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  1. D.C. Council Talks Marijuana Legalization, 'Rookie Cookies'Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Roll Call

    Votes on pot legalization have yet to be tallied, but the D.C. Council is already talking about "Rookie Cookies." Five days before Washingtonians head to the polls, the council's Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and Committee on Finance and Revenue held a joint public hearing to explore how the District of Columbia would tax and regulate its marijuana industry.

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  2. 'Smitty' Vying to Become D.C. Attorney GeneralRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Roll Call

    Through the drizzling rain on a gray October morning, blue signs emblazoned with "Smitty" are visible in the windows of a three-story red brick building in Shaw. In a small office upstairs, campaign staffers are working to make sure the signs' namesake becomes D.C.'s first elected attorney general.

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  3. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Roll Call

    The Minnesota White Spruce to be decorated for holiday festivities on the West Front of the Capitol was cut down Wednesday and is en route to Washington, where it will be lit by Speaker John A. Boehner on Dec. 2. According to a statement from the Architect of the Capitol, the tree will be decorated by by thousands of handcrafted ornaments from Minnesotan children in the North Star State. "It's a major point of pride for Minnesota that this year's Capitol Christmas Tree comes from the Chippewa National Forest," Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said in the AOC release. 1 comment

  4. Grant Gerber, Nevada Activist, Dies From Fall Sustained on Horseback Ride to Capitol HillRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Roll Call

    A horseback protest that trotted through Washington on Oct. 16 turned out to be one of the final rides of Nevada conservative activist Grant Gerber's life. The Elko County Commissioner, hailed by friends as a "freedom fighter," died nine days after visiting Capitol Hill with the Grass March Cowboy Express to voice frustrations over Bureau of Land Management grazing policies.

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  5. All Work? Congress Averaging 70-Hour Work WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 28 | Roll Call

    Long day at work? A new report finds Members of Congress work 70-hour weeks. . Who are some of the hardest working men and women in Washington, D.C.? Congress, apparently.

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  6. Alyce Dixon, Feisty World War II Vet, Gets Private Sit-Down in Oval OfficeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | Roll Call

    President Barack Obama welcomes one of the spunkiest centenarians in the District of Columbia to the Oval Office for a private Monday afternoon meeting. World War II veteran Alyce Dixon, who turned 107 on Sept.

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  7. Gay Chorus Flier Vandalized in LongworthRead the original story

    Friday Oct 24 | 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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  8. CREW Awarded $86K After Court Fight for Don Young DocumentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 24 | 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. '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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Congress Plays Politics With the Internet | CommentaryRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2014 | 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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