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Today is Tomorrow on Capitol Quip

Happy Groundhog Day! The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are on a collision course when it comes to the Keystone XL Pipeline, which brings us to this weeks Capitol Quip.

Capitol Quip Has a Ball

Thanks to the readers who contributed captions for last weeks Capitol Quip contest. We had that rarest of things, a three-way tie, when the dinner bell rang. Not having a three-sided coin to flip, we deferred to cartoonist prerogative to select our victor.

DSCC, NRSC Release Final Fundraising, Debt From 2014

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will start the 2016 cycle with $5 million more in debt than Republicans, according to recently released fundraising figures from both organizations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Feds Warn of Tax Consequences Linked to Individual Mandate

The Department of Health and Human Services is bringing out the stick the specter of fines for failing to get covered and partnering with tax preparers to help Americans make sense of federal tax forms about health insurance that are being mailed to most people by Monday.

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.

The Reality of Three Ozone Maps

Maps lie.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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