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  • newKevin McCarthy on Social Media Hunt for Rock-Throwing Suspects
    A large slab of rock was thrown through the window of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s district office in Bakersfield Monday — and he’s hitting social media to find the culprits. The California Republican posted security camera photos o…
    - 8 mins ago, 22 Oct 18, 10:58pm -
  • newTrump, ‘Beautiful Ted’ Cruz Unite in Texas to Save Senate Seat
    As President Donald Trump and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz shared a stage Monday evening in Houston, the former bitter rivals proved that one should never say never in politics. “We had our little difficulties,” Trump told rallygoers at the T…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 8:59pm -
  • newTrump Still ‘Not Satisfied’ With Saudi Story on Khashoggi
    President Donald Trump says he is still “not satisfied” with the Saudi Arabian government’s explanation of what led to the death of Washington journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside a Saudi consulate in Turkey. Republican and Dem…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 5:51pm -
  • newTrump Backpedals on Timing of Vague Tax Cut Proposal
    President Donald Trump said any vote on a new tax overhaul bill he floated this weekend would come “after the election,” saying a “resolution” would be introduced in the next two weeks. Trump’s remarks amounted to a presidential clarifica…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 5:46pm -
  • newDespite the Rhetoric, Congress Is Unlikely to Tackle Deficit, Entitlements
    The rising deficit, the president’s request for 5 percent in budget cuts and discussions of needing to trim Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security set off a storm of debate just three weeks before the midterms. Roll Call's senior Senate reporter Ni…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 5:10pm -
  • newAnti-Pork Senators Warn of Potential Return of Earmarks
    A bipartisan group of senators critical of pork-barrel spending is again warning about the possible return of congressional earmarks. The contingent of persistent critics of the earmarking process warned about talk of the return of the practice in…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 5:08pm -
  • newDemocrats Seize on Trump Administration’s Latest Obamacare Move
    Senate Democrats have seized on a Trump administration proposal to loosen restrictions on some health insurance offerings as the latest way to attack Republicans over protecting people with pre-existing conditions. “The American people should lo…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 3:29pm -
  • newBill Nelson Captures 50 Percent in Prominent Poll, GOP Calls Shenanigans
    Sen. Bill Nelson captured 50 percent to Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott’s 45 percent of likely voters surveyed in a new poll — a wider lead for the Florida Democrat than prior studies showed.  Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales r…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 3:24pm -
  • newCould a Blue Wave Miss Nevada?
    LAS VEGAS — Democrats in Nevada are optimistic of unseating Republican Sen. Dean Heller, but they acknowledge it won’t be easy. “I don’t think anybody should be sleeping well,” said Sylvia Lazos, a law professor at the University of…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 2:57pm -
  • newSheldon Adelson Breaks Spending Record on Midterm Elections, Surpassing $100M
    Conservative megadonors Sheldon Adelson and Miriam Adelson have doled out more than $100 million to aid Republicans in the midterm election, far outpacing their giving during the 2016 presidential cycle. A new $25 million donation puts the billiona…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 2:46pm -

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  • newFord to test self-driving cars in Washington, D.C.
    The nation's capital early next year joins a roster of cities across the country where self-driving cars are being tested amid the real-world conditions of everyday commuter traffic. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Monday that Ford Motor Co. will…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 9:01pm -
  • newMuseum of the Bible says Dead Sea Scrolls are fake
    When Washington's $500 million Museum of the Bible held its grand opening in November 2017, attended by Vice President Mike Pence, there were questions even then about the authenticity of its centerpiece collection of Dead Sea Scrolls. Now the museum…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 7:41pm -
  • newFox 5 DC security guard shoots man who 'tried to break into the building'
    WASHINGTON — Washington police say a man was shot by a security guard in the lobby of the building housing the local Fox broadcast affiliate. The incident Monday afternoon in Washington's Friendship Heights neighborhood put the Fox 5 news crew in t…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 5:00pm -
  • Justice demands passage of First Step bill to rehabilitate lives
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: For only a few hours each month, she gets to be a mom. It's one of the most heartbreaking things I've ever seen: A little girl rushes through the security entrance under the glaring watch of prison guards and runs into the arms of h…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 18, 6:31pm -
  • Man wants Confederate portraits removed from courtroom
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man facing a capital murder charge has asked that a portrait of General Robert E. Lee and other Confederate memorabilia be removed from the courtroom where his trial will be held. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that lawy…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:37pm -
  • Ben Jealous of Larry Hogan's politics
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: The Democrats think they are going to reclaim the governorship of Maryland. However, at this juncture they need more than Ben Jealous. Mr. Jealous is a former president and CEO of the NAACP, one of the nation's oldest and respected…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 10:12pm -
  • Baltimore puts 230 desk officers on streets as murders mount
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A day after 11 people were shot in Baltimore, the troubled police department said it's shutting down its administrative functions so that more officers can hit the streets. The Baltimore Sun reports Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 8:36am -
  • Cyclist, pedestrian safety top priority of new D.C. regional transportation plan
    The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) voted 29-2 Wednesday to approve Visualize 2045 — a regional plan for $291 billion worth of projects to optimize transportation for the additional 1.2 million people projected to live in the a…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 10:26pm -
  • D.C. Council committee holds hearing on sports betting bill
    The D.C Council Committee on Finance and Revenue held a public hearing Wednesday about a bill designed to legalize sports betting in Washington. Since the Supreme Court struck down the law that limited sports gambling to Nevada last May, several more…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 2:45pm -
  • Creigh Deeds, Virginia lawmaker, settles suit, seeks mental health reform
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lawmaker whose son stabbed him before killing himself has settled a lawsuit over the young man's mental health care. The Roanoke Times reports that Sen. R. Creigh Deeds and his family will be paid $950,000 by the sta…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 11:10am -


  • newIs DC Really Handing Out $200 Tickets For Incorrect Recycling?
    Subscribers to the Chevy Chase Community listserv were surprised last week when a member shared that she had received a $200 ticket from DPW—just for failing to separate recyclables from regular trash. Are garbage cops now combing through our Super…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 4:56pm -
  • newNovember 2018 Crossword Answer Key
    Across 1. Gosford Park director 7. Cockpit readouts 12. They played at Shea 16. 300 19. Tomei of In the Bedroom 20. Smaller of two maps 21. Word from which the French eau is derived 22. Retro cheer 23. 2018: “The ending feels familiar, but the jour…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 3:18pm -
  • newCava Will Give Its 1,600 Employees Paid Leave to Vote on Election Day
    Growing up, Cava co-founder Ted Xenohristos remembers how his mother, a Greek immigrant, worked day and night as a waitress in a Maryland diner. Voting on election day? She didn’t have time. So when Xenohristos finally had the time and opportunity…
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 1:09pm -
  • newYour Guide to Leesburg Right Now
    What you should know about the Loudoun County town right now. What’s New Cool School After a decade of planning, the Academies of Loudoun opened just in time for the 2018–19 academic year. The public STEM high school in Leesburg is the most expen…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 12:24pm -
  • newA Huge New Rooftop Bar and Terrace Is Opening at the Wharf
    The Wharf has been growing steadily since the waterfront development debuted just over a year ago, with several recent big openings (Italian “culinary complex” Officina) and others coming soon (Potomac Distilling rum factory, plus another Rappa…
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 11:39am -
  • newThings to Do in DC This Week (October 22-24): A Bruery Tap Takeover at ChurchKey, Artifacts from Dead Presidents, and the Washington International Horse Show
    MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 FOOD Join Oyamel for an early kick-off to Dia de los Muertos with creative cocktails, food tastings, live music, and a fun photobooth. This year’s celebration will honor the memory of screenwriter/comedian/actor Roberto Gómez Bo…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 10:14am -
  • newWashingtonian Today: “Julia Would Not Even Campaign for Selina.”
    Hello, everyone, and happy Monday! I’m constantly out and about, and last night my job allowed me to sit directly in front of Julia Louis-Dreyfus as she received the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for Humor. Here’s the yadda, yadda, yadda o…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 9:04am -
  • newThese Political Jokes Shook the House During Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Mark Twain Prize Ceremony
    Veteran comedian and Washington native Julia Louis-Dreyfus received the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for Humor Sunday. A-list celebs like Bryan Cranston, Stephen Colbert, Lisa Kudrow, and Tina Fey came to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to pay…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 8:25am -
  • newFish Taco: Something Everyone Can Agree On
    Don’t let the name fool you — there’s more to Fish Taco than just fish. In fact, there’s a little something for everyone at the Bethesda restaurant. The menu encompasses both the sea and beyond, featuring a variety of choices to satisfy every…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 1:00am -
  • Meet the Obama Appointee the Trump Administration Loves
    One Tuesday afternoon earlier this year, Matt Cutts, a graying, bespectacled Trump-administration official, was wearing jeans and a black T-shirt saying i regret nothing as he stood before staff in a conference room on Lafayette Square across from th…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 18, 6:00pm -
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