Justice Department lawyers filed their response Tuesday to Sen. Robert Menendezs request to move his federal corruption trial from Newark, N.J., to Washington, D.C., arguing the New Jersey Democrat ignores the indictments allegations he accepted things of value in his home state and demonstrates a lack of seriousness about the charges he faces.
Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will challenge Republican Sen. John McCain, according to a source with knowledge of Kirkpatricks plans, giving Democrats a top recruit and a potential pickup opportunity.
More than 90 percent of House incumbents routinely get re-elected, so open seats are a hot commodity. Five months into the 114th Congress, 14 House members have announced their departure, but just four of the seats they are leaving behind can be considered competitive.
Rob Portman isnt a bomb thrower. But his pitch last week for an amendment cracking down on countries that artificially weaken their currencies threatened to blow up President Barack Obamas trade agenda, and exposed a deep split in approaches among Republicans who face the voters in 2016.
The Arlington, Va., man who triggered a bomb scare Sunday near the National Mall apologized and explained the pressure cooker that Capitol Police exploded was used for his food truck business.
After two consecutive cycles of trying and failing to oust Republican Rep. Mike Coffman from his Colorado swing district, Democrats are searching for the right candidate to take him out once and for all.
Theres some good news for the moderate House Democrats who believe theyve been marginalized in discussions on party messaging: Leadership might be starting to listen.
Fox News and CNN, which will broadcast the first two GOP presidential debates, have decided on a system for excluding candidates that could result in Donald Trump participating in those debates but current or former senators and governors being excluded.
Rep. Joaquin Castro knows a little about real estate, in part because his twin, Julian, is secretary of Housing and Urban Development. So after winning a safely Democratic seat three years ago, he decided buying a condo on the Hill was a smart investment.
Members prepared for the holiday weekend by asking rhetorical questions, spit-shining their boots and potty-training the Capitol Police.
Trade proponents could exhale a small sigh of relief Thursday as a trade bill, supported primarily by President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans, cleared another procedural hurdle.
Freshman California Republican Steve Knight promises hell do much better raising campaign money in the second quarter than he did in the first.
President Barack Obamas bucket list for his remaining time in office has at least one sunny destination on it: Havana, Cuba.
Florida mailman Douglas Hughes got a heros welcome when he returned to Washington Thursday to face six charges related to his April 15 landing on the West Front of the Capitol.
For one Hill staffer, Wednesdays ceremony to honor the American Fighter Aces with the Congressional Gold Medal had special significance.
As part of their biannual weapons qualification, Capitol Police will receive new weapons safety training to reinforce proper handling, i.e., what to do with your gun when you go to the potty, Chief Kim C. Dine told lawmakers.
About a month ago, Sen. Ted Cruzs chief of staff made a request of some House-side colleagues: Would their bosses be willing to say nice things about the Texas Republicans 2016 presidential bid? Or, even better, would they be willing to endorse him?
A big argument against raising the gasoline tax to provide more money for transportation projects is that the gas tax, by its nature, affects low- and middle-income people more than it does the wealthy.
Back in 2007, the America COMPETES Act landmark legislation aimed at boosting U.S. competitiveness through federal investments in scientific research and development was a bipartisan labor of love.
GOP Rep. Marlin Stutzman, who is vacating his House seat to run in Indianas open Senate contest, has hired an experienced senior campaign team to help his bid, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.
Interning is considered one of the best ways to start out in D.C. especially on Capitol Hill, where internships can often lead to paid work. But what if you are working at a think tank, albeit one with strong political and congressional ties? Hill Navigator discusses.
Rep. Joe Heck has told some Nevada Republicans he is close to deciding to run for Senate, a source told CQ Roll Call Tuesday, and the conversations have prompted speculation among Nevada Republicans that an announcement could come sooner rather than later.
Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle called for action from the White House after the Islamic State terror groups victory in Ramadi, the capital of Iraqs Al Anbar province.
House Democrats had two difficult votes to take on Tuesday, and for the most part, they held their collective noses and voted yes with Republicans.
Some things belong to each other. Chocolate and peanut butter, as the good people at Reeses point out. A sad guitar and a hardshell case, as Bright Eyes notes. And, as HOH asserts, a monthly discussion with House conservatives and Chick-fil-A.
There were a few constants during the 2014 cycle: death, taxes, my three young kids waking up before 7 a.m. and a daily Democratic email attacking North Carolina Speaker Thom Tillis. But in the end, even in the face of hundreds of blistering emails, the Republican challenger knocked off Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in one of the most competitive Senate races in the country.
Almost every congressional campaign season opens with the potential for some political firsts. And, with just a few words uttered on the West Coast last week, this cycle has already made a bit of history and will have a shot at making even more.