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  1. Trump Inches Toward A Bigger U.S. Role In Another Middle East WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 12 | Switched

    After years condemning U.S. interventionism in the Middle East, President Donald Trump stunned the world last week by escalating American involvement in Syria's six-year civil war. But Trump has also been quietly preparing to boost the U.S. role in a war on the other side of the troubled region - specifically in Yemen, an impoverished nation where 17 million people do not know where their next meal will come from and where all sides of a two-year civil war are implicated in alleged war crimes.


  2. Trump Builds A Watergate All His OwnRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 31 | Switched

    As the Trump-Russia story continues to stutter forward, comparisons to Watergate are everywhere - and justifiably so. The revelations and denials, the slow unraveling of deception, the critical role of a free and independent press challenging the cover-up and digging for the truth are all very familiar, especially to those of us who actually were in Washington back during those peculiar days and nights of Richard Nixon.


  3. Capitol Cops Order Arrested Disability Rights Activists To Return To Washington To Pay FinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | Switched

    Disability rights activists from across the country who were arrested this week at a Capitol building protest of the Republican health care bill will have to return to Washington to pay $50 fines. The 54 far-flung activists who converged on Capitol Hill Wednesday to demonstrate against Medicaid cuts in the GOP legislation must pay their fines in person within 15 days of their arrests, U.S. Capitol Police told The Huffington Post.


  4. GOP Health Bill Could Let Companies Pressure Workers To Give Genetic Test ResultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2017 | Switched

    Rep. Virginia Foxx thinks opponents of the bill "are spreading false information in a desperate attempt to deny employees the choice to participate in a voluntary program that can reduce health insurance costs and encourage healthy lifestyle choices," her spokeswoman said. WASHINGTON - Imagine your employer wants you to submit to genetic testing as part of a "workplace wellness" program.


  5. HUFFPOLLSTER: Trump Voters Say The Government Does Too Much For Most AmericansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2017 | Switched

    US President Donald Trump stands with First Lady Melania Trump at the Capitol Building before departing for the parade after Trump is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017. REUTERS/John Angelillo/Pool Americans disagree on who should get government help.


  6. Behind Trump's Dark Rhetoric Was A Populist Agenda He's Unlikely To Deliver OnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Switched

    Forget, just for a moment, about the quality of the prose in President Donald Trump 's inaugural address. Don't get caught up in the idealism, or lack thereof.


  7. Lawmakers Are Not Happy That Donald Trump Attacked John LewisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2017 | Switched

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi holds hands with Rep. John Lewis as they sing along with House Democrats after their sit-in over gun-control law on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on June 23. A slew of lawmakers rushed to criticize President-elect Donald Trump after he criticized Rep. John Lewis in a series of tweets Saturday morning. After Lewis said he doesn't think Trump is a " legitimate president ," Trump went after him, tweeting that the civil rights leader is "All talk, talk, talk - no action or results."


  8. Keith Ellison Vows To Ban Lobbyist Contributions To The DNCRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | Switched

    In a new video interview with The Huffington Post, Rep. Keith Ellison pledged to ban contributions from lobbyists to the Democratic Party if he's elected as its next chairman. "Yeah, I would," Ellison told HuffPost when asked about banning lobbyist donations.


  9. Obama Makes It Pretty Clear He Doesn't Want Keith Ellison To Run The DNCRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2016 | Switched

    If there had been any doubts, President Barack Obama expunged them on Friday afternoon: The outgoing president wants his labor secretary, Thomas Perez, to succeed him as the top figure in the Democratic Party. "Tom Perez has been, I believe, one of the best secretaries of labor in our history," Obama said at his end-of-year press conference.


  10. Harry Reid Calls Journalism 'More Important Than Ever' In Parting MessageRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | Switched

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid delivered a parting message to Capitol Hill reporters on Tuesday during what was likely his last press conference before his retirement after five terms in the Senate. "I have abiding faith in the work that you do, and right now, your work is more important than ever," Reid told reporters during his weekly press stakeout.


  11. Harry Reid Reminds Nation That Donald Trump Is 'A Sexual Predator Who Lost The Popular Vote'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2016 | Switched

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Friday reacted to Donald Trump winning this week's presidential election , releasing a statement saying Americans should not forget the hatred and fear the president-elect brought to the country. Some other Democrats in Washington have said they will work with Trump on areas where they agreed, but Reid, just months from retirement, said the president-elect should be responsible for healing the country.


  12. House Republicans Think Clinton Committed Perjury, But Seem Hesitant To Go After HerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2016 | Switched

    In this Dec. 8 file photo, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington. He seemed noncommittal when asked this week about pursuing perjury charges against Hillary Clinton.


  13. Scenes From the Sit-In: Democrats Act to #DisarmHateRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2016 | Switched

    Yesterday the frustrations of a nation bubbled over in a seminal moment of mourning and action. I was there.


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