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Did Republicans just wave bye-bye to their House majority?

(A separate study from Masket and Steven Greene in 2011 determined that 13 Democrats who voted for the bill pretty clearly lost their seats because...

Looking for art free of politics? Don't look here.

More than a century later, in 1966, Emory Douglas began drawing cartoons for the Panthers' posters and newspapers. He's still active as an artist, but...

Bobby Scott: The congressman who could make history. Again ...

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — In a tradition he has kept for 40 years, Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott threw open his family's sprawling back yard...

The Daily 202: Can Trump chairman Paul Manafort survive new Ukraine revelations?

This led to harassing calls and headaches for leaders like Nancy Pelosi and will force many top lawmakers to change their numbers. The disclosure came...

Hillary Clinton's breakout moment at Wellesley College

Hillary Clinton's moment of glory at Wellesley College came when she mounted the stage at her commencement ceremony and took on a powerful Republican U.S.

In Trump, some Obama backers see a new champion of hope and ...

Eight years ago, they voted for the outsider, the excitingly different candidate who dared to say that the system wasn't working, the man who spoke...

The knotty issue of immigration as revealed in John Lennon's deportation case

This, essentially, was the issue on which the Supreme Court recently split, 4 to 4, regarding Obama's executive action to grant “deferred action” to certain...

Prince George's County home sales

Capitol Heights Blvd., 1010-Amt3 Corp. to Marcus J. and Elaine Marie Harrison, $229,900. .... Senator Ave., 2210-Konrad F. and Virginia E. Drew to Shawn and...

Obama just commuted the sentences of a record number of inmates

“While we continue to work to act on as many clemency applications as possible, only legislation can bring about lasting change to the federal system,”...

Complete guest list for the State Dinner in honor of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore

and Terese Foppiano Casey. Shaun Casey, State Department special representative for religion and global affairs, and Ann Wallace Casey. Loh Chin Hua, Keppel Corporation chief...

Broad array of military luminaries condemn Trump over attacks on Khan family

The condemnations by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.), the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and ... Josh Smith, 53, of Keystone Heights, Fla.,...

Think this kind of campaign hasn't happened before? Think again.

The Senate Caucus Room, once a favorite place for members to announce presidential candidacies, is now a suicidal staging ground unless a candidate “could be...

The Daily 202: Democrats claim patriotism, God and American exceptionalism at convention

The Obamas left Wright's flock during the ensuing firestorm, and the president was forced to deliver a defensive speech about race at the Constitution Center...

Obama shares his positive vision of a nation whose diversity is a strength

Clinton thrilled thousands of supporters at the Wells Fargo Center by joining Obama unannounced on the stage after his remarks for an emotional embrace and...

Which Barack Obama speech is the one for the history books?

“I don't know of any president who has put that kind of work into his speeches,” says Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian. “He organizes ...

In quest for new Prince George's hospital, new management seen as a must

The state officials weighing an effort by Prince George's County to launch a new regional medical center have one common concern: Dimensions Healthcare System, the...

Notable deaths in the Washington area

The cause was pneumonia, said a sister, Carolyn Woodridge-Marshall. Rev. Woodridge was born in New Orleans and ... Dr. Chua was born in Manila. She...

Here's who wants to profit from growing medical marijuana in Maryland

The people applying for licenses to grow medical marijuana include retired sheriffs, former lawmakers and pot entrepreneurs from across the country. Records obtained by The...

Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, June 23-30, 2016

703-838-4565. torpedofactory.org. Free. Port of Harlem summer program Features a photography workshop with former U.S. Senate photographer George Tolbert. 6-8 p.m. Alexandria Black History Museum,...

The Daily 202: Senate will vote down new gun laws today because of an intensity gap that favors the NRA

It can be hard to understand this after Democrats staged a 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor last week, but the intensity gap in the...

Morning Bits

(blog) (blog)“Senate Republicans are deeply concerned that Donald Trump will cost them their majority, despite private assurances from leaders that voters opposed to the...

The Daily 202: More Republicans ditch Trump, conclude he cannot win

Several more companies have announced this week that they are steering clear of the Republican convention in Cleveland: Wells Fargo, UPS, Motorola, JPMorgan Chase, Ford,...

The Daily 202: Marco Rubio flip-flops on hating the Senate

James Madison's idea when he drafted the Constitution was that the Senate would “cool” House legislation, just as a saucer cools hot tea. -- A...

A GOP senator might vote for Hillary Clinton. Here's how rare that is.

His entry made it a three-way race between him, President Calvin Coolidge and John Davis, a little-known Democratic member of Congress. For many progressive Republican...

The Daily 202: What would it take for Paul Ryan to withdraw his endorsement of Donald Trump?

“Reid had initially been skeptical of the chatter around Warren, publicly warning that Democrats couldn't afford to lose the seat the Massachusetts senator currently occupies,”...

The Daily 202: Primary wins show Hillary Clinton needs the left less than pro-Sanders liberals think

Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) are all working to bring both sides together: “Obama and White House political director David...

Obama faces what is likely his last major decision on the military's role in Afghanistan

John W. Nicholson Jr. presents the results of a 90-day assessment he has compiled since becoming the senior U.S. military commander in Afghanistan on March...

Drought hasn't lifted, but California's water restrictions just did

Entertainment magnate David Geffen used 27,000 gallons on average per day between June and August. By comparison, the average family in Los Angeles uses about...

Virginia making a strong play for new FBI headquarters

Virginia's top elected leaders huddled with real estate executives in a Senate conference room this spring to address a shared concern: that their chance to...

Kenneth Starr out as Baylor president, but he stays on as chancellor in leadership shakeup

Starr, best known for investigating President Bill Clinton's affair with a White House intern, has led Baylor as president since June 2010. He was given...

Supreme Court leaves in place Va. redistricting decision, rejects GOP lawmakers' challenge

So the lower court panel imposed a map of its own and redrew the boundaries in a way that hurt some incumbents and opened the...

Kamala Harris catches ride on populist wave in California Senate primary

The winner will likely make history as Harris, 51, whose father is Jamaican and mother is South Asian, would be the only black woman in...

Donald Trump plans to meet with Bob Corker as VP decision looms

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), whom many top Republicans consider a contender to be Donald Trump's running mate, is scheduled to meet Monday with the presumptive...

The Daily 202: The culture wars, they are a changin'

THE BIG IDEA: Watching the House floor on Thursday offered an instructive window into how quickly the flashpoints that divide society can change. Last year,...

As videos expose wrongdoing by South Carolina cops, police agencies tighten control over footage

Immediately after the shooting, Weatherford and McIntyre refused to be interviewed by or give statements to the SLED investigators, as is permitted under South Carolina...

Sarah Palin, the political mother of Trump

Nicolle Wallace, a former top official on the McCain 2008 campaign, observed the parallel in the New York Times in January after Palin endorsed Trump:...

The Daily 202: Donald Trump may be outraised in the general election. How much will that hurt the Republican Party?

Neither George W. Bush nor George H.W. Bush will endorse Trump, per a spokesman. (Texas Tribune). -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said he plans to...

Washington-area obituaries of note

Since 1997, he had been a manager of Butler Greene. ... Stephen May, 84, an assistant secretary for congressional relations of the Department of Housing...

The Daily 202: Ted Cruz's campaign runs out of base with Indiana primary on tap Tuesday

LA PORTE, Ind. -- From South Bend to Bloomington today, it will be hard for Indiana Republicans to miss Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The insurgent...

Donna Edwards skips Democratic Party's unity rally after primary loss

Washington TimesDonna F. Edwards, who fell short in her bid for a chance to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D), did not appear...

Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, April 28-May 5, 2016

Commonwealth Republican Women's Club reception Features state Sen. .... “Rhythms of Time” exhibit Silkscreens and paintings by Nancy McIntyre. 10 a.m.-6 ... 7:30 p.m. St.

Brown wins Maryland's 4th District Democratic primary

The district includes large swaths of Prince George's and a part of Anne Arundel County. Brown won both counties Tuesday. For Brown, a ... The...

Van Hollen projected to win Democratic primary for Senate in Maryland

Chris Van Hollen was projected to win a hardfought Senate primary that exposed racial and gender divisions within the Maryland Democratic Party, as voters chose...

Decision time for Maryland voters

“We are mindful of our natural affinity with Chris Van Hollen's opponent and the paucity of racial and gender diversity in the U.S. Senate,” reads...

The Daily 202: Obama's brand faces a big test in Pennsylvania Senate primary

A Franklin & Marshall College survey, in the field around the same time, put Sestak up 6 points among registered Democrats. McGinty's campaign responded with...

Department of Education nudges college accreditors to get tougher

Education Undersecretary Ted Mitchell sent a letter Friday to all accrediting agencies recognized by the department encouraging them to use the full extent of the...

Read essay by David Maraniss,

Yet there is a revelatory clarity in that disappointment, proving that Obama is not King or Frederick Douglass, but Abraham Lincoln, Kennedy and Johnson. Even...

The Daily 202: African American women, their political muscle growing, could pick winner of Maryland Senate primary

Along with the standard rubric of questions about whether each candidate is honest, effective and caring, we asked if voters believed Van Hollen “would address...

'I wasn't part of the club': Edwards roils colleagues while emphasizing her unique perspective

“She's focused on Washington, D.C., and Congress — and not on the areas she represents,” said Doyle Niemann, a former Maryland state delegate and Edwards...

Va. lawmakers rack up big bill for taxpayers in redistricting lawsuit

RICHMOND — The Virginia Senate has spent $180,000 in taxpayer dollars on a court battle over whether state election maps illegally protect incumbents from primary...