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Let's Look Back at Previous Budget Requests for NASA

The President releases his annual budget request to Congress on Monday and Technocrats going to be keeping an eye out for what the administration proposes for NASA. In advance of Monday, lets take a look back at some of the notable, controversial, or just eye-catching elements of previous budget requests for the agency.

Pentagon Hardware Budget Fights: Fiscal 2016 Forecast, Fiscal 2015 Review

Weve seen enough of the fiscal 2016 budget plan for the Pentagon from the Obama administration to get a sense of where it comes down on some of the biggest-ticket hardware. Lets review some of last years biggest fights, and where they might go this year.

5 Potential Scenarios for D.C.'s Marijuana Initiative

The ongoing battle over the District of Columbias marijuana policy is currently at a standstill, but several scenarios over the coming weeks could alter its fate.

Senator Presses NFL on Domestic Violence Ahead of Super Bowl

Sen. Richard Blumenthal isnt convinced the National Football League is doing everything possible to address domestic violence.

Weekly Recap: White House Drone, Super Bowl Drones, Budget Red Zone

The re-taking of Kobani was one of the things we didnt cover this week. It wasnt alone. Lets catch up on our hits and misses.

Jim Moran Doesn't Miss Congress

For the record, ex-Rep. James P. Moran doesnt miss Congress. At least, not yet.

Port City Brewing Celebrates Four Years

Port City Brewing Co.s magic number is four. Starting Friday, the Alexandria, Va.-based beer maker is celebrating its fourth anniversary of operations, complete with the release of a Belgian quad-style beer, Colossal IV.

Top Defense Contractors Still Making Money, Mostly

With year-end and fourth-quarter reports out for all the major defense contractors, its a mixed bag on how well theyre doing. Ultimately, theyre not doing so bad for what was supposed to be an era of decline.

Answers on Paid Leave Hard for Staffers to Find

If a member of Congress has a generous parental leave policy but the staff doesnt know about it, whats it worth?

Ted Cruz's Non-Gotcha Question

Would you trust John Mitchell to investigate the allegations of wrongdoing in the break-in at Watergate against Richard Nixon?

Overseas Cash Alluring Idea For Infrastructure Funds

In his Fiscal Year 2015 budget last March, President Obama said he wanted to use one-time transition revenue resulting from business tax reform to pay for highways, roads and transit systems.

Spectrum Auction: Competition, Dish and Relocation

The Federal Communications Commissions auction of a set of spectrum called AWS-3 raised a lot of money. A new record of nearly $45 billion to be exact, and much more than had been predicted.

The Reality of Three Ozone Maps

Maps lie.

Seeking Cures, White House Looks for Precision

President Obama today will offer additional details (view fact sheet) on a precision medicine initiative he briefly noted in last weeks State of the Union address. The proposal seeks a $215 million investment to develop patient-customized disease treatments. The additional funding for new precision medicines is spread between the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and the agency charged with coordinating the development of advanced health information technologies.

ICYMI: Keystone Vote, Gas Exports & Offshore Drilling

After dispatching a slew of amendments, the Senate Thursday passed a bill approving the Keystone Pipeline, falling shy of the support needed to override a threatened White House veto. CQ subscribers can read more on the prospects of a conference with the House.

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