Most talked about Washington Post stories

Obama’s immigration decision could roil 2014 election

washingtonpost.com — Both political parties are in a state of high anxiety over the possibility that President Obama will allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country, fearing that White House action on the issue could change the course of November's midterm elections.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @costareports: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to Post: if Obama moves fwd w/ exec action, a shutdown showdown looms wapo.st/1lfypZr

Aug 27, 2014

RT @costareports: the intrigue is that sources close to WH, Sen Ds, and House Rs still unsure about O's move here, how it'll unfold wapo.st/1qhIPqz

Aug 27, 2014

RT @costareports On the D side, Sen camp after Sen camp (outlier: Udall) has distanced from WH on exec action... wapo.st/1qhIPqz

Aug 27, 2014

On the D side, Sen camp after Sen camp (outlier: Udall) has distanced themselves from WH on exec action... wapo.st/1qhIPqz

Aug 27, 2014

the intrigue is that sources close to WH, Sen Ds, and House Rs still unsure about O's move here, how it'll unfold wapo.st/1qhIPqz

Show 28 more tweets from Robert Costa, Greg Sargent and others...

Who says the Senate isn’t an old boys club anymore?

washingtonpost.com — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) has a new book coming out, "Off the Sidelines," and has been making the media rounds to promote it. The New York Post highlighted parts of the book today, in an article titled, "Gillibrand: Male colleagues called me 'porky' after baby."
Aug 27, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: “I like my girls chubby,” a male Senator told Kirsten Gillibrand. Yes, really. wapo.st/1wEqMAS

Aug 27, 2014

guess messin w/ wikipedia ain't so bad mt @crampell: "I like my girls chubby," male Senator told Kirsten Gillibrand. washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @TheFix: “I like my girls chubby,” a male Senator told Kirsten Gillibrand. Yes, really. wapo.st/1qyjf1v

Aug 27, 2014

RT @TheFix: “I like my girls chubby,” a male Senator told Kirsten Gillibrand. Yes, really. wapo.st/1qyjf1v

Aug 27, 2014

“I like my girls chubby,” a male Senator told Kirsten Gillibrand. Yes, really. wapo.st/1qyjf1v

Show 19 more tweets from Greg Scoblete, Jeffrey Goldberg and others...

ESPN says it regrets Michael Sam shower report that drew criticism

washingtonpost.com — After it found itself at the epicenter of a storm of criticism over a report on the shower habits of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player on an NFL roster, and his teammates, ESPN responded Wednesday morning with a further statement on the report. "ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report.
Aug 27, 2014

ESPN says it regrets Michael Sam shower report that drew criticism wapo.st/1nCAjyI via @washingtonpost

Aug 27, 2014

RT @brianstelter: ESPN says it "regrets the manner in which we presented" a segment about Michael Sam's shower habits: wapo.st/1C2l5gc

Aug 27, 2014

ESPN says it regrets Michael Sam shower report that drew criticism wapo.st/1nCAjyI via @washingtonpost

Show 29 more tweets from Doc Washburn, Scott Bixby and others...

Famous giant panda fakes pregnancy, gets nice things

washingtonpost.com — Officials called off the live broadcast of a giant panda giving birth because, as it turns out, she wasn't actually pregnant. Ai Hin, a 6-year-old giant panda living at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Center in China, had exhibited signs of pregnancy for two months.
Aug 27, 2014

Could it be the beloved Ai Hin is nothing but a liar who will stop at nothing in pursuit of that luxurious panda life?washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-…

Aug 27, 2014

Your move, Kardashians. RT @washingtonpost: Famous giant panda fakes pregnancy, gets nice things wapo.st/1piJKc9

Show 15 more tweets from Karen Workman, Mary Beth Schneider and others...

Ballot initiatives become pricey playgrounds of parties and corporations

washingtonpost.com — PUEBLO, Colo. - In a midterm election season when control of the United States Senate hangs in the balance, Democrats are increasingly turning to ballot measures to get otherwise reluctant voters to the polls. Big Business is, too: Some of the most expensive races in the country this year will be ballot measures written by, and for, major corporations.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @danbalz: Excellent WaPo roundup of ballot initiatives, which could top $1 billion for first time. is.gd/eenYH6

Aug 27, 2014

RT @danbalz: Excellent WaPo roundup of ballot initiatives, which could top $1 billion for first time. is.gd/eenYH6

Aug 27, 2014

RT @mateagold: .@postreid & @NirajC examine big spending expected on 125 ballot initiatives this year: likely $1 billion-plus http://t.co/X…

Aug 27, 2014

.@postreid & @NirajC examine big spending expected on 125 ballot initiatives this year: likely $1 billion-plus wapo.st/1nzhPz6

Aug 27, 2014

Nice roundup from @PostReid on ballot measures nationwide, likely to top $1 billion, led by big corporate spending washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/…

Show 20 more tweets from Andrew DeMillo, Dan Balz and others...

White House considers proposals to sharply increase legal immigration

washingtonpost.com — The White House is considering proposals from business and immigrant rights groups that are pressing President Obama to provide hundreds of thousands of new green cards for high-tech workers and the relatives of U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Aug 27, 2014

Behind-the-scenes lobbying of the Obama administration on #immigration getting intense. @davidnakamura has details: wapo.st/1rAidos

Aug 27, 2014

WH considers proposals to sharply increase legal immigration & defer deportations of millions wapo.st/1C2KjLr via @DavidNakamura

Show 15 more tweets from Sean Sullivan, Elahe Izadi and others...

Daniel Snyder: Redskins have begun planning for their new stadium

washingtonpost.com — The Washington Redskins' lease at FedEx Field doesn't expire for more than a decade, but owner Dan Snyder said that the team has already started meeting with architectural firms about designing the team's new home.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @Insider: Daniel Snyder: Redskins have begun planning for their new stadium wapo.st/1wEYBBT

Aug 27, 2014

RT @JimTrotter_NFL: What wasn't said about prospective new stadium in Washington - the cost to taxpayers. washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sport…

Aug 27, 2014

What wasn't said about prospective new stadium in Washington - the cost to taxpayers. washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sport…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @themarkberman: Good news for people in the D.C. area who like seeing local governments fork over gobs of money to build new stadiums washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sport…

Aug 27, 2014

Good news for people in the D.C. area who like seeing local governments fork over gobs of money to build new stadiums washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sport…

Show 3 more tweets from Mike Snider, Dan Steinberg and others...

Do 1 in 6 French citizens really support Islamic State?

washingtonpost.com — The Islamic State extremists are very scary. What's even scarier is how they appears to appear significant support from European citizens: The number of foreign fighters descending on Syria and Iraq certainly seems unprecedented and it's hard to predict what the long-term consequences will be.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @J_Tizzzle: @michaeldweiss Washington Post debunks poll results, stating that 1/5 French support ISIS. washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldvie…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @MaxAbrahms: Washington Post pokes holes in new polls overestimating #ISIS popular support in France & Britain: washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldvie… H…

Show 5 more tweets from Adam Taylor, Aaron Blake and others...

William Kennedy Smith mounts first political run - for D.C. neighborhood board

washingtonpost.com — William Kennedy Smith, who counts among his uncles two senators and a president, is going into the family business - in the political equivalent of the mailroom. William K. Smith is one of two names that will appear on the Nov.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @POLITICO_Steve: William Kennedy Smith, who was accused of rape (and acquitted), is running for a D.C. ANC post wapo.st/1wEQJ33

Aug 27, 2014

RT @mikedebonis: William Kennedy Smith -- yes, that William Kennedy Smith -- is running for office in D.C. washingtonpost.com/local/dc-polit…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @mikedebonis: William Kennedy Smith -- yes, that William Kennedy Smith -- is running for office in D.C. washingtonpost.com/local/dc-polit…

Aug 27, 2014

Tremendous lede in this @mikedebonis piece about William Kennedy Smith going into the family business. washingtonpost.com/local/dc-polit…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @mikedebonis: William Kennedy Smith -- yes, that William Kennedy Smith -- is running for office in D.C. washingtonpost.com/local/dc-polit…

Show 2 more tweets from Mike DeBonis, Steven Shepard

Former Iowa state senator pleads guilty in Ron Paul endorsement-for-pay scheme

washingtonpost.com — A former Iowa state senator pleaded guilty Wednesday to concealing campaign expenditures and obstructing justice as part of an endorsement-for-pay scheme that roiled the Iowa Republican caucuses in 2012. Kent Sorenson, of Milo, Iowa, admitted in federal district court that former Rep. Ron Paul's presidential campaign secretly paid him $73,000 after he dramatically dropped his backing of Rep.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @postpolitics: Former Iowa state senator pleads guilty in Ron Paul endorsement-for-pay scheme wapo.st/1tLHxp3

Aug 27, 2014

Former Iowa state senator admits he got paid to endorse Michelle Bachmann and Ron Paul washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-pol…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @postpolitics: Former Iowa state senator pleads guilty in Ron Paul endorsement-for-pay scheme wapo.st/1tLHxp3

Aug 27, 2014

RT @mateagold: Sorenson admitted in court papers today what he long denied: he was paid by both Bachmann and Ron Paul campaigns wapo.st/1nF8VQO

Aug 27, 2014

Sorenson admitted in court papers today what he long denied: he was paid by both Bachmann and Ron Paul campaigns wapo.st/1nF8VQO

Show 4 more tweets from Rebecca Sinderbrand, Dan Eggen and others...

The ‘Cops’ crew member injured in a police shootout has died, production company says

washingtonpost.com — Bryce Dion, a "Cops" crew member who was injured in Nebraska on Tuesday while filming an armed robbery, has died, a spokeswoman for the reality show's production company told The Post on Wednesday. "We are deeply saddened and shocked by this tragedy and our main concern is helping his family in any way we can," Pam Golum said in a statement e-mailed to The Post.
Aug 27, 2014

The 'Cops' crew member injured in a police shootout has died, production company says washingtonpost.com/news/post-nati… via @washingtonpost

Aug 27, 2014

RT @ErikWemple: The 'Cops' crew member injured in a police shootout has died, production company says washingtonpost.com/news/post-nati… via @washingtonpost

Aug 27, 2014

The 'Cops' crew member injured in a police shootout has died, production company says washingtonpost.com/news/post-nati… via @washingtonpost

Aug 27, 2014

RT @dabeard: 'Cops' crew member killed in shootout while filming the reality TV show wapo.st/YXyp6n

Aug 27, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: The "Cops" crew member injured in a police shootout has died, production company says wapo.st/1rAzjlZ

Show 5 more tweets from Jan Ravensbergen, Leslie Anderson and others...

Firing-range instructor hands 9-year-old an Uzi. Now he’s dead.

washingtonpost.com — A 9-year-old girl at a shooting range outside Las Vegas accidentally killed an instructor on Monday morning when she lost control of the Uzi he was showing her how to use. A partial video of the incident - which ends before the instructor is shot - shows a slender young girl in a ponytail and pink shorts beside a man clad in camouflage pants, a black t-shirt and sunglasses.
Aug 27, 2014

9-year-old fatally shoots firing-range instructor with an Uzi wapo.st/1tCetkF via @washingtonpost

Aug 27, 2014

RT @scottbix: Reminder: Moms who let their 7-year-olds play in the park unsupervised get arrested. Moms who give their kids Uzis... wapo.st/1p8ptjF

Aug 27, 2014

Why does a 9-year-old need to learn how to shoot an Uzi? Can’t ask her instructor because he’s dead > wapo.st/1tCetkF

Aug 27, 2014

RT @scottbix: Reminder: Moms who let their 7-year-olds play in the park unsupervised get arrested. Moms who give their kids Uzis... wapo.st/1p8ptjF

Aug 27, 2014

Reminder: Moms who let their 7-year-olds play in the park unsupervised get arrested. Moms who give their kids Uzis... wapo.st/1p8ptjF

Show 14 more tweets from Jeff Lee, David Lepeska and others...

Video: Islamic State fighters appear to fire U.S.-made M198 Howitzer artillery

washingtonpost.com — As militants with the Islamic State have seized territory and military bases across Iraq and Syria this year, they've taken an arsenal of weapons for their use. What exactly they have, though, has remained relatively unclear to the public. That's what makes the video like the one above so interesting.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @DanLamothe: U.S. artillery officer tells me this is a U.S.-made M198 Howitzer, apparently in Syria. washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoin… pic.twitter.com/kOXmC3oO3Z

Aug 27, 2014

RT @DanLamothe: U.S. artillery officer tells me this is a U.S.-made M198 Howitzer, apparently in Syria. washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoin… pic.twitter.com/kOXmC3oO3Z

Aug 27, 2014

RT @DanLamothe: U.S. artillery officer tells me this is a U.S.-made M198 Howitzer, apparently in Syria. washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoin… pic.twitter.com/kOXmC3oO3Z

Aug 27, 2014

RT @PeterFinnWP: Video: Islamic State fighters appear to fire U.S.-made M198 Howitzer artillery washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoin… via @washingtonpost

Show 3 more tweets from Ishaan Tharoor, Colum Lynch and others...

Hostage’s mother makes emotional plea to Islamic State for the release of her son, Steven Sotloff

washingtonpost.com — The mother of Steven J. Sotloff, an American journalist who was captured last year by the Islamic State, has made a video plea to the head of the terrorist organization asking for her son's release. In a video obtained by The Washington Post, Shirley Sotloff asks Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to "please release my child.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @mboorstein: "Islam teaches that no individual should be held responsible for the sins of others." US hostage's Mom pleads to ISIS wapo.st/1pIgJGf

Aug 27, 2014

RT @mboorstein: "Islam teaches that no individual should be held responsible for the sins of others." US hostage's Mom pleads to ISIS wapo.st/1pIgJGf

Aug 27, 2014

‘Be merciful’: Journalist hostage’s mom pleads with Islamic State washingtonpost.com/news/national/…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @meridak: Hostage’s mother makes emotional plea to Islamic State for the release of her son, Steven Sotloff wapo.st/1C2Sibi via @washingtonpost

Aug 27, 2014

Hostage’s mother makes emotional plea to Islamic State for the release of her son, Steven Sotloff wapo.st/1C2Sibi via @washingtonpost

Show 8 more tweets from Arelis R. Hernandez, Ken Dilanian and others...

Democrats have a depth problem

washingtonpost.com — The implosion of Ed FitzGerald's gubernatorial campaign is painful for Ohio Democrats because he was supposed to be their Next Big Thing. It's particularly devastating, though, because he's basically all they had. Behind him, the cupboard is pretty bare when it comes to recruiting capable Democrats into big-time statewide campaigns.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @KevinFranck: Is this tweet really far away or really close. Can’t tell. RT @TheFix: Democrats have a depth problem. ow.ly/ANaaE

Aug 27, 2014

RT @AaronBlakeWP: Democrats are likely to have recruiting problems in states like Ohio, Florida, Michigan and N.C. for years to come washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/…

Aug 27, 2014

How can Dems build a bench in a state like North Carolina, where no Dem-leaning Congress seat went <70% for Obama? washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/…

Show 4 more tweets from Benjy Sarlin, Jonathan Capehart and others...
More Stories