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Buck Fundraises Off Attempts to Oust Him as Class President

Rep. Ken Buck learned Thursday morning he could keep his slot as freshman class president, but the Colorado Republican is still calling in the reinforcements.

House Sends Trade Adjustment Assistance to President's Desk

The House did Thursday what two weeks ago might have seemed impossible: Cleared for President Barack Obama the second and third of four necessary components to his ambitious and contentious trade agenda.

Meadows Gets Subcommittee Gavel Back (Updated) (Video)

Updated: 12:55 p.m. | After all the infighting, after all the threats and bad blood caused by Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz stripping Mark Meadows of his subcommittee gavel, Meadows is staying put.

Obama Says Health Care Working; Supreme Court Upholds Law

The Supreme Court saved Obamacare from another critical legal challenge in a 6-3 decision Thursday that upholds health insurance subsidies for millions of low- and middle-income residents. President Barack Obama hailed the ruling.

Congress Beats the Press in Annual Softball Game (Video)

In a close game dominated by pitching and defense, the congressional women’s softball team prevailed over the press 1-0 in the seventh annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Retribution for Buck? No. Frustration? Yes.

Freshman class president Ken Buck will keep his mostly ceremonial position, after members of the freshmen class met Thursday morning to air their grievances.

Obamacare SCOTUS Win Sets Up Huge Week for Obama (Updated) (Video)

Updated 12:29 p.m. | President Barack Obama’s enormous 6-3 win in the Supreme Court upholding subsidies nationwide for Obamacare — and preserving his signature domestic accomplishment — sets up what has the makings of the biggest week of his second term.

Jesus Lady Challenges Speaker Boehner to Step Up

Spiritual warrior Rita Warren can no longer hold her tongue about a perceived brush-off by Speaker John A. Boehner.

Firing Up a Memorable Fourth

Independence Day doesn’t just commemorate the birth of our nation.

Democrats Search for Katko Opponent in New York Swing District

As political parties pick up the pace of recruiting candidates ahead of next year’s congressional elections, Democrats are searching for a candidate in NY’s 24th Congressional District to challenge what they see as a vulnerable incumbent.

Senate Showing Its Age Lately, Mostly to the Good (Video)

The Senate seems as dinged up as ever this summer. Is it coincidence, or are senators just getting older?

Miller to Announce Bid for Rubio's Senate Seat (Updated)

Updated 11:40 p.m. | Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., will run for the Sunshine State’s open Senate seat, according to a source with knowledge of Miller’s plans. A second source said the announcement could come next week.

Mississippi Senators Defend Jefferson Davis

Mississippi’s two senators are ready to change the state flag, but they still honor and defend Jefferson Davis, the man who served as the president of the Confederacy and whose statue stands prominently in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.

House Scraps NDAA Conference Vote Amid 'Blue Slip' Hang Up

The House and Senate conference on their annual defense policy bill isn't happening. At least not today.

House Rebels Warn of Blowback for Boehner

The House Freedom Caucus has a secret it wants to share with Democrats.

Senate Votes to Send Trade Promotion Authority to Obama

After no shortage of fits and starts, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s trade agenda — Trade Promotion Authority — is finally heading to his desk.

Peter Roskam Surprises John Lewis With Artful Homage

Rep. Peter Roskam broke from regularly scheduled committee business Wednesday to present civil-rights icon turned solon Rep. John Lewis with a personalized painting commemorating the historic March on Washington in 1963.

Confederate Flag Aside, Other Symbols Are Everywhere

Confederate flags in South Carolina and Mississippi have garnered much of the public’s attention following the murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, but they aren’t the only symbols forcing politicians to judge the line between heritage, history and intimidation.

Democrats Celebrate 7th Straight Baseball Win on House Floor (Video)

Congressional Baseball Managers Joe L. Barton, R-Texas, and Mike Doyle, D-Pa., interrupted a series of votes Wednesday to once again bring the coveted Roll Call trophy to the House chamber, marking the Democrats’ seventh-straight victory over the Republicans in the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on June 11. With the victory, Democrats now lead the all-time series by one game, 39-38-1.

Obama Gets Trade Win: Democrats Give In on TAA

“It’s over.”

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