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Meet Capitol Quip's Mr. USA, Donald Trump

This will be the greatest Capitol Quip caption contest ever. A caption so terrific it will revive our once-great economy, secure the Southern border, bring Vladimir Putin begging, begging! to the table and send ISIS to the loser’s lounge once and for all. Want to know what it is? We bet you do, and we wish we could tell you what it is, but that would give away our position, and you never want to do that in a caption contest, especially this week’s Capitol Quip.

A SCOTUS Fireworks Spectacular Caption

Congratulations to this week’s winner, and thanks to the readers who contributed captions to our Capitol Quip contest.

Academics Say Higher Education Prepared Them for Higher Office

When sociology professor John Trammell ran for Congress in 2014, he was “amazed” by how well prepared he was to be a politician.

Edwards Releases Senate Fundraising Totals

Rep. Donna Edwards’ Senate campaign said Friday the Democrat raised $590,000 in the second quarter — ending the first half of the year with less than $1 million in the bank for her primary race for the open Maryland Senate seat.

Increased Focus on Student Loan Crisis Needed | Commentary

By Stephen Dash

Capitol Police Reveal Fourth of July Concert Restrictions

As congressional administrators prepare to host the annual Independence Day celebration, Capitol Police released details of security measures designed to curtail debauchery during the patriotic festivities.

Enhanced Security at Capitol After Navy Yard Shooting Reports (Updated)

Updated 10:19 a.m. | Reports of an active shooter at the Navy Yard in Southeast D.C. Thursday morning drew security units from across the District, including the Capitol Police, who also stepped up security at the nation’s Capitol ahead of the holiday weekend.

NIH: A Treasure Worth Investing In | Commentary

By Marc N. Casper, Chris Hansen and Mark S. Wrighton

Scott Brown Is Listed as AdvoCare Distributor

Former Sen. Scott P. Brown appears to be on his way to fattening his wallet with some supplemental income — all thanks to a drug cocktail his son-in-law, Keith Weiser, brought to his attention.

Republicans Aiming to Register Voters at NASCAR

Reince Priebus won’t be behind the wheel of a stock car, but the the Republican National Committee is going to Daytona International Speedway.

McCain to Meet with Afghan Leaders During Holiday Troop Visit

Sen. John McCain will celebrate the Fourth of July in Afghanistan in what is becoming an annual holiday tradition for the Senate Armed Services chairman.

The GOP Hunger Games

“They’ll have enough for an actual ‘Hunger Games.'”

Virginia Man Cries Foul Over Capitol Police Actions

The man at the center of a Memorial Day bomb scare near the National Mall wants Capitol Police to help pay for the pressure cooker and propane tank they detonated, plus for damage to his automobile.

Top Races in 2016: The Midwest

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of regional looks at the most competitive House and Senate in the Midwest Region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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