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North Korea Brings Polarized Congress Together

What do you have to do to bring a politically polarized Congress together? Conduct a nuclear weapons test, launch a long-range rocket and restart a reactor that can provide weapons-grade plutonium.

Congressional Black Caucus PAC to Endorse Clinton

The Congressional Black Caucus PAC has voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for president and will make an official endorsement Thursday, CBC Chairman Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., said Wednesday.

As Intraparty Divisions Fade, New Hampshire Gears Up for Next Competitive Race

Presidential campaign signs are piling up at New Hampshire’s transfer stations (more colloquially known as dumps), their temporary place of rest until called up for their next mission — a deployment to Massachusetts’ or Maine’s nominating contests, perhaps, or a repeat Granite State tour in November.

Rift Over Guns Threatens Mental Health Package

Senators are continuing to negotiate a mental health system overhaul package, but one issue threatens its future: guns.

Office Space: Gregory Meeks' New York Gallery

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., shows off his collection of pens, Easter eggs and his affinity for desks.

New Hampshire Results Winnow Presidential Field

And then there were seven. The results of another presidential nominating contest Tuesday night in New Hampshire brought with them another round of suspended campaigns.

Confectioners Association Spreads Valentine’s Day Sweets

The National Confectioners Association spent Wednesday walking around the Capitol and handing out candy to every member’s personal office.

Quiz: Who Wore This Campaign Fashion Better?

You can admit it. You’ve thought about presidential candidate’s clothing choices.

Feingold Gets Awkward Endorsement Announcement

In a not very literate way, teachers’ union announced their endorsement of former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., who is taking on Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., in a rematch of their 2010 race.

It's 'The Payne Report' — Radio From Rutgers

Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., has launched a new radio show, created to find connections between hip-hop and government, and for his first show he welcomed Congressional Black Caucus chairman G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., and discussed a range of political issues.

House Approves Flint-EPA Bill

Spurred by the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Mich., the House voted 416-2 Wednesday to approve a bill requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to inform residents within 24 hours when tests show that drinking water is contaminated with lead.

It’s 'Paws for Love' Time on Capitol Hill

A Valentine’s Day animal adoption event on Friday will bring adorable pets in need of a home to Capitol Hill. Hosted by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, “Paws for Love” features 11 animal rescue groups from the surrounding area.

Senate Leaders Honor Longtime Gallery Director

Senate leaders used opening remarks on the floor Wednesday to honor Ed Pesce, the longtime director of the Senate Periodical Press Gallery, calling him a fixture behind the office’s signature saloon doors.

North Carolina Asks Supreme Court to Halt Redistricting Order

The Supreme Court is again being asked to weigh in on contested congressional districts for this year’s elections, this time with North Carolina warning the justices Wednesday of potential electoral chaos because of a court order this month.

Facing Afghanistan Vet Opponent, Roy Blunt Hit Over Draft Deferments

Updated: 3:17 p.m. | Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a new line of attack against Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, highlighting a report about the powerful Republican’s draft deferments during the Vietnam War.

Burr's 'Thing' Needs Repairs

Senator Richard Burr’s, R-N.C., beloved Volkswagen Thing faced some problems on Wednesday, with the North Carolina Republican tweeting a photo of three men pushing his car on the side of a road.

Ryan: Congress May Prep Reconciliation Measure for GOP President

Speaker Paul D. Ryan told reporters Wednesday that members are discussing whether Congress should prepare a budget reconciliation measure this year that it could pass next year and send to the next president.

Trying to Make Sense of the Post-New Hampshire Republican Race

If there were any doubts that Donald Trump was a serious contender in the Republican presidential race after he arguably under-performed in Iowa, New Hampshire’s results should be a wake-up call.




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