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Take Five: Rep. Bruce Westerman

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.

Cruz Ready for Next Debt Limit Debate

Remember what happened the last time Congress acted to raise the debt limit?

One Last Hurrah for Joe Biden?

The news that Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is giving serious consideration to running for president spread like wildfire over the weekend.

Joe Baldacci Complicates Cain's Challenge to Poliquin in Maine

New England’s only Tossup election got a little more complicated last week, when Maine’s Joe Baldacci, the brother of former Gov. John Baldacci, filed to run as a Democrat in the 2nd District.

Hatch Calls ADA One of His Most Important Achievements

Lawmakers across the political spectrum have celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act over the past week — none more than Sen. Orrin G. Hatch.

Cruz, Rubio and Paul Make New Hampshire Forum — Sort Of

For three of the 14 presidential candidates participating in Monday’s Voters First Forum, the timing was less than ideal.

GOP Silent on Sanctions Strategy if Iran Deal Derailed

GOP lawmakers who have declared their opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran have so far failed to articulate a detailed strategy for what would come next if they secure enough votes to derail the agreement. 

Cybersecurity Opponents Gird for Senate Floor Debate

The Senate will take up a cyber bill this week that already has critics promising a rigorous debate over what they say is little more than a surveillance measure dressed in the guise of cybersecurity legislation.

Ethics Committee to Investigate Chaka Fattah (Updated)

Updated: 8:55 p.m. | The House Ethics Committee did its due diligence Monday evening.

Democrats Vote to Filibuster Planned Parenthood Defunding Bill (Updated)

Updated 6:33 p.m. | Planned Parenthood funding will continue despite outrage — mostly from Republicans — over videos showing officials discussing the sale of aborted body parts.

Manchin to Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood (Updated)

Updated 4:44 p.m. | Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., announced Monday that he’ll join Republicans in the evening to bar funding for Planned Parenthood.

Fill the Hours on GOP Debate Night

In the time it took to type these words, another 12 jillion Republicans announced their candidacies for the 2016 presidential race.

John Oliver Takes on D.C. Statehood

In Stephen Colbert’s absence, it appears another late-night host has taken up the mantle for D.C. statehood.

What's McConnell's Next Move on the EPA's Clean Power Plan? (Updated)

Updated 2:55 p.m. | The Obama administration’s final Clean Power Plan unveiled Monday sets aggressive goals for reducing carbon pollution — but the first challenge on the road to implementation will be working around Republican opposition on Capitol Hill.

In Senate Race, Alan Grayson Could Be Own Worst Enemy

In his bid for Senate in Florida, the biggest thing standing in Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson’s way is . . . Alan Grayson.

John Dingell Reads Mean Tweets

No one is safe from mean tweets, not even the longest-serving member of Congress.

That Time a Congressman Killed a Lion in Zimbabwe (Video)

Long before the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by a Minneapolis dentist triggered an international outcry over the illegal hunting, one U.S. Congressman confidently bragged about killing — and eating — his own conquests.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of July 27, 2015 (Video)

Members wrapped up the last week in July with rhetorical questions, pipe smoke and empty toothpaste tubes.

Onetime DCCC Prospect Greitens Running as Republican in Missouri

Depending on how things shake out, Missouri voters could face a bizarro world next fall: A former Democrat running as the Republican nominee for governor against a Democrat who used to be a Republican.

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