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The Fastest Candidate — Running for the White House

Does anyone care to challenge Marco Rubio to a 40-yard dash?

Metro: Track Defect Deleted From Inspection Report

A technician “erroneously” deleted information from a July inspection report about a serious track defect that caused a train to derail Aug. 6, Metro said in an investigation report released to the public on Friday.

Appeals Court Allows NSA Telephone Record Collection

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned an injunction that would have halted the National Security Administration’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records, but the judges also allowed a lawsuit against the program to move forward.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Ted Cruz (Video)

Congressional Hits and Misses’ member marathon rolls on this week with Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican and presidential contender who doesn’t shy away from “wacko birds,” syrup guzzling or scaring children.

Tom Carper Brings Count of Iran Deal Supporters to 30

And then there were 30.

Drowning in Weak Polling, How Long Can Lindsey Graham Stay in 2016 Race?

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s presidential campaign has had a tough time getting traction so far, and a new Quinnipiac University poll keeps him in the conversation about who might be the first of the 17 Republican presidential candidates to fold.

Eric Cantor Emerges From Defeat to Back Jeb Bush in Virginia

Eric Cantor, the former House Majority Leader who primary election loss was one of the biggest political shockers of 2014, has re-emerged from the private sector to lend his support to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign in his home state.

Obama Explains Willie Mae's Scotch House Grease Spot

“If you come to New Orleans and you don’t get a grease spot on your clothing, you didn’t really enjoy the city.”

Senator Criticizes 'Systemic Issues' in State Dept. Email Management

One of the State Department’s congressional overseers is expressing fresh concerns about federal data security after this week’s inspector general report about the use of private email at the embassy in Japan.

Ted Cruz Invites Donald Trump to Anti-Iran Deal Rally on Capitol Grounds (Updated)

Updated 11:15 p.m. | Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has invited fellow presidential candidate Donald Trump to participate in a rally outside the Capitol against the international nuclear agreement with Iran.

Larry Craig Day's 8th Anniversary

It was eight years ago today that Sen. Larry Craig’s congressional career ended up in the toilet.

Former Senate Colleagues Could See Biden as President

Rare is the senator who hasn’t praised Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s character.

Office Space: Mike Honda's Living History (Video)

Rep. Michael M. Honda gave a tour of his congressional office in 2010 for Roll Call’s “Office Space” series, which returns this fall.

5 Members of Congress Who Could Endorse Trump

Donald Trump may be polling far ahead of the rest of the GOP presidential field, but there’s one constituency that remains reluctant to support the insurgent candidate: Congress.

Obama to Highlight Post-Katrina Progress in New Orleans

“What started out as a natural disaster became a manmade one — a failure of government to look out for its own citizens.”

Rand Paul in for the 'Long Haul' — But Can He Make It That Far?

As Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and his presidential campaign embarked this week on a western swing – working their way from Alaska to Utah – they hoped to send a message to his fellow Republican candidates — that Paul is “in it for the long haul.”

Rubio: GOP Needs 60 Votes to Repeal Obamacare

Sen. Marco Rubio sounds rather bearish on repealing Obamacare anytime soon, even if he or another Republican becomes president.

Obama Won't Be Pushing Second Amendment Rollback After Latest Shooting

After Wednesday’s shooting during a local television news live shot in Virginia, the White House said President Barack Obama is continuing to call for new gun safety laws.

Hoopsters Trash Talk at White House Ceremony

Hey, what’s a little trash talk among hoopsters? Baller-in-chief Barack Obama welcomed the WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury to the White House today, and, according to the official White House transcript, POTUS engaged in a little back and forth with the Mercury’s Diana Taurasi:

Parties Play Politics With FEC Complaints

Ethics problems can be serious trouble for any politician, but party strategists often use Federal Election Committee complaints to play games with the opposition, because the allegation has a slim chance of being ruled on before Election Day.

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