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Politics Democrats Maneuver for Illinois House Seat

Democrats Maneuver for Illinois House Seat

Rep. Tammy Duckworth has not officially announced her 2016 intentions, but the behind-the-scenes jockeying to replace the two-term congresswoman in her suburban Chicago House district should she run for Senate has already begun in earnest.

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Capitol Fun Police? Farr Opposes July Fourth Security Plan

One of the House’s most liberal Democrats vowed to be the “squeaky wheel” if congressional leaders agree to recommendations from Hill law enforcement to limit access to the Capitol on July Fourth.

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Congresswoman Demonstrates 'Worst Parking Job Ever' (Video)

Abandon all hope, ye who happen to park anywhere near geometrically challenged-motorist Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Bill Nelson: Don't Censor 'Climate Change' (Video)

Florida Democrat Bill Nelson used the annual Senate vote-a-rama to dis Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s alleged ban on the terms “climate change” and “global warming.”

Hill Life Rubio, Jordan Target D.C.'s Local Control Over Gun Regulations

Rubio, Jordan Target D.C.'s Local Control Over Gun Regulations

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio introduced a bill Thursday aimed at loosening the District of Columbia’s gun laws.

Loretta Lynch: From 'Back of the Bus' to 'Sacrificial Lamb'

Adopting rhetoric similar to Illinois Senator and Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin’s “back of the bus” comment that drew the ire of Republicans, about a dozen women congregated outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office Thursday to protest the delay on confirming Loretta Lynch.


Schocked, Schocked That Coffee Is on House Floor (Video)

Aaron Schock, whose resignation officially takes effect on March 31, may be leaving Congress, but not before breaking just one more House rule: Schock brought coffee to the House chamber Thursday.

Boehner: Obama Is 'Anti-War President' Unwilling to Lead (Video)

Speaker John A. Boehner dismissed Barack Obama Thursday as an “anti-war president” unwilling to lead an international coalition against the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS or ISIL; al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations.

Hastert Delivers Personal Pitch for Ethanol

Hastert Delivers Personal Pitch for Ethanol

Former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert delivered a blunt reminder to farm-state lawmakers about the clout of the ethanol industry with a visit for nearly an hour to the main lobby off the Senate floor during votes on Tuesday, while he worked to stave off a call by conservatives to eliminate the renewable fuels standard.

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Coats' Top Aide Enters Indiana Senate Contest

Eric Holcomb, a congressional staffer and former Indiana GOP chairman, announced a bid Thursday to succeed retiring Sen. Dan Coats, becoming the first Republican to enter what could be a crowded primary field.

Lobbyists-Turned-Staffers Disclose Salaries, Clients

Lobbyists-Turned-Staffers Disclose Salaries, Clients

Lobbyists who left K Street in recent months to take jobs on Capitol Hill left behind big salaries and numerous clients that have a stake in the debates their new bosses are engaged in.

Senators Launch Effort to 'Cut Red Tape'

“People don’t get up every morning and read the Federal Register.”

Freshman Senator: Pay for Obamacare Replacement With ... Obamacare

Freshman Senator: Pay for Obamacare Replacement With ... Obamacare

Bill Cassidy, the freshman senator from Louisiana and a doctor, has been pushing fellow Republicans in his first few months in the Senate to embrace an alternative to Obamacare — one he predicts will insure more people without mandates.

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Former Staffer Is Off the Hill, but Still On the Grind

Robert McAlister didn’t know anything about the coffee business. But he knew he enjoyed drinking coffee.

Harry Reid, GOP Senators Join Forces to Approve Highway

Harry Reid, GOP Senators Join Forces to Approve Highway

Harry Reid’s bid to push a new highway through Nevada before he faces the voters next year has a powerful Republican ally — James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma.

Pwning a Piece of Presidential History

Following Monday’s conservative pep rally down at Liberty University, it’s obvious that 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz believes in himself. Personally investing in said product — or, at least, his online persona — is something entirely different.

Hill Life Eight Arrested in Anti-Abortion 'Pray-In' Outside Boehner's Office

Eight Arrested in Anti-Abortion 'Pray-In' Outside Boehner's Office

A 30-minute “pray-in” organized at the door of Speaker John A. Boehner’s office by anti-abortion groups ended Wednesday morning with eight arrests.

New Jersey Republicans Set Stage for Fight on U.S.-Cuba Relations

Lawmakers are always eager to use appropriations bills to make political statements; this year, House Republicans are using the power of the purse to weigh in on President Barack Obama’s move to normalize U.S. and Cuba relations.

Hill Life Rotunda to Close for Six Weeks This Summer

Rotunda to Close for Six Weeks This Summer

The Capitol Rotunda will close for six weeks this summer for scaffolding installation as part of the $60 million Dome restoration project.

Kirk Blasts 'Ayatollah Stole My Homework' Excuse on Iran Talks, Plots Budget Amendment

Sen. Mark S. Kirk said Tuesday he would introduce an amendment to the budget resolution recommending new sanctions on Iran if no nuclear deal is reached.

Hill Life New Head of LGBT Congressional Staff Association Seeks Diversity for Group | Hill Climbers

New Head of LGBT Congressional Staff Association Seeks Diversity for Group | Hill Climbers

Mitchell Rivard, the new president of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Congressional Staff Association, said he and the group’s board have a plan to broaden their organization.

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Benishek to Seek Fourth Term, Break Term-Limit Pledge (Updated)

Michigan Rep. Dan Benishek said Tuesday he has decided to break a self-imposed term limit and run for re-election next year.

Hill Life A Gold Medal for the Golden Bear

A Gold Medal for the Golden Bear

An emotional Jack Nicklaus received the Congressional Gold Medal Tuesday, honoring his achievements on and off the golf course.

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Secret Service Director: 'We Are Not a Perfect Agency' (Video)

For the third time in a week, U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph P. Clancy faced pointed questions from members of Congress about officer misconduct and a lack of accountability for rank-and-file agents, but defended his beleaguered organization.

Inhofe's Revenge on FAA, Round 2

Inhofe's Revenge on FAA, Round 2

Updated, 10 p.m. | Sen. James M. Inhofe kicked off budget week with a floor speech on the sequel to his Pilot’s Bill of Rights, which the Oklahoma Republican acknowledged Monday “is not a big deal to the general public, but it is to anyone who is a pilot.”

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