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Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
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Topic - Rayburn House Office Building
The Rayburn House Office Building (RHOB) is a congressional office building for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., between South Capitol Street and First Street. - Source: Wikipedia
France has made a scheduled congressional hearing on Iran this week more interesting than promised.Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius early Sunday scuttled a deal pushed by the U.S. and other Western nations to get Iran to freeze its uranium enrichment in exchange for easing some crippling economic sanctions.
President Obama's plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan is "strategically risky and threatens to plunge" the region back into a safe haven for terrorists, a top House Republican said as he announced plans for a congressional hearing this week.
Ali Safavi had waited 15 years for a chance to celebrate the legal return of the Iranian resistance to Washington.
The crowd stood below a monumental eagle and the words "In God We Trust" at a gathering recently in the grand foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building to address a visceral but oft neglected issue on Capitol Hill: religious freedom.
D.C. officials remain upbeat about their prospects for getting the right to spend local funds without prior approval from Congress, despite a lack of tangible progress on Capitol Hill more than a year after a powerful House member floated a plan to grant the city “budget autonomy.”
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the District's nonvoting member of Congress are touting a coalition that will serve as allies in the city's fight to stave off any interference from Capitol Hill in local affairs.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: My little brother died in service in 2009, and I was wondering if I could receive educational benefits for going to school. He was single and had no children.
At least eight people from the October 2011 Movement were arrested by Capitol Police on Thursday morning outside the Rayburn House Office Building.
The "highly personal, often bitter animosity existing between senior White House officials and senior Asia players at State" is how one of Washington's nonpareil foreign-policy insider newsletters, Chris Nelson's eponymous Nelson Report, describes the forces at the bottom of the Obama administration's latest national security crisis: whether to sell 66 new F-16 fighters to Taiwan to replace unsafe Vietnam War-era F-5 jets.
The Washington area spent much of Wednesday cautiously evaluating the structural integrity of its homes, schools, office buildings, bridges, rail lines and tunnels. By the end of the day, it appeared that Tuesday's earthquake shook nerves more severely than anything else.
Testimony from Mayor Vincent C. Gray before a U.S. House oversight committee Thursday produced a glimmer of hope for D.C. budget autonomy and portrayed the city as staid and responsible.
The chairman of a U.S. House committee with oversight of D.C. affairs proposed a plan on Thursday that allows the District to spend its local funds on its terms by insulating it from federal budget squabbles on Capitol Hill.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray is "not going to speculate" on a U.S. House oversight committee's request to hear testimony Thursday on the District's budget - a move that raised the specter of the congressionally imposed financial control board.