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  • newHere Are the Republicans Opposing Migrant Family Separation
    Legislators from both parties are raising their voices against the Trump administration policy separating undocumented migrant children from their parents when they cross the southern border. The policy has garnered intense and unified Democrati…
    - 14 mins ago, 19 Jun 18, 5:35pm -
  • newWith Immigration Controversy as Backdrop, GOP Senate Candidates Blast Democrats
    While senators in both parties said Tuesday they want to solve the crisis of parents and children being separated before immigration cases are adjudicated, some Republican Senate candidates are focusing on criticizing Democratic incumbents who have…
    - 22 mins ago, 19 Jun 18, 5:27pm -
  • newCongressional Campaigns Weaponize Family Separation Policy
    Candidates in both parties who are running in tight races want to weaponize the policy of separating child migrants from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border. In Texas’ Senate race, Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, whose district includes El Pa…
    - 28 mins ago, 19 Jun 18, 5:21pm -
  • newFlake Holds Up Judicial Nominee, Won’t Say Why
    Arizona Republican Jeff Flake halted an appeals court nominee last week and he’s not publicly saying why, a behind-the-scenes move that takes aim at one of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s top priorities this year. The Senate Judicia…
    - 43 mins ago, 19 Jun 18, 5:06pm -
  • newAnalysis: Trump Repeats False Claim on Dems, Family Separation
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday repeated his false claim that Democrats are solely responsible for his decision to separate migrant children from their parents when they attempt to illegally enter the United States. “As a result of Democratic-s…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 2:56pm -
  • newSteve King Defends Child Detention Centers
    Republican Rep. Steve King defended the detention facilities where child migrants are being held at the border after being separated from their parents. The Iowa congressman was asked by TMZ about Democrats calling detention facilities “concentr…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 1:50pm -
  • newDemocratic Senators Ask If CFPB Nominee Worked on Immigration Policy Separating Children and Parents
    Did President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau approve the administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that has led to a wave of families being separated near the Southern border? That is the…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 12:46pm -
  • newImmigration Debate Steps on Hearing About FBI Report
    House Democrats used a Tuesday hearing about the Justice Department’s report on the probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails amid the 2016 campaign to turn the spotlight on the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families on the U.S…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 12:40pm -
  • newDHS: More Time Needed for Foreign Investor Visa Overhaul
    The Trump administration does not expect to finalize an overhaul of the EB-5 investor visa program before it expires Sept. 30, a top Homeland Security Department official told senators Tuesday. “I don’t know, that would be hard to pull off,…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 12:32pm -
  • newHouse Budget Would Direct $302 Billion in 10-Year Spending Cuts
    House Budget Chairman Steve Womack’s fiscal 2019 budget resolution charts a path to balancing the budget in nine years through a combination of steep cuts in mandatory spending programs, freezing nondefense discretionary spending and banking on ro…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 11:22am -

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  • newMaryland to remove border National Guard due to Trump policy
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland will recall the four National Guard members Gov. Larry Hogan sent to the U.S.-Mexico border and will not deploy other resources until a federal policy of separating immigrant children from their families is rescinded,…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 12:35pm -
  • newInitiative 77 divides District's tipped workers, restaurant owners
    The District holds its primary elections for mayor, D.C. Council seats and other positions, but the most divisive ballot item is a measure on how to pay workers who have relied on tips. Mayor Muriel Bowser, most councilmembers and Delegate Eleanor Ho…
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 7:58pm -
  • newTip and minimum wage rip off
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Some voters will fall for anything. They'll re-elect a mayor who allowed new scandals to overwhelm an already troubled school system, and they'll re-elect officials who allow Wikipedia to misidentify the entire D.C. Council as Democ…
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Jun 18, 6:54pm -
  • Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity won't back Corey Stewart in Virginia Senate race
    RICHMOND, Va. — A tea party group backed by billionaire conservatives plans to sit out the U.S. Senate race in Virginia. News outlets report that Americans for Prosperity has announced it won't support Republican nominee Corey Stewart as he tries t…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 5:10pm -
  • Mitch McConnell has a chance to reduce the cycle of crime
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Do you think the United States Senate is sufficiently tough on crime? Are you? I used to be a "lock 'em up and throw away the key" conservative. After all, criminals deserve what they get. Prison will teach them a lesson. Yep, I was…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 9:35pm -
  • Juneteenth Festival in Southeast draws crowd of 500 people
    A diverse group came together Saturday in the District to commemorate the abolition of slavery with a street festival that highlighted black entrepreneurship, community outreach and the history of Juneteenth. "I'm super excited just to see all of the…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 4:57pm -
  • D.C.'s public schools go from success story to cautionary tale
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As recently as a year ago, the public school system in the nation's capital was being hailed as a shining example of successful urban education reform and a template for districts across the country. Now the situation in the Distr…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 18, 8:41am -
  • Judge allows lawsuit challenging happy-hour rules to proceed
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia restaurateur can move ahead with his lawsuit seeking to water down Virginia's restrictive rules on happy-hour advertising after a judge's ruling Friday. Lawyers with Attorney General Mark Herring's office argued un…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 3:26pm -
  • D.C. day care worker arrested for sexual assault of child
    D.C. police have arrested a day care employee for sexually assaulting a child in his care. The Metropolitan Police Department announced Friday morning that they had arrested Juan Arturo Perez, 65, a resident in Northwest, on charges of second-degree…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 12:53pm -
  • Jesse Jackson's gambit with D.C. statehood
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: "I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see." — First two lines of "My Shadow" by Robert Louis Stevenson Alright all you history and civics know-it-alls, as a former…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 9:30pm -


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