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A local nun traveled to the nation's capital this week and fasted for two days as part of a month-long movement in Washington, D.C. Immigrant rights and labor leaders launched "Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship" on Nov. 12. The group set up tents on Capitol Hill last month, and members plan to remain until Thursday.
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The Capitol Christmas Tree toured through 22 cities and traveled about 5,000 miles from Washington State, finally arriving in the District of Columbia on Nov. 25. Washington has celebrated the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony since 1923, when then First Lady Grace Coolidge granted permission to place a cut Christmas tree on the White ... (more)
Bobbie, anyone? But the 3rd Annual Taste of Delaware at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill in the Russell Senate Office Building, will showcase some of our other culinary traditions.
Obamacare enrollment has been far below White House expectations around the country, but it has been going gangbusters among House members on Capitol Hill.
Congressman Michael Burgess attends a press conference to discuss the ObamaCare Choice Act on Capitol Hill October 29, 2013 in Washington, D.C. States that have opted not to expand their Medicaid programs as part of federal health care reform are giving up tens of billions of dollars in U.S. subsidies toward insurance programs for low-income ... (more)
Capitol Hill staffers are hitting multiple obstacles in trying to enroll in the Obamacare exchange just days before the federal government's deadline for getting coverage.
Bike-share has exploded in the last decade - and in North America, just in the last few years.
Over the years, Nelson Mandela paid several visits to Washington, drawing admiring crowds, appearing on the most prominent stages in the city and the nation, and leaving listeners on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue certain that they had been in the presence of greatness.
The New York Times reported on a dangerous legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act brought by officials in states who refuse to implement their own healthcare exchanges, which has been widely trumpeted in right-wing media.
Sen. Claire McCaskill took to Twitter Thursday to react to a controversial news conference where Florida state attorney Willie Meggs announced that Jameis Winston was not going to be charged with sexual assault - an affair that many said was too light-hearted.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks during the confirmation hearing for Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen on Nov. 14, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Several House Democrats are feeling heat for their connections to a centrist think tank that has called for cuts to federal entitlements, highlighting fissures within the Democratic Party ... (more)
Private sector schools were responsible for awarding 23 percent of all the degrees and certifications required to earn jobs in IP-intensive industries in 2012.
Why can't members of Congress just get along? Critics of polarization often suggest that a key reason for the decline of bipartisanship is the lack of social connections across party lines.