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Hawkings

Hastert's Past Informs Boehner's Disciplined Course

Maybe one thing would be more shocking to Hill long-timers than the lurid criminal charges confronting the previous Republican speaker of the House: A personal scandal taking down the current Republican speaker of the House.

Hill Blotter

Jenkins Intern Faces Up to 5 Years in Prison for Gun Charges

Joshua Wheeler, the 25-year-old House intern who Capitol Police say tried to bring an unloaded 9mm handgun into the Longworth House Office Building, was released from jail Tuesday on felony and misdemeanor firearms charges.

Hill Blotter

Mayor of Capitol Hill Convenes Oversight Hearing With House Officers

As part of her informal role as mayor of the chamber, House Administration Chairwoman Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., is ramping up oversight of some of the daily operations of the institution.


Politics Rematches Invite 'Retread' Label, Familiar Themes

Rematches Invite 'Retread' Label, Familiar Themes

It’s a good thing neither former Rep. Joe Sestak nor Sen. Patrick J. Toomey has grown a mustache in the past six years.

Politics

Party's History of Establishment Picks Could Be Over

Battles for the Republican presidential nomination almost always come down to two alternatives — an establishment-backed candidate with pragmatic instincts and an insurgent (often significantly more conservative) who tries to appeal to constituencies that feel ignored.

Hill Life Malpractice Suit Raises Questions About Congress' Doctor

Malpractice Suit Raises Questions About Congress' Doctor

A former lawmaker looking to sue the U.S. government for alleged medical malpractice has raised questions about the extent and nature of care by the Office of the Attending Physician.

Policy

Politicians Prosecuting Their Case to Come to Congress

If three in a row signals a trend, then the era of the prosecutor in congressional politics is clearly taking hold.

Elizabeth Warren Blasts SEC's Mary Jo White

Elizabeth Warren Blasts SEC's Mary Jo White

In the aftermath of a meeting last month between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White, the Massachusetts Democrat has detailed her disappointment with the top securities regulator, including about campaign finance.

Hill Life

Norton to Meet with NPS After Washington Monument Closed

Recent elevator issues that caused the closure of the Washington Monument have drawn the ire of Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.

Getting on Steve Scalise’s Sweet Side

Getting on Steve Scalise’s Sweet Side

Just because a GOP lawmaker shepherds a bill through the fiercely partisan chamber does not mean that proposal will ever become law. But first timers who collect enough “yeas” can look forward to a calorific salute from House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

Mulling the 2015 Taste of America Finalists

The stage is set for one last bout, food-fight fans.

Hill Life Lawmakers Lament Deteriorating Arlington Memorial Bridge

Lawmakers Lament Deteriorating Arlington Memorial Bridge

Regional lawmakers are sounding the alarm about the condition of the Arlington Memorial Bridge and are pushing for Congress to provide funds to repair the structure.

Appropriations Bills Face Democratic Roadblock

It might be too early to put the nail in the coffin of the fiscal 2016 appropriations process, but get your hammer ready.

Politics Mike Coffman Rules Out Colorado Senate Bid

Mike Coffman Rules Out Colorado Senate Bid

Colorado 6th District Rep. Mike Coffman will not challenge Sen. Michael Bennet for Senate, The Denver Post reported Monday afternoon.

Politics

DCCC Isn't 'Rushing' to Make Endorsements

Exactly two years ago, a crop of Democratic House recruits were in Washington, D.C., being fêted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Politics Appealing to Hawks, Lindsey Graham Jumps Into 2016 Presidential Ring

Appealing to Hawks, Lindsey Graham Jumps Into 2016 Presidential Ring

Just hours after Sen. Rand Paul claimed victory in his quest to rein in the National Security Agency, the leader of what the Kentucky Republican termed the “eye-roll caucus” threw his own hat into the 2016 presidential ring.

Politics

EMILY's List Targets 15 Republicans for 2016

EMILY’s List put 15 GOP incumbents “On Notice” for their re-election bids Monday, naming its top GOP targets for 2016, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Hastert's Lobbying Firm Rocked by His Indictment

Hastert's Lobbying Firm Rocked by His Indictment

Ex-Speaker J. Dennis Hastert’s sudden resignation from his K Street firm is the latest and most public setback for Dickstein Shapiro, a shop already scrambling to rebuild amid a client exodus, tumbling lobbying revenue and high-profile employee departures.

Hill Life

Photos: Beau Biden Through the Years

Beau Biden, the 46-year-old son of the vice president, died Saturday following a fight with brain cancer.

Paul Ryan Plans to Fix Obama's Human-Trafficking Problem

Paul Ryan Plans to Fix Obama's Human-Trafficking Problem

Ways and Means Chairman Paul D. Ryan has a solution to President Barack Obama’s human-trafficking problem.

Hill Life

'Catfish' Subject Indicted for Metro, SOTU Threats

A 20-year-old D.C. man allegedly called Metro Transit Police on the night of State of the Union, claiming people “from France” told him they planned to ambush President Barack Obama’s motorcade and assassinate the president that night.

Politics Ratings Change: Kirk's Race Now Tilts to Democrats

Ratings Change: Kirk's Race Now Tilts to Democrats

At least a handful of GOP senators are vulnerable this election cycle, but none more than Mark S. Kirk of Illinois.

Hill Life

Investigators Raid Home of Chris Collins' Chief of Staff

Investigators probing the campaign and fundraising activities of Western New York political operatives on Thursday raided the home of the chief of staff for Republican Rep. Chris Collins, local new outlets reported.

To Counter Putin, Poland and Lithuania Officials Want U.S. Bases, Durbin Says

To Counter Putin, Poland and Lithuania Officials Want U.S. Bases, Durbin Says

Officials in Lithuania and Poland told Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin they’re concerned enough about the threat posed by Russia that they want to host U.S. military bases.

Hill Life

Internet Squatter Trolls Capitol Police

Typing CapitolPolice.us into a Web browser reveals a toxic take-down of Congress’ own law enforcement agency that appears to have been created by someone who wears — or recently wore — a Capitol Police badge.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Rob Bishop (Video)

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Rob Bishop (Video)

With Congress out, HOH pays tribute this week to the always unflappable Rob Bishop, R-Utah, the only member yet to tweet a single character, who shows off his favorite graphs, touts his Big Mac-eating skills and can’t wait for the next Cubs game to air.

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