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Editorial: How can the District justify taking so long to report election results?

AT 9:36 p.m. Tuesday, we called the spokeswoman at the D.C. Board of Elections to inquire after the problem that had led to zero reported results, more than an hour and a half after the polls closed in an election in which turnout was reported to be historically lo...

Milbank: GOP candidates kiss up to billionaire Sheldon Adelson

Who wants to marry a billionaire? John Kasich does. So do Scott Walker, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush. When Sheldon Adelson, the world’s eighth-richest person, according to Forbes, let it be known that he was looking for a Republican candidate to back in the 2016 presidential...

Marcus: Free Jonathan Pollard

“A Dupont Circle neighbor said he seemed ‘more like a nerd than a spy.’ “The rabbi of the South Bend, Ind., temple where he was bar mitzvahed described him as an ‘outstanding scholar and your prototype all-American boy.’ ” Ruth Marcus An editorial writer specializing...

Parker: Anticipating November, Democrats act desperately

H.L. Mencken gets a workout in election years when voters are reminded by pundits of the curmudgeon’s observation that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. Mean. But true? If you’re a Democratic strategist, this seems to be...

Ignatius: A tortured debate between Congress and the CIA

It has been an unlikely Washington feud, pitting a determined Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the implacable chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, long regarded as a supporter of the CIA, against the agency’s equally stubborn director, John Brennan. The culmination of the...
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Editorial: Metro’s fiscal controls have apparently gone off the rails

FEDERAL FUNDS comprise almost $500 million of Metro’s overall $3 billion budget, including nearly half the money it spends annually on projects to expand and upgrade its rail system, the second-largest municipal system in the country. Since it relies so heavily on the feds,...
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Editorial: Offering Jonathan Pollard’s release in Mideast peace talks is premature

THE OBAMA administration’s Middle East diplomacy has degenerated from a bid to conclude a final Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement this month to an attempt to win agreement on a preliminary “framework” to a desperate race to prevent the talks from collapsing. According to...

Blaze damages Hancock County buildings

 WEST INDEPENDENCE — Fire damaged buildings in Hancock County’s Biglick Township  on Tuesday afternoon. The blaze damaged a garage, a stone building and a shed at 7138 Biglick Township 258, west of West Independence. The property is insured, according to the Washington Township...

Fire strikes Biglick Township residence

ALVADA — A fire damaged a Biglick Township home Tuesday afternoon. The fire struck a garage, stone building and shed at 7138 Big Lick Township 258. The property is insured, according to the Washington Township Fire Department. Jody Ewing owns the home, according to auditor’s...

Hancock County may sue over courthouse work

Frustrated with renovation work to the third floor of the courthouse, Hancock County officials are considering a lawsuit. The commissioners moved into closed executive session this afternoon to discuss the problems with judges Joseph Niemeyer and Reginald Routson, representatives...