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Congress resolves military spending to avoid another shutdown

The Washington Post
Jan 9 2014 - 11:12am

WASHINGTON -- Congressional negotiators have completed work on the military portion of a plan to finance the U.S. government and avoid a second shutdown in four months, said House Appropriations Committee member Ken Calvert, R-Calif.

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Loosening school lunch standards may increase obesity

Contributed, Susan Levin
Jan 3 2014 - 3:55pm

Editor,The USDA announced Friday that it would permanently weaken the restrictions on the amount of meat that can be served in the National School Lunch Program. As a registered dietitian, I see this as a devastating move for the health of our nation's children.This decision weakens crucial provisions in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010...

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Pay raise kicks in for federal workers

Josh Hicks, The Washington Post
Jan 2 2014 - 8:59am

WASHINGTON -- The first automatic pay raise in more than three years for federal employees kicked in Wednesday, with the rates increasing by 1 percent for the next applicable pay period.President Barack Obama issued an executive order two days before Christmas to implement the change at the start of the new year, following up on a plan he laid out...

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High court puts hold on health law’s birth control mandate for some religious groups

The Washington Post
Jan 2 2014 - 8:37am

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration faced a fresh challenge to its health-care law just as many of its key provisions took effect Wednesday, after an eleventh-hour Supreme Court ruling temporarily allowed some Catholic groups not to cover birth control in their employee health plans.

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Congress could reconsider military pension cut in January

Lisa Rein, The Washington Post
Dec 30 2013 - 11:05am

WASHINGTON -- A cut to military retirement pay in the budget signed Thursday by President Barack Obama has already triggered such a backlash that Congress may vote in January to toss it out.Some lawmakers who represent districts with a military presence -- and who voted for the overall budget -- are vowing to overturn the pension change as soon as...

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Radio analyst Cooley praised for candor commenting on former Redskins teammates

Dan Steinberg, The Washington Post
Dec 27 2013 - 9:26pm

WASHINGTON -- Chris Cooley's first year as a sports-radio host and game analyst was supposed to be a celebration. The former Washington Redskins tight end played for last season's NFC East champions, and when he launched his media career this summer, he fully expected to be talking about another winning team.Instead, Cooley has spent weeks picking...

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Budget limits where NASA can go

Joel Achenbach, The Washington Post
Dec 26 2013 - 12:45pm

WASHINGTON -- The Cassini spacecraft is in splendid shape as it circles Saturn. Conceived in the 1980s, launched in 1997, Cassini arrived at the gas-giant planet in 2004 and has continued to deliver stunning images of the jewel of the solar system.

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Federal workers get 1% pay raise

Lisa Rein, The Washington Post
Dec 24 2013 - 10:38am

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday authorizing a 1 percent pay raise for federal employees, ending a four-year freeze in salary rates.

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FDA outlines plan to regulate e-cigarettes

Brady Dennis, The Washington Post
Apr 24 2014 - 9:06am

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration will for the first time regulate the booming market of electronic cigarettes, as well as cigars, pipe tobacco and hookahs, under a proposal to be released Thursday.

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Chaffetz bill would have stopped IRS bonuses to workers who owed taxes

Josh Hicks, The Washington Post
Apr 24 2014 - 7:18am

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service provided millions of dollars in bonuses to agency employees with "substantiated" conduct issues, including nonpayment of taxes, according to a watchdog report released Tuesday.

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VIDEO: Air Force: $4.2B saved from grounding A-10s

The Associated Press
Apr 23 2014 - 10:20am

Speaking about the future of the United States Air Force, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh says the choice to divest the A-10 fleet was logical and least impactful.

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Fashion trucks hope to match success of food trucks

Stephanie Merry, The Washington Post
Apr 22 2014 - 5:29pm

WASHINGTON -- Most women have an understandable aversion to getting into unfamiliar vehicles. Which explains why Donna Hundley has watched as people circle her business -- once, twice, three times -- as they decide whether to stop and step inside. Some have snapped pictures."I will stand outside and wave people in and they still pull up and say, '...

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F-35’s projected cost increases 1.9 percent to $398.6 billion

Bloomberg News, Tony Capaccio
Apr 18 2014 - 7:02am

WASHINGTON -- The projected cost to develop and produce Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 fighter, the Pentagon's costliest weapons system, has risen 1.9 percent in the past year to $398.6 billion, according to estimates released Thursday.

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VIDEO: T. Rex gets new home at Smithsonian

J. Freedom du Lac, The Washington Post
Apr 15 2014 - 3:48pm

WASHINGTON -- The FedEx truck arrived before daybreak Tuesday, backing up to the loading dock at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.The police escort -- which rolled with the semi from Hagerstown, Md., more than an hour from the Mall -- indicated a very special delivery. So, too, did the custom wrap on the trailer. "Delivering...

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VIDEO: Presidential Beards

White House
Apr 14 2014 - 4:27pm

In the latest installment of "Catching up with the Curator", White House curator Bill Allman discusses the history of beards at the White House. Learn more at http://WhiteHouse.gov/beards

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Air Force plan to get rid of A-10s runs into opposition

Christian Davenport, The Washington Post
Apr 11 2014 - 2:46pm

WASHINGTON -- It's often called the military's ugliest aircraft, a snub-nosed tank of an airplane that's nicknamed "Warthog" for its appearance and ferocity. The A-10 Thunderbolt has been the Air Force's equivalent of an in-the-trenches grunt for almost 40 years: heavily armed and armored, designed to fly low and take out the enemy at close range.

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VIDEO: Air Force: $4.2B saved from grounding A-10s

The Associated Press
Apr 23 2014 - 10:20am

Speaking about the future of the United States Air Force, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh says the choice to divest the A-10 fleet was logical and least impactful.

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VIDEO: T. Rex gets new home at Smithsonian

J. Freedom du Lac, The Washington Post
Apr 15 2014 - 3:48pm

WASHINGTON -- The FedEx truck arrived before daybreak Tuesday, backing up to the loading dock at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.The police escort -- which rolled with the semi from Hagerstown, Md., more than an hour from the Mall -- indicated a very special delivery. So, too, did the custom wrap on the trailer. "Delivering...

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VIDEO: Presidential Beards

White House
Apr 14 2014 - 4:27pm

In the latest installment of "Catching up with the Curator", White House curator Bill Allman discusses the history of beards at the White House. Learn more at http://WhiteHouse.gov/beards

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 4:27pm


VIDEO: Late season snowstorm shuts down D.C.

The Associated Press
Mar 3 2014 - 6:36pm

WASHINGTON  -- On the latest snow day in a winter full of them, residents of parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast were coping with several inches of snow on top of a layer of slush.With accumulations of 4-to-6 inches in Washington, Monday's storm would have been the largest in the nation's capital in all of last year. But in the...

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VIDEO: Romney enjoying moment in sun as Christie implodes

Dan Balz, The Washington Post
Feb 6 2014 - 9:33am

WASHINGTON -- Fortunes change quickly in politics. Three months ago, Chris Christie was on the Republican mountaintop, and Mitt Romney was in the valley. Today, Christie's once-bright future is clouded by scandal, and, wonder of wonders, Romney is enjoying a moment in the sun.

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VIDEO: Bonuses return for IRS workers despite Hatch objections

Josh Hicks, The Washington Post
Feb 6 2014 - 9:10am

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has reinstated its employee bonuses for fiscal 2013, avoiding litigation with a labor union but drawing criticism from at least one prominent Utah Republican lawmaker.

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VIDEO: Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

Julie Pace, The Associated Press
Jan 17 2014 - 11:46am

WASHINGTON  -- Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records. Still, he defended the nation's...

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VIDEO: Marriage group blasts Holder's decision on same-sex unions

Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post
Jan 11 2014 - 9:37am

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. intervened in the legal battle over gay marriage in Utah on Friday and announced that same-sex marriages that took place in Utah are considered legal under federal law even though state officials will not recognize those unions.

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GALLERY: Washington D.C. Vacation

A fighter plane in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

Jesus Lopez Jr.
Oct 27 2013 - 4:30pm

Landmarks in and around Washington D.C.

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VIDEO: Air Force: $4.2B saved from grounding A-10s

The Associated Press
Apr 23 2014 - 10:20am

Speaking about the future of the United States Air Force, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh says the choice to divest the A-10 fleet was logical and least impactful.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 23 2014 - 10:55am


VIDEO: T. Rex gets new home at Smithsonian

J. Freedom du Lac, The Washington Post
Apr 15 2014 - 3:48pm

WASHINGTON -- The FedEx truck arrived before daybreak Tuesday, backing up to the loading dock at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.The police escort -- which rolled with the semi from Hagerstown, Md., more than an hour from the Mall -- indicated a very special delivery. So, too, did the custom wrap on the trailer. "Delivering...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 10:13pm


VIDEO: Presidential Beards

White House
Apr 14 2014 - 4:27pm

In the latest installment of "Catching up with the Curator", White House curator Bill Allman discusses the history of beards at the White House. Learn more at http://WhiteHouse.gov/beards

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 4:27pm


VIDEO: Late season snowstorm shuts down D.C.

The Associated Press
Mar 3 2014 - 6:36pm

WASHINGTON  -- On the latest snow day in a winter full of them, residents of parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast were coping with several inches of snow on top of a layer of slush.With accumulations of 4-to-6 inches in Washington, Monday's storm would have been the largest in the nation's capital in all of last year. But in the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 3 2014 - 7:37pm


VIDEO: Romney enjoying moment in sun as Christie implodes

Dan Balz, The Washington Post
Feb 6 2014 - 9:33am

WASHINGTON -- Fortunes change quickly in politics. Three months ago, Chris Christie was on the Republican mountaintop, and Mitt Romney was in the valley. Today, Christie's once-bright future is clouded by scandal, and, wonder of wonders, Romney is enjoying a moment in the sun.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 6 2014 - 10:45am


VIDEO: Bonuses return for IRS workers despite Hatch objections

Josh Hicks, The Washington Post
Feb 6 2014 - 9:10am

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has reinstated its employee bonuses for fiscal 2013, avoiding litigation with a labor union but drawing criticism from at least one prominent Utah Republican lawmaker.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 6 2014 - 2:24pm


VIDEO: Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

Julie Pace, The Associated Press
Jan 17 2014 - 11:46am

WASHINGTON  -- Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records. Still, he defended the nation's...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 17 2014 - 11:56am


VIDEO: Marriage group blasts Holder's decision on same-sex unions

Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post
Jan 11 2014 - 9:37am

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. intervened in the legal battle over gay marriage in Utah on Friday and announced that same-sex marriages that took place in Utah are considered legal under federal law even though state officials will not recognize those unions.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 11 2014 - 9:38am


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