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Bill championed by families of 9/11 victims headed for veto showdown with the White House
Congress is set to send the president a bill to let 9/11 victims' families sue Saudi Arabia, despite the threat of a veto
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$648 round trip from LAX to Laos on Singapore
If you can decide by the end of this month, you can get a $648 round-trip ticket from LAX to Vientiane or Luang Prabang in Laos on Singapore Airlines. You must buy your ticket, which is subject to availability, by Sept. 30. It is for departures Tuesdays or Thursdays (or, for $100 more, Saturdays) from...
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House to vote on allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia
WASHINGTON — The House will vote today on a bill that could allow families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged support for terrorism, according to a GOP leadership aide.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Democratic Party Supreme Court of the United States Bill Clinton United States Capitol United States President of the United States United States Congress United States Senate
Vanished flag from famous 9/11 photo returns to ground zero
NEW YORK — An American flag raised at ground zero on Sept. 11 in a defining moment of patriotic resolve took its place at the site Thursday after disappearing for over a decade.The 3-foot-by-5-foot flag took a symbolic and curious journey from a yacht moored in lower Manhattan to the smoking wreckage of the World Trade Center, then to a firehouse about 2,400 miles away in Everett, Washington — and now to a glass case at the National Sept. 11 Museum. A TV show, a mysterious man and two years of detective work helped re-establish its whereabouts.
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Democrats remind America that Merrick Garland is still not on the Supreme Court
Events are a reminder that the Democratic push to win Garland's confirmation has gone nowhere in the face of a united Republican blockade.
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Paul Ryan pushes back on Trump, calls Putin 'an aggressor'
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) might be missing that long August vacation already.
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New law allows female WWII pilot to be inurned at Arlington
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — It took an act of Congress, but World War II pilot Elaine Harmon is finally being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
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House to vote on allowing Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia
The measure is likely to pass just in time for the 15th anniversary of the attacks.
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Man who landed gyrocopter on Capitol lawn released from jail
RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who piloted a one-person gyrocopter through some of the most restricted U.S. airspace and landed on the lawn of the Capitol in Washington has been released from jail after serving three months of…
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House moving toward showdown over impeaching IRS chief
WASHINGTON — The House is moving toward a showdown vote this month over whether to impeach IRS chief John Koskinen. But with no chance the Senate would actually remove him from office, Republicans stood divided over the effort's wisdom in the shadow of this fall's presidential and congressional elections.
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How the health-care debacle exposed Republicans' weaknesses
The House's debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act ended, at least for now, when the bill was...
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Collapse of Obamacare repeal plan puts Freedom Caucus in complicated spot
No group played more of a role in sinking the legislation than the Freedom Caucus.       
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High stakes for Trump as vote looms on US health plan
Republicans are careening toward a House vote on repealing and replacing Obamacare in a moment that has huge implications for Donald Trump's presidency and the GOP's hopes of enacting an agenda that will change the face of American life.
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Republicans scramble to round up votes for Obamacare repeal
After ultimatum from President Trump, House began Friday to move disputed bill to a vote.        
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House intel committee chairman apologizes to Democrats
The House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized to his Democratic colleagues on Thursday, yet publicly defended his decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intercepts that he says swept up communications of the president’s transition team in the...
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Trump demands make-or-break vote on health care bill
President Donald Trump delivered an ultimatum to House Republicans on Thursday night: Vote to approve the measure to overhaul the nation’s health care system on the House floor Friday, or reject it and the president will move on to his other legislative priorities.The president signaled that the tim...
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Trump's First 100 Days: Can he close the deal on health care?
Republicans will try again to get a vote on health care, but do they have enough support?
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Trump demands Friday vote for faltering Obamacare repeal plan
House Republicans have postponed the Thursday night vote.
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What's missing from this White House photo?
Democrats, women's groups and liberals seized on a photo Thursday shared by Vice President Mike Pence of a meeting he attended with President Donald Trump and members of the House Freedom Caucus.
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Sunday liquor sales ban on Minnesota House's chopping block
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota could take the first step toward erasing the state's ban on Sunday liquor sales. The House was expected to vote Monday on a bill that would allow liquor stores to open on Sundays. It's a perennial issue at the Capitol that consumes plenty of ...
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Top intel officials say allegations of Trump campaign link to Russia 'complete garbage' – Priebus
News reports of US President Donald Trump's campaign officials colluding with Moscow during his run-up for presidency are “not only grossly overstated, but also wrong,” White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told Fox News, citing US intelligence officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trump -- under fire -- returns to attack-dog politics
President Donald Trump is taking his fate into his own hands.
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Robert Harward turns down Trump's national security adviser offer
President Trump faced yet another staffing headache on Wednesday evening.
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Mitch McConnell likes what President Trump is doing — but not what he’s tweeting
The Senate majority leader’s job right now is to hold the GOP together. In an interview, he said he retains hope that Trump’s public proclamations will not sideline the party’s policy priorities.
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Tennessee GOP mulls Capitol complex security clamp-down
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Republican legislative leaders are suggesting stricter security to enter the Capitol complex after a few dozen protesters interrupted a news conference about transgender bathroom access. On Thursday, Senate Speaker Randy McNally told reporters that the House and Senate are considering requiring people to show ID ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States Senate Democratic Party Washington D.C. United States Congress United States House of Representatives Bill Clinton United States Capitol Democratic Caucus of the United States House of Representatives
John McCain will oppose confirmation of Trump budget nominee Mick Mulvaney
Sen. John McCain says Rep. Mick Mulvaney's poor record on national-security issues is at odds with President Trump's promise to rebuilt the ...       
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Fla. legislative employee arrested in solicitation sting
The coordinator for the Florida House of Representatives page program was arrested after he allegedly left his 10-year-old son home alone to...       
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Trump needs to hit the accelerator after a rough start
ANALYSIS/OPINION: It's been a rough few days for the new administration. Team Trump is on defense, and they seem content to stay there. Facing nearly unprecedented opposition from the Democrat-media complex, President Trump and his young administration are taking on water from all sides. But despite the bad headlines, the ...
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Conservative group pressures Democratic senator Tester on Trump's Supreme Court pick
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How to make your voice heard in Washington
Since the November elections, we’ve seen unprecedented numbers of Americans speaking out on public policy. Voters want to influence their lawmakers on high-stakes issues from healthcare to climate change, education to immigration, foreign affairs to trade policy. The question, for many, is how...
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Tenn. lawmaker resigns amid allegations of inappropriate sexual contact
Scandal comes just months after another lawmaker expelled for inappropriate behavior.       
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Gettysburg man trashed Pa. Capitol after fight with his girlfriend, police say

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Grim budget-rebalancing task awaits returning La. lawmakers
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's lawmakers are trudging back to work for a special deficit-closing session that many of them didn't want to have. Gov. John Bel Edwards has called them back to the Capitol to close a $304 million deficit. The session opens at 6:30 p.m. Monday. It ...
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Overnight vandalism closes Pa. Senate offices today
HARRISBURG -- The state Senate is closing its offices today after a vandal apparently broke into the state Capitol early Sunday and sprayed the contents of a fire extinguisher along several hallways outside the Senate's offices and chambers, according to state officials.
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A middle-of-the-night vandal breaks into Pa. Capitol

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Sing Our Rivers Red march and exhibit hopes to use art to raise awareness of violence against Native women
A red river of fabric will wash down the 16th Street Mall on Feb. 14, carried by indigenous and non-native people to honor the missing and murdered native women who have not found justice. The march Sing Our Rivers Red shares the name with a complementary exhibit of the same name at the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council gallery on Sante Fe Drive, suggesting that arts organizations may begin actively engaging in activism at a greater extent in the next couple years.
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Michigan Capitol infrastructure in need of major repairs
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Capitol's aging infrastructure is starting to wear down. Out of sight behind the walls and beneath the floors, significant repairs and upgrades are needed to much of the Capitol's plumbing, electrical, mechanical and fire suppression systems. Water and moisture damage has eaten away at ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | United States Senate Michigan United States Capitol Party leaders of the United States Senate House Washington D.C. Lansing Michigan United States Congress
Kellyanne Conway expands White House influence by hiring her own chief of staff
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump and one of the most visible figures in the administration, is expanding her operation inside the White House by hiring a veteran congressional staffer as her chief of staff. Conway has recruited Renee Hudson, who has been serving as chief of...
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Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway hires a chief of staff
By hiring a chief of staff of her own, Conway is asserting and perhaps growing her influence in the White House, where a coterie of top advisers have been competing for Trump’s ear and over the shape of his agenda.
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Trump woos senators on Gorsuch, escalates attacks against Democrat
President Donald Trump lobbied Democrats and Republicans to back his Supreme Court nominee on Thursday even as he escalated his attacks against one of their Senate colleagues for disclosing that Judge Neil Gorsuch found the president's criticism of the judiciary "demoralizing and disheartening."
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Pennsylvania lawmaker invites Trump to 'destroy' career
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator has used a profanity-laced tweet to defend a fellow state lawmaker in Texas after President Donald Trump joked about destroying the unnamed lawmaker's career.
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Sources: WH searches for communications lead
The White House is ramping up its search for a new communications director in an effort to lighten the load of embattled White House press secretary Sean Spicer, multiple sources told CNN.
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Paul Ryan vague on details about helping 9/11 victims' families
Paul Ryan avoided giving any details about whether Congress will move soon to help 9/11 victims' families.
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Letter: Cabinet of clowns
Cabinet of clownsThe reason the circus is going to have to quit? All the clowns are going to be working in the White House. One who said a department should be abolished now says it is important after he has been slated to head that same department. A person who has always home-schooled her children...
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‘There’s my Kevin’: McCarthy emerges as Trump’s trusted link to Capitol Hill
The House majority leader’s relationship with the new president has set the stage for a rapid legislative blitz in the early months of the Trump administration.
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Police investigating House staffers over computer thefts, purchases
Doug G. WareFeb. 3 (UPI) -- Police are investigating the activities of five employees in Congress after instances of theft and other irregularities were uncovered, officials said Friday.
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Realtor of the week: Former Capitol Hill campaigner back to real estate in Houston
Former Capitol Hill campaigner back to real estate in Houston Cagle, a fourth-generation Houstonian and graduate of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, has never really had one particular focus area, due to the majority of her clients being referrals. Prior to real estate, Cagle worked on Capitol Hill running political campaigns for a host of U.S. Congressmen. The work ethic, long hours, communications, research, and working with a host of different personalities successfully are only a few of the skills she learned on Capitol Hill that transferred easily into real estate and have served Cagle well.
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Hello? People swamp Congress with calls in era of Trump
Life on Capitol Hill in the Trump era means answering more phone calls        
-2 points by The Detroit News | United States Senate Mitch McConnell Republican Party Party leaders of the United States Senate Donald Trump Democratic Party United States Capitol Senate
New Illinois license plate is busy and banal
If architecture is the inescapable art, then license plates are the inescapable graphic art. You see these small rectangles everywhere. And you see them every day. Some, like the green-and-white mountain silhouette of Colorado's plates, are simple, vivid and memorable. And then there are the new...
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The Latest: Trump University lawsuits settled for $25M
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on litigation over Trump University (all times local):
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