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1 hr ago | Switched

Kentucky Senate Race Is Still Up For Grabs, Poll Finds

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is nearly deadlocked with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to a new Bluegrass Poll sponsored by several Kentucky media outlets .


2 hrs ago | Switched

Patrick Leahy To Propose Strong Curbs On NSA Phone Data Collection

A new Senate proposal to curb the government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills as too weak.


4 hrs ago |

Who Is Ex-BuzzFeed Editor Benny Johnson?

If you were to meet Benny Johnson , the former BuzzFeed "viral politics" editor who was fired Friday for plagiarism, your immediate impression of him would likely be one of three: You'd have found him to be a pleasant and polite guy; or you'd have thought he's a little ostentatious; or you'd simply wonder if he's gay.


4 hrs ago | Yahoo!

No Labels? No results? No problem.

How a bipartisan group that hoped to make Washington more functional became yet another cog in the D.C. money-making machine - and infuriated Democrats No Labels, a group of Republican and Democrat Congressmen, gather to call for a solution to end the U.S. Government shut down on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 10, 2013.


6 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.


7 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

Chamber participates in inaugural 'Hawaii on the Hill' initiative

Colette Masunaga prepares to greet attendees at the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and Hawaii County product table at "Taste of Hawaii" in Washington.


7 hrs ago | CBS News

Would Hillary Clinton endorse Darth Vader for president in 2016?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses her new book, 'Hard Choices: A Memoir,' in a conversation with Lissa Muscatine, former Clinton speechwriter and co-owner of Politics& Prose Bookstore at the Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University June 13, 2014 in Washington, DC.


9 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Deal on veterans' health care costs at least $15B

JULY 24: Committee Chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee Rep. Jeff Miller speaks during a conference committee meeting of the VA reform bill July 24, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.


12 hrs ago | CBS Local

Obama Administration Officials to Tour Md. Jail

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on March 6, 2013 in Washington, D.C. BOYDS, Md.


15 hrs ago | The Toronto Star

U.S. lawmakers got cash from Alberta's Keystone lobbyists

One of Washington's most influential lobbying firms made thousands of dollars in political contributions to U.S. lawmakers as it worked on behalf of the Alberta government to promote Keystone, documents reveal.


15 hrs ago |

D.C. resident launches Capitol Hill Alphabet Animal Art Project

WASHINGTON Three years ago, Capitol Hill resident Stephen Young was walking through his neighborhood with his two young children, when he found himself saying, "E Street, we're crossing E Street, 'E' for elephant."


Sun Jul 27, 2014

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.



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.



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.


Sat Jul 26, 2014


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.


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".


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.


The Washington Post


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.


Fri Jul 25, 2014


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.


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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