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  • McDonnell trial to resume Tuesday

    McDonnell trial to resume Tuesday

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:18:25 GMT
    The corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife will resume Tuesday. The jury is expected to begin its deliberations.
    The corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife will resume Tuesday. The jury is expected to begin its deliberations.
  • Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

    Texas' Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:36 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:36:33 GMT
    A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power.
    A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power.
  • Final arguments unfold at McDonnell corruption trial

    Final arguments unfold at McDonnell corruption trial

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:57:28 GMT
    The corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife has boiled down to this: Did they knowingly trade special favors for the $165,000 in loans and gifts they admit they took from a dietary supplements promoter? If so, they could be convicted of bribery and conspiracy and perhaps face decades in prison.
    The corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife has boiled down to this: Did they knowingly trade special favors for the $165,000 in loans and gifts they admit they took from a dietary supplements promoter? If so, they could be convicted of bribery and conspiracy and perhaps face decades in prison.
  • Social media abuzz over Obama's tan suit

    Social media abuzz over Obama's tan suit

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:44:15 GMT
    Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe. The sight of Obama discussing possible U.S. military action in Syria in a light-colored suit lit up Twitter on Thursday, and the reviews of his unusual fashion choice were less than fashionable.
    Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe. The sight of Obama discussing possible U.S. military action in Syria in a light-colored suit lit up Twitter on Thursday, and the reviews of his unusual fashion choice were less than fashionable.
  • Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

    Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:16:46 GMT
    President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in an American-led strategy that has yet to convince Moscow to halt operations against its far weaker neighbor.
    President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in an American-led strategy that has yet to convince Moscow to halt operations against its far weaker neighbor.
  • Testimony wraps up in former Va. governor public corruption trial

    Testimony wraps up in former Va. governor public corruption trial

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:14:57 GMT
    An FBI agent testified Thursday that former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife spent many nights together in the governor's mansion, a final effort to undercut the defense argument that the couple's failing marriage made a conspiracy implausible.
    An FBI agent testified Thursday that former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife spent many nights together in the governor's mansion, a final effort to undercut the defense argument that the couple's failing marriage made a conspiracy implausible.
  • Defense rests in corruption trial of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell

    Defense rests in corruption trial of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:07:14 GMT
    Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife wrapped up their case Wednesday in the couple's corruption trial, their defense featuring McDonnell's testimony and the idea that the marriage was so chilly they could not have conspired together.
    Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife wrapped up their case Wednesday in the couple's corruption trial, their defense featuring McDonnell's testimony and the idea that the marriage was so chilly they could not have conspired together.
  • Former Virginia governor denies corruption charges

    Former Virginia governor denies corruption charges

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:27:07 GMT
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrapped up a grueling four-plus days on the witness stand Tuesday by emphatically denying that he did special favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts, trips and loans.
    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrapped up a grueling four-plus days on the witness stand Tuesday by emphatically denying that he did special favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts, trips and loans.
  • Ex-Va. governor faces questions from prosecutors at corruption trial

    Ex-Va. governor faces questions from prosecutors at corruption trial

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:00:57 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faced sharp questions Monday from prosecutors about his personal finances, his interactions with a wealthy businessman and what the government claims were his attempts to conceal those details.
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faced sharp questions Monday from prosecutors about his personal finances, his interactions with a wealthy businessman and what the government claims were his attempts to conceal those details.
  • Defense continues in ex-Virginia governor trial

    Defense continues in ex-Virginia governor trial

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-08-19 11:01:33 GMT
    The defense continues presenting its case when the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond. Bob McDonnell's attorneys called five witnesses to the stand Monday as the trial entered its fourth week.
    The defense continues presenting its case when the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond. Bob McDonnell's attorneys called five witnesses to the stand Monday as the trial entered its fourth week.
  • Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

    Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-08-19 10:48:36 GMT
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side - not to mention a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases.
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side - not to mention a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases.
  • Defense begins case in former Va. governor trial

    Defense begins case in former Va. governor trial

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-08-18 12:30:15 GMT
    The defense is going to start presenting its case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The jury will hear the first defense witnesses Monday as the trial enters its fourth week in U.S. District Court in Richmond.
    The defense is going to start presenting its case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The jury will hear the first defense witnesses Monday as the trial enters its fourth week in U.S. District Court in Richmond.
  • Judge denies McDonnells' request to dismiss case

    Judge denies McDonnells' request to dismiss case

    Friday, August 15 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-08-15 19:53:16 GMT
    A judge rejected a request Friday to dismiss charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in their corruption trial.
    A judge rejected a request Friday to dismiss charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in their corruption trial.
  • Seat Pleasant mayor to work out of tent after being kicked out of office space

    Seat Pleasant mayor to work out of tent after being kicked out of office space

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:19:29 GMT
    A local mayor in Maryland has been kicked out of his office. To be clear, he is still the mayor, but he has literally been kicked out of his actual office inside city hall. Mayor Grant was told Tuesday that he has to pack up and move out of the building. His response to that? He plans to be back here and do his business out of a tent.
    A local mayor in Maryland has been kicked out of his office. To be clear, he is still the mayor, but he has literally been kicked out of his actual office inside city hall. Mayor Grant was told Tuesday that he has to pack up and move out of the building. His response to that? He plans to be back here and do his business out of a tent.
  • Prosecutors rest in McDonnell corruption trial

    Prosecutors rest in McDonnell corruption trial

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:52:41 GMT
    Prosecutors wrapped up their case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on Thursday by giving jurors their first in-person look at the designer clothes and other gifts the couple received from a dietary supplements entrepreneur who says he was seeking their support for his company's products.
    Prosecutors wrapped up their case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on Thursday by giving jurors their first in-person look at the designer clothes and other gifts the couple received from a dietary supplements entrepreneur who says he was seeking their support for his company's products.
  • FBI agent continues testimony in ex-governor trial

    FBI agent continues testimony in ex-governor trial

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-08-14 11:43:27 GMT
    An FBI agent is wrapping up the prosecution's case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Agent David Hulser will be back on the stand Thursday to continue testifying about the McDonnells' finances and phone records.
    An FBI agent is wrapping up the prosecution's case in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Agent David Hulser will be back on the stand Thursday to continue testifying about the McDonnells' finances and phone records.
  • FBI agent testifies about ex-governor's debts

    FBI agent testifies about ex-governor's debts

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:22:30 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were swamped with heavy credit card debt and money-losing real estate investments when they turned to a wealthy businessman for financial help, an FBI agent testified Wednesday.
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were swamped with heavy credit card debt and money-losing real estate investments when they turned to a wealthy businessman for financial help, an FBI agent testified Wednesday.
  • Spielberg encounter described at McDonnell trial

    Spielberg encounter described at McDonnell trial

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-08-13 00:11:56 GMT
    The wealthy businessman who showered former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans tried to impress a cardiologist by having the then-first lady introduce him to movie director Steven Spielberg, the doctor testified Tuesday.
    The wealthy businessman who showered former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans tried to impress a cardiologist by having the then-first lady introduce him to movie director Steven Spielberg, the doctor testified Tuesday.
  • Testimony: Ex-Va. governor touted pill at meeting

    Testimony: Ex-Va. governor touted pill at meeting

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-08-11 19:27:42 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell ended a meeting in his office by touting the effectiveness of an anti-inflammatory pill marketed by the wealthy businessman who showered him and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans, a state official said Monday.
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell ended a meeting in his office by touting the effectiveness of an anti-inflammatory pill marketed by the wealthy businessman who showered him and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans, a state official said Monday.
  • FOX 5 Investigates: DC Councilmember Jack Evans' unpaid parking tickets get dismissed

    FOX 5 Investigates: DC Councilmember Jack Evans' unpaid parking tickets get dismissed

    Friday, August 8 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-09 00:34:41 GMT
    Are D.C. city council members misusing their privileges? FOX 5 Chief Investigative Reporter Emily Miller has been doing a series on council members' unpaid parking tickets. We have looked into Councilmembers Marion Barry and Yvette Alexander. But for this investigation, it was Jack Evans' turn.
    Are D.C. city council members misusing their privileges? FOX 5 Chief Investigative Reporter Emily Miller has been doing a series on council members' unpaid parking tickets. We have looked into Councilmembers Marion Barry and Yvette Alexander. But for this investigation, it was Jack Evans' turn.
  • Former executive testifies in McDonnell trial

    Former executive testifies in McDonnell trial

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:00:30 GMT
    A wealthy businessman who showered former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans made a major error in judgment, one of his associates said Friday.
    A wealthy businessman who showered former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans made a major error in judgment, one of his associates said Friday.
  • President Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq

    President Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-08-08 10:44:17 GMT
    President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. His announcement threatened a renewal of U.S. military involvement in the country's long sectarian war.
    President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. His announcement threatened a renewal of U.S. military involvement in the country's long sectarian war.
  • DMV dismisses all of DC Councilmember Yvette Alexander's unpaid parking tickets

    DMV dismisses all of DC Councilmember Yvette Alexander's unpaid parking tickets

    Thursday, August 7 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-08-08 00:46:51 GMT
    On Wednesday, we told you about Marion Barry's unpaid parking tickets. FOX 5 Chief Investigative Reporter Emily Miller has been looking into all of the city council members unpaid tickets as well.
    On Wednesday, we told you about Marion Barry's unpaid parking tickets. FOX 5 Chief Investigative Reporter Emily Miller has been looking into all of the city council members unpaid tickets as well.
  • McDonnell corruption trial: Va. health director skeptical of Jonnie Williams

    McDonnell corruption trial: Va. health director skeptical of Jonnie Williams

    Thursday, August 7 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-08-08 00:40:20 GMT
    Virginia's health secretary testified Thursday that he was deeply skeptical of the medical claims made by former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams about his tobacco-based dietary supplement, but that he met with Williams anyway because then-Gov. Bob McDonnell asked him to.
    Virginia's health secretary testified Thursday that he was deeply skeptical of the medical claims made by former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams about his tobacco-based dietary supplement, but that he met with Williams anyway because then-Gov. Bob McDonnell asked him to.
  • Obama to sign veterans' health care overhaul

    Obama to sign veterans' health care overhaul

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:20 AM EDT2014-08-07 11:20:54 GMT
    Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday.
    Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday.
  • Aide to ex-Va. 1st lady: No signs of marital woes

    Aide to ex-Va. 1st lady: No signs of marital woes

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:48:12 GMT
    The woman who served as chief of staff to Virginia's former first lady said Wednesday that she never saw any hint of a romantic relationship between her boss and a wealthy businessman.
    The woman who served as chief of staff to Virginia's former first lady said Wednesday that she never saw any hint of a romantic relationship between her boss and a wealthy businessman.
  • DC residents to vote on whether to legalize pot

    DC residents to vote on whether to legalize pot

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-08-06 16:10:46 GMT
    District of Columbia residents will vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana. The D.C. Board of Elections voted Wednesday to add an initiative on marijuana legalization to the November ballot.
    District of Columbia residents will vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana. The D.C. Board of Elections voted Wednesday to add an initiative on marijuana legalization to the November ballot.
  • Ex-McDonnell aide testifies of concerns over Rolex

    Ex-McDonnell aide testifies of concerns over Rolex

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-08-06 01:36:06 GMT
    An aide who dispensed legal and policy advice to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Tuesday that he and other administration officials worried about the propriety of a product launch event at the governor's mansion and about a Rolex watch that McDonnell received from his wife through a wealthy benefactor.
    An aide who dispensed legal and policy advice to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Tuesday that he and other administration officials worried about the propriety of a product launch event at the governor's mansion and about a Rolex watch that McDonnell received from his wife through a wealthy benefactor.
  • DC Councilmember Marion Barry pays outstanding traffic tickets

    DC Councilmember Marion Barry pays outstanding traffic tickets

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-08-06 01:33:38 GMT
    Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has paid his outstanding traffic tickets after accumulating more than $2,800 in fines over the past two and a half years.
    Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has paid his outstanding traffic tickets after accumulating more than $2,800 in fines over the past two and a half years.
  • Ex-Va. governor's confidant testifies at trial

    Ex-Va. governor's confidant testifies at trial

    Monday, August 4 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-05 00:30:11 GMT
    One of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's closest confidants made it clear in testimony Monday that he doesn't have much regard for McDonnell's wife or the wealthy businessman who, according to prosecutors, bought their influence to benefit the nutritional supplements company he headed.
    One of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's closest confidants made it clear in testimony Monday that he doesn't have much regard for McDonnell's wife or the wealthy businessman who, according to prosecutors, bought their influence to benefit the nutritional supplements company he headed.
  • McDonnell trial exposes CEO's calls, texts to Va. first lady

    McDonnell trial exposes CEO's calls, texts to Va. first lady

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:32:54 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife exchanged 1,200 text messages and phone calls with the CEO of a dietary supplement company in less than two years, including 52 in one day, according to evidence presented Friday intended to contradict the businessman's claim their relationship was strictly business.
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife exchanged 1,200 text messages and phone calls with the CEO of a dietary supplement company in less than two years, including 52 in one day, according to evidence presented Friday intended to contradict the businessman's claim their relationship was strictly business.
  • Eric Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    Eric Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:21:33 GMT
    After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House months earlier than expected.
    After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House months earlier than expected.
  • Book claims Vice President Joe Biden reportedly enjoys skinny dipping

    Book claims Vice President Joe Biden reportedly enjoys skinny dipping

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:41:39 GMT
    So ever wonder how some of our nation's top lawmakers spend their summer? For Vice President Joe Biden it's a dip in the pool naked! In a new tell-all book titled "The First Family Detail," an unidentified secret service agent says it is not uncommon for Biden to go skinny dipping at his home in Delaware.
    So ever wonder how some of our nation's top lawmakers spend their summer? For Vice President Joe Biden it's a dip in the pool naked! In a new tell-all book titled "The First Family Detail," an unidentified secret service agent says it is not uncommon for Biden to go skinny dipping at his home in Delaware.
  • Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:08:18 GMT
    The requests for lavish gifts were frequent. Jonnie Williams — the star witness in a corruption trial against the former Virginia governor and his wife — was being asked for everything from a joy ride in his Ferrari to stock in the company he led.
    The requests for lavish gifts were frequent. Jonnie Williams — the star witness in a corruption trial against the former Virginia governor and his wife — was being asked for everything from a joy ride in his Ferrari to stock in the company he led.
  • Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader

    Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:26:34 GMT
    Rep. Eric Cantor used his farewell as House majority leader Thursday to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he said is rife with instability and terror.
    Rep. Eric Cantor used his farewell as House majority leader Thursday to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he said is rife with instability and terror.
  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:06 GMT
    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.
    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.
  • Key witness testifies at McDonnell corruption trial

    Key witness testifies at McDonnell corruption trial

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:56:20 GMT
    The government's key witness in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife testified Wednesday under the cloak of immunity, saying he gave them money because it was a business relationship, not because they were friends.
    The government's key witness in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife testified Wednesday under the cloak of immunity, saying he gave them money because it was a business relationship, not because they were friends.
  • DC considering options on handgun ban ruling during 90-day stay

    DC considering options on handgun ban ruling during 90-day stay

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:30:26 GMT
    The clock is ticking as D.C. leaders have 90 days to come up with a plan to defend its handgun ban.
    The clock is ticking as D.C. leaders have 90 days to come up with a plan to defend its handgun ban.
  • Carol Schwartz touts education record in DC mayoral bid

    Carol Schwartz touts education record in DC mayoral bid

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:38:51 GMT
    Former D.C. councilmember Carol Schwartz says she has a stronger record on education than either of her opponents in the race for mayor, especially a fellow independent who has made education the centerpiece of his campaign.
    Former D.C. councilmember Carol Schwartz says she has a stronger record on education than either of her opponents in the race for mayor, especially a fellow independent who has made education the centerpiece of his campaign.
  • Corruption trial reveals McDonnells' marriage had 'broken down'

    Corruption trial reveals McDonnells' marriage had 'broken down'

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:50:02 GMT
    The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first lady's "crush" on a businessman who, according to prosecutors, lavished them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company.
    The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first lady's "crush" on a businessman who, according to prosecutors, lavished them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company.
  • DC mayor signs bill banning Styrofoam

    DC mayor signs bill banning Styrofoam

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:43:38 GMT
    That Styrofoam food container you may get your lunch in will soon be illegal in the District. Mayor Vincent Gray signed legislation on Tuesday that will prohibit the distribution of the containers starting in 2016.
    That Styrofoam food container you may get your lunch in will soon be illegal in the District. Mayor Vincent Gray signed legislation on Tuesday that will prohibit the distribution of the containers starting in 2016.
  • Corruption trial of former Va. governor Bob McDonnell begins

    Corruption trial of former Va. governor Bob McDonnell begins

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:43:05 GMT
    The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once a rising star in the Republican Party, and his wife began Monday in federal court with jury selection.
    The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once a rising star in the Republican Party, and his wife began Monday in federal court with jury selection.
  • DC asks stay of order that struck down handgun ban

    DC asks stay of order that struck down handgun ban

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:15:02 GMT
    Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home.
    Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home.
  • Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college

    Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:03:20 GMT
    President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.
    President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind.
  • House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

    House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:37:34 GMT
    Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written.
    Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written.
  • Questions surround DC gun arrest of poultry executive at congressional office building

    Questions surround DC gun arrest of poultry executive at congressional office building

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:40:11 GMT
    A South Carolina pork-and-poultry executive was charged after police say he tried to enter a congressional office building in Washington with a loaded handgun.
    A South Carolina pork-and-poultry executive was charged after police say he tried to enter a congressional office building in Washington with a loaded handgun.
  • Another man charged with bringing gun to Cannon House Office Building

    Another man charged with bringing gun to Cannon House Office Building

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:31:22 GMT
    U.S. Capitol Police say a South Carolina man has been arrested after officers found a gun in his bag when he tried to enter the Cannon Building.
    U.S. Capitol Police say a South Carolina man has been arrested after officers found a gun in his bag when he tried to enter the Cannon Building.
  • Rep. Mica: Have to be 'high' to think DC should become 51st state

    Rep. Mica: Have to be 'high' to think DC should become 51st state

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:06:21 GMT
    Earlier this week, President Barack Obama said he supports statehood for the District of Columbia. But Florida Congressman John Mica believes otherwise. He told us anyone who thinks D.C. should be a state must be high.
    Earlier this week, President Barack Obama said he supports statehood for the District of Columbia. But Florida Congressman John Mica believes otherwise. He told us anyone who thinks D.C. should be a state must be high.
  • 9/11 Commission releases new report

    9/11 Commission releases new report

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:39:47 GMT
    Ten years after they began their work, members of the 9/11 Commission have reunited here in Washington. In a new report, they are issuing a new warning about the terror threats facing the nation.
    Ten years after they began their work, members of the 9/11 Commission have reunited here in Washington. In a new report, they are issuing a new warning about the terror threats facing the nation.
  • Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:58:25 GMT
    Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a somber White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in Afghanistan.
    Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a somber White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in Afghanistan.
  • Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:53:31 GMT
    President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.
    President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.
  • President Obama on statehood for DC: 'I'm for it'

    President Obama on statehood for DC: 'I'm for it'

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:44:58 GMT
    President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation's capital.
    President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation's capital.
  • Staffer for Pa. congressman arrested for carrying gun into Cannon House Office building

    Staffer for Pa. congressman arrested for carrying gun into Cannon House Office building

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:35:28 GMT
    A staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman was arrested Friday after carrying a handgun and magazine into the Cannon House Office building, U.S. Capitol Police said.
    A staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman was arrested Friday after carrying a handgun and magazine into the Cannon House Office building, U.S. Capitol Police said.
  • Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

    Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:19:26 GMT
    The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, in a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama said one American was among the nearly 300 killed and called for an immediate cease-fire to allow for an unfettered investigation.
    The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia, in a disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. President Barack Obama said one American was among the nearly 300 killed and called for an immediate cease-fire to allow for an unfettered investigation.
  • Marijuana decriminalization takes effect in DC

    Marijuana decriminalization takes effect in DC

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-07-18 04:19:37 GMT
    It is the first official day where possession of small amounts of marijuana is decriminalized in D.C.
    It is the first official day where possession of small amounts of marijuana is decriminalized in D.C.
  • AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

    AP source: Missile took down jet in Ukraine

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:55:12 GMT
    American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens killed in the crash.
    American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens killed in the crash.
  • Immigration leads to O'Malley and Obama spat

    Immigration leads to O'Malley and Obama spat

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:24:19 GMT
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was one of President Barack Obama's top fundraisers in 2012, raising more than $1 million for his re-election campaign and supporting him regularly on political talk shows.
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was one of President Barack Obama's top fundraisers in 2012, raising more than $1 million for his re-election campaign and supporting him regularly on political talk shows.
  • House GOP to DC: Guns OK, pot dangerous

    House GOP to DC: Guns OK, pot dangerous

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-07-17 00:24:54 GMT
    The GOP-controlled House approved a spending bill Wednesday that would undo the District's strict gun-control laws and its law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.
    The GOP-controlled House approved a spending bill Wednesday that would undo the District's strict gun-control laws and its law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.
  • Texas woman gets 18 years in prison for sending ricin to President Obama

    Texas woman gets 18 years in prison for sending ricin to President Obama

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:18:25 GMT
    A Texas actress who sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and the New York mayor then tried to blame the crime on her soon-to-be ex-husband was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday.
    A Texas actress who sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and the New York mayor then tried to blame the crime on her soon-to-be ex-husband was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday.
  • DC Council overrides Mayor Gray's veto of $10.6 billion budget

    DC Council overrides Mayor Gray's veto of $10.6 billion budget

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:53:29 GMT
    The D.C. Council has delivered a final blow to some of outgoing Mayor Vincent Gray's priorities by overriding his veto of the city's $10.6 billion budget.
    The D.C. Council has delivered a final blow to some of outgoing Mayor Vincent Gray's priorities by overriding his veto of the city's $10.6 billion budget.
  • Mayor Gray vetoes $10.6 billion budget

    Mayor Gray vetoes $10.6 billion budget

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-11 23:14:59 GMT
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed the $10.6 billion budget approved by the D.C. Council.
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed the $10.6 billion budget approved by the D.C. Council.
  • DC mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser's parents burglarized

    DC mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser's parents burglarized

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:02:57 GMT
    The District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral nominee says her parents were the victims of a burglar who posed as a cable company employee, entered their home and stole property.
    The District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral nominee says her parents were the victims of a burglar who posed as a cable company employee, entered their home and stole property.
  • Parts of US Capitol closed after asbestos accident

    Parts of US Capitol closed after asbestos accident

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:44:59 GMT
    An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.
    An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.
  • Wayne Curry funeral held in Upper Marlboro

    Wayne Curry funeral held in Upper Marlboro

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:52:01 GMT
    There were smiles and laughter Thursday at the funeral service for Wayne Curry, the former top office-holder in Prince George's County, Md. Curry died last week of lung cancer at the age of 63.
    There were smiles and laughter Thursday at the funeral service for Wayne Curry, the former top office-holder in Prince George's County, Md. Curry died last week of lung cancer at the age of 63.
  • Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry remembered

    Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry remembered

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:04:37 GMT
    Hundreds of residents of Prince George’s County took time out of their workday on Wednesday to pay their respects to the late County Executive Wayne Curry. His funeral will be held Thursday.
    Hundreds of residents of Prince George’s County took time out of their workday on Wednesday to pay their respects to the late County Executive Wayne Curry. His funeral will be held Thursday.
  • Secret Service starts K-9 patrols near White House

    Secret Service starts K-9 patrols near White House

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:11:04 GMT
    The Secret Service has started deploying specialized canine units to help protect the area around the White House grounds, where tourists flock day and night to catch a glimpse of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Although the Secret Service has used police dogs since 1976 to screen areas for presidential visits, this is the first time they're being broadly deployed among the general public.
    The Secret Service has started deploying specialized canine units to help protect the area around the White House grounds, where tourists flock day and night to catch a glimpse of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Although the Secret Service has used police dogs since 1976 to screen areas for presidential visits, this is the first time they're being broadly deployed among the general public.
  • Montgomery County wants Maryland to modify marijuana laws

    Montgomery County wants Maryland to modify marijuana laws

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:13:22 GMT
    The Montgomery County Council is calling on Maryland lawmakers to decriminalize the possession of devices used to smoke marijuana.
    The Montgomery County Council is calling on Maryland lawmakers to decriminalize the possession of devices used to smoke marijuana.
  • Obama urges restraint for Israel, Palestinians

    Obama urges restraint for Israel, Palestinians

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-07-08 19:47:35 GMT
    President Barack Obama called for Israelis and Palestinians alike to restrain themselves and put an end to acts of retribution, in some of his first public comments on the matter since the murder of three Israeli teenagers touched off a new round of violence and deepening mistrust.
    President Barack Obama called for Israelis and Palestinians alike to restrain themselves and put an end to acts of retribution, in some of his first public comments on the matter since the murder of three Israeli teenagers touched off a new round of violence and deepening mistrust.
  • White House: Most kids at border won't stay in US

    White House: Most kids at border won't stay in US

    Monday, July 7 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-08 02:13:13 GMT
    The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back to their home countries.
    The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would prevent them from being sent back to their home countries.
  • DC marijuana group submits ballot initiative signatures

    DC marijuana group submits ballot initiative signatures

    Monday, July 7 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-07-07 20:11:06 GMT
    Supporters of a ballot initiative that would let District of Columbia voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of marijuana should be legal in the nation's capital say they've got the signatures required to put the measure on November's ballot.
    Supporters of a ballot initiative that would let District of Columbia voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of marijuana should be legal in the nation's capital say they've got the signatures required to put the measure on November's ballot.
  • Gray urges residents to boycott Eastern Shore

    Gray urges residents to boycott Eastern Shore

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-03 13:51:07 GMT
    The mayor of the District of Columbia is urging residents to boycott the Eastern Shore of Maryland this holiday, because of its congressional representative's position on decriminalizing marijuana. Mayor Vincent Gray said at a Wednesday news conference that the city's residents shouldn't support someone who doesn't support them.
    The mayor of the District of Columbia is urging residents to boycott the Eastern Shore of Maryland this holiday, because of its congressional representative's position on decriminalizing marijuana. Mayor Vincent Gray said at a Wednesday news conference that the city's residents shouldn't support someone who doesn't support them.
  • Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry dies

    Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry dies

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-02 17:08:01 GMT
    Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry has died. Curry died around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home.
    Former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry has died. Curry died around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home.
  • July 1st marks start of new laws in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

    July 1st marks start of new laws in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-07-01 12:03:13 GMT
    July 1st marks the start of a number of new laws across our region and D.C.s minimum wage increase to $9.50 per hour.
    July 1st marks the start of a number of new laws across our region and D.C.s minimum wage increase to $9.50 per hour.

  • Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

    Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

    Monday, June 30 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-06-30 21:38:39 GMT
    Conceding defeat on a top domestic priority, President Barack Obama blamed a Republican "year of obstruction" for the demise of sweeping immigration legislation on Monday and said he would take new steps without Congress to fix as much of the system as he can on his own.
    Conceding defeat on a top domestic priority, President Barack Obama blamed a Republican "year of obstruction" for the demise of sweeping immigration legislation on Monday and said he would take new steps without Congress to fix as much of the system as he can on his own.
  • Brown to face Hogan in Md. governor's race

    Brown to face Hogan in Md. governor's race

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-06-25 21:05:36 GMT
    Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will face Republican Larry Hogan in Maryland governor's race in November, and state Sen. Brian Frosh won the Democratic nomination to face Republican Jeffrey Pritzker in the state's attorney general race.
    Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will face Republican Larry Hogan in Maryland governor's race in November, and state Sen. Brian Frosh won the Democratic nomination to face Republican Jeffrey Pritzker in the state's attorney general race.
  • Martin Luther King Jr., wife honored with medal

    Martin Luther King Jr., wife honored with medal

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-06-25 15:06:57 GMT
    Congressional leaders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act on Tuesday by posthumously bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal upon Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, for their efforts in passing the landmark legislation. The Kings' children, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King and Bernice A. King, accepted the honor in the Capitol Rotunda as several hundred looked on. The civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tenne...
    Congressional leaders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act on Tuesday by posthumously bestowing the Congressional Gold Medal upon Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, for their efforts in passing the landmark legislation. The Kings' children, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King and Bernice A. King, accepted the honor in the Capitol Rotunda as several hundred looked on. The civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tenne...
  • Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown wins Md. Democratic primary for governor

    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown wins Md. Democratic primary for governor

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:27 AM EDT2014-06-25 09:27:16 GMT
    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has won the Democratic primary for governor of Maryland.
    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has won the Democratic primary for governor of Maryland.
  • Incumbents win in Md. congressional races

    Incumbents win in Md. congressional races

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-06-25 02:05:28 GMT
    Maryland's eight members of Congress have all been nominated to serve new terms.
    Maryland's eight members of Congress have all been nominated to serve new terms.
  • Teachers' union complains of Md. campaign handouts

    Teachers' union complains of Md. campaign handouts

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-06-24 23:33:12 GMT
    A judge has decided not to grant a restraining order to stop the distribution of campaign handouts that the state's largest teachers' union says misrepresent their trademarked ballots shaped like apples.
    A judge has decided not to grant a restraining order to stop the distribution of campaign handouts that the state's largest teachers' union says misrepresent their trademarked ballots shaped like apples.
  • Effort to remove Loudoun County Supervisor fails

    Effort to remove Loudoun County Supervisor fails

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-06-24 22:37:21 GMT
    The effort to get Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R) removed from office by a judge has failed. The special prosecutor assigned to the case said there was insufficient evidence to proceed and she asked for a dismissal. The judge, after hearing arguments, agreed. The case was dismissed.
    The effort to get Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R) removed from office by a judge has failed. The special prosecutor assigned to the case said there was insufficient evidence to proceed and she asked for a dismissal. The judge, after hearing arguments, agreed. The case was dismissed.
  • D.C. budget vote: Amendment to stop fitness tax fails

    D.C. budget vote: Amendment to stop fitness tax fails

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-06-24 21:27:14 GMT
    If you work out in D.C., get ready to pay an extra 5.75 percent tax on your fitness memberships. An amendment to stop the what has been deemed the "yoga tax" failed Tuesday morning.
    If you work out in D.C., get ready to pay an extra 5.75 percent tax on your fitness memberships. An amendment to stop the what has been deemed the "yoga tax" failed Tuesday morning.
  • DC bill proposed to prevent employers from discriminating against pregnant women

    DC bill proposed to prevent employers from discriminating against pregnant women

    Monday, June 23 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-06-23 23:43:06 GMT
    A bill in D.C. has been proposed that would prevent employers from discriminating against pregnant women. Basically this law would tell employers you can't get involved in a person's reproductive affairs. But some are saying if what that employee is doing isn't what the organization is preaching, they should be able to act.
    A bill in D.C. has been proposed that would prevent employers from discriminating against pregnant women. Basically this law would tell employers you can't get involved in a person's reproductive affairs. But some are saying if what that employee is doing isn't what the organization is preaching, they should be able to act.
  • Obama has lunch at Chipotle restaurant in Woodley Park

    Obama has lunch at Chipotle restaurant in Woodley Park

    Monday, June 23 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-06-23 23:17:08 GMT
    The bear isn't just on the loose. He's also hungry. In this case, the bear in question is President Barack Obama, who has lately been comparing his yearnings to escape the White House security bubble to an animal breaking free from his cage. And his objects of pursuit once out in the wild include a good burger, some casual Mexican and a nice cup of hot tea.
    The bear isn't just on the loose. He's also hungry. In this case, the bear in question is President Barack Obama, who has lately been comparing his yearnings to escape the White House security bubble to an animal breaking free from his cage. And his objects of pursuit once out in the wild include a good burger, some casual Mexican and a nice cup of hot tea.
  • Obama says US should have paid maternity leave

    Obama says US should have paid maternity leave

    Monday, June 23 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-06-23 23:16:41 GMT
    President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns.
    President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns.
  • Former DC Council candidate pleads guilty in money scheme

    Former DC Council candidate pleads guilty in money scheme

    Monday, June 23 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-06-23 21:00:11 GMT
    A former D.C. Council candidate has pleaded guilty to lying about how much money his campaign received from a businessman who also admitted running a "shadow campaign" for Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray.
    A former D.C. Council candidate has pleaded guilty to lying about how much money his campaign received from a businessman who also admitted running a "shadow campaign" for Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray.
  • Bowser: Debates won't decide DC mayoral election

    Bowser: Debates won't decide DC mayoral election

    Friday, June 20 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-06-20 20:33:43 GMT
    The Democratic mayoral nominee in the nation's capital says she's not going to persuade voters to support her by debating her opponents.
    The Democratic mayoral nominee in the nation's capital says she's not going to persuade voters to support her by debating her opponents.
  • McAuliffe vetoes part of state budget proposal

    McAuliffe vetoes part of state budget proposal

    Friday, June 20 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-06-20 20:13:47 GMT
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed part of a roughly $96 billion two-year budget that is aimed ensuring the Democratic governor cannot expand Medicaid without legislative approval.
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed part of a roughly $96 billion two-year budget that is aimed ensuring the Democratic governor cannot expand Medicaid without legislative approval.
  • Back to Iraq: Obama sending military advisers

    Back to Iraq: Obama sending military advisers

    Thursday, June 19 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-06-20 00:35:17 GMT
    Inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind, President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He also challenged Iraq's embattled leader to create a more inclusive government or risk his country descending into sectarian civil war.
    Inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind, President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He also challenged Iraq's embattled leader to create a more inclusive government or risk his country descending into sectarian civil war.
  • Veteran wounded by grenade gets Medal of Honor

    Veteran wounded by grenade gets Medal of Honor

    Thursday, June 19 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-06-19 21:25:23 GMT
    A 24-year-old veteran who lost an eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the nation's highest military honor Thursday in a somber White House ceremony.
    A 24-year-old veteran who lost an eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the nation's highest military honor Thursday in a somber White House ceremony.
  • House GOP elects Kevin McCarthy majority leader

    House GOP elects Kevin McCarthy majority leader

    Thursday, June 19 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-06-19 20:25:59 GMT
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, a former aide elected to Congress in his own right less than eight years ago, won election as House majority leader Thursday as fellow Republicans shuffled their leadership in the wake of Rep. Eric Cantor's primary defeat in Virginia.
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, a former aide elected to Congress in his own right less than eight years ago, won election as House majority leader Thursday as fellow Republicans shuffled their leadership in the wake of Rep. Eric Cantor's primary defeat in Virginia.
  • Smithsonian creates first 3D portrait of Obama

    Smithsonian creates first 3D portrait of Obama

    Thursday, June 19 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-06-19 12:40:45 GMT
    A team at the Smithsonian Institution has scanned President Barack Obama to create the first 3D printed portrait of a sitting president.
    A team at the Smithsonian Institution has scanned President Barack Obama to create the first 3D printed portrait of a sitting president.
  • No recommendation, no action on meals tax in Fairfax County

    No recommendation, no action on meals tax in Fairfax County

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-06-17 22:54:48 GMT
    A task force charged with considering a local restaurant tax in Fairfax County could not come to a consensus on whether to move forward with the idea. It put forth a lengthy report with "no recommendation" on the issue.
    A task force charged with considering a local restaurant tax in Fairfax County could not come to a consensus on whether to move forward with the idea. It put forth a lengthy report with "no recommendation" on the issue.
  • Workout held at Freedom Plaza to protest DC fitness tax

    Workout held at Freedom Plaza to protest DC fitness tax

    Monday, June 16 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-06-16 22:22:38 GMT
    In just over a week, the D.C. Council will hold a second and final vote on next year’s budget. The budget is huge -- well over $10 billion. But about $5 million in that budget is causing people to be worked up over the potential cost of their workout.
    In just over a week, the D.C. Council will hold a second and final vote on next year’s budget. The budget is huge -- well over $10 billion. But about $5 million in that budget is causing people to be worked up over the potential cost of their workout.
  • Catania wants to halt DC 'yoga tax'

    Catania wants to halt DC 'yoga tax'

    Friday, June 13 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-06-13 19:22:20 GMT
    A D.C. councilmember and mayoral candidate says he'll try to stop the city from imposing sales taxes on yoga classes and gym memberships.
    A D.C. councilmember and mayoral candidate says he'll try to stop the city from imposing sales taxes on yoga classes and gym memberships.
  • DC Council wants expanded medical marijuana access

    DC Council wants expanded medical marijuana access

    Friday, June 13 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-06-13 19:03:23 GMT
    The D.C. Council wants doctors to be able to prescribe medical marijuana to any patient they think would benefit from it.
    The D.C. Council wants doctors to be able to prescribe medical marijuana to any patient they think would benefit from it.
  • FOX 5’s Kevin McCarthy mistaken for Congressman Kevin McCarthy following Cantor's defeat

    FOX 5’s Kevin McCarthy mistaken for Congressman Kevin McCarthy following Cantor's defeat

    Thursday, June 12 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-06-12 14:17:48 GMT
    FOX 5’s Kevin McCarthy had some fun on Twitter after being mistaken for Congressman Kevin McCarthy, majority whip of the United States House of Representatives. FOX5’s Kevin received numerous Tweets regarding the possible competition for the House Majority Leader spot following Eric Cantor's defeat in Tuesday's Virginia primary.
    FOX 5’s Kevin McCarthy had some fun on Twitter after being mistaken for Congressman Kevin McCarthy, majority whip of the United States House of Representatives. FOX5’s Kevin received numerous Tweets regarding the possible competition for the House Majority Leader spot following Eric Cantor's defeat in Tuesday's Virginia primary.
  • Bush bash: Elder ex-president marks 90th birthday

    Bush bash: Elder ex-president marks 90th birthday

    Thursday, June 12 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-06-12 10:43:30 GMT
    Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday at his family's seaside retreat in Maine, where he has spent his summers since he was a boy.
    Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday at his family's seaside retreat in Maine, where he has spent his summers since he was a boy.
  • Big changes in GOP leadership after Cantor loss

    Big changes in GOP leadership after Cantor loss

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-06-12 00:49:07 GMT
    Repudiated at the polls, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that he will resign his leadership post at the end of next month, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up just before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake.
    Repudiated at the polls, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that he will resign his leadership post at the end of next month, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up just before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake.
  • Who is Dave Brat?

    Who is Dave Brat?

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-06-11 23:39:19 GMT
    Dave Brat doesn't like being tagged a tea partyer, his dad says." He doesn't like those labels," said Paul Brat, who's been watching his son shoot to the top of American political news with his stunning primary defeat Tuesday of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. "He calls himself a Republican and runs on Republican principles."
    Dave Brat doesn't like being tagged a tea partyer, his dad says." He doesn't like those labels," said Paul Brat, who's been watching his son shoot to the top of American political news with his stunning primary defeat Tuesday of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. "He calls himself a Republican and runs on Republican principles."
  • DC mayoral nominee Bowser pledges to retain schools chancellor

    DC mayoral nominee Bowser pledges to retain schools chancellor

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-06-11 19:55:27 GMT
    District of Columbia Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser says she would keep Kaya Henderson as chancellor of the District's public schools.
    District of Columbia Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser says she would keep Kaya Henderson as chancellor of the District's public schools.
  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to quit leadership post in July after primary defeat

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to quit leadership post in July after primary defeat

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-06-11 17:55:30 GMT
    Anticipating a swift shake-up in their leadership, House Republicans jockeyed for position on Wednesday after Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat to an underfunded and unknown political newcomer.
    Anticipating a swift shake-up in their leadership, House Republicans jockeyed for position on Wednesday after Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat to an underfunded and unknown political newcomer.
  • Gubernatorial front-runner Brown airing TV and radio ads in Spanish

    Gubernatorial front-runner Brown airing TV and radio ads in Spanish

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-06-11 14:49:09 GMT
    Gubernatorial front-runner Anthony Brown is airing TV and radio ads in Spanish in the final weeks before the democratic primary. That is a first for the campaign.
    Gubernatorial front-runner Anthony Brown is airing TV and radio ads in Spanish in the final weeks before the democratic primary. That is a first for the campaign.
  • Sen. Cruz formally gives up Canadian citizenship

    Sen. Cruz formally gives up Canadian citizenship

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-06-11 10:34:21 GMT
    Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has given up his citizenship from his birth country, making good on a promise from last summer. Spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said the tea party favorite formally gave up his citizenship May 14.
    Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has given up his citizenship from his birth country, making good on a promise from last summer. Spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said the tea party favorite formally gave up his citizenship May 14.
  • Democratic DC mayoral nominee leads in fundraising

    Democratic DC mayoral nominee leads in fundraising

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-06-11 10:00:00 GMT
    Muriel Bowser has built a big fundraising lead over her biggest rival as she seeks to become the District of Columbia's next mayor. Bowser's latest financial report shows that she raised $858,000 over a three-month period.
    Muriel Bowser has built a big fundraising lead over her biggest rival as she seeks to become the District of Columbia's next mayor. Bowser's latest financial report shows that she raised $858,000 over a three-month period.
  • Cantor tells supporters to keep fighting

    Cantor tells supporters to keep fighting

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-06-11 01:11:45 GMT
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says his supporters should continue to fight for the conservative values he championed in Congress despite his defeat at the hands of a little-known tea party candidate.
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says his supporters should continue to fight for the conservative values he championed in Congress despite his defeat at the hands of a little-known tea party candidate.
  • Hershey company clashes with Maryland candidate

    Hershey company clashes with Maryland candidate

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-06-10 20:34:18 GMT
    The Hershey company says a Maryland candidate is milking its classic chocolate bar for political gain.
    The Hershey company says a Maryland candidate is milking its classic chocolate bar for political gain.
  • Hershey suing senator over chocolate bar campaign sign

    Hershey suing senator over chocolate bar campaign sign

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-06-10 12:48:21 GMT
    The Hershey Company is suing a Maryland state senator to get him to stop using a sign that looks a lot like a Hershey chocolate bar. Senator Stephen Hershey is using the image as a campaign sign.
    The Hershey Company is suing a Maryland state senator to get him to stop using a sign that looks a lot like a Hershey chocolate bar. Senator Stephen Hershey is using the image as a campaign sign.
  • Threat to Bergdahl's life led to US action, officials say

    Threat to Bergdahl's life led to US action, officials say

    Thursday, June 5 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-06-05 22:35:27 GMT
    The Obama administration told senators it didn't notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because of intelligence the Taliban might kill him if the deal was made public.
    The Obama administration told senators it didn't notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because of intelligence the Taliban might kill him if the deal was made public.
  • Small group protests proposed fitness sales tax outside Wilson Building

    Small group protests proposed fitness sales tax outside Wilson Building

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-06-03 22:26:59 GMT
    Have you ever heard of a burpee? It is one of the most popular fitness moves used in many gym classes. But outside the Wilson Building in D.C. on Tuesday, some protestors used the burpee to help fight a proposed fitness sales tax.
    Have you ever heard of a burpee? It is one of the most popular fitness moves used in many gym classes. But outside the Wilson Building in D.C. on Tuesday, some protestors used the burpee to help fight a proposed fitness sales tax.
  • Ex-Council candidate pleads guilty in DC campaign case

    Ex-Council candidate pleads guilty in DC campaign case

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-06-03 19:50:38 GMT
    A former D.C. Council candidate has pleaded guilty to conspiring to receive and conceal excess campaign contributions during campaigns for office.
    A former D.C. Council candidate has pleaded guilty to conspiring to receive and conceal excess campaign contributions during campaigns for office.
  • Small businesses concerned about proposed yoga, gym sales tax in DC

    Small businesses concerned about proposed yoga, gym sales tax in DC

    Monday, June 2 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-06-02 21:45:08 GMT
    A movement is growing to fight a proposed fitness tax in the District. The new sales tax on gyms, yoga studios and other athletic businesses is expected to raise $5 million a year for the city. But some are concerned it could really take a toll on their business.
    A movement is growing to fight a proposed fitness tax in the District. The new sales tax on gyms, yoga studios and other athletic businesses is expected to raise $5 million a year for the city. But some are concerned it could really take a toll on their business.
  • Who is Sloan D. Gibson?

    Who is Sloan D. Gibson?

    Friday, May 30 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-05-30 20:18:50 GMT
    After less than four months at the Veterans Affairs Department, Sloan D. Gibson suddenly finds himself in charge of fixing the problems that led to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.
    After less than four months at the Veterans Affairs Department, Sloan D. Gibson suddenly finds himself in charge of fixing the problems that led to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.
  • Obama says sports concussions need more attention

    Obama says sports concussions need more attention

    Thursday, May 29 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-05-29 21:34:54 GMT
    Saying he wants kids to play sports but play safely, President Barack Obama called Thursday for more and better research into the effects and treatment of concussions in youth athletes. The issue is one of growing concern for parents who spend weekends driving their kids from one game to another.
    Saying he wants kids to play sports but play safely, President Barack Obama called Thursday for more and better research into the effects and treatment of concussions in youth athletes. The issue is one of growing concern for parents who spend weekends driving their kids from one game to another.
  • Former DC councilmember Michael Brown sentenced 3 years for bribes

    Former DC councilmember Michael Brown sentenced 3 years for bribes

    Thursday, May 29 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-05-29 20:52:01 GMT
    Former District of Columbia Councilmember Michael Brown has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for taking more than $50,000 in bribes in an undercover FBI sting.
    Former District of Columbia Councilmember Michael Brown has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for taking more than $50,000 in bribes in an undercover FBI sting.
  • Obama seeks ground between intervention, isolation

    Obama seeks ground between intervention, isolation

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-05-28 22:42:47 GMT
    Seeking to redefine America's foreign policy for a post-war era, President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared that the United States remains the only nation with the capacity to lead on the world stage but argued it would be a mistake to channel that power into unrestrained military adventures.
    Seeking to redefine America's foreign policy for a post-war era, President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared that the United States remains the only nation with the capacity to lead on the world stage but argued it would be a mistake to channel that power into unrestrained military adventures.
  • Withdrawal: Obama charts end to Afghan war by 2016

    Withdrawal: Obama charts end to Afghan war by 2016

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-05-27 23:06:57 GMT
    Charting an end to America's longest war, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after this year but then withdrawing virtually all by the close of 2016 and the conclusion of his presidency.
    Charting an end to America's longest war, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday for keeping nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after this year but then withdrawing virtually all by the close of 2016 and the conclusion of his presidency.
  • Obama leads country in celebrating Memorial Day

    Obama leads country in celebrating Memorial Day

    Monday, May 26 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-05-27 02:59:17 GMT
    President Barack Obama led the nation in commemorating Memorial Day, declaring the United States has reached "a pivotal moment" in Afghanistan with the end of war approaching.
    President Barack Obama led the nation in commemorating Memorial Day, declaring the United States has reached "a pivotal moment" in Afghanistan with the end of war approaching.
  • Mayor Gray apologizes for old trash cans not being recycled

    Mayor Gray apologizes for old trash cans not being recycled

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-05-21 22:15:39 GMT
    D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is trying to clean up a messy trash problem. Residents were overjoyed to receive new recycling cans. But when the city failed to recycle some of the old cans, people became outraged.
    D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is trying to clean up a messy trash problem. Residents were overjoyed to receive new recycling cans. But when the city failed to recycle some of the old cans, people became outraged.
  • Obama vows fix to veterans' health care troubles

    Obama vows fix to veterans' health care troubles

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-05-21 21:47:18 GMT
    With outrage mounting over veterans' health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals will not be tolerated, and he left open the possibility that Secretary Eric Shinseki, a disabled war veteran, could be held to account.
    With outrage mounting over veterans' health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals will not be tolerated, and he left open the possibility that Secretary Eric Shinseki, a disabled war veteran, could be held to account.
  • Case against former Va. Gov. McDonnell to proceed

    Case against former Va. Gov. McDonnell to proceed

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-05-20 19:59:41 GMT
    The corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is set to go to trial this summer after a judge tossed out a motion to dismiss most of the charges against the couple.
    The corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is set to go to trial this summer after a judge tossed out a motion to dismiss most of the charges against the couple.
  • Obama signs minor change to DC building height law

    Obama signs minor change to DC building height law

    Friday, May 16 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-05-16 20:08:38 GMT
    President Barack Obama has signed a bill that makes a minor change to the century-old law banning skyscrapers in the nation's capital.
    President Barack Obama has signed a bill that makes a minor change to the century-old law banning skyscrapers in the nation's capital.
  • Gov. O'Malley signs Md. bill to stop transgender discrimination

    Gov. O'Malley signs Md. bill to stop transgender discrimination

    Thursday, May 15 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-05-15 20:26:32 GMT
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a measure to stop discrimination against transgender people. O'Malley signed the measure Thursday at his last bill signing ceremony.
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a measure to stop discrimination against transgender people. O'Malley signed the measure Thursday at his last bill signing ceremony.
  • Congressman: No decision on marijuana decriminalization law in DC

    Congressman: No decision on marijuana decriminalization law in DC

    Friday, May 9 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-05-09 19:47:09 GMT
    A Republican congressman said Friday that he hadn't decided whether Congress should try to overturn a law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana in the District of Columbia, insisting that he's only seeking to understand how conflicts between the new local law and federal law will be resolved.
    A Republican congressman said Friday that he hadn't decided whether Congress should try to overturn a law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana in the District of Columbia, insisting that he's only seeking to understand how conflicts between the new local law and federal law will be resolved.
  • Md. gubernatorial debate begins with health care

    Md. gubernatorial debate begins with health care

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-05-08 00:15:30 GMT
    A debate between Democratic candidates for governor of Maryland is under way.
    A debate between Democratic candidates for governor of Maryland is under way.
  • Bowser wants lower legal limit for DUI

    Bowser wants lower legal limit for DUI

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-05-06 19:45:33 GMT
    The Democratic nominee for mayor in the nation's capital wants the city to cut the legal limit for drunken driving nearly in half.
    The Democratic nominee for mayor in the nation's capital wants the city to cut the legal limit for drunken driving nearly in half.
  • Councilman: 'Scandal' wants to shoot in DC

    Councilman: 'Scandal' wants to shoot in DC

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-05-06 19:41:00 GMT
    D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange (left)D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange (left)
    A D.C. councilmember says he's in touch with a producer for the ABC TV drama "Scandal" who'd like to bring the show to the city to shoot scenes in August.
    A D.C. councilmember says he's in touch with a producer for the ABC TV drama "Scandal" who'd like to bring the show to the city to shoot scenes in August.
  • Lawyers: Top court rulings favor McDonnell defense

    Lawyers: Top court rulings favor McDonnell defense

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-05-06 19:38:36 GMT
    The Supreme Court's determination that many limits on big-money political contributions violate constitutional free-speech rights have undermined the federal government's case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his lawyers argued in court filings Monday.
    The Supreme Court's determination that many limits on big-money political contributions violate constitutional free-speech rights have undermined the federal government's case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his lawyers argued in court filings Monday.
  • Marion Barry criticizes planned HBO movie about his life

    Marion Barry criticizes planned HBO movie about his life

    Friday, May 2 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-05-02 20:32:35 GMT
    Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry is criticizing HBO and two journalists over their involvement in a movie about his life.
    Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry is criticizing HBO and two journalists over their involvement in a movie about his life.
  • Catania on DC mayor's race: 'I know I'll win'

    Catania on DC mayor's race: 'I know I'll win'

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-30 22:46:37 GMT
    Conventional wisdom dictates that David Catania is an underdog in the race for mayor of Washington. He is white, a former Republican and openly gay in a city that has only elected African-American Democrats to its top local office.
    Conventional wisdom dictates that David Catania is an underdog in the race for mayor of Washington. He is white, a former Republican and openly gay in a city that has only elected African-American Democrats to its top local office.
  • Notalone.gov to assist campus rape victims

    Notalone.gov to assist campus rape victims

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-04-29 23:04:50 GMT
    Want to know whether there's been a history of sexual assaults on your college campus? The Obama administration has created a new website that will post enforcement actions it's taken against schools and provide information for victims on where to go for help.
    Want to know whether there's been a history of sexual assaults on your college campus? The Obama administration has created a new website that will post enforcement actions it's taken against schools and provide information for victims on where to go for help.
  • Prosecutors push for more than 3 years for former DC council member Brown

    Prosecutors push for more than 3 years for former DC council member Brown

    Friday, April 25 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-04-25 14:43:50 GMT
    Federal prosecutors say former D.C. council member Michael Brown should spend more than three years behind bars. The Washington Post reports federal lawyers are pushing for a 43 month sentence.
    Federal prosecutors say former D.C. council member Michael Brown should spend more than three years behind bars. The Washington Post reports federal lawyers are pushing for a 43 month sentence.
  • 44,000 voters registered in both Va. and Md., group finds

    44,000 voters registered in both Va. and Md., group finds

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:22:41 GMT
    Call it double-dipping, but a big error in voter registration has been exposed. FOX 5 has confirmed with a voter integrity group that 44,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland.
    Call it double-dipping, but a big error in voter registration has been exposed. FOX 5 has confirmed with a voter integrity group that 44,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland.
  • 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll

    136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:11:06 GMT
    President Barack Obama went 1-for-3 shooting basketballs at the White House Easter Egg Roll, an improvement over his 2013 performance, as he and first lady Michelle Obama applied a health and activity theme to the colorful annual springtime South Lawn ritual.
    President Barack Obama went 1-for-3 shooting basketballs at the White House Easter Egg Roll, an improvement over his 2013 performance, as he and first lady Michelle Obama applied a health and activity theme to the colorful annual springtime South Lawn ritual.
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:19:53 GMT
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.
  • DC Council sues mayor over budget autonomy law

    DC Council sues mayor over budget autonomy law

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:03:39 GMT
    The D.C. Council is suing Mayor Vincent Gray's office over a law that gives the city more control over its local budget. District voters approved a referendum in 2012 that allows the city to spend its local tax dollars without authorization by Congress. Gray supported the measure but said he had questions about its legality.
    The D.C. Council is suing Mayor Vincent Gray's office over a law that gives the city more control over its local budget. District voters approved a referendum in 2012 that allows the city to spend its local tax dollars without authorization by Congress. Gray supported the measure but said he had questions about its legality.
  • Md. Gov. O'Malley signs pot decriminalization bill

    Md. Gov. O'Malley signs pot decriminalization bill

    Monday, April 14 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-04-14 19:11:35 GMT
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, starting Oct. 1.
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, starting Oct. 1.
  • Video: Outgoing Secretary Sebelius missing pages during speech

    Video: Outgoing Secretary Sebelius missing pages during speech

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:10:27 GMT
    Outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius lost her place momentarily during her speech at a Rose Garden ceremony Friday morning, when she discovered a page from her speech was missing.
    Outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius lost her place momentarily during her speech at a Rose Garden ceremony Friday morning, when she discovered a page from her speech was missing.
  • Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

    Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-04-11 15:37:44 GMT
    President Barack Obama says he's nominating his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary. The Cabinet shuffle lets Obama put a new face on his new health care law.
    President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor aimed at helping the White House move past the political damage.
  • Md. customers accepting 'smart meters'

    Md. customers accepting 'smart meters'

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:43:46 GMT
    For the last couple of years, electric utilities in Maryland have been replacing conventional meters at the homes of residential customers with "smart meters." The new meters send wireless signals to the company, typically once a day.
    For the last couple of years, electric utilities in Maryland have been replacing conventional meters at the homes of residential customers with "smart meters." The new meters send wireless signals to the company, typically once a day.
  • Rep. Jim Moran loses bid to boost lawmakers' pay

    Rep. Jim Moran loses bid to boost lawmakers' pay

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:20:43 GMT
    A retiring congressman has lost his quixotic bid to give members of Congress $25 a day to help with their living expenses in Washington.
    A retiring congressman has lost his quixotic bid to give members of Congress $25 a day to help with their living expenses in Washington.
  • Md. lawmakers approve marijuana decriminalization, minimum wage increase

    Md. lawmakers approve marijuana decriminalization, minimum wage increase

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:59:55 GMT
    The Maryland General Assembly on Monday gave final approval to incremental increases in the state's minimum wage over several years to $10.10 by 2018 and to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession.
    The Maryland General Assembly on Monday gave final approval to incremental increases in the state's minimum wage over several years to $10.10 by 2018 and to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession.
  • Maryland passes distracted driving bill known as Jake's Law

    Maryland passes distracted driving bill known as Jake's Law

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:23:25 GMT
    A measure to increase penalties for distracted driving that cause serious accidents has been passed by the Maryland General Assembly.
    A measure to increase penalties for distracted driving that cause serious accidents has been passed by the Maryland General Assembly.
  • Md. lawmakers reach compromise on medical marijuana

    Md. lawmakers reach compromise on medical marijuana

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:19:36 GMT
    The House and Senate have reached a final agreement on plans to make medical marijuana more widely available.
    The House and Senate have reached a final agreement on plans to make medical marijuana more widely available.
  • Md. lawmakers approve minimum wage hike

    Md. lawmakers approve minimum wage hike

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:16:00 GMT
    The Maryland General Assembly has approved incremental increases to the minimum wage over several years. The House of Delegates voted 87-47 Monday to give final approval to increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8 in January.
    The Maryland General Assembly has approved incremental increases to the minimum wage over several years. The House of Delegates voted 87-47 Monday to give final approval to increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8 in January.
  • Streetcars at center of Arlington election

    Streetcars at center of Arlington election

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-04-04 21:57:50 GMT
    Voters in Arlington will decide Tuesday on whom to elect to a vacant seat on the County Board. And the proposed streetcar project for Columbia Pike has become a central part of the debate.
    Voters in Arlington will decide Tuesday on whom to elect to a vacant seat on the County Board. And the proposed streetcar project for Columbia Pike has become a central part of the debate.
  • Top 10 replacements for David Letterman ... featuring DC Mayor Vincent Gray!

    Top 10 replacements for David Letterman ... featuring DC Mayor Vincent Gray!

    Friday, April 4 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-04-04 20:58:16 GMT
    When David Letterman calls it quits in 2015, who will take over? You can't beat this list of Top 10 Letterman replacements featuring D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray!
    When David Letterman calls it quits in 2015, who will take over? You can't beat this list of Top 10 Letterman replacements featuring D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray!
  • Gray, Bowser meet for first time since election at Democratic unity breakfast

    Gray, Bowser meet for first time since election at Democratic unity breakfast

    Friday, April 4 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-04-04 17:01:50 GMT
    Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser met Friday for the first time since Bowser ‘s victory in the district’s Democratic primary election.
    Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser met Friday for the first time since Bowser ‘s victory in the district’s Democratic primary election.
  • DC Mayor Vincent Gray unhappy about loss, undecided on supporting Bowser

    DC Mayor Vincent Gray unhappy about loss, undecided on supporting Bowser

    Thursday, April 3 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-04-03 21:01:28 GMT
    It has been two days since Vincent Gray's defeat in the D.C. Democratic mayoral primary. For the first time, we are hearing how he really feels about losing to Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser.
    It has been two days since Vincent Gray's defeat in the D.C. Democratic mayoral primary. For the first time, we are hearing how he really feels about losing to Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser.
  • DC mayoral nominee can't breeze to victory

    DC mayoral nominee can't breeze to victory

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-02 22:15:30 GMT
    Muriel Bowser's decisive victory in the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city's eighth mayor, but she can't expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees have in four decades of mayoral elections.
    Muriel Bowser's decisive victory in the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city's eighth mayor, but she can't expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees have in four decades of mayoral elections.
  • Lawmakers accuse GM of possible criminal cover-up

    Lawmakers accuse GM of possible criminal cover-up

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-04-02 20:09:21 GMT
    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill accused General Motors of a potentially criminal cover-up of its defective ignition switches and fumed at the lack of answers from its new CEO during a second day of hearings Wednesday into why GM waited a decade to recall cars with the deadly flaw.
    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill accused General Motors of a potentially criminal cover-up of its defective ignition switches and fumed at the lack of answers from its new CEO during a second day of hearings Wednesday into why GM waited a decade to recall cars with the deadly flaw.
  • Graham, Wells out of DC council after defeats

    Graham, Wells out of DC council after defeats

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-04-02 16:34:10 GMT
    Two D.C. council members are out of jobs. Ward One council member Jim Graham was handily defeated by political newcomer Brianne Nadeau.
    Two D.C. council members are out of jobs. Ward One council member Jim Graham was handily defeated by political newcomer Brianne Nadeau.
  • Voting machines lead to delay in DC primary results

    Voting machines lead to delay in DC primary results

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-04-02 04:17:30 GMT
    District of Columbia elections officials say some problems with electronic voting machines have led to a delay in reporting results from the city's Democratic mayoral primary.
    District of Columbia elections officials say some problems with electronic voting machines have led to a delay in reporting results from the city's Democratic mayoral primary.
  • DC mayor seeks second term as Tuesday primary arrives

    DC mayor seeks second term as Tuesday primary arrives

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-04-02 02:13:55 GMT
    The embattled mayor of the nation's capital sought a second term Tuesday, with many voters weighing praise for his performance in office against a federal investigation of his 2010 campaign that has cloaked the incumbent in scandal.
    The embattled mayor of the nation's capital sought a second term Tuesday, with many voters weighing praise for his performance in office against a federal investigation of his 2010 campaign that has cloaked the incumbent in scandal.
  • Congress demands answers on delay in GM recall

    Congress demands answers on delay in GM recall

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-04-01 20:30:03 GMT
    The piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers investigating why the company took 10 years to recall cars with the flaw.
    The piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers investigating why the company took 10 years to recall cars with the flaw.
  • Deeds: 'Real work lies ahead' on mental health

    Deeds: 'Real work lies ahead' on mental health

    Monday, March 31 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-03-31 23:47:56 GMT
    R. Creigh Deeds, the Virginia state senator whose mentally ill adult son attacked him before killing himself, called mental health reform he helped push through the state's General Assembly in the wake of the tragedy "incremental change."
    R. Creigh Deeds, the Virginia state senator whose mentally ill adult son attacked him before killing himself, called mental health reform he helped push through the state's General Assembly in the wake of the tragedy "incremental change."
  • DC Mayor Vincent Gray signs pot decriminalization bill

    DC Mayor Vincent Gray signs pot decriminalization bill

    Monday, March 31 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-03-31 23:28:21 GMT
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana.
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana.
  • Va. inspector general report issued in Deeds case

    Va. inspector general report issued in Deeds case

    Thursday, March 27 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-03-27 23:11:53 GMT
    A report shows state investigators found no evidence a state mental health official tried to contact two facilities that had room to admit state Sen. Creigh Deeds' son hours before he attacked the senator and then killed himself.
    A report shows state investigators found no evidence a state mental health official tried to contact two facilities that had room to admit state Sen. Creigh Deeds' son hours before he attacked the senator and then killed himself.
  • Obama, Pope Francis find common ground -- and divisions

    Obama, Pope Francis find common ground -- and divisions

    Thursday, March 27 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-03-27 23:05:39 GMT
    Face to face for the first time, President Barack Obama and Pope Francis focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor on Thursday. But their lengthy private discussion also highlighted the deep differences between the White House and the Catholic Church on abortion and birth control.
    Face to face for the first time, President Barack Obama and Pope Francis focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor on Thursday. But their lengthy private discussion also highlighted the deep differences between the White House and the Catholic Church on abortion and birth control.
  • Amid scandal, some seek alternative to DC mayor

    Amid scandal, some seek alternative to DC mayor

    Thursday, March 27 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-03-27 21:00:48 GMT
    The defining moment of a bizarre election season in the nation's capital wasn't provided by Mayor Vincent Gray or any of the seven Democrats trying to unseat him in next week's primary. Instead, it came from the city's top prosecutor.
    The defining moment of a bizarre election season in the nation's capital wasn't provided by Mayor Vincent Gray or any of the seven Democrats trying to unseat him in next week's primary. Instead, it came from the city's top prosecutor.
  • Negative attack ads, websites in full force in DC mayoral race

    Negative attack ads, websites in full force in DC mayoral race

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-03-26 23:29:18 GMT
    The candidates for mayor in D.C.’s upcoming primary are now in the home stretch. Election Day is next Tuesday and things are getting dirty.
    The candidates for mayor in D.C.’s upcoming primary are now in the home stretch. Election Day is next Tuesday and things are getting dirty.
  • Ex-Virginia governor, wife request separate trials

    Ex-Virginia governor, wife request separate trials

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-03-26 19:48:46 GMT
    Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have asked a federal judge to order separate trials in their public corruption case.
    Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have asked a federal judge to order separate trials in their public corruption case.
  • 3 Secret Service agents sent home for disciplinary reasons before Obama trip

    3 Secret Service agents sent home for disciplinary reasons before Obama trip

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-03-26 03:49:31 GMT
    The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.
    The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.
  • Obama administration grants extra time to enroll for health care

    Obama administration grants extra time to enroll for health care

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-03-26 02:38:08 GMT
    People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.
    People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.
  • Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell seeks dismissal of corruption charges

    Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell seeks dismissal of corruption charges

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-03-26 00:43:48 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is asking a federal judge to dismiss most of the charges he and his wife face in a public corruption case.
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is asking a federal judge to dismiss most of the charges he and his wife face in a public corruption case.
  • DC mayor signs senior property tax exemption

    DC mayor signs senior property tax exemption

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-03-25 20:21:42 GMT
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that exempts certain longtime city residents from paying property taxes.
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that exempts certain longtime city residents from paying property taxes.
  • Obama orders new round of sanctions on Russia

    Obama orders new round of sanctions on Russia

    Thursday, March 20 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-03-20 20:36:49 GMT
    Seeking to intensify pressure on Russia, President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded U.S. economic sanctions against Moscow over its actions in Ukraine, targeting President Vladimir Putin's chief of staff and 19 other individuals as well as a Russian bank that provides them support.
    Seeking to intensify pressure on Russia, President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded U.S. economic sanctions against Moscow over its actions in Ukraine, targeting President Vladimir Putin's chief of staff and 19 other individuals as well as a Russian bank that provides them support.
  • Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoes first bill

    Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoes first bill

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-03-19 20:00:49 GMT
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed his first piece of legislation.
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed his first piece of legislation.
  • Marion Barry endorses DC Mayor Vincent Gray amid federal probe

    Marion Barry endorses DC Mayor Vincent Gray amid federal probe

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-03-19 19:54:21 GMT
    Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry says Mayor Vincent Gray should be re-elected because of his experience and track record, and he brushed off concerns about a federal investigation of Gray's 2010 campaign, saying, "I know about how U.S. attorneys work."
    Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry says Mayor Vincent Gray should be re-elected because of his experience and track record, and he brushed off concerns about a federal investigation of Gray's 2010 campaign, saying, "I know about how U.S. attorneys work."
  • Marion Barry to endorse embattled DC Mayor Vincent Gray

    Marion Barry to endorse embattled DC Mayor Vincent Gray

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-03-18 23:50:46 GMT
    Embattled District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is getting a boost from the man dubbed the city's "Mayor-for-Life."
    Embattled District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is getting a boost from the man dubbed the city's "Mayor-for-Life."
  • Judge denies ex-Virginia governor's motion

    Judge denies ex-Virginia governor's motion

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-03-18 20:18:27 GMT
    A federal judge denied a request Tuesday by the defense team of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, to limit prosecutors' involvement in a civil case against the government's key witness, the latest in a string of failed motions by the defense team.
    A federal judge denied a request Tuesday by the defense team of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, to limit prosecutors' involvement in a civil case against the government's key witness, the latest in a string of failed motions by the defense team.
  • DC Council to weigh special-education overhaul

    DC Council to weigh special-education overhaul

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-03-18 20:15:18 GMT
    A D.C. councilmember says special education is facing a crisis in the nation's capital and has introduced legislation intended to overhaul the system and improve student outcomes.
    A D.C. councilmember says special education is facing a crisis in the nation's capital and has introduced legislation intended to overhaul the system and improve student outcomes.
  • Early voting begins in DC mayoral race

    Early voting begins in DC mayoral race

    Monday, March 17 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-03-17 19:44:52 GMT
    Voters are getting their first chance to cast ballots in a scandal-marred race for District of Columbia mayor.
    Voters are getting their first chance to cast ballots in a scandal-marred race for District of Columbia mayor.
  • Marion Barry unsure whether DC mayor Gray can win re-election

    Marion Barry unsure whether DC mayor Gray can win re-election

    Friday, March 14 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-03-15 03:13:37 GMT
    Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry says he's not sure whether Mayor Vincent Gray can win re-election amid allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about an illegal "shadow campaign" in 2010.
    Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry says he's not sure whether Mayor Vincent Gray can win re-election amid allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about an illegal "shadow campaign" in 2010.
  • Ex-Va. Gov Bob McDonnell seeks FDA, SEC files on likely witness

    Ex-Va. Gov Bob McDonnell seeks FDA, SEC files on likely witness

    Friday, March 14 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-03-14 20:11:15 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's attorneys are seeking documents from two federal agencies that they hope to use to attack the credibility of the government's expected star witness in his public corruption case.
    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's attorneys are seeking documents from two federal agencies that they hope to use to attack the credibility of the government's expected star witness in his public corruption case.
  • Mayoral candidates say federal probe is hurting DC

    Mayoral candidates say federal probe is hurting DC

    Thursday, March 13 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-03-14 01:29:54 GMT
    Rivals to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray say the city is suffering because of the federal investigation of the mayor's 2010 campaign.
    Rivals to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray say the city is suffering because of the federal investigation of the mayor's 2010 campaign.
  • Zuckerberg voices frustration with Obama over NSA

    Zuckerberg voices frustration with Obama over NSA

    Thursday, March 13 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-03-13 22:16:17 GMT
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the U.S. government's surveillance programs.
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he has called President Barack Obama to express his frustration over what he says is long-lasting damage caused by the U.S. government's surveillance programs.
  • New Hampshire House supports DC voting rights

    New Hampshire House supports DC voting rights

    Thursday, March 13 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-03-13 21:42:45 GMT
    New Hampshire's House of Representatives has voted to support voting rights for residents of the District of Columbia.
    New Hampshire's House of Representatives has voted to support voting rights for residents of the District of Columbia.
  • Md. Del. Mizeur plans rally on marijuana reform bills

    Md. Del. Mizeur plans rally on marijuana reform bills

    Thursday, March 13 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-03-13 19:31:47 GMT
    A state delegate who's running for governor is planning a rally with marijuana reform advocates before she urges other lawmakers to decriminalize the drug.
    A state delegate who's running for governor is planning a rally with marijuana reform advocates before she urges other lawmakers to decriminalize the drug.
  • Obama calls for a 'rethinking' on Crimea vote

    Obama calls for a 'rethinking' on Crimea vote

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-03-12 22:07:55 GMT
    Counting down to a high-stakes Crimean referendum, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. would "completely reject" a vote opening the door for the strategic Ukrainian peninsula to join Russia if the election goes ahead on Sunday. Adding pressure on Russia, the Senate advanced a package of potentially tough economic sanctions against Moscow.
    Counting down to a high-stakes Crimean referendum, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. would "completely reject" a vote opening the door for the strategic Ukrainian peninsula to join Russia if the election goes ahead on Sunday. Adding pressure on Russia, the Senate advanced a package of potentially tough economic sanctions against Moscow.
  • Councilmember David Catania running for DC mayor

    Councilmember David Catania running for DC mayor

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-03-12 21:23:34 GMT
    At-large D.C. councilmember David Catania, once a Republican, is the latest candidate to run for mayor of Washington. Visiting election headquarters Wednesday morning, Catania has filed paperwork to run as an independent in November's general election.
    At-large D.C. councilmember David Catania, once a Republican, is the latest candidate to run for mayor of Washington. Visiting election headquarters Wednesday morning, Catania has filed paperwork to run as an independent in November's general election.
  • Minor change to DC Height Act advances in House

    Minor change to DC Height Act advances in House

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-03-12 20:29:15 GMT
    A House committee has approved a minor change to the century-old law that bans skyscrapers in the nation's capital.
    A House committee has approved a minor change to the century-old law that bans skyscrapers in the nation's capital.
  • Treasurer for former DC councilmember charged with stealing from campaign

    Treasurer for former DC councilmember charged with stealing from campaign

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-03-12 19:36:26 GMT
    The campaign treasurer for a former D.C. councilmember has been indicted on charges of stealing $115,000 from a campaign account.
    The campaign treasurer for a former D.C. councilmember has been indicted on charges of stealing $115,000 from a campaign account.
  • Despite scandal, Mayor Gray makes pitch for 2nd term at 'State of the District'

    Despite scandal, Mayor Gray makes pitch for 2nd term at 'State of the District'

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-03-12 01:57:23 GMT
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit from allegations that he led a "shadow campaign" with a convicted donor nicknamed "Uncle Earl."
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit from allegations that he led a "shadow campaign" with a convicted donor nicknamed "Uncle Earl."
  • Senator: CIA improperly searched computer network

    Senator: CIA improperly searched computer network

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-03-11 20:12:48 GMT
    The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA Tuesday of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture in terror investigations during the Bush administration.
    The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA Tuesday of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture in terror investigations during the Bush administration.
  • David Catania to run for DC mayor as independent

    David Catania to run for DC mayor as independent

    Monday, March 10 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-03-11 02:16:02 GMT
    Councilmember David Catania will be the latest District of Columbia politician to enter the race for mayor.
    Councilmember David Catania will be the latest District of Columbia politician to enter the race for mayor.
  • Maryland Transit: Holocaust reparations bill jeopardizes rail funding

    Maryland Transit: Holocaust reparations bill jeopardizes rail funding

    Monday, March 10 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-03-10 22:39:07 GMT
    Legal problems could arise if Maryland tries to force a French rail company to pay reparations to Holocaust victims, rather than leaving negotiations to the U.S. government.
    Legal problems could arise if Maryland tries to force a French rail company to pay reparations to Holocaust victims, rather than leaving negotiations to the U.S. government.
  • Md. considers banning sale of energy drinks to minors

    Md. considers banning sale of energy drinks to minors

    Friday, March 7 2014 6:27 PM EST2014-03-07 23:27:04 GMT
    Should minors be forbidden from buying (or consuming) “energy drinks?” The Maryland legislature is currently considering a bill that would do that.
    Should minors be forbidden from buying (or consuming) “energy drinks?” The Maryland legislature is currently considering a bill that would do that.
  • Former IRS official refuses to testify at hearing

    Former IRS official refuses to testify at hearing

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:36 PM EST2014-03-06 01:36:23 GMT
    The former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the controversy over the agency's targeting of conservative groups once again refused to answer questions at a House hearing Wednesday.
    The former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the controversy over the agency's targeting of conservative groups once again refused to answer questions at a House hearing Wednesday amid signs that a congressional investigation into the affair may be stalling.
  • Marion Barry released from rehab facility

    Marion Barry released from rehab facility

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 6:28 PM EST2014-03-05 23:28:32 GMT
    Former District of Columbia mayor and current councilman Marion Barry has been released from a center where he spent 16 days trying to regain his mobility.
    Former District of Columbia mayor and current councilman Marion Barry has been released from a center where he spent 16 days trying to regain his mobility.
  • Boehner: Congress will 'look at' DC pot decriminalization bill

    Boehner: Congress will 'look at' DC pot decriminalization bill

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 3:43 PM EST2014-03-05 20:43:19 GMT
    House Speaker John Boehner says he's sure Congress will look at a law passed by the D.C. Council that decriminalizes possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
    House Speaker John Boehner says he's sure Congress will look at a law passed by the D.C. Council that decriminalizes possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.
  • Mayor Gray wants Secret Service changes after gridlock

    Mayor Gray wants Secret Service changes after gridlock

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 3:23 PM EST2014-03-05 20:23:58 GMT
    Mayor Vincent Gray is calling for changes to Secret Service protocols for visiting dignitaries to avoid downtown gridlock.
    Mayor Vincent Gray is calling for changes to Secret Service protocols for visiting dignitaries to avoid downtown gridlock.
  • Obama budget would give DC more autonomy

    Obama budget would give DC more autonomy

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 7:01 PM EST2014-03-05 00:01:21 GMT
    The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress says President Barack Obama's budget proposal would give the district some long-sought freedom over local affairs.
    The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress says President Barack Obama's budget proposal would give the district some long-sought freedom over local affairs.
  • Obama's budget: Election-year themes to rally Dems

    Obama's budget: Election-year themes to rally Dems

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 6:51 PM EST2014-03-04 23:51:09 GMT
    President Barack Obama's election-year budget seeks to rally fellow Democrats with new help for the working poor and fresh money for road-building, education and research. It also pulls back from controversial cuts to Social Security that had been designed to lure Republicans to the bargaining table.
    President Barack Obama's election-year budget seeks to rally fellow Democrats with new help for the working poor and fresh money for road-building, education and research. It also pulls back from controversial cuts to Social Security that had been designed to lure Republicans to the bargaining table.
  • DC Council votes to decriminalize pot possession

    DC Council votes to decriminalize pot possession

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 4:30 PM EST2014-03-04 21:30:15 GMT
    Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana would no longer be a criminal offense in the nation's capital under a bill approved by the D.C. Council.
    Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana would no longer be a criminal offense in the nation's capital under a bill approved by the D.C. Council.
  • Official looking into attack on Va. senator Creigh Deeds resigns

    Official looking into attack on Va. senator Creigh Deeds resigns

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 3:49 PM EST2014-03-04 20:49:06 GMT
    Citing interference, the lead investigator of the events that led to an attack on a Virginia state senator by his son has resigned.
    Citing interference, the lead investigator of the events that led to an attack on a Virginia state senator by his son has resigned.
  • Pro-Russian forces fire warning shots in Ukraine as as Kerry heads to Kiev

    Pro-Russian forces fire warning shots in Ukraine as as Kerry heads to Kiev

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 4:57 AM EST2014-03-04 09:57:44 GMT
    Pro-Russian troops fired warning shots at around 300 Ukrainian soldiers protesting at a military airfield in the Crimea, as Secretary of State John Kerry was on his way to Kiev in an expression of support for Ukraine's sovereignty.
    Pro-Russian troops fired warning shots at around 300 Ukrainian soldiers protesting at a military airfield in the Crimea, as Secretary of State John Kerry was on his way to Kiev in an expression of support for Ukraine's sovereignty.
  • Obama could pull Russia trip amid Ukraine tumult

    Obama could pull Russia trip amid Ukraine tumult

    Friday, February 28 2014 8:21 PM EST2014-03-01 01:21:16 GMT
    U.S. officials said Friday that President Barack Obama may scrap plans to attend an international summit in Russia this summer and could also halt discussions on deepening trade ties with Moscow, raising specific possible consequences if Russia should intervene in Ukraine. Obama himself bluntly warned of unspecified "costs" for Russia.
    U.S. officials said Friday that President Barack Obama may scrap plans to attend an international summit in Russia this summer and could also halt discussions on deepening trade ties with Moscow, raising specific possible consequences if Russia should intervene in Ukraine. Obama himself bluntly warned of unspecified "costs" for Russia.
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  • US family grieving over new beheading video

    US family grieving over new beheading video

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:52:52 GMT
    A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants.
    A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants.
  • Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

    Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:52:47 GMT
    President Barack Obama is telling the people of West Africa that stopping the spread of Ebola won't be easy, but "we know how to do it."
    President Barack Obama is telling the people of West Africa that stopping the spread of Ebola won't be easy, but "we know how to do it."
  • Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

    Pakistan lawmakers back premier amid mass protests

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:44:33 GMT
    Pakistan's parliament has convened over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remain camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding the resignation of...
    Pakistan's lawmakers rallied behind the country's embattled prime minister Tuesday in an emergency session, even as thousands of protesters remained camped outside of parliament demanding his ouster.
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