A burglary at a Washington office complex called the Watergate in June 1972 grew into a wide-ranging political scandal that culminated in the resignation of President Richard Nixon two years later. “Watergate” is shorthang for this tumultuous time in America and its enduring impact.
The House and the Senate have a split personality by design, but the debut of the 112th Congress revealed a stark contrast between the two chambers that could define the direction of every major debate over the next two years.
The Post follows the Gulf area as it recovers an oil rig explosion that spewed millions of gallons of oil into the nearby waters.
A century after his birth, Ronald Reagan is remembered as a transformative president and the creator of the contemporary Republican Party.
A look at the recovery across the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coasts.
Back home from Iraq, troops from all walks of life reflect on their experiences as the war enters its fourth year.
Full coverage of the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including the latest Supreme Court rulings over its legality and a database of detainees.
The Washington Post’s in-depth coverage of American military strategy, the country’s divided government, and the suffering of the Iraqi people.