Obama to seek GOP help in push for trade pact

The president is already facing fierce blowback from fellow Democrats, who are accusing him of abandoning past promises on trade and potentially undermining his domestic priority.

    Islamic State failing to deliver promised ‘state’

    Across the group’s territory in Iraq and Syria, a breakdown of services and deteriorating living conditions call into question the sustainability of its ambition.

    (Clockwise): Drake, 5 Seconds of Summer, Dej Loaf, Maddie & Tae.

    The best songs of 2014

    From Brad Paisley to Drake to Shakira, The Washington Post’s music critic ranks his top 50 singles of the past year.

    Local News

    O’Malley, in wait-and-see mode, eyes spring to assess shot against Clinton

    O’Malley, in wait-and-see mode, eyes spring to assess shot against Clinton

    Md. governor awaits his moment to challenge the presumed front-runner for the Democratic nomination.

    D.C. Jewish-Muslim Christmas service event takes an unexpected turn

    D.C. Jewish-Muslim Christmas service event takes an unexpected turn

    An interfaith gathering turned out to be nearly all one faith, but the charitable mission was fulfilled.

    Twenty states and D.C. will raise
    their minimum wage on Jan. 1

    Twenty states and D.C. will raise <br>their minimum wage on Jan. 1

    GOVBEAT | The size of the hikes range from 12 cents in Florida to $1.25 in South Dakota.

    Downtown Bethesda could become Montgomery’s first ‘green’ community

    Downtown Bethesda could become Montgomery’s first ‘green’ community

    Planning entire neighborhoods or communities around sustainability is a growing national trend.

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    In Ferguson, motorist destroys Michael Brown street memorial

    In Ferguson, motorist destroys Michael Brown street memorial

    Mementos of a makeshift shrine where the teen was killed were run over and left strewn in the road.

    Meet the grinch who stole Christmas for gamers: The Lizard Squad

    Meet the grinch who stole Christmas for gamers: The Lizard Squad

    A trollish hacking group says it brought down Sony and Microsoft’s gaming networks over the holiday.

    Considering divorce? Is your spouse worth more? Better move to London.

    Considering divorce? Is your spouse worth more? Better move to London.

    High-profile break-ups and record settlements have made the city a magnet for non-breadwinners.

    Real Estate

    Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

    Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

    The 30-year fixed-rate average edged up to 3.83 percent, but has remained below 4 percent for all but two weeks since October.

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