April 23, 2014

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DC Ducks Meets Roll Call After Dark

“There’s a lot of things you can do wrong,” said Capt. Bob, the DC Ducks skipper responsible for 19 souls in the “Rubber Duck” as it glided along the waterways of the Potomac, with Roll Call After Dark at the wheel.

Millennial Activist Aims to Decode Congress Speak

Part of the reason 20-something pundit Matthew Segal accepted the challenge of hosting “OurTime with Matthew Segal,” a temporary radio show SiriusXM plans to air on weekends, is because he wants to cut through all the rhetoric Washington insiders typically regurgitate when confronted with a microphone.

Durbin Tweets Happy Birthday to Wrigley Field — Doesn't Mention the Lights

The celebration of Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday wouldn’t be complete without hearing from the senior senator from Illinois.

Americans for Prosperity Targets N.H. Senate Race (Video)

Americans for Prosperity is scheduled to air a new ad Wednesday attacking Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., for supporting the president’s health care overhaul law.

Protect the Civic Legacy of Serve America Act | Commentary

Few of us knew five years ago, when President Barack Obama signed the bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, that the civic data collection prompted by the Act would bolster intense interest in states and communities about our country’s civic health and how to improve it.

Five Sebelius Slogans Ready for Rollout | Capitol Quip

The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your votes.

Amending an Amendment | Commentary

The Bill of Rights was drafted as a document limiting the reach of government and recognizing maximum freedom to individuals and the states. This broad philosophy is the foundation of grass-roots conservative in the tea party movement. But over time, the Constitution has been changed, sometimes resulting in the surrender of personal freedom to an increasingly powerful central government.

WGDB: Durbin Tweets Happy Birthday to Wrigley Field -- Doesn't Mention the Lights

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

An Honesty Gap in the Pay Gap Debate | Commentary

President Barack Obama and the Democratic leadership in Congress have begun rallying this month to a long-suffering legislative solution to gender pay inequities, cocksure that Republican opposition to the measure will weaken the ascendant rabble-rousers ahead of the November midterms.

Obama's Drug Clemency Push Slammed by House GOP Chairman

House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte ripped President Barack Obama’s new plans to grant clemency to potentially thousands of nonviolent drug offenders Wednesday.

218: Obama's Drug Clemency Push Slammed by House GOP Chairman

Goodlatte (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Ex-Congressman's Son Touts Trucking Business in TV Spot

Trucking company owner Mike Collins, one of seven Republicans looking to succeed Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., debuted Wednesday a biographical spot to introduce himself to voters less than one month from the primary.

Charleston Gazette Endorsements Need a Little Perspective

Stop the presses!

Staffer Benefits Under Fire -- From Members of Congress

Who said there was no drama in government work? How about when staffer health care benefits are coming under fire from lawmakers? Seems odd that the men and women trusted to run the government want to yank insurance coverage from their own staff, who largely make approximately 20 percent less than the competitive wages for their work. It may not be an episode of “Scandal,” but it’s frightening just the same.

Mark Begich Wins the Parody Game

Conservative activists have composed a spiteful ditty imploring Alaskan voters to give freshman Sen. Mark Begich the heave-ho this fall.

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