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With little drama lawmakers restore $63B in automatic budget cuts

The Associated Press
Dec 10 2013 - 10:33pm

WASHINGTON -- Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.

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15-cent increase in federal gas tax proposed

Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post
Dec 4 2013 - 2:47pm

WASHINGTON -- With Congress facing a major shortfall in transportation funding next year, a House bill introduced Wednesday would raise the federal gas tax by 15 cents per gallon to close the gap.

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When bicyclists have to deal with harassers

Lauren McEwen, Michael Livingston II, The Washington Post
Dec 2 2013 - 11:17am

WASHINGTON -- Bicyclists face numerous dangers as they struggle to share already congested roads with drivers. In the United States, a cyclist is killed every 12.6 hours.But for gay men, women and transgender bikers, the dangers can be compounded by harassment and the threat of assault.

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Navajo code talker attends Redskins game, says team name not offensive

Felicia Fonesca, Matthew Brown, The Associated Press
Nov 27 2013 - 5:14pm

The leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage - not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed.

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Video surveillance shows truth in banana peel injury case

Dana Hedgpeth, The Washington Post
Nov 26 2013 - 3:11pm

WASHINGTON -- It was the video that did him in.One night in early August, Maurice Owens was riding an elevator at a Washington Metro station when, he says, he slipped on a banana peel as he was getting off, injuring his hip and leg.

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Air Force exploring cuts without BRAC

The Washington Post, Walter Pincus
Nov 21 2013 - 2:38pm

WASHINGTON -- The congressional dysfunction virus has hit the Pentagon, or at least the Air Force.On Monday, speaking at an Air Force Association breakfast, acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning described a summer spent working on two budgets for fiscal 2015, though only one will go to Congress next year. That's because Congress has not passed...

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Senators clash over how to deal with military sex assaults

Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post
Nov 21 2013 - 9:13am

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., stood on the Senate floor for hours Wednesday dominating a debate over how the Pentagon should manage sexual assault and rape in the ranks.

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GOP congressman pleads guilty to cocaine charge

Jessica Greska, The Associated Press
Nov 20 2013 - 10:11am

     WASHINGTON (AP) -- Florida Republican Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year's probation. "I've hit a bottom where I realize I need help," Radel told District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Robert Tignor in acknowledging that he...

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F-35’s projected cost increases 1.9 percent to $398.6 billion

Bloomberg News, Tony Capaccio
Apr 18 2014 - 7:02am

WASHINGTON -- The projected cost to develop and produce Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 fighter, the Pentagon's costliest weapons system, has risen 1.9 percent in the past year to $398.6 billion, according to estimates released Thursday.

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VIDEO: T. Rex gets new home at Smithsonian

J. Freedom du Lac, The Washington Post
Apr 15 2014 - 3:48pm

WASHINGTON -- The FedEx truck arrived before daybreak Tuesday, backing up to the loading dock at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.The police escort -- which rolled with the semi from Hagerstown, Md., more than an hour from the Mall -- indicated a very special delivery. So, too, did the custom wrap on the trailer. "Delivering...

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VIDEO: Presidential Beards

White House
Apr 14 2014 - 4:27pm

In the latest installment of "Catching up with the Curator", White House curator Bill Allman discusses the history of beards at the White House. Learn more at http://WhiteHouse.gov/beards

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Air Force plan to get rid of A-10s runs into opposition

Christian Davenport, The Washington Post
Apr 11 2014 - 2:46pm

WASHINGTON -- It's often called the military's ugliest aircraft, a snub-nosed tank of an airplane that's nicknamed "Warthog" for its appearance and ferocity. The A-10 Thunderbolt has been the Air Force's equivalent of an in-the-trenches grunt for almost 40 years: heavily armed and armored, designed to fly low and take out the enemy at close range.

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Obama considering ways to slow deportations

David Nakamura, Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post
Apr 11 2014 - 7:47am

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is likely to take steps in coming weeks to ease the pace of deportations for some illegal immigrants while also considering much broader changes if GOP lawmakers continue to block immigration reforms, according to several House Democrats and aides, who met with the new homeland security secretary this week.

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Study: Utah 28th in local tax burden to residents

Contributed
Apr 2 2014 - 1:36pm

WASHINGTON -- Utah residents shoulder the 28th highest state-local tax burden in the country, according to the Annual State-Local Tax Burdens report released today by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. Using the most up-to-date data available, the report shows that taxpayers in Utah paid 9.4% of their collective incomes in state and local taxes in...

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House approves Bishop's bill to limit president on public monuments

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 26 2014 - 6:22pm

A bill limiting a U.S. president's ability to designate new national monuments passed the House on Wednesday.Congressman Rob Bishop, sponsor of the bill, called the vote "a win for the American people." Opponents see it as completely unnecessary, asking "Why fix what is not broken?"

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Supreme Court set to hear religious objections to health-care law

Robert Barnes, The Washington Post
Mar 24 2014 - 10:01am

WASHINGTON -- There's something that makes the current Supreme Court different from some of its recent predecessors.The justices got religion.

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VIDEO: T. Rex gets new home at Smithsonian

J. Freedom du Lac, The Washington Post
Apr 15 2014 - 3:48pm

WASHINGTON -- The FedEx truck arrived before daybreak Tuesday, backing up to the loading dock at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.The police escort -- which rolled with the semi from Hagerstown, Md., more than an hour from the Mall -- indicated a very special delivery. So, too, did the custom wrap on the trailer. "Delivering...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 10:13pm


VIDEO: Presidential Beards

White House
Apr 14 2014 - 4:27pm

In the latest installment of "Catching up with the Curator", White House curator Bill Allman discusses the history of beards at the White House. Learn more at http://WhiteHouse.gov/beards

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 4:27pm


VIDEO: Late season snowstorm shuts down D.C.

The Associated Press
Mar 3 2014 - 6:36pm

WASHINGTON  -- On the latest snow day in a winter full of them, residents of parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast were coping with several inches of snow on top of a layer of slush.With accumulations of 4-to-6 inches in Washington, Monday's storm would have been the largest in the nation's capital in all of last year. But in the...

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VIDEO: Romney enjoying moment in sun as Christie implodes

Dan Balz, The Washington Post
Feb 6 2014 - 9:33am

WASHINGTON -- Fortunes change quickly in politics. Three months ago, Chris Christie was on the Republican mountaintop, and Mitt Romney was in the valley. Today, Christie's once-bright future is clouded by scandal, and, wonder of wonders, Romney is enjoying a moment in the sun.

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VIDEO: Bonuses return for IRS workers despite Hatch objections

Josh Hicks, The Washington Post
Feb 6 2014 - 9:10am

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has reinstated its employee bonuses for fiscal 2013, avoiding litigation with a labor union but drawing criticism from at least one prominent Utah Republican lawmaker.

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VIDEO: Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

Julie Pace, The Associated Press
Jan 17 2014 - 11:46am

WASHINGTON  -- Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records. Still, he defended the nation's...

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VIDEO: Marriage group blasts Holder's decision on same-sex unions

Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post
Jan 11 2014 - 9:37am

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. intervened in the legal battle over gay marriage in Utah on Friday and announced that same-sex marriages that took place in Utah are considered legal under federal law even though state officials will not recognize those unions.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 11 2014 - 9:38am


GALLERY: Washington D.C. Vacation

A fighter plane in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

Jesus Lopez Jr.
Oct 27 2013 - 4:30pm

Landmarks in and around Washington D.C.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Oct 27 2013 - 4:30pm


VIDEO: T. Rex gets new home at Smithsonian

J. Freedom du Lac, The Washington Post
Apr 15 2014 - 3:48pm

WASHINGTON -- The FedEx truck arrived before daybreak Tuesday, backing up to the loading dock at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.The police escort -- which rolled with the semi from Hagerstown, Md., more than an hour from the Mall -- indicated a very special delivery. So, too, did the custom wrap on the trailer. "Delivering...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 10:13pm


VIDEO: Presidential Beards

White House
Apr 14 2014 - 4:27pm

In the latest installment of "Catching up with the Curator", White House curator Bill Allman discusses the history of beards at the White House. Learn more at http://WhiteHouse.gov/beards

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 4:27pm


VIDEO: Late season snowstorm shuts down D.C.

The Associated Press
Mar 3 2014 - 6:36pm

WASHINGTON  -- On the latest snow day in a winter full of them, residents of parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast were coping with several inches of snow on top of a layer of slush.With accumulations of 4-to-6 inches in Washington, Monday's storm would have been the largest in the nation's capital in all of last year. But in the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 3 2014 - 7:37pm


VIDEO: Romney enjoying moment in sun as Christie implodes

Dan Balz, The Washington Post
Feb 6 2014 - 9:33am

WASHINGTON -- Fortunes change quickly in politics. Three months ago, Chris Christie was on the Republican mountaintop, and Mitt Romney was in the valley. Today, Christie's once-bright future is clouded by scandal, and, wonder of wonders, Romney is enjoying a moment in the sun.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 6 2014 - 10:45am


VIDEO: Bonuses return for IRS workers despite Hatch objections

Josh Hicks, The Washington Post
Feb 6 2014 - 9:10am

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has reinstated its employee bonuses for fiscal 2013, avoiding litigation with a labor union but drawing criticism from at least one prominent Utah Republican lawmaker.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 6 2014 - 2:24pm


VIDEO: Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections

Julie Pace, The Associated Press
Jan 17 2014 - 11:46am

WASHINGTON  -- Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records. Still, he defended the nation's...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 17 2014 - 11:56am


VIDEO: Marriage group blasts Holder's decision on same-sex unions

Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post
Jan 11 2014 - 9:37am

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. intervened in the legal battle over gay marriage in Utah on Friday and announced that same-sex marriages that took place in Utah are considered legal under federal law even though state officials will not recognize those unions.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 11 2014 - 9:38am


GALLERY: Washington D.C. Vacation

A fighter plane in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

Jesus Lopez Jr.
Oct 27 2013 - 4:30pm

Landmarks in and around Washington D.C.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Oct 27 2013 - 4:30pm


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