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Veteran journalist, educator Michael Shanahan dies

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Washington University about the business he loved, died Saturday.

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.

Flamboyant and flawed former DC mayor dies

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and congressional lawmakers mourned the death Sunday of Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.,’s flamboyant and flawed former four-term mayor whose political career survived a highly-publicized 1990 drug arrest after he was caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine.

Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

An admiral linked by Navy investigators to counterfeit casino chips denied Sunday that he played any role in making them.

Obama: Americans want ‘new car smell’ in 2016

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

President Barack Obama said in an interview Sunday that he’s not sure what role he will play in the 2016 race for the White House because American people will want that “new car smell” when it comes to the campaign for his sucessor that has already begun.

Congress members mourn death of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Congressional lawmakers Sunday mourned the death of Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.,’s powerful, popular, and polarizing former four-term mayor whose political career survived a highly-publicized 1990 drug arrest after he was caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine.

Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

President Barack Obama says voters want a "new car smell" in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "a great president."

Jindal seen as liability for GOP candidate Cassidy

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

In the still-unfolding Louisiana Senate race, when Republican Bill Cassidy wants to hurt Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's standing, he suggests that a vote for her is a vote for unpopular President Barack Obama.

A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

| |Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado.

Rhodes scholars for class of 2015 announced

|Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

The Rhodes Trust says 32 U.S. men and women have been named Rhodes scholars and will enter Oxford University next October.