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Facial images based on forensic reconstruction of skeletal remains of two sailors aboard the USS Monitor, a CIvil War-era ironclad ship that sank in 1862,  have prompted one federal agency to ask the public: do you know these men? (Images from NOAA)

Inside the Beltway: Bill Maher unleashed

Bill Maher still lobs insults, though he's now a leading figure in the controversy over Rush Limbaugh's untoward comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, for which he apologized. Twice. Published March 6, 2012

Inside the Beltway: Super Tuesday dawns

The four Republican presidential hopefuls are simultaneously frantic, energized and poised to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Cable news channels are ramping up Super Tuesdat coverage like it's New Year's Eve. Or Halloween. Published March 5, 2012

The designer of a new T-shirt memorializing Andrew Breitbart says all sales profits will go to Mr. Breitbart's kin. (Photo courtesy Anthem Studios)

Inside the Beltway: Wear Breitbart

Now available: a new memorial T-shirt for conservative publisher and provocateur Andrew Breitbart, who died suddenly on Thursday. The "Breitbart is Here" T-shirt features his image and an additional wish: "Keep Andrew's spirit alive and help support his family." Published March 4, 2012

Inside the Beltway: Fund razing

President Obama has just hosted his 100th fundraiser in less than a year, according to a count by the ever-vigilant Republican National Committee, which has done all the math to reveal that if Mr. Obama spends an average of two hours at each event, that equals 200 hours — or "five work weeks". Published March 1, 2012

Andrew Breitbart (Associated Press)

Conservative 'happy warrior' Breitbart dead at 43

Andrew Breitbart, the conservative journalist, Internet pioneer and provocateur who helped reshape the media landscape with tenacious and original political style, died early Thursday after collapsing on the street near his Los Angeles home. He was 43. Published March 1, 2012

Inside the Beltway: 'Hilarity' was anything but funny

Alas, "Operation Hilarity" was not so hilarious. The expansive effort to persuade Democrats to vote for Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary included everyone from Michael Moore and to the Michigan Democratic Party. To their chagrin, Mitt Romney won anyway. Published February 29, 2012


Inside the Beltway: Romney goes Hollywood

The big shots are charging up glittering campaign machines, worthy of the silver screen. President Obama already has wooed Tinseltown and much of California, even as his strategists huddle to produce a blockbuster voter outreach, maybe in 3-D. But wait. Mitt Romney is not to be outdone. Published February 28, 2012

Inside the Beltway, the Michigan Democratic Party and President Obama's re-election campaign are among the well-funded, manipulative forces behind an anti-Mitt Romney ad and email campaign across the Woverine State, culminating in the Republican primary Tuesday. Published February 27, 2012

Andrew Harnik

White House photographers honor Times' Harnik, Geraci

Washington Times photographer Andrew Harnik has won four first-place awards in the White House News Photographers Association's annual "Eyes of History" competition and finished second overall, losing the Photographer of the Year award only on a tiebreaker. Published February 26, 2012

Inside the Beltway

While the spell of the Oscars lingers, so do reactions to President Obama's recent apology to Afghanistan for the accidental burning of 70 Korans by servicemen on refuse detail. Published February 26, 2012

Landon Cook, of Boston, wears an imitation tattoo on his neck in support of Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul. One in five Americans has a tattoo, according to Harris Polls. (Associated Press)

Inside the Beltway

The mainstream media is bored with Republican presidential discourse and already has declared that CNN's big debate on Wednesday was the "last one." It was not. Published February 23, 2012

"The Undefeated", a two-hour documentary on Sarah Palin's political career, will air March 11 on the Reelz Network, one day after HBO debuts "Game Change," a film dramatizing the 2008 presidential election.

Inside the Beltway

For better or worse, here comes "Game Change", the big-budget HBO film dramatizing the 2008 presidential election. Because of its scheduling close to the Super Tuesday primaries, another filmmaker smells a partisan rat. Published February 22, 2012

Inside the Beltway

Welcome to another Republican presidential debate, the twentieth for the remaining candidates, and the seventh hosted by CNN, which broadcasts the two-hour scrum from Mesa, Ariz., at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, moderated by John King. Published February 21, 2012

Sen. Marco Rubio

Inside the Beltway

Whether he likes it or not, Sen. Marco Rubio is still the darling in the vice-presidential derby, emerging time and again as the public's favorite pick for second in command. Published February 20, 2012

Inside the Beltway

High noon, Presidents Day, the Washington Monument: a highly charged venue for Veterans for Ron Paul, who will march in military formation from monument to White House on Monday to show their devotion to the Republican presidential hopeful. Published February 19, 2012

Inside the Beltway

Talk about military bearing: The U.S. Army is asking male noncommissioned officers (NCOs) to go through a three-day Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Exercise Leaders Course. Published February 16, 2012

Inside the Beltway

Uh-oh, the Dogs Against Romney thing has legs. First, the independent group protested against Mitt Romney outside the Westminster Dog Show in New York. But it ain't over until the fat dog sings, apparently. The American Kennel Club has joined the chase. Published February 15, 2012

Image provided by Veterans for Ron Paul 2012

Inside the Beltway

"Paulites" are determined to get their man's message out. Fiercely devoted to Rep. Ron Paul, the youthful, noisy tribe continue to place the Republican presidential hopeful's message before the public. Published February 14, 2012

Dogs Against Romney will rally Tuesday outside the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York. The group was launched in 2007 by Alabama-based marketing entrepreneur Scott Crider. (Photo courtesy Dogs Against Romney)

Inside the Beltway

A paw of sympathy to Mitt Romney, perhaps: Dogs Against Romney unleash a rally at high noon Tuesday, just outside the prestigious Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Published February 13, 2012

Inside the Beltway

Newt Gingrich is not done yet, despite gleeful pronouncements by pundits and foes who insist the Republican presidential hopeful is finished, kaput, washed up. Published February 12, 2012