| May 26, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
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.
| May 22, 2015, 11:24 p.m.
Nothing worse than watching plans for a nice, leisurely long holiday weekend dashed by the political ambitions of contrarian colleagues.
| May 22, 2015, 9:30 p.m.
Updated 10:20 p.m. | The Senate passed President Barack Obama’s Trade Promotion Authority package Friday, sending the precursor to major trade deals with Asia and Europe to the House.
| May 22, 2015, 6:45 p.m.
Updated May 23, 2 a.m. | The Senate failed to advance even a one-day extension of the Patriot Act surveillance authorities early Saturday, with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., leading bipartisan objections to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in an extraordinary sequence.
| May 22, 2015, 6:27 p.m.
Updated 9:21 p.m. | The Senate approved the “fast track” trade legislation by a vote of 62-37 late Friday evening.
| May 22, 2015, 2:35 p.m.
Supporters of the Senate’s “fast-track” trade bill that will be voted on sometime Friday are taking seriously the threat of one amendment they fear will derail the whole thing.
| May 22, 2015, 2:15 p.m.
Members prepared for the holiday weekend by asking rhetorical questions, spit-shining their boots and potty-training the Capitol Police.
| May 22, 2015, 11:19 a.m.
Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton Friday is dragging campaign reporters — kicking and screaming, no doubt — to one of the happiest places on earth. (No, it’s not Disney World.)
| May 22, 2015, 11:06 a.m.
The SNAFU over their lost guns has launched Capitol Police into the ultimate pop-culture orbit: Being the butt of a late-night TV joke. After Chief Kim C. Dine told Congress officers would now undergo special training on weapons handling, Jimmy Kimmel panned the department’s “potty training” with a mock instructional video, “So You Want to Use the Bathroom While Carrying a Firearm.”
| May 22, 2015, 11:04 a.m.
Rival Republican presidential candidates Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida are teaming up on Iran.
| May 22, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
Freshman California Republican Steve Knight promises he’ll do much better raising campaign money in the second quarter than he did in the first.
| May 22, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
There’s some good news for the moderate House Democrats who believe they’ve been marginalized in discussions on party messaging: Leadership might be starting to listen.
| May 21, 2015, 7:29 p.m.
As the Senate Intelligence chairman floated a new proposal, the Obama administration is warning senators against doing anything other than clearing the USA Freedom Act.
| May 21, 2015, 7:04 p.m.
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.
| May 21, 2015, 6:53 p.m.
The senior senator from Kentucky might need to have a little chat with the junior senator from Kentucky.
| May 21, 2015, 4:02 p.m.
“Fortunately, I’m not the one that’s responsible for counting the votes,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday when asked about Congress possibly moving a shorter-term extension of expiring Patriot Act surveillance powers.
| May 21, 2015, 3:58 p.m.
House appropriators have a bipartisan curiosity about pot.
| May 21, 2015, 3:52 p.m.
The only commitment Speaker John A. Boehner is making on the Export-Import Bank is this: If the Senate is able to pass a bill on the export credit agency’s future, there will be an “open amendment debate.”
| May 21, 2015, 3:45 p.m.
For one Hill staffer, Wednesday’s ceremony to honor the American Fighter Aces with the Congressional Gold Medal had special significance.
| May 21, 2015, 3:06 p.m.
President Barack Obama’s bucket list for his remaining time in office has at least one sunny destination on it: Havana, Cuba.