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  2. MSNBC The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell | Homeland Sec. Dept. Shutdown in 4 Days
  3. National Security in the Spotlight
  4. Examining the President's Budget
  5. Revenge of the Centrists

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  1. This Week in Washington -- March 6, 2015

    The drama over funding for the Department of Homeland Security finally came to an end this week. After months of efforts by conservatives - particularly in the House - to use the Homeland Security funding bill as a vehicle to roll back President Obama's executive action on immigration, Speaker of the House John Boehner finally allowed a vote on a clean funding bill.

  2. This Week in Washington -- February 27, 2015

    With funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) set to expire at midnight Friday, House and Senate lawmakers have spent this week scrambling to find a workable full-year funding solution that averts a partial government shutdown.

  3. National Journal | Ex-Members of Congress Weigh Comebacks After Bashing It

    Many members of Congress don't mince words about the place on their way out. But that doesn't keep some of them from trying to return.

  4. This Week in Washington -- February 20, 2015

    On Monday, President Obama's immigration reform policy hit a judicial roadblock. Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas, issued an injunction that suspends his executive action.

  5. This Week in Washington -- February 13, 2015

    As Congress prepares to leave for the President’s day recess, Republicans, who now control both chambers,are heading home mostly empty-handed.

  6. This Week in Washington -- February 6, 2015

    The House-passed Department of Homeland Security funding bill failed to overcome a procedural vote this week, getting only 51 of the 60 votes needed to stay alive in the Senate.

  7. The President's Budget

    Today, President Barack Obama sent his budget up to Congress. Below are some of the highlights from his budget. The President's budget builds on his message of middle class investment that he delivered in his State of the Union.

  8. This Week in Washington -- January 30, 2015

    Congressional Democrats will huddle in Philadelphia over the weekend to plan their legislative strategy for the coming year.

  9. This Week in Washington -- January 23, 2015

    The question of climate change has been a contentious one - at least among politicians - which is why its surprising whenever you can get a vote on the issue to garner the support of 98 of the Senate's 100 members.

  10. State of the Union Primer -- January 20, 2015

    Tonight, President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. Here is a quick look at what the key components of the speech are expected to be: