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Ryan, McConnell Find Little 'Common Ground' at White House

President Barack Obama’s private meetings with congressional Republican leaders appeared to do very little to break the legislative impasse that largely has defined his tenure.

He Made the Gavel Boehner Wielded

Former Speaker John A. Boehner mourned the loss of a mentor and friend Tuesday who created the gavel the Ohio Republican used to lead the House.

Reid: 'Did You See Diversity in Iowa?'

A day after the Iowa caucuses and a week from the New Hampshire primary, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is back blasting the lack of diversity in the states that come before his home of Nevada in the presidential nominating process.

Rep. Fattah’s Son Faces Five Years for Fraud

Chaka Fattah Jr., the son of Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah, was sentenced to 60 months in prison on 22 federal counts of bank and tax fraud.

Elijah Cummings Won't Run for Senate in Maryland

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Maryland Democrat who had been considering a campaign for his state’s open seat in the Senate, said Tuesday he has decided to run instead for a 12th term in Congress.

K Street Cash Buoys Clinton, Rubio in White House Bids

K Street cash is helping to pay campaign bills, but money from lobbyists may also haunt presidential contenders with ties to special interests as the White House race heads to New Hampshire and beyond.

Liz Cheney 'Taking Nothing for Granted' in Second Campaign

Liz Cheney has many of the things one might hope to have when launching a campaign for Congress in a state as red as Wyoming.

What One House GOP Retirement May Say About the Future

At first glance, the Reid Ribble retirement doesn’t appear headline-worthy. Yes, he is now among 16 House Republicans, half from tea party takeover class of 2010, to announce a voluntary departure at year’s end. But, no, that retirement roster is hardly extraordinary, and it’s little surprise that a decent number of those insurgent outsiders have concluded they’ve made their mark and can move on.

Walker Plans to Relaunch POW/MIA Committee

Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., plans on reintroducing the Select Committee on Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Affairs.

Who's Afraid of John Thune? So Far, Everybody

South Dakota Democrats are still looking for a candidate to challenge Republican incumbent Sen. John Thune, and don’t seem to be having an easy time recruiting one in the strongly conservative state.

What We Learned From the Iowa Caucuses

The first contest in the 2016 presidential election ended with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz winning the angry vote over Donald Trump while Sen. Marco Rubio’s strong showing made him the party’s establishment favorite. The two Democrats battled to a “virtual tie,” as Sen. Bernard Sanders put it.

Clinton Ekes Out Narrow Win, Cruz Stuns GOP Field

In what Iowa party leaders are calling the closest Democratic caucus ever, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton managed a narrow victory, securing 49.9 percent of the vote to Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders’ 49.6 percent. The third Democratic candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, received less than 1 percent of the vote and suspended his campaign.

Dust Begins to Settle in Iowa With Clinton Edge

DES MOINES, Iowa — After a tense night and early morning trying to account for missing votes in errant precincts, the Iowa Democratic Party declared Tuesday that it had received results from 100 percent of the state’s precincts and could confirm a razor-thin victory for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Democrats Say: Learn From the Bern

If you are a Democratic member of Congress or care about someone who is, I understand the pit in your stomach. Hillary Clinton had a 69-percent approval rating when you thought she’d boogaloo her way to the nomination in 2016. Now that it actually is 2016, it’s Bernard Sanders, the 74-year-old unkempt, professional grump who is filling stadiums with college kids and running ads so good they make you remember why you got into this soul-crushing business in the first place. And did I mention he’s a socialist?

Cruz Wins, But Iowa Barely Winnows Field

Bulletin: The Iowa caucuses did not nominate a presidential candidate in either party.

The Caucuses: Bringing the World to Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa State Historic Museum went from virtually deserted at 6 p.m. Monday to teaming with about 1,000 caucus-goers by 7 p.m, all of them streaming into one of six precincts — three Democratic and three Republican — as the Hawkeye State officially kicked off the 2016 presidential campaign.

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: Congressional Factions

This week on the whiteboard, Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings breaks down Congress’ many political factions.

Supreme Court Allows Virginia Redistricting to Stand in 2016

Virginia’s 2016 congressional elections in November can move ahead using a judge-selected redistricting plan put in place last month despite a pending Supreme Court challenge, under a Supreme Court order Monday.

McCain Pays Off a Bet

With Wednesday Deadline Looming, Cummings Hasn't Filed for Office in Maryland

Updated: 5:52 p.m. | If you were browsing the Maryland Board of Elections website midday on Monday, you might have thought you’d stumbled upon some news.




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