GOP discord undercuts efforts to fund DHS

The deeply divided party can’t stop a Homeland Security shutdown on its own, but a conservative faction is doing everything it can to prevent collaboration with Democrats on a funding bill.

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski said
    to be retiring from Senate

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski said <br> to be retiring from Senate

    The senator from Maryland has served in Congress longer than any woman in history.

    Chief justice has most to lose if court is seen as political. (J.Jay for The Post)

    Obamacare threatens John Roberts’s nonpartisan Supreme Court dream

    OPINION | He labors to keep the justices united so they don’t look political. The new case makes that extremely difficult.

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      Lots of ice early before area temperatures begin to warm

      Lots of ice early before area temperatures begin to warm

      WEATHER GANG | Use extreme caution on sidewalks and roads this morning due to widespread ice.

      GOP infighting in Va. may harm the party’s White House bid in 2016

      GOP infighting in Va. may harm the party’s White House bid in 2016

      A rift between centrist conservatives and tea party activists is alarming prominent national Republicans.

      Marriott CEO: Hospitality titan will move its headquarters from Bethesda

      Marriott CEO: Hospitality titan will move its headquarters from Bethesda

      The chief executive plans to stay in the region — but not necessarily in Maryland — after 2022.

      Two arrested in separate attempts of trying to access White House grounds

      Two arrested in separate attempts of trying to access White House grounds

      Authorities believe the attempts on Sunday night and Monday morning were not related.

      ‘Mommy was in an accident’: A family tries to heal after a fatal tragedy

      ‘Mommy was in an accident’: A family tries to heal after a fatal tragedy

      A grisly crash one year ago outside of an Arlington school left three children without their supermom.

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      APTOS, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Dr. Frank Drake, the founder of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), poses for a portrait at his home in Aptos, California, Friday, February 27, 2015. Dr. Drake also created the Arecibo Message - a simple binary encoded message broadcast into space by the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico in 1974. The message encodes several things: the numbers 1 to 10, the basic chemistry of life on Earth, the double helix structure of DNA, Earth's population, a graphic of the Solar System, a human figure, and a graphic of the Arecibo radio telescope and it's dish' dimensions. (Photo by Ramin Rahimian for The Washington Post)

      Frank Drake is SETI's founder. (R.Rahiman for The Post)

      Is there life out there?
      Do we really want to know?

      Researchers want to contact newfound planets, but some scientists and thought leaders fear the response.

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      President Mugabe and wife Grace celebrate. (Reuters)

      President Mugabe and wife Grace celebrate. (Reuters)

      Zimbabwe's Mugabe served baby elephant at lavish birthday bash

      Mugabe, over a feast of varied exotic animals, took the pulpit to excoriate safaris.

      When everyone expects you to win the World Series, Gatito to the rescue

      When everyone expects you to win the World Series, Gatito to the rescue

      Jose Lobaton’s golden cat and other locker room silliness help the Nationals deal with the pressure.

      $1.2 billion casino on track for 2016 opening at National Harbor

      $1.2 billion casino on track for 2016 opening at National Harbor

      MGM says the complex will feature 3,600 slot machines and 140 tables overlooking the Potomac River.

      D.C. needs a school just for black boys

      D.C. needs a school just for black boys

      COLUMN | A school for boys of color would ease a dialogue about the world around them.

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      A rare look inside a Saudi prison that showers terrorists with perks

      A rare look inside a Saudi prison that showers terrorists with perks

      Save for its machine guns and guard towers, the al-Hair prison looks like a hotel in many ways.

      Hillary and ‘Bibi’ have a long
      and sometimes tense history

      Hillary and ‘Bibi’ have a long <br>and sometimes tense history

      From Netanhayu’s perspective, Clinton, if elected president, would be an improvement over Obama.

      Iraqi forces launch offensive to take key city of Tikrit from Islamic State

      Iraqi forces launch offensive to take key city of Tikrit from Islamic State

      The offensive marks the third attempt to drive the militants from the city since they seized it in June.

      President Obama’s claim that Keystone XL oil ‘bypasses the U.S.’

      President Obama’s claim that Keystone XL oil ‘bypasses the U.S.’

      FACT CHECKER | The president jumps the shark with his latest claim on the controversial project.

      Tribes’ bet on high-interest lending comes with some uneasy feelings

      Tribes’ bet on high-interest lending comes with some uneasy feelings

      Native Americans weigh the need for revenue against past abuses they endured from payday lenders.

      ‘Downton Abbey’: The season finale

      ‘Downton Abbey’: The season finale

      RECAP | The show squeezed in a lot, with many highlights, but an unacceptable flaw remained.

      Real Estate

      Save at settlement by cutting your closing costs

      Save at settlement by cutting your closing costs

      Title insurance is an often overlooked but necessary part of the home-buying process. Since roughly 70 percent of variable closing costs are title related, it is worth shopping around.

      Federal Government

      Pot’s legal in D.C., but not for feds

      Pot’s legal in D.C., but not for feds

      FEDERAL EYE | A Reagan-era executive order requires all U.S. government workers to be drug free.

      National

      Ebola nurse to sue Dallas hospital owner over training, privacy concerns

      Ebola nurse to sue Dallas hospital owner over training, privacy concerns

      Nina Pham says the hospital didn’t have the gear or resources to treat her properly, according to reports.

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