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Continuing Resolution, Title 10 Authority Starts to Crystalize
blogs.rollcall.com
After delaying a vote on a continuing resolution to fund the government past Sept. 30, House GOP is poised to bring that same legislation to the floor. [...]
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House Won’t Vote on Border Supplemental Today
blogs.rollcall.com
House GOP leaders ditched their plans to vote on a border supplemental Thursday after failing to secure the votes to pass it [...]
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Wikipedia blocks ‘disruptive’ page edits from US Congress
www.bbc.co.uk
Wikipedia administrators have imposed a ban on page edits from computers at the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing". [...]
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Congressional Baseball Game: Republicans, Democrats Can’t Be Friends
blogs.rollcall.com
It might work for the Congressional Baseball Game, but afterwards, Republicans and Democrats can't really be friends. [...]
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The Last D-Day Anniversary With WWII Vets in Congress
blogs.wsj.com
D-Day's 70th anniversary offered a stark reminder that the war’s once significant influence on Congress is waning. [...]
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Federal judge overrules state; puts Conyers on the ballot
www.gopusa.com
U.S. Rep. John Conyers' on-again, off-again roller-coaster ride for the Aug. 5 ballot took a new twist Friday when U.S. District Judge Matthew Leitman put the 85-year-old congressman back on the ballot. Leitman's decision, released la... [...]
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The 10 Most Vulnerable Members of 2014
www.rollcall.com
Primary season has just begun in earnest, but it’s already clear it will take a toll on this Congress. [...]
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More Than Corruption Threatens the Integrity of Our Democracy
prospect.org
A coal executive walks into a member of Congress’s office with a $100,000 check in hand and says, “I will hand you this check if, and only if, you vote against any fracking permits on federal land—it’s bad for the local water supply, and besides I don’t need the competition.” [...]
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Jobless Benefits May Stay on Congress’ Cutting Room Floor
www.rollcall.com
Extended unemployment benefits for about 1.3 million Americans expired on Dec. 28, and Congress is unlikely to restore those payments swiftly, or at all. [...]
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Did Murray, Ryan Set Table for Future Leadership Bids? – The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body
blogs.rollcall.com
Patty Murray and Paul D. Ryan are lawmakers on the rise, and their recent budget framework might not be a mere passing of ships in the night — especially if their upward trajectories continue on parallel paths. [...]
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Politics Counts: The Effect of Congress’s Productivity Drop
blogs.wsj.com
Congress's low approval ratings and decline in productivity don't have a big effect on elections. [...]
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US Congress cross-party budget deal reached
www.bbc.co.uk
A cross-party Congressional budget committee convened after an October government shutdown has reached an agreement on the federal budget. [...]
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Congress promises multiple investigations of possible wrongdoing at charities
www.washingtonpost.com
Congress promises multiple investigations of alleged theft, secrecy and wrongdoing at charities. [...]
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Why Wednesday will be ‘Another Tricky Day’ on Capitol Hill
www.washingtonpost.com
A series of meetings, hearings and performances are going to make for a busy Wednesday this week in Congress. [...]
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Six women who could lead Congress to a budget deal
www.washingtonpost.com
Congressional women are credited with helping to broker the deal that re-opened the federal government. Can they do it again and agree on a budget deal? [...]
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