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Elizabeth Warren Blasts SEC's Mary Jo White

In the aftermath of a meeting last month between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White, the Massachusetts Democrat has detailed her disappointment with the top securities regulator, including about campaign finance.

Take Five: Rep. Tom Emmer

Party's History of Establishment Picks Could Be Over

Battles for the Republican presidential nomination almost always come down to two alternatives — an establishment-backed candidate with pragmatic instincts and an insurgent (often significantly more conservative) who tries to appeal to constituencies that feel ignored.

Politicians Prosecuting Their Case to Come to Congress

If three in a row signals a trend, then the era of the prosecutor in congressional politics is clearly taking hold.

Senate Odd Couple Won't Split — Despite NSA Rift (Video)

The icy rift over the Patriot Act between one of the Senate’s oddest couples — Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul — isn’t about to break up their political alliance.

Mike Coffman Rules Out Colorado Senate Bid

Colorado 6th District Rep. Mike Coffman will not challenge Sen. Michael Bennet for Senate, The Denver Post reported Monday afternoon.

Louise Slaughter Hangs In There

A month after first laying eyes upon her official portrait, Rep. Louise M. Slaughter was expected Monday to finally join the former leaders silently watching over the House Rules Committee.

Mulling the 2015 Taste of America Finalists

The stage is set for one last bout, food-fight fans.

David McKinley Not Running for Governor in West Virginia

West Virginia Rep. David McKinley plans to announce Monday that he’s not running for governor in 2016, according to two sources with knowledge of McKinley’s plans. McKinley plans to make the announcement at a 3:30 p.m. Eastern conference call with reporters.

Thomas Massie Talks Tesla

When Rep. Thomas Massie drove up to the Capitol to support his Kentucky GOP colleague Sen. Rand Paul’s bid to halt provisions of the Patriot Act, the congressman’s car turned heads.

Appropriations Bills Face Democratic Roadblock

It might be too early to put the nail in the coffin of the fiscal 2016 appropriations process, but get your hammer ready.

McCarthy to Senate: Pass USA Freedom Act 'as Soon as Possible'

With key provisions of the Patriot Act now expired and the Senate’s plans to reboot them unclear, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy admitted Monday morning he has “a real concern in the safety of the country right now.”

Appealing to Hawks, Lindsey Graham Jumps Into 2016 Presidential Ring

Updated 2:42 p.m. | Just hours after Sen. Rand Paul claimed a temporary victory in his quest to rein in the National Security Agency, the leader of what the Kentucky Republican blasted as the “eye-roll caucus” threw his own hat into the 2016 presidential ring.

EMILY's List Targets 15 Republicans for 2016

EMILY’s List put 15 GOP incumbents “On Notice” for their re-election bids Monday, naming its top GOP targets for 2016, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

DCCC Isn't 'Rushing' to Make Endorsements

Exactly two years ago, a crop of Democratic House recruits were in Washington, D.C., being fêted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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Hastert's Lobbying Firm Rocked by His Indictment

Ex-Speaker J. Dennis Hastert’s sudden resignation from his K Street firm is the latest and most public setback for Dickstein Shapiro, a shop already scrambling to rebuild amid a client exodus, tumbling lobbying revenue and high-profile employee departures.

Angry John McCain Calls Rand Paul 'the Worst' (Video)

Not that Rand Paul was counting on his support, but it’s pretty clear that Sen. John McCain does not #StandWithRand.

Senators Nix $250K in National Guard Paintings

Lawmakers have nixed a series of historical paintings to be commissioned by the National Guard, totaling a quarter million dollars, as part of annual authorizing legislation and amid the Pentagon's argument that the president's proposed defense budget represents the bare minimum that can be spent on national defense in the coming year.

Senate Advances Patriot Act Overhaul, but Too Late to Foil Rand Paul (Updated)

Updated 11:52 p.m. | The Senate voted overwhelmingly to advance the USA Freedom Act Sunday evening, but too late to prevent Sen. Rand Paul from being able to force a short-term expiration of Patriot Act surveillance authorities at midnight.

Leahy Recalls Seeing Beau Biden in Iraq (Video)

The Senate’s rare Sunday session convened on a somber note, mourning the loss of a son of the chamber’s president.

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