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John McCain Holds Court in 'Second Favorite State'

DERRY, N.H. – Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has returned to New Hampshire to campaign — but this time, it’s for former Sen. Scott P. Brown.

Obama Dispatches Holder to Ferguson, Cites Progress in Iraq (Video)

Updated 7:03 p.m. | President Barack Obama, back in Washington for a day of meetings in the midst of his August vacation, on Monday reported “progress” in the expanded campaign of U.S. airstrikes on Iraqi insurgents near Mosul, and again called for calm in the riot-torn streets of Ferguson, Mo.

Don Young Inches Closer to Remarrying

Rep. Don Young can see himself walking down the aisle again.

Jim Jeffords, Veteran of Three Decades in Congress, Dead at 80

Former Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont, a longtime Republican who flipped control of the Senate to the Democrats after switching parties in 2001, has died.

Republicans Gain Steam in House Races

While political reporters and party strategists argue over whether there is an electoral wave ahead, district-level data demonstrates a difficult landscape for Democratic candidates in House races.

John Lewis Gets Ballsier for ‘March: Book Two’

It’s good to know Rep. John Lewis can look back on all the awfulness he experienced as a youth and laugh about it now.

DCCC Raises Millions More than NRCC in July

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raked in $11.5 million in July, bringing the committee’s total cash on hand to $56.7 million in the final stretch of the cycle, according to numbers released by the committee Monday.

Alaska Republicans Set to Choose Mark Begich Challenger

DNR Dan. Afghan Dan. The Other Dan.

John McCain Cuts a Rug at Apollo Fundraiser

Sen. John McCain got loose over the weekend, strutting his stuff alongside Oscar winner Jamie Foxx during a glitzy charity shindig.

Cantor Communications Director Lands at Purple

Former Eric Cantor communications director Rory Cooper has joined Purple Strategies, moving from Capitol Hill following his boss’ shocking loss to work as managing director for the Alexandria-based public relations shop.

Martha McSally Tries to Fly to Victory

TUCSON, Ariz. — Operatives couldn’t make up a better candidate résumé if they tried: retired Air Force Colonel, first in her class at the U.S. Air War College, the first female fighter pilot in combat who flies the very plane — an A-10 Warthog — that’s economically essential to the 2nd District.

Montana Democrats Nominate John Walsh's Replacement

The Montana Democratic Party nominated state Rep. Amanda Curtis on Saturday to replace retiring Sen. John Walsh on the ballot in November.

Schatz Defeats Hanabusa in Hawaii Senate Primary

Nearly a week after most of the state voted, Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz has now defeated Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary.

Joni Ernst Tells TIME She Was Sexually Harassed in the Military

Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst told TIME Friday that she was sexually harassed in the military. Separating herself from many of her fellow Republicans, Ernst also said she would support taking sexual assault cases out of the military chain of command.

Energy Secretary Calls Industry Criticism of Natural Gas Export Overhaul 'B.S.'

Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz in a one-on-one interview Friday with CQ Roll Call signaled that any further changes to how his agency processes natural gas export applications will have to come from Congress, as the Energy Department tries to end a controversy over how the United States ships gas to nations that are not trading partners.

Senate Will Review Militarization of Police in Defense Bill, Levin Says

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee will look into the program that provides Pentagon surplus to local police before the full Senate considers the next defense authorization.

Revised Election Schedule Submitted in Florida Map Case

The Florida Secretary of State submitted an alternative election schedule Friday to a state judge who is considering whether or not a redrawn congressional map should apply to the midterms.

Steve Scalise, Loretta Sanchez Keep #IceBucketChallenge in the Family

John A. Boehner and crew can relax.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Nancy Pelosi (Video)

Heard on the Hill continues its look back at the best Hits and Misses from 2014, this week focusing on Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s love for children, baseball and fist pumps.

Washington Leaders Praise Police Tactic Changes in Ferguson (Video)

Updated 11:03 a.m. | Rep. Elijah E. Cummings on Friday praised a change in police tactics in Ferguson, Mo., that was followed, finally, by a peaceful night in the troubled St. Louis suburb.

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