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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support travel-cost transparency bill

    Thank you for the recent article "Lawmakers have not tightened travel belts, fly in the face of budget rhetoric" (Web, Sept. 18). The issues surrounding congressional travel costs are important, and the American people should be aware of the amount of taxpayer money that is used to facilitate overseas trips for members of the House and Senate.

  • Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray (The Washington Times)

    Md. man tied to D.C. campaign finance scheme charged as straw donor

    A Maryland man with business ties to a prolific political donor at the center of a widespread D.C. campaign finance investigation was charged Thursday with making a straw donation in a House of Representatives race.

  • The Washington Times

    ROTUNDA: 'What did he know, and when did he know it?'

    For President Obama, this is the summer of his discontent. Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat, a reliable supporter of the president, has had enough. He recently said: "In Watergate, Sen. [Howard] Baker said it all; everybody uses this: 'What did he know, and when did he know it?'"

  • ** FILE ** Attorney General Eric Holder is questioned about the Justice Department secretly obtaining two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press, during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Seizure of AP phone records on Capitol Hill raises concerns about separation of powers

    News organizations are convinced that the Obama administration trampled on freedom of the press when the Justice Department seized Associated Press phone records in pursuit of a government source who leaked details of a thwarted terrorist plot last year.

  • Kevin Coyne of Washington holds flags in front of the Supreme Court in Washington on March 27, 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court, in the second day of gay marriage cases, turned to a constitutional challenge to the federal law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples. (Associated Press)

    Supreme Court justices question DOMA's range, consider effect act has in states

    The federal government has a "powerful interest" in a single, uniform definition of marriage, even if it excludes gay unions that are legal in individual states, the lawyer defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act said Wednesday as the Supreme Court concluded two days of landmark arguments on gay marriage.

  • "This is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe," President Obama said Wednesday as he and Vice President Joseph R. Biden announced their legislative and executive agenda to curb gun violence in America. (Associated Press)

    Obama: U.S. will be 'judged' on guns

    In one of the most far-reaching gun control proposals in decades, President Obama on Wednesday unveiled plans to ban military-style so-called assault weapons, limit ammunition clips to a maximum of 10 bullets, require universal background checks for all gun purchasers and announced 23 executive actions designed to address gun crime, mental health and school safety.

  • **FILE** The Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

    TWT Special Section: The 113th Congress

    The latest updates and debate on the 113th Congress covering key issues such as immigration, defense, cybersecurity and taxes along with demographics, historical data and biographies of the newest members of the Senate and House of Representatives.

  • Illustration: Republicans by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    FLEMING: GOP-controlled House has never raised taxes

    If some Republicans have their way, the party soon will make history for all the wrong reasons.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Democrats delaying treaty bill

    In a recent letter to the editor, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat and the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, incorrectly wrote that "an anonymous Republican hold" had prevented swift passage of legislation implementing two treaties, one on nuclear and radiological terrorism and another on preventing nuclear proliferation ("Nuclear terrorism bill delay unwarranted," Sept. 20).

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