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Marion Barry to Be Memorialized With Citywide Procession, Public Viewing

Marion Barry to Be Memorialized With Citywide Procession, Public Viewing
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The District of Columbia plans to bid farewell to its “mayor for life” over the course of three days.

How to Handle a Broken Campaign Promise

Broken campaign promises complicate a politician’s re-election effort, but they don’t have to be fatal.

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Eisenhower Memorial Plan Still Faces Skepticism

Despite rosy projections from Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission staff of breaking ground in the next calendar year, Capitol Hill’s representatives on the commission remain skeptical.


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Steve Stockman Takes Aim at D.C. Traffic Cams

Outgoing Rep. Steve Stockman is trying to leave his mark on Washington residents before he heads back to Texas by using his seat in Congress to intervene in local policy on guns and traffic.

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Report Outlines Constituent Meeting Do's and Don'ts

Constituent participation is the key to scheduling meetings on Capitol Hill, according to a new report from the Congressional Management Foundation.

Don't Count on Democrats to Help Pass GOP 'Cromnibus,' Says Pelosi

Don't Count on Democrats to Help Pass GOP 'Cromnibus,' Says Pelosi

House Republican leaders and incoming Budget Chairman Tom Price of Georgia are floating a plan to fund immigration-related activities separately from an all-encompassing government spending bill — and for a shorter length of time.

Obama Would Veto Corporate Tax Cut Bill (Updated)

Updated 5:37 p.m. | President Barack Obama would veto an emerging $450 billion tax cut deal coming together in the Senate because it doesn’t do enough for the middle class, according to the White House.

The Anti-Cantor: Dave Brat on Bringing Rationality to Washington

The Anti-Cantor: Dave Brat on Bringing Rationality to Washington

It’s 7:49 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 21 — the first day of Congress’ Thanksgiving recess — and Dave Brat is 11 minutes early.

Hill Life

D.C. Statehood Activists Looking Toward GOP Congress

If anyone understands what a “grungy game” politics can be, it’s Capitol Hill staffers.

Ted Cruz Floats Joe Lieberman for Defense Secretary

Ted Cruz Floats Joe Lieberman for Defense Secretary

Sen. Ted Cruz has an idea for a new Defense secretary that the incoming Senate Armed Services chairman would love.

Schumer: Health Care Distracted Democrats From the Middle Class

Sen. Charles E. Schumer says Democrats need to have a realistic agenda for demonstrating the importance of government to middle class voters, citing a rather unlikely subject as detracting from that message: health care.

Boehner Reappoints Gowdy to Head Benghazi Panel

Boehner Reappoints Gowdy to Head Benghazi Panel

House Speaker John A. Boehner announced Monday he will reappoint Rep. Trey Gowdy as chairman of the Select Committee on the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya in the 114th Congress.

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How to Negotiate Anything: Lessons Learned From the Capitol Leaders Program

Bipartisanship is making a comeback! At least, that is what the directors of the Capitol Leaders Negotiation Program believe, after spending 30 hours with Capitol Hill staffers analyzing their views and negotiation strategies.

Politics Democrats Announce Finalists for 2016 Convention

Democrats Announce Finalists for 2016 Convention

The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that Philadelphia, New York and Columbus are the three finalists to host its 2016 national convention.

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Roger Wicker Looks for Fast Start at NRSC

Twenty-one Republican senators up for re-election in 2016 filed into the National Republican Senatorial Committee on the morning of Nov. 19 to meet with party strategists about campaign preparations.

John Dingell, Ed Roybal Honored at White House

John Dingell, Ed Roybal Honored at White House

Two congressional trailblazers were among the 19 people to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom Monday, the highest honor awarded to a civilian.

Paul Ryan Woos Ex-Boehner Aide Back to Capitol Hill

Rep. Paul D. Ryan must have made Brendan Buck a pretty strong case to leave his still-new K Street gig to come back to Capitol Hill.

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Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Nov. 17 (Video)

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, members spent the week discussing dirty oil, political ads and “dumb-ass liberals.”

Republicans Push for More Iran Sanctions as Talks are Extended

Monday’s seven-month extension of talks about the Iranian nuclear program make it very likely the Senate will vote on strengthening sanctions against Iran in the first part of 2015.

Politics Freshman Class Filled With Losers

Freshman Class Filled With Losers

Congress is filled with a bunch of losers, but not exactly in the way you’re thinking.

Politically Connected Ambassador Nominees to Get Floor Votes

When the Senate returns from Thanksgiving, the first pressing business will be confirming a pair of President Barack Obama’s nominees who might not stand a chance in a Republican-led Senate.

House Finally Files Affordable Care Act Lawsuit Against Obama

Four months after the chamber authorized a lawsuit against President Barack Obama — and on the third try with an attorney after the first two lawyers bailed — the GOP-controlled House has formally filed its case, Speaker John A. Boehner announced Friday.

Hill Life Marion Barry, 4-Term Mayor and D.C. Councilmember, Dies at 78

Marion Barry, 4-Term Mayor and D.C. Councilmember, Dies at 78

Former D.C. Mayor and Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry died Sunday at the age of 78.

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Ron Johnson Open to Hearing on Marijuana Legalization

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., likely the next chairman of the Senate committee with oversight over Washington, D.C., said Thursday that he would like to hold a hearing on marijuana legalization.

Durbin Says Omnibus in Progress, Warns Against Defense CR

Durbin Says Omnibus in Progress, Warns Against Defense CR

Appropriators appear to be making good progress on behind-the-scenes negotiations on a big omnibus bill to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year.

New RSC Chairman: Don't Look for Public Fights With Boehner

Good news for Speaker John A. Boehner: The next Republican Study Committee chairman wants to work with him — and he doesn’t want any public fights.

Politics Josh Holmes, the Mastermind of Team Mitch

Josh Holmes, the Mastermind of Team Mitch

Much of the movie “Fargo” takes place in Minnesota, the home state of the aide in charge of the campaign that propelled Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell to the role of Senate majority leader in the next Congress.

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Mandatory House Ethics Training? Some Incoming Freshmen Don't See the Point

Minnesota Republican Tom Emmer, the staunchly conservative congressman-elect preparing to replace retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann, drew three takeaways from his recent training on House ethics rules.

Hill Life New Members of Congress Flip for Office Selection (Slideshow)

New Members of Congress Flip for Office Selection (Slideshow)

On the final day of orientation, new members of Congress, their staff and the media packed into a Rayburn committee hearing room Wednesday to find out their fate for office selection.

Members Rush to Recruit Freshmen to Softball Team

Think it’s too early for softball? Think again.

Senate's 2015 Calendar Features Fuller Weeks, Fewer Breaks

Senate's 2015 Calendar Features Fuller Weeks, Fewer Breaks

In addition to longer workweeks, it appears the Senate will be in session more frequently in 2015.

Major Players From Team Cantor to Open Lobbying Shop

Months after Cantorland was turned upside down by their boss’ stunning primary defeat, two key members of the ex-majority leader’s team are returning to the workforce, opening a lobbying firm with another prominent former Hill staffer.

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Republican National Committee Headquarters Hit With Blue Spray Paint

A vandal struck the Republican National Committee headquarters on Veterans Day, according to Capitol Police.

McCain, Corker Doubtful of White House's ISIS Strategy, Intent for AUMF

McCain, Corker Doubtful of White House's ISIS Strategy, Intent for AUMF

Leaving Wednesday’s closed briefing on the fight against the Islamic State, the terror group also known as ISIS or ISIL, Sen. John McCain said he doubted the Obama administration really wanted to have a new Authorization for Use of Military Force at all.

End of the Road for Michael Boggs Nomination?

Time is running out for Michael P. Boggs, whose nomination by President Barack Obama to the district court bench in Georgia roiled Democrats and raised new questions about the longstanding Senate practice of giving senators a veto over court picks in their home states.

Mike Enzi Challenging Jeff Sessions for Budget Gavel

Mike Enzi Challenging Jeff Sessions for Budget Gavel

Senate Republicans have a battle for a gavel.

Pallone Defeats Eshoo for Energy and Commerce Slot

In a triumph for the seniority system and a blow to Nancy Pelosi’s clout, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. of New Jersey beat Rep. Anna G. Eshoo of California in a hard-fought race for ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

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