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Deputy HSS Sec accused of political favoritism

Deputy HSS Sec accused of political favoritismA key figure at the Department of Homeland Security is being accused of political favoritism.
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  • 1 month ago
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State Sen. LaHood announces he'll seek Schock's seat

State Sen. LaHood announces he'll seek Schock's seatIllinois state Sen. Darin LaHood has announced his candidacy for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's soon-to-be-vacant congressional seat.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Anthony Brown is running for Congress

Anthony Brown is running for CongressThe former lieutenant governor says he's running for the congressional seat now held by Donna Edwards.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Glenn Ivey running for Donna Edwards' seat

Glenn Ivey running for Donna Edwards' seatWednesday, Ivey announced his run for the seat currently held by Rep. Donna Edwards.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Hillary Clinton defends use of private e-mail

Hillary Clinton defends use of private e-mailTuesday afternoon, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address the use of a private e-mail account that created controversy last week.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Rep. Van Hollen says he will run for Mikulski's seat

Rep. Van Hollen says he will run for Mikulski's seatMaryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen says he will run for the Senate seat that will be open when Sen. Barbara Mikulski retires.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Who will run for Sen. Barbara Mikulski's seat?

Who will run for Sen. Barbara Mikulski's seat?Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he won't run for the seat of Sen. Barbara Mikulski
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Netanyahu tells AIPAC that US-Israel alliance strong

Netanyahu tells AIPAC that US-Israel alliance strongBenjamin Netanyahu's comments Monday to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee kicked off a charged visit that has sparked criticism in both the U.S. and Israel.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Senate panel approves AG nominee Loretta Lynch

Senate panel approves AG nominee Loretta LynchThe Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general, sending it to the full Senate.
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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US seeks stay of ruling on Obama immigration action

US seeks stay of ruling on Obama immigration actionThe U.S. government has asked a federal judge to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.
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  • 2 months ago
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US allows imports of privately produced products from Cuba

US allows imports of privately produced products from CubaThe Obama administration is announcing that it will allow Cuba's small private business sector to sell goods to the United States in a potentially important loosening of the half-century trade embargo on the communist island.
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  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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Presidential candidates split on mandatory vaccines

Presidential candidates split on mandatory vaccinesPotential presidential candidates are joining in the conversation over vaccinating children.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Councilmember caught again and again in no parking zones

Councilmember caught again and again in no parking zonesUndercover WUSA9 cameras record Councilmember Jack Evans repeatedly parking in no parking zones.
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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McConnell blames Obama for lack of compromise

McConnell blames Obama for lack of compromiseIn the premiere of Capital Download USA Today's Susan Page sat down with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
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  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Obama seeks to put Alaska refuge off limits to drilling

Obama seeks to put Alaska refuge off limits to drillingPresident Barack Obama says he will ask Congress to designate parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area.
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  • 3 months ago
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Sarah Palin hints at 2016 run for president

Sarah Palin hints at 2016 run for presidentSarah Palin delivered a long, scattershot address to the conservative crowd at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday.
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  • 3 months ago
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Trump: 'I would've won the race against President Obama'

Trump: 'I would've won the race against President Obama'Donald Trump is aggressively pushing himself back onto the Iowa stage as presidential material.
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  • 3 months ago
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GOP pushes abortion bill through House after earlier stumble

GOP pushes abortion bill through House after earlier stumbleRepublicans have muscled legislation through the House tightening federal restrictions on abortions, as thousands of abortion foes staged their annual protest march just down the street.
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  • 3 months ago
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Va. Senate committee passes phys ed requirement for K-5

Va. Senate committee passes phys ed requirement for K-5The Virginia Senate Committee on Education and Health passed a bill that would require twenty minute of physical activity/day in kindergarten through 5th grades
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  • 3 months ago
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NTSB: Anomalies in Metro's ventilation system

NTSB: Anomalies in Metro's ventilation systemAnomalies in Metro's ventilation system may have caused the deadly smoke incident on a Yellow Line train earlier this month, according to NTSB.
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  • 3 months ago
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Va. lawmaker Joe Morrissey indicted for perjury, forged record

Va. lawmaker Joe Morrissey indicted for perjury, forged recordVirginia lawmaker Joe Morrissey has been indicted on four new felony counts, according to WTVR reporter Joe St. George.
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  • 3 months ago
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Bartender accused of plan to poison Boehner

Bartender accused of plan to poison BoehnerThe suspect is being held for a court-ordered mental treatment.
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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
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House overwhelmingly approves Keystone XL pipeline

House overwhelmingly approves Keystone XL pipelineThe House has overwhelmingly passed a bill authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline despite a veto threat from the White House.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to retire

California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to retireDemocratic Senator Barbara Boxer of California says she will not seek re-election in 2016 to a fifth term in office.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell to file notice of appeal

Ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell to file notice of appealLawyers for Robert F. McDonnell are expected to file a notice of appeal Wednesday, according to attorney Hank Asbill.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell sentenced to two years in prison

Ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell sentenced to two years in prisonFormer Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will be sentenced in federal court Tuesday morning
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Bob McDonnell wants bond pending appeal

Bob McDonnell wants bond pending appealAttorneys for Robert F. McDonnell have filed a motion asking that the former governor be granted bond pending an appeal.
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McDonnell supporters write letters to judge before sentencing

McDonnell supporters write letters to judge before sentencingBob McDonnell's friends and family have written letters of support ahead of the former governor's sentencing.
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  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Reid out of hospital after breaking ribs, facial bones

Reid out of hospital after breaking ribs, facial bonesSenate Democratic leader Harry Reid is in a Las Vegas hospital following injuries sustained while exercising at home.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Mayor Gray signs bill to fund DC United soccer stadium

Mayor Gray signs bill to fund DC United soccer stadiumWith just days left in his term, outgoing D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed several bills into law.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Kevin Sullivan gains support for Morrissey seat in Va.

Kevin Sullivan gains support for Morrissey seat in Va.The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus is endorsing Democrat Kevin Sullivan for the 74th House District seat being vacated by Joe Morrissey.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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House Majority Whip talked to White Supremacist group in 2002

House Majority Whip talked to White Supremacist group in 2002One of the most powerful Republicans on Capitol Hill confirms he once spoke to a White Supremacist group.
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  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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Kissinger to Tea Leoni, Capital Download's highlights

Kissinger to Tea Leoni, Capital Download's highlightsSo are you running for president? That and other Capital Download highlights of 2014
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  • 4 months ago
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Va. Gov. McAuliffe announces administration appointments

Va. Gov. McAuliffe announces administration appointmentsVirginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his administration Friday.
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  • 4 months, 1 week ago
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Dem. nominating committee to hold caucus regarding Morrissey seat

Dem. nominating committee to hold caucus regarding Morrissey seatMembers of the 74th House District Democratic Nominating Committee say they will hold a firehouse primary next week regarding the special election following Del. Joseph Morrissey's resignation.
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  • 4 months, 1 week ago
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Tommy Wells named head of environment dept. for Bowser administration

Tommy Wells named head of environment dept. for Bowser administrationOutgoing District of Columbia council member Tommy Wells has a new role.
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  • 4 months, 1 week ago
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OnPolitics: Name Calling, In-party fighting, and who’s going to run against Hillary?

OnPolitics: Name Calling, In-party fighting, and who’s going to run against Hillary? In this week’s top trending USA Today OnPolitics stories Rand Paul swaps insults with Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham over their support of Obama’s foreign policy and Elizabeth Warren and Obama go head to head on the pacific trade deal.
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U.S. Drone Strike: Analysis of what went wrong

U.S. Drone Strike: Analysis of what went wrongSusan Page and Derek McGinty talk with the Cato Institute’s Benjamin Freidman about the US Drone Strike that mistakenly killed an American being held hostage by Al Queda.
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Roundtable: Congress approves Loretta Lynch, Koch brothers & 2016 Presidential Race

Roundtable: Congress approves Loretta Lynch, Koch brothers & 2016 Presidential RaceIn our reporters’ roundtable Ron Elving of NPR and Fredreka Schouten of USA Today discuss Loretta Lynch’s approval for Attorney General and the Koch brothers and their plans for backing the GOP in 2016 Presidential elections
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Senator Kaine: U.S. Drone Strategy, Iran, & 2016 Presidential Election

Senator Kaine: U.S. Drone Strategy, Iran, & 2016 Presidential ElectionSenator Tim Kaine talks about the U.S. Drone strike that killed two civilians including an American. He also discusses Congress role in foreign policy and the 2016 presidential election. Will he consider being Hillary’s running mate?
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Four Questions for Hank Paulson

Four Questions for Hank PaulsonFormer U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and author, Hank Paulson breaks down his book ‘Dealing with China’ and discusses issues related to the state of the world economy; April 19th, 2015.
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New Poll: Hillary Clinton needs Democratic challengers

New Poll: Hillary Clinton needs Democratic challengersDerek McGinty speaks with Suffolk University’s David Paleologos, who reveals a new poll that says a majority of Democrats believe Hillary Clinton shouldn’t slide through a presidential nomination unopposed; April 19th, 2015
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Roundtable: Hillary Clinton, GOP Congress first 100 days

Roundtable: Hillary Clinton, GOP Congress first 100 days In our reporters’ roundtable Manu Raju of Politico and Anne Gearan of The Washington Post discuss the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, Hillary Clinton’s candidacy and the first 100 days of the Republican held Congress; April 19, 2015.
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20th anniversary of OKC bombing

20th anniversary of OKC bombingSusan Page sat down with secretary Julian Castro to talk about the Oklahoma City bombing twenty years later.
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Montgomery Council member Nancy Navarro talks about child care measure

Montgomery Council member Nancy Navarro talks about child care measureMontgomery Council member Nancy Navarro talks about a proposed child care measure
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Sen. Tim Scott calls for peace amid SC shooting

Sen. Tim Scott calls for peace amid SC shootingDerek McGinty and Susan Page cover the Charleston South Carolina shooting, the potential candidate planning to take Harry Reid’s senate spot, and Hillary Clinton’s new Chief Technology Officer, on April 12th, 2015.
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Ferguson Council now half African American

Ferguson Council now half African AmericanKSDK’s Anchor, Kay Quinn speaks with Derek McGinty about Ferguson’s city council elections and voter turn-outs, on April 12th, 2015
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Roundtable: 2016 GOP presidential field

Roundtable: 2016 GOP presidential field: In our reporters’ roundtable, Susan Page and Derek McGinty discuss the Republican field of candidates for the 2016 presidential election with Robert Costa of The Washington Post and James Carroll of The Louisville Courier-Journal, on April 12th, 2015.
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Carly Fiorina shows emotional side

Carly Fiorina shows emotional sideCarly Fiorina shows emotional side
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Will Joe Biden join the presidential race?

Will Joe Biden join the presidential race?Derek McGinty and Susan Page cover Ted Cruz taking the first plunge into the presidential race, Joe Biden’s thoughts on running and more, on March 29th, 2015.
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New poll: New Hamphire’s GOP Primary predictions

New poll: New Hamphire’s GOP Primary predictionsDerek McGinty and Susan Page speak with Suffolk University’s David Paleologos about New Hampshire’s GOP predictions for the 2016 Presidential candidates, on March 29th 2015.
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Roundtable: Sen. Ted Cruz, Afghan Presidential visit

Roundtable: Sen. Ted Cruz, Afghan Presidential visitJeff Mason of Reuters and George Hager of USA Today discuss Ted Cruz’s announcement to run for president in 2016 and discuss the visit from the Afghan President Ghani, on March 29th 2015.
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Rep. Joe Kennedy III talks about family legacy

Rep. Joe Kennedy III talks about family legacySusan Page speaks with Massachusetts’s Congressman, Joe Kennedy III, about his family’s legacy in politics, on March 29th 2015.
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Will Joe Biden join the presidential race?

Will Joe Biden join the presidential race?Derek McGinty and Susan Page cover Ted Cruz taking the first plunge into the presidential race, Joe Biden’s thoughts on running and more, on March 29th, 2015.
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