The U.S. Chamber of Commerce a key White House ally on reviving the Export-Import Bank plans a blitz to rebuild momentum with state and local chambers as members head home for the August recess.
It is often noted there are two kinds of members in Congress: the showhorses and the workhorses. Thats probably an oversimplification, since most members consider themselves workhorses, but with a flair for show. Politics, after all, is a lot like show business, with public attention and appreciation focused on those actors who are able to entertain and project their roles in a convincing and effective manner. On Broadway, the payoff is in audience acclaim and good reviews. In Congress, it is in media attention and re-election.
Seeking to avoid a contentious primary, some national Democrats have been working behind the scenes to force Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider out of a competitive open-seat House contest in Californias 24th District.
Called before Congress for an oversight hearing after a tumultuous few weeks of reports of loaded service weapons left in problematic places around the Capitol and an ongoing hunt for employees who may have leaked internal information, Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine promised the acts would be dealt with firmly and effectively.
Attention: Bob Dole is inviting pet lovers from across the political spectrum to mingle Thursday with homeless critters on the hunt for bipedal companionship.
For Democrats anxious to turn the page from a terrible 2014 cycle, the news might get worse before it gets better.
When the countrys top political mega-donors want to get something for their corporations from Congress, chances are K Street is not their first call.
House Democrats are scheduled to meet Thursday to review an ambitious new plan to target Republicans when lawmakers head home for the August recess.
Student loans. A serious question that many undergraduates and graduates think about. But what about when its the parents concern? Can parents receive money from the student loan repayment program for loans taken out for their kids college education? Hill Navigator discusses.
Republicans have, for the most part, avoided one of the thorniest debates roiling the country in recent months: How does the United States begin to address the crisis of people, often minorities, being killed in violent encounters with police?
As candidates utilize the latest social media platforms ahead of the 2016 elections to expand their potential reach with voters, political and technology experts say they should be investing the most in the older guard (relatively speaking) technologies.
Ill just sort of talk. I know what its like. Im not going to make you pull teeth, because Im not a politician, Richard Piatt, communications director for Utah Rep. Mia Love, said jokingly.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has lifted her anonymous hold on Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.s nomination to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lining up his confirmation before the Senate departs for the August recess.
A working group of Republican senators has reached a deal on the details of a bill to stop funding Planned Parenthood that will get a vote before the August recess.
House lawmakers opted Tuesday to limit who can be present in the chamber during Pope Francis historic address to Congress in September.
When former Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller passed on a bid in the Silver States 3rd District last week, it sent Democrats back to the drawing board again to find a nominee for this Tossup seat in 2016.
Republicans are touting again another doomed effort to repeal Obamacare while President Barack Obama remains president.
Lightning cut short the second half of Mondays First Tee Congressional Challenge, leaving the Republican side victorious for the fourth year in a row and retaining possession of the coveted Roll Call Cup.
If the Senates old guard has its way, the campaigning from the Senate floor would end. But dont bet on it.
On first glance, Christies bio and profile should make him a top-tier hopeful for the 2016 Republican nomination. But he isnt at least not right now. In this case, timing is everything.
Its time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.