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  1. Ben Carson becomes first GOP presidential ...Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Washington Times

    Retired neurosurgeon Ben S. Carson has formally launched an exploratory committee to test the waters for a White House bid next year, providing the clearest signal yet about his intentions. The move means Mr. Carson, who was a weekly columnist for The Washington Times, can now raise money to fund a presidential bid and makes him a candidate for all practical purposes.

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  2. Pakistan envoy: Iran nuke deal would lower tensions, boost projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Washington Times

    While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was warning in his Tuesday address to Congress that Iran's neighbors feared the potential nuclear agreement now being negotiated by the Obama administration and its international partners, at least one of those neighbors said it is rooting strongly that a deal can be struck. A deal to curb Iran's nuclear programs and ease economic sanctions on Tehran would be seen as "extremely positive" by Pakistan and many other countries in the region, Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Jalil Abbas Jilani told a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor just an hour before the Israeli leader began speaking on Capitol Hill.

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  3. Highlights from around the CapitolRead the original story

    Yesterday | Washington Times

    All 20 Texas Senate Republicans sent a letter Monday to President Barack Obama demanding more flexibility for their state to administer Medicaid - but also vowing that, without it, expanding the program under the White House's signature health care law remains "not worth discussing." Sen. Charles Schwertner said the cost of covering the joint federal-state program providing health care for the poor and disabled has grown from 12 percent of Texas' state budget in 1989 to nearly 30 percent today, saying it's increasing two and a half times faster than any other part of state government.

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  4. Capitol Hill Buzz: It's GOP vs. GOP over HomelandRead the original story

    Yesterday | Washington Times

    A political group allied with House GOP leaders said Monday it would spend more than $400,000 this week in advertising that is targeting other Republicans. The ads are aimed at pressuring House Republicans to end the impasse over Homeland Security funding.

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  5. Lawmaker billed taxpayers for private plane to football gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Washington Times

    Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers more than $10,000 on private flights last fall that included a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned. The flights were expensed to Schock's House office account and don't include about $40,000 in additional trips previously taken on donors' planes.

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  6. Benjamin Netanyahu's favorability up in U.S., ahead of address to CongressRead the original story

    Monday | Washington Times

    Ahead of his address to Congress this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's favorability rating has ticked up among Americans. Forty-five percent of Americans view him favorably, up from 35 percent in 2012, and 24 percent view him unfavorably, according to Gallup.

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  7. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on before praying at...Read the original story

    Sunday Mar 1 | Washington Times

    The Republican Party and the conservative movement now fully embrace Israel as, at least symbolically, something like a 51st state. That was the common thread of agreement on foreign policy at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that ended at the weekend across the Potomac River from Washington.

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  8. Joseph Curl: To ponder: Why does the MSM so love Jeb Bush?Read the original story

    Sunday | Washington Times

    "Bush was energetic - maybe due at least in part to nervousness in facing a testy crowd - and informed," wrote Chris Cillizza about the ex-governor's appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "He refused to back down - particularly on immigration - from positions that he knew would be unpopular with the crowd.

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  9. Local companies are raising bar with fruits, nuts and seedsRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 1 | Washington Times

    "These are the best!" squealed Casey Dlott, 29, popping a bite of CharmedBar's Apple-rageous into her mouth. Even if samples hadn't been up for grabs at Glen's Garden Market in Dupont Circle, a few of the snacks would have ended up in her basket.

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  10. Aaron Schock personally reimburses $35K for a Downton Abbeya office renovationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Washington Times

    Rep. Aaron Schock has personally reimbursed $35,000 to pay for the cost of his lavish "Downton Abbey"-style Capitol Hill office renovations. The Illinois Republican came under fire for the re-decoration earlier this month, after The Washington Post reported on the office makeover, indicating that Mr. Schock accepted his decorator's services as a free gift and was only being charged for the objects.

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  11. Ted Cruz tells conservatives: GOP leaders ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Washington Times

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz criticized GOP congressional leaders Thursday, saying they have been tone-deaf when it comes to the conservative calls to defund President Obama's executive amnesty. "Unfortunately Republican leadership is cutting a deal with Harry Reid and the Democrats to give in on executive amnesty," Mr. Cruz said at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington , eliciting boos from the crowd.

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  12. Craft beer brewers gear uo for battle on Capitol HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Washington Times

    The Brewers Association , the 10-year-old lobby for the beer industry, has hired its first full-time "federal affairs manager" as it gears up for a battle on Capitol Hill to push legislation to cut taxes that the small brewers say are keeping them from competing fairly with the Budweisers and Miller Lites of the marketplace. "I have always been very interested in craft beer.

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  13. Kerry: U.S. looking into dissidentsa claims of new Iranian nuke cheatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Washington Times

    Mr. Kerry told lawmakers that U.S. officials knew of charges related the site prior to this week, but that "it has not been revealed yet as a nuclear facility." "It is a facility that we are well aware of, which is on a list of facilities we have," the secretary of state said during a Capitol Hill budget hearing morning.

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  14. Benjamin Netanyahu to speak on Iran before Congress, while John Kerry sorts out nuke deal overseasRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Washington Times

    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears before both houses of Congress next week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry won't be there - he'll be in Geneva trying to hammer out the final details of a nuclear deal with Iran . Mr. Netanyahu is expected to use the speech to warn U.S. lawmakers of the danger associated with cutting a nuclear deal with Iran that allows the Islamic republic to continue enriching uranium at any level - even for producing electricity.

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  15. Muriel Bowser touts D.C. marijuana law: 'home grow, home use'Read the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Washington Times

    Marijuana will be legal to smoke privately but not to be bought or sold in the District starting Thursday, despite Congressional efforts to block a voter-approved measure that allows recreational use of the drug. The city's mayor and police chief, touting the motto "home grow, home use," on Tuesday offered additional guidance for how the city will move forward with implementation of the new laws, which allow for home cultivation and possession of small amounts of marijuana but not sale of the drug.

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  16. Anacostia Museum features slave family's story in Civil WarRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Washington Times

    The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum is opening a new exhibit exploring the struggles and achievements of one slave family in Maryland before and after the Civil War. A diary started in 1841 by Adam Francis, then the enslaved patriarch of the Plummer family, provides a firsthand account of the family's struggle to stay together before, during and after the Civil War.

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  17. Planners of Black History Museum in SC seek public inputRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Washington Times

    Organizers of a $75 million International African American Museum on Charleston Harbor are holding a public forum to get input from people on what the museum should display. Also attending the session is Ralph Appelbaum, the noted museum designer whose credits include developing exhibits for the Holocaust Museum, the Capitol Hill Visitor Center and the Newseum in Washington.

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  18. New woes for HealthCare.gov: Wrong tax info sent outRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 21 | Washington Times

    In a new setback for the health care law and the people it's supposed to help, the government said Friday it made a tax-reporting error that's fouling up the filings of nearly a million Americans. After a successful sign-up season, the latest goof could signal new problems with the complex links between President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and the nation's income tax system.

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  19. Lent, Christian season of sacrifice, provides major revenue boost for some restaurantsRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Washington Times

    It's a time for sacrifice and abstention, but at least for some, the 40-day Christian season of Lent, which begins this week, represents a marketing opportunity. Lent has nowhere near the economic clout of Christmas and Easter, but for selected businesses and industries, it can mean a major boost in revenue, as well as a chance to lure new customers or introduce new products.

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  20. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to thank U.S. for Ebola aid during D.C. visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Washington Times

    Liberia's president is set to speak on Capitol Hill later this month, marking her first visit to Washington since she declared a state of emergency to deal with the Ebola outbreak that gripped West Africa last summer. Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, said President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will speak Feb. 26 at the U.S. Institute of Peace amid three days of meetings with the Obama administration and congressional leaders.

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