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Schumer Urges Boehner to Go Big Before Going Home

The man in line to be the next leader of Senate Democrats is warning Republicans are “playing with fire” if the debt limit is not addressed before the current speaker’s resignation takes effect.


Harry Reid Suing Exercise Equipment Firm Over Eye Injury

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and his wife, Landra, are suing the manufacturer of the exercise band that slipped or snapped, leading to the Nevada Democrat’s eye injury.


Grayson Files Benghazi Ethics Complaint Against McCarthy, Gowdy

Alan Grayson has filed an ethics complaint against Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Trey Gowdy, alleging they violated federal law and House rules by using official funds appropriated to the Benghazi Committee to pay political or campaign-related expenses.

Hillary Clinton Opposes TPP 'as of Today'

In a major break with President Barack Obama and her own past record, Hillary Rodham Clinton said she doesn’t support the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

Hill Life

Senate Panel Moves to Alter D.C. Metro Board

One Senate committee took action Wednesday to wield congressional power over the District of Columbia’s Metro system amid criticism over safety and service.

Senate Clears NDAA with Veto-Proof Majority

Annual defense policy legislation was cleared by the Senate Wednesday and is headed to the White House by a veto-proof majority, though Democratic leaders have vowed to sustain the president's objection.

Office Space: John Hoeven's North Dakota Wilderness (Video)

Office Space: John Hoeven's North Dakota Wilderness (Video)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., walks Roll Call through his hunting expeditions, hockey bets and ice jam excursions.


Little-Understood Export-Import Bank Becomes Politically Significant

No politician wants to be accused of jeopardizing jobs in his or her state.

Craig's Attorney Cites Roll Call Report in Appeals Court Case

Craig's Attorney Cites Roll Call Report in Appeals Court Case

A leak to Roll Call about Sen. Larry E. Craig's 2007 guilty plea in a Minnesota airport bathroom sex sting should allow him to spend $197,533 in campaign funds on the legal fees to try to undo the plea, the former Idaho senator’s attorney argued in court Wednesday.

Hill Life

Ethics Office Releases Report Detailing Lawmaker Travel to Azerbaijan

Details of a congressional ethics case that has been referred to the Justice Department surfaced online Wednesday, exposing the nine lawmakers involved to fresh criticism.

Politics Why I Keep Forgetting About John Kasich

Why I Keep Forgetting About John Kasich

The Republican contest for president probably will boil down to a fight between a pragmatic conservative, such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and either an uncompromising conservative, such as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, or an outsider, like Ben Carson.

Hill Life

D.C. Paid Leave Law May Change Hill Staff Income Taxes

Hill staffers who are District residents could see a new line on their tax forms if D.C.’s proposed paid leave plan becomes law: a special tax for residents whose employers, such as the federal government, are not paying into D.C.’s Family and Medical Leave Fund.

Dingell to Undergo Second Heart Procedure (Updated)

Dingell to Undergo Second Heart Procedure (Updated)

Former Rep. John D. Dingell is in good spirits following a heart procedure, but will remain in the hospital and undergo a second procedure.


Railroad Shutoff Threats Complicate Train Technology Deadline

Railroads have amped up pressure on Congress to extend a year-end deadline to install upgraded train safety technology by threatening to cut off service — and the nation’s rail regulator isn’t giving lawmakers an easy out by recommending a way to do so.

Senators Move to 'Ban the Box' in Federal Government

Senators Move to 'Ban the Box' in Federal Government

Senators once again proved there may be room for bipartisanship when it comes to criminal justice issues, with one panel advancing a measure to “ban the box” in the federal government.

Finance Committee Probes Volkswagen for Tax Fraud

The leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are suggesting that Volkswagen, in cheating emissions tests, also committed a massive tax fraud.

Politics RNC Looks to Empower GOP Women to Run

RNC Looks to Empower GOP Women to Run

Sharon Day rose through the ranks of GOP politics, starting as a precinct captain in her native Florida and eventually co-chairing the Republican National Committee.

Rand Paul Leads Call for Audit of Fetal Tissue Research

A trio of the Senate’s Republican presidential candidates put their names on a letter also signed by a majority of the conference asking for a new inquiry into fetal tissue research.

Lautenberg's Widow Called Key on Toxic Substances Deal

Lautenberg's Widow Called Key on Toxic Substances Deal

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker was arm-in-arm with the widow of a one-time political rival, Frank R. Lautenberg, Tuesday morning outside the Capitol.


Sanders to Talk Trade, Wall Street at Democratic Debate

Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., said Tuesday he is looking to engage with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on trade and financial issues at the upcoming Democratic presidential primary debate.

Senators Form Unlikely Alliance on Veterans' Education

Senators Form Unlikely Alliance on Veterans' Education

When it comes to veterans issues, a seemingly unlikely partnership is emerging in the Senate between Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown and freshman Republican Thom Tillis of North Carolina.


Momentum Waning for Bipartisan Energy Action

Republicans in the House and Senate have succeeded in pushing bills to overhaul the nation’s energy laws through two committees, setting up potential floor votes in their drive to revamp energy policy for the first time since 2007.

Politics Kirk to Illinois Democrats: I Already Took Care of That

Kirk to Illinois Democrats: I Already Took Care of That

Sen. Mark S. Kirk is in a dispute with Illinois Democrats — one of whom is running to replace him — over who has done more to prevent incidents such as the September 2014 fire at an air traffic control facility near Chicago.


Senate Democrats Nearly Run Table in Recruitment

With New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan’s entrance into the Granite State Senate contest, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has secured nearly every top-tier recruit it sought for 2016 — when Democrats will attempt to net the five seats necessary to regain control of the Senate.

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