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The Herd Mentality

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

The easiest thing in the world is just to go with the flow. Just do what you're told. But if 700,000 people choose you to be their Representative, their only Representative, and they're depending on you, then they deserve more than that.

Secret Service Apprehends White House Fence Jumper

Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A homeless man was in custody Tuesday night after climbing over the White House fence, the Secre...

Stock Market Ends Worst Week In A Year

Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

(Caroline Valetkevitch) - Stocks ended the worst week in a year as time runs out on Washington to reach agreement before the government loses its abil...

Obama: Time Is Running Out For A Debt Deal

Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters/Richard Cowan and Deborah Charles) - With four days remaining until the United States hits its debt limit, President Bara...

Watch: Meet The 50 Most Beautiful People On The Hill

Posted 09.27.2011 | Style

Get ready to swoon - The Hill has released it's annual list of the 50 most beautiful people in Washington. Republicans made up the majority of this...

Washington vs. America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Washington is an island drowning in its own self-interest, surrounded by a hurting and unhappy nation of deeply patriotic citizens who hunger for shared national purpose but find our politics to be sickening, insulting and corrupted.

NBA Guard Throws Down Absurd Between-The-Legs Dunk

Posted 09.21.2011 | Sports

Washington Wizards guard Nick Young turned heads last season by increasing his points-per-game average by nearly nine points. Now he's turning hea...

WATCH: Is Seattle Man Being Wrongfully Imprisoned In Nicaragua?

Posted 09.20.2011 | Home

U.S. officials and family members are calling for the release of a Seattle man whom they believe has been wrongly imprisoned in Nicaragua. As Komo...

Washington Escapee Turns Himself In

Yahoo! News || Posted 02.13.2014 | Crime


Making Magic With UK's Creative Industries

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 09.13.2011 | Entertainment
Nigel Sheinwald

The Harry Potter phenomenon shows the bubbling cauldron that is the British film industry, and that the U.S. and UK relationship can not only be special, but sometimes magical.

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Testifies On Consumer Protection Bureau

Posted 09.13.2011 | Business

With the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set to open in exactly one week, Harvard Law Professor and presidential advisor Elizabeth Warren is test...

Of Sense and Sensenbrenner

Leslie Harris | Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Sensenbrenner, Chairman of the House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee, pulled no punches, "I believe this bill is bad policy and I will do my best to kill it."

3 Ways Washington Can Boost Job Growth At Startups

Ray Leach | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business
Ray Leach

I've seen what these government programs can do for fledgling companies in my own backyard.

Teens Plead Not Guilty To July 4 School Ransacking [VIDEO]

Posted 09.07.2011 | Education

Two teenagers charged with ransacking and vandalizing Snohomish High School in Everett, Wash. pleaded not guilty in juvenile court Thursday. The tw...

In Hot Water: Four Charged In Alleged Espresso Prostitution Ring

Edmonds, WA Patch | Brian Soergel | Posted 09.06.2011 | Home

After a ninth-month undercover investigation, the Edmonds Police Department has arrested the owner of an Edmonds espresso stand on three counts of pro...

To the Mahatma, From a Stateless Indian

Dinkar Jain | Posted 08.28.2011 | Home
Dinkar Jain

2nd April, 2011 Dear Mahatma Today I witnessed the Indian team lift the cricket world cup for the first time in my life. I have never felt so proud. ...

David Lohr

EXCLUSIVE: Barefoot Bandit's Mom 'Pleased' With Plea Deal, Wants To Stop Movie | David Lohr | Posted 08.22.2011 | Crime

The mother of Colton Harris-Moore, the once elusive "Barefoot Bandit," is glad her son entered into a historic plea deal with federal prosecutors Frid...

Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is a policy myth is that churches and charities alone could take care of the problems of poverty -- especially if we slashed taxes. But this really has more to do with libertarian political ideology than good theology.

For Baby Boomers, A Defining Moment

Bob Sellers | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Bob Sellers

Instead of talking like adults, baby boomer politicians are whining like the "me generation" they are part of. They continue to focus on getting reelected rather than solving enduring problems for the public good.

America's New Isolationism

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

Should we exert force abroad for the national interest? (And how do we define national interest?) When and where should we use force for a humanitarian cause? Or should the U.S. withdraw from the international theater to focus on challenges at home?

China Official: U.S. May Try 'Pushing Up Inflation At Home'

Posted 08.07.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Kevin Yao and Zhou Xin) - China should guard against risks from "excessive" holdings of U.S. assets as Washington could pursue a policy to we...

Zero Tolerance: Trump, Schwarzenegger, and Strauss-Kahn

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

While the primary blame for abuse and misdeed against women lies with the perpetrators themselves, we should look next at the good men who say nothing. It's time for good men to hold accountable those who abuse women.

Group Challenging TABOR In A Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 07.24.2011 | Denver

*** Update *** The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Wednesday that El Paso County attorney Bill Louis would like to authorize his office to interve...

Afghanistan: No More Excuses

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

After 10 long years, the national conversation on the war in Afghanistan has changed significantly. And now, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, used for years to justify the war, is over.

China's Trade Surplus Booms As Exports Hit Record High

Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Kevin Yao and Aileen Wang) – China stormed back to post a hefty trade surplus in April as exports hit a record while imports eased more tha...