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Indiana Senate Race Is No Longer Safe

GOP Sen. Dan Coats retirement creates a takeover opportunity in Indiana next year. But Democrats will likely need some breaks to move the race from a potential gain to a top-tier contest.

Coats Not Seeking Re-Election in Indiana

Republican Sen. Dan Coats will not run for re-election in Indiana next year, opening up his Senate seat to a wide group of hopefuls.

House GOP Leaders Prepare For Budget Battle (Updated)

Updated 12:54 p.m. | At their weekly news conference Tuesday morning, House Republican leaders went on the offensive to sell their budget resolution.

Richest Man in Congress Knows His Soda Bargains

Rep. Darrell Issa may be worth at least $357 million, but he apparently knows where to find the cheapest sodas on Capitol Hill.

A History of Curiosities, Clout for Wisconsin Delegation

The death last week of Robert W. Kastenmeier, who evolved in the House from a prominent peace crusader into a premier intellectual property protector, is the freshest reminder of an odd truth about the modern Congress.

Take Five: Rep. Derek Kilmer

Its time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.

It's Early: Why Pundits Shouldn't Overreact

The reviews are in after the first game of spring training: Hillary Rodham Clinton struck out. Or at best, she hit a slow roller to second base and was thrown out by a mile.

Quirky 'Queen of the Hill' Rule Could Solve GOP Budget Impasse

Republicans are breaking out their procedural rulebooks for the House budget resolution, with leadership getting creative to appease defense hawks who want additional spending and conservatives who are apt to reject more military dollars that arent offset.

Ted Cruz Biography: the CQ Profile

Ted Cruz has launched his presidential campaign after just 27 months in the Senate, though it has been a tenure marked by hard-line conservative policies, one of the longest speeches in Senate history and an effort to undermine President Barack Obamas health care law that led to a 16-day partial government shutdown.

Rep. Raul Ruiz Welcomes Twin Girls

Rep. Raul Ruiz, the California Democrat and doctor known for saving ailing passengers on airplanes, can now add a new role to his resume: dad.

Former Rep. Robert Kastenmeier Dies at Age 91

Former Rep. Robert Kastenmeier, a Wisconsin Democrat who represented the Badger States 2nd District for 32 years, died March 20 in Arlington, Va. He was 91.

Supreme Court May Hear Texas Case Again

The Supreme Court is set to decide soon whether justices will again hear the case of Abigail Noel Fisher, a white student who was denied admission to the University of Texas-Austin. The court first dealt with the case two years ago, sending it back to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Affirmative Action Thrives at Most Selective Colleges

Colleges across the country are trying to diversify their freshman classes, but are doing so on an ever-changing legal terrain about whether, and to what extent, they may consider race in admissions policy.

Schilling Considering Special Election for Schock Seat

Former Illinois Rep. Bobby Schilling hasnt closed the door on running in the special election to replace embattled Republican Rep. Aaron Schock, according to a knowledgeable GOP source.

At Liberty, Ted Cruz Speaks to the Faithful (Updated)

Updated 4:01 p.m. | LYNCHBURG, Va. The Senates longest week kicked off some 180 miles southwest of the Capitol, with a presidential campaign announcement by one of the chambers conservative firebrands, Sen. Ted Cruz.

Democrats' Florida Senate Hopes Could Cost House Seat

A Senate recruitment victory for Democrats in Florida could, in turn, jeopardize the partys quest for the House majority.

Patrick Murphy Announces Senate Bid in Florida

Rep. Patrick Murphy will run for Senate in the Sunshine State in 2016, giving national Democrats the candidate they want in a top pickup opportunity for the party this cycle.

Democrats Outline Floor Strategy for Budget Battle

Senate and House Democrats face different challenges in responding to the budget blueprints on the floors of their respective chambers, but theyre operating from much the same playbook.

Why the GOP Will Likely Attack the Potemkin White House

If budget resolutions are aspirational, sketching the big picture Congress envisions for government, then spending bills are the polar opposite: Blueprints that lawmakers micromanage down to the smallest line item.

HOH Word of the Week: Politician

A politician is a man who understands government, and it takes a politician to run government. A statesman is a politician whos been dead 10 or 15 years. President Harry S. Truman explaining a very important distinction (and why he was happy to be in the former camp) in 1958 per The Political Bible of Humorous Quotations from American Politics by Rich Rubino.

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