Quotes in Press

Abe Lincoln Impersonator to Teach Kids About the Budget

Abe Lincoln Impersonator to Teach Kids About the Budget

June 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

THE HILL 06/18/13 By Judy Kurtz Don’t be surprised if you happen to spot Abraham Lincoln walking the halls of the Capitol on Tuesday. A former staffer for Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) will be donning Honest Abe’s signature top hat and beard to teach school kids about the 16th president […]

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Pinching Pennies, the Lincoln Way

Pinching Pennies, the Lincoln Way

June 17, 2013 at 5:47 pm

ROLL CALL 06/17/13 By Warren Rojas We’d be willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that most lawmakers remain blissfully ignorant of the nightmarish haggling that goes into composing a nonbinding congressional budget blueprint. Here’s hoping local schoolchildren can stomach the same with a little help from a guy in a […]

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Lobbying World

Lobbying World

June 5, 2013 at 9:13 am

THE HILL 06/05/13 By Hill Staff Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker public interest firm, has hired Michael Shank as a lobbyist to focus on foreign policy issues, including climate change, global poverty, and U.S. military and nuclear weapons policy. Shank most recently worked as Rep. Mike Honda’s (D-Calif.) […]

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On The Move: Foreign Policy

On The Move: Foreign Policy

May 13, 2013 at 2:13 pm

CQ 05/13/13 After working for Democratic Rep. Michael M. Honda of California for four years, Michael Shank is now director of foreign policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, the lobbying arm for U.S. Quakers. Honda, a Democrat, is a leader in the Congressional Progressive Caucus and opposes many […]

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Vegetarians Find Options Wanting at Capitol Complex

Vegetarians Find Options Wanting at Capitol Complex

March 15, 2013 at 9:17 am

ROLL CALL 03/15/13 By Emily Cahn For busy staffers on Capitol Hill, whose hectic days are often scheduled down to the minute, grabbing lunch often means a trip to the cafeterias scattered around the Capitol complex. Although there are multiple dining spots on the campus’s House and Senate sides, offering […]

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Rand Paul’s Filibuster Gives Civil Liberties A Rare Washington Moment

Rand Paul’s Filibuster Gives Civil Liberties A Rare Washington Moment

March 6, 2013 at 9:49 pm

BUZZFEED 03/06/13 By Rosie Gray WASHINGTON — Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s hours-long, multi-senator filibuster of John Brennan’s CIA director nomination has accomplished a rare feat: questions about targeted killing and the drone program have vaulted from the fringes to the forefront of Washington conversation, and it’s lasted nearly an entire […]

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How Mayor Vincent Gray Is Failing DC Students

How Mayor Vincent Gray Is Failing DC Students

February 18, 2013 at 10:08 pm

DIANE RAVITCH 02/18/13 By Diane Ravitch During Michelle Rhee’s book tour, the nation will hear a lot of claims about the dramatic changes she imposed on the D.C. schools, which qualifies her to export her ideas to the rest of the nation. What should other states and cities seek to […]

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‘Amish Mafia,’ a Real Exercise in Pop Culture Exploitation

‘Amish Mafia,’ a Real Exercise in Pop Culture Exploitation

January 4, 2013 at 9:50 pm

WASHINGTON POST 01/04/13 By Lisa Miller The week before Christmas, 3 million people watched the Discovery Channel’s new reality show, “Amish Mafia,” making it the second-most-viewed cable show that night, after the trashy hit “Moonshiners.” This is surprising for two reasons: First, it reveals Americans’ enduring fetish with all things […]

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N.J. Police Station Shooting: When Arrest goes Wrong, 3 Cops Shot, Gunman Killed

N.J. Police Station Shooting: When Arrest goes Wrong, 3 Cops Shot, Gunman Killed

December 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm

NEW JERSEY NEWSROOM 12/29/13 By Bob Holt The three police officers being shot in Gloucester Township on Friday only renews the debates about gun control. One of the questions has been whether the NRA is listening to the debates since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. The four million member […]

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Education Disparities Persist in D.C.

Education Disparities Persist in D.C.

November 16, 2012 at 9:58 pm

BET 11/16/12 By Cord Jefferson The nation’s capital now has the worst racial achievement gaps in the country when it comes to educating children. A new op-ed in the Huffington Post dredges up a well known but important topic of conversation: the growing and increasingly entrenched disparities between whites and […]

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