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1 hr ago | The Huffington Post

Alison Lundergan Grimes Hits Mitch McConnell For Saying It's 'Not My Job' To Create Local Jobs

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell faces criticism for saying that stimulating local economic development "is not my job."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Beattyville, KY

5 hrs ago | Switched

Harry Reid Calls On Republicans To Condemn 'Hateful Racist' Cliven Bundy

MARCH 26: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks during the Senate Democrats' news conference to unveil 'A Fair Shot for Everyone' agenda on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Dianne Feinstein

12 hrs ago | Roll Call

Democratic Frontrunner Airs First Ad in Open Virginia Race

Former Virginia Lt. Gov. Donald S. Beyer Jr., speaks during the Mount Vernon District Democratic Committee's annual Mardi Gras fundraiser at Don Beyer's Volvo car dealership in Alexandria, Va., on March 1. The front-runner in a crowded Democratic primary to succeed retiring Rep. James P. Moran, D-Va., released Thursday the first television ad of ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, James Moran, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alexandria, VA

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Lucianne.com

Hastert Gathers ChicagoRepublicans To Push Amnesty

Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, now a K Street lobbyist, is gathering with several Chicago Republicans for a public event aimed at yet again building support in Washington for amnesty, Roll Call reports.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, US Senate, Republican, Illinois, Illinois Government

News Observer

Aiken launches first ad; Crisco's latest attacks Aiken record

Clay Aiken's first ad buy spotlights his foundation's work with children with autism and a childhood with "a violent father."

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Related Topix: George Bush, W., Greensboro, NC

Roll Call

Congressman's Son Touts Trucking Business in TV Spot

Trucking company owner Mike Collins, one of seven Republicans looking to succeed Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., debuted Wednesday a biographical spot to introduce himself to voters less than one month from the primary.

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Related Topix: US News, Representative Paul Broun, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ron Paul, Georgia, Georgia Government

Roll Call

DC Ducks Meets Roll Call After Dark

"There's a lot of things you can do wrong," said Capt. Bob, the DC Ducks skipper responsible for 19 souls in "Rubber Duck" as it glided along the waterways of the Potomac, with Roll Call After Dark at the wheel.

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Related Topix: Washington DC

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Breitbart.com

...Hastert Rallies Chicago GOP for Immigration Reform

Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, now a K Street lobbyist, is gathering with several Chicago Republicans for a public event aimed at yet again building support in Washington for amnesty, Roll Call reports .

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Representative Adam Kinzinger, US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US Senate, Representative Aaron Schock, Republican, US House of Representatives

Kinston Free Press

The establishment strikes back in U.S. House race

Roll Call's Jonathan Strong reported that afternoon of a move made by Speaker of the House John Boehner in reining in his caucus and giving notice to House Republicans who had a tendency to go their own way that he wasn't playing around.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Walter Jones, Representative David Schweikert, Representative Justin Amash

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Report: US lawmakers wary of Israeli spying hesitate on visa waiver

American lawmakers in Washington are hesitant to ease visa restrictions for Israelis wishing to enter the United States for fear that it would increase the risk of Israeli espionage, Roll Call is reporting on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, Nita Lowey, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Roll Call

Republican Whacks Harry Reid in New North Carolina Senate Ad

The 30-second spot, titled "Meddling," accuses Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., of "trying to fool Republican voters, meddling in our primary to get a weak opponent for Kay Hagan."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

Yahoo!

Matt Bai: Democrats hark back to the politics of race

Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the DCCC, speaks at the National Press Club's Newsmaker series on how Rep. Paul Ryan's, R-Wis., budget will effect the midterm elections.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steve Israel, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Ron Paul, Republican

Wed Apr 16, 2014

National Journal

Thom Tillis (R) North Carolina during an interview at Roll Call in Washington, D.C.

Democrats are getting involved in the North Carolina Republican primary, a sign that the party is hoping to encourage GOP voters to nominate weaker candidates in closely contested primaries.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Shaw (Washington, DC), Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Huffington Post

Top Democrat: 'Not All' Republicans Are Racist

Rep. Steve Israel chairman of the DCCC, speaks at the National Press Club's Newsmaker series.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steve Israel, Nancy Pelosi, Greg Walden, Republican

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Huffington Post

Marco Rubio Staff Move Stirs 2016 Speculation

APRIL 03: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a news conference in the Capitol on legislation that would increase the accountability of the Veterans Affairs Department.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mel Martinez, Life, Veteran Affairs, Washington, DC, Buena Vista (Washington, DC)

Roll Call

Crane Arrives on East Front Friday Night, Rotunda Closes Saturday

Tourists took final glimpses at the interior of the Rotunda before the 17-day closure.

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Related Topix: Washington, DC

Roll Call

HOH: Grover Norquist's Global Suckdom Index

Welcome to the suck. It's not as bad as it seems. That was sounds-negative-actually-positive sentiment from Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform, at a panel following Thursday night's screening of Jose Antonio Vargas' "Documented," at the Newseum.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Journalism, Immigration Reform

Switched

Dem Rep Stands By His Claim That Congress' Pay Is Too Low

One week after revealing his belief that Congress is "underpaid," Rep. Jim Moran stood by that claim, explaining why he's pushing for more compensation.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Roll Call

Begich Introduces D.C. Autonomy Bills

Begich followed through with a promise made at his 52nd birthday party to help D.C. Sen. Mark Begich kept his birthday party promise to D.C. Shadow Sen. Paul Strauss, introducing two bills on Thursday that, if passed, would result in greater autonomy for the District of Columbia.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Mark Begich, Columbia, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Republican, Darrell Issa

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Daily Trojan

Paying Congress more will not solve problems

"I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid," said Representative James Moran, a Democrat from Virginia who is retiring at the end of this session, in an interview with CQ Roll Call.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, James Moran, US House of Representatives, Democrat

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