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Democrats' Florida Senate Hopes Could Cost House Seat

A Senate recruitment victory for Democrats in Florida could, in turn, jeopardize the party’s quest for the House majority.

Patrick Murphy Announces Senate Bid in Florida

Rep. Patrick Murphy will run for Senate in the Sunshine State in 2016, giving national Democrats the candidate they want in a top pickup opportunity for the party this cycle.

Why the GOP Will Likely Attack the Potemkin White House

If budget resolutions are aspirational, sketching the big picture Congress envisions for government, then spending bills are the polar opposite: Blueprints that lawmakers micromanage down to the smallest line item.

Democrats Outline Floor Strategy for Budget Battle

Senate and House Democrats face different challenges in responding to the budget blueprints on the floors of their respective chambers, but they’re operating from much the same playbook.

Make-or-Break Week for Republicans on 'Doc Fix,' Budget

As the House returns Monday, Speaker John A. Boehner faces two big tests of his hold on the ever-unruly Republican Conference: pushing through the GOP budget and putting the final touches on a speaker-approved Medicare “doc fix.”

Hot Button Time Machine: Dan Mitchell’s Budget Tips

With House and Senate Republicans readying the horses for trading in the hopes of taking a victory lap after reconciling their competing spending priorities, HOH elected to check in with keen political observers about what has to happen to salvage the perennially doomed budget negotiations from ultimate ruin.

Date Set for Congressional Golf Tournament

Get excited: The 14th annual First Tee Congressional Challenge is scheduled for Monday, July 27.

O Can He Sing

Mike Sommers, chief of staff to Speaker John A. Boehner, is not Canadian.

HOH Word of the Week: Politician

“A politician is a man who understands government, and it takes a politician to run government. A statesman is a politician who’s been dead 10 or 15 years.” — President Harry S. Truman explaining a very important distinction (and why he was happy to be in the former camp) in 1958 per “The Political Bible of Humorous Quotations from American Politics” by Rich Rubino.

Cruz's Liberty Speech: Why It's Happening Monday

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The night before Sen. Ted Cruz is expected to deliver a speech launching his 2016 presidential bid, the Texas Republican’s political operation sent a text message to supporters, telling them to pay attention.

Conservatives: Cruz Candidacy Puts Key Issues on Table

Updated 8:55 p.m. | What seemed inevitable is now, almost, official: Ted Cruz is running for president. Because of course he is.

McCarthy: Clinton Should Turn Over the Email Server

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., added his voice Sunday to a growing number of Republicans calling for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to turn over her personal email server to an independent third-party arbiter.

Obama Waves Off Third Term

President Barack Obama won’t serve a third term. That’s one takeaway from his visit Saturday to cheer his niece’s basketball team to victory in the NCAA tournament in College Park, Md., although Leslie Robinson didn’t actually see playing time in Princeton’s 80-70 victory over Green Bay.

Ted Cruz Plans 'Important Speech' in Virginia

Sen. Ted Cruz’s political operation appears to be strongly encouraging attendance by the media at an event in Lynchburg, Va., Monday for what’s being billed as “an important speech.”

The 40-Year Saga of The EPA's Coal-Ash Rule

The path to the Environmental Protection Agency’s December release of its final rule for coal-ash disposal stretched for nearly 40 years through the halls of Congress, the bureaucratic web of federal agencies, and in and out of courtrooms across the country. Here are a few key milestones:

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Noting the Irony, Republican Praises EPA Coal-Ash Rule

An unusual event transpired last week in the House: A senior Republican opened a hearing by praising the Environmental Protection Agency.

Netanyahu Call Failed to Satisfy Obama

President Barack Obama’s call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday failed to end Obama’s concerns about Netanyahu’s pre-election disavowal of a two-state solution to the conflict with Palestinians.

Democrats Take Aim at Liquid Detergent Packaging

“Now that’s pretty attractive,” said Sen. Bill Nelson, eyeing a half dollar-sized packet of liquid laundry detergent on Thursday morning, before stroking the squishy blue orb against his well-tanned jaw.

DCCC, NRCC Raise More Than $5 Million in February

Both parties’ House campaign committees raised more than $5 million in February, the two organizations announced Friday.

ATF Chief Announces Resignation (Updated)

Updated 12:27 p.m. | B. Todd Jones is resigning as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives weeks after the agency abandoned a plan to ban some bullets.

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