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What to Know About Expungement of Criminal Records – The Short Answer

Rapid growth in the number of Americans listed in an FBI criminal-records database has raised the profile of a legal process often called expungement, as explained in a Wall Street Journal article. Here's what to know about expungem...

Obama Visits Troops in Hawaii, Hails End of Afghan Mission

President Barack Obama spent part of Christmas Day with members of the military at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, where he touted the official end of the combat mission in Afghanistan next week.

Obama: ‘I’m Glad’ Sony is Releasing ‘The Interview’

President Barack Obama declined Wednesday to say whether he would watch “The Interview,” but he said he’s happy Sony Pictures changed its mind and is releasing the comedy film about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong...

Obama: ‘I’m Glad’ Sony is Releasing ‘The Interview’

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii – President declined Wednesday to say whether he would watch “The Interview,” but he said he’s happy Pictures changed its mind and is releasing the comedy film about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “I’m glad it’s being released,” Mr. Obama told reporters as he walked off the [...]

Malaysian Leader Joins Obama on Hawaii Golf Outing

President Barack Obama broke from his usual vacation practice of golfing with a handful of close aides and friends when he hit the links Wednesday with Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia.

NORAD’s Animation Credits Irk Some Santa Tracker Fans

The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Santa tracker contains one feature some fans find annoying: the production credits.

10 Moments From 2014 Likely to Influence 2016 Presidential Campaign

John Feehery: Among the noteworthy moments of 2014, the comeback victory by the senior senator from Mississippi marked the end of the tea party as a potent political force in American politics.

President Obama Outpaces Predecessors in Filling Judicial Posts

Partisan gridlock may have characterized President Barack Obama’s first six years in office, but that hasn’t stopped him from outpacing predecessors in one key area: judicial appointments. An assessment of judicial nominations completed after the most recent session of Congress shows Mr. Show More Summary

NORAD: Santa Travels to North Korea to Deliver Presents

St. Nick and his reindeer flew over Pyongyang on Christmas Eve to deliver presents, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command, whose official map showed the airborne sleigh over the North Korean capital.

Judge Quickly Tosses Arpaio Suit on Obama Immigration Policies

A Washington federal judge took little time to throw out Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lawsuit challenging President [wsj-people name="Barack Obama" displayName="Obama, Barack" topicId="4328" onlinesignificance="passing-mention"]’s immigration policies allowing millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country.

U.S. Prepared to Defend Santa Tracker from Cyberattacks

U.S. defense officials say they are making sure the Christmas Eve Santa Tracker run by the North American Aerospace Defense Command doesn’t become a target for a follow-on cyberattack by hackers.

Video: George H.W. Bush Hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to a Houston hospital Tuesday evening after experiencing shortness of breath, a family spokesman said.

Florida Overtakes N.Y. In Population Shift With Political Implications

Americans are trading skyscrapers for palm trees, the U.S. Census Bureau said, releasing a report Tuesday that shows Florida surpassed New York to become the third most populous state in the U.S., a development that carries longer-term political implications.

CBO’s Elmendorf and Supply-Side Economics

Jim Manley: I have been reliably assured that Tom Barthold of Congress's Joint Committee on Taxation is not going anywhere. That's interesting to budget wonks everywhere.

Will He Go or Stay? CBO’s Elmendorf Caught in Holding Pattern

The mystery surrounding the future of Douglas Elmendorf at the Congressional Budget Office has major implications on Capitol Hill, as his term expires Jan. 3 and no path for a successor has been laid out.

How Obama Can Support Sony’s Release of ‘The Interview’

Dan Schnur: President Obama can highlight his support for the movie’s release in more personal and symbolic ways as well.

The Pentagon: Another Big Beneficiary of the Oil Plunge

The plummet in oil prices is making it easier for everyone to fill up their tank this winter. But no one stands to benefit more, at least in the short term, than the Pentagon.

One More Name for Islamic State: Daesh

Washington doesn't appear to have settled on a name for the enemy the military has been fighting in Iraq and Syria. First it was ISIS or ISIL, then Islamic State. Now Daesh is gaining favor.

Democrats Press for Rep. Grimm’s Resignation

Democrats said Tuesday that House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) should pressure Rep. Michael Grimm (R., N.Y.) to resign following reports Mr. Grimm will plead guilty to a felony tax-related charge.

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