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  • Who is Rep. Chip Roy?
    Updated 6:03 p.m. | Rep. Chip Roy’s decision to stall a disaster aid bill Friday is bringing new attention to the conservative freshman whom Democrats are looking to unseat in 2020.  The Texas Republican blocked a request to pass the $19.1 b…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 8:13pm -
  • Supreme Court delays redrawing of Ohio and Michigan House districts
    The Supreme Court on Friday put a hold on lower-court decisions mandating that Ohio and Michigan draw new congressional maps this year.   Federal three-judge panels had struck down portions of Michigan’s map and all of Ohio’s map as partisan…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 7:51pm -
  • Trump proposal would roll back transgender, abortion protections
    The Department of Health and Human Services on Friday proposed to roll back protections under the 2010 health care law related to sex discrimination, which some advocates worry could affect health care access for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 5:34pm -
  • ‘Reluctant impeachment’: Will Pelosi ever be swayed to go there?
    Will Speaker Nancy Pelosi ever come to a point where she is ready to lead her caucus in opening an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump? The California Democrat hasn’t ruled it out, despite strong signals she wants to avoid the div…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 4:28pm -
  • Here’s what House Democrats are saying about impeaching Trump
    Democrat Jamie Raskin of Maryland, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee that would lead an impeachment inquiry, says he believes President Donald Trump has committed high crimes, both in obstructing Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s investig…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 4:09pm -
  • Some House members are contemplating retirement, according to history
    As the unofficial kickoff of summer, Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen, spend time with family and grill meats. But history tells us it’s also a time for more than a handful of members to reconsider their future in the House. Going ba…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 3:04pm -
  • ‘Grab your popcorn if you’re watching C-SPAN’: Congressional Hits and Misses
    “Buckle your seat belts, grab your popcorn if you’re out there watching C-SPAN,” Rep. Hank Johnson said during a rollercoaster week on the Hill. While Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump traded barbs all week, Sen. Lisa Murkowski…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 2:46pm -
  • GOP Rep. causes $19.1 billion disaster aid bill to stall in House
    The House was unable to clear a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill Friday, after a freshman GOP lawmaker objected to a unanimous consent request. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, blocked the measure during the chamber's pro forma session, after telling rep…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 1:33pm -
  • Worries persist despite additional billions for census
    House appropriators this week included a hefty boost for the 2020 census above the proposal from the Trump administration, but concerns about potential undercounting remain among lawmakers from both parties. They fear that despite the additional mo…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 1:20pm -
  • Rep. Nadler appears to ‘almost pass out,’ gets medical help at event
    House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler came close to collapse in his home state of New York while attending an event with Mayor Bill de Blasio. At a Friday press conference in New York City, de Blasio came to Nadler’s aid, offering water and m…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 1:05pm -

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  • House speaker seeks removal of Civil War plaque from Maryland capitol over kudos for Confederates
    Adrienne A. Jones, the Democratic speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, sought Thursday to remove a plaque honoring Civil War soldiers from the State House in Annapolis. In a letter to fellow members of the State House Trust that oversees the s…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 1:08pm -
  • When Pelosi's House ignores D.C.
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: When Republicans and Democrats snipe at each other over spending, the hype is par for the discourse in Washington. More so when one party controls the House, which controls appropriations priorities, and the other party occupies the…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 6:35pm -
  • D.C. Metro aims to ease station closures near Reagan Airport
    Metro is focused on providing alternatives during the summer shutdown of subway stations south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, intent on maintaining its recently rebounded customer satisfaction scores. Beginning Saturday, six Blue and Y…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 4:37pm -
  • Maryland moving to independent medical model after Jordan McNair death
    COLLEGE PARK — Nearly a year after offensive lineman Jordan McNair suffered heatstroke at an offseason football workout that led to his death, the University of Maryland announced on Thursday it is implementing the last of 20 recommendations it rec…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 1:05pm -
  • Joel Ernesto Escobar, illegal immigrant murder suspect, released over PG County sanctuary policy
    Prince George's County has admitted it did defy an ICE detainer and released an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally who had been accused of attempted murder, only to see the teen implicated in a horrific gang-related killing last month. A spokesma…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 19, 5:41pm -
  • Couple sues retirement community over Bible study eviction
    A retired couple is suing the landlords of a senior living apartment complex who, they say, evicted them last year for hosting a Bible study. A lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Richmond accuses the management of The Evergreens at Smith Run,…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 19, 1:43pm -
  • Infanticide bills put Democratic governors on hot seat
    After Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam described what would happen to a baby born alive after a botched abortion, Republican legislatures began sending infanticide bills to Democratic governors daring them to use their veto pens. And so far, the Democrats…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 19, 8:34pm -
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton champions D.C. statehood with recess
    D.C. congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton took one of her colleagues, Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly, to school Tuesday. The issue? D.C. statehood. The lesson came after Mr. Connolly, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, ex…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 19, 6:52pm -
  • ICE says PG County released illegal immigrant murder suspects
    Two teens arrested last week on charges stemming from a horrific killing in Maryland were supposed to be deported last year, but local authorities didn't turn them over to ICE, the immigration agency said Tuesday. Prosecutors say the teens, Josue Raf…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 19, 3:25pm -
  • Educating the masses about vaccinations
    Let's keep this simple. You're familiar about the outbreak of measles, correct? Well, here's a simple tool that school districts can put in their tool boxes to educate the masses. You're probably familiar with the mass mailings from supermarkets, hom…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 19, 9:29pm -


  • Commonwealth Indian Opens in North Bethesda With Bottomless Champagne Brunch
    Fine-dining Indian restaurants have been popping up across the DC area, from Punjab Grill’s glittering palace of mirrors in Penn Quarter to Bombay Velvet’s lobster malai curry in Reston. Missing from the mix? An upscale Indian dining room furth…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 12:03pm -
  • Washingtonian’s Photo of the Day
    Washingtonian staff photographer Evy Mages’ diary of life in and around Washington. For a full archive, click here. 100 block of 2nd Street, SE. May 21st, 12:41 PM.
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 10:30am -
  • June Travel Deals
    A Trip Back in Time Where: Greensprings Vacation Resort, 3500 Ludwell Pkwy., Williamsburg, VA; 800-438-2929. What’s special: About a 15-minute drive from Colonial Williamsburg is this resort, which has three pools (a heated indoor pool, an outdoo…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 10:25am -
  • Great Spots for Memorial Day Brunch Around DC
    Can’t get out of the city for the Memorial Day holiday? Across the District, restaurants are extending their brunches for the three-day holiday weekend. Here’s where you can spend your staycation sipping Aperol spritzes. All-Purpose Capitol River…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 10:25am -
  • A Fake Exhibit, an Oval-Cut Ring, and a Foolproof Plan: Here’s How to Propose at the Smithsonian
    Want to know how to propose like one of DC’s top sommeliers? We got the scoop on Erik Segelbaum’s elaborate engagement at the Smithsonian’s African Art Museum. It was roughly two years ago when Segelbaum, a recognized figure in the DC restauran…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 10:05am -
  • Today at 11: Chat With Food Critic Ann Limpert
    Join us today at 11 AM to chat with Ann Limpert. Have questions what to eat this Memorial Day weekend? The area’s recent taqueria boom? Or maybe you just need a dinner recommendation. Leave a question now, and Ann will get to as many as this morni…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 9:33am -
  • This Couple’s DC Wedding Is The Definition of Classic Style
    Before their gorgeous DC wedding, Michelle and Todd were coworkers. They met when Todd bumped into Michelle at the printer machine—where he instantly became smitten. “I was immediately struck by Michelle and kept finding excuses to talk to her i…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 7:30am -
  • You Can Do This Workout Anywhere—Even a Hotel Room
    Finding the time to exercise while traveling is tough, yes, but so is finding the space. Maybe you’re stuck in your grandmother’s tiny house during Thanksgiving or in a crowded beach condo over Memorial Day weekend, with nary a gym in sight. No w…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 7:00am -
  • Wawa Opens in Columbia Heights with Free Coffee and New Menu Items

    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 2:40pm -
  • 11 Fun Food Events Around DC for Memorial Day Weekend
    Overindulge the Georgian way—with big platters and big wines—at Logan Circle’s Supra on Thursday night with an all-inclusive dinner (8 to 10:30 PM). The $125 ticket includes patronage of a tamada (toastmaster), who will regale guests with c…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 12:20pm -

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