| May 19, 2015, 5:02 a.m.
There were a few constants during the 2014 cycle: death, taxes, my three young kids waking up before 7 a.m. and a daily Democratic email attacking North Carolina Speaker Thom Tillis. But in the end, even in the face of hundreds of blistering emails, the Republican challenger knocked off Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in one of the most competitive Senate races in the country.
| May 19, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
Capitol Hill can be a confusing place, even for insiders.
| May 19, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
About once a month, Sen. Mike Lee’s Capitol Hill office turns into a television studio.
| May 18, 2015, 10:08 p.m.
There are plenty of questions surrounding Rep. Frank Guinta’s agreement to repay more than $350,000 in improper campaign contributions, but the embattled New Hampshire Republican isn’t answering any of them — at least not meaningfully.
| May 18, 2015, 8:49 p.m.
Updated May 19, 9:55 a.m. | When you’re a Midwestern governor pondering a presidential campaign as a Washington outsider, there are plenty of people to meet on Capitol Hill.
| May 18, 2015, 7:41 p.m.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has a message for Senate Republicans: If they want to extend expiring provisions of the Patriot Act, they aren’t going to do any better than the so-called USA Freedom Act.
| May 18, 2015, 6:33 p.m.
While the Senate considers fast-track trade authority, the White House is making a bicameral and bipartisan push to approve the bill as quickly as possible.
| May 18, 2015, 5:19 p.m.
Senate Democrats successfully blocked debate on Trade Promotion Authority in their chamber until they were promised a vote on Trade Adjustment Assistance.
| May 18, 2015, 4:19 p.m.
Rep. Frank C. Guinta’s campaign finance troubles could expand from a personal headache to a partywide migraine for New Hampshire Republicans worried about holding his House seat next fall.
| May 18, 2015, 4:13 p.m.
The fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi has Speaker John A. Boehner once again urging Barack Obama to develop a new strategy to win the war against the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIL or ISIS. But so far, the White House is staying the course.
| May 18, 2015, 4:05 p.m.
It’s time to start threatening recess.
| May 18, 2015, 3:36 p.m.
| May 18, 2015, 3:32 p.m.
Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Mark Warner of Virginia are scheduled to lend their voices Tuesday to “SLUT: The Play,” a teen-led look into modern rape coming to the Warner Theatre for one night only.
| May 18, 2015, 3:17 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — Standing on the lawn outside the landmark where the framers debated the Constitution, Sen. Rand Paul launched his newest Fourth Amendment campaign.
| May 18, 2015, 3:01 p.m.
The road to regional supremacy runs through the 2015 Roll Call Taste of America. The second round of voting is over, and to the vittle victor go the spoils. Just ask Maryland crab cakes, which pinched D.C. half smokes to move to the sweet, or savory, round of 16.
| May 18, 2015, 1:38 p.m.
Never mind attempting to navigate the intellectual mind field that is political ideology. One social media sleuth would just like someone (anyone) to shed a little light on a burning question about the GOP.
| May 18, 2015, 1:06 p.m.
Environmental activists are throwing Rep. Earl Blumenauer under the zero-emission, biodiesel-fueled bus for openly embracing broader trade-promotion authority.
| May 18, 2015, 12:58 p.m.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has been a familiar sight the past few years, standing on the Senate floor beside a “Time To Wake Up” placard and talking to a nearly empty chamber.
| May 18, 2015, 12:11 p.m.
Amid the chaos of his home city Ramadi’s fall Sunday to Islamic State fighters, a senior Sunni tribal leader arrived in Washington, D.C., to warn lawmakers and senior administration officials this week of Iran’s growing influence in the war-torn region.
| May 18, 2015, 12:01 p.m.
The May 5 email I received from Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet’s campaign committee opened with: “Larry Sabato in Politico: COLORADO IS ONE OF ONLY SEVEN 2016 TOSS-UPS. Colorado will decide the 2016 election!”