The Victory Fund, an organization that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political candidates, on Wednesday endorsed state Rep. Marcus Brandon for North Carolinas 12th District special election.
Updated 4:21 p.m. | Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy signaled Wednesday that hes open to changing the way his committee handles nominations after facing another procedural blockade from Republicans.
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The holidays are as good a time as any to reward oneself with a plate of smoky, delicious barbecue.
Six U.S. forces died Tuesday after their helicopter went down in southern Afghanistan, defense officials said. It marks the single deadliest event for the United States in the war there this year, and already has raised eyebrows because of the conflicting reports coming out of Kabul, Foreign Policy reports.
If politics were poker, North Dakota Republicans would hold all the right cards and the deck would be stacked in their favor.
The Senate voted on Wednesday to approve a budget framework that would set top-line appropriations numbers for the next two years, laying the groundwork to avoid government shutdowns over that time period.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has joined the partisan spat over the congressional HealthCare.gov investigation by registering her discontent with Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa in a letter to Speaker John A. Boehner.
The last time the celebrated Roman sculpture known as The Dying Gaul left Italy was in 1797, when Napoleonic forces carted it off as a war prize with every intention of keeping it in France.
For an ambitious Republican, there is no more attractive House seat than that of retiring Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah but the congressmans former foe could be strong enough to hold off a run on the seat.
A new Des Moines Register poll of Iowans attitudes toward potential 2016 presidential hopefuls has already received plenty of attention. Thats not surprising, I suppose, given the unquenchable thirst from some about anything to do with the next presidential race.
Updated 11:14 a.m. | Newly minted White House counselor John Podesta has apologized for a remark that likened House Republicans to a cult worthy of Jonestown after getting called out by Speaker John A. Boehners spokesman.
If youve been reading Hill Navigator long enough, you may find some overarching themes. One of them is a fervent defense of the staff assistant position. Hill Navigator was once a staff assistant answering phones, ordering sandwiches from the Rayburn Special Orders deli (old timers may remember that one) and greeting every visitor with a big smile and an offer to make fresh coffee. Such skills may be deemed entry-level, but they have served me well in every job Ive had since. By the time Id become weary with the job, a promotion to the coveted back office was in the wings.
In the last days of 2013, male House Republicans acknowledged publicly that their party needs an attitude adjustment when it comes to including and embracing women in politics and policymaking. Now, some will be joining the Republican Womens Policy Committee, which was relaunched several months ago by Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, as the group seeks to boost its clout heading into 2014.
Campaign spending trends were not as sensational this year as in 2012, when super PACs and other outside groups pumped more than $1 billion into politics, three times what they spent in the previous presidential election cycle.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., wants Congress to stop spending money on things he deems unnecessary such as looking for signs of intelligent life in Congress by giving NASA $3 million to set up a workshop in Washington, D.C., explaining the legislative branch.
Soccer fans might be in store for a holiday surprise from the District government.
If you like cable-news-style promos with cinematic background tracks, youre going to love or at least YouTube favorite Speaker John A. Boehners new video defending the House Republican record on jobs, energy, education and health care.
The joke used to be that the House of Representatives has dozens of rules while the Senate has just two: unanimous consent and exhaustion.
Three months after the day 12 people were gunned down in Washingtons Navy Yard, a Senate panel questioned whether screening is up to par at federal facilities and if privately contracted guards are adequately trained for active shooter situations.
The budget deal making its way through Congress calls for the creation of a Principal Cyber Advisor with a broad oversight portfolio that includes offensive and defensive cyber missions, resources, personnel, acquisition and technology, NextGov reports.
Updated 2 p.m. | Republican Rep. Frank R. Wolf will not seek an 18th term in Congress, according to a statement from his office.
Despite poor approval ratings for the president in Iowa, the Democratic candidate for Senate led all of his potential Republican opponents in a poll released Wednesday.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday that he cant imagine that Republicans would agree to a clean debt limit increase, even though the past two hikes have come without commensurate cuts.