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Obama Approves New Strikes in Iraq

President Barack Obama may not have a strategy yet for striking ISIS in Syria, but he’s widening his campaign against the Islamic State terror group in Iraq.

Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns

Jesse Benton, who had worked as the campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s re-election bid, said Friday he would resign.

Funeral Services Set for Wife of Maryland Congressman

In lieu of flowers, Rep. Andy Harris and his family are asking for donations to a Baltimore, Md., pregnancy center in memory of Sylvia ‘Cookie’ Harris.

Top Judiciary Republicans Demand Answers on DACA Changes

Top Republicans on the House and Senate Judiciary committees are asking the Obama administration to explain changes made this summer to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that they say loosen requirements and invite fraud.

Overheard: GOP Commendation, Not Condemnation, for Obama

“I think the president is being commendably cautious here about being involved in the middle of a Syrian civil war.”

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of John Boehner (Video)

Speaker John A. Boehner reminds us of his love for tans, long hair and monkeys as Heard on the Hill concludes its 2014 look back.

Top 5 Races to Watch in the Southwest

The battle for the Southwest really boils down to just one state: Arizona.

Likely Stockman Successor Has Deep Texas Roots

WOODVILLE, Texas — Brian Babin, the small-town dentist poised to take over Steve Stockman’s House seat in November, may be a political unknown in Washington — but don’t try peddling that line to folks here.

Rep. Andy Harris Mourns Wife's Sudden Death

The office of Rep. Andy Harris announced on Thursday the unexpected death of the Maryland Republican’s wife.

Republicans Warn of 'Dark and Dangerous' Future if Putin Isn't Confronted on Ukraine (Video)

President Barack Obama on Thursday dismissed any suggestion of military intervention to address Russia’s further incursion into Ukrainian territory, as Republican lawmakers renewed calls for stronger action.

Obama on ISIS: 'We Don't Have a Strategy' (Updated) (Video)

Updated 6:26 p.m. | President Barack Obama said Thursday it’s premature to go to Congress to authorize a strategy to defeat ISIS — because he doesn’t have one yet.

Will New Hampshire GOP Voters Anoint a Rising Star?

RINDGE, N.H. — The total Hispanic population in the sprawling 2nd District hovers just above 3 percent, making it one of the least diverse House districts in the country. But Granite State Republicans could nominate a young Latina with star potential who’s already earned plaudits from national conservatives.

#RubbleBucketChallenge? Gaza Activists Dumping Debris on Their Heads Near White House

Forget cold water — bring on the dirt and sand.

In Marie Claire Profile, Jennifer Hing Dresses Up and Opens Up

Jennifer Hing, the communications director for the House Appropriations Committee, is known around Capitol Hill for pairing stylish yet work-appropriate outfits with a practical pencil threaded through her ponytail or tucked behind one ear.

New Englanders, and Political Figures, Relieved as Market Basket Standoff Ends

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — Across a broad swath of New England, there’s cause for celebration this Thursday — about the local supermarket.

Army Veteran Shane Scherer Joins Roskam's Staff as Constituent Advocate | Hill Climber

As President Barack Obama addressed the American Legion Wednesday and stressed the importance of regaining veterans’ trust after the Veterans Affairs health care crisis, retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shane Scherer was in the middle of his second week as a congressional staffer.

Russian Stock Market Up Despite Jay Carney 'Short' Talk

It’s been more than five months since CQ Roll Call asked Jay Carney about the stock market in Russia — and he talked about shorting it. You’d have lost a bundle if you followed that advice.

Thom Tillis Rebuts Democratic Attacks in New Ad

North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis is going up with a new ad Tuesday to combat Democratic ads attacking him for cuts to education.

National Democrats Hit Tom Cotton on Social Security

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released a new TV ad in Arkansas Thursday that continues a theme of portraying Republican Rep. Tom Cotton as someone voters can’t trust.

Dreamers Ambush Paul Ryan at Colorado Book Signing (Video)

Updated 12:56 p.m. | THORNTON, Colo. — Immigration protesters ambushed Rep. Paul D. Ryan Wednesday as the Wisconsin Republican signed books at a Barnes & Noble here.

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