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  1. Nancy Pelosi Calls On Michael Grimm To ResignRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 23 | Switched

    Grimm's unfavorable reputation was drawn back into the news Monday when it was reported he would plead guilty to charges of tax evasion. Pelosi responded Tuesday by calling on House Speaker John Boehner to urge the embattled representative to remove himself from Congress.

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  2. Chuck Hagel Doesn't Care What You Think AnymoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Switched

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is, in Washington terms, a man with an expiration date. By next year, he should be replaced by Obama nominee Ashton Carter.

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  3. Department Of Justice Seeks Benefits For Families Of Slain OfficersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Switched

    Attorney General Eric Holder is directing Justice Department officials to expedite death benefits to the families of two New York police officers who were fatally shot inside their patrol car. A Justice Department official said Monday that Holder wants to ensure that the benefits are paid quickly and that the paperwork process begins as soon as possible.

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  4. Obama Closing 2014 With Year-End News ConferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Switched

    DECEMBER 17: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the nation about normalizing diplomatic relations the Cuba in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama announced plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, over 50 years after they were severed in January 1961.

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  5. Human Rights Experts Denounce World Bank's Proposed Safeguard ChangesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Switched

    A group of United Nations experts on human rights is urging the World Bank to reconsider proposed revisions to its safeguards for development projects. In a letter to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim made public on Tuesday, 28 independent human rights experts appointed by the U.N. sharply criticized a draft of the proposed revisions, released in July .

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  6. Congressional Lawmakers Push For End To Gay Blood BanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Switched

    JULY 15: U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin testifies during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee July 15, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to examine 'S.1696, The Women's Health Protection Act: Removing Barriers to Constitutionally Protected Reproductive Rights.'

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  7. Tom Coburn Blocks Bill On Veterans' Suicide PreventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Switched

    DECEMBER 09: Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., conducts a news conference in the Capitol to unveil a 'Tax Decoder' report, which highlights '$900 billion of giveaways throughout the tax code,' December 9, 2014. WASHINGTON - Veterans groups blasted Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn Monday for blocking a bill intended to reduce a suicide epidemic that claims the lives of 22 military veterans every day.

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  8. Senate Passes Short-Term Funding Measure To Avoid Government ShutdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Switched

    Congress has sent President Barack Obama a short-term spending bill that will keep the federal government operating through Wednesday and avert a government shutdown. By a voice vote, senators approved the latest short-term funding bill as lawmakers continue to wrangle over a $1.1 trillion spending package and Obama's nominations.

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  9. Congress Fails To Revise Government Records LawRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Switched

    Committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy questions Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development , during a hearing by a subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee April 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. Shah was questioned on the agency's secret 'Cuban Twitter' initiative and the fiscal year 2015 budget request for USAID.

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  10. Senate Republicans Object To Spending Bill Over ImmigrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Switched

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, makes his way through the basement of the Capitol before a vote on the Senate floor, December 12, 2014. WASHINGTON - First it was objections by House Democrats that stood in the way of passage of a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill.

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  11. Congress Passes Spending Bill Backing Expanded Campaign Against ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Switched

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talks with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for World War II era Civil Air Patrol members, on Capitol Hill, December 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Sixty-five members of the Civil Air Patrol lost their lives in the line of duty during World War II.

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  12. John Dingell, Longest Serving Member Of Congress, Admitted To HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Switched

    Rep. John Dingell , the longest serving member of Congress at the age of 88, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital for observation "as a precaution," his office said on Friday. The dean of the House, who is retiring at the end of this year, is currently resting and comfortable.

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  13. Students Protest High School's Decision To Change Redskins MascotRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | Switched

    A poster for the Change the Mascot campaign is seen prior to a press conference by the Oneida Indian Nation leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 16. Change the Mascot is a national campaign to end the use of a racial slur as the name of the NFL team in Washington.

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  14. Tears Of Sisyphus: Republicans Resurrect ACORN, Only To Murder It. Again.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Switched

    Speaker of the House John Boehner answers questions during his weekly press conference on Dec. 4 in Washington. Fear not, America.

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  15. TPP Negotiators Hit With Protests, Media Doesn't CoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Switched

    Shouldn't it be a trade violation to threaten to move someone's job to another country? Shouldn't we negotiate trade agreements that increase people's wages on both sides of a trade border? These are the kinds of agreements we would make if We the People were negotiating trade agreements with representatives of the working people in other countries. Unfortunately that is not the kind of trade agreements that our current trade negotiation process produces.

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  16. Al Sharpton Calls For March In Washington After Eric Garner RulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Switched

    Rev. Al Sharpton , President of the National Action Network, Esaw Garner , widow of Eric Garner, and son Emory Garner hold a press conference December 3, 2014 in New York, after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, a black man, days after a similar decision sparked renewed unrest in Missouri. Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo while being arrested on suspicion of selli NEW YORK, Dec 3 - Civil rights activist Al Sharpton on Wednesday called for a protest march in Washington following a New York grand jury decision not to indict a white policeman in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

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  17. LOOK: Protesters Nationwide Stand In Solidarity After Non Indictment...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Switched

    A grand jury announced their decision Wednesday not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the case of 43-year-old Eric Garner, who died on July 17 after the NYPD officer placed him in a chokehold. The decision comes just over a week since a grand jury in Ferguson also chose not to indict a police officer in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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  18. Here's Why Black Lawmakers Oppose Federal Recognition Of This Virgina TribeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | Switched

    Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks. In January, the Interior Department proposed recognizing the Pamunkey tribe in southeast Virginia, which would make members eligible for special benefits in education, housing and medical care - and allow the tribe to pursue a casino.

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  19. John Boehner Shares His Secret Turkey RecipeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Switched

    Just in time for Thanksgiving, House Speaker John Boehner has revealed his secret turkey recipe that he calls the "Boehner brine." "I decided a number of years ago that I would try to brine a turkey.

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  20. Democrats Vow To Thwart Emerging Republican Budget PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | Switched

    Democrats in Congress on Tuesday vowed to reject an emerging Republican effort to split immigration-related funding from a full-year government spending bill that avoids a government shutdown. The plan, being pushed by some conservative Republicans including incoming House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, would provide a short-term funding extension only for immigration agencies as a way to exert leverage against President Barack Obama's immigration order last week.

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