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How an Obscure Rule Could Give Boehner a Way Out of DHS Mess (Updated)

Updated 5:57 p.m. | A provision tucked deep in the House rule book could provide a way out of the Homeland Security funding mess for Speaker John A. Boehner — without the Ohio Republican actually having to do anything.

A Very Vice-Presidential Capitol Quip Winner

Congratulations to this week’s winner and thanks to the readers who contributed captions to our Capitol Quip contest.

Senate Votes on Full DHS Funding, With House Set to Punt (Updated)

Updated 12:39 p.m. | The Senate did its best to wrap up the current year’s funding debate, even as the House is opting for another punt.

What to See and Do in Selma

SELMA, Ala., — Every year, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., makes a pilgrimage here to walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge, tracing the fateful steps he took on March 7, 1965, when he and others marching in favor of voting rights were savagely beaten by state troopers and thugs.

Nuclear Power Would Get Boost Under Illinois Proposal

Illinois lawmakers are pushing to support the state’s nuclear power industry with a bill just introduced, CQ Roll Call’s Ed Felker reported Thursday:

Oregon Senate Panel Advances Tax Bill that Lawmakers Hope Will Attract Google Fiber and Others

An Oregon state Senate committee approved legislation Thursday that could “resolve years of dispute over state taxes on telecommunications companies,” The Oregonian reports. The measure has drawn objection from cities, according to the newspaper.

CPAC Campaign Boot Camp Trains GOP to Catch Up

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Amethyst Archer probably wasn’t the targeted audience for the campaign boot camp held on the eve of the Conservative Political Action Conference, but the presenters made it clear the right needs all the help it can get in 2016 and beyond.

Activist Toques Scour Capitol Hill for Food Aid

Just under a dozen renowned hospitality professionals looked to carve up both chambers of Congress, pressing their respective lawmakers to support the realignment of outdated global assistance provisions.

Judge Dismisses Obamacare Lawsuit Targeting Congressional Health Care

A D.C. Superior Court judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging congressional health care enrollment in the D.C. small business exchange Wednesday, ruling that federal regulations allow members of Congress and their staffs to enroll in the exchange.

Code Pink Feeling Stifled by Capitol Police Crackdown

Forced into handcuffs before and after congressional hearings over the past two days, protesters organizing with Code Pink are fuming about the beefed-up presence of Capitol Police when contentious, high-profile officials testify on Capitol Hill.

The Iran End Game | Commentary

By Richard Klass

Transportation Budget Has $3 Million For Nuclear Ship

Consumer Group Says FDA Might Be Delaying Drug Label Rule

The consumer watchdog group Public Citizen suspects the Food and Drug Administration may be succumbing to influence from the drug industry and slow-walking a proposal that would allow generic drugmakers to update labels if safety problems arise once products are on the market.

Week In Review: Ports Recovery And Protectionism

This week the 29 West Coast ports began their recovery from a damaging nine-month labor dispute that led to work slowdowns. Container ships lined up off shore as they waited to dock and unload their containers.

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