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  1. Gay Chorus Flier Vandalized in LongworthRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Roll Call

    An unknown vandal scrawled the slur "fags" across an advertisement for a Gay Men's Chorus of Washington D.C. holiday concert posted in the Longworth House Office Building. According to the chorus' director of marketing Craig Cipollini, the flier, which was tacked to a bulletin board outside the Creamery, told HOH that a congressional staffer and friend of the chorus who works in Longworth noticed the aberration upon arriving at work Wednesday morning.

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  2. CREW Awarded $86K After Court Fight for Don Young DocumentsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Roll Call

    Refusing to release information on the "Coconut Road Corruption Investigation" that targeted Rep. Don Young will cost the Department of Justice more than $86,000, a U.S. District Court judge for the District of Columbia has ruled. The order stems from a long-running corruption probe into House's longest-serving Republican, who has earned a reputation for his brash behavior on Capitol Hill and concluded in 2010 with no charges against Young, but Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington wanted more details on what DOJ uncovered.

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  3. Advocates and Chefs Judge Congress on Food PolicyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Roll Call

    Celebrity chefs might be more accustomed to judging food dishes, but on Thursday they teamed up with farm advocates and policy makers to offer their ratings on something people haven't always found palatable - Congress. "Top Chef" head judge Tom Colicchio and Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook - who spearhead the nonprofit organization Food Policy Action - released their third annual National Food Policy Scorecard , which grades lawmakers based on key food and farm bill votes determined by an advisory board.

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  4. Grazing Wars: Grass March Cowboys Ride to Capitol HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Roll Call

    A Prius driver pulled up next to the horse trailer parked on Maryland Avenue midday Thursday, a block southwest of the Capitol, and asked Nevada ranch hand George Martin what issue brought him to Washington. "Regulation without representation," responded Martin, 69, who was keeping a watchful eye on a dozen horses and three of his great-granddaughters, while the rest of the crew that rode with him for nearly 2,800 miles paid a visit to the Hill.

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  5. Don Young: the Kodiak Bear of Capitol HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 16 | Roll Call

    Colorful iconoclast or uncaring jerk? Young marches to his own beat, and Alaska voters don't really seem to mind. He's flouted ethics rules.

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  6. Harvard Welcomes New Members With 4-Day OrientationRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 16 | Roll Call

    It isn't easy for new members of Congress to sit down and talk openly with lawmakers from the other side of the aisle - cameras are ever-present, reporters are never far away and there isn't exactly a lot of love between the two major parties. Enter the Harvard Institute of Politics.

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  7. Retiring Bachmann Signals She's Still in the GameRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Roll Call

    Rep. Michele Bachmann may be retiring at the end of this year, but the woman who rose to prominence by founding the Congressional Tea Party Caucus in 2010 and running for president in 2012 isn't leaving Washington, D.C., quietly. In a speech and brief question-and-answer session Wednesday morning at the Heritage Foundation - billed as one of her last public speaking engagements as a member of the House of Representatives - the Minnesota Republican refreshed her audience on the history of the tea party movement and made a case for continuing the fight against higher taxes and bigger government.

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  8. 'Special Treatment' for Congress Inspires Another Obamacare LawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Roll Call

    This time it's not a lawmaker , but an outside conservative group that plans to file suit over alleged "special treatment" for members of Congress enrolled in gold-level coverage plans through DC Health Link. Judicial Watch, the group that continues to dog the Department of Health and Human Services for more transparency about implementation of the 2010 health care law, will share details Wednesday of a "taxpayer lawsuit challenging the District of Columbia's special treatment of Congress concerning Obamacare."

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  9. Tom Colicchio Helps Mark World Food Day in D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 14 | Roll Call

    Perhaps no other city in the United States provides the platform to address food issues better than Washington, D.C., a culinary hot-spot that also provides a public policy forum in the seat of government. It's a good time to eat out in the District.

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  10. Wasserman Schultz Gives Bowser A BoostRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Roll Call

    Muriel Bowser picked up more help from national Democrats on Tuesday in her bid to become the District of Columbia's next mayor, After the pair dialed up supporters, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman told reporters she was in Southeast D.C. to "give [Bowser] a boost - not that she needs it," dismissing suggestions the high-profile endorsements indicate uncertainty about whether Bowser can win the race. "Muriel Bowser will be elected the mayor of Washington, D.C.," Wasserman Schultz said, adding, "I was proud to endorse her the day after she won the primary and have been supportive of her ever since."

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  11. Gainer: Better Communication is the Lesson From Navy Yard ShootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Roll Call

    Last fall's massacre at the Navy Yard taught Capitol Hill law enforcement important lessons about front-line response and securing the chambers, according to former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance W. Gainer, who participated in a seminar on the subject Monday as part of his Gainer gave a warm welcome to Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy L. Lanier, who gave a keynote speech during the George Washington University event, reflecting on the response to the mass shooting. Lanier listed a number of regional police forces that helped with the Navy Yard response, including the Park Police and FBI - but not Capitol Police.

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  12. Congress Plays Politics With the Internet | CommentaryRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | Roll Call

    In a town where Democrats and Republicans can hardly agree on anything, Congress has the unique opportunity to pass legislation that is both bipartisan and popular: extending the ban on Internet access taxes. The Internet Tax Freedom Act, which prohibits politicians from slapping new taxes on Internet access, is currently scheduled to expire at the end of October.

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  13. Pelosi Calls for 'Independent Investigation'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | Roll Call

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stopped short on Wednesday of demanding Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resign, but called for an "independent investigation" into the disturbing protocol breaches within the agency that she said were "inexcusable." "The challenge may be more than one person," the California Democrat told reporters at a press conference on Capitol Hill.

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  14. White House Jumper Pleads Not GuiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | Roll Call

    Had Secret Service agents acted differently on Sept. 19, the person who scaled the White House fence might have been shot dead on the North Lawn, and Julia A. Pierson three charges stemming from the incident that has exposed the agency to The biggest issue during the 20-minute arraignment was whether Gonzalez, an Iraq war veteran possibly suffering through post-traumatic stress disorder, is mentally fit to stand trial.

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  15. Pelosi Calls for 'Independent Investigation' Into Secret Service LapsesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | Roll Call

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stopped short on Wednesday of demanding Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resign, but called for an "independent investigation" into the disturbing protocol breaches within the agency that she said were "inexcusable." "The challenge may be more than one person," the California Democrat told reporters at a press conference on Capitol Hill.

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  16. Secret Service Takes Beating in Rare Recess HearingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | Roll Call

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson took a beating from nearly 20 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee lawmakers who traveled back to Washington for Tuesday's rare, three-and-a-half hour recess hearing. Droves of cameramen and photographers packed into the panel's Rayburn meeting room to capture Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., demanding succinct responses from Pierson about botched security and the Since Congress left town, startling details about the security breach have emerged from court and media accounts.

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  17. A Simple Strategy to Improve Constituent Dialogue | CommentaryRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | Roll Call

    I was giving a speech to a group of citizens visiting Washington for a fly-in, and was asked this question: 'What's the most frustrating obstacle to enhancing the democratic dialog between citizens and Congress?' I surprised myself by responding quickly: 'Bad writing.' The problem starts with Capitol Hill misusing the most ubiquitous tool for interacting with constituents: email.

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  18. Congressional 'Perks' Under Siege in Midterm AdsRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 30 | Roll Call

    Peterson, seen here on the Hill with his band in 2012, has been scrutinized in campaign ads for accepting congressional 'perks.' Flights home from Washington, D.C., a six-figure salary and the House gym: They're all perks of the congressional gig.

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  19. 'Fort Bliss' -- A Grounded Movie Gets Theatrical RunRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | Roll Call

    Call it the little movie that could. "Fort Bliss," a feature film about an Army medic/single mom returning stateside after a tour in Afghanistan and struggling with re-entry, is enjoying a theatrical release in Washington, continuing its rise from festival favorite and video on demand to big screens.

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  20. 'Women Who Make a Difference' Honored in D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Roll Call

    An audience of mostly women filled the banquet hall of the Woman's National Democratic Club in Northwest D.C. Thursday evening to honor four women in the first Women Who Make a Difference awards, organized by the Top Ladies of Distinction D.C. chapter. The honorees represented a spectrum of public service in the nation's capital, from the rising political career of D.C. mayoral front-runner Muriel Bowser to the first female African American U.S. senator, former Ambassador to New Zealand Carol Moseley Braun.

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