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The Interesting Bits From Monica Lewinsky's 'Vanity Fair' Article

The former White House intern whose affair with President Clinton eventually led to his impeachment writes about her life after the scandal, and shares her thoughts on Hillary Clinton and others.
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McAuliffe Taking Action On Medicaid May Offer Out For Virginia Lawmakers

Virginia lawmakers are still deadlocked and facing a possible shutdown over the expansion of Medicaid in the commonwealth, but one analyst says the governor could break the stalemate by taking action himself.

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Calls For Veterans Affairs Chief To Resign Are Premature, Say Local Lawmakers

A backlog of cases in the Veterans Affairs department has prompted calls for the resignation of Secretary Eric Shinseki, but area Congressmen say that would be premature.

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Spouses Of H1B Visa Holders May Soon Be Able To Hold U.S. Jobs

With immigration overhaul a non-starter in Congress, advocates of change have been urging the Obama administration to make some changes on its own.
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Women On Capitol Hill Reach Across Party Lines To Get Things Done

There's an assumption that women are more likely than men to collaborate. But as the number of women in Congress has increased, so has the partisanship and gridlock. Does a woman's touch help?
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Bipartisan Bill Would Stop NSA's Bulk Phone Data Collection

The White House and members of Congress agree that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone logs, disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has to end.
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The Executioner's Lament

When things go wrong during an execution, the people responsible for carrying it out experience stressful, chaotic scenes. But even when the process goes right, it can take a lasting toll.
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Congress Holds Former IRS Official Lois Lerner In Contempt

On a largely party-line vote, Republicans approved the resolution that stems from the alleged targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
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Gov. O'Malley Orders Study On School Construction

The Maryland governor has directed the Interagency Committee on School Construction to co-lead a study on the best way to increase funding for school construction.
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Shinseki: 'Swift Action' If Problems At VA Hospital Are True

The Veterans Affairs secretary says he takes seriously allegations that some patients at a Phoenix hospital may have died while waiting a year or more for treatment.

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