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October 17, 2013 |
Sara Fritz, an award-winning journalist who covered politics on Capitol Hill for more than three decades, including 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, died Wednesday in Washington, D.C. She was 68. Fritz developed a lung infection after successful hip surgery and was hospitalized for more than month, said her husband, James A. Kidney. She was removed from life support at George Washington University Hospital after her family and doctors agreed she would not recover from the debilitating infection.
October 10, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- In the contentious Virginia gubernatorial race, which has been dominated by accusations and counter-accusations of unsavory business dealings, the campaigns are constantly accusing one another of spreading false information. But on Wednesday night, it was not a campaign, but a major national news organization that put out the wrong facts. The Associated Press published a story that threatened to be extremely damaging to the campaign of Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who enjoys a comfortable lead in the polls.
October 7, 2013 |
Justice Antonin Scalia sat for a revealing interview with New York Magazine that is being variously described as “weird,” “bizarro” and proof that Scalia is a terrible man. A lot of what Scalia has to say won't come as a surprise to anyone who has followed his career or read his opinions. He thinks that not every stupid law is unconstitutional. He believes the Constitution should be interpreted according to its original meaning. He's adamant that he was right not to sit out a case involving his duck-hunting buddy Dick Cheney.
September 18, 2013 |
Bud Selig insists he will retire as baseball's commissioner after next season. He says he might like to teach college classes, to study history, to write his memoirs. He could be a distinguished guest speaker in just about any college class -- except, perhaps, at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Frank McCourt, who sold the Dodgers for a record $2.15 billion last year, has donated $100 million toward the school, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
September 7, 2013 |
Amid reports this summer of the National Security Agency's accessing troves of private communications, technology companies have sought to distance themselves from allegations of cooperation with government authorities, while reassuring users that their information is safe. The latest chapter in the face-off between the government intelligence apparatus and technology companies emerged last week with reports that the NSA was working, often successfully, to undermine encryption technology.
August 28, 2013 |
We knew quarterback Robert Griffin III could score, and now we know he's a great rebounder too. The Washington Redskins star, whose rookie season ended with a major knee injury, will start the Monday, Sept. 9 opener against Philadelphia, according to an ESPN report. Although Griffin did not appear in any exhibition games this summer, the Washington Post reported Monday that “several people who have been involved in Redskins' practices” said the quarterback has taken practically all the snaps with the No. 1 offense since last week and looks like the dynamic player we saw last season.