Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois

Sen. Dick Durbin and candidate Jim Oberweis are feuding over the minimum wage. | AP file

Durbin to Oberweis: You're a walking tax inversion

 

U.S. general: Arab nations need to help in Iraq

ZAGREB, Croatia — The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.

Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended. | Susan Walsh / AP

White House intruder identified as Army veteran

WASHINGTON — The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday.

Sen. Dick Durbin and candidate Jim Oberweis are feuding over the minimum wage. | AP file

Durbin to Oberweis: You're a walking tax inversion

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin accused his Republican opponent, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, of being a “walking inversion,” and called on him to raise the wages of those scooping ice cream at Oberweis Dairies across the state as well as disclose the ratio of women to men in his business.

National Football League Commissioner, Roger Goodell, addresses the media Friday. (AP File Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Carmine Galasso)

NFL's shame will be yesterday's news

Long before Baltimore Raven’s running back Ray Rice cold-cocked his then-finance in an elevator and before Minnesota Viking’s MVP Adrian Peterson whipped his four-year-old son bloody with a wooden switch, there have been so many other so-called “teachable moments” from which the league was unwilling to learn anything.

5 things to know about the Obama library, museum

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum — whether located on the South or West side of Chicago, Manhattan or Honolulu — must be a place that “nurtures thinkers, artists, activists and change agents” and “creates a space for investigation and experimentation.”

CIA

Officials say CIA has curbed spying in Europe

The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and former U.S. officials.

 
Subscribe to Washington