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Bombarding Darrell Issa

The Internet: Where making light of deadly airstrikes . . .

Lawmakers Weigh In on Holder Resignation (Updated) (Video)

Update 5:05 p.m. | Even before Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s resignation was officially announced, House and Senate lawmakers were sending out statements reacting to the news.

Jim Langevin’s Meet and Three

Rep. Jim Langevin took to the streets Wednesday to become better acquainted with the mobile hospitality scene back home.

Earth to Hillary: Julian Castro’s Cleared for Takeoff

No need to wait for former FLOTUS/Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to make up her mind about whether she wants into the Oval Office come 2017.

Democratic Super PAC Enters Maine Race (Video)

House Majority PAC will start airing advertisements Friday targeting an open seat in Maine, suggesting Democrats are concerned the race could become more competitive than initially anticipated.

The Big Issue in the North Carolina Senate Race

STATESVILLE, N.C. — The biggest issue in the North Carolina Senate race? It’s not health care, Syrian airstrikes or even the economy.

Boehner: Don't Expect War Authorization Vote in Lame-Duck Session

Speaker John A. Boehner thinks Congress should debate authorizing use of force against the Islamic State in Syria — but not until new members of the House and Senate take office in January.

Democrats Cut Ad Time in Michigan House Race (Updated)

Updated 3:49 p.m. | A Democratic super PAC has cut a television ad reservation for the party’s best offensive opportunity in Michigan, according to two sources who monitor media buys.

Eric Holder to Resign (Updated)

Updated 12:30 p.m. | Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will announce his resignation Thursday at the White House, according to a Justice Department official, in a move that shocked and saddened some of his supporters but had Republicans cheering. He will serve until his successor is confirmed.

David Catania Strings Up Muriel Bowser With Puppet Power (Video)

Updated: 1:16 EDT

Jeb Bush Knocks Harry Reid While Campaigning for Thom Tillis

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednesday getting the country back on track requires Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s ouster from the top spot “at minimum.”

Rep. Henry Cuellar: 'I Will Die As a Democrat'

After a summer spent defending himself against criticism from Democratic colleagues, Rep. Henry Cuellar was defiant Wednesday when his party affiliation was called into question.

Vote for Your Favorite Congress Headed to Hustings Capitol Quip!

The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your votes.

Bipartisan Quartet Ratchets Up Congressional Pressure on NFL

Congressional pressure for the NFL and other major sports leagues to get a handle on domestic violence continues to ratchet up.

Senate Chairmen Try to Avoid Historic Home-State Losses

With just weeks to go before Election Day, the fight for the Senate is coming down to a handful of states, and two of them are very familiar to the chairmen of the two Senate campaign committees.

Obama's United Nations Speech Skips Over Congress

President Barack Obama’s soaring speech at the United Nations General Assembly addressed a host of pressing issues — ISIS, Ebola, Ukraine. One word he didn’t mention? Congress.

Obama's Poll Numbers Underwater for a Year

President Barack Obama’s Gallup tracking poll numbers are about to hit an ignominious milestone — a solid year with more people disapproving than approving of his performance.

Last Call: Where Should We Travel to Cover the Midterms? (Video)

Less than 36 hours remain for readers to vote on a locale to send two Roll Call politics reporters to cover the midterms.

Joe Biden to California for Democratic House Hopeful

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will make a campaign stop in Bakersfield, Calif., on Oct. 7 to campaign for Amanda Renteria, a former Senate chief of staff and top Democratic recruit this cycle.

Latest Partisan Divide: Religion and Politics Should Mix

“Never discuss politics or religion in polite company” is one of those rules to live by that family elders have been passing on for generations.




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