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How the real-life Frank Underwood is staring down the DHS showdown

news.yahoo.com — Now watching The Fine Print What would Frank Underwood do? As the House of Representatives' majority whip - a role famously depicted in the Netflix hit series "House of Cards" - it's a question Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., ponders as Capitol Hill faces a showdown over how to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

Meet the man behind Rand Paul’s rise to ‘troller-in-chief’

news.yahoo.com — Now watching The Fine Print The GOP may have a crowded field of likely 2016 candidates all vying to become the next commander-in-chief, but Sen. Rand Paul has already secured the unofficial title as "troller-in-chief."

Boehner Implores Senate Dems to Pass Homeland Security Bill

abcnews.go.com — House Speaker John Boehner implored Senate Democrats today to "get off their ass" and approve a measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security. He said he had no intention of throwing Senate Republicans a lifeline by passing a substitute bill that did not include provisions to block President...

Obama Takes First Step Toward Running in ’08

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Senator Barack Obama took his first step into the Democratic presidential race today by opening an exploratory committee to raise money and begin building a campaign designed "to change our politics." He said he would make a formal declaration Feb. 10 in his home state of Illinois.

Obama Formally Enters Presidential Race

nytimes.com — SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 10 - Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, standing before the Old State Capitol where Abraham Lincoln began his political career, announced his candidacy for the White House on Saturday by presenting himself as an agent of generational change who could transform a government hobbled by cynicism, petty corruption and "a smallness of our politics."

Obama Formally Enters Presidential Race

nytimes.com — SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 10 - Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, standing before the Old State Capitol where Abraham Lincoln began his political career, announced his candidacy for the White House on Saturday by presenting himself as an agent of generational change who could transform a government hobbled by cynicism, petty corruption and "a smallness of our politics."

U.S. senators balk at search, cool their heels

archive.sltrib.com — Archived news entertainment, sports and weather articles from The Salt Lake Tribune for Salt Lake City and the state of Utah.

Senior Aide to Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns After Offensive Facebook Posts Come to Light

abcnews.go.com — A senior advisor to Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock has resigned in disgrace hours after racially insensitive posts he wrote on Facebook came to light today. Benjamin Cole, who joined Schock's office as senior advisor for policy and communications in March 2014, confirmed in a text message to...

Senior Aide to Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns After Racist Facebook Posts Come to Light

abcnews.go.com — A senior advisor to Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock has resigned in disgrace hours after racially insensitive posts he wrote on Facebook came to light today. Benjamin Cole, who joined Schock's office as senior advisor for policy and communications in March 2014, confirmed in a text message to...

Congressman Aaron Schock On His Alleged 'Downton Abbey' Office: 'Haters Are Gonna Hate'

abcnews.go.com — He insists he's not trying to be Lord Grantham, but Rep. Aaron Schock's office bears a striking resemblance to the decor featured in the popular PBS British drama series, "Downton Abbey," complete with dark red walls, gold-trimmed photographs and black candles mounted on the walls.
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Mar 02, 2015

The retirement of Sen. Barbara Mikulski becomes official later today. Her mark on the Senate -- Appropriations, etc. -- has been legendary.

Feb 27, 2015

With Congress passing 1-week DHS funding, it's clear how hard it will be for GOP to show it can govern. But McConnell saves day--for now.

Feb 27, 2015

A compromise appears to be at hand for a one-week DHS spending bill. An update for our West Coast friends coming up on @WNTonight.

Feb 27, 2015

The House trying to jam the Senate has just been turned on its head. Now, Senate is jamming House for a one-week DHS funding bill.

Feb 27, 2015

The Senate is back in session, with McConnell leading the charge to pass a one-week spending bill for DHS. Passes by voice vote.

Feb 27, 2015

Obama called @SenatorReid and @NancyPelosi tonight, a key reminder House Dems own a piece of blame in latest chapter of govern-by-crisis.

Feb 27, 2015

@SaveUSA2014 The dysfunction applies to both parties. It was dysfunctional when Dems controlled, too, which I said then and now.

Feb 27, 2015

Will the House try to pass an emergency bill to keep DHS open through the weekend after dramatic no vote? We have the latest on @WNTonight.

Feb 27, 2015

Democrats will have to ride to the rescue of a bill they don't like if this 3-week funding bill is going to pass the House.

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