The partisan stalemate over restoring lapsed emergency unemployment insurance benefits is expected to continue after Senate Republicans, skeptical of the offset in a new Democratic plan, unveiled their own proposal last week.
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Mayor Vincent Gray knew about businessman Jeffrey E. Thompsons shadow campaign to help fund his 2010 campaign, and personally asked for funds, federal prosecutors alleged on Monday.
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AUSTIN, Tx. Staffers from Sen. Elizabeth Warrens 2012 campaign gave an inside look at the strategies that helped the Massachusetts Democrat clinch victory at a South By Southwest panel Monday.
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Its rare to find someone who is equally passionate about derivatives and modern art in the public policy world. Erica Elliott, formerly communications director for House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and most recently policy adviser at Crowell & Morings public policy group, is that rare person.
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A proposal by California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock to rename Yosemites Mammoth Peak after Jessie Benton Fremont might not be the most important legislation Congress will consider this year. But it could be the most enlightened.
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Ted Cruz apparently doesnt have a problem with being openly mocked. Even when hes being called a Flintstone Cowboy by reporters dressed up like the cartoon characters with a full-sized pink Dino the Dinosaur presenting the Texas Republican as straight out of the Stone Age.
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In their letter Its Time to Finish Ikes Memorial, retired Gen. P.X. Kelley and Frank Fahrenkopf assert that the Eisenhower Memorial controversy has become a partisan and ideological sideshow. Oddly, they never say which parties and ideologies are involved.
As the weather turned unseasonably cold for the third day of South By Southwest, discussions about entrepreneurship and immigration heated up.
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The House is losing yet another Democrat, the latest to make the list of the retirements and resignations in the 113th Congress.
If Congress can sometimes be fairly compared to the fabled Faber College of Animal House, then Darrell Issa is the latest character to get marked for double secret probation.
Senate Democrats are about to burn the midnight oil to make their case on climate change.
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. Before he was Sid Yudain, founder and publisher of Roll Call newspaper, he was TEC 5 Sidney Lawrence Yudain, Detached Enlisted Mens List, United States Army. The World War II veteran who died on Oct. 20, 2013, was laid to rest at the militarys hallowed ground here on Friday, interred at Columbarium 9, Section N26, Row 3, Niche 2.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. Much of the attention surrounding the Conservative Political Action Conference is understandably focused on the plethora of Republicans here who may be running for president at this time next year.
Capitol Police have cleared the scene of a fatal single-car crash that propelled a silver SUV into a tree south of the Capitol early Friday morning.
Tensions boiled over last week when House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., cut of the microphone of ranking member Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., before Cummings could speak at a panel hearing. Harsh words followed, along with rancor on the floor and, eventually, a kinda-sorta apology predicated on the words hissy fit. That brings us to this weeks Capitol Quip.
Senate staffers who got a lot of emails about "patent trolls" today can thank South by Southwest. Speaking to an audience of about 150, Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Blake Farenthold said the other chamber of Congress needs to move on legislation to combat frivolous patent lawsuits.
Rep. Alan Grayson will not face charges after a marital spat devolved into accusations of domestic abuse earlier this month.
Although Octobers partial federal government shutdown was a tense stretch for the District, those 16 days might help ease the way for budget autonomy.
Senate Republicans arent just widening their path to the majority with each new seat added to the competitive map, theyre also increasing the odds Democrats will have to spend money in states beyond the top battlegrounds.
As appropriators try to build on the accord they reached in the $1.1 trillion omnibus while working on fiscal 2015 spending plans, some observers already are questioning whether the largest nondefense spending bill, Labor-HHS-Education, can be completed as a stand-alone measure in a steeply divided Congress.
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran was upbeat this week that he will prevail over his tea-party-backed Republican primary challenger when voters go to the polls in June.
All I could visualize, to be perfectly honest, was being a teacher, a social worker and a secretary, said Rep. Susan A. Davis, D-Calif.
Sen. John McCain said Friday he told Sen. Ted Cruz that the Texas Republicans criticism of former Majority Leader Bob Dole in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference crossed a line.
HOH serves up another dish of the best of whats around with members detailing how cold Ukraine is, explaining what happens when the toilet leaks and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., seeing how many times he can say Koch brothers in a 10-minute speech.
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez defended his characterization of President Barack Obama as deporter in chief during a conference call with immigration activists on Friday.