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Ben Affleck's daughter confused by honorary degree

FEBRUARY 26: Actor Ben Affleck, founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, February 26, 2014 in Washington, DC.


1 hr ago | Fox News

The Vicious Circle: 50 years ago, the 'Beltway' was born

A half-century ago this week, a major infrastructure project awarded the American electorate one of its favorite political scapegoats: The Beltway.


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SWAT Lobby Takes a Shot at Congress

Congressional lawmakers aren't so hot on the idea of military equipment going to local cops anymore, and that makes national police organizations nervous.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

PanArmenian Network

Publisher: former U.S. House majority leader gets top hypocrite prize

PanARMENIAN.Net - Washington has long-suffered from unethical politicians, but the prize for the top hypocrite on an Armenian issue goes to former Cong.


The Washington Post

How wrong must you be in D.C. to never work again?

Just how wrong does someone have to be to lose their job in Washington, D.C.? For John McLaughlin, even historically wrong wasn't enough.



Drug czar promotes treatment, tells personal story

MINOT, N.D. - As the nation's drug czar continues to warn people about the potential death and destruction from substance abuse, he's also encouraging them to tell their stories about treatment and recovery.


The Washington Post

D.C.a s Ward 8 got its first bike lanes this summer

So far this year, the agency has installed 7.5 miles of bike lanes, including the first bike lanes in Ward 8. The agency is now halfway through its goal of 14 new miles of bike lane this year.


Another View: Jeanne Shaheen was M.I.A. on VA reform

TO GET a good sense of why Americans are sick of Washington politics, take a close look at Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's recent television ads - currently running across New Hampshire - touting the recent passage of the Department of Veterans Affairs reform legislation.


National Conference of State Legislat...

2014 Immigration Legislation

Lawmakers in statehouses across the United States have approved 132 immigration-related laws so far this year, representing a nine percent decline since 2013, according to a report issued by the National Conference of State Legislatures.



Holder's big test: Ferguson

He'll deliver the same message in person that he and Obama have already tried from a distance: The federal government is on the case.



California Courier Online, August 21, 2014

The California Courier Online, August 21, 2014 1 - Commentary Former House Majority Leader Sells His Soul for Fistful of Dollars By Harut Sassounian 2 - Director Shirak Khojayan to Screen Two Films on Armenia in Glendale 3 - Antioch Councilman Gary Agopian Dies After Long Cancer Battle 4 - First Turkish Film to Show ... (more)


Tue Aug 19, 2014

CBS Local

Rose's Luxury in D.C.'s Capitol Hill Named...

Rose's Luxury opened its doors at 5:30 p.m., and by 5:45 p.m. there was a two-hour wait for a table.


Foreign Policy

Saving Sinjar From a Super 8

How did a small community of Yazidis from Lincoln, Nebraska, convince the White House to go to war in Iraq? It was on the afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 5, when Hadi Pir, a Yazidi man who had emigrated from Iraq to the United States after working as an interpreter for U.S. forces in Iraq, hopped into a van traveling more than 1,000 miles from Lincoln, ... (more)


The Wall Street Journal

Uber Picks D.C. to Roll Out 'Corner Store' Service

Next time allergies attack Washington, D.C., residents, they might have another alternative to running to the pharmacy in a sniffly mess.



Talking Headways Podcast: Crown Prince of Fresh Air

What would you think of a city planner, out ruffling feathers with his bold ideas about density and urbanism - who commutes to work an hour each way from his ranch way outside the city ? Ironic - or hypocritical? That's the question we wrestle with in our discussion of Brad Buchanan, the head honcho at Denver's Department of Community Planning and ... (more)


Roll Call

Planes Flying Over D.C. for Aerospace Defense Tests

The North American Aerospace Defense Command will be practicing intercept and identification procedures over the region between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. More exercises will take place Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.


Mon Aug 18, 2014

Public Power

August 19, 2014 - APPA's headquarters will move to northern Virginia...

The American Public Power Association is moving this Friday to a new office across the Potomac River from our current location in Washington, D.C. Starting on Aug. 22, our new mailing address will be: American Public Power Association 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000 Arlington, VA 22202 Please send all correspondence, including applications for the ... (more)


Capitol Hill Blog

Math: Capitol Hill's Miller Park neighborhood is awesome

Rents in apartment buildings old *and* new are astronomical - and you can't afford to buy a home or condo here.


Levin and House Democrats still support the unemployment benefits extension

Rep. Sander Levin and House Democrats showed their support for the 3.2 millon long-term unemployed and the benefits extension with five Witness Wednesday press conferences reading personal stories of hardship Rep. Sander Levin and House Democrats showed their support for the 3.2 millon long-term unemployed and the benefits extension with five ... (more)



NASA Scientist To Discuss "The Moody Sun" At...

The public is invited to a free talk called "The Moody Sun" with Dr. Holly Gilbert in the Pickford Theater , third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, August 19 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.



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