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- Christmas, by Congress: Members mull a 15-cent tax on trees
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- John Boehner says GOP should support gay candidates: ‘I do’
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Newt Gingrich vowed Tuesday that his 2012 run for the GOP presidential nomination will be free of the intellectual arrogance and personal disorganization that he concedes marred his tenure as speaker of the U.S. House in the 1990s.
Congress revisits offshore drilling in Va.; Two Md. lawmakers want re-regulation of electric companies; Montgomery Co. cracks down on take-home vehicles; D.C. mayor says he'll look into proposed, more expensive Dulles Metrorail station; Dulles Toll Road fees could hit $19. 25 to cover rail-extension project; Fifteen of the 'D.C. 41' in court today
The D.C. Council on Tuesday unanimously approved Mayor Vincent C. Gray's nominee for attorney general.
Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign's resignation last week, along with the expected gubernatorial appointment of Rep. Dean Heller to fill the remaining 18 months of his term, has set off a game of political musical chairs in the Silver State.
Former Rep. Ed Case of Hawaii is the first official candidate in what is expected to be a flood of candidates for the 2012 election to succeed retiring Sen. Daniel K. Akaka.
Metro Board member Peter Benjamin admitted he is taking the system's no eating or drinking rule personally.
Newt Gingrich could find it's not so easy to go home again.
Millions of retired and disabled people in the United States had better brace for another year with no increase in Social Security payments.
Tea party favorite Sharron Angle is spending thousands of dollars to self-publish an autobiography about her life and values.