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Monday, September 12, 2011

CQ Roll Call: Obama To Submit Jobs Bill, FAA Funding Deal, Weiner Special Election

CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing Editor David Hawkings talks about what's on Congress's radar this week: Obama's jobs bill, an FAA funding agreement that also helps highway projects, and special elections for House seats in New York and Nevada.

Plea Hearing For Pentagon Suspect Rescheduled

A plea hearing for Yonathan Melaku, the former marine, who was accused of firing shots at the Pentagon, Marine Corps museum and other military buildings, has been rescheduled.

Sulaimon Brown Arrested After Traffic Stop

Sulaimon Brown

Former D.C. mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown was reportedly arrested last night for driving with a suspended license.

MLK Memorial Dedication Rescheduled

A new date has been set for the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. The last dedication was cancelled due to Hurricane Irene.

On 9/11, A Look At Civil Liberties

Rep. Gerry Connolly

Security in the U.S. has rapidly evolved since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, but some lawmakers in the region say in the aftermath of those attacks, Congress went in some wrong directions.

Redskins Honor 9/11 Victims, Responders

Before their season opener Sunday, the Washington Redskins honored family members of those killed at the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks, as well as the first responders who arrived at the scene.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

T.C. Williams HS Aims For Better Grades

Administrators at Virginia's largest high school are working to change public perceptions after T.C. Williams High School was designated a persistently lowest achieving school last year.

Consider This, Fred Fiske: Towels

In this week's Consider This commentary, Fred Fiske talks about having a sense of humor, and shares a personal experience involving a towel.

Heavy Security At Redskins' Season Opener

Heavy security patrols FedEx Field, as the Washington Redskins prepare to kick off their season against the New York Giants this afternoon.

Heightened Security Present D.C.

Increased security continues, as millions across the country are commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

Remembering And Living After 9/11

On this day of remembrance -- security is foremost on the minds of many.

Moran Stresses Cyber Security

Rep. Jim Moran says future attacks may come from hackers who attack the nation's cyber infrastructure. 

American Muslims Use Compassion To Combat Threats

Muslims scholars and religious leaders are telling the Muslim community to combat persecution with mercy and compassion.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hurricane Irene Destroys Bald Eagle Nests

A large number of Bald Eagle nests have been destroyed along the James River due to Hurricane Irene.

Canter Willing To Compromise On Jobs Plan

President Obama headed to the district of one of his toughest critics  -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor -- to promote his new jobs plan.