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Kansas gubernatorial candidate addresses 1990s strip club incident

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POLITICO — In the late 1990s the Democratic candidate for governor of Kansas was getting a lap dance at a strip club when cops raided it in search of drugs, a situation Paul Davis on Saturday described as being “in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Booze wins big in food safety fight

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THE HILL – Purveyors of the nation’s alcoholic beverages have something to toast in the Obama administration’s revised food safety overhaul. A slate of revamped regulations proposed under the landmark 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act contains language assuring brewers and distillers that they will not be subject to an additional layer of red tape that industry […]

Sen. Mary Landrieu tries to prove her Louisiana roots over keg stands at the LSU game

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Sen. Mary Landrieu is desperately trying to prove that she is still a Louisianan at heart, despite not actually having her own residence in the state. Landrieu went to the Louisiana State University game Saturday and tried to win over a new generation of supporters…by helping them out with their keg stands. Roll Call and […]

House GOP replaces firm handling Obama suit

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THE HILL — House Republicans said they’ve hired new counsel to represent them in their lawsuit against President Obama after their previous lawyer backed out of the case over “political pressure.” They inked a contract on Friday with William A. Burck of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart. The New York Times reported that the GOP’s previous attorney, David Rivkin of […]

Are Conservative Cities Better?

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POLITICO MAG – “On an overall basis,” says the boisterous Scott Smith, who was mayor of Mesa from 2008 until early this year, “there’s no doubt it’s extremely conservative.”

It might also be a glimpse of the GOP’s coming urban revival.

Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel asking for information about military ties to NFL

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CNN – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked his staff for detailed information about the U.S. military’s relationships with the National Football League in the wake of the scandal over how the league is handling domestic-abuse allegations against players.

Activists Want ‘Django Unchained’ actress to apologize to LAPD about detention

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NBC LA – It’s a story that went viral — Daniele Watts, a black actress claiming she was detained by the LAPD for kissing her white boyfriend in public.

Beer fight brewing over EPA rule

President Barack Obama has a beer at Wynkoop Brewing Co. with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

THE HILL — A battle is brewing in the beer industry over a new regulation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that spells out the agency’s authority to regulate bodies of water.

After 9 Months, Federal Probe of GWB Closure Finds No Link to Christie, Federal Sources Say

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NBC NEW YORK — The U.S. Justice Department investigation into Gov. Chris Christie’s role in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal has thus far uncovered no evidence indicating that he either knew in advance or directed the closure of traffic lanes on the span, federal officials tell NBC 4 New York.

Jon Stewart: Biden hasn’t been out of the house in 52 years

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“The Daily Show” had some fun Thursday night with the VP’s recent double whammy of off-color remarks.

A vision for a la carte ‘local choice’ TV still alive on Capitol Hill

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WATCHDOG.ORG — Concerns about higher consumer prices if cable and satellite customers could unsubscribe from local channels they didn’t watch stalled a move on Capitol Hill to create a la carte local TV. But the proposal’s champions are fighting to keep the idea alive.

Jimmy Fallon, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani duke it out in lip sync battle

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Jimmy Fallon, Blake Shelton, and Gwen Stefani faced off Wednesday night in “The Tonight Show’s” biggest lip sync battle to date. And while the performances didn’t quite reach the lip sync level set by Emma Stone, we have to give the hosts of “The Voice” some props. It would have been a toss-up between Shelton’s performance […]

Colbert pokes fun at the militarization of local police and school districts, suggests ways to make military vehicles less threatening

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Comedian Stephen Colbert has some ideas to help make the militarization of local police forces and school districts less threatening and scary. Since the events in Ferguson, Mo., the attention has been on a federal program that gives out surplus military equipment like Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and grenade launchers to communities around the country. Colbert […]

Jon Stewart finds the irony in the NFL succumbing to ‘beer pressure’

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Jon Stewart provided a thorough recap and take-down Wednesday night of the NFL’s recent waffling on player behavior.

Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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POLITICO – Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most. Long-simmering doubts about her have reached a peak after two […]

Jimmy Kimmel repackages the ‘Hunger Games’ as a romantic comedy

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“The Hunger Games” is a movie about dystopian future where once a year the Capital rounds up some teenagers and forces them to try and kill one another. Jimmy Kimmel tried to reimagine that description Tuesday night in order to appeal to more possible viewers. There are boys, there are girls. Why shouldn’t it be […]

Gaffetastic vice-president apologizes for slur

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Vice-President Joe Biden apologized Wednesday for his use of an ethnic slur in a speech this week.

In honor of Constitution Day, this member of Congress is tweeting the entire document

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For an alternative reading experience this Constitution Day, direct your attention to Darrell Issa’s Twitter feed.

Congress is obsessed with fitness trackers and counting steps

Four fitness trackers from left to right, Fitbit Force, Jawbone Up, Fitbug Orb, and the Nike FuelBand SE are examples of some of the latest crop of fitness gadgets. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The “Do nothing Congress” no more. Bills and legislation might still be stalled, but members of Congress and their respective staffs are running full speed ahead — or at least walking. Republican Reps. John Boehner and Fred Upton and Democratic Reps. Patrick Murphy and Steve Israel have all gotten into the fitness tracking craze, counting […]

Marco Rubio’s mentor story should inspire millennials to take pride in their work, believe in the American Dream

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R- Fla.) is the latest man to be featured in Esquire magazine’s “Mentor” series and while his story has been told before — during his campaign and in his book — his words should inspire millennials to believe in the American Dream and to take pride in their work. “My grandfather, who […]