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The lingering federal shutdown is transforming a musty debate over the role of government in America into a coast-to-coast, prime-time reality show. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Pre-Shutdown Rule Change Prevents House Members From Calling Vote on Clean CR

A video posted on Representative Chris Van Hollen’s (D-Md.) YouTube account Oct. 12 has gone viral as the government shutdown and Congressional impasse continues. Entitled “The GOP’s little rule change they hoped you wouldn’t notice,” the video features Van Hollen, who represents Maryland’s 8th District discussing a House Rules Committee change that was put in place on Sept. 30.

10/15/2013

File photo of the Capitol building. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Local Lawmakers Seek To End Legal Racial Profiling

The death of Trayvon Martin is one reason behind renewed efforts by 18 U.S. Senators and 40 Representatives, including seven local lawmakers, to pass a bill that aims to end racial profiling.

07/31/2013

The top Democratic leaders in the House hashed out their to-do list Wednesday at a suppertime powwow with President Barack Obama. (RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Democrats, Obama Discuss To-Do List Over Dinner At Upscale Hotel

The top Democratic leaders in the House hashed out their to-do list Wednesday at a suppertime powwow with President Barack Obama.

05/09/2013