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Kamala Harris’ Not-So-Secret Police

The Avengers. R.I.P.D. The Masonic Fraternal Police Department.

#WayBackWednesday: Senators Sing Elton John's 'Rocket Man' (Video)

Testifying before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on AIDS and global health programs Wednesday morning, Sir Elton John attracted attention from reporters and staffers alike Wednesday.

Carving Up the Early Taste of America Contenders

Our in-house dining war is just getting started. But curious trends are already emerging in Roll Call’s Taste of America competition.

Conservatives Set for Immigration Fight on Defense Bill

Last week, the House Armed Services Committee voted 33-30 for an amendment to the fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that would encourage the Pentagon to affirm undocumented immigrants should be permitted to serve in the military.

Sesame Street Star Has Skin in 2016 Presidential Race

Ernie, perhaps one of the most famous roomies in children’s television history, appears ready to trade his storied neighborhood for another well-known address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Former Speaker Jim Wright Dead at 92

James “Jim” Wright, the 56th speaker of the House and the only one ever forced out of office by scandal, died Wednesday. He was 92 and died in his native Fort Worth, Texas, which he represented for more than 34 years until his resignation in 1989.

Ron DeSantis Announces Florida Senate Bid

Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday he is running for Florida’s open Senate seat, becoming the first well-known Republican to enter what’s expected to be among the most competitive races of the cycle.

After Baltimore Riots, Scott Again Touts Body Cameras, Conservative Ideas

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Democrat Eyes Rematch in West Virginia's 2nd District

Former West Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Nick Casey is considering challenging freshman Republican Rep. Alex Mooney, who narrowly beat him last year for the open seat long held by GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito.

Clinton Foundation's Missteps Point to Broader Problem

On the surface, the uproar over foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary of State looks like another example of the Clintons behaving badly. But the problem goes beyond the Clintons and could tar Republicans as well.

Dan Donovan Wins Special Election to Succeed Michael Grimm

Republican Dan Donovan easily won a special election in New York’s 11th District Tuesday night, solidifying his role as the successor to disgraced ex-Rep. Michael G. Grimm.

Grimm's N.Y. District Stays in Republican Hands

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan easily won Tuesday’s special election in New York's 11th Congressional District to replace Michael G. Grimm, who resigned in January after pleading guilty to tax evasion.

Graham, Leahy Host Elton John to Promote Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Sens. Lindsey Graham and Patrick J. Leahy hosted Sir Elton John at the Capitol Tuesday evening as part of a push to ensure funding for the bipartisan effort to combat AIDS.

Rocket Man Touching Down on Capitol Hill

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter — and honorary knight! — Sir Elton John kicks off his multi-day stand here on Capitol Hill Tuesday with an invite-only meet-and-greet over in the Capitol Visitor Center.

Wicker Pledges GOP Will Adhere to Strict Spending Limits (Video)

As the Senate was preparing to finalize the fiscal 2016 budget resolution, both sides seem to want the spending blueprint to be an election issue next year.

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Chow Down for Charity at Biscuit Bash

Hump day goes humanitarian this week with the help of the real American heroes: biscuit sandwich-crafting toques.

Senators Vow to Protect Air Force's A-10 Fleet

Senate defense hawks fired warning shots over the Air Force’s nose on Tuesday over plans to retire the A-10 Warthog, vowing to fund the fleet through the National Defense Authorization Act.

Senate Races, Pro Salaries and Perspective on Spending

Complaining about campaign spending is a time-honored tradition, along with the Kentucky Derby and Major League Baseball. But a closer look reveals the dollars spent on controlling government pales in comparison to spending in other areas of life.

Reid Threatens to Short-Circuit Trade Bill (Video)

Does Minority Leader Harry Reid have the votes to throw a monkey wrench into President Barack Obama’s trade agenda?

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