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  • Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing Around the Capitol
    We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. And some of the best ones are those that we come across while reporting the big ones. There is life beyond legislating, and this is the place for those stories. We l…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 4:38pm -
  • Podcast: Trip Wires Await the GOP Tax Proposals
    Roll Call reporters Lindsey McPherson and Niels Lesniewski, who cover the House and Senate, walk us through the hurdles that Republicans have to overcome to pass the legislation. Show Notes:
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 4:02pm -
  • DCCC Launches Digital Ads Over GOP Tax Vote
    Seizing on the House’s passage of the Republican tax plan Thursday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching digital ads in more than 40 GOP-held districts, including against Republicans who voted against the plan. The ads, p…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 3:36pm -
  • New $44 Billion Disaster Aid Request Paltry, Lawmakers Say
    In its third emergency aid request since August, the White House on Friday asked Congress to approve $44 billion for ongoing hurricane recovery efforts, a figure seen as insufficient on both sides of the aisle.  At the same time, the White House a…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 3:29pm -
  • Michigan’s Fred Upton Not Running for Senate
    Michigan Rep. Fred Upton announced Friday he will run for re-election instead of trying to challenge Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2018. “I will not be a candidate for the U.S. Senate. There was a path, but today we are choosing not to follo…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 3:07pm -
  • Communications Aide Trolls Brat Critics on Facebook
    Sara James has performed communications consulting for Rep. Dave Brat’s campaign team since the summer of 2014. She now makes $4,000 per month after steady raises over the last three years, according to  FEC documents. But James has been much m…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 3:06pm -
  • Murkowski Suggests Tax Vote Depends on Stabilizing Individual Health Insurance Market
    Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski suggested Thursday that her vote on the current version of the Senate GOP tax overhaul is contingent on the passing of a separate bill to stabilize the individual health insurance market. The tax legislation…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:55pm -
  • 10 Things to Watch as the Tax Bill Moves Forward
    The House passage of a tax code rewrite Thursday was just the first in a multistep process. Many changes are expected before a bill reaches President Donald Trump’s desk. First, the Senate has to prove it can pass a tax overhaul after failing to…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:47pm -
  • Gillibrand PAC Endorses Lipinski Primary Challenger in Illinois
    New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s political action committee has endorsed a primary challenger to an incumbent Democratic congressman.  Off the Sidelines PAC backed marketing consultant Marie Newman, who’s running against Rep. Daniel Lipins…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:45pm -
  • Corrine Brown Asks for Mercy at Sentencing Hearing
    Hoping to avoid prison, former Florida Rep. Corrine Brownasked for mercy during her sentencing hearing Thursday. Brown also asked that U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan consider her years of public service, the Florida Times-Union reported.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:31pm -

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  • newThanksgiving prayers for my grandchild
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: My heart leapt this week when I placed my hands on your mommy's belly for the first time and felt you move. Dear beloved grandchild, you are a squirmy one! My daughter giggled at my squeals of joy from feeling you softly "dance" ins…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 3:27pm -
  • Democrats ready recount efforts in Virginia House of Delegates races: Report
    Democrats in the Commonwealth of Virginia are preparing to request recounts in at least three House of Delegates contests where Republican candidates won by razor-thin margins, potentially putting a new party in control of the state's GOP-run legisla…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 17, 4:52pm -
  • Top-ranked Baltimore officer cleared in police van death
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A police disciplinary board has cleared the highest-ranking Baltimore officer involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose death in custody sparked the city's worst riots in decades. The three-member panel…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 10:38am -
  • Retool the crime-fighting toolbox
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Time to restock the anti-crime toolbox. A Baltimore Police homicide detective was doing his job Wednesday night when he was shot in the head. He died Thursday afternoon. A week earlier, a veteran, off-duty D.C. police sergeant was s…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 6:55pm -
  • Baltimore detective Sean Suiter dies after being shot on duty
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore homicide detective has died a day after he was shot in the head while conducting an investigation. Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said at a news conference Thursday that 43-year-old Sean Suiter, an 18-year veteran of t…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 3:17pm -
  • Terry McAuliffe to give opening speech at Pocahontas Reframed Native American film festival
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will deliver the opening night address at the Pocahontas Reframed Native American Storytellers Film Festival Friday evening. The festival, part of the legacy project of Virginia's American Evolution 2019 Commemoration, i…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 3:07pm -
  • Museum of the Bible to open in Washington, D.C.
    The Museum of the Bible opens Friday just south of the U.S. Capitol, full of ancient artifacts, preserved texts and state-of-the-art technology, but very little Jesus. Organizers said they designed the 3,100-object museum for people of any faith trad…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 8:07pm -
  • Police: Baltimore detective shot in head; manhunt underway
    BALTIMORE — A homicide detective with the Baltimore police force was shot in the head Wednesday while working in a troubled area of the city grappling with high crime rates. Outside the hospital where the gravely wounded 18-year veteran was fightin…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 7:11pm -
  • Rose McGowan plans 'not guilty' plea on Virginia drug charge
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan says she'll plead not guilty when she's arraigned Thursday on a drug charge outside Washington. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says McGowan surrendered to Airports Authority Police on Tuesday.…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 8:32am -
  • D.C. bartender hosts 'History Happy Hour' to teach about capital city during Prohibition
    Mixologist Jim Hewes, who works at the Round Robin Bar at the Willard InterContinental in Northwest, will host "History Happy Hour" Thursday, in which Mr. Hewes guides visitors in discussing how the 18th Amendment, which ushered in Prohibition, affec…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 7:13pm -

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