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6 hrs ago | Mother Jones

Donald Rumsfeld Will Never Overpay His Taxes

Via Steve Benen, I see that Donald Rumsfeld sends the IRS a letter every year when he files his taxes.

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Related Topix: Tax, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US News

10 hrs ago | WIVB-TV Buffalo

'Red Tails' WWII airmen plan reunion in NY

Maj. L. Anderson, 88, of Washington, an original Tuskegee Airman, hold his Congressional Gold Medal after being presented with the medal in a ceremony at the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, Monday Nov. 11, 2013.

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Related Topix: Tuskegee, AL, African-American, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Washington Post

Federal Diary: Report shows shrinking pay gap for federal employees, but few women are in top jobs

The pay gap between male and female federal employees, with men on top, "has dramatically shrunk," says a report issued Friday by the Office of Personnel Management .

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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, Roll Call, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Mark Begich, Columbia, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Republican, Darrell Issa

Roll Call

Colbert Owes D.C., Says Nemesis Eleanor Holmes Norton

Moments before Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., headed to the floor to school a nearly empty House chamber on the District's case for statehood, some exciting news broke: CBS tapped comedian and Norton frenemy Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman behind the "Late Show" desk.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Washington Post

Democrats eye independent runs for David Catania's at-large D.C. Council seat

The passing of last week's primary elections and the apparent determination of David A. Catania to pursue a mayoral run has led a host of current and former Democrats to openly ponder independent runs for his at-large seat - including two sitting ward council members.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alexander, AR

Tue Apr 08, 2014

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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City Paper

Tommy Wells Considering At-Large Run

Since Tommy Wells chose running for mayor over hanging on to his Ward 6 D.C. Council post, he's scheduled to leave the Wilson Building with fellow lame duck Jim Graham in January.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, Democrat, US News

MyHighPlains.com

Equal Pay Day

President Obama brings Equal Pay Activist Lily Ledbetter back to the White House to watch him sign some equal pay executive orders.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Washington Post

Metropolitan Baptist Church faces foreclosure on 'God's Promised Land in Largo"

The Metropolitan Baptist Church sold its building in D.C. to build this $30 million-dollar complex, but financing halted the project.

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Related Topix: Largo, MD, Foreclosures, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Logan Circle (Washington, DC), Bill Clinton, History in the News, Clinton, MD

Business Journal

Norton finds 'urgent call' for changes in Union Station audit

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., says a Department of Transportation audit of Union Station finds several concerns about the condition and financial stability of the historic rail station.

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Roll Call

Fight for D.C. Rights Comes to Capitol Hill on Friday

Washingtonians will storm Capitol Hill Friday to tell Congress how the District's lack of legislative and budget freedom negatively affects their lives.

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The Washington Post

Progressive Caucus calls for stronger action against wage theft

The leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus this week sent a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez urging the Labor Department to step up its enforcement actions against wage theft.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Representative Keith Ellison, Raul Grijalva, Health

High Times

Washington DC Decriminalization Bill Signed Into Law

Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray inked a deal with the stoners in our nation's capital earlier this week; signing a bill to decriminalize possession of marijuana.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Marijuana, Prison, Columbia, SC, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Roll Call

D.C. Race Roundup: Charles Allen Secures Ward 6 Council Seat

Ward 6 Democrats picked Charles Allen to replace his former boss, D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells, in Tuesday's primary election.

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The Washington Post

Norton urges release impact report of CSXa s tunnel project in SE

The tunnel that goes underground near Garfield Park and H and Second streets SE under the Southeast-Southwest Freeway.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Senator Tim Kaine, US Senate, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Virginia Government, Education

Tue Apr 01, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

DC Voter Guide 2014

Tuesday, April 1 is primary day in Washington, DC. However early voting starts on Monday, March 17 and continues through WASHINGTON, DC --Primary Day in the District is Tuesday, April 1. Poll hours are 7 a.m. -8 p.m. The Delegate is elected to a two-year term serving the people of the District of Columbia.

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The Huffington Post

Atheist Group's Report Card Flunks Congress, Gives Elizabeth Warren Perfect Score

The Secular Coalition for America, a non-theistic advocacy group, flunked Congress in its 2013 Congressional Report Card released Monday, which graded lawmakers based on their voting records on issues related to church-state separation and anti-discrimination safeguards.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Rush Holt, Walter Jones, Republican, Representative Tim Walberg

Washington Times

State Obamacare numbers trickle in; Congress is bulk of D.C. small-biz enrollees

State-run health exchanges began Tuesday to share their final Obamacare numbers, with the nation's capital reporting that more than 20 percent of its individual and family enrollments came in the last week alone before Monday's deadline.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Roll Call

Gray Signs D.C.'s Marijuana Decriminalization Bill, Norton Vows to Defend it

Mayor Vincent Gray quietly signed Washington, D.C.'s marijuana decriminalization measure on Monday, sending one of the nation's most potent pot bills to Congress for review.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Vincent Gray, US Governors, Roll Call, US Politics, Danny Davis, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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