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  1. Senate's NDAA Language Sparks State, Pentagon Turf BattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Roll Call

    Washington Rep. Adam Smith says he wants the State Department and USAID to have more of a leadership role in U.S. development policies. An effort by the Senate Armed Services Committee to consolidate and streamline post-9/11 Pentagon rules for providing security assistance to foreign countries has unleashed long-simmering State Department concerns over how its oversight of those programs is handled.

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  2. A Poverty Backdrop for Politics in AnacostiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Roll Call

    Reggie Mack, left, who receives food stamp benefits, makes his way along Good Hope Road, SE, in Anacostia. As Paul Ryan prepared to make a short trek to D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood to promote his agenda to fight poverty, local resident Reggie Mack embarked on a journey of a different sort.

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  3. A Final Round for Obama's Wish ListRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | Roll Call

    Barack Obama vowed to play offense during his final year in office, but the president has precious little time to advance his legislative agenda as Congress returns for a sprint toward two lengthy election-year breaks.   A president with a history of brittle  negotiations with Republican lawmakers has not shied away from ambitious agenda items.

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  4. FamousDC Jumps on Election 2016 SpringboardRead the original story

    May 26, 2016 | Roll Call

    There's been very little to celebrate as this grueling presidential nominating contest barrels towards potentially chaotic party conventions slated to happen later this summer.   Unless, of course, you happen to be half of the brain trust that figured out this would be the perfect time to take Beltway-bred FamousDC , a hub of hyperlocal chatter focused on political personalities and their extracurricular activities, out on the road to show the rest of the country what it's been missing.

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  5. Georgetown Cupcake; or, the WaitRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | Roll Call

    Call me cupcake skeptical. Some days ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or nothing to do on a Saturday, and nothing particular to interest me otherwise, I thought I would stand in line at the original Georgetown Cupcake.

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  6. Hopping Through White House Correspondents Dinner PartiesRead the original story

    May 1, 2016 | Roll Call

    APRIL 30 - Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., poses with guests at an Atlantic / CBS News pre-party during a weekend of festivities for the White House Corespondents' Dinner, an annual gathering of journalists, celebrities, and politicos, at The Washington Hilton, in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2016. The annual White House Correspondents' Dinner brought together celebrities, politicians and journalists for a star-studded weekend of parties, parties and more parties.

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  7. No Experience Necessary?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Roll Call

    FEBRUARY 22: Donald Trump holds his campaign rally at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. If Donald Trump wins the White House, it will be the first time in American history that voters choose a candidate with no political or military experience.

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  8. Zika Funding Compromise Proves ElusiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | Roll Call

    A McAllen, Texas, city environmental health worker displays literature to be distributed to the public last week. Officials are preparing for the expected arrival of the mosquito-carried Zika virus.

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  9. In Rare Alliance, Obama, Ryan Oppose 9/11 BillRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | Roll Call

    House Speaker Paul Ryan greets President Barack Obama after he made remarks at the speaker's annual Friends of Ireland Luncheon on Capitol Hill on March 15. A Senate bill that would allow families of those killed in the 9/11 attacks to sue the Saudi government has achieved a rare Washington distinction, by uniting the Obama administration and some of its fiercest GOP critics. President Barack Obama, Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are rallying to kill the bipartisan plan that would make it possible for American citizens to sue foreign governments believed to be linked to terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

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  10. The First Congress, and the First Earmark?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | Roll Call

    The Capitol building might not be sitting as the center of a city built along the Potomac and Anacostia rivers if a senator didn't stand to make a nice profit. In one of the stories relayed by Fergus M. Bordewich in a new volume on "The First Congress ," Virginia's James Madison cajoled members to support a deal with fellow founding fathers Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton that provided for the assumption of state debts in exchange for support for the permanent capital city being located along the Potomac, rather in, say, Trenton, N.J. "The pivotal senator was the aristocratic Charles Carroll, who owned a ten-thousand-acre, slave-worked estate on the Maryland side of the Potomac," Bordewich wrote.

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  11. Food Network Star Keeps Bumping Into Politics in Eat Tour of D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2016 | Roll Call

    With Mardi Gras quickly approaching, celebrity chef Jay Ducote, the self-proclaimed "food ambassador for South Louisiana," spent a week eating his way through Washington and shared his thoughts on how hard it is to get away from politics in D.C., even when you try. His main event was dinner at Acadiana on Feb. 2, which he hosted with the National Beer Wholesalers Association.

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  12. Congress Stays Away, But Not SleddersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | Roll Call

    Capitol Hill was crowded on Sunday as the snow stopped and the sledders came to hang out. When Congress is away, the people will play.

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  13. Obamacare Vote Punted as D.C. Digs out From BlizzardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2016 | Roll Call

    Architect of the Capitol crews clear the East Plaza of the Capitol as snow piles up on Saturday morning. The weekend's historic blizzard has forced a delay in the House's attempt to overcome President Barack Obama's veto of a rollback of his signature health care law.

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  14. Federal Offices Close Early as Blizzard Closes InRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 | Roll Call

    Architect of the Capitol crews clear snow from the East Plaza of the Capitol at sunrise on Thursday. The DC area is bracing for blizzard conditions over the weekend.

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  15. The Calm Before the Storm: #Snowmaggedon2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | Roll Call

    The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore broadcasts news about the impending blizzard in Washington in front of the U.S. Capitol at sunrise on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 The DC area is bracing for blizzard conditions over the weekend. Washington is bracing for a winter storm that's expected to bring high winds and somewhere between 12 inches and 24 inches of snow to the city, starting Friday and going through the weekend.

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  16. D.C. Braces for BlizzardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | Roll Call

    Architect of the Capitol crews clear snow from the East Plaza of the Capitol at sunrise on Thursday. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a snow emergency effective Friday morning, as the region prepares for a blizzard that could dump up to 2 feet of snow in the District over the weekend.

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  17. Patricia Murphy: Hey Congress, Remember Legislating? The 5 Best Ideas From the StatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | Roll Call

    It's no secret that not much actual legislating happens on Capitol Hill these days. When it comes as a pleasant surprise that the government doesn't shut down every December, the bar for achievement during the rest of the year stays relatively low.

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  18. Debt Limit, Highways Wait as Republicans Tackle Sanctuary CitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | Roll Call

    Senators return to Washington this week facing a crush of must-pass legislation, but before the chamber can get to the debt limit or highway funding, Republicans want to express outrage over "sanctuary cities." A Republican proposal to cut federal funding to cities that defy immigration laws is expected to be blocked by Democrats when the Senate gets back to work Tuesday. 2 comments

  19. Former Journo Helps Prep Riverby Books ReopeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2015 | Roll Call

    That big sigh of relief you hear among Capitol Hill bibliophiles comes from the recent news that Riverby Books at 417 East Capitol St. SE will be reopening soon. A former journalist, Lori Grisham, previously at USA Today and NPR, will manage the store.

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  20. Renee Ellmers Says She's Praying for Those Who 'Bear False Witness'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 | Roll Call

    North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers on Friday acknowledged rumors and reports of an improper relationship with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and thanked supporters for the "outpouring of support and prayers" she had received. "As someone who has been targeted by completely false accusations and innuendo, I have been moved by the outpouring of support and prayers from my colleagues, constituents and friends," Ellmers said in a statement Friday afternoon in response to reports that she and McCarthy were engaged in an extramarital affair.

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