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5 Members of Congress Who Could Endorse Trump

Donald Trump may be polling far ahead of the rest of the GOP presidential field, but there’s one constituency that remains reluctant to support the insurgent candidate: Congress.

Obama to Highlight Post-Katrina Progress in New Orleans

“What started out as a natural disaster became a manmade one — a failure of government to look out for its own citizens.”

Rand Paul in for the 'Long Haul' — But Can He Make It That Far?

As Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and his presidential campaign embarked this week on a western swing – working their way from Alaska to Utah – they hoped to send a message to his fellow Republican candidates — that Paul is “in it for the long haul.”

Rubio: GOP Needs 60 Votes to Repeal Obamacare

Sen. Marco Rubio sounds rather bearish on repealing Obamacare anytime soon, even if he or another Republican becomes president.

Obama Won't Be Pushing Second Amendment Rollback After Latest Shooting

After Wednesday’s shooting during a local television news live shot in Virginia, the White House said President Barack Obama is continuing to call for new gun safety laws.

Hoopsters Trash Talk at White House Ceremony

Hey, what’s a little trash talk among hoopsters? Baller-in-chief Barack Obama welcomed the WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury to the White House today, and, according to the official White House transcript, POTUS engaged in a little back and forth with the Mercury’s Diana Taurasi:

Parties Play Politics With FEC Complaints

Ethics problems can be serious trouble for any politician, but party strategists often use Federal Election Committee complaints to play games with the opposition, because the allegation has a slim chance of being ruled on before Election Day.

National Dog Day: Congress and Its Furry Friends

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As Prospects of Derailing Iran Deal Dim, Corker Eyes Next Step

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker is home in Tennessee, but he said Wednesday he’s been on the phone a lot about Iran — particularly with moderate Democrats.

Bernie Sanders Vs. the Media

COLUMBIA, S.C. — On tour here last week, Bernard Sanders, the unlikeliest of presidential candidate rock stars, played all his populist hits: “income inequality,” “Wall Street reform,” and “tax the rich.” Then the Vermont senator threw in his unique cover of an old campaign trail classic: “hatin’ on the media.”

Illinois Congressional Candidate Scores Axelrod Endorsement

Illinois congressional candidate Raja Krishnamoorthi announced Wednesday he’s got the endorsement of David Axelrod, a Chicago political power-player who served as a senior adviser to President Barack Obama during much of his political career.

Scalise, Richmond: Two Takes on Post-Katrina New Orleans

Here’s the latest in a CQ Roll Call series of reports on the legacy of Hurricane Katrina, continuing our conversations with New Orleans’ congressmen Steve Scalise and Cedric L. Richmond:

Campaign Committees Open Holes While Filling Others

Democrats want to hold the White House, take back the majorities in the Senate and the House, and gain ground in governorships. But what happens when those are conflicting goals?

Sudanese Refugee Is Not Your Average Summer Intern

An “awesome” hug with the vice president, seeing the president at Nationals Park, attending a Champions of Change event at the White House — it was all packed into a Senate internship this summer and came just a few months after Mohy Omer, a refugee from Sudan, had become a U.S. citizen.

In New Hampshire, Frank Guinta Soldiers On Amid Controversy

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Embattled GOP Rep. Frank C. Guinta may be one of the most vulnerable congressional incumbents in the country, but you wouldn’t know it if you spent time with the Republican congressman in his district.

Hashtag #TrumpThis: Lawmakers Mix It Up on Social Media

In an age of sanitized social media, Donald Trump has proved to be a politician doing his own messaging can be an asset. In that spirit, here’s a look at some of our favorite pols doing their own thing. (Seriously, we hope it’s not a staffer doing this stuff.)

Obama, Reid and 'the Crazies'

We might never know exactly who President Barack Obama had on his mind when he called people “crazies” Monday night.

Free Snow Cones for Those Who Hate Internet Taxes

In its push to freeze efforts to tax Internet access, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council will be passing out snow cones on Wednesday.

White House Fence Jumper Killed at PA Courthouse

A man who jumped the White House wall in March was shot and killed in a Pennsylvania courthouse Tuesday after allegedly attacking a deputy sheriff with a knife.

2016 Candidates on Display at Iowa State Fair

Ah, the Iowa State Fair, where 2016 candidates vying for the highest office in the land and their surrogates hoist themselves into tractors (John R. Kasich), hork down pork on a stick (Lindsey Graham), pose for awkward selfies (Debbie Stabenow), toss footballs with little kids (Marco Rubio) and try, unsuccessfully, not to look to sweaty for the camera (Tom Harkin). Roll Call’s Al Drago was there for the sugar-induced highs and lows and everything in between.

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