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July 2013


Puppies Snatch the Spotlight on Capitol Hill

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Congressional staffers were all smiles Tuesday afternoon as area animal shelters gave them a respite from the daily political grind.

Only a few older attendees of the "Paws for Celebration" event could be heard talking business near a table offering cupcakes in the middle of the third-floor Cannon ...

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dogs

Boehner's Press Secretary Says They Heard About Obama's 'Grand Bargain' Via AP Wire

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The press secretary for House Speaker John Boehner denounced President Barack Obama's "grand bargain" on jobs via angry tweets Tuesday, saying Boehner's camp heard about the proposal through the Associated Press wire service rather than from the president himself.

[READ: GOP Slams Door on Obama's ...

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Boehner, John
Obama, Barack
tax code
federal budget
Republican Party

Gun Owners Upset Over Eric Holder's 'Duty to Retreat' Line

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Gun owners and conservatives are up in arms over Attorney General Eric Holder's denouncement of "Stand Your Ground" laws, in particular his line about a "duty to retreat."

"There has always been a legal defense for using deadly force if – and the 'if' is important – no safe retreat is available,"

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Holder, Eric
Department of Justice
Martin, Trayvon
Zimmerman, George
gun control and gun rights

McGreevey Beats Weiner, Spitzer Back to Office

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Former Gov. Jim McGreevey, D-N.J., has landed a new government job as two other disgraced leaders across the Hudson strain to win public positions of their own.

McGreevey resigned in 2004 after admitting he cheated on his wife with an Israeli man he appointed to lead a state agency and has kept a ...

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New Jersey
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