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  • newHow the ‘Skinny’ Repeal Bill Was Defeated, Play by Play
    The Senate went into the wee hours of Friday morning to consider amendments to legislation most Republicans hoped would repeal parts of the 2010 health care law. The health care effort was attached to a budget process known as reconciliation, whic…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 17, 3:29am -
  • newJohn McCain’s Dramatic ‘No’ Vote Derails GOP Health Care Effort
    Updated 3:10 a.m. | In a dramatic early Friday morning vote, the Senate voted down the Republican effort to overhaul the U.S. health insurance system, 49-51, with GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona’s dramatic “no” — to gasps in the chamber — p…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 17, 3:17am -
  • newMcConnell Reveals ‘Skinny’ Bill Text as Midnight Vote Looms
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky revealed an eight-page scaled-back repeal of the 2010 health care law Thursday night. The development came as support grew among senators for the so-called skinny repeal as a way to continue the deba…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Jul 17, 12:29am -
  • newJohn Delaney Won’t Run for Re-election in 2018
    Maryland Democratic Rep. John Delaney is expected to soon announce that he won’t run for re-election or governor in 2018.  Bethesda Magazine reported Thursday that the three-term congressman is expected to detail his plans — which may include…
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 11:39pm -
  • newSome Red State Democrats Reject Single-Payer Amendment
    Democrats largely protested a GOP effort to put senators on the record on a plan providing universal health care, but a handful running for re-election in Republican-leaning states decided to reject the single-payer system. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mo…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 9:19pm -
  • newRyan Agrees to Health Care Conference With Big Caveat
    Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Thursday ceded to GOP senators’ demands that the House commit to going to conference on a health care bill, but added a caveat that will provide his members cover from having to take another difficult vote.  “We expec…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 8:16pm -
  • newAmericans Dubious of GOP Health Care Reform, Poll Finds
    A new poll found a third of Americans think a GOP health care policy would marginally affect their health care. Just 15 percent think their coverage would improve. So why are Republicans hellbent on dismantling the 2010 health care law before the…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 7:49pm -
  • newSenate Overwhelmingly Sends Russia Sanctions Bill to Trump’s Desk
    The Senate on Thursday passed 98-2 a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea.  The White House, which has been plagued for months over a federal investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 7:35pm -
  • newScaramucci Predicts Priebus Ouster in Vulgar Call to Reporter
    Incoming White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci told a New Yorker reporter Reince Priebus is a “paranoid schizophrenic” and said Donald Trump’s chief of staff would be asked to step down “very shortly.” Scaramucci also bla…
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 6:51pm -
  • newEthics Committee Announces Probe of Guam Delegate
    The House Ethics Committee announced Thursday it was taking up a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics on a matter involving Guam Del. Madeleine Bordallo. Bordallo’s spokesman, Adam P. Carbullido, said the matter relates to an inquiry…
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 6:41pm -

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  • newD.C. Summer Restaurant Week hot August event
    Summer Restaurant Week in Washington is back. This year, it will run Aug. 14-20. Lunch and brunch are priced at $22, and dinner is $35. To find out which restaurants are participating and to view their menus, visit rwdmv.com. Participating locations…
    - 14 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 3:20pm -
  • new3 hurt after shooting in Alexandria, police say
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia say three people have been taken to hospitals with injuries that aren't considered life-threatening after a shooting. Alexandria Police tweeted that they are looking for a suspect who is known to t…
    - 15 hours ago, 27 Jul 17, 2:08pm -
  • D.C. Metro's former leader blames union for Labor Department election lawsuit
    A former president of Metro's largest labor union said he doesn't believe misconduct in its most recent election was an "honest mistake," as current union leaders have claimed. Charles Hicks, who presided over Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 from…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 17, 8:37pm -
  • Clarence Thomas still not in African American museum, which adds Jim Vance to exhibits
    The National Museum of African American History and Culture has plans to include the beloved D.C. newsman Jim Vance in its exhibitions — but there's still no room for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The Smithsonian Institution previousl…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 17, 8:03pm -
  • 2 dead in what appears to be a wrong-way crash in Annapolis, police say
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A three-vehicle crash has claimed the lives of two people in Maryland. Maryland State Police said in a press release early Wednesday that troopers received a report of a vehicle traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Ro…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 6:20am -
  • Natural Bridge in Virginia may be closed to vehicle traffic over stability concerns
    Virginia officials are testing the stability of an ancient landmark — Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County — amid concerns about the arch's sturdiness after decades of supporting part of U.S. Route 11 (Lee Highway). The Virginia Department of Tran…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 4:54pm -
  • DNC dumps $1.5 million into the Virginia governor's race
    The Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday that it intends to dump $1.5 million in the Virginia governor's race. "The DNC is all-in in Virginia. We are training organizers, doubling our boots on the ground, and making significant investments…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 2:52pm -
  • D.C. law requiring 'good reason' to carry handgun rejected by appeals court as unconstitutional
    A strict D.C. gun law that prevents most firearms owners from carrying concealed handguns in public in the nation's capital is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday, saying the city government cannot demand citizens prove a "g…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 11:11am -
  • Better Angels tour unites political camps with civility
    LEESBURG, Va. — Liberal Susana Isaacson, 70, and conservative Susan Symingron, 63, are friends who have bridged their political divide but couldn't find anyone else to join their bipartisan exchanges. "After the election, I was very saddened by th…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 4:27pm -
  • Damage, power outages reported after Maryland severe weather
    BAY CITY, Md. (AP) — Officials on Maryland's Eastern Shore are asking residents to shelter in place after severe weather overnight caused extensive damage and knocked out power to thousands. Queen Anne's County Emergency Services Director Scott Haa…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 7:02am -

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