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Yesterday | 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

Roll Call

McAllister Won't Ask for FBI Probe of Kissing Video Leak for Now

Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., left, invited Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty to join him at President Obama's State of the Union address earlier this year.

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Related Topix: US News, State of the Union

Roll Call

Timing of 'Uncle Earl' Indictment Questioned on Capitol Hill

Asked about the Jeffrey Thompson indictment, Holder said cases are brought when they are ready "irrespective of what the political fallout is going to be."

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Representative Cedric Richmond, Democrat

Roll Call

Global Democratic PAC Formed

A top national law firm, which provides legal assistance to Democrats, has helped register the Global Democratic PAC with the Federal Election Commission.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Federal Election Commission

MarketWatch

Signs of life in House for jobless-aid extension

An extension of unemployment insurance may be getting a chance in the House of Representatives - with conditions.

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Related Topix: US News, Pete Sessions, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ryan, Representative Justin Amash

National Journal

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

The pro-business group is making a bet that the North Carolina Republican is the party's most electable candidate in the fall.

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

Roll Call

John Tierney Survived 2012. Now What?

Rep. John F. Tierney may have successfully put a family legal scandal far enough behind him to win re-election in 2012, but he's facing another test.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Tierney, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Salem, MA

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Roll Call

David Eldridge

David Eldridge has covered Washington news and politics since 1999, when he joined The Washington Times after managing daily newspapers in Nebraska and Texas .

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Related Topix: Baytown, TX

Roll Call

Larry Pressler Stops by Roll Call Book Club

Former South Dakota Sen. Larry Pressler, who served in the House and Senate as a Republican and trying to return to the Senate as an independent, stopped by Monday night's Roll Call Book Club at Hill Center , which happened to be discussing Charles Wheelan's "The Centrist Manifesto," a book arguing for the need to elect centrists not affiliated ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Angus King

Roll Call

If CBS Picks Colbert, D.C. Could Get Late-Night Treatment

According to Mashable , CBS's top choice to replace Letterman is Stephen Colbert - the comedian/satirist who considers Del.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, The Colbert Report, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

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