| May 22, 2013, 6:20 p.m.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx sidestepped persistent questioning Wednesday about how to fill revenue shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund, telling senators weighing his confirmation as Transportation secretary that he would “bring together a wide variety of stakeholders”
| May 22, 2013, 6:09 p.m.
The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are all set. Now it’s your turn to vote.
| May 22, 2013, 5:54 p.m.
Apparently the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium didn’t get the memo that Congress is already a zoo without its assistance.
| May 22, 2013, 5:46 p.m.
Sen. John McCain finds himself once again pushing his colleagues to avoid giving fodder to Democrats seeking to use the “nuclear option” to change Senate rules with a simple majority.
| May 22, 2013, 5:24 p.m.
Room 2154 of the Rayburn Building was the scene of the most publicly electrifying, if not illuminating, moment so far in the IRS controversy — a widely televised staging of a recurring set piece in American political theater.
| May 22, 2013, 4:24 p.m.
Talk about team spirit! Sen. William “Mo” Cowan, D-Mass., and his staff all shared in the senator’s sartorial tastes for a team photo Wednesday, with everyone donning Cowan’s signature style, the bow tie.
| May 22, 2013, 4:11 p.m.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that the president has expressed “strong support” for a measure that would allow long-term, foreign-born partners of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender American citizens to acquire green cards as part of a pending immigration bill. But the administration’s actions have demonstrated otherwise.
| May 22, 2013, 3:59 p.m.
A month after House Republican leaders were forced to pull an unpopular Obamacare revision from the House floor, bill sponsor Rep. Joe Pitts, R-Pa., said he expects to see a modified version under consideration again in “a couple of weeks.”
| May 22, 2013, 2:46 p.m.
Hawaiian politicians are heading into uncharted waters in 2014, when they will navigate the first election cycle since statehood without the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye.
| May 22, 2013, 2:42 p.m.
The conservative base is clamoring for the House to consider its first abortion-related bill of the 113th Congress, but at least one ousted GOP moderate is sounding an alarm about the political dangers for her party.
| May 22, 2013, 1:57 p.m.
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas conceded Wednesday that he doesn’t trust fellow Republicans to not agree to fast-track a debt ceiling increase as part of a budget conference, after prodding by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
| May 22, 2013, 11:59 a.m.
The Republican Party, long-marooned from the Latino voting bloc, has begun a concerted effort to mobilize this constituency as its own, particularly ahead of the 2014 and 2016 elections.
| May 22, 2013, 11:46 a.m.
This year’s second big comeback bid by a disgraced ex-congressman got underway at midnight, and it came in a manner the New York tabloids might describe as “Weiner’s soft launch.”
| May 22, 2013, 11:32 a.m.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., fought Wednesday morning over when a vote should be held for a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals judge, which isn’t uncommon C-SPAN2 fare. But this battle got particularly heated because it served as a proxy war over the filibuster — and Reid’s threat to go nuclear.
| May 22, 2013, 8:01 a.m.
Sen. Rand Paul is still using an obsolete GOP talking point that Roll Call debunked back in March — and since then, he’s only gotten more wrong.
| May 21, 2013, 7:56 p.m.
The Senate Judiciary Committee’s markup of a comprehensive immigration rewrite took an emotional and tense turn Tuesday evening when Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., sought to offer an amendment to expand the bill to gay and lesbian couples.
| May 21, 2013, 7:04 p.m.
Last week’s party-line House vote to repeal the 201o health care law was arranged so the 70 freshman Republicans could go on record in support of a campaign promise. Such messaging votes have their place, argues Don Wolfensberger of the Wilson Center and the Bipartisan Policy Center, but only if paired with debates that might actually produce some changes in policy.
| May 21, 2013, 6:58 p.m.
The IRS official in charge of the division accused of improperly targeting conservative groups will invoke her Fifth Amendment rights against compelled self-incrimination at a committee hearing Wednesday, a sign of concern that the political controversy is heading into the criminal arena.
| May 21, 2013, 6:53 p.m.
Rep. Jeff Duncan prides himself on being as social-media accessible as possible. Just ask any of the tech-savvy constituents (or envious lawmakers) who’ve stumbled on the QR code affixed to his official nameplate.
| May 21, 2013, 6:42 p.m.
If you are planning to tie one one for Hump Day anyway, at least stumble over to the Thank a Peacekeeper reception happening in the Rayburn House Office Building and bend the elbow with a purpose Wednesday night.