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  • Candidate to Lead Defense Dept. Withdraws From Consideration

    25 November 2014, 5:24 pm by: By HELENE COOPER

    Michèle Flournoy confirmed that she would stay in her job as chief executive of the Center for New American Security, citing family reasons.
  • Holder Finds Dwindling Options to Ease Ferguson’s Tensions

    25 November 2014, 5:06 pm by: By MATT APUZZO

    Adding to the frustration of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was the manner in which the St. Louis County prosecutor announced the grand jury’s decision, officials said.
  • Giving and Giving: An Ex-Congressman Whose Retirement Plan Is Charity

    25 November 2014, 4:03 pm by: By DEREK WILLIS

    Using leftover campaign funds to help favorite causes is common among current and former elected officials. But one man stands out.
  • Supreme Court to Hear Case on Costs of Clean Air Act

    25 November 2014, 2:38 pm by: By ADAM LIPTAK

    Industry groups, energy companies and 20 states are challenging the E.P.A.'s interpretation of the law and whether the costs of adhering to regulations should be taken into account.
  • Holder Finds Dwindling Options to Ease Ferguson’s Tensions

    25 November 2014, 1:50 pm by: By MATT APUZZO

    Adding to the frustration of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was the way that the St. Louis County prosecutor announced that there would be no charges, officials said.
  • Obama’s Immigration Action Reinvigorates Tea Party

    25 November 2014, 1:22 pm by: By JEREMY W. PETERS

    Federal spending reductions and the battle against the Affordable Care Act are taking a back seat to immigration, to the point that party members are calling for Sarah Palin to oppose John McCain, who supports immigration overhaul.
  • Charles E. Schumer to Urge Democrats to ‘Embrace Government’

    25 November 2014, 4:21 am by: By JEREMY W. PETERS

    The senator from New York will urge his party to counter the Republicans’ argument that government is the source of the country’s ills.
  • Hagel Resigns Under Pressure as Global Crises Test Pentagon

    24 November 2014, 9:07 pm by: By HELENE COOPER

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s passivity and lack of support in President Obama’s inner circle proved too much for an administration that found itself back on a war footing.
  • F.D.A. to Require Calorie Count, Even for Popcorn at the Movies

    24 November 2014, 9:01 pm by: By SABRINA TAVERNISE and STEPHANIE STROM

    The Food and Drug Administration announced a sweeping rule that will require chain restaurants and movie theaters to post calorie counts on their menus.
  • D.N.C. Picks New York City as a Finalist for Its 2016 Convention

    24 November 2014, 8:57 pm by: By MATT FLEGENHEIMER

    The Democratic National Committee narrowed its list of possible presidential convention sites to three cities; the other contenders are Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio.
  • News Analysis: A Shake-Up Stops at One

    24 November 2014, 8:56 pm by: By MARK LANDLER

    The departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is part of a shake-up that does not address deeper doubts about the administration’s capacity to deal with a series of global crises.
  • Nevada Lawmaker, Ira Hansen, Is Forced From Leadership Post Over Remarks on Minorities

    24 November 2014, 8:43 pm by: By KIMBERLEY McGEE and ADAM NAGOURNEY

    A Reno newspaper disclosed that Mr. Hansen, the speaker-elect of the Assembly, had written published remarks full of derogatory remarks about blacks, women, Latinos and gays.
  • Top Candidates to Succeed Hagel Are Longtime National Security Specialists

    24 November 2014, 8:36 pm by: By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

    Michèle A. Flournoy and Ashton B. Carter are national security professionals whose Defense Department experience would be considered assets in managing the threat from the Islamic State, budget cuts and other challenges.
  • Health Care Delays Lead to Ouster of Veterans Hospital Director in Phoenix

    24 November 2014, 8:27 pm by: By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs fired the director of its Phoenix medical center, Sharon Helman, months after it was revealed that wait lists were manipulated to cloak long delays.
  • Bill Walker, Next Governor for Alaska, Traversed Unlikely Path

    24 November 2014, 7:28 pm by: By KIRK JOHNSON

    Mr. Walker had no party, little money and almost no chance of victory just two months before Election Day.
  • Workers in Silicon Valley Weigh In on Obama’s Immigration Action

    24 November 2014, 6:42 pm by: By VINDU GOEL

    Despite drawbacks, some immigrants working in technology said the president’s actions could make work in the United States easier.
  • First Draft: A Look at Possible Contenders for Defense Secretary

    24 November 2014, 1:29 pm by: By NICK CORASANITI

    Speculation on a possible replacement for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel began even before his resignation was reported.
  • Debbie Dingell Ready for Spotlight as Her Husband, the ‘Dean’ of Congress, Steps Aside

    24 November 2014, 1:26 pm by: By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

    As the wife of the longest-serving congressman in American history, Debbie Dingell has long been her husband’s fiercest protector. Now, she is Representative-elect Dingell.
  • First Draft: Man Arrested Near White House Pleads Guilty to Gun Charges

    24 November 2014, 12:56 pm by: By FIRST DRAFT

    The man who was arrested last week near the White House with a hunting rifle and ammunition in his car, pled guilty today to misdemeanor weapons charges.
  • Marion Barry, Washington’s ‘Mayor for Life,’ Even After Prison, Dies at 78

    24 November 2014, 11:46 am by: By DAVID STOUT

    Mr. Barry was a flamboyant and polarizing mayor of the nation’s capital who went to prison on a cocaine charge and then made one of the most improbable comebacks in the history of American politics.
  • First Draft: Tales of Marion Barry’s City

    24 November 2014, 10:22 am by: By ANDREW SIDDONS

    Marion Barry is gone, but the stories about the former Washington mayor may never die.
  • Sidebar: In Same-Sex Marriage Calculation, Justices May See Golden Ratio

    24 November 2014, 10:21 am by: By ADAM LIPTAK

    Same-sex marriage will be banned in 15 states at most if the Supreme Court takes up the question this term or next. That could be an important number.
  • First Draft: Today in Politics

    24 November 2014, 9:51 am by: By THE NEW YORK TIMES

    Republicans are showing no sign of leaving Benghazi behind, and Democrats are balking at a bipartisan tax deal.
  • State in Transition: Election Was Rough for Democrats. It Was Worse for West Virginia Democrats.

    24 November 2014, 7:02 am by: By DEREK WILLIS

    The switch started years ago, and now West Virginia seems to have completed the journey from being a Democratic-dominated state to a Republican one.
  • Political Memo: In Partisan Washington, Health Law Faces Grave Legal Technicalities

    23 November 2014, 10:03 pm by: By JOHN HARWOOD

    The Affordable Care Act faces grave danger because legislative repair work that was once routine has grown impossible.

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