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Another Day, Another Reason For Voters To Loathe Congress

At a time when congressional approval ratings are at rock bottom, the House Ethics Committee quietly made it harder to track privately financed trips taken by members of Congress.
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Parties Scramble To Find Candidates To Replace Arlington Delegate

Voters in Arlington and McLean will be heading to the polls next month in a special election to replace longtime Delegate Bob Brink, and the parties will be working overtime this weekend to name candidates.
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Lawmakers Pitch A Gas Tax Hike To Replenish Dwindling Highway Funds

Sens. Chris Murphy and Bob Corker have drawn up a bipartisan proposal to help resolve the Highway Trust Fund's impending financial problems. Their plan would pay for most federal transportation programs with a gasoline tax.
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On The Waterfront, Obama Contends Bridge Repair Coffers Beg Refilling

Speaking on the Potomac River waterfront, President Obama advocated for renovating aging American infrastructure with the historic Francis Scott Key Bridge poised behind him. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.
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Public Financing For Campaigns Faces Challenges In Montgomery County

A plan to offer public financing for campaigns in Montgomery County has hit a roadblock: Self-funded candidates in the wealthy Maryland enclave.
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Skimpier Health Plans Could Impose Big Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Insurers and some Democratic senators say people should have a cheaper option on the health exchanges. But those plans may leave people with painfully high copays and deductibles if they get sick.
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McAuliffe To Announce New Virginia Climate Change Commission

A new commission that will issue recommendations on how the Commonwealth of Virginia can cope with the effects of climate change will be announced today.

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Birth Control Ruling Is A Setback For White House

The Obama administration is looking for another way to promote broader access to birth control, now that the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.
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Obama's No-Win Immigration Predicament

The president's announcement that he would shift immigration enforcement resources to the Southern border failed to placate anyone.
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Virginia State Delegate Indicted On Sex Charges

A state delegate in Virginia's Henrico County is facing criminal charges over an alleged sexual relationship with a teenage girl.

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