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GOP Mixes, (Briefly) Mingles With Log Cabin Republicans

Not even the lure of spending some quality time with a Cheney could compel congressional Republicans to hang around the Log Cabin Republican’s Spirit of Lincoln dinner in D.C. for longer than it takes to watch an episode of “Modern Family.”

How Much Will the War Against ISIS Cost? It Depends.

The ISIS war might cost U.S. taxpayers tens of billions. Or it might not. At this point, the White House still isn’t releasing an approximate figure.

Before Approving ISIS War, Menendez Wants Intelligence Briefing (Video)

The senator leading a push to authorize the war against ISIS after the elections wants an intelligence briefing first, so lawmakers know the full extent of the covert operations already under way.

Internal Poll: Democrat Holds Slight Lead in California House Contest

A new Democratic poll showed freshman Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., with a slim lead over former Rep. Doug Ose, R-Calif., in the race for his Sacramento-based district.

Voters, Tigers and Beers — Oh My!

BATON ROUGE, La. — Six weeks from Election Day, Sen. Mary L. Landrieu gathered the troops on the Louisiana State University campus, where tens of thousands of football fans and prospective voters congregated for hours ahead of the Saturday night game.

Pushing for Minimum Wage Boost, Nader Decries Vacationing Congress

Between Aug. 1 and Nov. 12, the House will have only been in session for eight days — translating to a $788 per hour wage for Speaker John A. Boehner.

Artists Aim to Halt Political Pigeonholing

Democrats vs. Republicans. Red vs. Blue. Us vs. Them.

Obama Won't Withdraw Boggs Nomination (Updated)

Updated 4:20 p.m. | President Barack Obama still supports the nomination of Michael P. Boggs for a federal judgeship in Georgia, even though Sen. Patrick J. Leahy told The New York Times there aren’t enough votes for confirmation.

Barbara Boxer Blasts NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's News Conference in New Letter (Video)

Sen. Barbara Boxer is making a personal appeal to the new National Football League executive in charge of government affairs, calling for more action to address domestic violence.

Congress Headed for the Hustings | Capitol Quip

On track to be the least productive Congress in modern times, members made short work of their September legislative agenda and headed back to the hustings in full campaign mode. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip captioning contest.

Flying Solo on Capitol Quip

Thanks to the many readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. Here’s the winning entry, as voted by readers of Heard on the Hill.

The Oklahoma Guide to Getting Along

OKLAHOMA CITY — This is a state that knows what it’s like to recover from a disaster.

New Ad: DSCC Attacks Cory Gardner on Birth Control

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will air a new ad Monday in Colorado attacking GOP Rep. Cory Gardner on birth control.

113th Congress Could Yield Fewest Laws in 60 Years

Say this about the 113th Congress: It’s managed to live down to low expectations.

Poll: Davis Holds Large Lead in Top Illinois Contest

Freshman Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., a top Democratic target this cycle, had a 19-point lead over his opponent with six weeks to go until Election Day, according to a poll conducted for his campaign and provided first to CQ Roll Call.

The Best TV Shows for Political Advertisements

Think of it as must-book TV.

Mary Landrieu Assists Keg Stand

BATON ROUGE, La. — There are some wild and crazy people in there.

House Democrats Pummel Republicans in August Fundraising

The House Democratic political arm far outpaced Republicans in August, just as both parties prepared to unleash their war chests for the midterms.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of September 15 (Video)

With Congress set to leave for seven weeks, members spent their final work week forgetting names, talking baseball and discussing the bad food at their uncle’s house.

Kansas Ballots Will Be Mailed Without Democratic Senate Nominee

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has instructed county election officials to mail overseas election ballots without listing a Democratic candidate for Senate, his office confirmed Friday to CQ Roll Call.

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