9:01 AM, Mar 1, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on his way to address a joint session of Congress.
"I am leaving for Washington on a fateful, even historic mission. I am the emissary of all Israelis, even those who disagree with me," Netanyahu says on Twitter today.
"I am deeply and genuinely concerned for the security of all Israelis, for the fate of the nation, and for the fate of our people.
"I will do my utmost to ensure our future."
Netanyahu will address AIPAC on Monday and Congress on Tuesday.
5:08 PM, Jan 31, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama left the White House to lunch with Vernon Jordan. He's accompanied by Valerie Jarrett.
Via the pool reporter:
9:20 AM, Jan 22, 2015 • By REBECCA BURGESS
While many critics skewer President Obama’s recent amnesty-granting executive action, D.C.’s municipal lawmakers have their own plans for the next battle on the immigration-citizenship front. Invoking considerations of fairness and justice against “anti-immigrant hysteria,” D.C.
4:25 PM, Jan 20, 2015 • By CLAUDIA ANDERSON
When to mention race and when not? My fellow journalists who covered the funeral of the woman who died in the D.C. Metro last week chose not to mention it. Perhaps they deemed it a distraction, too fraught a subject to bring up at a solemn, family time. My own opinion, for what it’s worth, is that in this instance they missed a significant story.
12:25 PM, Dec 29, 2014 • By GARY SCHMITT
Growing up in Dallas, there is nothing better than living in Washington, D.C., on “Misery Monday”—the Monday after the Dallas Cowboys have whipped the Washington Redskins. And believe me, yesterday was a whipping with the Cowboys defeating the Redskins 44-17.
For 'congressional staffers, journalists, and other influential Washingtonians.'8:41 AM, Dec 22, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Having a problem with your Comcast cable? No problem--that is if you fall into the following categories: "congressional staffers, journalists, and other influential Washingtonians." Just talk to a Comcast lobbyist.
12:28 PM, Dec 9, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Can be seen in plain focus through the prism of the Washington Redskins and their miscalculations (some would say “delusions”) about quarterback Robert Griffin III. That, anyway, is the way Gabriel Baumgaertner writes it at Sports Illustrated:
3:22 PM, Nov 4, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
We have heard a lot about gridlock in Washington and the damage that it does. The public, we are told, wants the people they elect and send there to “get something done.” And we will, no doubt, be hearing a lot more of the same thing no matter how the elections today turn out. Big Republican win will yield lots of Obama vetoes. Teeth will be gnashed, garments rent, and tears shed over the pain of gridlock. Likewise if the Republicans should falter and things go on pretty much as they have been.
4:06 PM, Sep 15, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Last night’s contest between the Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers, in that team’s brand new stadium, was hijacked by the zebras. More penalties than plays, it sometimes seemed. And the ratings were off a little but still good enough to beat the Miss America contest. But if a ratings slide were the worst news possible for the NFL, then the league would happily take that.
11:49 AM, Sep 15, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Washington Post editorial board was in favor of decriminalizing pot. But it is not in favor of legalizing it.
1:08 PM, Sep 2, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The former constituents who returned Eric Cantor to the private sector have reason to think, He is who we thought he was. As Mario Trujillo of The Hill reports: