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Sportmen's Bill Faces Gun Amendment Gauntlet (Updated)

Updated 1:01 p.m. | The bipartisan sportsmen’s bill appeared on the verge of collapse Wednesday.

Politics & Prose Gives Amazon the Business

The District’s highest profile independent bookstore is getting political once more, weighing in on the ongoing tug-of-war between online retailer Amazon and authors with some cheeky in-store signage.

Shelley Moore Capito Campaigns Amid Father's Complicated Legacy

RIPLEY, W.Va.— In Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s bid for Senate, Republicans and Democrats frequently cite one major political asset: Her middle name.

Uncertain Future for Next Week's Highway Trust Fund Extension Vote

House GOP leadership is prepared to push ahead on legislation to save the Highway Trust Fund from looming insolvency, with a vote expected on the chamber floor next week.

Florida House Candidate Posts Another Big Fundraising Quarter

Attorney Gwen Graham, a Democrat, raised $563,000 in the second quarter, adding to her war chest as she gears up for a competitive race in Florida’s 2nd District, according to numbers provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Harry Reid Torches House Leaders Over VA, Lawsuit, Benghazi (Video)

House Republican leaders are acting like one-time LA Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, “kicking dirt at the umpire” to distract the nation, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday morning.

'Nicky Joe' Bets Political Survival on His Local Brand

LOGAN, W.Va. — The West Virginia Freedom Festival offered choices for Confederate flag accessories: jewelry, belts, pins and oven mitts. A couple blocks away, in the shadow of a “Hillbilly Mobile Zipline” platform, a Tennessee-based vendor called for a treason trial and eventual public execution of President Barack Obama.

Democrats' Hobby Lobby Response Would Curtail Religious Freedom Law (Video)

If Sen. Patty Murray and fellow Democrats get their way, employers wouldn’t be able to use a 1990s-era law to avoid Obamacare health coverage mandates for contraception.

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North Dakota Looks to Extend Pipelines Through Tribal Land to Reduce Natural Gas Burn-Offs

While North Dakota takes steps to limit the volume of natural gas that is being burned off, or “flared,” in its rapidly expanding oil fields, the problem, which has caught the attention of Congress, is far worse on the state’s American Indian land — where regulation is more difficult.

Mitch McConnell: It's Clear Thad Cochran Won Mississippi Runoff (Video)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky dismissed allegations from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, of impropriety in the Mississippi Republican primary — but noted it’s an issue for state officials to decide.

Bipartisan Sportsmen's Bill Sparks Gun Control Duel

A bipartisan bundle of hunting and fishing legislation could get shot down by a partisan battle over gun control.

Cuban Conspiracy Aside, Menendez Troubles Remain

In the short term, anyway, the tide of good news seems to have turned in favor of Robert Menendez.

Chowing Down, Cleveland-Style

Now that the Republican National Committee has elected to give Cleveland a star turn come 2016, it’s time for political operatives (and reporters) to begin debating the only thing that really matters during nominating conventions: Where we all gonna eat?

Obama's $4B Bill for Border Surge Gets Frosty Reception on the Right

Reaction to President Barack Obama’s request for almost $4 billion in emergency funds to deal with the Texas border crisis was met with skepticism Tuesday by most Republicans, but especially by hard-liners who have consistently blamed White House policies for the surge in illegal immigration.

Hobby Lobby, Immigration Supplemental At Top of Reid's July Agenda (Video)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., plans a packed July work period with the Senate expected to consider a raft of bills, including a Democratic response to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision and the emergency immigration supplemental spending bill.

Jared Polis and Dan Maffei Welcome New Daughters

Sean Patrick Maloney Turns in Another Strong Fundraising Quarter

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., posted another impressive fundraising haul, bringing in $550,000 in the second quarter, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

RNC 2016 Convention Heads to Cleveland

The Republican National Convention is headed to The Cleve in 2016.

Obama Asking Congress for $4.3 Billion for Border Crisis, Wildfires

Updated 11:54 a.m. | President Barack Obama wants $3.7 billion in emergency spending from Congress to address the child migrant crisis and another $615 million for wildfires, the White House said Tuesday morning — and the top House Republican appropriator suggested his chamber would act quickly.

New Ads Invade Arkansas Airwaves

Three new campaign ads hit the Arkansas airwaves Tuesday, with less than four months to go in one of the most competitive Senate races in the country.

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