This cycle, Democrats are counting heavily on registering new voters and turning out registered voters who otherwise dont bother to vote during midterm elections. Republicans are also putting more emphasis on voter contact programs.
Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine clarified that his officers are not the media police, following a March 28 police-press run-in that nearly resulted in the arrest of a journalist.
Kerry Allen knows what its like to go to work on only a few hours of sleep. The legislative assistant for Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is up every morning before sunrise to log miles as part of her training plan for the upcoming Boston Marathon. Even on days when she does double-digit-mile runs, Allen is at her desk in the Hart Senate Office Building by 9 a.m.
A new study charges that government regulations for biomass plants are riddled with loopholes that allow wood-burning facilities to spew more toxic emissions in the air than coal-fired power plants.
Congress has skipped town, so its time to cut a rug.
Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., was re-elected in 2012 with less than 55 percent in a district that Barack Obama won twice, making him an initial Democratic target.
Retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., on Tuesday endorsed former state Rep. Tom Emmer as her successor in her soon-to-be former House seat, according to a local report.
By the numbers, New Yorks 18th District isnt solid-blue Democratic territory. But at this stage of the cycle, GOP optimism about defeating Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is very low. And that lack of enthusiasm could indicate that former Rep. Nan Hayworth, a Republican, wont get much financial support from outside groups for the stretch run this fall.
The governor, the chairman of his state party and a growing list of other Republicans (including, in all likelihood, the GOP leadership in the House though theyve yet to say so publicly) have asked him to step down, but Rep. Vance McAllister, for now, is trying to ride out the storm.
The Supreme Court has made pretty clear that putting your money where your mouth is deserves broad protection as a form of free political speech. The justices are about to consider whether outright lying in a campaign deserves a similar First Amendment shield.
John A. Boehner is using social media to document his recess-week overseas trip, posting videos and photos Monday of himself and seven other Republicans in Afghanistan and updating Tuesday with shots from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Clay Aiken, an American Idol runner-up and Democratic long-shot running for Congress in North Carolina, reported raising $233,000 in the first quarter of this year.
The special-election primary in the race to replace former Rep. Trey Radel is only a week away. The Republican field is crowded three organized candidates are in the mix and as a result state and national consultants are involved.
Release of the final autopsy report for Miriam Carey, the 34-year-old dental hygienist who was shot outside the Capitol on Oct. 3 after a fast and furious car chase from the White House, has renewed calls for action from an attorney for her family.
Senators in both parties have said arms for Ukraine should be on the table as that country faces down a threat from Russian President Vladimir Putin, but President Barack Obama has no plans to go there.
Nuala Pell, widow of former Rhode Island Sen. Claiborne Pell, passed away Sunday morning in Newport at age 89.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., endorsed Republican businessman Curt Clawson in the upcoming special election for a House seat in Florida.
E-cigarette sales and marketing to children will soon be banned and flavorings could be restricted by the federal government if two senior congressional Democrats get their way.
Arnie Thomas, a former senior vice president at CQ Roll Call, former director of LEGI-SLATE at The Washington Post, president of the A Thomas Group and mentor to scores of people he worked with over the years, died of a heart attack on April 12. He was 66 years old.
Its time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.
In the final week before a special primary in Florida, businessman Curt Clawson has a message for his opponents: silence.
A couple months ago on C-SPANs Washington Journal, I said that I thought the 2014 elections would be driven by anecdotes related to the Affordable Care Act. I think a pair of ads in two of the most competitive Senate races in the country could be a pretty accurate roadmap for the debate that is coming over the next six months.
Too many Americans are still struggling to find work in dismal job markets across this country. The unemployment rate remains unacceptably high at 6.7 percent and the number of Americans participating in the labor force has now dropped to levels not seen since the Carter Administration.
Rep. Tom Petri announced Friday that he will retire from Congress at the end of the year, and hes poised to go out with a legislative bang or a whimper.
The Denver Post reports that the Colorado shale oil boom is adding billions of dollars to oil company balance sheets and millions to the coffers in counties where drilling takes place but it hasnt amounted to much for the rest of the state.
While senators explain their beef with cable TV and representatives talk about Big Macs, Majority Leader Harry Reid just cannot get enough Koch.
Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said Sunday not all of his Republican colleagues are racist.
Attorney Ro Khanna, a Democrat seeking to defeat longtime Rep. Michael M. Honda, D-Calif., has started to air his second advertisement of the race a sign the challenger is becoming more aggressive ahead of a June primary.
The Districts Chief Financial Officer, an independent official in charge of all the citys financial operations, warned the D.C. Council not to proceed with the local budget autonomy law that went into effect on Jan. 1.