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Norton Reflects On The Frustrations Of Being A Non-Voting Member Of Congress

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has represented the District on Capitol Hill for 24 years, and her unique role comes with its own unique frustrations.

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Fresh Faces On D.C. Council Help Push A Progressive Agenda

"New and different ideas" are the goal, says new member Charles Allen.

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More Legal Challenges Await Virginia Political Districts?

The newest lawsuit filed in Richmond against House of Delegates districts might not be the last of such challenges, the experts say.

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Congressional Republicans Take Another Swing At Obamacare

The House passed a bill Thursday that would make a change in the Affordable Care Act. It would raise the law's definition of full-time work from 30 hours to 40 hours a week.
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Obama, GOP To Face Off Over Keystone XL Pipeline

The Obama administration has threatened to veto a bill that would allow immediate construction of a controversial oil pipeline. But that threat is not stopping Republican lawmakers.
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Kirby Delauter, Who Didn't Want His Name In A News Story, Apologizes

The Frederick County, Md., council member was the subject of a tongue-in-cheek editorial by the Frederick News-Post after he said the newspaper couldn't use his name in a story without permission.
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New House Leadership Passes A Tax Cut 'Scoreboard'

"Dynamic scoring" would favor tax cuts as a way to bring in more revenue for the government. But critics of the system are calling it "a gimmick."
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Comstock's Virginia House Seat Goes To Democrat

Kathleen Murphy defeated Craig Parisot in a special election Tuesday.

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That's So Joe: How The Senate Swearing-In Became Must-See TV

The vice president welcomed senators and their families to Tuesday's photo-op ceremony — and he did it in typical Biden fashion.
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Obama Begins State Of The Union Preview In Michigan

President Obama hits the road to promote his upcoming State of the Union address, and perhaps, to try to steal the spotlight away from Republicans in their first week leading the new Congress.

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