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House-Senate fix could break gridlock on 'surprise' medical bills The administration is "supportive," according to a senior administration official. Senate HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander, called for swift passage of the package, though it's unclear whether there's enough time in a legislative calendar already consumed with impeachment and year-end spending debates.

Deal banning surprise medical bills also ups tobacco purchase age to 21 Key House and Senate committee leaders announced a bipartisan agreement Sunday on draft legislation to prohibit surprise medical bills and raise the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21. The agreement raises the odds of Congress clearing measures intended to lower some health care costs before the end of the year.

Traditions change. Even for Fiddler on the Roof. Choreographer Christopher Evans on Fiddler's revised choreography Professional productions of Fiddler on the Roof traditionally feature the iconic Jerome Robbins choreography from the original production. The 2015 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof was the first major production to get permission to use new choreography, created by Hofesh Schechter and his company.

Pajamarama: Takoma Park Shoppers Out in PJs Shoppers in Takoma Park got out early — and still in their pajamas — for a cozy annual tradition.

Mark Meadows claims Trump did not ask Ukraine to investigate rivals And when you see that, Dana, I think probably the biggest thing is, this president has gone through so much." Bash pushed back on Meadows' claim, noting Trump specifically asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Biden.

Corralling the Single-Use Plastic Monster Cups, napkins, plates, serving dishes, serving spoons, cutlery, tablecloths, decorations, and leftover food - parties bring on ample opportunity for single use plastic and a LOT of waste. Even for those of us who aspire to a less-waste lifestyle, when it comes to throwing a party, the single-use plastic monster is hard to avoid.

California Democrat says 'sound conclusion' possible on impeachment On ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, Lofgren, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said the idea of "absolute immunity is preposterous." Allowing the president to engage in "frivolous appeals" that could extend beyond his term of office is "not what the Constitution provides," she added.

Booker on Harris dropping out: 'Iowa voters should have the right to choose' Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker campaign rakes in million after Harris exits 2020 race Sunday talk shows: Lawmakers gear up ahead of Monday's House Judiciary hearing Democrats battle for Hollywood's cash MORE said Iowa voters, not big money, should have determined whether Sen.

Cruz on House impeachment inquiry: 'This is 'kangaroo court' "This is a kangaroo court in the House," Cruz said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "They're going to impeach not because they have the evidence but because they hate the president," he added. "It's going to go to the Senate, it's going to go nowhere.

Schiff: Blowback to obtaining phone records 'has only come from the far right' "The blowback has only come from the far right," Schiff told CBS's Margaret Brennan on "Face the Nation." "Every investigator seeks phone records to corroborate and sometimes to contradict a witness's testimony," he added. Schiff also clarified that the committee had not subpoenaed call records for the committee's ranking member, Rep.

The gloves are off in Second City's She the People: The Resistance Continues! For those who were lucky enough to catch Second City's original sketch comedy She the People when it rolled through town last December, you might be wondering how the all-female cast of comedians could hope to top itself. Fear not: in its return to Woolly Mammoth Theatre, the famed Chicago comedy troupe's She the People: The Resistance Continues!

Gaetz defends Ukraine call: Trump acted on 'sincere' concerns of corruption He also said on ABC's "This Week" that having White House officials testify in the impeachment inquiry would benefit Trump, but could also set a dangerous precedent.

Nadler: Trump showed 'pattern' that poses 'danger' to elections House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said Sunday that President Donald Trump has shown "a pattern" of seeking foreign interference in U.S. elections but stopped short of saying that obstruction charges would be included in articles of impeachment.

Judiciary Democrat says House should focus on Ukraine, avoid Mueller report in articles of impeachment The Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee said on ABC's "This Week" that she thinks the House should focus on claims backed up by "direct evidence," and "there is a lot of direct evidence" of abuse of power in the Ukraine scandal. "The Mueller report is a report," she said.

Nadler: A jury would convict Trump in 'three minutes flat' "We have a very rock-solid case," Nadler said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "I think the case we have, if presented to a jury, would be a guilty verdict in about three minutes flat," he added.

Florida congressman challenges Saudis on Pensacola shootings "We want no interference from the kingdom as it relates to Saudis that we have," Gaetz said. The Friday shooting strained an already complicated relationship between the two countries, especially with Trump's reluctance to punish Saudi Arabia for the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Dining review: Palette 22. Small or generous. Quick or relaxed. Delish dining near Signature Theatre Palette 22 in Shirlington Village wants to cultivate artwork. This goal is present on the walls, with every available inch covered with paintings or a mural. There's an easel and painting station set to a corner by the entrance; the host, as she walks us to our table, teases that the one of the resident artists may come by tonight to work.

Judiciary Democrat: 'This is a classic example of an impeachable offense' "The Intelligence Committee has the solemn responsibility of collecting evidence relating to the impeachment inquiry.

Meadows says Republican colleagues 'wrong' for suggesting Trump's phone call was inappropriate "They are wrong," Meadows said. "I was in the depositions," he said, adding that he was one of only a few House members to attend all the closed-door depositions of witnesses ahead of the public impeachment inquiries. "There's a big difference between what is being alleged… and what actually happened," Meadows said.

Florida Republican says Pensacola shooting 'has to inform on our ongoing relationship with Saudi Arabia' Matt GaetzMatthew GaetzTech finds surprise ally in Trump amid high-stakes tax fight US defense secretary can't label US base attack 'terrorism' at this point Trump: Giuliani to deliver report on Ukraine trip to Congress, Barr MORE said Sunday that the deadly naval base shooting in Pensacola, Fla.

Pentagon chief says he's ordered review of foreign nationals exchange programs after Pensacola shooting Esper went on to say that such programs are vital to U.S. national security interests when done properly. "The ability to bring foreign students here to train with us is every important to us to building those long term relationships that keep us safer," he said.

Waterskiing Santa on the Potomac River On Christmas Eve at 1 p.m., Santa will be waterskiing on the Potomac River along the Old Town Alexandria waterfront from the Torpedo Factory to Lumley Park. You can see the fun from anywhere on the riverbank. Santa’s helpers come out early to ensure it’s safe for Santa.

1 person pulled from vehicle after Fairfax Co. crash A person is in the hospital after a crash involving two vehicles in Fairfax County, Virginia, in the early hours of Sunday. The crash happened at the intersection of Va. Route 286/Fairfax County Parkway and Lee Chapel Road around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Ukraine faces new challenges in peace talks with Russia WARSAW, Poland - When new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sits down Monday for peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face meeting, the stakes couldn't be higher.

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