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Newseum Books John Lewis for More ‘March’ Talk

Freedom Rider turned graphic novelist Rep. John Lewis is scheduled to engage Newseum supporters Wednesday in an intimate discussion about the continuing saga of his illustrated memoir, “March: Book Two.”

Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton Face Foreign Policy Challenges in 2016

While the economy is a decisive topic in many presidential elections, national security looks increasingly likely to become a top issue in next year’s contest. And if that happens, it could dramatically affect both the direction of the race for the Republican nomination and the party’s prospects in November.

Congressional Grump Blamed for Nixing Hillside Sledding

Updated: 5:30 p.m. | Capitol Police dashed the weekend fun being had by neighborhood youngsters because one congressional leader appears to be a stickler for decorum.

CBC Chairman: 'Black America Is in a State of Emergency'

The Congressional Black Caucus is still getting up and running for the 114th Congress — it announced its staff Monday — but its new chairman sees an urgency for an organization that has long been known to represent the interests of minorities and the poor.

Warren Joining Obama for Retirement Security Push

President Barack Obama will be making a public push to strengthen the regulation of financial advisers who provide advice about saving for retirement.

HOH Word of the Week: Junketeer

“Junketeer. Member of Congress given to travel outside of his or her district. All too often, the junketeer is more than willing to give up precious winter days in Washington, D.C., to discuss Atlantic-Pacific relations under the hot Hawaiian sun or to address the issue of Caribbean cooperation at poolside in Montego Bay.”

UFO Activist to Capitol Hill: ‘Beam Me Up!’

Stephen Bassett, executive director of Paradigm Research Group and founder of the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee (X-PPAC), has devoted the past 18 years to overcoming the “truth embargo” about government involvement in alien affairs.

New Congressional Black Caucus Staffers Announced

With the 114th Congress already heading into its seventh week of action, the Congressional Black Caucus announced its new staff, filling out its four-person shop with three new hires and one holdover from the 113th.

Why a Fired Fire Chief Got on Capitol Hill's Radar

The firing of Atlanta’s fire chief has already become a flashpoint in the debate over how to balance the religious beliefs of public officials against the civil rights of their constituents. Now the argument has spread to the Capitol — prompting questions about proper congressional roles in local controversies, especially when statewide electoral and legislative consequences lie just below the surface.

Senate Democrats Show Limits of GOP Spending Strategy

When Republican leaders seized control of the Senate, they quickly targeted must-pass appropriations bills — not shutdown showdowns — as their best tool for reining in the Obama White House.

Oil Producers Plan for Open Crude Exports by 2020

Industry representatives and key lawmakers plan market studies, polls of Americans’ views and incremental moves on exports to sway public opinion in favor of allowing crude oil exports.

DCCC Raises More Than NRCC in January

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee brought in $2 million more than its GOP counterpart in January, according to reports filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.

Terri Sewell Proves You Can Come Home Again

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — “I come to places like Sidney Lanier so you can see, congresswomen look like me,” Rep. Terri A. Sewell tells a roundtable of student journalists here at Sidney Lanier High School.

Rand Paul's Twitter Needs a Legal Lesson

Sen. Rand Paul’s Twitter feed has gotten ahead of itself.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Chuck Schumer (Video)

Sen. Charles E. Schumer laughs at his own jokes and shows his love for Rep. Steve King, all the while remaining very “happy.”

Disney Measles Outbreak Set Off Public Alarm

It took the magic of Disney to get the public truly alarmed about an uptick in measles, which had already been a worry for infectious-disease specialists, said Paul Offit, an author and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

DOJ to Appeal Immigration Ruling

The Department of Justice will file for a stay of a District Court ruling blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration actions by Feb. 23, Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Friday.

As Debate Over Measles Vaccine Takes Center Stage, Lawmakers, Health Experts Experience Deja Vu

The challenges for Congress in confronting a renewed domestic threat of measles seem like an unfortunate case of déjà vu to a former lawmaker who had great influence on the American health care system in recent decades.

Public TV Shines Spotlight on Dick Durbin

The public broadcasting community is slated to tip its collective hat to Sen. Richard J. Durbin on Feb. 24 for a career spent defending the little media guy.

DSCC Raised More Than NRSC in January

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised more than its Republican counterpart in January, bringing in $4.5 million as it begins its efforts to take control of the Senate in 2016.

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