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Flint Aid Triggers Partisan Battle Over Senate Energy Bill

A bipartisan energy bill turned into a partisan battleground on Wednesday as party leaders in the Senate accused each other of sabotaging the measure for political purposes.

Flint Hearing: 'What Good is the EPA?'

Office Space: Bob Casey's Presidential Suite

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., shows off his office’s historical ties and explains his collection of Pittsburgh Steelers memorabilia.

Capitol Police Close Rayburn Firing Range

Capitol Police temporarily suspended operations at its firing range in the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday, citing operational concerns relating to its design.

Pat Toomey Endorses Marco Rubio for President

Updated: 5:30 p.m | Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick J. Toomey endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for president Wednesday during an interview on CNN.

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: Here Comes the Budget

As legislating in 2016 really gets moving, Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings lays out his thoughts and predictions on the budget process in the coming year.

Rand Paul Suspends Presidential Campaign

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that he will suspend his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, opting to focus instead on his on his re-election effort this year.

In Iowa, Fight Over Democratic Votes Might Linger

DES MOINES, Iowa — Has the Hanging Chad become the Hung-Up App?

The New 'Google for Government Documents'

Ric Davis takes note of the commuter crowd — how it has morphed from juggling books and laptops to staring into cellphones and tablets.

Bypassing the Senate, Cummings Has One More Career Fork Ahead

The final career decision Elijah E. Cummings will probably ever make comes as welcome news for both Democrats who could become the next president — and not very comforting news for any of the Republicans who might get the job instead.

Watch Live: House Hearing on Flint Water Crisis

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Mich.

Rubio's Senate Backers Seek to Sway More Colleagues

Florida Republican Marco Rubio’s strong third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses could accelerate his bid to secure Senate endorsements for his presidential campaign, supporters said Tuesday.

Steve Israel, Ace Fundraiser: Dialing for Dollars an 'Unnecessary Evil'

See photos, follies, HOH Hits and Misses and more at Roll Call’s new video site.

Rocking the Natural History Museum

Lawmakers are invited to celebrate the nation’s infrastructure at the Natural History Museum on Wednesday.

Outrage, Apologies and Subpoenas in Flint Crisis

The Environmental Protection Agency came under sharp criticism Wednesday for failing to inform Flint, Mich., residents for nearly a year that their drinking water was contaminated with lead, and House members vowed to continuing investigating the “manmade crisis.”

Time Is Running Out for Senate Primaries Fundraising

For several of this year’s competitive Senate primaries, the fourth quarter of 2015 was the last fundraising quarter before primary day.

Take Five: Rep. John Delaney

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.

Bloomberg Can't Win, Ought to Run Anyway

If former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg decides to run for president this year, he’s not going to win. He should still run, however, to establish a moderate political movement that lasts beyond 2016.

Vitter Threatens to Stall OPM Nominee Over Obamacare

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., is threatening to stall the Office of Personnel Management director’s nomination from moving forward unless he receives information on congressional enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.

Baltimore the Battleground for Two Maryland Senate Candidates

In the political theater Maryland voters will see over the next nearly three months ahead of the April elections, the main characters in the state’s Democratic primary finally know their roles.

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