Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) used his remarks Wednesday during the formal dedication of a statue honoring Frederick Douglass to voice support for making the District of Columbia a full-fledged state.Read full article >>
A newly leaked Republican poll shows Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) faces a steep uphill battle in his quest for reelection, and even many Republicans are unhappy with him.
The Public Opinion Strategies poll, which was obtained by the Philadelphia City Paper and conducted from April 30-May 2, shows Corbett trailing Rep. Alyson Schwartz (D) 46 percent to 34 percent.Read full article >>
Update: Heat forward Chris Bosh had a message today for the fans who left game 6 early: "For all those...
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The Senate is on the verge of considering another 10 amendments to the bipartisan immigration bill, four from Democrats, five from Republicans and one bipartisan proposal.
Every time that the Senate plans to vote on amendments, we'll provide a summary of each proposal and handicap its prospects for passage. Here's a look at what's up next on the docket:Read full article >>
Here's the truth about President Obama's job approval numbers: They don't move around all that much.
New numbers from Pew Research Center tell that story. Forty nine percent of respondents approved of the job President Obama while 43 percent disapproved. Those numbers are remarkably unchanged from where Obama stood in a January Pew poll despite the fact that the past five and a half months have seen the failure of the White House's attempt to change gun laws, the IRS scandal, evidence of an improving economy, the NSA revelations and plenty of other "major" news events.Read full article >>
The fight over post office closures is hitting close to home for members of Congress and Hill staffers — the U.S. Postal Service is finally shutting down three Capitol Hill facilities.
Lawmakers and other Hill denizens may now have to (gasp!) walk to the next building to buy their stamps, now that the USPS on Wednesday issued “Final Determination to Close notices” (which means what you’d assume it does) at the post offices in the Rayburn, Cannon, and Capitol buildings.Read full article >>
Â 654321The price of bad habits A cigarette here, a few drinks there and choosing potato chips over baby carrots all add up. Indulging in vices is often portrayed as the fun part of life, but letting bad habits go unchecked can have a deleterious effect on your wallet -- not to mention your health.
Adam Levine's prediction came true on the season finale of The Voice Tuesday: 16-year-old Texan Danielle Bradbery took home the title. Before Carson Daly announced Bradbery had won, she thanked her coach Blake Shelton for being an amazing person who...
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) has a problem with the Senate's sweeping immigration overhaul proposal: it "disadvantages women."
In a conversation with The Washington Post's Brook Silva-Braga on The Fold, the freshman senator decried the bill for moving immigration policy to a two-tiered system that reduces people to points. Awarding foreigners for their level of education or work experience "institutionalizes and sets in concrete the unequal opportunities that women have in these countries," she said.Read full article >>