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House OKs Ongoing Cluster Bomb Sales to Saudi Arabia, Saying a Ban Would 'Stigmatize' the Weapons
Congress has opted to continue selling cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia, citing a need not to "stigmatize" the weapon. But human rights advocates pointed to the close vote, 216 to 204, as progress towards ending the U.S.-Saudi trade of cluster munitions, which advocates say causes indiscriminate
Hillary Clinton Delivers Remarks on 'Super Saturday'
The Democratic candidate continues to lead her opponent Bernie Sanders in delegates.
Inside the Immigration File of San Bernardino Shooter Tashfeen Malik
The San Bernardino shooters -- Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Farook -- emailed for several weeks before deciding to meet each other for the first time, according to Malik's immigration file, portions of which were released today by the House Judiciary Committee. The 21-page file reveals
Runaway Bees Swarm Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill had a hive mentality today -- literally! Thousands of runaway bees on the north side of the Capitol busted out of their hive and began swarming around a tree. The problem was so severe that the Capitol had to call in beekeepers -- one of whom is actually a staffer in the House of
'Women on 20s' to Ask President Obama to Put One of These 4 Women on $20 Bill
A woman could soon be the new face of the U.S. $20 bill. The nonprofit campaign " Women on 20s " allowed voters to choose three of 15 women candidates for the $20 bill, and now it's down to the "Final Four," and you can vote for the ultimate winner. The candidates are Eleanor Roosevelt , Harriet
Boehner Narrowly Reelected House Speaker
Rep. John Boehner narrowly survived a tense vote to win a third term as House Speaker, winning the support of 216 of his colleagues. Boehner, R-Ohio, was elected with 216 votes, but 24 Republicans voted for someone else while one voted present. Boehner needed at least 205 votes from his 409
Unrest in Ferguson (The Note)
By ARLETTE SAENZ (@arlettesaenz) NOTABLES SENDING IN THE NATIONAL GUARD: Early this morning, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order deploying the Missouri National Guard to restore peace to the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., as the clashes between protesters and police grew...
Lawmakers Rip Ferguson Police Response to Protesters
Since protests erupted over the death of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old African American man shot to death by a Caucasian police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, police clad in riot gear have unleashed tear gas and smoke bombs to try to control demonstrators. The law enforcement...
This Guy Is Trying to Defeat the Oldest Member of Congress
John Ratcliffe, a Republican candidate for Texas’ 4th Congressional district, says he doesn’t feel guilty about trying to force the House’s oldest serving member out of office. He “stayed too long, promised too much, and became a part of the problem,” Ratcliffe told ABC News....
Hillary and Bill's Manic Wednesday (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ONE DAY, TWO CLINTONS, FOUR EVENTS: Hillary and Bill Clinton will be crisscrossing Washington, DC today, speaking at a total of four events between this morning and tonight. Hillary Clinton addresses the American Jewish Committee’s Global Forum this ...