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  • newHouse GOP Has Message for Senate on Shutdown: Nuke the Filibuster
    Updated Sunday, 1:18 p.m. | House Republicans say Senate Democrats are holding government funding “hostage” to their demands on immigration. And they’ve got an idea for ending the crisis: Throw away the filibuster. The legislative tool of the…
    - 1 hour ago, 21 Jan 18, 2:12pm -
  • newTrump Wants to Go ‘Nuclear’ — On Senate Votes
    If shutdown stalemate continues, Senate Republicans should nix the 60-vote rule to allow legislation to pass with 51 votes, President Trump tweeted Sunday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, however, has long firmly opposed the rule change.
    - 6 hours ago, 21 Jan 18, 9:40am -
  • newWith No Deal, Senate Heads Toward Votes at 1 a.m. Monday
    Senators were shuttling in and out of offices Saturday, but there were no breakthroughs in the effort to reopen the federal government. When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came to the floor late Saturday to announce plans to have the chamb…
    - 16 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 11:29pm -
  • newRepublicans’ Schumer Poster Rankles Dems, Prompts Decorum Vote
    Partisan tensions were so high on the first day of the government shutdown that a House Democrat forced the chamber to vote on the question of whether a GOP poster depicting Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer violated House decorum rules. Th…
    - 19 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 7:56pm -
  • newHoyer Introduces Four-Day CR to Fund Government
    House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer introduced and tried to request a vote on a four-day continuing resolution to end the government shutdown while putting pressure on Republicans to expeditiously reach an agreement with Democrats on a broader spendin…
    - 20 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 7:16pm -
  • newRyan Removes Meehan From Ethics Committee
    Speaker Paul D. Ryan has removed Rep. Patrick Meehan from the Ethics Committee as the panel will now open an investigation looking into sexual misconduct allegations raised against him. “Speaker Ryan takes the allegations against Mr. Meehan very…
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 6:16pm -
  • newAmid Shutdown, White House Says Senate Democrats ‘Out of Control’
    White House officials on Saturday described Senate Democrats as “out of control” with their demands to end a government shutdown and signaled negotiations have stalled, raising questions whether the federal apparatus will be open when the workwee…
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 6:10pm -
  • newHouse Democrats Maintain Hard Line on Shutdown Demands
    If Republican leaders want to advance a three-week continuing resolution as a way out of the government shutdown, they will likely need to round up the votes among themselves.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Saturday rejected a fall-back p…
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 5:57pm -
  • newMeehan Denies Wrongdoing Following Report of Harassment Settlement
    Updated 4:18 p.m. | Rep. Patrick Meehan denied allegations of misconduct Saturday, following a New York Times story that the Pennsylvania Republican used taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment case. The newspaper reported that the four-te…
    - 23 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 4:25pm -
  • Flake Signals Deal to Vote on DACA Proposal
    Senators left the Capitol early Saturday morning hoping that an agreement hashed out after midnight would win enough support to get the votes to keep the government shutdown from extending to the workweek. Arizona Republican Jeff Flake said after…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jan 18, 3:03pm -

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The Washington Sun

  • Mayor Bowser Announces $4.7 Million Investment in Kingman and Heritage Islands
    In honor of the Year of the Anacostia, Mayor Bowser announced significant conservation and investment commitments for Kingman and Heritage Islands. The Mayor directed the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) to designate portions of both is…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:51am -
    -- General Motors executive will be the sixth woman in the 32-year history of the scientific and technical awards to be named Black Engineer of the Year --(BlackNews.com) -- US Black Engineer (USBE) magazine's annual BEYA STEM Conference will rec…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:50am -
    (BlackNews.com) -- Thinking about starting a business as a youth these days reaches farther into the creative realm than a lemonade stand or mowing lawns. Children today are discovering ways to educate and make a difference in how the story is told a…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:49am -
  • Sam’s Club Confirms Reports Of Store Closures Nationwide
    Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart Stores Inc., recently announced changes to the business unit’s U.S. real estate portfolio, with the closure of 63 clubs around the country. The company’s press release came after local and national news outlets…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:48am -
    (BlackNews.com) -- The 34th annual National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art & Crafts Show will be April 14 & 15, 2018 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Parkway, in Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877. The objectives of this show are to educate the…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:47am -
  • Governor Larry Hogan Announces Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

    Governor Larry Hogan recently announced major items in the administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget, which will be officially submitted tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17. The budget responsibly holds the line on spending without raising taxes, cuttin…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:46am -
  • Pepco Provides Tips to Help Ward Off Scammers
    Pepco is urging customers to be aware of a scam that has been targeting utility customers across the United States for more than five years. Customers in the District of Columbia and Maryland have recently contacted the company to report they have b…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:45am -
  • Paid sick leave becomes law in Maryland
    The legislation allows workers at companies with 15 workers or more to earn up to five days a year of paid sick leave, which they could also use for such matters as going to court to obtain a protective order against domestic violence or dealing with…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:44am -
  • Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Launches New Location-aware Audio Tour App
    To enhance visitor experiences both within and outside of its newly reopened galleries, the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have launched the "Freer Thinking Audio App," a new location-based app that offers visitors t…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:43am -
    Building off the success of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards, the NFL, together with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and Nationwide are pleased to announce the launch of the NFL Hispanic Leaders Alliance Presented by Nationwide.…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:43am -
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Washington Times

  • Hogan: 2017 saw record passenger traffic at BWI Airport
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan says the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport saw record-breaking passenger traffic in 2017. Hogan's office said in a news release Friday that the airport surpassed 26 million passengers las…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 12:18pm -
  • Catherine Pugh, Baltimore mayor, replaces Kevin Davis, police commissioner
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor announced Friday she has replaced the city's police commissioner, saying a change in leadership was needed to reduce crime and violence more quickly. Deputy Commissioner Darryl DeSousa will take Commissioner Kevin…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:09am -
  • Country's first tornado of 2018 hits Virginia in rare storm
    AMELIA COURTHOUSE, Va. (AP) — The country's first tornado of 2018 has descended upon one Virginia county. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports a rare midwinter tornado uprooted trees and destroyed a carport during its two-minute existence on Jan. 12…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 7:55am -
  • Johnson's Florist and Garden Center in Tenleytown to close, cites raised rent
    After 83 years in business, Johnson's Florist and Garden Center will close its Tenleytown location Sunday despite its neighbors begging the landlord, American University, to allow the longtime shop to continue operating there. American University has…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 8:20pm -
  • Amazon HQ2 pros and cons
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: It's official. Amazon has narrowed its long list of 238 potential sites for its second headquarters (HQ2) to a long short list of 20, and at first blush it appears as though an East Coast presence is a prime (get it?) destination in…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:43pm -
  • Marijuana lollipops seized at BWI Marshall Airport
    Marijuana-laced lollipops found in the luggage of an international-traveling passenger were seized by U.S. customs and border agents in Baltimore, the agency said Thursday. The lollipops were first found upon inspection of luggage that had arrived fr…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 4:27pm -
  • Corey Stewart vows to be 'strongest fighter against illegal immigration'
    Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart rolled out his plan Thursday to crack down on illegal immigrant and reshape the legal immigration system, vowing to be the "strongest fighter against illegal immigration the U.S. Senate has ever seen." Mr. St…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 1:10pm -
  • Three D.C. metro sites make short list for Amazon's second headquarters
    Local officials had reason to smile Thursday after Amazon announced that three Beltway communities are among those on the short list for the online giant's second headquarters. The 20 localities making the cut included Montgomery County, Maryland; No…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 12:32pm -
  • Beltway speed cameras take $3 million in fines, but repeat offenders persist
    Speed cameras placed in work zones around the Capital Beltway have raked in more than $3 million in fines in just six months, but some Maryland officials worry that the tickets aren't doing enough to discourage repeat offenders. In July, Maryland's S…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 10:09pm -
  • Metro's dead zones must be killed
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: A U.S. submarine can dive far deeper than 65 feet under water and still communicate with boots on the ground. A plane can cruise at 39,000 feet and the piloting team still can maintain communications with people bound to Earth. A tw…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 8:58pm -


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