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GOP Snowmobile Trek Mirrors Meat Week

Reps. Dan Benishek and Bill Huizenga are hitting the back roads of the Wolverine State Thursday for their 2nd Annual Congressional Snowmobile Ride a wintry romp punctuated by plenty of meaty pit stops.

Jerry Moran Kicks Off 2016 Cycle With $1.4 Million War Chest

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., has more than $1 million in his war chest heading into the 2016 campaign cycle, when he faces re-election.

Lynch to Say She Wants Better Relations With Congress

When attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch takes the hot seat Wednesday morning, shes planning to tell senators that shes aiming for better relations with the legislative branch.

HOH Name Game: First Names First

Its time again for the HOH name game, when we provide a little public service with our handy pronunciation guide for members whose names have the potential to trip up those in and around the Capitol. Todays group is the First Names First Caucus, those members whose first names have a much bigger potential to be mispronounced than their last.

Next Drone Incursion: Reasons to Buzz Capitol Hill

You have to read to the 128th page of the 131-page rulebook governing the publics movements and behavior on Capitol Hill. But there it is in Section 16.2.90, tucked between admonitions against flying a kite or taking a nap in the shadow of the Dome.

Menendez Changes His Tune

Robert Menendez has gone from administration goat to hero in a week.

Republican Champion of Dodd-Frank Changes Goes After Elizabeth Warren

When your greatest legislative achievement is passing one of the most contentious provisions in the 113th Congress a Dodd-Frank rollback that lobbyists literally helped write taking credit for the legislation is a delicate art.

Score One for Norquist, GOP on 529 College Savings Accounts

Somewhere, Grover Norquist is happily tweeting over his latest victory.

An Off-Ramp in Immigration Showdown

Republican leaders may have found the eventual off-ramp in their showdown with the White House over immigration.

7 Democrats Said to Back New Iran Sanctions Bill

Some Democratic supporters opposed to immediate floor consideration of more conditional sanctions against Iran are signing new legislation spearheaded by Sen. Mark S. Kirk.

Gowdy: 'Southern Politeness' Isn't Working in Benghazi Probe

Well, that honeymoon is over. After months of public deference toward one another, the top Republican and the ranking Democrat on the House Benghazi committee put on the gloves Tuesday.

‘Compared to What’ Team Campaigns to Bring Flick to D.C.

Sheila Canavan and Michael Chandler, the documentarians who filmed former Rep. Barney Frank throughout the Massachusetts Democrats final year in Congress, have launched an online fundraising effort to help spread their still-in-need-of-fine-tuning project nationwide.

House Democrats Brace for Potentially Tense Retreat

The official theme of the House Democrats annual issues conference this week is Grow Americas Economy, Grow American Paychecks.

Boehner Plans to Authorize House Suit Against Obama Over Immigration

House Republican leaders are finalizing a plan that would authorize the chamber to take legal actions against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration.

Conservatives Take Credit for Derailing Border Security Bill

With inclement weather grounding planes across the country Monday, GOP leaders pulled a border security bill from the floor schedule this week, citing the weather and an already condensed schedule.

Chuck Grassley Talks Twitter Secrets

Never one for false modesty, Sen. Charles E. Grassley thinks hes pretty good at using Twitter.

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Cochran's Top Appropriations Goal: Regular Order

Kicking off his second tour as Senate Appropriations chairman, Thad Cochran says one of his top priorities is to ensure spending bills are open to amendments on the floor. Ever the institutionalist, the seven-term Mississippi Republican puts a premium on so-called regular order: moving each of the 12 annual spending bills through committee and on the floor, with unlimited debate and input from all senators before the Oct. 1 start of the fiscal year. But restoring more orderly consideration of appropriations bills will be a tall order after years of Senate dysfunction, particularly given tight fiscal 2016 spending caps.

Obama's Big Win on Iran Sanctions (Updated)

Updated 12:34 p.m. | Make that one more veto threat President Barack Obama probably wont have to carry out: Senate Democrats are abandoning efforts to pass an Iran sanctions bill over its nuclear program while talks continue, at least until March 24.

Feinstein Disputes CIA Report on Spying on Senate

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee is disputing findings of a CIA Accountability Board review that determined no one should be punished for accessing Senate computer files.

Exclusive: DSCC Hires National Political Director, Press Secretary

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will add Simone Ward and Sadie Weiner to its senior staff roster, according to a Tuesday news release provided first to CQ Roll Call.




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