Washington Bureau Chief of USA Today. Nine presidential campaigns. Five White House administrations. (Still trying to get it right.)

Poll: Americans say there's no turning back on gay marriage

sltrib.com — Kraig Ziegler, 58, of Flagstaff, Ariz., acknowledged being a bit uncomfortable when he attended a wedding reception for two men, friends of his wife, who had married. "I still believe what the Bible says, 'one man, one woman,' " the mechanic, who was among those polled, said in a follow-up interview.

Former Treasury chief Paulson backing Jeb Bush in 2016

onpolitics.usatoday.com — The Wall Street wing of the Republican Party continues to line up behind Jeb Bush in the 2016 Republican contest. Former Treasury secretary Hank Paulson said in an interview with USA TODAY that he already has written checks for Bush, though the former Florida governor hasn't formally announced his candidacy yet.

Hillary Clinton: 'I'm running for president'

9news.com — WASHINGTON - Not a word about her record. Not a single policy prescription. Instead, the video that Hillary Clinton posted Sunday afternoon to launch her second bid for the White House has one simple message: It's not about me; it's about you.

Poll: The diagnosis is right, but where's the cure?

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - On this Americans agree with President Obama: The economy is getting better - for the rich. A USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll finds broad skepticism that the proposals the president outlined in his State of the Union Address last week will go anywhere in a Republican-controlled Congress, though.

Air Force secretary supports lifting transgender ban

stripes.com — ARLINGTON, Va. (Tribune News Service) - Now that the U.S. military has opened more jobs to women and allowed gay men and lesbians to serve openly, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says the ban on transgender troops is likely to be reassessed and should be lifted.

GOP senator warns of violence after immigration order

cnbc.com — Coburn, 66, is a conservative Republican but one who has a personal relationship with Obama. They entered the Senate in the same class, elected in 2004, and the new senators from opposite ends of the political spectrum and their spouses immediately hit it off at an orientation dinner.

Starbucks CEO: Honor vets with a concert -- and a job

wusa9.com — WASHINGTON - Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says Americans need to honor veterans - and hire them. Schultz, a force behind an all-star Concert For Valor on the National Mall Tuesday marking Veterans Day, says service in Iraq and Afghanistan has become a hurdle rather than an asset for many veterans seeking civilian employment.

Starbucks CEO: If You Want to Honor Vets, Hire Them

wltx.com — WASHINGTON - Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says Americans need to honor veterans - and hire them. Schultz, a force behind an all-star Concert For Valor on the National Mall Tuesday marking Veterans Day, says service in Iraq and Afghanistan has become a hurdle rather than an asset for many veterans seeking civilian employment.

Analysis: Shaking things up ... and making them worse?

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - Dissatisfied with President Obama's leadership and dismayed by the failure of both parties to work together on big problems, Americans voted Tuesday to shake things up. The result: They just may have made those things worse. For the fourth time in five elections, Americans were voting for change as Republicans were poised to regain control of the Senate.

Lessons from Reagan: A 'mea culpa' speech by Obama?

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON - As the second term foundered, the president's approval ratings sank and his party lost control of the Senate in the midterm elections.
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Apr 26, 2015

After months in captivity in Cleveland, both young women attempted suicide. Years would pass before they were freed: usat.ly/1zarszW

Apr 26, 2015

After a decade of terror, Cleveland captives talk about their scars — and their futures: usat.ly/1zard86 @USATODAY exclusive

Apr 26, 2015

RT @CapitalDownload: If you missed today’s show check it out online usat.ly/1uSZRwq @WUSA9 @USAToday

Apr 26, 2015

On @CapitalDownload, Benjamin Friedman @CatoInstitute, on drone hostage deaths, says it is 'inevitable that war kills innocents.'

Apr 26, 2015

On @capitaldownload, @NPRelving says it's 'not quite climate change' but definitely 'warmer weather' in Congress.

Apr 26, 2015

Coming up at 8:30: @CapitalDownload on @WUSA9 with Sen. @TimKaine on drones, war & Hillary. Join us! Livestreaming at WUSA9.com

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