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A Smaller Government: Risks, Rewards, Reform

In many ways, the entire Washington region is a "company town." All of us, not just federal employees and contractors, will be affected by the $100 billion dollar federal budget cuts slated to automatically start in less than five months.

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Congress Strikes Deal To Avoid Government Shutdown

Lawmakers reached a tentative agreement late Thursday to fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year, avoiding a government shutdown that could have happened this evening. 

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Federal Agencies Warn Of Partial Government Shutdown

For the fourth time this year, Congress is on the verge of forcing a government shutdown because of a budget impasse.

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D.C. Abortion Fund Raises 25K For Patients Facing Medicaid Cut-Off

After the policy riders in the budget deal agreed to by members of Congress last week, local Medicaid money can no longer be used to pay for abortion care in the District of Columbia.

But advocacy groups in D.C. weren't expecting it to cut off as soon as it did.

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Three Arrested In Emancipation Day Protest

About 100 protesters used Emancipation Day to underscore that the District is still under the thumb of congress. Three protesters, including shadow Sen. Michael Brown, sat in the street and blocked traffic in front of the Senate's Hart Building. They were later arrested.

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Local Medicaid Money Pulled Early From D.C. Abortion Funding

A group in D.C. that helps women pay for abortion care discovered late Wednesday night that local Medicaid dollars could no longer be applied, effective immediately.

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Power Breakfast: Congress Talks Cuts

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D.C. Facebook Campaign Asks Congress: 'Are You My Rep?'

"Will you represent us?" It's a question that D.C. residents may have grown tired of asking of lawmakers. But a new calling campaign urges them to ask that very question to a random sampling Congress members from around the country.

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