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Bomb Squad Destroys Pressure Cooker Near Capitol

The pressure cooker was found in an unattended vehicle on the National Mall on Sunday, and the vehicle’s owner was arrested, the Capitol Police said.

1:19 AM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Women Describe Their Struggles With Gender Roles in Military

Asked in 2014 to share their experiences, female soldiers and veterans talked about serving where “a lot of respect slips through the cracks.”

May 24 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

New York Real Estate Executive With ‘Access to Politicians’ Is at Center of Scandals

Charles C. Dorego, general counsel for Glenwood Management, figures prominently in federal criminal complaints against Sheldon Silver and Dean G. Skelos that ...

May 24 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

While at War, Female Soldiers Fight to Belong

Even as women distinguish themselves as enlisted soldiers, many struggle with depression and a sense of alienation in an intensely male military world.

May 24 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Carly Fiorina Talks, Iowa Swoons, as Polls Shrug

Republicans in Iowa are starting to swoon over Ms. Fiorina, a former Silicon Valley executive who is mostly unknown in much of the country.

May 24 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Obama Weighs Strategy as Data Laws Run Out

The Obama administration is reconsidering its counterterrorism initiatives as three laws that allow for surveillance of citizens and suspected terrorists are ...

May 24 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Letter From Washington: On the Campaign Trail, Pain Is Often Self-Inflicted

Presidential campaigns usually aren’t sunk by major policy mistakes or the attacks of an opponent. They result from unforced errors.

May 24 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Rand Paul Using Holiday Break to Stir Opposition to Patriot Act Provisions

With key provisions of the Patriot Act in limbo, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky hopes to use the weeklong congressional break to stir grassroots opposition to ...

May 24 WASHINGTON WIRE (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

U.S. Defense Secretary Blames Iraqi Forces for ISIS Victory in Ramadi

In some of the administration’s strongest remarks yet, Ashton B. Carter said Iraqi troops “failed to fight,” blaming them for a retreat that led to the fall of ...

May 24 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

John Kasich 'proud' of Cleveland protests

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hailing Cleveland example of how a city can peacefully protest during times of racial unrest, in this case in the wake of the ...

May 24 CNN POLITICS