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Researchers Slam Cruz for 'Misrepresenting' Their Work on Ex-Felons

The researchers whose study Ted Cruz’s campaign cited to back up his claim that “the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats” said Tuesday night the Texas senator is “misrepresenting” their work.

Cruz and Rubio 'Flavor of the Month'

With 60 days to go until the Iowa caucuses, Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz and are attempting to capitalize on recent momentum in a GOP field long dominated by this year’s two outsider candidates.

Democrats Look Past Planned Parenthood, Obamacare Fight

Senate Democrats won’t put up much of a floor fight against Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and gut the Affordable Care Act, aware that it eventually faces a certain veto from President Barack Obama.

Democrats Call for Abolition of Planned Parenthood Panel

House Democrats appointed to serve on select committee to investigate Planned Parenthood called Tuesday for an end to the panel, arguing that Republican rhetoric incited anger toward the group that led to the Nov. 27 shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.

O'Malley's Pitch to Be Second Choice

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has a message for House Democrats: Let me be your second choice.

Secret Service Pressed on Latest White House Fence Jumper

Members of Congress are demanding to know more about how a man was able to jump the White House fence on Thanksgiving. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., plans to meet with Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy on Wednesday to find out why temporary improvements to the fence, including spikes on the top, did not prevent Joseph Caputo from scaling it on Nov. 26.

Warrant Concerns Could Stymie Email Privacy Bill

A bipartisan House bill that would require the government obtain a warrant to access emails is facing road blocks as groups including law enforcement and federal agencies seek exceptions.

Joni Ernst Retires From Military

Sen. Joni Ernst, the Iowa Republican who is the Senate’s only female veteran, has retired from the Iowa National Guard as a lieutenant colonel, ending a 23-year stint in uniform. Ernst’s decision leaves only one female reservist in Congress, Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who, like Ernst, is a combat veteran.“The decision to hang up my uniform after more than two decades in the military is not one I have made lightly and has been incredibly difficult. However, this decision provides me with a greater opportunity to continue meeting with, hearing from and serving Iowans in my capacity as a United States Senator, as well as spending more time with my family,” Ernst said in a statement.

Component of Mental Health Bill Could Expand Medicaid Payments for Psychiatric Hospitals

Congress is weighing whether to allow psychiatric hospitals to bill Medicaid for up to 20 days of care each month for adult patients, signaling a potential shift in lawmakers’ views about institutionalizing people with serious mental illnesses.

Puerto Rico Pleads With Senate to Let It Go Bankrupt

Puerto Rico has run out of money.

Ryan Noncommittal on Majority GOP Support for Omnibus

Speaker Paul D. Ryan hedged Tuesday on whether a majority of Republicans will support must-pass, year-end measures such as the omnibus appropriations bill and a tax extenders package, saying many issues have yet to be resolved.

Warren Shows Progressives She's Sticking With Them

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Ted Cruz, Condoms and Bathroom Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz was in a groove in Iowa Monday, weighing in on issues that underscore his efforts to appeal to socially conservative voters in the nation’s first caucus state.

Cruz Claims 'Overwhelming Majority' of Violent Criminals Are Democrats

Appearing on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Monday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said that most violent criminals are Democrats.

In Paris, Obama Says Climate Change 'Akin' to ISIS Threat

Updated 1:41 p.m. | The ramifications of a changing global climate will rival those of Islamic State attacks like the one last month in Paris, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

Senators' Secret Santa Swap Set for Dec. 8

Senators have a week to buy their gifts for their annual Secret Santa gift swap.

Watch Live: House Hearing on U.S. Middle East Strategy

Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will testify at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. strategy in Iraq and Syria.

Iraq Vet Enters Delaware Race with Call to Accept 100,000 Syrian Refugees

Iraq War veteran Sean Barney on Tuesday became the fourth Democrat to enter the race for Delaware’s open at-large congressional seat.

Kirk Hits Duckworth Over Syrian Refugees

Incumbent Republican Sen. Mark S. Kirk Tuesday is releasing an ad challenging Illinois Democrat Tammy Duckworth’s commitment to welcoming Syrian refugees into the country without additional government screening.

Evangelicals Make Environmental Issues About 'Caring for God's Creation'

The Evangelical Environmental Network is just what it sounds like: a ministry of evangelicals, mostly Republicans, who believe climate change is dangerous and worth fighting.




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