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18 hrs ago | Roll Call

Congress Should Explore Greater Flexibility in the Workplace | Commentary

Capitol Hill is often described as one of the most difficult work environments in the U.S. The workforce is made up of extremely dedicated young people working very long hours, and participating in a public policy process that impacts the lives of millions of people.

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Related Topix: Books, Overwhelmed

22 hrs ago | Roll Call

Maryland Delegation Muscling for FBI Headquarters

Maryland delegation wants FBI headquarters, "but we're not going to be bullies here," Mikulski said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Donna Edwards, US House of Representatives, Benjamin Cardin, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, Maryland, Greenbelt, MD

23 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

Sea Change: Is a November Wave Forming?

The question of the moment is whether another wave is building like the one that propelled Republicans to a landslide win in 2010.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Greg Walden, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steve Israel, Barack Obama

Yesterday | Roll Call

Protest Raises Questions About Contract Workers of Legislative Branch

Norton and Ellison rally with federal contractors who work at Union Station, the National Zoo and other D.C. sites.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, US Politics, Representative Keith Ellison

Yesterday | Instapundit

Roll Call: In D.C., Response to Judge's Handgun Ruling Is Mixed...

For all practical purposes, a federal judge's weekend ruling that overturned local laws prohibiting District of Columbia residents from carrying guns outside of their homes has opened the door for non-residents to tote handguns into the city and has made it potentially easier for members and staffers to transport firearms across the District to the ... (more)

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

Yesterday | Roll Call

Ex-Congressman Tacks to Center in GOP Comeback Bid

Tiahrt dressed up as Wyatt Earp as a delegate at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

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Related Topix: Todd Tiahrt, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mike Pompeo, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Jerry Moran

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Roll Call

The Before Recess D.C. Bucket List

As recess approaches, it's always useful to have a list of only-in-D.C. activities at the ready as one faces the prospect of time away from the capital, whether spent on the campaign trail, the beach or otherwise.

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Related Topix: Lover Come Back, Comedy Movies, Rock Hudson, Easy-Listening, Tony Randall, Doris Day

Thu Jul 24, 2014

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Coal Country Kentuckians Will Invade Washington, Mitch McConnell Says

The EPA plans four public hearings on its proposed "Clean Power Plan" for greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, but none of them are in "coal country" - much to the chagrin of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Government, Kentucky, us Travel, Travel, Pennsylvania, Alternative Energy, Energy

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Quirky Ex-Senator Stomps on Democrats' S.D. Hopes

South Dakota Democrats are playing a tough hand in the Senate race, but they thought they could count on a wild card - former Sen. Larry Pressler - to help the contest break their way.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, South Dakota, South Dakota Government, Mike Rounds, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Mediaite.com

Bacon Lobbyist Arrested for Attempting to Enter Capitol with Gun

A bacon lobbyist was arrested this morning for attempting to bring a 9mm handgun into a Congressional office building - the second time someone's been arrested for the same offense in the past seven days.

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For D.C. Statehood Activists, Obama's Actions Leave 'A Lot to be Desired'

When voters elected Barack Obama in 2008, District of Columbia residents were thrilled to see a senator who backed a bill to give them voting rights in Congress head to the White House.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, US Politics, Barack Obama, Washington, DC, Brookland (Washington, DC)

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Labor-HHS-Education Appropriator Loses Senate Bid

The chairman of the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, Jack Kingston, R-Ga., was defeated in a bid to seek a Senate seat.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, Georgia

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Roll Call

4 Big Reasons Obama's Border Funds Request Is in Trouble

Granger is leading a GOP task force to make recommendations on the child migrant border surge The initial outcry in Washington over the scale and scope of the child migrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border signaled this could be a moment for rare bipartisan action.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, John Carter, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Illegal Immigration

Mon Jul 21, 2014

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Deepening of Savannah Port Is an Issue in Jack Kingston-David Perdue Race

The Port of Savannah is one point of contention in a Georgia Republican primary runoff Tuesday in which 11-term Rep. Jack Kingston vies with businessman David Perdue for the party's Senate nomination.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia, Georgia Government, US Governors, Sonny Perdue

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Boston.com

Pro-Gun Congressman's Staffer Arrested for Gun Possession

The press secretary for a pro-gun congressman from Pennsylvania was arrested Friday morning for allegedly having a gun while attempting to enter the nation's oldest congressional office building.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Marino, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, The Washington Post Company

CBS News

Why Elizabeth Warren should run for president

JULY 08: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., attends a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in Dirksen titled The Role of Regulation in Shaping Equity Market Structure and Electronic Trading," July 8, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Newt Gingrich

Thu Jul 17, 2014

StreetsBlog.org

Republican Senators Threaten to Slow Extension With Backward Amendments

Just as it seemed like a transportation extension was on the fast track to passage , a Tea Party senator from Utah is gumming up the works - and the top Republican on the EPW Committee might have a plan to help him.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Flickr, Oklahoma

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John Devaney Set To Take Leadership Role at Perkins Coie | Downtown Moves

John Devaney, who will soon become the new managing partner of law firm Perkins Coie , has some big shoes to fill.

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Related Topix: Downtown (Washington, DC), Perkins Coie, Law

Wed Jul 16, 2014

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Pedro Ribeiro Leaves Gray for Obama, Will Be Replaced by Doxie McCoy

As Gray's chief spokesman heads to the Obama administration, Norton's former communications director takes his place.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, US News

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The Quick Guide to 'Best Intern Ever: How to Ace Your Capitol Hill Internship'

Interns are busy. Most everyone in D.C. is busy. But as longtime Hill Navigator readers may have noticed, this week we launched the first Roll Call e-book: Best Intern Ever: How to Ace Your Capitol Hill Internship .

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