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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

This March 14, 2013 file photo shows House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and House Democratic leaders speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, DC, Steve Israel, Steny Hoyer

3 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Lawmakers Call For Tighter Sanctions On Russia

Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Barack Obama, Joe Biden

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Creating a political bogeyman is no easy thing

That's according to a memo circulated in Washington this week from longtime Democratic operatives Stan Greenberg and James Carville.


Related Topix: US News, Mitt Romney, Healthcare Law, Law

12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

In this March 7, 2014 file photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md.


Related Topix: Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Austin, TX

14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

GOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon

In this March 19, 2014 photo, Oregon Republican Senate candidate Monica Wehby, right, talks to supporter Marvin Hausman in Lake Oswego, Ore.


Related Topix: US News, Gordon Smith, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Oregon, Lake Oswego, OR, Healthcare Law, Law

18 hrs ago | The Hill

Rubio's donor base grows

Sen. Marco Rubio hauled in a load of cash from Washington business interests during the first three months of the year, building out a donor network that could propel a White House run in 2016.


Related Topix: Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal

Sat Apr 19, 2014


China's shadow to follow Obama around Asia

President Barack Obama will not visit China on his Asia tour next week, but its broadening shadow will be cast everywhere he goes at a time of complex regional disputes and questions about US strategy.


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, Netherlands, World News,

The Washington Post

Plans for D.C. HOT lanes still warming up

The District's transportation planners envision sets of high-occupancy toll lanes stretching from Interstate 295 by the Maryland border to the 14th Street Bridge and the Virginia side of the Potomac River.

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Related Topix: Washington, DC, US News

National Public Radio

Sen. Warren's Book Focuses On Working Family Woes

In her new book, "A Fighting Chance," U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren describes a life spent fighting for economic fairness for the nation's working families.


Related Topix: US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Scott Brown, Republican

The Washington Post

Range showdown draws armed supporters to Nevada

To self-described militia members sleeping in wind-whipped tents, drinking camp coffee and patrolling rocky hillsides with military-style weapons, protecting Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his family from an overreaching federal government is a patriotic duty.


Related Topix: US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, Bunkerville, NV, Las Vegas, NV, Rush Limbaugh

National Public Radio

Obama: Easter A Time To Reflect On Hope, Renewal

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Holy Week and Easter are times for reflection and renewal.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Lamar Alexander

National Public Radio

Scenes From The Never-Dull Clinton White House

For Clinton's last State of the Union speech in January 2000, aides considered a long list of guests who might be cited in the address and sit near first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Related Topix: US News, State of the Union, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Democrat, Mandela, Drama Movies


New Russia sanctions threats as Ukraine stalemate goes on

A day after an international deal in Geneva to defuse the East-West crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation of public buildings and Washington threatened further sanctions on Moscow if the stalemate continued.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Clinton Documents: Top Adviser Predicts Fiscal 'Train Wreck'

Coming a half year after Republicans had won control of Congress in the 1994 GOP landslide, Mr. Clinton's speech set was to unveil his own balanced budget plan.


Related Topix: US News, Newt Gingrich

National Public Radio

White House Makes Economics Focus Of Asia Trip

The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the president's agenda because of the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine.


Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, North Korea, World News, Asia

National Public Radio

Spokeswoman: Sebelius Not Considering US Senate

Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.


Related Topix: Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Sam Brownback, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

The end of Mitt Romneya s long winter

One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rob Portman, US Senate, W., George Bush

The Hill

Boehner spox: No change on immigration

Speaker John Boehner's office on Friday moved to tamp down speculation that GOP leaders are preparing to act on immigration reform.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

USA Today

No more prostitution exemption for police, Hawaii legislators agree

Hawaii legislators in both the House and Senate agree that it's time to end an exemption that allows police officers to legally have sex with prostitutes.


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat

The Washington Post

Title of new Hillary Clinton book: - Hard Choices'

In this image taken from video, Chelsea Clinton, left, speaks to the audience as she co-hosts "Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation," with her mother, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in New York, Thursday, April 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Barack Obama