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A Needed Step Toward Fair Pay and Workplace Safety | Commentary

By Sen. Patty Murray

John Lewis Aims to Slay ’Em at Dragon Con

Civil rights leader/graphic novelist Rep. John Lewis this weekend is lending some local star power to Dragon Con.

The Looming Budget Showdown on Capitol Hill | Commentary

By Laicie Heeley

Crowded Presidential Field Pushes Congressional Races Out of Limelight

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Members of Congress running for re-election in early presidential states are learning a lesson: It’s hard to get attention when the circus is in town.

Back the JCPOA, but Strengthen Deterrence Against Iran | Commentary

By Howard Berman

Iran Deal Filibuster Watch — Bennet's Support Means 3 to Go

Updated 1:22 p.m. | The White House added a 38th Senate Democratic backer of the Iran deal Friday — even as it lost the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee.

GAO Questions Capitol Power Plant Transition

A Government Accountability Office report released Thursday calls into question the ongoing project to transition the Capitol power plant from relying partially on coal to completely on natural gas.

Member, Staffer Face Off on Benghazi Committee (Updated)

Updated: 3:07 p.m. | Typically, partisan squabbles regarding the Select Committee on Benghazi are waged between the chairman and ranking member, Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina and Democrat Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, respectively.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Hank Johnson (Video)

HOH wraps up its August recess member marathon this week with Rep. Hank Johnson, the Georgia Democrat known for his love of analogies, geography and “little people.”

Bennet Gets GOP Challenger After Iran Deal Decision

Republican Robert Blaha is likely to launch a challenge to Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet in the next couple of days, he told CQ Roll Call Friday.

After the Iran Deal: Cardin, Bennet Look to Pass New Enforcement Bill

While Democratic Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Michael Bennet announced opposite positions on the Iran deal Friday, they were united in their support for legislation they’ll introduce to strengthen it.

Grayson Trumps Murphy's Trump Comparison

Update 12:55 p.m. | Rep. Alan Grayson’s campaign reacted quickly Friday to Democratic Senate primary opponent Rep. Patrick Murphy’s comparison of him to Donald Trump, pointing out that Murphy’s father’s construction company had built two major projects for the real estate mogul who’s leading Republican presidential polls.

Five House Democrats to Watch on Iran Vote

House Democrats no longer need to shore up the votes to sustain a presidential veto if Congress passes a disapproval resolution of the Iran nuclear deal — the Senate took care of that Wednesday when it reached 34 votes that would sustain a veto. Senate Democrats have continued to add to that number, continuing with Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, the 38th to back the deal.

Chris Christie Slams 'Done Nothing' Republican Congress

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — languishing in the polls amid the Donald Trump surge — trained his fire on the Republican Congress Wednesday, saying they had “done nothing” this year.

Too Many Judges, State Department Says of Clinton Emails

The government asked a federal court Thursday to assign to a single judge the cases involving Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server during her stint as secretary of State.

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