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Sessions Poised to Have Immigration Oversight Role

One of the most vocal critics of President Barack Obama’s immigration policies appears set to wield the gavel of a key Senate subcommittee.

Senate Aide Scores Picture-Perfect SOTU Keepsake

Alejandro Renteria didn’t have any paper handy when President Barack Obama inched closer on his way out of the House chamber post-State of the Union. So the quick-thinking Democratic aide stuck his neck out and asked to have something a little unusual autographed: his tie.

Members React With #SOTUin3Words

CQ Roll Call reporters tracked down more than 20 members of the House and Senate to get their reactions to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday. The middle class seemed to be a running theme for Democrats, while Republicans said they heard “more of the same.”

Marco Rubio Names Potential Florida Senate Candidates (Updated)

Updated 12:23 p.m. | If Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., chooses to seek the presidency instead of re-election in 2016, he believes there will be “no shortage of quality” Republican candidates to take his place on the ballot.

Boehner Invites Netanyahu to Address Congress (Updated)

Updated, 2:26 p.m. | House Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress on Feb. 11 — an invitation the White House called a breach of normal protocol.

The Real Big Speech? The Pope Might Visit Congress

Hours before he took the podium, whatever President Barack Obama said Tuesday night was getting eclipsed on the Hill by all the excited chatter about the next person likely to speak before a joint meeting of Congress.

Why Hillary Clinton Should Fear Elizabeth Warren

If Hillary Rodham Clinton does not run for president in 2016, I’d certainly put my money on Sen. Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic nomination. And I think Warren might be able to give Clinton a run for her money if the freshman senator would challenge the former secretary of State.

HOH Name Game: Simple, Yet Deceptive

HOH’s name game returns with an edition dedicated to helping you navigate the noms de Congress. Today’s subject is the Simple Yet Deceptive Caucus, members whose last names take up one mere syllable, but offer multiple ways to mispronounce.

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Offer Similar SOTU Criticism

Republican presidential hopefuls panned President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, focusing their attacks on economic issues — specifically, the tax package the president proposed.

Obama Meets With 105-Year-Old Amelia Boynton Before SOTU

Shortly before delivering the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama met briefly with 105 year-old civil rights figure Amelia Boynton in a holding room at the Capitol.

Obama Challenges New GOP Congress in State of the Union (Updated)

Updated 11:59 p.m. | A president energized by an improving economy challenged the new Republican Congress in his 2015 State of the Union address to focus on the middle class and find a bipartisan path forward — while vowing to veto efforts to undo his actions on immigration, climate or health care.

Obama's State of the Union Speech Text as Prepared for Delivery

The White House has released the 2015 State of the Union speech text as prepared for delivery, exceeding 6,700 words.

Excerpts From Obama's State of the Union Address

The following is a transcript of excerpts of President Barack Obama’s Jan. 20 State of the Union address: “We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many.

Rand Paul to Quote MLK, John Lewis in SOTU Response

Sen. Rand Paul plans to quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when responding to Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.

Rand Paul's Message: 'Do No Harm' In Foreign Affairs

Possible 2016 contender Sen. Rand Paul says that the foreign policy potion of his own response to Tuesday’s State of the Union address will focus on an old adage from his medical career: “Do no harm.”

No Labels Makes Sure Members Are Labeled

No Labels, the group dedicated to solving the nation’s problems and avoiding labels at all costs, has gotten about 70 members of Congress to agree to be a “problem solver.” You can even see these folks at Tuesday’s State of the Union address because they’ll be wearing, um, labels.

State of the Union Drink-o

Why should politicos be the only ones to get all punchy while President Barack Obama yammers on about something or other Tuesday night? Tap into the excitement surrounding #ThisTown’s version of the Academy Awards/Super Bowl by punctuating each prescribed buzzword with a wee nip of something special.

Hoyer Mum on Whether He'll Help Obama, GOP on Trade Deal

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama likely will reiterate his call for Congress to pave the way for new trade negotiations — but House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer is still demurring on how far he’ll go to help the administration achieve that goal.

OK Go Aims to Help Drone Lobby Take Off

Is your office abuzz about unmanned aircraft systems? Allow OK Go to set your mind at ease about making the most of miniature flying contraptions during a pro-drone tutorial at the 9:30 Club (815 V St. NW).

John Lewis’ Publicity Tour Marches Onward

Rep. John Lewis has once again donned his graphic novelist cowl, officially swinging back into campaign mode on Wednesday to help promote the second installment of his illustrated memoir, “March: Book Two.”

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