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Obama's Own Words on Immigration Are Republicans' Best Ammo

President Barack Obama spoke so many times against taking broad executive action to end deportations that he’s left Republicans with an arsenal of ammo to use against him.

Kelly Ward Will Stay on as DCCC Executive Director

Newly minted Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Luján said Kelly Ward will stay on as executive director of the committee for the second straight cycle.

Congressman to Consider John McCain Primary Challenge

Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., plans to keep his options open for 2016, saying he would consider future runs — including a primary challenge to Sen. John McCain — after the holidays.

Josh Holmes, the Mastermind of Team Mitch

Much of the movie “Fargo” takes place in Minnesota, the home state of the aide in charge of the campaign that propelled Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell to the role of Senate majority leader in the next Congress.

Major Players From Team Cantor to Open Lobbying Shop

Months after Cantorland was turned upside down by their boss’ stunning primary defeat, two key members of the ex-majority leader’s team are returning to the workforce, opening a lobbying firm with another prominent former Hill staffer.

Grassley Says Obama's Immigration Action Worse Than King George (Video)

The next chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said President Barack Obama’s expected executive actions would go beyond the dreams of even King George III.

Democrats Win 2 Contested California House Contests

Updated 7:53 p.m. | In a boost for California Democrats, Reps. Jim Costa and Ami Bera will return to Congress in January, after The Associated Press called both races Wednesday night.

Walz Gets VA Committee Spot After Messy Process

Sometimes a consolation prize makes all the difference, Minnesota Rep. Tim Walz learned Wednesday.

Republicans: Exec Action Timing Sends Divisive Signal

Miffed that President Barack Obama plans to announce his immigration actions while they are strapped in at 30,000 feet en route to their home districts, congressional Republicans say the timing shows that the president has no regard for their input.

Huelskamp Open to Moran Primary Challenge

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., is not ruling out a primary challenge to Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., in 2016.

CBC Rallies to Defend Brown, Democrats' Seniority System

Wednesday was a good day for the Congressional Black Caucus: In just a matter of hours, the powerful group saw Democrats’ seniority system — a tradition that has long protected minority lawmakers from being passed over for leadership positions — prevail not once, but twice.

Senate Republicans Up in 2016: No Shutdown Over Immigration

The coming battle over immigration with the White House has Senate Republicans up for re-election in 2016 fearful of a possible shutdown showdown.

Lee Zeldin Making Friends All Over Congress

Rep.-elect Lee Zeldin has only been around Capitol Hill for a few days, but he’s already making quite the impression among the New York delegation.

Mike Enzi Challenging Jeff Sessions for Budget Gavel

Senate Republicans have a battle for a gavel.

Vote for Your Favorite GOP Elephant Walk Capitol Quip!

The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your votes.

Mark Pocan Dishes About Kringle

Square meals, schmare meals. Rep. Mark Pocan is more interested in circular arguments.

Pallone Brings Health Policy Chops to Energy Panel Post

By choosing Frank Pallone Jr. to be ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee for the 114th Congress, House Democrats tapped a lawmaker with a track record for helping some of the poorest Americans gain access to medical care.

Obama Will Announce Immigration Action in Primetime (Video)

In a video posted to Facebook, President Barack Obama said he will announce his immigration executive actions Thursday night and speak again in Las Vegas on Friday at Del Sol High School.

Laying the Foundation for a Congressional Twitter Feed

Which came first: the rock-star hog castrator or the egg?

End of the Road for Michael Boggs Nomination?

Time is running out for Michael P. Boggs, whose nomination by President Barack Obama to the district court bench in Georgia roiled Democrats and raised new questions about the longstanding Senate practice of giving senators a veto over court picks in their home states.

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