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Hoyer Urges Civility Among Democrats in Trade Debate

Democrats attacking Democrats over trade is neither productive nor welcome, House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer said Tuesday.

Obama to Deliver Eulogy at Beau Biden Burial Mass

President Barack Obama will deliver a eulogy Saturday at Beau Biden’s burial Mass in Wilmington, Del., Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s office announced.

Rematches Invite 'Retread' Label, Familiar Themes

It’s a good thing neither former Rep. Joe Sestak nor Sen. Patrick J. Toomey has grown a mustache in the past six years.

Senate Clears USA Freedom Act After Ending Rand Paul Filibuster (Updated)

Updated 6:09 p.m. | The Senate passed an overhaul of Patriot Act surveillance provisions Tuesday after rejecting the pleas of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and putting an end to Rand Paul’s filibuster.

Watch: House Hearing on May 12 Amtrak Crash

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing Tuesday on the May 12 Amtrak train crash outside of Philadelphia, which killed eight passengers and injured more than 200.

Elizabeth Warren Blasts SEC's Mary Jo White (Updated)

Updated 11:47 a.m. | In the aftermath of a meeting last month between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White, the Massachusetts Democrat is detailing her disappointment with the top securities regulator, including about campaign finance.

Party's History of Establishment Picks Could Be Over

Battles for the Republican presidential nomination almost always come down to two alternatives — an establishment-backed candidate with pragmatic instincts and an insurgent (often significantly more conservative) who tries to appeal to constituencies that feel ignored.

Take Five: Rep. Tom Emmer

Politicians Prosecuting Their Case to Come to Congress

If three in a row signals a trend, then the era of the prosecutor in congressional politics is clearly taking hold.

Senate Odd Couple Won't Split — Despite NSA Rift (Video)

The icy rift over the Patriot Act between one of the Senate’s oddest couples — Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul — isn’t about to break up their political alliance.

Mike Coffman Rules Out Colorado Senate Bid

Colorado 6th District Rep. Mike Coffman will not challenge Sen. Michael Bennet for Senate, The Denver Post reported Monday afternoon.

Louise Slaughter Hangs In There

A month after first laying eyes upon her official portrait, Rep. Louise M. Slaughter was expected Monday to finally join the former leaders silently watching over the House Rules Committee.

Mulling the 2015 Taste of America Finalists

The stage is set for one last bout, food-fight fans.

David McKinley Not Running for Governor in West Virginia

West Virginia Rep. David McKinley plans to announce Monday that he’s not running for governor in 2016, according to two sources with knowledge of McKinley’s plans. McKinley plans to make the announcement at a 3:30 p.m. Eastern conference call with reporters.

Thomas Massie Talks Tesla

When Rep. Thomas Massie drove up to the Capitol to support his Kentucky GOP colleague Sen. Rand Paul’s bid to halt provisions of the Patriot Act, the congressman’s car turned heads.

Appropriations Bills Face Democratic Roadblock

It might be too early to put the nail in the coffin of the fiscal 2016 appropriations process, but get your hammer ready.

McCarthy to Senate: Pass USA Freedom Act 'as Soon as Possible'

With key provisions of the Patriot Act now expired and the Senate’s plans to reboot them unclear, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy admitted Monday morning he has “a real concern in the safety of the country right now.”

Appealing to Hawks, Lindsey Graham Jumps Into 2016 Presidential Ring

Updated 2:42 p.m. | Just hours after Sen. Rand Paul claimed a temporary victory in his quest to rein in the National Security Agency, the leader of what the Kentucky Republican blasted as the “eye-roll caucus” threw his own hat into the 2016 presidential ring.

EMILY's List Targets 15 Republicans for 2016

EMILY’s List put 15 GOP incumbents “On Notice” for their re-election bids Monday, naming its top GOP targets for 2016, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

DCCC Isn't 'Rushing' to Make Endorsements

Exactly two years ago, a crop of Democratic House recruits were in Washington, D.C., being fêted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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