• The Fine Print

    Carly Fiorina is hitting the campaign trail in all the key presidential battleground states.

    The former Hewlett-Packard CEO and unsuccessful 2010 Senate candidate makes no secret of the fact that she has not closed the door to a bid for the White House in 2016, but says her recent trips to places like Iowa and New Hampshire are for the express purpose of helping to elect Republicans this fall.

    “We're trying to unlock the potential of conservative women to persuade other women to get out and vote,” Fiorina told “The Fine Print” during a recent interview at “The Iron Gate” restaurant in Washington, D.C.

    It’s all part of her “Unlocking Potential Project” aimed at building a network of engaged Republican women voters to close the “gender gap” that Fiorina says gives Democrats an “undeniable” advantage among women.

    “As a conservative woman, I'm tired of the Democrats’ war on women,” she said. “I'm tired of [House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi saying outrageous things like a

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  • Power Players

    It sounds like the stuff of a science fiction movie: Unmanned crafts, lasers and super-powered railguns.

    But these are actually the latest in warfare technologies developed by the Navy for use in the real world, and “Power Players” got a sneak peek.

    “It is really is becoming real,” said Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder during an interview at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.

    “I never want to see our Sailors and Marines in a fair fight,” Klunder said. “I always want to have them to have the most effective technologies, the most affordable weapons systems, and with the most innovative technology available.”

    Among the most innovative technologies the Navy is rolling out is an “autonomous” boat that can drive itself under the control of a sophisticated computer module hardly larger than a Rubik’s cube. There is absolutely no one at the controls, and the vessel not only drives itself but can operate together with other boats as a “swarm” to

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  • Politics Confidential

    It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when all of America seemed to be rooting for Washington. It was exactly 90 years ago: the last time a Washington, D.C., baseball team won a World Series championship.

    “It really was, amazingly, an early version of America's team,” said Fred Frommer, author of a “You Gotta Have Heart,” a new book on the history of baseball in the nation’s capital.

    “When the [Washington] Senators clinched the seventh game here in Washington, it was such a mad house,” Frommer told “Politics Confidential” in an interview conducted on the field at Washington’s Nationals Park. “The fans rushed the field; they danced on top of dugouts; the police had to come in and rescue the Senators, because they were getting mobbed to death. And then that night, fans were celebrating on Pennsylvania Avenue; there were so many of them on there that cars had to go onto the street tracks. It was just amazing, amazing time.”

    Ninety years later, the

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