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DoD's helicopter modernization program a testbed for open architecture

The Defense Department has professed a belief in open systems architectures for years, but has had trouble translating its stated policy preferences into ...

3:26 AM ET FEDERAL NEWS RADIO

Two can live as cheaply as one if …

Some federal couples try to save money by each purchasing a self-only plan. The total premium will be less, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, but that ...

2:00 AM ET FEDERAL NEWS RADIO

Obama Faces Protests in Chicago That Immigration Plan Is Too Meager

Expecting a receptive audience, President Obama instead pared down a speech in Chicago on his immigration overhaul as protesters shouted for even more relief.

November 25 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

After Ferguson Announcement, a Racial Divide Remains Over Views of Justice

Although whites and blacks have much more contact than they did decades ago, it appears that in some ways they go home to different worlds.

November 25 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

National Briefing | Washington: Schumer Criticizes Timing of Affordable Care Act

Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, said Tuesday that it was a political mistake to pass the Affordable Care Act in 2010 because voters were ...

November 25 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

On Twitter, Obama Loyalists Counter Schumer on Health Law

Obama aides and former staffers pushed back hard against Chuck Schumer on Tuesday — taking to Twitter to upbraid the veteran New York lawmaker for his comments ...

November 25 WASHINGTON WIRE (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

White House Memo: Hagel’s Departure Bears Little Likeness to Rumsfeld’s Removal

Despite similar timing, after a disastrous midterm election, the exit of President Obama’s defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, did not represent the same kind of ...

November 25 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Obama's balancing act on race

President Barack Obama -- who once famously declared "there is not a black America and a white America" -- is again feeling his way through a volatile debate ...

November 25 CNN POLITICS

Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

The regulation would be the latest in a series of E.P.A. controls on air pollution that wafts from smokestacks and tailpipes, and would probably set off a ...

November 25 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Obama Threatens to Veto $440 Billion Tax Deal

The president, saying that an emerging agreement to extend a number of existing tax cuts favored corporations over the middle class, delivered a setback to ...

November 25 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS