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Sanders wins Democratic Senate nomination in Vermont

Sen. Bernie Sanders Bernard (Bernie) SandersDems make history, and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries Ellison wins Minnesota AG primary amid late domestic violence allegations Ironworker and star of viral video wins Dem primary for Speaker Ryan's seat MORE (I-Vt.) shut out Folasade Adeluola in Vermont's Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday as he seeks a third term in office. With 10 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press called the race, showing Sanders carrying 94 percent o

Protesters criticize DC mayor's 'silence' over immigration raids

Demonstrators gathered outside the office of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) Monday to protest what they called her “silence” on recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the city. About four-dozen protesters delivered a letter signed by advocacy groups asking for a meeting with Bowser and calling on her to speak out against arrests of immigrants in the capital. “We are dismayed by your silence thus far,” 33 advocacy groups and local religious leaders wrote in the letter to Bowser

Children pack Senate office building to protest family separations

Nearly 100 children and their families filled the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday morning to protest the Trump administration's family separation policy, hours before a court-ordered deadline to reunify all families. The protest was organized by Families Belong Together, a coalition of more than 100 civil rights groups. Jess Morales Rocketto, director of the organizing group, said her coalition “will not rest” until the policy is over. “Throughout this process, it’s very clear that th

Actress Diane Lane urges lawmakers to ban shark fin trade

Actress Diane Lane and conservation advocacy group Oceana on Thursday hosted an event on Capitol Hill to encourage lawmakers to ban U.S. participation in the shark fin trade. The trade is “something that needs to come to a graceful but quick end,” said Lane, who was sporting a silver shark necklace. Lane is lobbying for the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Cory Booker Cory Anthony BookerPompeo spars with senators at testy hearing Election Countdown: Ohio spe

Cruz joins rally for religious freedom

Sen. Ted Cruz (R- Texas) spoke at the Rally for Religious Freedom in Asia on Monday. The event on the west lawn of the Capitol was part of a week-long State Department sponsored program to promote the issue of religious freedom abroad. Monday's event was organized by the Victims of Communism Foundation. “It is a pleasure to be here and stand in solidarity for the men and women across this globe who have been persecuted by communists,” said Cruz, talking about communist countries where people are denied religious liberty.

Senators share their fascination with sharks at hearing

Lawmakers on Wednesday held a hearing on sharks to examine new research, conservation techniques and ways to improve understanding of the unique animals. The hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, titled simply "SHARKS!," featured experts in shark research who told lawmakers how their discoveries are benefitting the medical and tech fields. “Americans have been fascinated by sharks,” said Chairman John Thune John Randolph ThuneSenate weighs new Russia response

'Paws for Celebration' event brings rescue animals to the Capitol

Lawmakers and staff took a break from their work on Wednesday to swoon over puppies and kittens at an animal adoption event on Capitol Hill. The “Paws for Celebration” event sought to raise awareness for shelter animals and rescue organizations across the country by bringing animals in need of a home to the Rayburn House Office Building. Rep. Earl Blumenauer Earl Blumenauer'Paws for Celebration' event brings rescue animals to the Capitol The farm bill fails animals in need Ex-ICE director: It

Gretchen Carlson defends changes to Miss America pageant: We need to be 'inclusive'

Gretchen Carlson defended the changes to the Miss America competition on Monday, saying they were intended to make the event more "inclusive." "You know, the reality is that we used to have 85,000 young women who came into our local systems every year and ultimately, one person became Miss America. And now in 2018, that number has dwindled to 4,000," Carlson, the chairwoman of the board of directors for the Miss America Organization and a former Fox News anchor, said on Monday to The Hill. "We

Protesters jam Senate office building to protest Trump 'zero tolerance' policy

Hundreds of women gathered in the lobby of a Senate office building Thursday to protest the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The protesters, who came from all over the country, demanded an end to the detention of families illegally crossing the southern border, as well as the abolishment of ICE. Many were clad in silver space blankets, and shirts with slogans like “Deport Trump” and “I really do care,” a parody of the jacket Melania Trump Melania TrumpThe Hill's 12:3

Dem lawmaker arrested in immigration protest at Senate office building

Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal Pramila JayapalCrowley stunner sets off new scramble among House Dems Dem lawmaker introduces bill to abolish ICE Dem lawmaker announces protests against Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy MORE (D-Wash.) was arrested Thursday at a mass protest against President Trump Donald John TrumpDem Senator: Trump's next Supreme Court nominee would overturn Roe v. Wade Trump: My supporters should be called the 'super elite' Trump: Heitkamp will be 'told' to vote against any nomi

Latina Leaders to Watch 2018

Growing up the daughter of famous Cuban-American musician Willy Chirino, Florida Republican Angie Chirino is used to the spotlight. She and her siblings would hit the road to tour with her father, who is a beloved musician in the Cuban-American community and won a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement award a few years ago. With music in her blood, Chirino struck out on her own — performing music she wrote and also writing for musicians including Gloria Estefan, Celia Cruz and Marc Anthony. She won

Harvard Business alumni hold DC dinner honoring Ross

The Harvard Business School’s alumni association on Tuesday hosted a dinner at the residence of French Ambassador Gérard Araud in honor of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Wilbur Louis RossOn The Money: Trump backs off investment restrictions on China | McConnell opens door to tariff legislation | Supreme Court deals blow to public-sector unions, ruling against 'fair-share' fees House Dems request ethics investigation into Commerce secretary Harvard Business alumni hold DC dinner honoring Ross MOR

Terry Crews testifies before the Senate Judiciary on sexual assault bill

Actor Terry Crews on Tuesday testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on sexual assault legislation known as the Survivor's Bill of Rights. "I am honored to use my platform and story to help create additional civil rights protections for survivors across the nation under the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights," Crews said in his opening statement to the committee. Crews shared his experience with sexual assault on Twitter last year, revealing that a high-level Hollywood executive g

Press shuts out lawmakers to win congressional softball game

Members of the Washington press corps defeated a bipartisan team of lawmakers in a 5-0 shutout on Wednesday night at the 10th Annual Congressional Women's Softball Game. A rain storm cut the game short early, just before the fifth inning, but spectators packed the stands for a short but exciting game. Among those showing their support were Speaker Paul Ryan Paul Davis RyanTrump backs down in rare reversal Trump, GOP launch full-court press on compromise immigration measure Meadows gets heated

Dems best GOP as Scalise returns for annual charity baseball game

Lawmakers shed their business attire and left partisan issues at the Capitol for a few hours on Thursday night as they took to the field for the annual Congressional Baseball Game. Democrats defeated Republicans 21-5 in seven innings under clear skies at the 57th annual charity game at Nationals Park in southeast Washington, D.C. Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise Stephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseSunday Shows preview: Lawmakers, Trump allies discuss Russia probe, migrant family separation Dems best

Lawmakers get their own cards for Congressional Baseball Game

One of the biggest thrills for baseball players is getting their own cards and lawmakers participating in tonight's congressional baseball game are getting in on the fun. Spectators at Thursday's 2018 Congressional Baseball Game will receive a set of 62 playing cards with headshots of the lawmakers, courtesy of Quorum, a public affairs software company in Washington, D.C. The card backs have their own unique statistics, with info on each lawmaker, including the percentage of votes they receive

Harvard biz school honors Wilbur Ross

Prominent Washingtonians gathered on Wednesday night for the Harvard Business School Club of Washington, D.C.'s Third Annual Leadership Gala. The event brought together lawmakers, Cabinet members and CEOs for a black-tie event at the Four Seasons. It was a posh but light-hearted affair as guests mingled before the festivities with tables adorned with cookies bearing the Harvard seal in icing and mini bottles of champagne. Margaret Brennan, moderator of CBS News's "Face the Nation" hosted the e

Congressional staffers get livesaving skills in 'Stop the Bleed' class

Staffers on Capitol Hill Monday took part in a special program aimed at teaching them trauma skills to use in emergency situations. Seventy-seven staffers participated in the "Stop the Bleed" program, a 30-minute class taught by members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The event was sponsored by Rep. Mike Thompson Charles (Mike) Michael ThompsonFearing war by tweet, Dems press for limits on Trump's powers Dems seize on gun control heading into midterms March for gun control takes ove

Georgetown Community Joins National Walkout Movement in Response to Gun Violence

Hundreds of Georgetown University students, faculty and community members gathered in front of Healy Hall at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, calling for gun violence prevention in the aftermath of last month’s shooting in Parkland, Fla. Exactly one month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which left 17 people dead and 17 injured, Georgetown students marched out of their classes to advocate for legislation promoting school safety and gun violence prevention. Georgetown’s
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