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Should states lower the drinking age to 18?
Should vaccinations for children be legally required?
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.
Paint peeling off the walls. Sheets for curtains. Broken blinds. A mangled wicker chair made settable with a board.
The headlines are telling me that the White House is poised to re-up on their ambitions to support Obamacare , now that their vaunted "tech surge" has transformed Healthcare.gov from something that was "a ghastly mess" to something that's now "sort of OK."
This July 11, 2012 file photo shows Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.
President Barack Obama put a spotlight on rising income inequality in a major economic speech on Wednesday, arguing that the disparity is poses a "fundamental threat" to the American dream.
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun speaks during the 'Exempt America from Obamacare' rally, on Capitol Hill, September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce with Nagorno Karabakh Republic Speaker Ashot Ghulian at the Capitol Hill Celebration of Artsakh Independence.
Capitol HIll Exxon, one of the longest continually operating Washington DC auto repair businesses, has played an active supporting role this season, in the success of two other Capitol Hill neighborhood institutions: CHAMPS--Capitol Hill's Chamber of Commerce--annual Hilly Awards, and the Capitol Hill BID's 6th annual Magic & Miracles benefit and ... (more)
Family members of Miriam Carey, who was shot dead by police after leading Washington DC police a high speed say her death was unjustified.
If they want the government to continue paying part of their premiums, members of Congress will have to buy health coverage on the new exchange set up for small businesses in Washington D.C. as part of the Affordable Care Act.
The nation's influence-peddlers appear to be spending far less money lobbying lawmakers these days, confronted with a Congress that doesn't appear to be doing much of anything .
After a lot of vague talk about transportation revenues since the passage of MAP-21 - "everything is on the table" and "we need to think outside the box" - real proposals are finally being presented.