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Obama Ties Budget Veto Threat to National Security

President Barack Obama tied his veto threats on the budget to national security Monday, calling things such as education, research and other items key, over the long term, to the defense of the United States.

Obama Clears Schedule for Iran Deal

President Barack Obama’s schedule this week has been largely cleared in hopes that negotiators will reach an Iran deal.

Republicans Set to Try Again With Education Overhaul

In late February, House conservatives were revolting on two different fronts: They didn’t want to fund the Department of Homeland Security without language blocking President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration, and they didn’t want to replace the No Child Left Behind education law without provisions giving more autonomy to states.

Rand Paul Won't Be Going Hollywood

Sen. Rand Paul may have just given away any chance of winning an Oscar.

The Donald Trump Impact: Not so Inevitable After All

I was surprised by the near unanimity over the weekend about the impact of the Donald Trump comments about Mexican immigrants. Almost every disinterested political observer agreed Trump’s typically over-the-top remarks were certain to hurt GOP prospects in the 2016 presidential election.

Union Kitchen Grocery Adds CSA Option

Hillites who favor farm fresh foods now have another resource at their disposal, thanks to a fledgling partnership between newcomer Union Kitchen Grocery and alimentary aggregator Smucker Farms of Lancaster County.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Barbara Boxer (Video)

HOH pays tribute this week to California’s junior senator, who opines on candy, “little babies” and the rapper 50 Cent.

Heck Decision Prompts Rating Changes in 2 Nevada Races

Republican Rep. Joe Heck’s decision to run for the Senate is no surprise, but now that he is officially in the race, we are changing our rating in two Nevada races.

Joe Heck to Run for Nevada Senate (Video)

Rep Joe Heck announced Monday he’ll run for Senate in Nevada, giving Republicans a top pick in a crucial contest that could determine Senate control.

GOP Women's Recruitment Effort Adapts for 2016

The Republican women’s recruitment effort is experiencing some growing pains.

Congress Could Face Rush to Review Iran Nuclear Deal

If everything goes according to Secretary of State John Kerry’s timeline, Congress will face a rush to review and respond to a nuclear deal with Iran before leaving town again for August recess.

Edwards Releases Senate Fundraising Totals

Rep. Donna Edwards’ Senate campaign said Friday the Democrat raised $590,000 in the second quarter — ending the first half of the year with less than $1 million in the bank for her primary race for the open Maryland Senate seat.

Academics Say Higher Education Prepared Them for Higher Office

When sociology professor John Trammell ran for Congress in 2014, he was “amazed” by how well prepared he was to be a politician.

Obama Launches Preemptive Strike on Scott Walker, 2016 GOP Field

President Barack Obama touted his push for a host of benefits for workers in Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin — while lampooning the rest of the 2016 GOP field.

The GOP Hunger Games

“They’ll have enough for an actual ‘Hunger Games.'”

Who's Backing Whom? The House GOP Endorsement List

It’s a long time before primary season and the list of GOP presidential candidates is still likely to grow before it gets smaller — but plenty of House Republicans have already decided who they’re backing.

Top Races to Watch in 2016: The Mountain Region

Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series of regional looks at the most competitive House and Senate races to watch. The Mountain Region includes Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.

Top Races to Watch in 2016: New England

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of regional looks at the most competitive House and Senate races to watch. The New England region includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Top Races in 2016: The Midwest

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of regional looks at the most competitive House and Senate in the Midwest Region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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