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4:54am

Wed December 10, 2014
Politics

Representatives Laud A Departing Dean, 59-Year Veteran John Dingell

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 6:23 am

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9:17pm

Tue December 9, 2014
The Two-Way

D.C.'s Marijuana Legalization Is Part Of Debate Over Spending Bill

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 11:20 am

Volunteers with the DC Cannabis Campaign (left and center) talk to a voter on Election Day about the ballot initiative to legalize marijuana. The measure was approved, but its fate remains uncertain.
Allison Shelley Getty Images

Negotiations over the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill Congress will consider this week included how to handle Washington, D.C.'s bid to legalize marijuana. Some 65 percent of the federal district's voters approved the move via ballot initiative last month.

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7:42pm

Tue December 9, 2014
The Two-Way

Congress Will Get A $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill This Week

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 10:10 am

Faced with a Thursday deadline to finance the U.S. government, leaders of both parties in Congress have worked out a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government until October 2015. But a vote isn't likely to come before the day of the deadline.

Update at 8:45 p.m. ET: Welcome, Cromnibus: Bill Is Published

The House Committee on Appropriations gives an overview of the newly published bill:

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6:59pm

Tue December 9, 2014
It's All Politics

In Spending Bill, A Gift For Political Party Fundraising

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 11:56 am

President Obama walks to the podium at his 2008 nominating convention. Lawmakers are inserting into the spending bill a provision allowing political parties to collect up to $97,200 from each donor to pay for their conventions.
Chuck Kennedy,Scott Andrews AP

If you're able and eager to write an annual check for roughly $100,000, you might expect to be hearing soon from the Republican and Democratic national committees.

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5:33pm

Tue December 9, 2014
It's All Politics

Congress Says Goodbye To Its Last World War II Vets

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 6:47 pm

Rep. John Dingell (from left), D-Mich., Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill., Rep. Ralph Regula, R- Ohio, Rep. Ralph Hall, D-Texas, Rep. Cass Ballenger, R-N.C., and Rep. Amo Houghton, R-N.Y., stand at a House ceremony honoring World War II veterans in 2004.
Evan Vucci AP

The World War II era is about to officially draw to a close in the United States Congress. This comes after seven full decades during which there was always a veteran of that war in the legislative body.

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4:26pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Politics

Advocate's Comments On ACA Now A Liability For Law's Supporters

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 6:47 pm

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4:26pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Politics

Congress Pushes Up Against Deadline To Keep Government Funded

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 6:47 pm

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4:26pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Law

Senate Panel Looks At Taking Sexual Assault Investigations Off Campus

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 6:47 pm

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1:05pm

Tue December 9, 2014
It's All Politics

Obama Meets Colbert: 6 Unbuttoned Moments

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 6:40 pm

President Obama, appearing on The Colbert Report, said, "Look, the election didn't go as it, uh — as I would have liked. You notice, I made a little correction there, I had a little thought bubble."
Susan Walsh AP

When President Obama sat down with comedian Stephen Colbert Monday, he didn't actually loosen his necktie. But we saw a relaxed president with just two years left on the clock, playing to a receptive audience of nearly 1,500.

Here are some of the more memorable moments from the president's appearance on The Colbert Report:

Booting the host from his desk

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12:44pm

Tue December 9, 2014
National Security

Senate Panel's Report On CIA Calls Harsh Tactics Ineffective

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 5:16 pm

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