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11 hrs ago | Education Week

Federal Charter Measure Clears Hurdle in House

States and districts would be encouraged to help grow high-quality charter schools-and ensure that they enroll and retain English-language learners and students in special education-under a bipartisan bill approved overwhelmingly by the House Education and the Workforce Committee last week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Kline, George Miller, Democrat, Representative Frederica Wilson, Representative Jared Polis

17 hrs ago | Patch.com

Poll Shows Tierney-Tisei in Dead Heat

Congressman John Tierney and Republican challenger Richard Tisei are deadlocked, according to a new Emerson College Polling Society survey .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Emerson College, Middleton, MA, Topsfield, MA, Peabody, MA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Roll Call

GOP Candidate's Response to Attacks? Silence and Ocean Waves

In the final week before a special primary in Florida, businessman Curt Clawson has a message for his opponents: silence.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Republican, Representative Trey Radel, Democrat

The Washington Post

Michelle Nunn raises $2.4 million in first quarter

Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn had another strong fundraising quarter, bringing in $2.4 million during the first three months of 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, World News

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Washington Times

Chaffetz questions $175 million a slush funda for Afghans

The chairman of a key House oversight panel is calling for an investigation into what he says looks like a $175 million "slush fund" set up by the U.S. Agency for International Development to entice Afghan government officials into embracing Western-style reforms.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, World Bank, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Democrat

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Column: Invoking Joe McCarthy

I have here in my hand a list of six people who think Darrell Issa is a fellow traveler of Joseph McCarthy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Democrat, Representative Tammy Duckworth, Elijah Cummings, John Mica, Opinion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Post

Dana Milbank: As Darrell Issa shows, it's a bad time to be a demagogue

I have here in my hand a list of six people who think Darrell Issa is a fellow traveler of Joseph McCarthy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Democrat, Representative Tammy Duckworth, Elijah Cummings, John Mica, Opinion

Lowell Sun

Tsongas, Tierney, Tisei rebuff Ryan budget

Both Democratic Rep. John Tierney and his Republican challenger Richard Tisei spoke out Thursday against the Republican budget authored by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and narrowly passed by the House.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Democrat, Medicare, Health, AARP, Social Security, Personal Finance

Groong

Menendez And Royce Lead Capitol Hill Armenian Genocide Commemoration

MENENDEZ AND ROYCE LEAD CAPITOL HILL ARMENIAN GENOCIDE COMMEMORATION 12:26 10.04.2014 The leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee - the two Congressional panels that conduct oversight of U.S. foreign policy - joined with more than two dozen of their legislative colleagues today at a Capitol Hill ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Armenia, Turkey, Middle East, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative David Cicilline, Democrat, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jack Reed

Thu Apr 10, 2014

City of Boston

Massachusetts Officials Promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

BOSTON As communities across the Commonwealth continue to battle a rash of heroin overdoses, the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation joined Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Patrick Administration at Boston City Hall today and urged citizens to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Massachusetts, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Stephen Lynch, Democrat, Massachusetts Government

Wed Apr 09, 2014

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, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Roll Call, Salem, MA

Mon Apr 07, 2014

City of Boston

Massachusetts Officials Promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

BOSTON As communities across the Commonwealth continue to battle a rash of heroin overdoses, the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation joined Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Patrick Administration at Boston City Hall today and urged citizens to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Massachusetts, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Stephen Lynch, Democrat, Massachusetts Government

Boston Herald

Atkins: Charlie Baker needs to overcome GOP

What a difference a decade makes. Remember the old state GOP - the party of Bill Weld and Paul Cellucci and Mitt Romney 1.0? It focused on fiscal conservatism, keeping social issues out of the political discourse.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Scott Brown, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Opinion

Sun Apr 06, 2014

UPI

House members grill USAID official on money spent in Afghanistan

The U.S. Agency for International Development has spent $17 billion since 2001 to help Afghanistan rebuild itself, but doesn't have enough safeguards in place to ensure the money isn't wasted or used fraudulently, members of a House subcommittee charged Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Government Executive

USAID Calls Accusations of Afghanistan Cover-Up 'Offensive'

Tensions flared Thursday between a special watchdog and the agency charged with planting seeds of development in war-torn Afghanistan.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Jason Chaffetz, US News, Democrat

Roll Call

Internal Poll: Tierney Holds Wide Lead in Democratic Primary

National Democrats say Massachusetts Rep. John F. Tierney is not facing a Democratic primary challenge nearly as competitive as some in the party had feared.

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

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Times-Union

Smart Guns, Dumb Idea

Gary Gerard Times-Union General Manager Last month U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey announced introduction of "The Handgun Trigger Safety Act."

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Related Topix: Edward Markey, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Guns

Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Washington Post

Lawmakers want info from contractor accused of silencing whistleblowers

Signaling a widening investigation into claims that one of the nation's largest government contractors routinely covered up reports of fraud, two members of a powerful congressional committee on Tuesday demanded that the company turn over numerous internal documents and corporate files.

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Related Topix: Halliburton, Energy, Oil & Gas, US Politics, Elijah Cummings, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sports

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Boston.com

Massachusetts a Democratic bulwark in House seats

Against a tide of redistricting that helped Republicans maintain control of the U.S. House in 2012, Massachusetts offered a political bulwark for Democrats, who have denied the GOP a seat in the state's House delegation for nearly two decades.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Barney Frank, Democrat, Representative William Keating, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney

Fri Mar 28, 2014

RedState

So why *did* the Democratic House leadership vote against pediatric research?

So, once upon a time the House of Representatives took up the "Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, Henry Waxman

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