With the revelation Thursday that House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., has a personal and private relationship with a top airline lobbyist, according to a Politico report, it seemed only fitting to pull this exclusive out of the Roll Call archives.
With roughly a year to go before the first primaries of 2016, fundraising numbers are among the few benchmarks to assess candidate strength.
If Jeb Bush doesnt win any of the first four GOP contests Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada does that eliminate him from the Republican race? Or does he have the staying power to survive those losses?
Sen. Ted Cruz has plenty of friends in the House Republican Conference, and quite a few in his home-state delegation, too.
Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia is a time for celebrations and reflection, but also to draw attention to D.C.s lack of voting rights in Congress.
Republicans have landed a top recruit for a competitive open-seat House race in California.
Author Brian Abrams is set to dish about the boozing habits of the train-wrecks-in-chief laid bare in his irreverent expose, Party Like A President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief From the Oval Office.
Two Republican House members, both former prosecutors, said at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday that White House immigration policies are contributing to low morale at Homeland Security.
A Senate Finance hearing on U.S. tariff policy was disrupted Thursday not by protesters, but by one Republicans Disney-themed ringtone.
How do Republicans and Democrats from the House and Senate conference a partisan budget that is little more than a messaging document? They dont at least, not really.
More than 200 people, including no shortage of current and former congressional aides, gathered Wednesday evening to launch a new platform for conservative-leaning women.
Iraq war veteran and House hopeful Jacquie Atkinson plans to toss her hat into the ring Thursday to unseat two-term California Democrat Scott Peters.
Every power player in Washington, D.C., has a different metric for what makes a day a success. For one Missouri Democrat, it comes down to whether he was able to do his job without stepping on people.
With 14 fingers between them, theres never a shortage of joke material for Montana Sen. Jon Tester and his executive assistant, Luke Jackson: catching, texting, meat grinders.
Abolish the IRS is a popular Republican refrain, getting time on the campaign trail and promotion from the Republican National Committee. But dont take the catch phrase literally.
Hillary Rodham Clintons candidacy for president became official Sunday, but Democrats already see the down-ballot benefits she brings as the presumptive nominee.
Washington always seems to be asking whether this will finally be the year Republicans and Democrats somehow set aside their differences on one of their most fundamental issues and undertake a full rewrite of the sprawling, unwieldy monster known as the tax code.
If Graham stands out in any way, in fact, its as the sort of deal-making and ideologically iconoclastic congressional Republican viewed with either suspicion or derision by most important factions of the party base.
CNBCs John Harwood gets the award for todays quote of the day from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.
Theres a no person in every office, especially on Capitol Hill, where members of Congress say yes to every constituent and press request and then leave it up to the staffers to sort it out. Hill Navigator discusses how to deal with them.
The top two House Democrats are warming to the Iran legislation that will likely come to their chamber floor if it passes the Senate.
If you hand a millennial an envelope of microfiche, chances are all youll get in return is a blank stare. Thats when Laurie Hall at the Government Publishing Office comes to the rescue.
It was a typical scene at the Capitol Tuesday. The House had just finished its afternoon series of votes, the chamber was emptying and members were scrambling to get back to whatever it is members scramble back to their offices to do.
Its not just Democrats considering a challenge to Michigan Rep. Dan Benishek, who plans to run for a fourth term after pledging to serve only three.
One doesnt typically expect terrorism to become a topic of discussion at hearing about library funding.
A group of Democratic caucus members in the Senate has asked governors to consider the views of other Kentuckians before taking Majority Leader Mitch McConnells advice on implementing the Environmental Protection Agencys Clean Power Plan.
Remember when two Florida Republican representatives voted against John A. Boehner for speaker and got themselves removed from the House Rules Committee?
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson isnt ruling out further challenges to the Obama administrations treatment of members of Congress and their staff members under the Affordable Care Act.
Once upon a time, presidential candidates were expected to have more than passing experience in government, as well as the maturity and wisdom that sometimes come with age. But that has changed, apparently.
Marco Rubio on Monday became the third Republican senator to announce a bid for president and the first of the group to leave behind a competitive seat.
BOSTON Sporting a Red Sox cap and a fleece jacket emblazoned with the logo of his law firm, you wouldnt know that the man in the corner booth of a diner was a historic figure, one of just nine African-Americans to have ever served in the United States Senate.
The U.S. Capitol Police announced Tuesday that Assistant Chief Daniel B. Malloy is retiring after nearly two years as assistant chief and more than 30 years with the department. The news comes at a sensitive time for the department.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy did something Monday that hasnt happened in years: a pen-and-pad sit-down with Capitol Hill reporters. And this was a good one.
The usual way to identify potential House retirements is to pick out the oldest members of each caucus. But that strategy misses an entire crop of potential exits, since the most senior members arent the only ones to call it quits.
Its time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.
Its the first federal bribery indictment of a sitting senator in almost a quarter century, and the defendant is among the most combative and combustible Democrats in the Capitol. So why have Republicans spent the better part of the past two weeks with their hands over their mouths?
Even if some Republicans dont really want to go there, even if its an exercise in futility, many are convinced the guaranteed-to-be-vetoed process of budget reconciliation promises to put Obamacare at the center of the 2016 debate.