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Obama Touts Congressional Support for Syria Strikes (Video)

Congress ducked a Syria war authorization vote, but that isn’t stopping President Barack Obama from touting support for his airstrikes against the Islamic State and other terror groups in Syria.

Burwell Addresses Health Law; Conferences Examine Ebola & New SCOTUS Term

This afternoon, as Department of Health and Human Services staff prepare the website for the Nov. 15 start of a new enrollment period for health insurance exchange plans, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell will deliver remarks on the Affordable Care Act. The event is hosted by the Brookings Institution and the speech will be webcast online but requires registration. Health care economist Alice M. Rivlin will offer introductory comments.

You Say USEC...

I’ve read about it several times, but USEC’s new name won’t stick in my head.

GOP Roommates Settle Chores in NRCC Fundraising Bet

Splish, splash. It sounds like Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., is stuck doing the dishes.

OCED, 'Transfer Pricing' & Intangible Assets

Tax issues being debated on the Hill that could affect tech companies and have been in the spotlight lately include whether to allow states to require online retailers outside their borders to collect their sales taxes and whether to make the Internet tax moratorium permanent. CQ Roll Call’s Katy O’Donnell in a recent story looks abroad.

Pressure Mounts for Medicaid and Medicare Physician Payment Fixes

Doctors have long-held a prominent lobbying role in Congress. Most of the focus of recent efforts by physician groups revolves around pressing to continue temporary adjustments to several Medicare and Medicaid payment formulas.

LNG-Powered Ships Get $324.6M Loan Guarantee

With a natural gas boom underway in shale formations such as the Marcellus in Pennsylvania and neighboring states, the Energy Information Administration projects a 56 percent increase in domestic natural gas production from 2012 to 2040.

A Crowded National Security Agenda (With ISIS at the Forefront)

At a forum hosted by Just Security and CQ Roll Call on Monday, the spotlight was on how Congress has been weighing its options for action against the now notorious terrorist group, the Islamic State — and how the fight against the group has crowded out other national security issues.

Congress Reacts to Syria Airstrikes

Congressional hawks are cheering the multifaceted overnight airstrikes in Syria that included attacks on Islamic State insurgents and an al Qaida offshoot called the Khorasan Group, while others are lamenting Congress’ decision to duck a war authorization vote.

Fight for Senate Control Down to Five States

With six weeks to go, the fight for control of the Senate is down to five states, four of them currently held by Democrats.

Democrat Hoops It Up in New TV Ad (Video)

Freshman Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., released a new television ad Tuesday revisiting a familiar theme in her media campaign: basketball.

Norton to Congress: Hands Off D.C.'s New Gun Law

Emergency legislation legalizing the carry of concealed handguns in the District cleared the D.C. Council unanimously on Tuesday afternoon, setting up a temporary “may-issue” permitting scheme.

Rock the Vote — Where 'Kimye' and Politics Collide

Keeping up with the latest Kardashian gossip and knowing the difference between the names on your ballot aren’t mutually exclusive.

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