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Editorial: Jeffrey Thompson’s guilty plea reveals a plot that subverted D.C. democracy

WHAT IS the District scandal really about? It is not, as it might seem, a simple tale of skirting campaign finance laws. It is more fundamental and more insidious. D.C. businessman Jeffrey E. Thompson, having amassed great wealth from government contracts, illegally used some of...
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Editorial: California’s egg law faces an uphill legal fight — unless Congress steps in

CALIFORNIA WAS the first state to crack down on tailpipe emissions and the first to establish a comprehensive in-state greenhouse gas program. Now it is positioning itself as a national leader on animal rights — if, that is, its move to give hens more cage room survives a legal...

Russia’s aggressive behavior can’t go unchecked by the U.S.

Robert Menendez, a Democrat, represents New Jersey in the Senate, where he chairs the Foreign Relations Committee. The Russian invasion and occupation of parts of Ukraine is the most recent example in a series of events involving disruptive Russian behavior throughout the world....

Milbank: Allegations of CIA spying on the Senate deserve investigation

President Obama’s foes have been trying for years to uncover scandal in his administration. But the most damning allegation of wrongdoing was leveled on the Senate floor Tuesday morning — by a friend. California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate...
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Editorial: California’s egg law faces an uphill legal fight — unless Congress steps in

CALIFORNIA WAS the first state to crack down on tailpipe emissions and the first to establish a comprehensive in-state greenhouse gas program. Now it is positioning itself as a national leader on animal rights — if, that is, its move to give hens more cage room survives a legal...

Russia’s aggressive behavior can’t go unchecked by the U.S.

Robert Menendez, a Democrat, represents New Jersey in the Senate, where he chairs the Foreign Relations Committee. The Russian invasion and occupation of parts of Ukraine is the most recent example in a series of events involving disruptive Russian behavior throughout the world....

Milbank: Allegations of CIA spying on the Senate deserve investigation

President Obama’s foes have been trying for years to uncover scandal in his administration. But the most damning allegation of wrongdoing was leveled on the Senate floor Tuesday morning — by a friend. California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate...

Marcus: What the Duke porn-star student shows us about our degraded culture

To read about the Duke University freshman turned adult-film star is to feel nostalgic for the bygone age of dormitory parietals that barred the opposite sex from visiting the rooms of well-brought-up young ladies. Of course, such rules are an outmoded relic. Yet their demise...

Parker: President Obama’s unbecoming appearance

I must need to smoke pot. How else to explain why I wasn’t getting President Obama’s interview on “Between Two Ferns,” the Web show hosted by Zach Galifianakis of “The Hangover” fame? Or perhaps I needed a hangover, which isn’t likely to happen during these...

Ex-Ohio Poll Worker Gets Early Release From Prison

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Ohio poll worker sentenced to five years in prison for voting illegally on behalf of other people has been released from prison after less than a year behind bars. Melowese Richardson of Madisonville was released Tuesday after her attorney says she gave...