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How to Make the Airlines Pay Attention When They Screw Up
California Congresswoman Janice Hahn told the Los Angeles Times she thinks it's too difficult for the average Joe to file complaints about airline screw-ups and wants to streamline the process. She has a point, but a bigger issue might be: Does complaining do any good? Yes and no. The good news is
Boko Haram Leader Deserves 'Special Place in Hell,' Lawmakers Say
Five outraged House Democrats emerged from a meeting at the Nigerian Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday with tough words for the leader of the terrorist group Boko Haram. “There is a special place in hell for somebody like him. Those who would prey on...
Prayer (Briefly) Unites Obama and Tea Party Foe Louie Gohmert
The annual National Prayer Breakfast is one of those rare Washington events when politicians shed their party labels and opposing political views and come together for a common cause. It also makes for some interesting match-ups. This year, President Obama found himself sharing the dais...
White House Launches Full Court Press on Syria (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES HAPPENING ON THE HILL: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to hold its first hearing on Syria today as lawmakers begin the process of deciding whether to authorize the use of military force against Syria, ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ and...
Obama to Meet Today With Former Foe John McCain at the White House
Former rivals to key allies? That's what the White House envisions by extending an invitation to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to visit the White House this afternoon, hoping President Obama's onetime foe will become a crucial ally to help convince skeptical lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to
State of the Union to Feature Victims of Gun Violence
When President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress Tuesday night to deliver his State of the Union address, numerous Democratic members will bring victims of gun violence as their guests. After Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was critically wounded in January 2011, lawmakers organized a State...
Out of Reach? 25 House Races to Watch on Election Night
There are 435 seats in the House of Representatives, and here is a look at 25 of the top match-ups worth watching on Election Day. Most are highly competitive and expensive races, while others are notable simply for the political characters on the ticket, including a migrant worker-turned-astronaut
The Note: Seeing Green, Seeing Red: Obama Holds Two Sides Of The Coin
As President Obama presides over faltering debt ceiling talks in Washington, candidate Obama proved today he’s got a good handle on his own finances. In an early morning video message to supporters, campaign manager Jim Messina announced that Obama 2012 and the Democratic National Committee raised
Give Peas A Chance: Obama Stakes Out Centrist Ground On Debt Ceiling (The Note)
As budget negotiations continue to grind on in Washington, we know two things for sure. First, the divide between Republicans and Democrats remains deep and the differences are real. And, second, everybody at the negotiating table believes they must get a deal that can pass by August 2.
'Gangster' Political Ad: Calif. Democrat Demands FEC Investigation
Strippers, guns, gangsters? It may be the norm for Tony Soprano, but as political ads go, this one may just have gone too far. Late Wednesday, Democratic congressional candidate Janice Hahn from California's 36th District released a statement calling for an Federal Election Commission investigation