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Will Teddy Win? Scott Ableman Of 'Let Teddy Win' Hopes So (UPDATED)

Brandon Wetherbee | October 3, 2012 | DC
UPDATE, Wednesday, 2:05 p.m.: Teddy won the presidents' race! And right afterwards, Ryan Zimmerman hit a home run! Watch video of Teddy's big win here. Developing ... WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals became the National League East Division champions for the first time in franchise history...

Homeland Security 'Fusion Centers' Target Fishing, Marriage Counseling, At Huge Cost

Michael McAuliff | October 2, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- A marquee federal effort to share intelligence about terror threats with state and local law enforcers has produced no evidence of any. But it does appear to have caught a motorcycle gang telling members to obey laws, suspicious fishing at the border, and Muslims offering advice on marriage,...

Alan Simpson: Politicians Should Quit Politicizing 'The Poor'

Daniel Lippman | October 5, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Senator and co-chairman of President Barack Obama's deficit commission Alan Simpson told an audience Tuesday that politicians talk too much about the poor and vulnerable for political gain, and that he regrets the way interest groups have used the commission's recommendations to appeal to their members....

Obama Victory Fund's Online Ads Push Campaign Finance Law

Paul Blumenthal | October 2, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Some people catching up with their favorite television shows on Hulu, especially people living in swing states and zip codes heavy with the right demographic groups, may have seen ads urging President Barack Obama's reelection. They likely don't realize they've also seen the latest innovation in campaign spending....

Chicago Leads U.S. Cities In Largest Influx Of Downtown Residents, U.S. Census Report Shows

Sara Gates | July 28, 2014 | Chicago
As more and more people head downtown in U.S. cities across the country, Chicago takes the top rank, boasting the largest numeric gain in downtown residents, according to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report, which compared 2000 and 2010 U.S. Census data,...

Employee Rights To Fight Workplace Abuse Raised In 2 Supreme Court Cases

Christina Wilkie | October 3, 2012 | Business
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court, in the term that began Monday, will rule on at least two disputes that could have a major impact on how employees fight alleged mistreatment by their employers. In the two cases, to be heard later this fall, the justices will consider who constitutes a...

The Coupe In Columbia Heights Will Bring 24-Hour Spot To Neighborhood (PHOTOS)

Brandon Wetherbee | October 3, 2012 | DC
WASHINGTON -- Columbia Heights residents will soon have a new local spot to spend their late nights, a place that should please diner fans, coffee drinkers and bar flies alike. The Coupe, the newest venture from Constantine Stavropoulos -- the man behind Tryst and

Republican Women Have More Feminine Facial Features? There's More To Study Than Meets The Eye (VIDEO)

Cara Santa Maria | October 3, 2012 | Science
When you think of women in positions of power and authority, is the first thing that comes to mind what they look like? And if you compared voting records of female legislators, would you expect to find a difference in appearance between Republicans and Democrats? UCLA psychology researchers Colleen Carpinella...

Stephen Colbert: Jon Stewart Will 'Eat Bill O'Reilly's Liver' In Debate (VIDEO)

Katherine Fung | October 2, 2012 | Media
Stephen Colbert said Tuesday that Jon Stewart will "eat Bill O'Reilly's liver" during their upcoming debate. Colbert made the prediction on Tuesday's "Good Morning America," where he was filling in for Robin Roberts (she is on medical leave for a bone marrow transplant). He opened the show...

Ownership Of Stolen Renoir Landscape Disputed

Priscilla Frank | December 2, 2012 | Arts
Perhaps the only question more puzzling than who walked away with a Renoir landscape from the Baltimore Museum of Art on a fall weekend in 1951 is who rightfully owns the tiny treasure now. The FBI is investigating the theft of the 1879 "Paysage Bordes de Seine," which Renoir painted...

Do The Write Thing At The Westin: HuffPost DC Top 5 For Tuesday, October 2

Brandon Wetherbee | October 2, 2012 | DC
TOP 5 FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 1. Do The Write Thing At The Westin This 826 fundraiser features Dr. Jill Biden and Dave Eggers. Feel good and meet interesting people. 6:30 p.m., all ages, $100 to $300 2. “Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin” At Busboys And...

Fact Of The Day #65: The Not-So-Bloated Federal Workforce (INFOGRAPHIC)

Nick Wing | December 2, 2012 | Politics
The federal government employs 600,000 fewer workers today than the average for the past 50 years. In 2011 4.36 million worked for all branches of the federal government, civilian and military. Peak federal employment in the last half century was at the height of the Vietnam War, 1968, with 6.68...

Sequestration Looms Large Over Legislative Branch As Congress Prepares For Its Own Budget Cuts

Michael Grass | October 3, 2012 | DC
By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff Members of Congress nearly uniformly decry the threat of sequestration and the effect that $109 billion in automatic spending cuts next year would have on government operations, particularly the military. But if they are unsuccessful in heading off the sequester when the House...

Least Happy Schools: Princeton Review List

Rebecca Harrington | October 2, 2012 | College
What is it about engineering that seems to cause so much pain? Is it the long hours? The harsh grading? The problem sets that spool endlessly onto the floor? Or is engineering actually great? The Princeton Review recently compiled a list (based on thousands of student reviews) of...

Food Truck Sales Tax Takes Effect Today

Michael Grass | October 2, 2012 | DC
If it seems like that meal from your favorite food truck got a little more expensive today, it's because it has—a new 10 percent sales tax on the mobile restaurants went into effect today, reports the Examiner.

D.C. Real Estate: Gigantic Houses At Every Budget (PHOTOS)

Arin Greenwood | October 2, 2012 | DC
WASHINGTON -- Do you require five or more bedrooms in your house? Do we have a slideshow for you! These properties include a stunning contemporary house with a heated indoor pool and waterfall selling for millions -- also in that price range, check out the huge house, billed as a...

Austin Tice, Journalist Missing In Syria, Shown Alive In New Footage (VIDEO)

Jack Mirkinson | December 2, 2012 | Media
Footage has emerged showing Austin Tice, an American journalist who has been missing in Syria since mid-August, alive. Tice was a freelancer for the Washington Post and the McClatchy chain, among others. He had not been heard from since August 13. A 47-second video called "Austin was...

MLB Playoffs: Tigers, A's Clinch, Nationals Win NL East

Michael Klopman | December 2, 2012 | Sports
Here's how the pennant races look with two days to go: _ FIVE ALIVE: A muddled mess only days ago, the American League playoff picture is clearing up quickly. All five spots are secured: New York, Baltimore, Detroit, Texas and Oakland are in. The Tigers won the AL Central on...
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