Congress authorizes Washington bicentennial, Feb. 22, 1927

On this day in 1927, Congress initiated plans to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Washington, the nation’s first president. While the bicentennial festivities would not occur until 1932, Congress nevertheless held a joint session to get the project rolling. On Dec. 2, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge had signed a joint resolution […]

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Majority polled says Trump, Congress not doing enough to stop mass shootings

More than three-quarters of respondents to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll said Congress is not doing enough to stop mass shootings, while just over 60 percent said the same of President Donald Trump. The poll was conducted last week and over the weekend in the wake of a shooting at a Florida high school in which […]

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Trump finally launching $1.5T sales pitch

The White House is rolling out President Donald Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan Monday, swinging for the fences with a $1.5 trillion initiative that is light on new federal dollars — but could inspire a wave of toll roads, ease decades-old regulations and permanently change cities’ and states’ expectations for assistance from Washington. The proposal faces […]

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Senate Stumbles into Shutdown as Rand Paul Blocks Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government stumbled into a midnight shutdown Thursday as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington. A shutdown — technically a lapse in agency appropriations — became inevitable as GOP Sen. […]

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‘I Hate Illinois Nazis’: GOP Tries, Fails to Stop Antisemite from Running Unopposed in Primary

Holocaust denier and neo-Nazi Art Jones is running for Congress in Illinois — and he is going to be the Republican nominee for the liberal third congressional district, over the objections of the Illinois Republican Party. The district, which encompasses the southwest side of Chicago and neighboring suburbs, is represented by 7th-term veteran Rep. Dan Lipinski […]

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