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  • D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Gray attorney accuses media of 'rush to judgment'

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's attorney accused members of the media and critics on Thursday of engaging in a "rush to judgment" over Mr. Gray's responsibility for an off-the-books scheme that injected about $650,000 into his 2010 campaign and places his political future in doubt.


  • Illustration: Debt cliff by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    LAMBRO: Too late to ‘do no harm’

    With the economy showing new signs of further weaknesses, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke was virtually begging Congress this week to act.


  • D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

    Norton holding on to tainted campaign donations

    In sharp contrast with her own Democratic Party's leadership, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton isn't planning with parting with her campaign cash tied to D.C. contractor Jeffrey E. Thompson, a central figure in the fundraising scandal now embroiling D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray.


  • Embassy Row: New York and Nigeria

    The U.S. ambassador to Nigeria compared the terrorist violence in the northern part of the West African nation to the crime wave that gripped New York in the 1980s, as he urged the Nigerian government to abandon "heavy-handed" military tactics and adopt a softer approach in dealing with the Islamic militant threat.


  • Mark Lyall Grant (left), British ambassador to the United Nations, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice of the United States confer at the United Nations on Thursday, July 19, 2012, during a U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Russia and China veto Syria resolution in Security Council

    Russia and China again vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution Thursday aimed at pressuring President Bashar Assad's government to end the escalating 16-month conflict in Syria.


  • **FILE** Herman Cain (Associated Press)

    Cain's post-candidacy PAC spending raises questions

    With charisma and national name recognition but no imminent political prospects, onetime Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain is using the donor-fueled political action committee created in his name in unusual ways.


  • A Draganflyer X6 drone lent to the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff's Department in 2009 is used in search-and-rescue, finding suspects and identifying fire hot spots. (Mesa County Sheriff's Department via Associated Press)

    High anxiety on the Hill about civilian drone use

    When it comes to drones, the DHS is MIA, lawmakers said Thursday.


  • House votes to boycott Russians arming Syria

    The House lashed out at Russia for its unwavering support for Syria, voting Thursday to stop the Pentagon from doing business with a Russian company that has armed Bashar Assad's regime.


  • St. Paul's Cathedral is seen in the distance as the Olympic rings hang from the Tower Bridge, Thursday, July 19, 2012 in London. Opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympics will be held Friday, July 27. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Public unions threaten strikes during London games

    Border guards at British airports will walk off the job July 26, the day before the London Olympics begin, creating an Olympic-sized logistical headache for British officials.


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