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Federal Spending Bill To Block D.C. Marijuana Legislation

The idea of regulating and taxing sales of marijuana in D.C. has gone up in smoke thanks to bi-partisan provisions in the $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress Tuesday.

12/09/2014

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Lawmakers Agree on $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy until the new year.

12/09/2014

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House Plans To Take Up Another Drought Relief Bill

House Republicans are using the final days of the current Congress to push through another drought relief bill for California’s farm belt and other water users to the south.

12/09/2014

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Bachmann Ready To Leave Congress, But Not Politics

An audacious conservative, Rep. Michele Bachmann stood out from the moment she was first elected to Congress in 2006. Democrats were ascendant and Bachmann was a stridently Republican new arrival with a homespun Minnesota twang.

12/07/2014

Obama Speaks

Obama: Ebola Fight ‘Nowhere Close To Being Over’

Declaring the “fight is nowhere close to being over,” President Barack Obama on Tuesday heralded strides in the effort to confront Ebola in West Africa and in protecting the U.S. against the spread of the deadly virus.

12/03/2014

The US Senate side of the US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, November 5, 2014. Republicans captured a majority in the US Senate on Tuesday. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Senate Aide Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse

A former Democratic congressional aide has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two women who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

12/02/2014

House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a $585 billion defense policy bill that provides funds to expand the U.S. mission in Iraq to counter Islamic State militants and gives the military the authority to train moderate Syrian forces.  (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas / U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Congress Agrees On $585 Billion Defense Bill

House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a $585 billion defense policy bill that provides funds to expand the U.S. mission in Iraq to counter Islamic State militants and gives the military the authority to train moderate Syrian forces.

12/02/2014

Obama Immigration Speech

Obama Announces Executive Action on Immigration

The president is setting new enforcement priorities that could make it easier for many more people in the U.S. illegally to stay in the country.

11/20/2014

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and former Republican congressman Doug Ose spent nearly $20 million in California's 7th Congressional District. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

California Democrat Retains Seat In Costliest House Race

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and former Republican congressman Doug Ose spent nearly $20 million in California’s 7th Congressional District.

11/19/2014

President Barack Obama condemned an "horrific attack" on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday that left four people, including three US citizens, dead and urged Israelis and Palestinians to calm tensions, before a meeting at the White House on Nov. 18, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Group: White House Has Been In Touch With Nevada Activists About Trip

President Barack Obama will travel to Las Vegas Friday, a Democratic official said, heightening anticipation that he will announce executive orders on immigration this week.

11/19/2014

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