| March 7, 2014, 7:22 p.m.
Senate staffers who got a lot of emails about "patent trolls" today can thank South by Southwest. Speaking to an audience of about 150, Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Blake Farenthold said the other chamber of Congress needs to move on legislation to combat frivolous patent lawsuits.
| March 7, 2014, 7:07 p.m.
Rep. Alan Grayson will not face charges after a marital spat devolved into accusations of domestic abuse earlier this month.
| March 7, 2014, 6:35 p.m.
Two congressional Democrats are offering to school Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on climate change after the Kentucky Republican questioned whether the earth is warming.
| March 7, 2014, 6:12 p.m.
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. — Before he was Sid Yudain, founder and publisher of Roll Call newspaper, he was TEC 5 Sidney Lawrence Yudain, Detached Enlisted Men’s List, United States Army. The World War II veteran who died on Oct. 20, 2013, was laid to rest at the military’s hallowed ground here on Friday, interred at Columbarium 9, Section N26, Row 3, Niche 2.
| March 7, 2014, 5:17 p.m.
Democratic operatives all over town had a ball Friday afternoon ribbing their colleague, Democratic National Committee spokeswoman Lily Adams, after the 27-year-old was declared the future of the Texas Democratic Party on cable news.
| March 7, 2014, 5:06 p.m.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — “Hi! Would you like an American-made keychain?” an aide with the Alliance for American Manufacturing asks while dangling a shiny, red- white- and blue-lettered bottle opener to the CPAC faithful.
| March 7, 2014, 4:56 p.m.
Although October’s partial federal government shutdown was a tense stretch for the District, those 16 days might help ease the way for budget autonomy.
| March 7, 2014, 4:04 p.m.
Days before Senate Democrats plan to keep the lights on all night to discuss the dangers of climate change, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is renewing his skepticism of any man-made role.
| March 7, 2014, 3:34 p.m.
Senate Republicans aren’t just widening their path to the majority with each new seat added to the competitive map, they’re also increasing the odds Democrats will have to spend money in states beyond the top battlegrounds.
| March 7, 2014, 3:19 p.m.
Capitol Police have cleared the scene of a fatal single-car crash that propelled a silver SUV into a tree south of the Capitol early Friday morning.
| March 7, 2014, 2:25 p.m.
As appropriators try to build on the accord they reached in the $1.1 trillion omnibus while working on fiscal 2015 spending plans, some observers already are questioning whether the largest nondefense spending bill, Labor-HHS-Education, can be completed as a stand-alone measure in a steeply divided Congress.
| March 7, 2014, 2:23 p.m.
The prospects for a Labor-HHS-Education spending bill will depend a great deal on the determination and involvement of two subcommittee chairmen, Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. Jack Kingston, who both are heading for the exit door at the end of the year.
| March 7, 2014, 2:14 p.m.
“All I could visualize, to be perfectly honest, was being a teacher, a social worker and a secretary,” said Rep. Susan A. Davis, D-Calif.
| March 7, 2014, 2:01 p.m.
When your second-grader’s class stages “Macbeth” at parents’ night, you’re torn between admiring the effort of the kids and worrying that the teacher is unhinged.
| March 7, 2014, 1:45 p.m.
Sen. John McCain said Friday he told Sen. Ted Cruz that the Texas Republican’s criticism of former Majority Leader Bob Dole in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference crossed a line.
| March 7, 2014, 1:42 p.m.
Maintaining that whole separation of church and state split is a tightrope act on any given day of the year.
| March 7, 2014, 12:22 p.m.
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez defended his characterization of President Barack Obama as “deporter in chief” during a conference call with immigration activists on Friday.
| March 7, 2014, 12:10 p.m.
The Senate’s leading voices against in-flight cellphone calls are at it again.
| March 7, 2014, 11:43 a.m.
HOH serves up another dish of the best of what’s around with members detailing how cold Ukraine is, explaining what happens when the toilet leaks and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., seeing how many times he can say “Koch brothers” in a 10-minute speech.
| March 7, 2014, 8:44 a.m.
Update 11:53 a.m. | A high-speed crash at the intersection of South Capitol and D streets Southeast landed a driver in the hospital early Friday morning — and the car in a nearby tree.