| Aug. 25, 2015, 2:01 p.m.
The one member of the Senate Democratic leadership who had yet to announce a position on the Iran deal is supporting it.
| Aug. 25, 2015, 12:50 p.m.
Matt Jones, a Kentucky sports radio host whose political blood runs as blue as Rupp Arena on game day, said this week he is considering a run for Congress in the state’s bright red 6th District against Republican incumbent Andy Barr.
| Aug. 25, 2015, 11:51 a.m.
Updated 12:52 p.m. | After one Democrat abruptly bowed out of the race to succeed Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth late last month, the Democratic field in the 8th District got a little more crowded Tuesday with the entrance of Villa Park Mayor Deb Bullwinkel.
| Aug. 25, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
On Saturday, New Orleans observes the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The storm left behind unimaginable destruction as well as a complicated and emotional legacy with which survivors still grapple. CQ Roll Call met separately recently with Louisiana Reps. Steve Scalise, the House Republican whip, and his longtime friend Cedric L. Richmond, a Democrat, to talk about the impact of Katrina. Their recollections (both were state lawmakers at the time), edited for length and organized for chronology, are part of a series on the storm 218 will publish this week.
| Aug. 24, 2015, 7:52 p.m.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told reporters gathered in Las Vegas that filibustering a bill to disapprove of the nuclear deal with Iran would be a “longshot.”
| Aug. 24, 2015, 5:22 p.m.
The announcement Monday by North Dakota’s popular Republican governor, Jack Dalrymple, that he will not seek re-election in 2016 might be enough to lure one of the state’s senators home from Washington.
| Aug. 24, 2015, 4:50 p.m.
“District days/district work period. Time off from Washington to go home and work on constituent matters. The House has a periodic schedule of district work days; the Senate takes off one week each month. This practice has been abused by some members, who use it as vacation time.”
| Aug. 24, 2015, 3:47 p.m.
Former Sen. Jim Webb says he’s changed his mind about his feelings on women in combat. The Virginia Democrat and 2016 presidential candidate spelled out his objections in a 1979 Washingtonian piece that is bracing in its argument that women in combat roles would have dire effects on the military’s viability.
| Aug. 24, 2015, 2:37 p.m.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid kicked off his annual clean energy summit Monday in Las Vegas by comparing utility companies that undervalue renewable power to an ill-managed baseball team.
| Aug. 24, 2015, 1:16 p.m.
On Aug. 21, I did something — twice — that I rarely do. I tweeted. But it wasn’t about Donald Trump’s poll numbers or Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails. It was about the stock market’s plunge.
| Aug. 24, 2015, 8:14 a.m.
When Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Sunday he would support the international nuclear agreement with Iran and work to ensure it survives a GOP-led disapproval effort, the Nevada Democrat avoided what could have been an awkward Monday.
| Aug. 24, 2015, 5:02 a.m.
Gubernatorial races don’t get a lot of coverage in the nation’s capital, but based on the field of presidential contenders, the chief executive of each state can be a consequential figure.
| Aug. 24, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
Updated: 5:50 p.m. | After months of flirting with the notion of running for Maryland’s open Senate seat, it seems that Democratic Rep. Elijah E. Cummings might be ready to take it for a first date.
| Aug. 22, 2015, 5:21 p.m.
Kentucky Republicans voted Saturday to approve a presidential caucus – a major victory for Sen. Rand Paul that will allow him to continue his quest for the Republican presidential nomination and run for re-election to the Senate next year.
| Aug. 21, 2015, 3:32 p.m.
Updated 4:49 p.m. | Despite revelations this week of a previously undisclosed side deal, despite face-to-face entreaties from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and despite nonstop criticism from Republicans, the Iran nuclear deal continues to pick up steam in Congress.
| Aug. 21, 2015, 3:31 p.m.
Heard on the Hill continues its August recess “best of-a-thon” with a tribute to House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, who shows off his insults, his credit card and his resemblance to Mick Jagger.
| Aug. 21, 2015, 2:47 p.m.
The No. 3 Senate Republican hinted there may be no effort to use fast-track budget procedures to get an Obamacare repeal to the president’s desk this year.
| Aug. 21, 2015, 11:49 a.m.
What better way to cap off a full day of eating and drinking than by feasting on Caribbean cuisine and salsa dancing the night away?
| Aug. 21, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
It’s not easy to transition from governor to become one of 100 senators. But former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver are contemplating something even more humbling — jumping from chief executive to become one of 435 in the House.
| Aug. 21, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
While Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has been campaigning for the Republican nomination for president, his supporters back home have been quietly wrangling the state party to get him an expensive insurance package that could possibly let him fall back on his seat if his upward ambitions are not successful.