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AIPAC, DNI and ISIS in the Week Ahead

Its another week of manic budget hearings. The highlights are Ashton B. Carter voyaging to both Senate Armed Services and House Appropriations to talk fiscal 2016 authorization and spending bills, respectively. Other topics of budget hearings this week include all four services, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the F-35.

Mikulski Will Not Seek Another Term (Updated)

Updated 1:12 p.m. | BALTIMORE Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced Monday she will not seek another term in the Senate.

The Week Ahead: American Cable Association Summit and Budget, Cybersecurity Hearings

The American Cable Association holds its summit and congressional committees hold cybersecurity hearings as well as budget hearings on NASA, the Federal Communications Commission and the Commerce Department this week.

Democrats Expect 'Clean' DHS Bill — One Way or Another

With funding for the Department of Homeland Security set to run out Saturday, it should be no surprise that House Democrats expect a vote on a bill to further fund the agency. Its just unclear what form that vote will take.

Long List of Possible Barbara Mikulski Successors

Updated 2:48 p.m. | There is a long list of candidates who might run to replace Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, who announced Monday she would not seek another term.

The 'Real Congresswoman From Selma' Has Her Say

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Rep. Terri A. Sewell has her constituents in Alabama. Then she has the constituent.

Russ Feingold, Joe Sestak and the Improbable Senate Race Rematch

The Senate is filled with members who lost previous races. But Democrats Joe Sestak and Russ Feingold are trying to pull off a rare electoral feat: defeating the people who defeated them six years prior.

Heard on the (Goat) Hill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Come on back March 7, 8 and 9, because there will be thousands and thousands and thousands here, Mayor Todd Strange told the crowd amassed at Goat Hill, the moniker affixed to the grounds of the state Capitol here.

Is the Senate Where It's At for Ambitious House Democrats?

The next generation of House Democratic leaders sees opportunity for advancement in the Senate, that is.

Overflow Crowd Expected for Netanyahu Address, Despite Boycotts

Thanks to a partial boycott by Democrats, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wont be speaking to every member of Congress when he addresses Tuesdays joint session.

This Is Today's Selma

SELMA, Ala. Theres Selma the movie, a powerful testament to the Civil Rights Era. And theres Selma the city, where vacant storefronts abound on Broad Street, the main thoroughfare leading to the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

HOH Word of the Week: Groan

GROAN, n. The language in which a Republican Federal officeholder expounds his view of the political situation.

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DHS Funding Battle Reveals a Republican House Divided

Congress returns this week facing yet another Department of Homeland Security funding deadline but the appropriations squabble has suddenly become overshadowed by an increasingly bitter internal fight among House Republicans for the soul of the party.

Graham: Senate Could Overcome Veto of Iran Deal Review Legislation

Could Congress overcome a promised veto of legislation designed to compel the Obama administration to submit any nuclear deal with Iran to Capitol Hill for approval? At least one of the bills champions seems to think so.

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