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Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat 60 years ago. Here’s how the political world is remembering. — It was 60 years ago Tuesday that Rosa Parks boarded a bus in Montgomery, Ala., and refused to give up her seat for a white passenger. This small act of civil disobedience helped launch the Montgomery Bus Boycott and, over time, became an iconic moment in the battle for civil rights.

Cooking through the holidays - with Debbie Wasserman Schultz — It's rare for a lawmaker to integrate social media into their personal life, let alone their time in the kitchen. But that's what Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) is doing with her feed, cleancookingcongresswoman. The account has more than 2,700 followers who watch as Wasserman Schultz experiments with healthy recipes.

The White House turkey pardon, through the years — On Wednesday, President Obama will perform one of his strangest White House duties: the annual turkey pardon. It's a short Thanksgiving-week ceremony in which the president names and officially "pardons" a turkey presented by the National Turkey Federation.

Inhofe, leading climate change skeptic, may say ‘oui’ to Paris — Sen. Jim Inhofe (Okla.) doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of changing minds at the Paris climate summit. But as the Senate's leading denier of climate change, he might go anyway, just for the fun of dissenting. Inhofe is a figure loathed by climate activists for his position on global warming.
Nov 25, 2015

Jim Inhofe might bring his "one-man truth squad" to the Paris climate talks…

Nov 25, 2015

Inhofe, leading climate change skeptic, may say 'oui' to Paris

Why rapper Killer Mike endorsed Bernie Sanders — Bernie Sanders made an impression during his visit to Atlanta, not least on rapper Michael Render, better known as Killer Mike. The Run the Jewels star spent the day with Sanders touring the city and eating lunch at famed soul food joint Busy Bee Cafe.

Former staffer sues Benghazi panel over firing — A former investigator at the center of a controversy over whether the House Benghazi Committee is targeting Hillary Clinton filed suit Monday claiming he was wrongfully fired from the panel and was then defamed by Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.). Air Force Reserve Maj.
Nov 23, 2015

Former staffer sues Benghazi panel over firing

Trump uses Instagram to attack Clinton — Donald Trump is starting the week with a direct attack on Hillary Clinton - on Instagram. A video released Monday morning (watch below) shows shots of Clinton laughing, backed by ominous music and shots of negative headlines. At one point, footage that appears to show fire from the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya plays in the background.
Nov 23, 2015

Trump uses Instagram to attack Clinton

It’s here: a look at this year’s Capitol Christmas tree — You know the holiday season is fast approaching when the Capitol Christmas tree arrives on the West Lawn. This year's tree, a Lutz Spruce, reached its destination on Friday morning after a 4,000-mile trip from Alaska. At 74 feet tall and 7,500 pounds, the tree arrived on a flat-bed truck so big that it temporarily shut down traffic on First Street in Washington.

Tech figures lukewarm on Clinton super PAC; McConnell open to measure delaying end of data collection; E.U. clamps down on bitcoin

Nov 20, 2015

@jason_pontin He gives dozens of different answers to the same question but fair enough, hadn’t seen this.…

John Dingell recovering after ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ slight — If you're ever scared about the state of politics, or getting old, or getting snubbed for a big honor, just read John Dingell's Twitter feed. The 89-year-old former congressman has one of the best accounts in political Twitter. His sense of humor seems made for 140 characters.
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Dec 01, 2015

It's on: The Republican primary suddenly becomes a free-for-all, by @abbydphilip @WaPoSean

Nov 30, 2015

RT @KThomasDC: .@mariacantwell says there are 2 kinds of senators in DC. Those who "fix their hair & makeup" for live-shots & "then there a…

Nov 30, 2015

Key lawmaker opens new front in fight with gov climate scientists, saying they cherry-picked data. Via @Reinlwapo:

Nov 30, 2015

RT @mattfleg: Fried pickles, Princess Bride at church, broken promises of taco pizza. Ted Cruz's weekend in Iowa.…

Nov 30, 2015

RT @stevenjay: The GOP’s identity-politics crisis: Holding race-card aces but loath to play them…

Nov 30, 2015

RT @ThePlumLineGS: Asked on @Morning_Joe whether Islam is a violent or peaceful religion, Trump declines to answer:

Nov 30, 2015

RT @edatpost: NEW via @JerryMarkon: Senate Republicans on the lookout for Obama administration officials 'burrowing in."

Nov 28, 2015

After shootings at Planned Parenthood in Colorado, GOP nearly silent, by @ktumulty

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