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Behind the Camera in Ferguson

On Aug. 14, I was in St. Louis with reporter Emily Cahn waiting to fly back to D.C. the next day.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, St. Louis, MO, Journalism

21 hrs ago | Roll Call

Lights May Go Out on Capitol Dome Friday Night

Don't be alarmed if the lights flicker outside the Capitol Dome Friday night. The enduring beacon of freedom isn't dead - it's undergoing regular maintenance.

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Mary Rose Wilcox Vies for Arizona's 7th District

Former Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, a Democrat, hopes her community ties and political experience will boost her to victory in Tuesday's primary in Arizona's 7th District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Ed Pastor, Democrat, Maricopa County, AZ

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Chambliss Wants Special Counsel to Investigate Obama on Bergdahl Swap

The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee wants a special counsel to investigate President Barack Obama's swap of five Taliban members for the release of Army Sgt.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Prison, Guantanamo Bay

Thu Aug 21, 2014

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Authorities Prepare for Ferguson Protests in Washington

Downtown business owners and property managers in the District of Columbia are warning of the potential for violent Ferguson-related protests Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Columbia Heights (Washington, DC), Downtown (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, US National Parks, Meridian Hill Park

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U.S. Representative Ryan sees no government shutdown this year: paper

U.S. Representative Paul Ryan expects his Republican Party to avoid a U.S. government shutdown this year, he told a Washington newspaper, saying he thought they would fund federal agencies through the upcoming elections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

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First-Term Congressman Aims to Topple Pryor Dynasty in Arkansas

Arkansas has had its share of political dynasties, first and foremost the Clintons.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, Blanche Lincoln, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat

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Once a GOP Staffer, Candidate Now Vies to Be Main Event

When David Young first became Sen. Charles E. Grassley's chief of staff seven years ago, the senator sat him down for a talk.

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Related Topix: Tom Latham, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Iowa, Life, Food, Food Festival, US Senate, Jim Bunning

Wed Aug 20, 2014

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Coleman School Board Two Meetings Aug. 25

The Coleman School Board will hold two metings on Monday, Aug. 25 in the Board Room.

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Durbin Sparks Backlash After Praising Prison As Job-Creator

Sen. Dick Durbin speaks during the Senate Democrats' news conference on March 26. Sen. Dick Durbin has spoken out time and again on the floor of the Capitol in Washington about the injustice of a criminal justice system that has filled America's jails and prisons with more than 2 million people.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Prison, Richard Durbin, Democrat, Representative Cheri Bustos, US House of Representatives

Tue Aug 19, 2014

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Behind the Camera in Ferguson

On Aug. 14, I was in St. Louis with reporter Emily Cahn waiting to fly back to D.C. the next day.

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Related Topix: St. Louis, MO, Journalism

Mon Aug 18, 2014

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After Dark Quaff of the Week: Iced Coffee Challenge Part 2

Before the days of Starbucks in every urban street corner and suburban strip mall, "iced coffee" was rare.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee

Sat Aug 16, 2014

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Montana Democrats Nominate John Walsh Replacement

The Montana Democratic Party nominated state Rep. Amanda Curtis on Saturday to replace retiring Sen. John Walsh on the ballot in November.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Montana, Lewis and Clark County, MT, Helena, MT

Thu Aug 14, 2014

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In Wake of Ferguson, New Focus on Civil Rights, Militarized Cops

Ferguson could convince Reid to resurrect nomination of an Obama assistant attorney general nominee.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Tom Harkin, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

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Statehood Push: Take Over D.C. Prisons, Save Money

D.C. statehood activists wonder how the District would handle its criminal justice system if it becomes the 51st state.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Prison, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate

Wed Aug 13, 2014

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After Dark Quaff of the Week: Iced Coffee Challenge

Arguably more refreshing than a beer, cheaper than wine, fewer calories than a lemonade, and more caffeine than iced tea: Iced coffee might be the perfect summer beverage.

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Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Beer, Soft Drinks

Mon Aug 11, 2014

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McCarthy Sets Up Votes on Messaging Bills Ahead of Midterms

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy doesn't state the obvious in his Friday memo to colleagues about what the chamber must contend with next month: Avoiding a government shutdown at the end of September.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, California, Barack Obama

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Mikulski Plots One More Push at Omnibus

When the Senate returns next month, the chamber's top appropriator is planning one more push at an omnibus, even if it's a serious long shot.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Elijah Cummings, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Barbara Mikulski, Republican, Harold Rogers, Harry Reid

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McAllister Moving Past 'Kissing Congressman'

Vance McAllister's political career flatlined earlier this year, a victim of self-inflicted wounds from an embarrassing infidelity scandal.

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Related Topix: Rodney Alexander, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana

Fri Aug 08, 2014

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McCarthy Sets Up Votes on Messaging Bills Ahead of Midterms

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy doesn't state the obvious in his Friday memo to colleagues about what the chamber must contend with next month: Avoiding a government shutdown at the end of September.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Eric Cantor, California, Barack Obama

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