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Stephanie Green

writes Bloomberg's D.C. Scene. She has written for The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and The Washington Times.



Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) takes the stage during the Faith and Freedom Coalition's 'Road to Majority' Policy Conference on June 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) takes the stage during the Faith and Freedom Coalition's 'Road to Majority' Policy Conference on June 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Paul Eyes 2015, Booker Digs Les Mis: Meet Newest Odd Couple

Sen. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican, offers his “bromance” with  Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, as perfect for television. “We’ve asked about a reality show, ” Rand joked last night, wearing his cowboy boots and jeans. “We’ve asked...

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A Capitol Fourth 2014 Independence Day Concert Rehearsals

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‘This Land is Your Land:’ Kermit the Frog w/ Miss Piggy

While most members of Congress headed home last week, a few remained behind for a Washington tradition: the annual “A Capitol Fourth” concert, broadcast live on PBS. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Rep. Henry Waxman, California Democrat, were spotted...

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Jake Glaser and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 25th Anniversary celebration where she was honored with the Congressional Global Champion Award. Jake is an EGPAF ambassador.

Photograph by Andrew Snow

Jake Glaser and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 25th Anniversary celebration where she was honored with the Congressional Global Champion Award. Jake is an EGPAF ambassador.

Pelosi’s Campaign Against AIDS

While last night’s primary election votes were coming in, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was focused on an issue that has been a trademark since entering Congress in 1987: Eliminating AIDS. “We were having two or three funerals a day,”...

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A homeless woman packs her belongings under heavy rain in downtown Washington DC.

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A homeless woman packs her belongings under heavy rain in downtown Washington DC.

Jarrett: Housing the Homeless

While President Obama deals with a host of troublesome foreign policy issues this week, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett took time to talk about an issue closer to home and the heart: Homelessness. “This is the highlight of my day,” she...

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and designer Ralph Lauren, right, greet newly naturalized U.S. citizens after Lauren was awarded the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal at the National Museum of American History on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and designer Ralph Lauren, right, greet newly naturalized U.S. citizens after Lauren was awarded the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal at the National Museum of American History on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Clinton’s Pantsuit: Lauren for a Reason

It’s no accident that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wore a bright blue Ralph Lauren pantsuit today at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Designer Ralph Lauren received the institution’s James Smithson Bicentennial Medal for preserving the original...

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International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on June 13, 2014 at the residence of the French Ambassador.

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International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on June 13, 2014 at the residence of the French Ambassador.

Lagarde Awarded Legion of Honor

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the  International Monetary Fund, has received France’s Legion of Honor. The award was bestowed at an intimate reception at the residence of French Ambassador Francois Delattre, who called Lagarde “one of world’s most powerful, respected and...

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