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Grammys honor Keith Urban for being a 'fighter' for music education
For Keith Urban music education is personal: Having two daughters has inspired the four-time Grammy Award winner to fight for music education. Urban received the Recording Artists Coalition Award at the 2017 Grammys on The Hill for giving his time and resources to music education programs. Sens.
Congressman won't shake hands with Trump before speech
For 29 years, Rep. Eliot Engel , D-New York, has camped out in the House chamber ahead of a presidential address to Congress -- spending hours saving an aisle seat to greet the president as he entered and exited the chamber. But today, the notorious "aisle hog" announced that he would be breaking
From Chuck Schumer to Vicente Fox, Foes of Trump's Travel Ban Welcome Its Suspension
Opponents of President Donald Trump 's executive action that temporarily bans immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries welcomed a Seattle federal judge's issuance Friday of a temporary restraining order halting the controversial travel ban. Washington state attorney general Bob Ferguson
Donald Trump Suggests Hillary Clinton Received FBI ‘Immunity’ Over Emails
Almost three months after the FBI declined to recommend charges be brought against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email account while serving as secretary of state, Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that the Democratic candidate for president "probably" received “immunity” in the case.
House Democrats Slam Speaker Paul Ryan for Instagram Post With Interns
Democrats on Capitol Hill have responded to an Instagram photo from House Speaker Paul Ryan that raised questions about diversity on Capitol Hill. Over the weekend, the Wisconsin Republican posted a selfie with Republican summer interns to his Instagram page. I think this sets a record for the most
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Donald Trump Attacks Leave Democrats Struggling
Democrats on Capitol Hill grappled today with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’s unprecedented criticism of Donald Trump , as some even suggested that the progressive jurist should step aside if a Trump-related case were to come before the court. In a series of interviews, the liberal
Democrats Vow to Continue Gun Control Protests as House Adjourns
The U.S. House of Representatives finally adjourned until July 5 after sit-in protests by Democrats halted business in the chamber for more than 17 hours. Despite the decision to end the legislative session, more than a dozen Democratic members, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,
State of the Union: How Lawmakers Score a Private Moment With the President
It’s hard to miss Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee , D-Texas, at the State of the Union -– especially if you’re the president. Every year, Jackson Lee and other like-minded lawmakers –- known collectively as the “aisle hogs” -– spend hours staking out coveted aisle seats in the House chamber for the chance
State of the Union 'Aisle Hogs': Scoring a Private Moment with the President
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, waits for hours to snag an aisle seat -- and a few seconds with President Obama -- at the State of the Union.
President Obama Remarks on Economy
President Obama attempts to refocus immigration issues to the economic recovery.