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How Donald Trump Could Swing the Senate | Opinion

Imagine, for a moment, the once unthinkable scenario that Washington Republicans are beginning to contemplate: The GOP convention in Cleveland with Donald Trump as the nominee.

Cruz and Rubio Wield Contrasting Political Weapons | Opinion

“The two people to watch are Cruz and Rubio,” Charles Krauthammer declared on Tuesday’s episode of Fox News’ “Special Report.” Call it wishful thinking or conventional wisdom (or both), but there is an assumption that this clash of titans might eventually occur—and I, for one, am rooting for it.

Dick Cheney to Return to Capitol -- in Stone

Dick Cheney returns to the Capitol next Thursday — and this time, it’s for good.

Congressional Hits and Misses: 2015 Thanksgiving Edition

In honor of Thanksgiving, Heard on the Hill looks back at the times this year when food was the only thing on lawmakers’ minds.

Florida Republican Puts House Campaign on Hold Because 'Health Issue'

Former Republican Rep. Sandy Adams announced Wednesday she is suspending her campaign for Congress in Florida’s 6th District “due to health-related developments.”

Santorum, Gohmert Stop by ‘Roske on Politics’

Brent Roske points the mic this weekend at former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, as well as radio host Montel Williams and The New York Times’ Mark Leibovich, on the Emmy-nominated “Roske on Politics” airing on Sunday, Nov. 29.

Office Space: Steve King's Excavation Site

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, displays his collection of historical artifacts, hikes mountains with Rep. Louie Gohmert and brandishes a knife to CQ Roll Call.

Obama: No 'Credible' Thanksgiving Terror Threat

National security officials see no evidence of a Thanksgiving terrorist attack in the United States, President Barack Obama said Wednesday while urging Americans to proceed with their holiday travel and revelry.

Mike Lee in the Middle of Reconciliation Battle

Sen. Mike Lee will find himself in the middle of the debate on the Affordable Care Act on Monday, as well as between two colleagues running for president.

Bedlam Takes Over Inhofe's Office

There was bedlam in Sen. James M. Inhofe’s office last week.

Poll: Wide Divide Over Allowing Muslim Refugees Into the U.S.

A new poll shows six in 10 Americans don’t want the U.S. to allow Muslim refugees from Syria into the country but are more inviting to Christian refugees.

'Lioness' Mikulski Gets Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama on Tuesday awarded 17 Americans their country’s most prestigious honor. In true American form, there were Presidential Medals of Freedom for baseball legends, Hollywood legends and musical legends.

White House Asks High Court to Hear Immigration Case This Term

Government attorneys late Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to decide the case over President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions by the end of this term in June.

Capitol Arrest Trial Continues with Hung Jury

A court case surrounding an arrest in Congress’ halls that raised questions of protesters’ and members’ rights reached a standstill Tuesday when the jury failed to reach a verdict.

Kentucky Governor Restores Thousands of Ex-Felons' Right to Vote

As Kentucky Gov. Steven L. Beshear, a Democrat, prepares to leave office, he is attempting to leave his mark on an issue that has made his state an outlier.

US to Argue in Affirmative Action Case at Supreme Court

The United States will argue before the Supreme Court this term in support of a Texas university’s affirmative action admissions process and Arizona’s redistricting plan.

Congress Largely Cut Out of Refugee Certification

Republican lawmakers who see the year-end omnibus spending bill as a vehicle to slow the flow of Syrian refugees to the United States might need to get creative. Why? The certification process for refugees critics are concerned about is funded by fees, not appropriated by Congress.

Obama and Hollande Willing to Work With Russia, Iran Against ISIS

President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande made clear on Tuesday they are playing the long game against the Islamic State even in the wake of the deadly Paris attacks, even inviting help from two unlikely countries.

Marco Rubio Reprises Obamacare Line of Attack

Sen. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican vying for position in the crowded GOP presidential field, is reiterating his opposition to an insurance-company friendly part of the Affordable Care Act and hoping congressional leaders follow along.

Mitch McConnell Drinks Water

With Thanksgiving only days away, Heard on the Hill pays tribute to its favorite Capitol Hill water drinker, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.




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