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  • House panel finds no intelligence failure in Benghazi attacks

    21 November 2014, 8:53 pm by: Greg Miller

    An investigation by the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee has concluded that the CIA and U.S. military responded appropriately to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012, dismissing allegations that the Obama administration blocked…
  • Republicans challenge Obama’s executive actions, file lawsuit over Obamacare

    21 November 2014, 8:24 pm by: Katie Zezima, Robert Costa

    The political war over President Obama’s controversial policy changes on deportation escalated Friday as the White House pledged to forcefully sell the overhauls to the American people, while many Republicans vowed to derail his efforts. Read full article…
  • Holder frustrated with Mo. governor over actions before Ferguson grand jury decision

    21 November 2014, 8:05 pm by: Sari Horwitz, Wesley Lowery

    President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in separate media messages Friday urged protesters in Ferguson, Mo., to avoid violence as the nation awaits a grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case. Read full article >>
  • Bill Cosby performance goes on as scheduled in Florida on Friday night

    21 November 2014, 8:00 pm by: Geoff Edgers

    Melbourne, Florida - Around 6:42 p.m. Friday night, a lone protester arrived at King Center for the Performing Arts to speak out against comedian Bill Cosby. “I strongly feel Mr. Cosby should stay at home,” said Julie Lemaitre, as a scrum of TV cameramen…
  • Editorial: On Velvet Revolution’s anniversary, a reinforced commitment to democracy

    21 November 2014, 7:53 pm by: Editorial Board

    THE 25TH anniversary of the anti-Communist revolution in Central and Eastern Europe has been marked by celebrations but also by worrying signs that some of its signal achievements are threatened. Since 1989, six former members of the Soviet-dominated Warsaw…
  • Why wage growth disparity tells the story of America's half-formed economic recovery

    21 November 2014, 7:40 pm by: Chico Harlan

    WILMINGTON, Del. — Thomas Gray says he was fortunate coming out of the recession: He took a job in one of the nation’s fastest-growing industries, food services, preparing meals for 500 students in a Head Start cafeteria. Read full article >>
  • At the RGA, early screening for presidential prospects

    21 November 2014, 5:47 pm by: Dan Balz

    BOCA RATON, Fla. — There were public preening and private courtship, opportunities to display political talents before large audiences, and quieter moments to woo donors and lay the foundation for what’s to come. When Republican governors gathered here…
  • Obama, in Las Vegas, begins rallying support for immigration action

    21 November 2014, 5:37 pm by: Katie Zezima

    LAS VEGAS — Less than 24 hours after announcing executive actions to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, President Obama came here to sell the plan for the first time, calling the current system unfair and in need of a major fix. Read full article >>
  • Illegal immigrants rally at White House, thank Obama for deportation reprieve

    21 November 2014, 4:00 pm by: Pamela Constable

    On the day after President Obama’s historic announcement of a plan to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, hundreds of Latino activists and families gathered in front of the White House Friday afternoon to express their gratitude — and…
  • Buffalo Bills accidentally tell ticket holders to call a domestic violence crisis center for refunds

    21 November 2014, 3:13 pm by: Marissa Payne

    The NFL did the right thing by postponing and moving Sunday’s game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets to Monday in Detroit, but the Bills did the wrong thing when they accidentally told ticket holders seeking refunds to dial a domestic…
  • Buffalo death toll rises as officials, residents clear lake-effect snow

    21 November 2014, 1:43 pm by: Sarah Larimer, Ed O'Keefe

    The death toll from a monster blizzard is still rising in western New York, where structural damage from the heavy snowis making roofs creak and officials in and around Buffalo are bracing for possible flooding, according to reports. Read full article >>
  • New report examines ‘missed opportunities’ in Newtown shooter Adam Lanza’s past

    21 November 2014, 1:33 pm by: Abby Ohlheiser

    A new state report examining “missed opportunities” to intervene before the Newtown, Conn., school shooting suggests that “weaknesses and lapses in the educational and healthcare systems’ response and untreated mental illness” played a role in…
  • Wonkblog: Americans could save a fortune this winter — if they only understood their thermostats

    21 November 2014, 11:49 am by: Chris Mooney

    As Americans experience the start of winter -- in some cases, an extreme winter -- it's time to get out the sidewalk salt and clean the furnace. And, usually, to turn up the heat. However, too few of us realize just how much energy and money we're wasting by…
  • Kerry, Iranian foreign minister delay travel plans as nuclear talks bog down

    21 November 2014, 11:41 am by: Carol Morello

    VIENNA – Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif delayed their departure Friday night to keep negotiating over Iran’s nuclear capacity, casting further doubt on their ability to strike a deal by a Monday deadline.…
  • Milbank: How the GOP can poke back against Obama’s immigration order

    21 November 2014, 11:28 am by: Dana Milbank

    Here’s a paradox worth pondering: Could President Obama’s executive action on immigration actually make it easier to enact comprehensive reform? The invective pouring forth from Republicans last week would seem to suggest not: “deliberately sabotage any…
  • Biden denounces Russia, but says Ukraine must do more to clean up its governance

    21 November 2014, 10:33 am by: Karen DeYoung

    KIEV, Ukraine — Vice President Biden denounced Russian behavior in eastern Ukraine as “a flagrant violation” of the international system here Friday, and he called elections held by Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists early this month a…
  • Rubin: Hillary Clinton’s reckless immigration misstep

    21 November 2014, 10:20 am by: Jennifer Rubin

    Last night, Hillary Clinton tweeted: “Thanks to POTUS for taking action on immigration in the face of inaction. Now let’s turn to permanent bipartisan reform.” It was, for an intensely cautious politician, a very reckless move. Read full article >>
  • Boehner: Obama immigration moves are ‘damaging the presidency’

    21 November 2014, 10:10 am by: Paul Kane

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed Friday to confront President Obama's unilateral executive actions to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, saying the moves were "damaging the presidency" and warning that Congress will not let them…
  • Wonkblog: Where to go to college to make the most money — for each major

    21 November 2014, 10:05 am by: Matt O'Brien

    Forget the dorms, the dining halls, the parties, the picturesque quads, and, yes, even the libraries. Where should you go to college if all you care about is making the most money? Well, that depends. None of the Ivies are actually among the top 25 schools for…
  • GovBeat: North Carolina fires Gruber after Obamacare remarks

    21 November 2014, 8:51 am by: Reid Wilson

    North Carolina’s state auditor on Thursday terminated a contract with Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economics professor and health-care expert whose comments on the Affordable Care Act have generated fury among conservatives. Read full article >>
  • Bills’ game against Jets moved to Detroit. Now they just have to get there.

    21 November 2014, 7:47 am by: Matt Bonesteel

    The news that Sunday’s scheduled NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets was being moved to Monday night in Detroit was seen as the best possible outcome for everyone. Orchard Park, N.Y., home of Ralph Wilson Stadium, has unofficially received…
  • Aereo is filing for bankruptcy

    21 November 2014, 7:42 am by: Brian Fung

    It looks like it's finally the end of the road for Aereo, the embattled video startup. The company announced Friday that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, weeks after it said it was laying off dozens of workers in its Boston and New York offices. In a…
  • For millions of illegal immigrants, a mix of celebration and deep disappointment

    20 November 2014, 11:43 pm by: Pamela Constable, Arelis R. Hernández

    Maria Martinez clutched her 8-year-old son Rene’s hand and fingered her rosary beads, listening intently Thursday night as President Obama announced his plan to shield several million illegal immigrants from deportation. Read full article >>
  • Obama acts on immigration, announcing decision to defer deportations of 4 million

    20 November 2014, 10:50 pm by: David Nakamura

    President Obama used a legal and moral argument Thursday to try to convince the American public that his decision to unilaterally protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation is consistent with the law and necessary to begin repairing a…
  • Republicans confront own worst enemy on immigration

    20 November 2014, 10:32 pm by: Robert Costa

    Just two weeks ago, Republicans handed President Obama a humiliating defeat at the polls, winning full control of Congress. But already, party leaders fear that the conservative uproar over the president’s immigration actions will doom any hopes for a stable…

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