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.

    Obama’s plan will shield
    4 million from deportation

    The protections would affect some parents whose children are already U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

    Immigrants at a news conference for N.J. families facing deportation. (Getty)

       
       

      Local News

      Md. utility says more than half of
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      Md. utility says more than half of <br>large water valves mostly ‘unusable’

      Severe corrosion has damaged the valves used to shut off water in emergencies, WSSC says.

      Larry Michael slams the Redskins; expect to see Hogettes flying next

      Larry Michael slams the Redskins;  expect to see Hogettes flying next

      D.C. SPORTS BOG | Even the team’s Minister of Happiness has his breaking point.

      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

      The proposal for the $155 million project still has to pass the full Board of Regents on Dec. 12.

      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.

      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?”

      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>

      The National’s agent has already suggested that he wants a 12-year contract. Could that happen?

      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

      Alleged Florida State gunman <br> was an alumnus of university

      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

      WEATHER GANG | More snow could bring Buffalo’s four-day total to 8 feet by the time it’s over.

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

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

      WONKBLOG | The New York Times columnist’s new series talks to whites about race in America.

      Sports

      Redskins gear up for Kaepernick

      Redskins gear up for Kaepernick

      REDSKINS BLOG | The Redskins defense this week on Sunday will receive a tough challenge in San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has the ability to hurt them both running and passing.

      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

      Lawmaker: Delayed notification of postal hacking ‘doesn’t fly’

      Lawmaker: Delayed notification of postal hacking ‘doesn’t fly’

      FEDERAL EYE | Rep. Stephen Lynch said Congress may need to consider legislation that would force agencies to notify employees immediately when their information is compromised.

      National

      Massachusetts town backs off tobacco ban after public outcry

      Massachusetts town backs off tobacco ban after public outcry

      GOVBEAT | The ban would have been the first of its kind in the country.

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