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WP Evening Edition - April 13, 2015: Marco Rubio tells supporters he is running for president

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The most important stories of the day   •  Mon., Apr. 13, 2015 Marco Rubio tells supporters he is running for president This story has been updated.Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the son of Cuban immigrants whose rapid political ascent was nearly blocked five years ago by national Republican leaders, told supporters on a Monday call that he is running for president, according to two people familiar with his plans.   Read full article » Russia lifts block on missile system shipment to Iran

WP Evening Edition - April 7, 2015: Power surge knocks out electrical service across parts of D.C..

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The most important stories of the day   •   Tue., Apr. 7, 2015 Power surge knocks out electrical service across parts of D.C. A piece of metal that broke loose and fell off a power line 43 miles from D.C. temporarily knocked out electricity to the White House, State Department and wide swaths of the nation’s capital and its Maryland suburbs early  Tuesday  afternoon.

WP Evening Edition - March 9, 2015: Obamacar e’s projected cost falls d ue to lower premiums under health care law, CBO says.

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The most important stories of the day   •   Mon., Mar. 9, 2015 Obamacare’s projected cost falls due to lower premiums under health care law, CBO says The estimated cost of President Obama's signature health care law is continuing to fall.The Congressional Budget Office announced  on Monday  that the Affordable Care Act will cost $142 billion, or 11 percent, less over the next 10 years, compared to what the agency had projected in January.   Read full article » Clinton e-mails reinvigorate inquiry into allies who got special job status The revelation that Hillary Rodham Clinton used a private e-mail system as secretary of state has revived a Senate investigation into another aspect of her tenure.Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), who heads the Judiciary Committee, had previously questioned Clinton’s use of a program that allowed some political allies to work for the government while pursuing private-sector careers.   Read full article » Sam Simon, co-creator of ‘The Simp

WP Evening Edition - March 4, 2015: Supreme Court justices split in key challenge to Obamacare subsidies.

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The most important stories of the day   •   Wed., Mar. 4, 2015 Supreme Court justices split in key challenge to Obamacare subsidies Supreme Court justices split along ideological lines  Wednesday  in questioning during the latest legal battle over the Affordable Care Act, making the outcome difficult to predict.Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who saved the act from a constitutional challenge three years ago, this time asked no questions that would betray his thoughts.   Read full article » House committee to subpoena e-mails from Clinton’s personal account A House investigative committee is preparing to send out subpoenas later  Wednesday  to gather a deeper look into former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton’s nearly exclusive use of personal e-mails to do her official business as the government’s top diplomat, according to people familiar with the probe.   Read full article » Justice Department clears Ferguson police officer in civil rights probe

WP Evening Edition - March 3, 2015: Netanyahu says U.S. is on verge of ‘bad deal’ with Iran over nuclear program.

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The most important stories of the day   •   Tue., Mar. 3, 2015 Netanyahu says U.S. is on verge of ‘bad deal’ with Iran over nuclear program In a rousing speech before Congress punctuated by more than 40 bursts of applause, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu assailed the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, asserting bluntly that the United States was on the verge of making “a bad deal.”   Read full article » House passes bill to fully fund Homeland Security This post has been udpatedThe House passed a bill Tuesday afternoon to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year, sending it to President Obama for his expected signature. The measure will not target Obama's executive actions on immigration, giving Democrats what they have long demanded and potentially enraging conservatives bent on fighting the president on immigration.   Read full article » Justice Dept. review finds pattern of racial bias among Ferguson pol

WP Evening Edition - March 2, 2015: Netanyahu: Speech not intended as a show of disrespect to Obama.

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The most important stories of the day   •  Mon., Mar. 2, 2015 Netanyahu: Speech not intended as a show of disrespect to Obama Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that his planned speech to Congress is not meant to signal any disrespect for President Obama, nor to insert political partisanship into the U.S.-Israel relationship.   Read full article » Mikulski, a role model for generations of women in politics, to retire in 2016 Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the Maryland Democrat who is the longest-serving woman in congressional history, announced Monday that she will leave the Senate next year at the end of her fifth term.Mikulski, 78 and in good health, departs the way she came in — with a sharp tongue, an unabashed liberalism, and a reputation for straight talk. She won all ten of her elections to the House and then the Senate with support from more than 60 percent of voters.   Read full article » Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the basketball icon, reinvented as cultur

WP Evening Edition - February 24, 2015: McConnell plan moves Senate closer to deal on Homeland Security funding.

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The most important stories of the day   •   Tue., Feb. 24, 2015 McConnell plan moves Senate closer to deal on Homeland Security funding Senate Republicans offered a new proposal  Tuesday  to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security this weekend, but it faced an uncertain future after Democrats demanded assurances that the House would support it.    Read full article » Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill This post has been updated. President Obama has vetoed a bill authorizing the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, carrying out a threat to reject one of the first measures the Republican-led Congress sent to the president's desk.   Read full article » The remote Alaskan village that needs to be relocated due to climate change KIVALINA, ALASKA — This tiny and isolated town of 400 cannot be reached by road. It lies on a fragile barrier island along the Chukchi Sea, 83 miles above the Arctic circle. And for generations, the Iñupiaq Eskimos of the region ha

WP Evening Edition - February 23, 2015: Republicans split on DHS funding, edging closer to partial shutdown.

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The most important stories of the day   •   Mon., Feb. 23, 2015 Republicans split on DHS funding, edging closer to partial shutdown Congressional Republicans remain sharply divided over the looming standoff over funding the Department of Homeland Security, prompting White House officials to prepare to shut down an agency designed to protect everything from the nation’s borders to the president.    Read full article » CIA looks to expand its cyber espionage capabilities CIA Director John O. Brennan is planning a major expansion of the agency’s cyber espionage capabilities as part of a broad restructuring of an intelligence service long defined by its human spy work, current and former U.S. officials said.   Read full article » Mike Huckabee, tour guide in the Holy Land MASADA, Israel — Whether or not Mike Huckabee becomes president of the United States, the nation of Israel — and especially Israel’s hard-line right wing — have few more devoted fans than the former Arkan

WP Evening Edition - February 17, 2015: U.S. to allow wider export of armed drones

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The most important stories of the day   •   Tue., Feb. 17, 2015 U.S. to allow wider export of armed drones The Obama administration will permit the widespread export of armed drones for the first time, a step toward providing allied nations with weapons that have become a cornerstone of U.S. counterterrorism strategy but whose remotely controlled power to kill is intensely controversial.    Read full article » Federal judge halts Obama’s immigration plan The political feud over immigration reform between President Obama and his Republican critics took a dramatic turn late  Monday  when a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked recent executive actions by the president, delivering a legal setback to his bid to stop the deportations of millions of illegal immigrants.   Read full article » Democrats are bracing for another Obamacare backlash The Obamacare window technically just closed this weekend, but a new round of political headaches could just be beginning for the