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7 hrs ago | MarketWatch

States may soon scale back construction projects as highway fight drags on

Washington's highway funding fight is dragging on and at least one analyst thinks it's possible states will have to start cutting back on some construction projects soon.

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Related Topix: US News

11 hrs ago | Bloomberg

by the Numbers: 2,384

Homes today are more than twice as big on average as in 1950, when houses averaged 983 square feet, according to the National Association of Home Builders .

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Florida, OH

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KSL-TV

Mia Love among 20 congressional 'Members in Waiting,' blogger says

Republican congressional candidate Mia Love said Wednesday she's flattered at being labeled a "surefire winner" by a Washington blogger, but she's taking nothing for granted in her race against Democrat Doug Owens.

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Related Topix: US News, Blog News, US Politics, Jim Matheson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Utah, Mitt Romney

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President's Party Asks Why He's Avoiding the Border

Cuellar joined other Democrats saying Obama needs to see the crisis at the border firsthand.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Capitol Hill (Denver, CO), US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

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Columnist's Screed Against 'Biker Terrorists Out to Rule The Road' Sparks Angry Rebuttals

If generating controversy is the measure of a pundit, Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy scored a smashing success this week with his outburst against bicyclists.

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Related Topix: Washington Post, Publishing, Dupont Circle (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Opinion

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What Will the FDA Do About Marijuana?

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill legalizing the use of medical marijuana.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Tue Jul 08, 2014

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Obama's $4B Bill for Border Surge Gets Frosty Reception on the Right

Smith, R-Texas, said he doesn't trust the president on border security. Reaction to President Barack Obama's request for almost $4 billion in emergency funds to deal with the Texas border crisis was met with skepticism Tuesday by most Republicans, but especially by hard-liners who have consistently blamed White House policies for the surge in ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lamar Smith, Immigration Reform, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration

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A Tale of Two Congressional Visits to the Southwest Border

Lofgren, D-Calif., had a different experience visiting the U.S.-Mexico border than her GOP colleagues.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Zoe Lofgren, Democrat, us Travel, Travel, Representative Blake Farenthold, Republican, Sheila Jackson-Lee

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Government Executive

Welcome to GovExec State & Local

Our coverage centers on innovation in government operations, and how it's being applied to public services, infrastructure, health care, security and budgeting to name just a few areas we'll be following.

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Related Topix: Tecumseh, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, East Grand Rapids, MI

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What You Missed: An Independence Day Parade in 69 Seconds

When Independence Day rolls around in an election year, it means the Roll Call photojournalists head out to small towns in contested districts across the country to catch candidates and beauty queens marching in their local parades.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Ripley, WV

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D.C. Activists Declare Independence From Andy Harris

If you face less traffic on your July Fourth escape to Ocean City, you can thank the activists at DC Vote.

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Related Topix: Media, Radio, National Public Radio, US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, Drugs

Sunherald.com

Could a baseball bat fix Congress?

State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, speaks at a rally on his behalf in Flowood, Miss., Monday, June 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Thad Cochran, US Politics

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Senate Majority Might Not Be Decided Until December

The Senate majority could be decided late in Louisiana if Landrieu's race goes to runoff.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana, Life, Holidays, Christmas

Thu Jul 03, 2014

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If You're Still at Work, Please Read This ...

The District of Columbia is a cultural capital where you can you get your kicks from movies projected on the National Mall, lectures on vermouth or Russian avant-garde art.

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Related Topix: Washington DC, National Mall, US National Parks

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D.C. Activists Declare Independence From Andy Harris

If you face less traffic on your July Fourth escape to Ocean City, you can thank the activists at DC Vote.

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Related Topix: Media, Radio, National Public Radio, US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, Drugs

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#tbt: A Different View of the Fourth

July Fourth is once again upon us and hoards of tourists and locals are expected to flock downtown Friday for the annual festivities , which include parades across the city, a daytime Nationals game, a concert on the West Front of the Capitol and - of course - fireworks.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Sand Trap

Member Review Roll Call: Serola Sacroiliac Belt

Looking for 10 members to review Serola Sacroiliac Belt. As the title of the thread says, the belt is designed to help with lower back pain.

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Related Topix: Back Pain, Health, Medicine, Chiropractic

Advance Indiana

Ouch! Stutzman Got Only 26 Votes In Majority Whip Race

The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette's Washington reporter Brian Francisco cites a Roll Call tally in the recent House leadership race for Majority Whip in which U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman and Illinois' Peter Roskam lost out to Steve Scalise .

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Representative Steve Scalise

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Congressman: We Can't Just Kick Them Off a Bus in Guatemala

Farenthold, R-Texas, wants Congress to respond to the surge of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border President Barack Obama deserves blame for much of the misery in overcrowded illegal immigrant facilities on the Southwest border, a conservative Texas congressman told CQ Roll Call Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Michael McCaul, Texas

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Switched

Huffpost Hill - U.S. Squares Off Against The Canada Of The Low Countries

A German guy is leading a group of Americans in an effort to outmaneuver Belgium's defenses ... history is weird.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Cole, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Jeb Hensarling

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