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Library of Congress Staffers Cleaning House With Used Book Sale

Bargain shoppers, rejoice!

Little-Understood Export-Import Bank Becomes Politically Significant

Updated 11:30 a.m. | No politician wants to be accused of jeopardizing jobs in his or her state.

Clinton Campaign Features @KevinMcCarthy — No, Not That One

On Twitter, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy goes by @GOPLeader. He does not tweet as @kevinmccarthy. He does not tweet as @kevinmccarthy!

Overheard: Droning On in Committee

“We had interruption of critical firefighting activity this summer because of idiots wanting to fly their toy drones.”

Finance Committee Probes Volkswagen for Tax Fraud

The leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are suggesting that Volkswagen, in cheating emissions tests, also committed a massive tax fraud.

Grayson Files Benghazi Ethics Complaint Against McCarthy, Gowdy (Updated)

Updated 9:31 a.m. | Florida Democrat Alan Grayson filed an ethics complaint Wednesday against House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., alleging they violated federal law and House rules by using official funds appropriated to the Benghazi Committee to pay political or campaign-related expenses.

Three Races in Which Export-Import Bank Could Be an Issue

Updated 11:20 a.m. | In a handful of competitive races around the country, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and its recruits intend to make an issue of the Export-Import Bank charter’s lapse, especially now that large American corporations are blaming Congress for lost contracts and American jobs.

RNC Looks to Empower GOP Women to Run

Sharon Day rose through the ranks of GOP politics, starting as a precinct captain in her native Florida and eventually co-chairing the Republican National Committee.

Young Man in a Hurry, Chaffetz Now Positioned for a Longer Game

Jason Chaffetz will bring a chameleon political background and unremitting ambition into Thursday’s caucus of Republicans with his eyes on the prize — just not this time.

Take Five: Rep. Brendan Boyle

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

Potential Kyrsten Sinema Challenger to Meet With NRCC

Two years after an unsuccessful campaign for her party’s nomination for governor of Arizona, Republican Christine Jones is looking at giving electoral politics another try.

Rand Paul Leads Call for Audit of Fetal Tissue Research

A trio of the Senate’s Republican presidential candidates put their names on a letter also signed by a majority of the conference asking for a new inquiry into fetal tissue research.

Schumer Casts More Doubt on Big Highway and Tax Deal

Sen. Charles E. Schumer is “not optimistic” about getting a big deal on international taxes to fund a robust highway bill.

Sanders to Talk Trade, Wall Street at Democratic Debate

Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., said Tuesday he is looking to engage with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on trade and financial issues at the upcoming Democratic presidential primary debate.

Lautenberg's Widow Called Key on Toxic Substances Deal

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker was arm-in-arm with the widow of a one-time political rival, Frank R. Lautenberg, Tuesday morning outside the Capitol.

McCarthy Courts House Freedom Caucus, but Will It Matter?

House Republicans will meet behind closed doors Thursday to choose a new speaker — but the day everyone is waiting for is Oct. 29.

Murky Ethics Rules on McCarthy's Benghazi Comments

Filing an ethics complaint against Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy over the House Benghazi committee — an idea making the rounds among Capitol Hill Democrats — could ease some pressure on Hillary Rodham Clinton.

John Dingell in Hospital: 'Being Old Sucks'

John D. Dingell is back in the hospital and will undergo a heart procedure.

White House Offers RX for Gun Problem: Obamacare (Video)

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest offered advice to Republican presidential candidates advocating more focus on mental health to stop gun crimes: Embrace Obamacare.

Reid Again Calls for Scrutiny of Online Fantasy Sports Betting (Video)

Minority Leader Harry Reid told reporters Tuesday that Congress should look into the world of online fantasy sports betting, following a New York Times report of employees of sites betting with information not generally available to the public.




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