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Durbin Says Omnibus in Progress, Warns Against Defense CR

Appropriators appear to be making good progress on behind-the-scenes negotiations on a big omnibus bill to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year.

GOP Lawsuit on Immigration Order Viewed With Skepticism

Republican lawmakers would have to vault high legal hurdles to succeed in getting federal courts to stop President Barack Obamas sweeping immigration action, constitutional law experts say.

Members Rush to Recruit Freshmen to Softball Team

Think its too early for softball? Think again.

Aloha! Tammy Duckworth Welcomes Baby Girl

Soldier. Lawmaker. Mother.

Democrats Look for Comebacks From Members Ousted in 2010

Democrats are looking to two former members both of whom lost re-election in 2010 as potential recruits for 2016, according to three senior House Democratic operatives.

McCain, Corker Doubtful of White House's ISIS Strategy, Intent for AUMF

Leaving Wednesdays closed briefing on the fight against the Islamic State, the terror group also known as ISIS or ISIL, Sen. John McCain said he doubted the Obama administration really wanted to have a new Authorization for Use of Military Force at all.

Obama's Own Words on Immigration Are Republicans' Best Ammo

President Barack Obama spoke so many times against taking broad executive action to end deportations that hes left Republicans with an arsenal of ammo to use against him.

Kelly Ward Will Stay on as DCCC Executive Director

Newly minted Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Lujn said Kelly Ward will stay on as executive director of the committee for the second straight cycle.

Josh Holmes, the Mastermind of Team Mitch

Much of the movie Fargo takes place in Minnesota, the home state of the aide in charge of the campaign that propelled Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell to the role of Senate majority leader in the next Congress.

Congressman to Consider John McCain Primary Challenge

Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., plans to keep his options open for 2016, saying he would consider future runs including a primary challenge to Sen. John McCain after the holidays.

Major Players From Team Cantor to Open Lobbying Shop

Months after Cantorland was turned upside down by their boss stunning primary defeat, two key members of the ex-majority leaders team are returning to the workforce, opening a lobbying firm with another prominent former Hill staffer.

Grassley Says Obama's Immigration Action Worse Than King George (Video)

The next chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said President Barack Obamas expected executive actions would go beyond the dreams of even King George III.

Democrats Win 2 Contested California House Contests

Updated 7:53 p.m. | In a boost for California Democrats, Reps. Jim Costa and Ami Bera will return to Congress in January, after The Associated Press called both races Wednesday night.

Walz Gets VA Committee Spot After Messy Process

Sometimes a consolation prize makes all the difference, Minnesota Rep. Tim Walz learned Wednesday.

Republicans: Exec Action Timing Sends Divisive Signal

Miffed that President Barack Obama plans to announce his immigration actions while they are strapped in at 30,000 feet en route to their home districts, congressional Republicans say the timing shows that the president has no regard for their input.

Huelskamp Open to Moran Primary Challenge

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., is not ruling out a primary challenge to Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., in 2016.

CBC Rallies to Defend Brown, Democrats' Seniority System

Wednesday was a good day for the Congressional Black Caucus: In just a matter of hours, the powerful group saw Democrats seniority system a tradition that has long protected minority lawmakers from being passed over for leadership positions prevail not once, but twice.

Senate Republicans Up in 2016: No Shutdown Over Immigration

The coming battle over immigration with the White House has Senate Republicans up for re-election in 2016 fearful of a possible shutdown showdown.

Lee Zeldin Making Friends All Over Congress

Rep.-elect Lee Zeldin has only been around Capitol Hill for a few days, but hes already making quite the impression among the New York delegation.

Mike Enzi Challenging Jeff Sessions for Budget Gavel

Senate Republicans have a battle for a gavel.

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