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  • Illustration: Big Government by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    MILLER: Pay cut for bureaucrats

    Those with a government job are sitting pretty. A typical fed's total compensation averages 16 percent more than that of his neighbor at an equivalent private-sector gig. In this troubled economic time of 8.5 percent unemployment, nothing beats the public dole's 100 percent job security.


  • Gregoire

    Washington state Senate approves gay marriage

    The Washington state Senate approved 28-21 Wednesday a same-sex marriage bill, handing advocates their biggest victory of the 2012 legislative session and all but ensure legalized gay marriage in the Evergreen State.


  • ** FILE ** Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire (Associated Press)

    Key Wash. state gay-marriage vote Wednesday

    The Washington state Senate is set to take a crucial vote Wednesday on a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage.


  • Sen. Scott Brown, Massachusetts Republican (AP Photo/Drew Angerer)

    Congress trying to police itself on insider trading

    Aware that most Americans would like to dump them all, members of Congress hope to regain some sense of trust by subjecting themselves to tougher penalties for insider trading and requiring that they disclose stock transactions within 30 days.


  • Inside Politics

    he House of Representatives has passed a bill confirming the use of religious symbols at military memorials. It was also voting on legislation to order that a prayer issued by President Franklin Roosevelt on D-Day be installed at the World War II Memorial in Washington.


  • "We're going to challenge [the congressional redistricting plan] in court," said Virginia state Sen. J. Chapman "Chap" Petersen, Fairfax Democrat. (Associated Press)

    Virginia Assembly's redistricting plan still facing lawsuits

    More than nine months after a congressional redistricting map for Virginia was introduced in the General Assembly, a plan has finally cleared the House and the Senate, but legislators insist the matter is still far from settled.


  • Va. Senate approves House-drawn redistricting map

    The Republican-led Senate on Friday muscled through a House-drawn map drawing new lines for the state's 11 congressional districts in one of the GOP's first noteworthy displays of their newfound power.


  • Protest exposes Silicon Valley-Hollywood rivalry

    In a move that heightens the growing tension between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Wikipedia and other websites went dark Wednesday in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV programs.


  • Protest exposes Silicon Valley-Hollywood rivalry

    In a move that heightens the growing tension between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Wikipedia and other websites went dark Wednesday in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV programs.


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