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Intruder got far into White House's first floor

A hearing Tuesday will explore the latest revelations, which include a report that the alarm system had been been turned down because it was annoying some White House ushers.

WASHINGTON POST

How Common Core became a flashpoint for right and left

The education standards started out as a rather nerdy exercise. Now, they ignite critics on both sides of the political spectrum.

MOTHER JONES

Chelsea Clinton: It's a girl

Bill and Hillary Clinton are grandparents. Their daughter made the birth announcement on Twitter.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Intruder arrested earlier with a map of White House, weapons

The judge denied bail to the man who got in the front door of the White House after prosecutors revealed an earlier arrest by Virginia state troopers. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Biden planning a visit for Cantwell event

The vice president's visit will include one of his first public appearances here since President Obama hit the ceiling over remarks he made in front of the press shortly before the two men took office.

SEATTLEPI.COM

House votes approval for Obama's Middle East military strategy

The Senate is expected to add its support on Thursday.

WASHINGTON POST

Republicans are gaining in national polling

Voters say they trust the Republicans more on national security, terrorism and the economy.

NEW YORK TIMES

Cantwell to NFL: Your tax-exempt status is on the line

Like most pro sports leagues, the National Football League, caught in controversies over domestic abuse and its refusal to drop the racial slur in one of its major team's nicknames, operates as a non-profit. U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell will introduce legislation to change that. 

SEATTLEPI.COM

William Kristol: U.S. leadership is about more than rallying a coalition

Obama is leaving out the most important part of combatting terror: U.S. action.

WEEKLY STANDARD

Obama's strategy: Built on sand

The president's Middle East plans must rely on hopes that won't necessarily be fulfilled.

LOS ANGELES TIMES
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