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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's connections can pay off for business in Virginia

Martin J. Briley was heading overseas to drum up business for the state of Virginia, so Gov. Terry McAuliffe offered to hook him up with a friend in Mumbai.


Related Topix: Virginia, Mukesh Ambani, Hillary Clinton, US News, Agriculture, Science, Tom Vilsack

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Biden offers condolences over Ukraine deaths

At last four people were killed by artillery fire in an overnight attack Saturday in Maryinka, a suburb of Donetsk where pro-Russia insurgents are holed up.


Related Topix: US News

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Morale gap among LGBT federal workers persists

In a White House ceremony marking LGBT pride last month, President Barack Obama announced his administration was working on an executive order to formally extend workplace protections to transgender federal employees.


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Wedding, Personnel Management, Human Resources

15 hrs ago | The Washington Post

What the military did while Benghazi post burned

One by one, behind closed doors, military officers explained what they did and didn't do the night the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, burned.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, US News, Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta

17 hrs ago | National Public Radio

What Can $100 Million Buy You - Besides An Election In Kentucky?

Campaign spending in the Kentucky Senate race between GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes could reach $100 million.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Liberal Political News

21 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Kerry meeting again with Afghan candidates

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting with rival Afghan presidential candidates for a second day as the United States struggles to find a path out of the crisis enveloping the nation's elections.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US News, Barack Obama, Hamid Karzai, Terrorism

22 hrs ago | Washington Times

House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much'

A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama's multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected policy changes Republicans are demanding as their price for approving any money.


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Family, Kids

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of its latest fighter jets, officials said Friday.


Related Topix: Prison, Computer Security, Science / Technology, US News

The Washington Post

Ex-chief of huge pension fund guilty of bribery

The former head of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the nation's largest public pension fund, pleaded guilty Friday to bribery and fraud.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, California Public Employees Retirement System, Financial Services, Retirement, Investment Services, US News

The Washington Post

The political moderate is dead. Long live the political moderate.

Two key bits of partisan data have been highlighted this week. First, from the liberally inclined : "moderates are largely a statistical myth."


Related Topix: US Senate, Democrat, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, Sports

The Washington Post

House examines 'viability' of federal executives

SES members might not have known there was a question about the ability of their workforce to continue, but that's an inference that can be drawn by the title of the hearing : "The Viability of the Senior Executive Service."


Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US News, Representative Blake Farenthold

Washington Times

Officers say no 'stand-down order' for Benghazi

Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Washington Post

Obama offers US help negotiating Israel cease-fire

President Barack Obama offered the help of the United States on Thursday in negotiating a cease-fire to end escalating violence between Israel and Hamas, as world leaders warned of an urgent need to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war that could engulf the fragile region.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Barack Obama, Palestinian Territories,

USA Today

Congress faces deadline for border funding bill

Federal agencies dealing with immigration will run out of money by mid-September if Congress fails to grant President Obama's $3.7 billion spending request to stem the flow of children crossing the border, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Thursday.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Harry Reid, Democrat

Wall Street Journal

Partisan Divide Over Fed on Display as Congressional Panel Considers Bill

The polarization of American politics now extends to the issue of whether interest rates should be determined by mathematical formulas.


Related Topix: Stanford University, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Democrat, Maxine Waters, Ben Bernanke

The Washington Post

No charges for officers in shooting near Capitol

The Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Connecticut woman outside the U.S. Capitol last fall.


Related Topix: US News


Prepare for a clash of fundamentals in the 2014 election

Religious rights versus women's rights. That's about as fundamental a clash as you can get in U.S. politics.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Wedding, Abortion

The Hill

Dems bring shutdown talk to Senate highway bill fight

Democrats are rallying around "shutdown" as a new favorite buzzword as the Highway Trust Fund faces a $10 billion shortfall, and the annual bills funding government agencies have stalled.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Johanns, Charles Schumer, Democrat, Personal Finance, Retirement, Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker

Fox News

Mexican judge orders Marine sergeant to remain in custody on gun charges

A Mexican federal judge ordered Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison after the U.S. Marine sergeant made his first official courtroom appearance since being locked up March 31 for accidentally crossing the border with guns in his pickup truck.


Related Topix: Prison, US News, Duncan Hunter, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lee Terry

Wed Jul 09, 2014


Obama rejects criticism over border crisis

President Barack Obama rejected demands from Texas Governor Rick Perry and others that he visit the border where a child migrant crisis is unfolding and said his critics should get behind his request for $3.7 billion if they want to solve the problem.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform, Mario Diaz-Balart, Republican, US House of Representatives