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Democrat Announces Bid to Succeed Tammy Duckworth

Raja Krishnamoorthi, the former Illinois deputy treasurer, announced on Tuesday he will run for Congress in Illinois 8th District an open-seat race thanks to Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworths Senate bid.

Jeb Bush Can’t Be Nominated. Or Can He?

There are plenty of reasons to believe Jeb Bush, the former two-term governor of Florida, son of a former president and brother of a former president, cannot win the 2016 Republican nomination.

Remembering Ted Kennedy, in a Senate Session, of Sorts

BOSTON Lord. What an amazing day this has been, Senate Chaplain Barry Black said, offering an opening prayer for a session of a replica chamber constructed as the centerpiece of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate.

CODELs: Boehner to Israel, McCarthy to Tunisia, Pelosi to Asia

Not everybody gets to travel overseas during the two-week House recess just ask Louie Gohmert.

Does Duckworth Change the Math in Illinois or Nationally?

If you care about politics at all, you probably know Rep. Tammy Duckworth has entered the Illinois Senate race. She hopes to be the Democratic nominee against first-term GOP Sen. Mark S. Kirk next year, though other Democrats are said to be looking at bids.

Solons Spend Spring Break at Replica Workplace

Lawmakers old and new spent the first day of a scheduled two-week recess taking in a very familiar sight: a carbon copy of the Senate chamber designed to honor liberal lion Edward M. Kennedy.

Patty Murray Backs Schumer for Leader

BOSTON Having won the backing of the entire leadership team, New Yorks Charles E. Schumer might become the next Senate Democratic leader by acclamation.

Tammy Duckworth Announces Illinois Senate Bid (Updated)

Updated 11:52 a.m. | Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth announced Monday she will run for Senate, giving Democrats a top-tier candidate in a must-win seat in 2016.

Even Senators Are Awestruck by Ted Kennedy's Senate Chamber

BOSTON There are few places in the political world as awe inspiring as the Senate chamber, but theres now a pretty darn good modern replica that will be a living legacy for the liberal lion, Edward M. Kennedy.

DCCC to Hit Republicans on College Campuses

House Democrats will launch a series of attacks on Republicans over college affordability over the next two weeks, when members of Congress will fan out across the country for the Easter recess.

Titus Senate Bid Could Shake Up Nevada Races

Updated 9:38 p.m. | If Nevadas lone Democratic House member decides to run for Senate, she could scramble the states Democratic field up and down the ballot.

Boehner Promises Sanctions Action if Iran Talks Fail

Speaker John A. Boehner, in an interview that aired Sunday, said the House will act quickly to tighten sanctions on Iran should the administrations nuclear talks with the Islamic republic fail.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of March 23, 2015 (Video)

Before leaving town for two weeks, lawmakers learned arithmetic, quacked at one another and practiced three-point turns. This is Hits and Misses.

Cyrus Clan Cusses Out Mike Pence

Braison Cyrus, younger brother of pop star and twerker-in-chief Miley Cyrus, has launched a campaign to have everybody on the Internet give Indiana Gov. Mike Pence hell for signing into law a polarizing religious freedom bill.

The Speaker Strikes Back: Boehner Cancels Gohmert's Travel (Video)

Speaker John A. Boehner has repeatedly said he doesnt believe in retribution against the GOP lawmakers who didnt vote for him to be speaker. But he increasingly seems to believe he doesnt exactly have to reward those members either.

Harry Reid Biography: The CQ Profile

Senate Minority Leader Reid announced on March 27 that he is bowing out of the Senate at the end of his current term in 2016, ending months of speculation. His 33-year congressional career has spanned five presidents and countless Senate floor debates with rival Republicans.

McConnell Praises 'Son of Searchlight'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has had no shortage of battles with his Democratic counterpart Harry Reid of Nevada over the years, but when the minority leader announced his retirement Friday, the Kentucky Republican offered kind words.

Did Van Hollen Miss a Layup Opportunity With Progressives? (Updated)

Updated 2:42 p.m. | Congressional Progressive Caucus members were emboldened this week.

Democrats Maneuver for Illinois House Seat

Rep. Tammy Duckworth has not officially announced her 2016 intentions, but the behind-the-scenes jockeying to replace the two-term congresswoman in her suburban Chicago House district should she run for Senate has already begun in earnest.

C-SPAN Mixes Up Hawaiian Pols

Updated: 5:50 p.m. | Blame it on the pre-recess jitters. Or perhaps vote-a-rama fatigue.




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