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Senator Warns Defense Secretary of Blockade Over Gitmo

Congress is gearing up for another fight over relocating detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and that has Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter making calls.

What Ted Cruz Thinks About Manned Spaceflight

When Sen. Ted Cruz took questions at a campaign town hall in Huntsville, Ala., on his bus tour of SEC country last week, a boy scout from the area raised his hand. But the Texas Republican called for the last question before his staff could get the presidential candidate’s attention.

Immigration Could Get Push From Pope Francis

Many advocates for revamping immigration laws have tried to coax Congress into action over the years, but a particularly powerful one will be arriving next month: Pope Francis.

Office Space: Jeff Landry's Louisiana Lair (Video)

Then-Rep. Jeff Landry gave a tour of his congressional office in 2011 for Roll Call’s “Office Space” series, which returns this fall.

D-I-Y Sabado Gigante: A Spirited Afternoon in Ivy City

Assuming you’ve already gotten some tasty food in your belly and are ready to tackle Saturday proper the next logical question is “What’s for lunch?”

Jimmy Carter Talks Brain Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

Former President Jimmy Carter said he’s at ease despite having cancer in four parts of his brain and his expectation that additional cancers will show up in his body.

Poll: House Incumbents Who Oppose LGBT Rights Lose Support

A set of polls conducted for the Human Rights Campaign found incumbents would imperil their re-election chances if they oppose a bill that bans discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

Congress' Squishy Financial Disclosure Deadline

A week after Congress’ Aug. 13 deadline for members filing financial disclosures — a deadline already extended 90 days from May 15 — there are still almost a dozen members who have not turned in their forms.

Preschool Suspensions Alarm Appropriators

Mental health consultant Wendy Jones is trying to explain how a 3-year-old child gets expelled from a preschool school class, and it’s taking a long time.

Iran Deal Divides Public, Poll Finds

Roughly half of Americans believe Charles E. Schumer, as the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, can and should oppose the Iran nuclear deal brokered by the Obama administration, compared to only 21 percent who believe the New York Democrat should hold his fire on the agreement.

Team Cruz, Capitol Police Emails Pop Up in Ashley Madison Data Dump (Updated)

Updated 3:03 p.m. | Personal information gathered from a cyber assault on online-fling facilitator Ashley Madison has now hit the Web, and a handful of Capitol Hill accounts appear to have been laid bare.

Louis Stokes, First Black Appropriator, Dies at 90

The Cleveland-area congressman who was chairman of the House select committee that investigated the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., passed away late Tuesday at the age of 90.

Tim Kaine: Sequestration, VA Hospital Top Concerns

RICHMOND, Va. — While Sen. Mark Warner round-tabled down the street on Tuesday with a group of gig-economy workers, Virginia’s junior senator, Democrat Tim Kaine, met with local black business leaders in Richmond on a five-day economic tour through the state.

D-I-Y Sabado Gigante: Break Fast, Texan-Style

“The startups are coming! The startups are coming!” is what those not busy stuffing their faces should be saying this coming Saturn’s Day, as a trio of intrepid hospitality players officially get into the game.

Warner Looking to Support Gig Economy Workers

RICHMOND, Va. — Sen. Mark Warner continued his quest Tuesday to rewrite the social contract with those who occupy the ever-expanding “gig economy.”

Republicans Spending Early to Boost Chances to Keep Senate

As Republicans look to defend their newfound Senate majority in 2016, early television and digital spending has more than quadrupled from this same point last cycle, a CQ Roll Call analysis shows.

Rubiocare Would Upend Traditional Health Insurance

Sen. Marco Rubio’s proposed health care alternative would dramatically alter the health insurance landscape in America — well beyond repealing Obamacare.

Rhode Island Senators Join Ranks of Iran Deal Supporters

Hours after a Senate Democrat announced his opposition to the Iran deal, two more have come out in support.

Uncertainty Reigns as Court Takes Over Virginia Redistricting

The same federal three-judge panel that has twice ruled that Virginia’s congressional map unconstitutionally packs blacks into the 3rd District will now be responsible for remedying the injustice it found.

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