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  1. Nancy Pelosi: Congress Should Return To Vote On WarRead the original story w/Photo

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    Congress should return from its long election break and vote on President Barack Obama's authority to go to war against extremists in Iraq and Syria, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday. Obama launched strikes on the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, starting in early August, and will have been waging a wide-ranging military campaign against the militant group for more than three months before Congress returns from the campaign trail in mid-November.

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  2. Jeb Bush Makes Rare Appearance On Behalf Of Struggling GOP SenatorRead the original story w/Photo

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    Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush weighed in to a key midterm election race on Monday, telling a Kansas fundraiser for struggling Sen. Pat Roberts that the incumbent must be re-elected so the GOP can take control of the Senate and "fix a few things" in Washington. The former Florida governor told about 180 supporters that Roberts, who is facing an unexpectedly strong challenge from an independent candidate, would not let them down if re-elected.

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  3. Hilarious 'Dawson's Creek' Post Pops Up On Congressman's Facebook PageRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 27 | Switched

    At least that's what his followers deduced after the congressman took to Facebook on Friday to express his displeasure with a particular scene in the late-'90s television show. According to the Portland Mercury , the post disappeared from Blumenauer's Facebook page a few minutes after it was posted.

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  4. For Obama, Eric Holder's Exit Leaves A Void On Civil Rights IssuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Switched

    SEPTEMBER 25: U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Attorney General Eric Holder after Holder announced his resignation at the White House September 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. Holder has been led the Department of Justice since the beginning of the Obama administration in 2009 and plans to remain in office until his successor is named.

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  5. Republicans Rallying Behind 'Religious Liberty'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Switched

    SEPTEMBER 16: Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz questions witnesses during a hearing about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Senators questioned the top military and civilian leaders about the threat posed by the terrorist group calling itself ISIL.

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  6. Alison Lundergan Grimes Opposes 'Gun Show Loophole'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | Switched

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes said she disagrees with President Barack Obama's position on guns but would work to close a loophole allowing private gun owners to sell at gun shows without a background check. Grimes told Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio on Thursday that there should not be different standards for purchasing a gun at a gun show versus a gun store.

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  7. FBI Director James Comey 'Very Concerned' About New Apple, Google Privacy FeaturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | Switched

    FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that he was "very concerned" about new steps Silicon Valley tech giants were taking to strengthen privacy protections on mobile devices. "I am a huge believer in the rule of law, but I am also a believer that no one in this country is above the law," Comey told reporters at FBI headquarters in Washington.

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  8. House Campaign Committees Are Sitting On $100 Million In CashRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 20 | Switched

    The two party committees tasked with electing House members are sitting on a combined $100 million pile of cash, suggesting voters in the handful of competitive districts will face an onslaught of late political advertising. The National Republican Congressional Committee on Saturday reported raising more than $4 million last month and banking almost $46 million.

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  9. Pat Roberts Heads To Swing-Voting East KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 20 | Switched

    Senator Pat Roberts, a Rebublican from Kansas, speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct.10, 2013. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned that the congressional deadlock over the U.S. debt ceiling is 'beginning to stress the financial markets,' and failing to raise it by Oct. 17 could put Social Security and Medicare payments at risk.

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  10. RNC Bests DNC In August FundraisingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 20 | Switched

    MARCH 08: Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, speaks on a panel during the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord International Hotel and Conference Center on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. The conference, a project of the American Conservative Union, brings together conservatives polticians, pundits and voters for three days of speeches and workshops.

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  11. Congress Approves Bill To Cut Rape Evidence BacklogRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 18 | Switched

    Director of the Criminal Bureau for the Harris County Courthouse, stands amidst shelves and shelves of stored evidence in the courthouse evidence room, which is currently housed inside the cells of an old jail. In Houston, court officials and district attorneys subscribed to a low-tech approach to storing evidence: Once shelves get too full, simply throw out the boxes.

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  12. House Republicans Repackage Election-Year BillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 18 | Switched

    House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, speaks with members of the Italian Parliament after leaving the House chamber following a vote on an amendment at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

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  13. Leaking Dominion Virginia Power Coal Ash Ponds Spur ComplaintRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | Switched

    Five coal ash ponds at Dominion's Possum Point power plant, 30 miles south of Washington, "have been illegally leaking toxic pollutants for decades into groundwater and two popular waterways," the Southern Environmental Law Center, representing Potomac Riverkeeper and the Sierra Club, said in a statement. The groups made the allegation in a notice filed Wednesday with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and with the utility.

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  14. White House Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of National Recovery MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | Switched

    The White House Drug Policy Office is hosting an event Wednesday to honor the 25th Anniversary of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. A panel at the event includes Mayor of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Tim Willson; NFL Hall of Fame member Cris Carter; former Washington Post reporter Ruben Castaneda; and Arianna's daughter, Christina Huffington.

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  15. Congress Approves Inflation Increase For VeteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Switched

    SEPTEMBER 11: A US Capitol Police officer stands guard in front of the US Capitol building as the American flag flies at half staff, September 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. The flag is lowered on the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and on Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania.

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  16. GOP Senator: D.C. Statehood Is A 'Distraction'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Switched

    Less than 20 minutes after it began, the first hearing in more than 20 years on D.C. statehood became contentious. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee met Monday to discuss a bill that would make the District of Columbia America's 51st state.

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  17. Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked Again By Senate GOPRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Switched

    Senate Republicans on Monday blocked for the fourth time a bill that would strengthen federal equal pay laws for women. The Paycheck Fairness Act would ban employers from retaliating against employees who share salary information with each other, impose harsher penalties for pay discrimination and require employers to be able to show that wage gaps between men and women are based on factors other than gender.

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  18. One Family Was Powerful Enough To Change The Course Of This GOP PrimaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Switched

    To understand what transpired in the craziest Republican primary of the 2014 election cycle, you need to take a look at one family: the Barbours. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and his nephews Henry and Austin were instrumental in saving the political hide of Sen. Thad Cochran .

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  19. Why The Top GOP Corporate Lobbying Group Is Fudging The Math To Help DemocratsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | Switched

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a reliable backer of the Republican Party. So it was unusual to see the organization invoke a narrative straight out of the Democratic Party playbook last week, calling for the re-authorization of the Export-Import Bank as a way to tear down barriers to the economic success of women.

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  20. 'In Defense Of Christians' Organizes D.C. Conference To Support Brethren In Iraq, SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | Switched

    Iraqi Christians attend mass at Saint-Joseph church in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on August 31, 2014. Watching ancient Christian communities stand nearly defenseless as Islamic militants roll across swaths of the Middle East, coalitions of Christians are banding together to sound the alarm and demand government action.

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