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Booker Seeks DOJ Probe of Journalist Arrests in Ferguson

Sen. Cory Booker wants the Justice Department to specifically investigate the arrests and detentions of journalists and protesters Wednesday evening in Ferguson, Mo.

Democrats Call for Judiciary Hearings on Ferguson Violence

Three senior Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are calling on panel chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., to hold hearings on the violence that has erupted in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager on Aug. 9.

Harry Reid to Fundraise for Two Democrats in Lake Tahoe

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will hold a retreat in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, this weekend with donors to boost two Democratic Senate campaigns: Rep. Gary Petersí bid in Michigan and Sen. Al Frankenís re-election in Minnesota.

In Wake of Ferguson, New Focus on Civil Rights, Militarized Cops

The nationís eyes were riveted on the searing images from Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, but the violent protests in that small St. Louis suburb have also unexpectedly pushed two policy debates closer to the front burner in Washington: Civil rights and the militarization of police.

NRCC Names Four More 'Young Guns'

House Republicans rolled out another round of Young Guns, the partyís designation for top-tier candidates in open and Democratic-held seats.

New Democratic Poll Shows Florida Congressman in Peril

A new Democratic poll shows Gwen Graham with a slight lead over Rep. Steve Southerland II, R-Fla., but still within the margin of error.

50 Senators Call for Moratorium on USPS Facility Closures (Updated)

Updated: 5:05 p.m. | A bipartisan group of 50 senators urged appropriators Thursday to include a provision in year-end, catchall spending legislation that would prevent the U.S. Post Office from closing more mail-processing facilities in the next fiscal year.

Obama Calls for Calm, Healing in Ferguson (Video)

President Barack Obama called for calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday, and said the FBI and Department of Justice are both launching independent investigations into the police shooting of an unarmed teenager.

As Ferguson Police-Protester Clashes Escalate, Congress Wades In (Video)

Updated 12:53 p.m. | Lawmakers are beginning to speak out in reaction to the protests and police response in Ferguson, Mo., following the killing of an unarmed African-American teenager by police on Aug 9.

Bustos Prods Pals: Be Good #IceBucketChallenge Sports

Rep. Cheri Bustos has decided itís ďGame On!Ē as far as dumping frosty water on oneís self is concerned.

Flashdance: Lawmakers Drench Themselves in Ice Water for Charity (Video)

The Ice Bucket Challenge isnít just for late-night funnymen and down-for-whatever daytime news anchors anymore.

Renee Ellmers Sucks GOP Leadership Into Ice Bucket Challenge

Newly minted House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, come on down!

Cantor Voting Rights Act Legacy is Failure to Deliver, Democrats Say

Passing a new Voting Rights Act in the GOP-dominated House was never going to be easy, supporters acknowledge. But with a powerful Republican such as Eric Cantor as an ally, hope flickered for nearly a year.

Hanabusa Files Lawsuit Against Hawaii Office of Elections

With the Democratic Senate primary in Hawaii too close to call and several thousand votes on the line, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, has sued the stateís Office of Elections to postpone Fridayís special election date.

Back Home, Top Senate Democrats Upbeat About Holding Majority

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., ó Back in their home states for the August recess, the Senateís two top Democrats said Wednesday they are optimistic about the prospects of maintaining control of the chamber in November.

Garamendi on McCain, Graham: 'Those Two Would Like to Bomb Everywhere'

Rep. John Garamendi on Wednesday joined the chorus of lawmakers from both parties warning against mission creep in Iraq drawing the U.S. back into a war in the Middle East.

Rand Paul Wants Obama to Seek Approval for Extended Iraq Effort (Video)

Sen. Rand Paul has joined the calls for President Barack Obama to seek congressional approval for an extended military campaign to fight Islamic State forces in Iraq.

Wisconsin Primary Now Too Close to Call

The Associated Press has rescinded its call in Wisconsinís 6th District GOP primary after announcing that state Sen. Glenn Grothman won the GOP race last night.

Lisa Murkowski Goes All In on #IceBucketChallenge

Bucket, schmucket.

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