| March 24, 2015, 4:49 p.m.
When the House Freedom Caucus comes along, you must whip it. When a close vote’s held open on the floor too long, you must whip it. Whip it good.
| March 24, 2015, 4:38 p.m.
Updated 6:20 p.m. | Michigan Rep. Dan Benishek said Tuesday he has decided to break a self-imposed term limit and run for re-election next year.
| March 24, 2015, 4:11 p.m.
Updated 10 p.m. | Sen. James M. Inhofe kicked off budget week with a floor speech on the sequel to his Pilot’s Bill of Rights, which the Oklahoma Republican acknowledged Monday “is not a big deal to the general public, but it is to anyone who is a pilot.”
| March 24, 2015, 2:24 p.m.
Budget maneuvers congressional Republicans are undertaking suggest the statutory discretionary spending caps, which some lawmakers consider a major party accomplishment, may not survive a GOP-controlled Congress.
| March 24, 2015, 2:14 p.m.
Speaker John A. Boehner said he was “a bit shocked” by Wall Street Journal reports that Israeli officials were actively working to undermine U.S. efforts to curtail Iran’s nuclear program through diplomacy.
| March 24, 2015, 1:59 p.m.
Rep. Adam Smith is recovering from his second hip surgery, placing the Washington Democrat on the disabled list for the upcoming 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.
| March 24, 2015, 1:02 p.m.
Between St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness, last week was a little longer than usual for everyone on the Hill. Members occupied their time arguing over the “little guy,” monogamous relationships and the correct pronunciation of “Xavier.”
| March 24, 2015, 12:49 p.m.
GOP Sen. Dan Coats’ retirement creates a takeover opportunity in Indiana next year. But Democrats will likely need some breaks to move the race from a potential gain to a top-tier contest.
| March 24, 2015, 12:04 p.m.
Republican Sen. Dan Coats will not run for re-election in Indiana next year, opening up his Senate seat to a wide group of hopefuls.
| March 24, 2015, 11:36 a.m.
Updated 12:54 p.m. | At their weekly news conference Tuesday morning, House Republican leaders went on the offensive to sell their budget resolution.
| March 24, 2015, 11:01 a.m.
Rep. Darrell Issa may be worth at least $357 million, but he apparently knows where to find the cheapest sodas on Capitol Hill.
| March 24, 2015, 5:02 a.m.
The death last week of Robert W. Kastenmeier, who evolved in the House from a prominent peace crusader into a premier intellectual property protector, is the freshest reminder of an odd truth about the modern Congress.
| March 24, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.
| March 24, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
The reviews are in after the first game of spring training: Hillary Rodham Clinton struck out. Or at best, she hit a slow roller to second base and was thrown out by a mile.
| March 23, 2015, 9:46 p.m.
Republicans are breaking out their procedural rulebooks for the House budget resolution, with leadership getting creative to appease defense hawks who want additional spending and conservatives who are apt to reject more military dollars that aren’t offset.
| March 23, 2015, 7:35 p.m.
Ted Cruz has launched his presidential campaign after just 27 months in the Senate, though it has been a tenure marked by hard-line conservative policies, one of the longest speeches in Senate history and an effort to undermine President Barack Obama’s health care law that led to a 16-day partial government shutdown.
| March 23, 2015, 5:36 p.m.
Rep. Raul Ruiz, the California Democrat and doctor known for saving ailing passengers on airplanes, can now add a new role to his resume: dad.
| March 23, 2015, 5:35 p.m.
Former Rep. Robert Kastenmeier, a Wisconsin Democrat who represented the Badger State’s 2nd District for 32 years, died March 20 in Arlington, Va. He was 91.
| March 23, 2015, 2:52 p.m.
The Supreme Court is set to decide soon whether justices will again hear the case of Abigail Noel Fisher, a white student who was denied admission to the University of Texas-Austin. The court first dealt with the case two years ago, sending it back to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
| March 23, 2015, 2:50 p.m.
Colleges across the country are trying to diversify their freshman classes, but are doing so on an ever-changing legal terrain about whether, and to what extent, they may consider race in admissions policy.