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House to Vote Next Week on Iran Disapproval Resolution

The House returns next week from a month-long recess, and before it starts to tick off any of the other items on its lengthy September to-do list, it will tackle the pending nuclear deal with Iran.

Clinton Emails: 5 Best Mentions of Members of Congress

Another day brings another batch of emails from the inbox of Hillary Rodham Clinton. In addition to a memo on how to impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and inquiries on when to catch episodes of “Parks and Recreation” and “The Good Wife,” the latest collection of emails from the former secretary of State’s time at Foggy Bottom includes several that made particular mention of members of Congress, past and present.

Sources: Reichert Seriously Considering Washington Governor's Race

Republican Rep. Dave Reichert is seriously considering a gubernatorial bid in Washington state, according to multiple GOP sources.

Papal Address Comes With Complications for Both Parties

With his ongoing criticisms of hardline immigration policies and consistent warnings about climate change, Pope Francis’ address to Congress later this month is starting to look a little uncomfortable for Republicans — especially Catholics such as Speaker John A. Boehner, who invited the religious leader to speak.

Pope Francis to Urge Unity During D.C. Visit

Pope Francis will acknowledge the importance of Hispanics by celebrating Mass in his native language of Spanish during his visit later this month to Washington, D.C. But he’ll be speaking English during his much-anticipated address to Congress.

10 Jobs That Launch Congressional Candidates

With an actress, an opera singer and a former NFL-linebacker jockeying for Congress, it’s again apparent that there’s no professional barrier to mounting a congressional, or even a Senate, campaign.

Prayer Leader Believes John Fleming Is Half Right About Seeking God’s Help

Pray at the Pump founder Rocky Twyman is hopeful Louisiana Republican John Fleming will not only follow through on a recent pledge to push for nationwide faith healing, but will augment that effort by embracing other humbling practices.

Takeaways From Obama's Big Iran Deal Win

With Sen. Barbara Mikulski providing the deciding vote, President Barack Obama has won the fight over his Iran deal — sealing for now a key legacy item and preventing what would have been a catastrophic defeat for his presidency. Here are some key takeaways:

Iran Deal Done: With Mikulski, Obama Has All the Votes He Needs

A week before Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and fellow GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump plan to rally against it with conservative media personality Glenn Beck, the Iran deal is a done deal.

Ted Cruz Hoping to Tap Into Donald Trump's Star Power

As a legitimate celebrity from his 14 seasons as the host of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” Donald Trump’s candidacy for president has been a ratings boost for the Republican Party, both literally and figuratively.

Could Tobacco Carveout Kill TPP?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s rocky road in Congress faces a fresh threat from tobacco-state senators.

Senate Majority PAC Releases Second Ad Attacking Ayotte at Home

Senate Majority PAC, a super PAC that backs Senate Democrats, on Wednesday released its second ad attacking Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the New Hampshire Republican who is a top target in 2016.

Ex-Hill Intern Makes Facebook Fortune, Joins White House

A 24-year-old former Capitol Hill intern who has already struck it rich with an app bought by Facebook has joined the White House as the first ever “Director of Product.”

Chris Coons Ready to Stump for Biden in Iowa

NEWARK, Del. — If Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., decides to run for president in 2016, Sen. Chris Coons is ready to hit the campaign trail.

Donald Trump Tries To Clear Air With Hispanic Business Group

Billionaire Donald Trump — the Republican presidential candidate who has claimed credit for launching a divisive debate within the party about illegal immigration — will clear the air with American Hispanics in a public forum next month.

Iran Deal on the Verge of Senate Success (Updated) (Video)

Update 2:36 p.m. | NEWARK, Del. — The Democratic senator who holds the seat long occupied by Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has put the Obama administration on the verge of victory on the Iran deal.

Obama's Alaska Climate Action Call Skips Over Congress

It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that President Barack Obama didn’t bother mentioning Congress when he made his remarks on climate change in Alaska late Monday. Republican leaders, after all, uniformly vilify his efforts to clamp down on carbon emissions.

Local Toque Lobbies City to Show Kingsman Field Some Love (Updated)

Updated 12:58 p.m. | Restaurateur Teddy Folkman is imploring fellow pet owners to hound the DC Department of Parks and Recreation about taking better care of a dilapidated dog park.

Wasserman Schultz in Tough Spot on Iran Deal

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in an unenviable position.

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