Political battle between Obama, GOP escalates

The president promised to forcefully sell his policy changes on immigration, and the House GOP filed a lawsuit over the health-care law and vowed to turn back the immigration effort.

Obama launches his sales pitch on immigration

In a Las Vegas speech, he continued to lay out a legal and moral case for why he needed to take action.

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.

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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.

Will O’Malley commute the sentences of Md.’s last 4 death-row inmates?

Will O’Malley commute the sentences of Md.’s last 4 death-row inmates?

The outgoing governor raised speculation when he reached out to the families of inmates’ victims.

U-Va. campus searches for answers after harrowing account of gang rape

U-Va. campus searches for answers after harrowing account of gang rape

Rolling Stone story’s allegations of the 2012 incident and how it was handled cause a stir at the school.

D.C. to rent motels this winter to provide shelter for homeless families

D.C. to rent motels this winter to provide shelter for homeless families

The move by Mayor Vincent Gray’s administration would house fewer than 600 families at once.

D.C. streetcar supporters want to know what’s stopping its movement

D.C. streetcar supporters want to know what’s stopping its movement

Council members are wary that the stalled project will turn out like Arlington County’s canceled effort.

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.

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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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Obama, Holder urge Ferguson demonstrators to avoid violence

Obama, Holder urge Ferguson demonstrators to avoid violence

As the nation awaits a grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case, both issue calls for calm.

As Republican governors meet, early screening for possible 2016 hopefuls

As Republican governors meet, early screening for possible 2016 hopefuls

THE TAKE | Rarely have so many GOP governors or ex-governors had their eyes on the presidency at once.

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 performance goes on as scheduled in Florida Friday night

Bill Cosby performance goes on as scheduled in Florida Friday night

One protester was in the minority as fans turned out to support the embattled comedian.

Real Estate

Falls Church mid-century modern for $799,000

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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