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The Stunningly Static White Evangelical Vote

There’s plenty of discussion about the difference between midterm and presidential electorates, but there is one emerging constant: the white evangelical vote.

Going to the Chapel, Gonna Get Married: Roll Call Wedding Announcements

Love is in the air! Along with the holidays comes a season of true love, wedding bells, engagement rings and champagne toasts.

High Stakes for Pelosi, Party With Energy and Commerce Fight

Updated 11:50 a.m. | It started as a race to choose the next ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee; it could ultimately end as a referendum on the status quo.

Saying Farewell to Retiring Obscure Caucus Members

At least two lawmakers are disappearing from the CQ Roll Call Obscure Caucus after the 113th Congress wraps at the end of this year — and you may not have noticed them at all.

This Democrat Could Be the McConnell Whisperer

The next two years may be when Joe gets his last, best chance to help run the show.

The GOP's Midterm Elephant Walk | Capitol Quip

The ending to “The Candidate,” a movie about a fictional senatorial campaign in California, offers a small lesson to the 2014 midterm victors. In it, Sen.-elect Bill McKay (Robert Redford) says this after his victory is sealed: “Now what do we do?” That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Capitol Quip Dances in the End Zone

Thanks to the many readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. Here’s the winning entry, as voted by readers of Heard on the Hill.

Emergency Spending Requests Weighed in Omnibus Talks

White House emergency spending requests are taking a back seat to a debate about whether to use a wrap-up fiscal 2015 spending package to block executive actions on immigration.

As Time Runs Out, House Leaders Spar on Funding, Immigration

House GOP leaders are taking a wait-and-see approach as their conference has begun splitting into factions over how to fund the federal government and whether to bring immigration into the mix.

Boehner: 'We're Going to Fight This President Tooth and Nail'

Just minutes after his GOP colleagues renominated him in convincing fashion, Speaker John A. Boehner told reporters that Republicans were leaving all options — including a government shutdown — on the table to prevent the president from issuing an executive action on immigration.

House Approves Keystone XL Pipeline ... Again

In a bid meant to bolster the campaign of bill sponsor Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is in a runoff election for a Louisiana Senate seat, the House voted 252-161 on Friday to once again approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Nov. 10 (Video)

Despite the short work week, members still managed to discuss airbags, baseball and Mitch McConnell’s age while dressed in madras.

Benghazi Committee Will Meet During Lame Duck, Chairman Says

Remember the Select Committee on Benghazi?

A Lame-Duck Fight Over Yucca Mountain

Harry Reid’s longtime opposition to the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository appears set to have one of the last quacks in the lame duck, and Republicans are crying foul.

Harry Reid Considers Three Names for Campaign Manager

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering at least three Democratic operatives to manage his re-election campaign in Nevada in 2016, according to a national Democratic source familiar with the discussions.

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Rangel Still Fighting to Clear His Name

Four years after the House censured Rep. Charles B. Rangel on ethics charges, the 23-term Democrat from New York is still fighting to wipe that from the record—literally.

New House GOP Rules Impact Medals, Gavels — and Paul Ryan?

House Republicans will operate the 114th Congress under essentially the same rules as the 113th — with two exceptions, including one that could have big implications for Rep. Paul D. Ryan.

Unsuccessful House Candidate Already ‘In’ for 2016

The ink is barely dry on the 2014 election results, but one unsuccessful candidate is making it clear that he is running again.

Mark Kirk: 'No Frickin' Way Am I Retiring'

Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., has a message for anyone who doubts his will or appetite for a second term.

Female Senators Meet for 'Power Workshop'

Right at the border between the House and the Senate sits a hideaway office, adorned with two chandeliers and pictures of past female senators.

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