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Play of the Day: The fiscal cliff gets its due

January 3, 2013 The late-night shows were light on the political humor as people slowly trickle back to work. But David Letterman was around to admit his thorough lack of knowledge of what the fiscal cliff even is. For today's must-see moment, fast forward to 1:53 to see President Obama "compare" himself to...

Nats mascot Teddy Roosevelt vindicated after 7-year drought

October 3, 2012 The Washington Nationals may have clinched their first division title on Monday night, but the real victory everyone in the capital city has been waiting for happened on Wednesday. After seven years and more than 500 victory-less races, the bumbling Teddy Roosevelt character won the Nationals famous fourth-inning presidents' race...

House Dems battle for social media supremacy

August 7, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow For the third year in a row, House Democrats held a competition to pull themselves into the social media age. For three weeks, Democratic representatives tried to pile up as many new followers as possible across various social media platforms. Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado took home MVP, compiling 31,578...

Progressive Caucus proposes budget 'deal for all'

August 1, 2012 Speaking to a near empty room, members of the Congressional Progressive Congress unveiled the broad strokes of its vision for America's budget: protecting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, raising taxes on the wealthiest, creating middle class jobs and reducing defense spending. "We're reframing the debate," said Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Keith...

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