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Councilmember to Push Instant-Runoff Voting in D.C.

A D.C. councilmember wants to change the way the city elects its local leaders to boost voter participation and ensure that candidates don’t win with less than a majority.

02/28/2014

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Pot Legalization Ballot Initiative Filed in D.C .

Advocates for marijuana legalization want District of Columbia voters to decide whether possession of up to two ounces of pot should be legal in the city.

01/10/2014

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Politics Color Governors’ Decisions On Medicaid

Partisan politics are coloring governors’ decisions about whether to expand Medicaid in their states, affecting billions of dollars and thousands of low-income people.

12/14/2013

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Judge Denies Injunction in Va. Voter Lawsuit

A federal judge has rejected a request from Virginia Democrats who want the State Board of Elections to reinstate nearly 40,000 voters who were recently purged from the voter rolls.

10/18/2013

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All-Night Talkathon Ends For Cruz After More Than 21 Hours

The Democratic-controlled Senate is on a path toward defeating tea party attempts to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law, despite an overnight talkathon on the chamber’s floor led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

09/25/2013

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Committee Recommends Censure for Marion Barry

Five D.C. councilmembers are about to finalize their recommendations about how to discipline their colleague, Councilmember Marion Barry, for accepting cash gifts from two city contractors.

09/16/2013

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Senate Immigration Bill Boosted By Border Deal

Supporters of bipartisan immigration legislation smoothed the way Friday for likely Senate passage of their handiwork, overcoming last-minute disagreements at the bill’s controversial core and tacking on other items certain to build support.

06/22/2013

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Biden: Senate GOP Cowers To Ted Cruz, Rand Paul

Vice President Joe Biden says Senate Republicans are scared of two of their freshmen: Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky.

06/12/2013

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Immigration Bill Advances In Senate

The Senate voted Tuesday to advance a landmark immigration bill, clearing away the first procedural hurdle in front of legislation opening the door to citizenship for millions.

06/11/2013

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Congress To Vote On Superstorm Sandy Flood Aid

At last, the storm-racked Northeast is getting a House floor vote on billions in disaster relief aid for victims of October’s Superstorm Sandy, but only after a host of East Coast Republican lawmakers threatened a near mutiny against GOP Speaker John Boehner.

01/04/2013

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