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Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran’s nuclear program in a case that, until the eve of the trial, was as much about the journalist who published the leaks as it was the accused leaker.

January 26, 2015 4:03 pm Photos

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Russia defiant amid more threats over Ukraine

Russia defiant amid more threats over Ukraine

MOSCOW — A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a “NATO foreign legion,” reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor’s rating agency downgraded Russia’s credit rating to junk.

January 26, 2015 2:13 pmLoading…
Will taxing the rich save America’s middle class?

Will taxing the rich save America’s middle class?

As with many presidential proposals, it depends how you look at things.

January 25, 2015 4:15 pmLoading…
Analysis: GOP calls for bipartisanship, says Obama defiant

Analysis: GOP calls for bipartisanship, says Obama defiant

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: “Serious adults are in charge here, and we intend to make progress.”

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Analysis: GOP calls for bipartisanship; Obama shuns compromise

Analysis: GOP calls for bipartisanship; Obama shuns compromise

WASHINGTON — Winners by far in last fall’s elections, Republicans now demand bipartisanship from President Obama as their due and the voters’ desire.

January 25, 2015 5:23 am Photos

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Campaign contributions getting increasingly hard to track

Campaign contributions getting increasingly hard to track

Disclosure is backbone of accountability, but public isn't privy to many sources.

January 22, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not another test!

January 21, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars

Here's how the numbers break down for consumers.

January 21, 2015 2:51 pmLoading…
Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee member Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., walks past Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, before the start of the committee's hearing on discussing ways to fix the No Chi…

January 21, 2015 1:17 pmLoading…
Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., right, and the committee's ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, for the committee's hearing looking at ways to fix the No Child…

January 21, 2015 1:17 pmLoading…
Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. talks with committee member Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, before the start of the committee's hearing on discussing ways to fix the No Chil…

January 21, 2015 1:17 pmLoading…
When funding cuts at the IRS stop making sense

When funding cuts at the IRS stop making sense

Congress has opted to help tax cheats and tax preparation industry.

January 20, 2015 6:30 pmLoading…
Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

DON’T MISS: “BREAKING BAD” SERIES FINALE — It hardly seems fair that this electrifying drama aired for only five seasons, but all “Bad” things must come to an end. Of course, fans will be perched on the edge of their sofas to see how the final act plays out for Walter White (Bryan Cranston),…

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Amnesty for illegal immigrants will cost America

Special to The Washington Post.

May 06, 2013 7:24 pmLoading…

Heritage study sets off immigration bill squabble

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate immigration bill would cost the government a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years to provide benefits for millions of people now living in the U.S. illegally, the Heritage Foundation said in a report Monday, setting off a fierce dispute with fellow c…

May 06, 2013 1:41 pmLoading…
FAA to close 149 air traffic towers under cuts

FAA to close 149 air traffic towers under cuts

In this Dec. 9, 2009 photo, an Air Choice One flight taxis past the control tower after landing at the Decatur Airport in Decatur, Ill. Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration released a final list Friday, March 22, 2013, of 1…

March 22, 2013 6:48 pmLoading…
Bernanke signals continued support for low rates

Bernanke signals continued support for low rates

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke pauses before testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing to deliver the central bank's Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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