Big spending on ads drowns out candidate voices

A record amount of independent spending in this year’s congressional races is fueling a deeply negative political atmosphere as attack ads overwhelm candidates’ messages.

Kidnapping in Turkey shows Islamic State’s reach

The brazen attempt to kidnap a Syrian rebel leader in broad daylight raised troubling questions about the Islamic State’s growing reach.

Analysis: Ferguson teen may have reached for gun

A report analyzing a Michael Brown autopsy suggests the teenager may not have had his hands raised during a confrontation with a police officer.

Benjamin C. Bradlee  1921-2014

 

Ben Bradlee in his office in 1995. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

Legendary editor transformed The Post

His zest for journalism — and life — made him the most celebrated editor of his era. He directed The Post’s coverage of Watergate, which resulted in the resignation of a U.S. president.

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    Virginia investment adviser admits to scamming and stealing from clients

    Virginia investment adviser admits to scamming and stealing from clients

    The Apple Financial Services adviser preyed on the elderly and widowed, pilfering their savings.

    Grab an umbrella: It’s gloomy and
    cool with stiff breezes and a lot of rain

    Grab an umbrella: It’s gloomy and <br>cool with stiff breezes and a lot of rain

    WEATHER GANG | Temperatures will struggle to reach the low 60s and winds could gust up to 35 mph.

    Rabbi’s aide says she helped students use bath where he allegedly recorded

    Rabbi’s aide says she helped students use bath where he allegedly recorded

    Police searched Barry Freundel’s office at Towson University, where he began teaching in 1989.

    Gray: Botched D.C. voter guide with
    upside-down flag a ‘complete fiasco’

    Gray: Botched D.C. voter guide with <br>upside-down flag a ‘complete fiasco’

    The mayor's remarks come after elections officials tried to play the error off as an intentional gimmick.

    Judge rules for Fogo de Chao chefs
    in visa fight with Homeland Security

    Judge rules for Fogo de Chao chefs <br>in visa fight with Homeland Security

    The U.S. Appeals Court in D.C. said the “churrasqueiros” are so specialized their skills are unique.

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    Panetta clashed with CIA over memoir

    Panetta clashed with CIA over memoir

    The ex-CIA director let his publisher begin editing before he had agency approval, former officials said.

    To compete in 2016, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker must survive in November

    To compete in 2016, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker must survive in November

    Among the GOP 2016 hopefuls, Walker is the lone contender who faces a critical test this year.

    In defense of Renee Zellweger:
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    In defense of Renee Zellweger: <br>Thoughts about a startling new face

    Face it: When it comes to cosmetic surgery, high-profile women are damned if they do or if they don’t.

    Real Estate

    Real Estate Matters | Setting a condo owner straight on association rules

    Real Estate Matters | Setting a condo owner straight on association rules

    The number of rental units in a building can affect a buyer’s loan.

    Federal Government

    Paid leave tops senator’s list of ‘silly, unnecessary’ government expenses

    Paid leave tops senator’s list of ‘silly, unnecessary’ government expenses

    FEDERAL EYE | Frequent use of putting federal employees on paid leave to discipline those accused of breaking the rules has assumed the top spot in a new survey of “wasteful” government practices.

    Lifestyle

    Ben Bradlee: The paragon of Style

    Ben Bradlee: The paragon of Style

    Watergate may be his lasting legacy, but Ben Bradlee’s sense of Style brought a new sensibility to features.

    Arts

    ‘Us’: A fractured family’s trip into parenthood’s regrets

    ‘Us’: A fractured family’s trip into parenthood’s regrets

    Author David Nicholls paints a picture of a summer holiday sprinkled with as much humor as tragedy.

    Business

    Inheritance, co-signing — frank advice for readers

    Inheritance, co-signing — frank advice for readers

    COLUMN | Advice may be cheap but making mistakes in money matters is not, especially on these topics.

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