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Greg Walden to Seek Second Term Running NRCC

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden announced Tuesday he will seek a second term running the House GOPís campaign arm.

Obama to Make Statement on Ukraine; New Sanctions Planned for Russia

President Barack Obama will make a statement on Tuesday at 2:50 p.m. on Ukraine, the White House said, as the administration said earlier to expect new sanctions against Russia.

Earnest Slams House Border Bill as Insufficient, Unworkable

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest slammed the House GOPís $659 million border crisis package Tuesday as too skimpy to address the crisis and containing partisan provisions that could prove unworkable, although he stopped short of a veto threat.

Former Rep. M. Caldwell Butler Dies at 89

Former Rep. M. Caldwell Butler, a Virginian congressman who came to office in the midst of President Richard M. Nixonís impeachment, died early Tuesday. He was 89.

Ted Poe Adopts Matt Salmon as a Lone Star Stater (Video)

Rep. Ted Poe has conferred upon Rep. Matt Salmon one of the highest honors his office can help provide: Heís made his fellow Republican lawmaker an honorary Texan.

Republicans Honor Cantor's Tenure (VIDEO)

The House Republican Conference paid tribute to outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor Tuesday morning with a video showcasing the Virginia Republicanís legislative career.

Trent Lott: Happiest Man Alive Over Return of Senate Seersucker Day

Ex-Sen.Trent Lottís dog days are over.

Will Democrats Bail Out Republicans on Border Supplemental?

As House Republicans search for the votes to pass a $659 million border supplemental bill, the key to getting the measure across the finish line may rest with one group: Democrats.

Life on Sarah Palin’s Wavelength

After years of randomly popping up on cable new shows, conservative documentaries and in single-season series, one-time GOP vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin is ready to build a programming empire all her own.

NRSC Chairman: Senate Map Has Expanded to 12 States

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Jerry Moran said Tuesday the GOPís pickup opportunities have expanded to around a dozen states ó twice as many as needed to take control of the Senate.

Boehner: Impeachment Talk a White House 'Scam' (Updated)

Updated 1:56 p.m. | An agitated Speaker John A. Boehner charged the White House with concocting impeachment talk for political gain Tuesday.

Advocates Grade Congress on Immigration

Frustrated by lack of action and unfulfilled promises on the immigration overhaul front, a coalition of 10 advocacy groups is out to hold House members accountable for the extent to which they were unhelpful to the cause.

$659 Million Border Bill Planned by GOP (Updated) (Video)

Updated 11:17 a.m. | Republicans hope to pass $659 million in supplemental spending for the border crisis before leaving for the August recess, Speaker John A. Boehner said after a GOP conference meeting Tuesday.

Obama Lawsuit, Impeachment Threats Raise Cash for House Democrats

House Republican threats of suing or impeaching President Barack Obama have unleashed a flood of donations to House Democrats, their campaign chief told reporters Tuesday morning.

Watch Live: Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Testifies Before House Committee

The House Judiciary Committee holds a 10 a.m. oversight hearing questioning Leon Rodriguez, the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, who was sworn in on July 9.

In Kansas, Conservatives Suffer From Mississippi Hangover

As conservatives reel from a bruising loss in Mississippi, they are looking to the primary in Kansas to knock off an incumbent and salve their wounds.

Ex-Congressman Tacks to Center in GOP Comeback Bid

A former congressman is attempting a comeback by appealing to an unconventional bloc of GOP primary voters: moderates.

Congressman Says Gwen Graham's Dad 'Not on the Ballot'

Rep. Steve Southerland II, R-Fla., said he isnít buying the hype around his opponent, attorney Gwen Graham, the daughter of Bob Graham, a former senator and governor.

Road Closed to Investor Cash for Infrastructure Funding

Pension funds are slowly starting to take a look at investing in infrastructure projects, raising hopes among transportation advocates and lawmakers that the countryís roads and bridges could see an infusion of private cash.

Bernie Sanders' New Title: Dealmaker

Sen. Bernard Sanders didnít seem a likely suspect to bridge Washingtonís toxic partisan divide and cut one of the most significant deals in years.

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