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Ailsa Chang

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GOP Completes Leadership Shuffle, As McCarthy And Scalise Step Up

Thursday, June 19, 2014

House Republicans voted on leadership positions. While Rep. Kevin McCarthy stepped up to the role of majority leader, Rep. Steve Scalise overcame a more crowded competition to replace McCarthy.

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Hagel Defends Bergdahl Exchange Before House Panel

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel explained why the Obama administration agreed to swap five top Taliban leaders for the release of an Army enlisted man, who willingly left his post in Afghanistan.

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Senators Reach Deal To Pay For Veterans' Care Outside VA System

Friday, June 06, 2014

Senators have reached a bipartisan agreement to build more clinics for veterans, hire more doctors and to allow the faster dismissals of senior level employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Outraged Senators Reach Across Aisle For Deal On VA Wait Times

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Senators have unveiled a bipartisan deal to build new medical centers for veterans and allow the quicker dismissal of high-level employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. It's a reaction to the scandal that resulted in the departure of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

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Old Senate Tradition Lies Behind Controversial Judge's Nomination

Thursday, May 29, 2014

President Obama nominated a controversial Georgia judge — one who once supported the display of the Confederate flag — for the federal bench. The White House says there's a particular reason for that.

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Sen. Isakson: Boggs Fight Won't Break White House Deal

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Georgia GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson says if the judicial nomination of Michael Boggs gets derailed, it won't unravel the deal he worked out with the White House on federal bench nominees.

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House Panel Wants More Done To Undermine Boko Haram

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The House Foreign Affairs Committee got a briefing on the threat from Boko Haram, a terrorist group that has kidnapped and is holding hundreds of Nigerian girls captive.

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Obama Judicial Nominee Gets A Hostile Reception From Democrats

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing from a controversial nominee for the Georgia federal district court bench. Though President Obama nominated him, many Democrats take issue with his history.

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Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill. Most Democrats don't want a vote on Keystone.

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Women On Capitol Hill Reach Across Party Lines To Get Things Done

Thursday, May 08, 2014

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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From Humble Beginnings, A Powerhouse Fundraising Class Emerges

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Women are far less likely than men to run for Congress. But when it comes to the hardest, most miserable part of campaigning — fundraising — women do just as well as men.

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Senate Republicans Block Bill To Raise Federal Minimum Wage

Thursday, May 01, 2014

One of the Democrats top election themes this year was stopped cold in the Senate on Wednesday. Republicans successfully blocked Democrats from even taking up a bill to raise the minimum wage.

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Is It Still College Without Football?

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Temple University in Pennsylvania and the New College of Florida are keeping costs low by cutting amenities and some varsity sports. But will running this play make them less attractive to applicants?

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Hey, Superheroes On The National Mall: Any Advice For Congress?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Gathered in Washington for a comic book convention, these costumed enthusiasts shared how their favorite characters would run the country.

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As Election Nears, Congress Is Expected To Be Less Productive

Monday, April 14, 2014

If anything, 2014 has been marked with a flurry of show votes. Those are votes on bills that have no realistic hope of passing Congress, but are done to make political points.

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Mega-Donor Opens Wallet On The Hill To Kill Online Gambling

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Sheldon Adelson is possibly the most influential campaign donor in the U.S. He also happens to be the head of the Sands casino empire, and now he's behind a push in Congress to ban online gambling.

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Ryan's Budget Plan Takes Midterm Elections Into Consideration

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans both can find a lot to love in House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's latest budget proposal. In the Senate, there's no chance the plan will pass.

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As Obamacare Deadline Nears, Louisiana Gets Special Attention

Thursday, March 27, 2014

With enrollment numbers lagging, residents getting bombarded with anti-ACA ads and a close Senate race serving as a backdrop, the state was the focus of a White House conference call Thursday.

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How To Meet Your Congressman

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Arranging face time with members of Congress and their staffs is such a challenge that businesses in Washington exist to do nothing other than try to schedule meetings.

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With Clock Ticking Down, Obama Polishes Judicial Legacy

Friday, March 21, 2014

The profile of the judiciary has already changed significantly under the president, especially when it comes to the number of African-Americans, Hispanics and Asian-Americans he's appointed.

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