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Articles from July 11, 2012

Artist Brumidi to Finally Receive Medal ; Ceremony Will Not Take Place in Capitol Rotunda under His Artwork Though
More than four years after a bill was signed into law to honor an artist who has been dead for more than 130 years, lawmakers will gather this morning to posthumously give the Congressional Gold Medal to Constantino Brumidi.But while the event is cause...
Farm Bill Sparks Infighting in Parties
Without even a committee markup, the House farm bill has caused intraparty tensions to flare up among both Democrats and Republicans, who are primarily squabbling over how much money should be allotted for food stamps.So it is no small wonder that House...
Foreign Direct Investment Is Key to Recovery
What does it take to attract the best companies from around the world to invest and create jobs in America?That is the question at the heart of new bipartisan legislation introduced by a diverse coalition of Members of the House and Senate earlier this...
Health Care Decision Cements Law, Not Debate
The Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law dominated the recess and precipitated the first post- recess action in the House -- the renewed vote to repeal the law.Washington Post writer Sarah Kliff noted this is a...
How Will Investigation Affect Berkley's Race?
Democrats spent Tuesday putting the Ethics Committee investigation into Rep. Shelley Berkley in the best possible light, even as the case casts a public cloud over the Nevada Democrat's Senate bid.The race is taking place in Senate Majority Leader Harry...
Let the (Video) Games Begin!
Who said there were no second acts in American life?Oh, it was F. Scott Fitzgerald. Pretty cool dude, overall, but he obviously hasn't been to H Street recently. If he had, he'd notice that the cocktail bar at 1236 H St. NE previously known as Fruit...
No 'Man Crush' on Romney in House GOP
Do House Republicans and Mitt Romney need to have a relationship- defining talk?After Speaker John Boehner bluntly told an audience that aside from Romney's "friends, relatives and fellow Mormons" most people would be voting for the former Massachusetts...
Obama Camp Looks to Unify Hill Democrats
A day after President Barack Obama relit the partisan war over the Bush tax cuts, the president's team deployed to Capitol Hill to reassure Democrats about the president's re-election and messaging strategy.Senior campaign adviser David Axelrod briefed...
Playing Chicken with American Consumers
The House may soon engage in a dangerous game of chicken with the nation's food supply -- and with American consumers.When it takes up the 2012 farm bill, the House may consider an amendment imposing new requirements on hen housing at egg farms nationwide....
Success Story ; Silverdocs Film Festival Finds Itself on an Extended Run
The AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs documentary film festival just wrapped up its 10th year of programming, and its recent lineup of films shows that the operation based in Silver Spring, Md., has retained its quirky pedigree and its penchant for addressing...
Super PAC's $70MBlitz ; American Crossroads Makes Big Investment in Battle for Senate
American Crossroads and its sister organization are poised to inject up to $70 million into the battle for the Senate on behalf of Republicans.The GOP-aligned super PAC and its affiliated issue-advocacy arm, Crossroads GPS, have reserved $23.5 million...
Wealth of Romney VP Candidates Varies
As the Romney campaign closes in on its vice presidential pick, it is considering a governor who holds more than $100,000 in royalty rights to Listerine mouthwash, another who accepted more than $123,000 in gifts and travel last year, and a Senator who...
Why Can't We Be 'Friends'?
Local filmmakers view the little strip of pavement known as H Street Northeast as fertile ground for a prospective sitcom-within- a-sitcom."It's one of our favorite areas to go," Joel N. Clark said of the rapidly evolving neighborhood he and his buddies...
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