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Rubio, Lee Unveil Tax Code Overhaul, Welcome Critics

Say this much about Sen. Marco Rubio: Hes not afraid to put ideas on the table.

Georgia Pol Puts Tom Price on Notice

Although hes technically been out of politics for a dozen years, former state lawmaker Mitchell Kaye gave Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., an ultimatum Tuesday: Stand your ground on the Department of Homeland Security funding fight or prepare to be primaried.

Senate GOP Has No Definite Options in Response to Obamacare Case

The GOP hasnt signed off on a plan to respond should the Supreme Court strike down most health insurance subsidies in King v. Burwell, Republican Policy Committee Chairman John Barrasso said on the eve of oral arguments in the case.

Joe Sestak Kicks Off Rematch With Pat Toomey

Former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak formally launched his long-expected challenge to Republican Sen. Patrick J. Toomey Wednesday, setting up a possible rematch in one of Democrats best pick-up opportunities.

View-Masters for the Win! ONE Campaign Takes Memes to Capitol Hill

Old school took a visit to Capitol Hill this week. As part of the ONE Campaigns lobby day, members of Congress and staff received View-Masters filled with memes promoting foreign aid.

Winter Storm Bibi Arrives as DHS Funding Fight Fizzles

Yellow police tape blocked access to the Capitol, a sign of enhanced security for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a colorful accent to the fight over funding the Homeland Security Department.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases Ahead, but Not on TV

Its arguably the most important single hour of federal policymaking this year, and its happening Wednesday morning inside a government building on Capitol Hill. But except for clusters of reporters and attorneys, joined by a few dozen citizens whove waited hours in a long queue for a glimpse, the event will remain invisible forever.

Democrats Have Early Favorite House Pickup Opportunity

In one of the partys best pickup opportunities this cycle, Democrats have zeroed in on second-time candidate Monica Vernon to win Iowas 1st District.

Deal or No Deal? How Boehner and Pelosi Funded the DHS

It started with a phone call. On Tuesday, Republicans and Democrats in the House came together to pass a measure funding the Department of Homeland Security through the rest of the fiscal year. And despite the repeated insistence from Speaker John A. Boehners office that there was no deal between the Ohio Republican and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic sources close to negotiations tell a slightly different story.

McConnell's Turn to Iran Legislation Surprises Democrats (Video) (Updated)

Updated 7:21 p.m. | In between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus address to Congress and Netanyahus meeting with Senate leaders, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced plans to move full speed ahead with legislation to give Congress a say in any potential nuclear deal with Iran.

Issa 'Unapologetic' After Sneaking #BibiSpeech Photos

Speaker John A. Boehner tried to lay down the law against members taking photos on the House floor six days ago, but the scolding didnt stick with at least one Republican.

Harry Reid Sticks Up for Capitol Police Leadership (Video)

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, asked Tuesday about lingering concerns over the Capitol Police Departments handling of a controversial State of the Union night car chase, said the force does a masterful job.

Top Democratic Campaign Staffers Chart 2016 Paths

With Democrats relegated to the minority in both chambers for the first time since 2006, the two top staffers at the partys House and Senate campaign arms charted a path back to the majority during an EMILYs List event Tuesday.

House Agrees to Fund Homeland Security Department (Updated) (Video)

Updated 4:41 p.m. | Three days before Homeland Security department funding was due to expire, the House successfully voted Tuesday to fund the agency through the end of September.

Wicker Dubious of Obama's Commitment to Promoting Trade

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker pushed back Tuesday against the suggestion the Obama administration is sending mixed messages about its commitment to a deal on Trade Promotion Authority.

Ex-Rep. Brad Schneider Inches Closer to Rematch in Illinois

Former Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider is inching closer to a rematch with Republican Rep. Robert Dold, according to a Democratic source with knowledge of his plans.

Jocks Blanket Congress

Current and retired athletes along with one of the winningest National Football League owners in recent history Tuesday claimed home-field advantage on Capitol Hill, fanning out across the campus to dazzle feds and fans alike.

Netanyahu Speech Lives Up to Controversial Expectations (Video)

In January, when Speaker John A. Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress, it caused the type of controversy and media attention normally reserved for a declaration of war, not a speech thats little more than a glorified press release.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Feb. 23, 2015 (Video)

With a Homeland Security shutdown looming, lawmakers resolved to invent holidays, toss snowballs and take naps on the House floor.

Team Bibi Bucks Chamber Rules

Staff for visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday apparently made themselves right at home while the boss addressed congressional leaders so much so, in fact, that the decorum-flouting PR operatives ruffled some feathers among the reporting corps.




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