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Will Congress Roll Over on Auto Safety? Major Changes Attached to Senate Highway Bill in Limbo

Congress’ ability to make broad auto safety policy changes in the 114th Congress could largely depend on whether both chambers can agree to a long-term highway bill.

House Republican Schedulers Not Down With Shortening Recess

The threat of possibly having to return to Washington next week kicked a number of House GOP aides into fight mode Tuesday, stirring up a series of angry emails denouncing leaders for endangering the anticipated August recess.

Rand Paul: GOP Will Discuss Best Way to Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood

After a rally with supporters of his effort to defund Planned Parenthood, Sen. Rand Paul said it’s not yet certain whether his bill will get a vote.

Schumer Signs on to Medical Marijuana Bill

Updated 1:54 p.m. | The medical marijuana movement just got a big boost. Sen. Charles E. Schumer has become a co-sponsor to legislation that would give states greater flexibility to use medical marijuana.

House Preps 3-Month Highway Bill, Sans Ex-Im Bank

With House Republicans — for now — unwilling to take up the Senate’s six-year highway bill, and with the Senate unwilling to act on the House’s five-month bill, House GOP leadership has a legislative offer it’s hoping can get them to the August recess a day early.

Hillary Clinton Won't Tell Keystone XL Position Until 2017

Hillary Rodham Clinton had an unusual dodge for a yes-or-no question from a voter on whether she would sign a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline: Wait until I’m president.

Watch Live: House Hearing on Iran Nuclear Deal

The House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a Tuesday hearing on the Iran nuclear deal announced earlier this month. Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew are expected to testify.

Heightened Awkwardness in Trump's Recent Donations to Hill GOP

A “lightweight,” an “idiot” and a “beggar” were just a few of the go-to epithets Donald Trump hurled at Sen. Lindsey Graham last week, before giving out the senator’s cellphone number to the world.

Democrats' Window to Find Strong House Candidates Slowly Closing

When former Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller passed on a bid in the Silver State’s 3rd District last week, it sent Democrats back to the drawing board again to find a nominee for this Tossup seat in 2016.

Chris Christie’s Conundrum

On first glance, Christie’s bio and profile should make him a top-tier hopeful for the 2016 Republican nomination. But he isn’t — at least not right now. In this case, timing is everything.

Take Five: Rep. Linda Sánchez

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

Lindsey Graham Shows Off New iPhone

Sen. Lindsey Graham got an iPhone.

House GOP Threatens Contempt Vote for IRS Head

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen is the latest Obama administration official House Republicans want fired — or, in Koskinen’s case, held in contempt of Congress, or even impeached.

Rand Paul Planned Parenthood Bill May Get a Vote

Senate Republicans are looking to vote on defunding Planned Parenthood before leaving the Capitol for August recess.

Why Eric Swalwell Endorsed Martin O'Malley

When it comes to 2016 endorsements, House Democrats were, until just a couple of days ago, divided into two camps : Those who had publicly endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president and those who hadn’t.

Campaigning on the Floor Not Going Away Anytime Soon

If the Senate’s old guard has its way, the campaigning from the Senate floor would end. But don’t bet on it.

Lightning Strikes as GOP Hangs on to Roll Call Cup

Lightning cut short the second half of Monday’s First Tee Congressional Challenge, leaving the Republican side victorious for the fourth year in a row and retaining possession of the coveted Roll Call Cup.

Menendez, Rubio Critical of 'Political' Human Trafficking Report

Two senators say politics are at play in the State Department’s announcement that the human trafficking situations in Malaysia and Cuba are improving.

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