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Obama Meets With Central American Leaders, Proposes New Refugee-Screening Program

The president suggests migrants could be screened for asylum in their home countries and pushes Congress to act on the border crisis.

Newt Gingrich’s Space Nightmare Almost Came True in 2012

A solar flare nearly hit Earth—and fried our electronics.

The CIA Fears the Internet of Things

The battleground of tomorrow is everywhere at once. 

Undocumented Immigrants at the Texas Border

U.S. law enforcement tries to cope with an influx of unaccompanied minors fleeing violence in Latin America.

Rand Paul’s Pitch to Black Voters

Can small-government conservatives find common ground with the socially disadvantaged?

House Republicans Prepare Vote for Next Week on Border Package

McCarthy, Scalise face first big leadership test.

On Balancing Career and Family as a Woman of Color

On balancing career and family as a woman of color.

5 Women Who Shape Education Policy

Nina Rees implemented much of President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act while Carmel Martin oversaw Race to the Top grant applications.

5 Women Who Shape Defense Policy

Christine Wormuthtime at the Pentagon dates back to the Clinton administration and Deborah Lee James became the second woman to lead the Air Force.

5 Women Who Shape Tech Policy

Just over a year into her tenure as FTC chief, Edith Ramirez has given the agency a renewed focus on consumer-privacy protection.

5 Women Who Shape Health Care Policy

Sylvia Mathews Burwell is guiding the Affordable Care Act into its second year while Karen Ignagni is the health insurance industry's top representative in Washington.

A Capitalist Argument for Clean Energy

"It's not just a story about clean energy. It's a story about cheaper, cleaner energy, and that has much broader appeal." 

The Past and Future of Borders

What is the purpose of the modern state in our ever more globalized world?

How to Grow Female Candidates

Getting women to see themselves as potential candidates.

When Fundraisers Cater to Women

"The landscape of political fundraising is changing. It's not the same old 'go play 18 holes of golf' or 'cigars and bourbon.' "

5 Women Who Shape Energy Policy

Gina McCarthy is helping to shape Obama's environmental legacy while Sen. Lisa Murkowski advocates for ending the decades-old ban on U.S. crude-oil exports.

Working Mother, Washington Powerhouse? Good Luck.

Family-work balance is far from the only challenge powerful women face in this town.

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Obama Meets With Central American Leaders, Proposes New Refugee-Screening Program

The president suggests migrants could be screened for asylum in their home countries and pushes Congress to act on the border crisis.

Newt Gingrich’s Space Nightmare Almost Came True in 2012

A solar flare nearly hit Earth—and fried our electronics.

The CIA Fears the Internet of Things

The battleground of tomorrow is everywhere at once. 

Undocumented Immigrants at the Texas Border

U.S. law enforcement tries to cope with an influx of unaccompanied minors fleeing violence in Latin America.

Rand Paul’s Pitch to Black Voters

Can small-government conservatives find common ground with the socially disadvantaged?

House Republicans Prepare Vote for Next Week on Border Package

McCarthy, Scalise face first big leadership test.

Blocking the Vote

A big country has big problems—but the systematic failure of congressional leadership is making them impossible to tackle. 

Obama and Netanyahu Have Put Aside Their 'Dysfunction.' For Now.

The U.S. president and the Israeli prime minister have never liked each other. But they've managed to work unusually well together during the crisis in Gaza.

Cable Companies: Google Threatens Net Neutrality, Not Us

Internet service providers are urging the FCC to regulate popular websites.

What Would the National Guard Actually Do at the Border?

Texas is sending Guard troops to the border, and the White House is mulling its options. But plenty of questions remain.

Congress Shies Away From Telling Obama What to Do on Iran

An AIPAC-approved letter isn't gathering enough signatures to send a message to the president.

House GOP and Some Democrats Preparing to Slam Obama for Bergdahl Swap

House Armed Services will mark up a resolution Tuesday condemning the president for negotiating with terrorists.

Political Insiders: Money for the Border Can Help Both Democrats and Republicans

But the two parties have very different reasons for supporting emergency funding to address the crisis.

What Patty Murray's HELP Committee Would Look Like

Her succession isn't written in stone, but some are already preparing for the next top Democrat.

House Democrat Goes Off on Republican 'Cuckoo Clocks'

"This has nothing to do with the law. This has to do with trying to manage some of the extremists, in your party—some of the cuckoo clocks who have been talking about impea...

Lawmakers Attack Obama Administration's Strategy in Iraq

Lawmakers skeptical of administration's tactics in Iraq.

Read the Lengthy Debate Over Whether to End Arizona's Botched Execution

The federal court transcript shows just how terrifying and dramatic the nearly two-hour execution was.

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