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Congress’s cromnibus bill threatens D.C. marijuana initiative, Obama likely to sign

Move over, baseball: hating Congress might just be the new national pastime these days (pro: you can do it when it’s raining). But D.C. voters have had even more reason to lambaste the legislative branch since Saturday when… Read More


President Obama announces Ashton Carter as his next pick for defense secretary

Earlier today, President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Ashton Carter as his pick for the next defense secretary of the United States. This announcement came only one and a half weeks after Chuck Hagel, former defense secretary,… Read More

Secretary of Defense - Charles Timothy "Chuck" Hagel

US defense secretary Chuck Hagel resigns

After less than two years on the job, United States defense secretary Chuck Hagel has submitted his formal resignation. According to BBC News, Hagel will stay on as the defense secretary until a proper replacement has been found…. Read More


Obama signs (very) minor change to D.C. Height of Buildings Act

Last Friday, President Obama signed a bill to “amend” (in the absolute slightest sense of the word) the Height of Buildings Act of 1910. The century-old law dictates that all buildings in the District must be no taller… Read More

First conference on innovation in diversity planning takes off in MSB

The Conference on Innovation and Planning for Federal Agencies (DI2G), a key stone initiative for the implementation of President Obama’s executive order 13583, began yesterday in the McDonough School of Business. The initiative requires all federal agencies to implement… Read More

Poll(s): How will the Affordable Care Act affect you?

Yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, a healthcare law requiring most Americans to pay a penalty if they fail to purchase insurance, in a historic moment for President Barack Obama’s legislative efforts. The vote was… Read More