In this Aug. 14, 2012 photo, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighters, left, and two F-15 fighters prepare for take-off at Kadena Air Base on the southern island of Okinawa, in Japan. The U.S. is hoping a dozen F-22 stealth fighters now roaring through the skies of southern Japan will prove its most prized combat aircraft is finally ready to resume full operations after years of investigations into why its pilots were getting dizzy and disoriented. But questions remain over whether the Air Force has taken enough action to fix a potentially bigger problem - the shriveling of programs to test cockpit life support systems after nearly 20 years of budget cuts, downsizing and outsourcing. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)
Everything you know and like about our coverage of politics and policy is still here — it’s just better than ever.
- Stephen G. Smith, Editor
We've redesigned our site to improve your digital experience by expanding our award-winning reporting and commentary on national politics and issues.
The navigation is smarter so you can get where you want to go faster. Breaking news and daily updates are front and center, where they belong. We've made it easier to find our most popular sections - including Beltway Confidential - as well as new features such as Data, which you can customize to learn more about elected representatives and bills. It's all designed to better serve your passion for being where you want to be - in the know.
Like what you see? We’d love to hear from you. Just click on the Contact Us link at the bottom, or connect via Facebook or Twitter.