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D.C. Sends Pot Legalization Initiative to Congress

The D.C. Council has sent an initiative legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana to Congress for review, despite an attempt by Congress to block the nation’s capital from legalizing pot.

01/14/2015

Grasslands In California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

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House Overwhelmingly Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

President Obama has threatened to veto the bill, which would authorize a pipeline to carry tar sand oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

01/09/2015

Romney Ryan Campaigning

Political Analyst: Romney, Biden Will Not Run For President In 2016

The new year has brought in a new Congress as Republicans officially took control of both chambers for the first time since President Barack Obama has been in the White House.

01/08/2015

Louie Gohmert Speaking

Gohmert: Going To Be A ‘Pretty Nasty’ Fight Against Boehner If He Punishes GOP Opposition

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, warns there’s going to be a “pretty nasty” fight against House Speaker John Boehner for punishing GOP colleagues who opposed him.

01/07/2015

Obama McConnell Talking

McConnell: ‘We Can’t Afford To Give Up’ On Obama

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is creeping upward. The economy is growing. And a flurry of aggressive executive actions on domestic and foreign policy have energized the West Wing.

01/07/2015

John Boehner Speaks

Tea Party-Backed Effort Fails To Unseat Boehner As Speaker

Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.

01/06/2015

As Republicans take hold of the U.S. Senate in Washington today, Americans aren’t expecting much change or positivity to come from Congress. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Poll: 62 Percent Of Americans Say New Congress Won’t Accomplish More

As Republicans take hold of the U.S. Senate in Washington today, Americans aren’t expecting much change or positivity to come from Congress.

01/06/2015

Sarah Palin Talking

Palin: Time For Republicans To Elect New House Speaker

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin believes it’s time for a new Speaker of the House.

01/06/2015

Rep. Don Young (R-AK). (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Young To Miss 1st Day Of New Congress Following Family Death

U.S. Rep. Don Young will miss Tuesday’s vote for House speaker due to a death in his family.

01/05/2015

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