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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • 2 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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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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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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  • 2 months, 1 week 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Va. Del. Morrissey: resigning after teen sex case but will run for seat

Va. Del. Morrissey: resigning after teen sex case but will run for seatDel. Joseph D. Morrissey sent a letter Thursday to the House speaker saying he will resign, effective Jan. 13.
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Secretary of State Kerry statement on Cuba policy changes

Secretary of State Kerry statement on Cuba policy changes"For five and a half decades since, our policy toward Cuba has remained virtually frozen, and done little to promote a prosperous, democratic and stable Cuba."
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Former Va. Gov. McDonnell could get at least 10 years

Former Va. Gov. McDonnell could get at least 10 yearsFormer Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell could spend at least 10 years in prison.
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Senate committee focuses on law enforcement in college sexual assault cases

Senate committee focuses on law enforcement in college sexual assault casesThe problem has received much more national attention after Rolling Stone published a report about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.
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Bush denounces 'psychobabble' about his father

Bush denounces 'psychobabble' about his fatherOne thing George W. Bush has never liked: Being psychoanalyzed.
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Ashton Carter nominated for Defense Secretary, Hagel voices support

Ashton Carter nominated for Defense Secretary, Hagel voices supportFriday, President Obama announced his nominee to be the next head of the Pentagon is Ashton Carter.
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Alan Gross from Md. marks fifth year in Cuban prison

Alan Gross from Md. marks fifth year in Cuban prisonAlan Gross has tried a hunger strike and other tactics to bring attention to his cause. He remains in a Cuban prison.
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Pregnancy discrimination case against UPS could affect working moms

Pregnancy discrimination case against UPS could affect working momsThe Supreme Court is hearing a pregnancy discrimination case against the UPS which could affect every working mother.
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Former Senate aide pleads guilty to sexual assaults

Former Senate aide pleads guilty to sexual assaultsDonny Ray Williams was staff director for the Senate Homeland Security subcommittee.
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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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New poll: New Hamphire’s GOP Primary predictions

New poll: New Hamphire’s GOP Primary predictions: Derek 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: SCOTUS on Affordable Care Act & Hillary’s email scandal

Roundtable: SCOTUS on Affordable Care Act & Hillary’s email scandal Roundtable: SCOTUS on Affordable Care Act & Hillary’s email scandal
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Sen. Orrin Hatch calls Democrats “spoiled brats”

Sen. Orrin Hatch calls Democrats “spoiled brats”Sen. Orrin Hatch calls Democrats “spoiled brats”
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Supreme Court hears 3rd case challenging Obamacare

Supreme Court hears 3rd case challenging ObamacareThe Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case that will decide whether the Affordable Care Act can survive the early stages.
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Md. Senator Barbara Mikulski announces retirement

Md. Senator Barbara Mikulski announces retirementMd. Senator Barbara Mikulski announced that she would not be seeking a sixth senate term on Monday.
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GOP slams Hillary at CPAC 2015

GOP slams Hillary at CPAC 2015Derek McGinty and Susan Page discuss CPAC and what the potential GOP candidates are doing to prepare themselves for the 2016 Presidential elections.
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New graphic novel tells Civil Rights story

New graphic novel tells Civil Rights story Graphic novelist, Andrew Aydin talks to Derek McGinty about his new book, March, in the comic book trilogy co-written with Congressman John Lewis. about his life and journey through the Civil Rights movement, on Sunday March 1, 2015.
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Roundtable: Selma, CPAC & Netanyahu

Roundtable: Selma, CPAC & Netanyahu In our reporters’ roundtable, Margaret Talev and Martha Moore discuss the 50th anniversary of Selma, recap CPAC 2015 and preview the Netanyahu speech before congress, on Sunday, March 1, 2015.
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Police brutality, 50 years after Selma

Police brutality, 50 years after Selma Representative John Lewis, (D-Georgia) reflects on the 50th anniversary of the voting rights march in Selma, Alabama and what he thinks the federal government should do about police brutality against minorities in America, on Sunday March 1, 2015.
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Who's got Game? Attorney General calls out POTUS

Who's got Game? Attorney General calls out POTUSFebruary 22nd Broadcast: This week's top trending OnPolitics stories include outgoing Attorney General, Eric Holder calling out President Obama on his basketball skills and Rand Paul- has he chosen a date for announcing his Presidential campaign?
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Congress to debate military action against ISIS

Congress to debate military action against ISISSunday February 22nd Broadcast: Stephanie Sanok Kostro, former defense advisor at the Pentagon, State Department, and Congress discusses where the debate will go as Congress takes up President Obama's request for authorization for the use of military forc
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Roundtable:CPAC & White House summit on terrorism

Roundtable:CPAC & White House summit on terrorismSunday February 22nd Broadcast: Susan Davis, USA Today's chief congressional reporter and Michael Schere, Time Magazine's Washington bureau chief, join Derek and Susan to break down Matt Schlapp's interview, look ahead to CPAC, and discuss the White House
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Conservatives welcome gays to CPAC

Conservatives welcome gays to CPACSunday February 22nd Broadcast: Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union discusses the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference and what to expect from possible presidential candidates and conservatives stance on gay rights.
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