-year fixed-rate average drops to 3.99 percent, falling below 4 percent for the first time in three weeks.

    Federal Government

    EPA put eight employees on paid leave for four months to four years

    EPA put eight employees on paid leave for four months to four years

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    National

    8 dead as storm continues to pummel Buffalo

    8 dead as storm continues to pummel Buffalo

    The mega lake-effect storm has so far dumped 65 inches of snow and some communities expect another 2 to 3 feet today.

    Lifestyle

    Unapologetically Christmas crazy, for good reason

    Unapologetically Christmas crazy, for good reason

    Although I have not yet put up my holiday decorations, inside, there is a Christmas lunatic just waiting to get out. And there’s a good reason for it.

    Business

    Why the right loves the Democratic appointee who runs the Congressional Budget Office

    Why the right loves the Democratic appointee who runs the Congressional Budget Office

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