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Annapolis Hosts Croquet Showdown (Video)

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:40am
Croquet is generally seen as a old-fashioned backyard lawn sport. However, for the residents of Annapolis, Md., it has become an annual interscholastic sporting tradition.

5 Things Northwestern Is Telling Other Football Schools About Unions

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:29am
Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro has been fielding questions from colleagues from around the country in recent weeks, and he answered some in a letter to other presidents of football schools.

O’Malley on 2016: Democrats Could Use Real Contest

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:06am
Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, a two-term Democrat, suggested in an interview that the party would be better served if Mrs. Clinton were to face some competition along the way.

WashWire Daily Brief: Unrest Roils Eastern Ukraine, Putin Tests Obama, Senate GOP Seeks Truce With Tea Party

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:30am
The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Putin’s Pain Threshold Presents Sanctions Dilemma

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:00am
What do you do when the person you seek to punish is willing to endure more pain than the person doing the punishing? That may be the odd question President Barack Obama is about to confront in the showdown with Russia over its behavior toward Ukraine.

Social Security Halts Controversial Practice Used to Collect Old Debts

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:37pm
The Social Security Administration said it is halting its controversial practice of collecting old debts by withholding tax refunds, including from relatives of beneficiaries whose families received overpayments.

Joe Biden to Attend World Cup in Brazil

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:08pm
The White House announced that Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Brazil in June to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Loan Program That Boosted Tesla Faces New Scrutiny

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:46pm
A week after the Department of Energy announced it was revamping a troubled clean-energy loan program for fuel-efficient cars, government auditors suggested the program be targeted for extinction.

Boehner Visits Afghanistan as Part of Trip Focused on National Security

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 10:21am
House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) and a group of senior House Republicans visited Afghanistan Sunday and Monday to assess the country’s political progress during its presidential elections.

Obama Reflects on Kansas Shooting at Easter Prayer Breakfast

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:37am
President Obama on Monday, reflecting on Easter and the shooting this weekend at a Jewish community center and a retirement home in a Kansas City suburb, said, "Nobody should have to worry about their security when gathering with their fellow believers."

Seib Video: What to Expect in Ukraine Negotiations

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:06am
Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains the four things to watch as negotiations over what do do about the Ukrainian crisis unfold.

WashWire Daily Brief: GOP Governors Run on Recovery, Obama’s Red Line With Russia

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:58am
The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Obama Faces Red Line With Russia

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:07am
The crisis in Ukraine is moving at a pace that could place a problem that ranks low in the minds of Americans, and some West Wing aides, high on the White House's list of political issues that could ensnare the president this election year.

Top Democrat Dings GOP on Race

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 9:43am
Democratic Rep. Steve Israel said Sunday that “not all” of his Republican colleagues are racist, but he sees evidence of racism among GOP voters.

Criticized by Obama, Senate Candidate Defends Fair-Pay Stance

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 5:29pm
Criticized by the president for her stance on equal-pay policy, Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land of Michigan said she supports the principle of equal pay for women but would have voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act debated in the Senate this week.

Sunday Talk Preview: Ukraine, Sebelius, Boston

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 3:50pm
The latest on the turmoil in Ukraine, the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are likely to be the focus of this Sunday’s political talk shows. Here are the lineups, as compiled by the Associated Press.

Fundraising Boost for Embattled Senate Democrats

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:12pm
Democratic incumbents facing tough re-election battles ended the first quarter of 2014 with a financial advantage over their likely Republican opponents, some of whom still face primaries to win the GOP nomination.

Policy Divides Over Union Elections on Display at NLRB

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:59pm
Political and workplace divides over labor policy were on display at the National Labor Relations Board’s Washington headquarters this week, where the board held a hearing to examine its proposal to streamline and speed union-organizing elections in the private sector.

Harvard Reunion, Class of 1987? Nope, Obama’s Cabinet

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:44pm
If White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell is confirmed as secretary of Health and Human Services, she will be the third member of Harvard College’s Class of 1987 to join President Barack Obama’s cabinet.

NSA Says It Wasn’t Previously Aware of Heartbleed

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 4:23pm
The National Security Agency denied that it previously knew of the Heartbleed bug, calling reports that it or any part of the U.S. government were aware before April "wrong."