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2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Mr. Chance is going to Washington, and he needs suggestions

This is not a political diary, so my apologies for that, but many are familiar with the DC area, so that's why I wrote this diary.

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9 hrs ago | WSB-TV

Jamie Dupree's Washington Insider: Congress stumbles toward a summer break

The focus in the Congress this week is on getting a few things done before the annual summer break for lawmakers, as after this Friday, the House and Senate won't be in legislative session again until after Labor Day, what's known in Washington, D.C. as the August Recess.

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14 hrs ago | Switched

Federal Judge Strikes Down D.C. Handgun Ban

A federal judge on Saturday overturned Washington D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was unconstitutional.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

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John Boehner Leans On 'Worst Pop Singer Ever' For Talking Points On Jobs

House Speaker John Boehner speaks before signing the bipartisan legislation Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act at the U.S. Capitol July 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Samoa News

"Fofoga o Samoa", US Senator...

For many of us who served in his office, he was truly the father to all of Samoa; when we talk amongst ourselves in Samoan we'd say, "le Toeaina", or in our usual Washington, DC jargon it was "Boss" and knew exactly who we were referring to or simply, "the Senator".

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The Town Talk

U.S. evacuates its embassy in Libya

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. embassy in strife-torn Libya was evacuated early Saturday, under cover of American warplanes and spy aircraft.

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The Washington Post

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This week, grumpy former Washington resident Barney Frank returned to Capitol Hill to defend the financial regulation legislation he sponsored in 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

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John Walsh Backtracks On Blaming PTSD For Plagiarism

U.S. Sen. John Walsh is backtracking on earlier statements suggesting post-traumatic stress disorder from his Iraq War military service played a role in why he plagiarized his masters' thesis in 2007.

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Slate Magazine

A Budget Cut by Any Other Name

On Thursday, speaking in front of a packed house at a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C., Rep. Paul Ryan unveiled his latest plan to overhaul how the federal government addresses poverty.

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Dan Pfeiffer: White House Expects John Boehner To Try For Impeachment

One of President Barack Obama's top advisers said on Friday that he expects House Republicans will ultimately file articles of impeachment against the president.

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Hospitality Net

Steven J. Smith has been appointed General Manager at Grand Hyatt Washington - DC, USA

Smith brings 29 years of experience with Hyatt to his new role at Grand Hyatt Washington, having started his career in 1985 at Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

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ABC15.com

Obama, Central American leaders convening in DC

President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border.

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The Federal Minimum Wage Has Not Been Raised In 5 Years

For those who fear America is changing too fast, take heart in our minimum wage.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

NewsBusters.org

Only CBS Highlights Congressional Battle Over Border Security Bill

With less than two weeks until Congress departs Washington, D.C. for its summer break, Republicans and Democrats are battling over how to best stop the flood of illegal immigrants from Central America crossing over the Texas-Mexico border.

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Bernie Sanders Offers A Lower-Cost Solution To Improve VA Health Care Services

In this May 15, 2014, file photo, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a committee hearing to examine the state of Veterans Affairs health care.

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Don't Worry, Republicans Are Still Working On A Plan To Replace Obamacare

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks with reporters about the border crisis, veterans' health care, and future funding, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 24, 2014.

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The Olympian

Marine veteran from Tacoma lobbies Congress to bring home military canines

Carlos, the American Humane Association's "military hero dog of the year," seems less than enthused as his person, Ruby Ridpath, talks at a Capitol Hill event on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Washington, D.C. At least it couldn't hurt.

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CBS News

Is there room for Manchin among Democrats in 2016?

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., speaks during a press conference after meeting with fellow Democratic Senators, on Capitol Hill, July 9, 2013, in Washington, D.C. On the spectrum of hypothetical 2016 presidential candidacies, the @DraftJoeManchin Twitter movement, if you can call it that, is the elephant in the room of dark horses.

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Politico

Latest front in Clinton wars: Virginia suburbs

The backdrop this time isn't the White House or Hillary Clinton's likely presidential run.

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Bellingham Herald

DOT proposes 2-year phase-out of older tank cars for crude oil trains

Recently filled, a tanker truck drives past railway cars containing crude oil on railroad tracks in McClellan Park in North Highlands just outside the city limits of Sacramento, Calif.

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