Washington Culture

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He Who Makes the Rules

The bureaucratic hell of enforcing legislation in Washington.

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Come On, Feel the Buzz

On Politico's brand of insider journalism.

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The Framing Wars

How “grand metaphors” drive politics.

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The Truth About the Fast and Furious Scandal

How, and why, the world got it wrong.

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The Situation and the Story: Press Corps Parties While White House Makes History

On the last weekend of April 2011, two things happened in Washington D.C.: the annual White House Correspondents Dinner and the decision to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound. This is the story of how both transpired.

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I Dated Monica Lewinsky

An artifact from the height of the uproar:

Behind the tawdriest of headlines, there's a woman I wouldn't mind bringing home to mom.

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Obama vs. Boehner: Who Killed the Debt Deal?

Lessons learned about Washington from investigating how the “grand bargain” fell apart.

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Could This Time Have Been Different?

Retracing the early economic steps of the Obama administration.

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When the Boss Gets Busted: Survival Stories from the Front Lines of Political Scandal

Former Bob Ney, Mark Foley and William Jefferson underlings provide a street-level view of D.C. opprobrium.

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Maine senators may not like each other much, but they share love of state, job

A profile of Maine’s two U.S. senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins.

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How Bloomberg Does Business

A look at the legislative lobbying efforts of Michael Bloomberg’s $7 billion-per-year company. While the mayor has no specific day-to-day role at Bloomberg LP, he maintains “the type of involvement that he believes is consistent with his being the majority shareholder.”