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The Chronic Countdown: D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Could Be Final by Mid-July

Unless Congress steps in, possession of pot in the nation’s capital will become a civil offense this summer, with penalties similar to a parking ticket.

At the Races

The House GOP's Next All-Star Female Contender?

While some House GOP efforts to nominate top-notch female candidates have faltered this cycle, Republicans are poised to gain at least one all-star women contender after a Saturday primary in Virginia.

WGDB

Reid Calls on GOP to Condemn Cliven Bundy

Reid Calls on GOP to Condemn Cliven Bundy
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WGDB

22 Republican Senators Rip Obama for Slowing Deportations

A group of 22 Senate Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., urged President Barack Obama not to proceed with another plan to limit deportations of immigrants here illegally.


Politics

Young Delegation Keeps Washington State Opportunities at a Minimum

Two years after Democrats in Washington state added three new members to the House delegation, opportunities in the near future for the state’s congressional hopefuls are down to one open seat this year and the possibility of another in 2016.

Boozman Out of Intensive Care, Remains in Hospital

Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., remains in the hospital, but has been out of intensive care following his emergency heart surgery earlier this week.

FDA E-Cig Regulations Disappoint Democrats, Cheer Industry

FDA E-Cig Regulations Disappoint Democrats, Cheer Industry

Several Democratic lawmakers who have pushed for the FDA to draft e-cig regulations to treat the electronic cigarettes like their traditional counterparts aren’t happy.

Politics

GOP Internal Poll: McSally, Barber Are Deadlocked

An internal poll conducted for the campaign of retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally found the Arizona Republican had a slight, within-the-margin-of-error lead over Democratic Rep. Ron Barber.

Politics

Super PAC Ties GOP Challenger to Koch Brothers

House Majority PAC, a super PAC that aims to elect House Democrats, has a new ad tying a GOP challenger in West Virginia to conservative businessmen David and Charles Koch.

Paul, Gillibrand Represent the Senate on Time's '100 Most Influential'

Paul, Gillibrand Represent the Senate on Time's '100 Most Influential'

Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., aren’t very much alike, but in Time magazine’s view, they’re among the 100 most influential people.

Politics

House Candidate Bleeps F-Word in Campaign Video

Democrat David Kanuth is set to hit the airwaves for a Los Angeles-based congressional race after recently splashing across the radar screen of California political operatives with an $804,000 first-quarter fundraising haul.

Ted Cruz Kills It on Social Media

Ted Cruz Kills It on Social Media

Sen. Ted Cruz did a little troll hunting April 23, baiting the entirety of the Internet-enabled world with a perplexing pic of an urban safari that incited carnage across the social mediasphere.

Curt Clawson Would Make 50 Richest in Congress List

Curt Clawson, the self-funding businessman who won Tuesday’s Republican primary scramble to replace former Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla. (cocaine scandal), would be among the richest members of Congress if he wins the GOP-leaning Florida district in the special election June 24.

Politics Charleston Gazette Endorsements Need a Little Perspective

Charleston Gazette Endorsements Need a Little Perspective

The Charleston Gazette, West Virginia’s largest newspaper, has endorsed both Democratic Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant and Rep. Nick J. Rahall II, a Democrat, in the 3rd District, but it doesn't mean much.

Politics

Poll: Colorado Senate Race Virtually Tied

A new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows a virtually tied race for Senate in Colorado.

Politics Democratic Front-Runner Airs First Ad in Open Virginia Race

Democratic Front-Runner Airs First Ad in Open Virginia Race

The front-runner in a crowded Democratic primary to succeed retiring Rep. James P. Moran, D-Va., released Thursday the first television ad of the race, less than two months from the primary.

Boozman Family Hopeful As Senator Begins Recovery

The family of Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., is hopeful and looking forward to the next stage of the senator’s recovery following his emergency heart surgery for an acute aortic dissection Tuesday.

Durbin Tweets Happy Birthday to Wrigley Field — Doesn't Mention the Lights

Durbin Tweets Happy Birthday to Wrigley Field — Doesn't Mention the Lights

The celebration of Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday wouldn’t be complete without hearing from the senior senator from Illinois.

Hill Life

38 House, Senate Republicans Back Johnson's Lawsuit Against Staff Health Care Contributions

Thirty-eight Republican members of Congress are backing Sen. Ron Johnson’s lawsuit against the Obama administration over employee contributions to staff health care.

Politics Ex-Congressman's Son Touts Trucking Business in TV Spot

Ex-Congressman's Son Touts Trucking Business in TV Spot

Trucking company owner Mike Collins, one of seven Republicans looking to succeed Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., debuted Wednesday a biographical spot to introduce himself to voters less than one month from the primary.

Hill Life

DC Ducks Meets Roll Call After Dark

“There’s a lot of things you can do wrong,” said Capt. Bob, the DC Ducks skipper responsible for 19 souls in the “Rubber Duck” as it glided along the waterways of the Potomac, with Roll Call After Dark at the wheel.

Hill Life Congress May Overturn D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization, Norton Warns

Congress May Overturn D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization, Norton Warns

The District’s effort to decriminalize marijuana may be facing its first challenge from Congress.

Ethics Office: Unnamed House Member Under Investigation

The Office of Congressional Ethics reported Tuesday an unnamed House member is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.

House Conservatives Agitate for Change in Leadership — but Can They Take Boehner's Gavel?

House Conservatives Agitate for Change in Leadership — but Can They Take Boehner's Gavel?

Conservatives are increasingly — and not so quietly — showing the early signs of a speakership revolt. But short of a sudden groundswell of opposition from the GOP rank and file, or a magic wand, Speaker John A. Boehner is the one who controls his fate.

Politics

Americans for Prosperity Targets N.H. Senate Race (Video)

Americans for Prosperity is scheduled to air a new ad Wednesday attacking Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., for supporting the president’s health care overhaul law.

Kinzinger, Schock Plead for Immigration Overhaul

Kinzinger, Schock Plead for Immigration Overhaul

An immigration overhaul may seem like a toxic issue to most in the GOP, but, in Illinois, it’s a battle cry.

Mark Begich Wins the Parody Game

Conservative activists have composed a spiteful ditty imploring Alaskan voters to give freshman Sen. Mark Begich the heave-ho this fall.

Brain Drain: Self-Imposed Term Limits Shuffle Committees, House GOP Leadership

Brain Drain: Self-Imposed Term Limits Shuffle Committees, House GOP Leadership

House Republicans are facing a brain drain of historic proportions atop their committees — as many as half of their chairmen could be forced to step down next year, thanks to a 20-year-old rule.

Politics

Self-Funding Republican Wins Primary in Race to Replace Trey Radel

Businessman Curt Clawson won the Republican nomination Tuesday night in the Florida special-election race to replace former Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., and he is now likely to be the district’s next member of Congress.

Black Caucus Open to Working With 'Nice Guy' Ryan

Black Caucus Open to Working With 'Nice Guy' Ryan

Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., said Tuesday the Congressional Black Caucus is open to working with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., on bipartisan legislative action on reducing poverty.

Politics

Clay Aiken Releases First TV Ad in North Carolina House Race

“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken, who is running for a North Carolina House seat as a Democrat, launched his first TV ad Tuesday — a bio spot highlighting his difficult childhood and his recent help for children with Autism.

Politics Senator Rides Snowmachine Across Arctic in Latest Ad

Senator Rides Snowmachine Across Arctic in Latest Ad

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich hops back on a snowmachine in his latest TV ad, cruising across a frozen Arctic Ocean to highlight his efforts over the last five years to win approval for oil drilling.

Politics

Republican, Democrat Enter Wide-Open Wisconsin Race for Congress

Two more candidates have entered the race to fill retiring GOP Rep. Tom Petri’s House seat in Wisconsin.

Menendez Not Staying Quiet at Foreign Relations

Menendez Not Staying Quiet at Foreign Relations

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s much-maligned Twitter-esque program in Cuba had a quick defender on Capitol Hill — Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez.

Hill Life

Boston Marathon Debrief: Staffers, Members Reflect

“[We] are reminded that no act of violence, no matter how senseless, can ever take away from the world-class athletic event that the Boston Marathon is and always will be.” — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

White House, Perez Continue Unemployment Extension Push (Updated)

White House, Perez Continue Unemployment Extension Push (Updated)

The White House and Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez continue to press the House to pass an unemployment benefits extension — but so far there’s no word of a new offer to sweeten the pot for Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio.

Politics

GOP Senate Hopeful Rebuts 'War on Women' in First TV Ad

Senate hopeful Terri Lynn Land, a Republican, is up with her first ad of the cycle in Michigan, making fun of the idea that she — a woman — is waging a war on women.

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