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.

    GOP contenders travel globe preparing to face Clinton

    Republican presidential hopefuls are busy auditioning on the world stage, trying to bolster their foreign policy resumes ahead of the 2016 campaign.

    SUPER BOWL 
     PATRIOTS VS. SEAHAWKS 

    The Desert Vista High School band awaits outside of the stadium. (AP)

      How to watch the game online for free

      U.S. viewers will be able to easily (and legally) tune into the Super Bowl online.

      Local News

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

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

      WEATHER GANG | Getting around for Super Bowl parties should be fine in most areas — with just wet roads.

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

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

      The D.C. area’s biggest contractors have mixed views on the prospects for federal spending.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

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      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

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

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

      Wisconsin’s Republican governor discussed his thoughts on the 2016 election, Islamic radicalism and immigration during an interview on ABC’s “This Week.”

      Sports

      Ovechkin passes milestone in Caps’ loss to Blues

      Ovechkin passes milestone in Caps’ loss to Blues

      Ovechkin scores 30th goal for 10th season in a row, but Capitals loss is sixth in seven games.

      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

      Obama wants 1.3 percent pay raise for federal workers and military troops

      Obama wants 1.3 percent pay raise for federal workers and military troops

      FEDERAL EYE | The president will request the pay raise as part of his budget request to be released Monday, officials said.

      National

      Snowstorm blankets Midwest, creeps to Northeast

      Snowstorm blankets Midwest, creeps to Northeast

      A slow-moving winter storm forced the cancellation of more than 1,000 Chicago flights.

      Business

      The 21-day financial fast is done. Now what?

      The 21-day financial fast is done. Now what?

      Although the group fast that began Jan. 11 is over, it doesn’t mean your journey to financial freedom is ending. You still may have some work to do.

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