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A Long Primary Is Good for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s victory in Iowa Monday night was far more decisive than the razor-thin margin would indicate.

Trey Radel Sticks His Nose Back Into Politics

Now clear-headed after treatment for a substance abuse problem that cost him his job in the House, Florida Republican Trey Radel is back on the political scene with unwanted advice for current pols and a forthcoming tell-all.

Habitat Lobbies for Affordable Housing

Habitat for Humanity lobbied on Capitol Hill this week for changes to the country’s housing policies. The Habitat on the Hill conference had support from 200 Habitat for Humanity leaders, homeowners and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.

Freedom Caucus Seeks Leverage in Budget Talks

Are House Republicans in danger of not being able to pass a budget? Not quite yet.

Long-Ignored Hero of Flint Water Crisis: 'I'm Just a Mom'

For months, state and federal officials ignored LeeAnne Walters’ complaints about the drinking water in her hometown of Flint, Michigan. They saw no reason to answer her, even though her son was so sick that doctors thought he had cancer and other family members, too, were losing hair and breaking out in rashes.

Don't Stop Catching Fire for the Bern

DES MOINES, Iowa — As the great political exodus from Iowa got underway following Monday’s presidential caucuses, it was just another winter day at Des Moines International Airport: Planes got de-iced, souvenirs were purchased and celebrities like Josh Hutcherson (Peeta from “The Hunger Games”) and Mark Foster of the band Foster the People — fresh off their days of rallying for Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt. — rushed to catch flights to warmer climes and future caucuses.

Prepare for a Healthy Super Bowl Sunday

The Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association is providing no-meat Super Bowl snacks in the Capitol on Friday.

IMGE Hires Strategist Mindy Finn

Capitol Police Union Catch Congressman's Ear

Leaders from the Capitol Police Labor Committee dropped by Rep. Richard Nugent’s office Wednesday to say thank you — in the form of a commemorative badge that recognizes the board’s 100 years of existence.

At Maryland Mosque, Obama Calls Muslims 'Real Americans'

Visiting a mosque on U.S. soil for the first time, President Barack Obama urged Americans to reject politics that target those of a single faith and told Muslim-Americans “you’re right where you belong.”

Owens, Mills Outraising Incumbents in Rematches

In Utah’s ‘Safe Republican‘ territory, where Democrat Doug Owens is again vying for the 4th District seat he lost by 5 points in 2014, he is one of the rare rematch candidates to have raised more than the incumbent.

Staffer Turned Entrepreneur to Make Shark Tank Début

Long time House staffer Willie Blount will make his television debut on Friday on the ABC show, Shark Tank, where he’ll pitch a pair of gloves he’s invented to a panel of investors.

Flint Aid Triggers Partisan Battle Over Senate Energy Bill

A bipartisan energy bill turned into a partisan battleground on Wednesday as party leaders in the Senate accused each other of sabotaging the measure for political purposes.

Flint Hearing: 'What Good is the EPA?'

Office Space: Bob Casey's Presidential Suite

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., shows off his office’s historical ties and explains his collection of Pittsburgh Steelers memorabilia.

Capitol Police Close Rayburn Firing Range

Capitol Police temporarily suspended operations at its firing range in the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday, citing operational concerns relating to its design.

Pat Toomey Endorses Marco Rubio for President

Updated: 5:30 p.m | Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick J. Toomey endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for president Wednesday during an interview on CNN.

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: Here Comes the Budget

As legislating in 2016 really gets moving, Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings lays out his thoughts and predictions on the budget process in the coming year.

Outrage, Apologies and Subpoenas in Flint Crisis

The Environmental Protection Agency came under sharp criticism Wednesday for failing to inform Flint, Mich., residents for nearly a year that their drinking water was contaminated with lead, and House members vowed to continuing investigating the “manmade crisis.”

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