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Don Young Gets Grabby With Congressional Aide (Updated)

Updated 8:12 p.m. | With the August recess in jeopardy and House Republicans in total disarray, the arm-twisting on Capitol Hill is getting pretty intense.

Dr. No Plans One-Man Blockade on Bills That Add to Deficit

Dr. No is at again, despite the jet fumes in the air.

Club For Growth Back on TV for Justin Amash

The Club for Growth’s independent expenditure arm has started airing television spots again on behalf of Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., according to Federal Election Commission records.

House Sends Highway Bill Back to Senate

In the frenetic legislative run-up to the August recess, House lawmakers sent their version of a highway bill back to the Senate after voting to disagree with that chamber’s amendment to the legislation.

McConnell Declines NRSC Intervention for Re-Election

With Republicans eyeing the Senate majority and his own job title poised to change, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has told the National Republican Senatorial Committee not to worry about his race.

House Leaders Postpone Border Supplemental, Delay Recess, Blame Obama (Updated) (Video)

Updated 4:52 p.m. | House GOP leaders ditched their plans to vote on a border supplemental Thursday after failing to secure the votes to pass it — but plan to try again Friday before jetting out of town for the August recess.

Fight Night: Reid Intervenes to Get Visa for Boxer Diego Chaves

Between managing a busy pre-recess agenda, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., squeezed in some help for a boxer who needed a visa to be able to fight in the United States this weekend.

Cantor Delivers Final Speech as Majority Leader (Video)

Eric Cantor delivered a somber farewell as majority leader Thursday, telling his House colleagues that he has “truly lived the American Dream.”

CIA Confirms Staff Inappropriately Accessed Senate Investigators' Computers; Udall Calls for Brennan's Resignation (Updated) (Video)

Updated 5:18 p.m. | The inspector general at the CIA has determined agency personnel gained inappropriate access to computers used by Senate investigators probing torture during the George W. Bush administration.

Unemployment Extension: Still Dead

Long-term unemployed people still wondering if Congress will act on an unemployment extension restoring benefits for millions before going home for the August recess are going to be disappointed again.

House Moves Ahead on New Border Funding Gambit

Just hours after shifting gears on a strategy to pass a $659 million appropriations bill to bolster resources at the U.S.-Mexico border, House Republicans are moving ahead, more confident they have the votes.

Seersucker Fashion: Capito and Ros-Lehtinen Clash

We wish we could blame it on the heat, but it was only 79 degrees in Washington on Wednesday.

White House Excoriates Republican Deportation Demands

The White House torched House Republicans’ plan to vote to block President Barack Obama from granting deportation relief to any new people in the country illegally.

Reid Warns of Weekend Work in September (Video)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is warning of a whirlwind September schedule that will feature a slew of do-over votes on Democratic campaign priorities.

Scott DesJarlais' Re-Election Hopes Rise, Despite Abortion Scandal (Video)

Two years is a lifetime in politics. Just ask Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

Bob Corker's High-Wire Act

Sen. Bob Corker is out on a limb. Or maybe more than one.

Ted Cruz Rallies House Conservatives to End 'Obama's Amnesty'

Sen. Ted Cruz rallied conservatives Wednesday to “end President Obama’s amnesty” in a meeting late Wednesday — as GOP leaders agreed to vote on legislation Cruz is backing to do just that.

Facing Immigration Revolt, Republicans Plan Vote to Ban 'Administrative Amnesty' (Updated)

Updated 11:07 p.m. | In a bid to shore up votes for their border supplemental, Republican leaders plan to give conservatives a vote Thursday prohibiting President Barack Obama from granting deportation relief to more illegal immigrants.

House Votes to Sue Obama (Updated) (Video)

The House voted mostly along party lines Wednesday to authorize suing President Barack Obama, which Republicans called a principled move to rein in an increasingly lawless president and Democrats and the White House dismissed as a taxpayer-financed political stunt.

Lamar Alexander Still Up Big in Internal Primary Poll

A fresh poll conducted for Sen. Lamar Alexander’s campaign found he continues to hold a comfortable lead with just more than a week to go in the Tennessee Republican primary.

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