Big money in politics emerges as a rising issue

A Florida mailman’s gyrocopter protest on Capitol Hill and a march on a GOP forum in New Hampshire crystallized how the campaign finance system is unexpectedly becoming an issue for 2016.

The D.C. boom is slowing — and people are moving on

As federal spending cuts slow job gains, new census estimates show a dramatic trend in “outmigration,” with the number of people moving away on the rise.

Anthony Sullivan shows his and Richard Adams's marriage license. (Post)

That would be enough to make the romance of Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams remarkable. But there’s one more twist.

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McAuliffe finds himself back in campaign mode for Hillary Clinton

McAuliffe finds himself back in campaign mode for Hillary Clinton

But this time Virginia’s governor is taking a lower-profile approach than he did for Clinton in previous races.

Forecast: Heavy rain likely tonight, with slight severe storm risk Monday

Forecast: Heavy rain likely tonight, with slight severe storm risk Monday

Expect one to two inches of rain overnight, and a possibility of strong thunderstorms tomorrow night.

Md. legislation to help ex-offenders points to a slow shift in Annapolis

Md. legislation to help ex-offenders points to a slow shift in Annapolis

State lawmakers are supporting bills to reform the justice system and help criminals turn their lives around.

Pierce’s stretch-four contribution for Wizards effective, if not unexpected

Pierce’s stretch-four contribution for Wizards effective, if not unexpected

Washington didn’t use him as a power forward in the regular season, but the playoffs are another matter.

Isles score fast in OT to take 2-1 series lead on Caps

Isles score fast in OT to take 2-1 series lead on Caps

Washington’s Nicklas Backstrom tied the game late, but John Tavares answered quickly for New York.

Musicians shine, but messaging
falls flat at Earth Day rally on Mall

Musicians shine, but messaging <br>falls flat at Earth Day rally on Mall

REVIEW | Usher and Mary J. Blige had their moments, but dull, dry speeches filled much of the event.

Maryland, Virginia get an ‘A’ in giving advanced classes to high schoolers

Maryland, Virginia get an ‘A’ in giving advanced classes to high schoolers

COLUMN | Compared to much of the nation, more students in the D.C. area can take tougher courses.

With the end of Squirrel Week,
the results of a special photo contest

With the end of Squirrel Week, <br>the results of a special photo contest

COLUMN | A squirrel chilling out
at the National Zoo gets its
moment in the sun.

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Scott Walker stresses discount attire and his ‘regular guy’ credentials

Scott Walker stresses discount attire and his ‘regular guy’ credentials

He hopes the populist image will contrast with both Clinton and his better-heeled GOP rivals.

After 20 GOP hopefuls visit N.H., Hillary Clinton will be a field of one

After 20 GOP hopefuls visit N.H., Hillary Clinton will be a field of one

The Democratic front-runner will be in the state for two days to focus on her emerging economic platform.

Hundreds gather for 20th anniversary of deadly Oklahoma City bombing

Hundreds gather for 20th anniversary of deadly Oklahoma City bombing

Former president Bill Clinton said that after the attack, the city “chose farsighted love over hatred.”

Is there a happy ending to Chuck Schumer-Dick Durbin buddy movie?

Is there a happy ending to Chuck Schumer-Dick Durbin buddy movie?

Their bromance has hit a rocky patch amid jockeying for leadership roles following Harry Reid’s retirement.

Real Estate

Alexandria’s historic Mount Ida has ties back to the founding of the city

Alexandria’s historic Mount Ida has ties back to the founding of the city

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The
200-year-old house was built by descendants of the city’s founders.

National

FDA to revisit its policies on homeopathic products

FDA to revisit its policies on homeopathic products

The agency says it wants input on whether it needs to do more to ensure that remedies are safe and effective.

Business

What the viral Sizzler ad from 1991 tells us about food in America

What the viral Sizzler ad from 1991 tells us about food in America

WONKBLOG | The commercial of yesteryear recently surfaced on Reddit. It’s hilarious, and insightful.

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