Story

Podcast: The dark money blitzkrieg

Across the country, races for the House, Senate, governors and state legislators are being haunted by nasty attack ads. In this week’s podcast, host Andrea Seabrook takes a deep dive into dark money groups, responsible for some of the season's nastiest ads.

Read More
Story

2014 midterms expected to be most expensive ever

The 2014 midterms are expected to be the most expensive in history. That’s right. The price tag will be just shy of $4 billion, according to projections released Wednesday by the Center for Responsive Politics. That’s about $13 million a day from Jan. 1 through the Nov. 4 Election Day – a pretty big sum even if you’re in Donald Trump’s tax bracket.

Read More
Story

Gary police will review unsolved murders

Nearly a week after launching an investigation into possible serial killings of women around Gary, Indiana, the city’s police chief says he plans to look into a 2010 report by Scripps News about an unusual number of unsolved strangulations of women in the area between 1991 and 2007.

Read More
Featured
DecodeDC's Mission

DecodeDC's foremost aim is to be useful. That means being a reliable, honest and highly entertaining source of insight and explanation. It also means providing multimedia coverage of Washington's people, culture, policies and politics that is enlightening and enjoyable. Whether it's a podcast, a video, an interactive graphic, a short story or a long analysis, it will be based on this guiding principle: We are in DC but not OF DC.