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Chambliss Wants Special Counsel to Investigate Obama on Bergdahl Swap

The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee wants a special counsel to investigate President Barack Obama’s swap of five Taliban members for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

McCaskill to Hold Police Militarization Hearings

With lawmakers on the left and right questioning the militarization of law enforcement after two weeks of violence in Ferguson, Mo., Sen. Claire McCaskill announced she will hold hearings next month on the federal programs supplying local authorities with surplus military gear.

McKeon Wants Probe Into Leak of Covert Foley Rescue Attempt

A leading House Republican says the Obama administration needs to plug the leaks that led to revelations of an unsuccessful covert mission earlier this summer to rescue journalist James Foley and other hostages from jihadist captors in Syria.

GAO: Pentagon Broke Law in Bergdahl Case

The Defense Department violated the law when it didn’t tell Congress before transferring five Taliban detainees from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to Qatar in return for the Taliban’s release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Government Accountability Office said in a legal decision made public Thursday.

Slip of the Tongue in South Dakota Senate Debate (Video)

South Dakota Democratic Senate hopeful Rick Weiland apparently is not so hopeful.

GW Hoopsters’ Swing Through Congress A Slam Dunk

Members of the George Washington University Colonials men’s basketball team had a ball wending their way through all the touristy spots in the Capitol.

Alaska Post-Primary Outside Spending Surge Continues

A Republican-aligned outside group launched a $1.25 million ad buy Thursday against Alaska Sen. Mark Begich.

Spend the Rest of Recess With ‘The Simpsons’

FXX is effectively hijacking the rest of any animation-lovers’ summer by airing every Simpsons in consecutive order — all 552 episodes plus the 2007 feature film — beginning Thursday at 10 a.m.

Top 5 Races to Watch in New England

New England hasn’t been fertile territory for Republican candidates of late, but the party has an opportunity to gain House seats in the region this November.

Scott Peters Airs First Ad in California House Contest

Freshman Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., released his first ad of the cycle Thursday, touting work he’s done that he says has helped “hold Congress accountable.”

Once a GOP Staffer, Candidate Now Vies to Be Main Event

ADEL, Iowa – When David Young first became Sen. Charles E. Grassley’s chief of staff seven years ago, the senator sat him down for a talk. Young thought he was in for the riot act or a long list of rules.

Paul Ryan Rules Out Another Government Shutdown

PHILADELPHIA — House Republicans won’t shut down the government in September, Heritage Action is “constructive at the end of the day” and a person can write a book without necessarily running for president.

Poll Finds Little Support for Federal Role in Education

Americans are increasingly uncomfortable with the current federal role in public education, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Fed-Up Hill Types Get LaRouche Revenge on Wikipedia

The August recess seems like the perfect time to hit the links, bask in the blessed absence of meaningless electronic blather — and perhaps settle a few political scores.

Super PAC Greets Sullivan Win With Attack Ad

Alaska’s newly minted Republican Senate nominee will awake the morning after his primary victory to a negative TV ad from a Democratic super PAC.

Iowa Poll Shows Democrat With Big Edge in Open House Contest

State Rep. Pat Murphy, the Democratic nominee in the open-seat House contest to replace Iowa Democratic Senate nominee Bruce Braley, had an 11 point lead over his Republican opponent, according to a poll obtained by CQ Roll Call.

Groups Push ALS Activists to Look Past Ice Bucket Challenge

The #IceBucketChallenge, that most ubiquitous of social media stunts, has not only captured the imagination of sitting politicos, parched celebrities and well meaning, but newly hospitalized philanthropists the world over, it’s got advocates thinking about how to tap into this seemingly limitless font of goodwill.

Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The national political tide isn’t looking good for Democrats, but in Illinois this November, down-ballot candidates have an even bigger problem: the drag of Gov. Pat Quinn.

Top 5 Races to Watch in the Mid-Atlantic

It’s a bad sign for Democrats when they have more Mid-Atlantic congressional opportunities in West Virginia than in Pennsylvania.

Vilsack, Shaheen Visit the Farm

LOUDON, N.H. | Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen at a hilltop farm here Tuesday to tout new federal grants.

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