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Politicians Increasingly Game for Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

An infectious fundraising pitch has helped throw cold water on the notion that politicians today just donít care about anything.

Why Did DEA Pay an Amtrak Employee for Passenger Records?

A bizarre revelation contained in a routine Amtrak inspector general report has caught the attention of the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

This Fall's House Ad Wars Have Officially Started (Video)

The flood gates opened Tuesday when the House campaign committees began the barrage of fall television advertisements.

CBC Members Call for Full DOJ Investigation Into Ferguson Shooting (Updated)

Updated: 12:18 p.m. | The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus and two of her colleagues are calling on the Justice Department to probe deeply into the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

In Iowa Senate Race, It's Personality Versus Policy

DES MOINES, Iowa Ė Joni Ernst is a hugger.

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Might Be Why Americans Hate Congress

The mediaís narrative about Congress is clear: It is unproductive, members care only about getting re-elected and they have failed to do their jobs.

Freshman Congresswoman Moves to the Middle

PHOENIX ó Once known for her progressive politics, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has coasted to the center in her first re-election.

Florida Legislature Approves New Congressional Map

The Florida Legislature approved a new congressional map Monday evening and sent it to the governorís desk, although itís still unclear whether the new House district boundaries will past muster or take effect for the 2014 elections.

Cantor Spokeswoman Joins Georgia Senate Campaign

The press secretary to former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is heading to the South to help Republicans retain one of their two most endangered Senate seats.

Liberal Allies Rallying for Schatz in Election Overtime

Liberal allies are rallying around Sen. Brian Schatz after damage from a hurricane extended voting for the deadlocked Democratic primary in Hawaii.

Hackers Jack GPO With Swedish Beats

Is it wrong that we kinda dug the risquť enhancement rogue computer programmers unleashed on the Federal Depository Library Program homepage late last week?

‘Drunk History’ Extols Daniel Inouye’s War Record

He may be gone, but the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, is not forgotten. Not even by the routinely punchy raconteurs who spin their webs on Comedy Centralís ďDrunk History.Ē

House Democrat: Look for Obama Impeachment if GOP Wins

During a Twitter town hall event Monday, Rep. James E. Clyburn, the assistant minority leader, predicted that if Republicans retain the House, President Barack Obama will be impeached.

Chuck Schumer's FitBit Privacy Warning (Video)

Sen. Charles E. Schumerís newest privacy concern is about the popular FitBit.

Mikulski Plots One More Push at Omnibus

BALTIMORE, Md. ó When the Senate returns next month, the chamberís top appropriator is planning one more push at an omnibus, even if itís a serious long shot.

Wisconsin GOP Primary Is Wide Open

Four candidates are vying for the GOP nomination in Wisconsinís only open House district, with no clear front-runner in the Tuesday primary.

‘To Be Takei’ Documentary Descends on Silver Spring

Whether gracing the silver screen (Mr. Sulu, you have the conn) or cracking wise from behind a touchscreen (Oh Myyy, thatís quite the universe of Facebook fans youíve assembled), entertainer and political activist George Takei currently strives to live his life out loud.

Ex-Congresswoman Ready to Return (Video)

Itís easy to see former Rep. Nan Hayworth, R-N.Y., misses Congress.

McAllister Moving Past 'Kissing Congressman'

TALLULAH, La. ó Vance McAllisterís political career flatlined earlier this year, a victim of self-inflicted wounds from an embarrassing infidelity scandal.

Tiffany McGuffee, Jordan Haverly Tie the Knot

Two Republican press secretaries have tied the knot: Tiffany McGuffee and Jordan Haverly were married on Aug. 2 at the Capitol Hill Club. Rev. Julian Bermudez officiated.

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