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  1. Feinstein and CIA step up war over spying on SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFGate

    This April 3, 2014 file photo shows Senator Dianne Feinstein D-CA as she walks to a closed meeting of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The lawmaker behind the explosive US Senate report on enhanced interrogation techniques presented several torture prevention proposals on January 5, 2015 to President Barack Obama including a ban on the CIA holding detainees.

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  2. Obama's pointed speech targets GOPRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | SFGate

    Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress , President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP's own plans. In a shift from tradition, Obama's address to a joint session of Congress was less a laundry list of new proposals and more an attempt to sell a story of a national economy emerging from the "shadow of crisis."

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  3. House overwhelmingly approves Keystone XL pipelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | SFGate

    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee members, from left, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., confer on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, as the committee crafts a markup of the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline bill. The bill, at the top of the GOP agenda, was passed out of the committee and will go to the Senate floor for debate.

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  4. John Boehner beats back dissent to reclaim House speaker postRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 6 | SFGate

    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, right, kisses U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, after passing the gavel to Boehner during the first session of the 114th Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. John Boehner was sworn in for a third term as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, overcoming a challenge within his party as a new Republican-controlled Congress convened today in Washington.

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  5. Washington drops its war on medical potRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | SFGate

    Alison Holcomb, left, of the Washington state ACLU, shares a laugh with first customer Deb Greene at Seattle's Cannabis City in July. Washington is waving a white flag in the medical marijuana wars.

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  6. The $1.1T bill: School lunches, light bulbs, potRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | SFGate

    Sen. Lindsey Graham talks with reporters after the Senate voted on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through the next fiscal year on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington. School kids, truckers, marijuana smokers and fans of old-fashioned light bulbs are among millions of Americans with something extra riding on passage of a giant spending bill needed to keep the government running.

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  7. The $1.1T bill: School lunches, light bulbs, potRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | SFGate

    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, as the Senate considers a spending bill. The House has passed an additional stopgap spending to make certain the government doesn't shut down at midnight Saturday when current funding authority runs out.

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  8. Ashton Carter is Obama's likely Pentagon pickRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | SFGate

    Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is expected to be nominated by President Obama for the position of Secretary of Defense. FILE - DECEMBER 2, 2014: According to reports, former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is expected to be nominated by President Obama for the position of Secretary of Defense December 2, 2014.

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  9. House GOP considers options to oppose Obama immigration orderRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | SFGate

    Jeh Johnson, U.S. secretary of Homeland Security , arrives to a House Homeland Security Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Johnson and Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro "Ali" Mayorkas were leading architects of Obama's recently announced policy protecting as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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  10. Ashton Carter tops Obama's Pentagon short listRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | SFGate

    Deputy U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has emerged as President Barack Obama's top candidate to become the next defense secretary, according to administration officials, putting him in line to take over a sprawling department that has had an uneasy relationship with the White House. From left Army General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,, Ashton B. Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense, and Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary of Defense and Comptroller, wait for a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill February 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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  11. Ex-coal firm CEO Don Blankenship denies guilt in mine Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | SFGate

    In this May 20, 2010 photo, Massey Energy Company Chief Executive Officer Don Blankenship pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The former CEO who oversaw the West Virginia mine that exploded in 2010, killing 29 people, has been indicted on federal charges related to a mine safety investigation.

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  12. Nancy Pelosi talks up the agony and the Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | SFGate

    "We don't agonize. We organize," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chimed after an editorial board meeting with The Chronicle Monday.

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    Oct 13, 2014 | SFGate

    A debate over legalizing marijuana in the nation's capital is focusing on the outsized number of arrests of African Americans on minor drug charges. Pot legalization supporters in Colorado and Washington state also spoke about racial justice, but their voters are mostly white and their campaigns focused more on other issues.

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  14. Harry Reid and Ted Cruz. Congress' popularity-contest Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | SFGate

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid doesn't look very good in the Washingtonian's biennial Best and Worst of Congress list for 2014. The honors, based on votes by Capitol Hill staffers, position Reid, D-Nev., as the worst speaker and most partisan and second-meanest solon in the nation's allegedly most deliberative body.

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  15. Secret Service chief quits due to security lapsesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | SFGate

    In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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  16. Wait 'til 2016, Nancy Pelosi saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | SFGate

    OCTOBER 01: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks at the U.S. Capitol October 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. Leader Pelosi spoke about issues before Congress during her weekly press briefing.

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  17. Obama in elevator with armed manRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | SFGate

    President Barack Obama pauses during a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Washington.

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  18. Famed violinist plays do-over at DC train stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2014 | SFGate

    Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell will try playing in a train station again, though this time he hopes it's more conducive to making music. Seven years ago, Bell performed incognito for tips in a Washington subway station, but almost no one stopped to listen.

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  19. Legislators push to curb tax inversionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2014 | SFGate

    Rep. Mike Thompson , D-St. Helena, and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein are among those on Capitol Hill mounting an assault on corporate America's rising reliance on minnow-swallows-whale mergers that permit corporations to avoid U.S. taxes by relocating overseas.

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  20. Legislators making bigger push to curb tax inversionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2014 | SFGate

    Rep. Mike Thompson , D-St. Helena, and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein are among those on Capitol Hill mounting an assault on corporate America's rising reliance on minnow-swallows-whale mergers that permit corporations to avoid U.S. taxes by relocating overseas.

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