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218: White House, Perez Continue Unemployment Extension Push (Updated)

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White House, Perez Continue Unemployment Extension Push (Updated)

Updated 4:40 p.m. | The White House and Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez continue to press the House to pass an unemployment benefits extension — but so far there’s no word of a new offer to sweeten the pot for Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio.

Why TV Airtime Reservations Are More Important Than Ever

It’s time to pay more attention to television ad reservations; they have become another critical way party strategists communicate without coordinating under campaign finance laws.

Romney Endorses in Targeted Arizona Race

Mitt Romney threw his support behind Arizona state Speaker Andy Tobin on Monday, marking the latest candidate Romney has endorsed in the midterm elections.

218: Biden Meets U.S. Congressional Delegation in Ukraine

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Biden Meets U.S. Congressional Delegation in Ukraine

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was expected to meet with a congressional delegation of members in Ukraine on Monday to discuss the unrest in the region and how the United States can support Ukraine’s independence.

WGDB: Menendez Not Staying Quiet at Foreign Relations

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Menendez Not Staying Quiet at Foreign Relations

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s much-maligned Twitter-esque program in Cuba had a quick defender on Capitol Hill — Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez.

218: Hastert, Illinois Republicans to Call for Immigration Overhaul

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Hastert, Illinois Republicans to Call for Immigration Overhaul

An immigration overhaul may not have enough GOP support to pass the House, but the idea has found some Republican support in Illinois.

Staffer Suspects Senate Burger Switcheroo

As if congressional dining options weren’t sketchy enough, a Senate aide is now all salty about a purported bait and switch, calling into question the integrity of the American Grill’s signature Senate Burger.

218: Ranking Member Fundraising Battle: Pallone Gets Cash From Tech, Health Care Industries

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Ranking Member Fundraising Battle: Pallone Gets Cash From Tech, Health Care Industries

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. received donations from health care groups and technology giants, and gave money to more than a dozen fellow Democrats, including some in vulnerable seats, a new filing for his leadership political action committee shows.

Mitch McConnell Launches Ad for Final Month of Primary

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s latest TV ad kicks off his closing argument for the final month of the Kentucky Republican primary and sets up his message for the start of the general election.

Republican Marks First TV Foray in Hollywood House Race

A Republican candidate in the crowded race to replace Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., went on the air Monday with the first television spot of the ultra-competitive contest.

President Pressured to Use Pen for LGBT Workers

It could be dubbed the federal contractor trifecta.

Is Sebelius Ready for Another Rollout? | Capitol Quip

Will she or won’t she? That was the question for Kathleen Sebelius, former Kansas governor, Health and Human Services secretary and potential Senate candidate back in the Sunflower State. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Who You Gonna Call? John Lewis!

It’s not every day that you can be within 10 feet of both a member of Congress and a Ghostbuster.

Dearest, Dearest Colleague | Capitol Quip

Thanks to the many readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. Here’s the winning entry, as voted by readers of Heard on the Hill.

House Democrats Raise More Money Than GOP in March

The House Democrats’ political arm raised about $400,000 more than its GOP counterpart in March — although both committees posted strong fundraising last month.

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