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44 members of Congress to court tech startup communities in September

The worlds of Silicon Valley and Capitol Hill are still separated by more than just thousands of miles. The two cultures – one predicated on agility and risk, the other on process and consultation – occupy opposite…  …

‘Poor data sharing’ blamed for U.S. government losing track of two terrorists in witness protection

Copyright ImageClick to View Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee. The Justice Department’s inspector general has found “significent deficiencies” in the department’s handling of suspected terrorists under the witness protection…  …

Senate retirements could be crucial in upcoming battle for political control on Capitol Hill

Montana Democrat Max Baucus surprised Capitol Hill by announcing he will not seek reelection when his term ends next year. That makes him the eighth senator, and the sixth Democrat, to step aside. The two Republicans…  …

Senators’ secret plan to give Amgen half a billion in fiscal cliff deal reveals Capitol Hill’s ‘sordid swamp’

The inauguration of a president is one of those spectacles of democracy that can make us remember we’re part of something big and enduring. So for a few hours this past Monday the pomp and circumstance inspired us to think that government of, by, and for the people really is…

Four arrests blemish peaceful ‘Occupy Congress’ rally

#OccupyCongress kicked off its first large, coordinated protest on Capitol Hill in several months today, but the first of two big events did not pass without controversy. As of the time of publication, there were four confirmed arrests marring a protest organizers tried to encourage participants to keep very peaceful.…

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