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Issa Gives Obama Another Chance to Honor Simas Subpoena

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa is giving the White House one more chance to comply with the subpoena of Obamaís top political adviser, David Simas.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of July 14 (Video)

As members discuss bathroom breaks, candy and The Peopleís Court, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., refuses to yield the Senate floor.

Mock Candidate Aims to Muck Up Kentucky Senate Race (Video)

Kentucky voters neednít worry about hunting for Gil Fulbrightís name (at least thatís what it is this week) in voting booths come November. But they should get used to seeing his shit-eating grin over the next few months.

DSCC Raised More Than NRSC in June

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced raising $7.2 million in June ó just about a million dollars more than its Republican counterpart.

Grassley's Sky Diving Advice

Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa has some advice for anyone pondering following the lead of former President George H.W. Bush and jumping out of an airplane.

McCain: United States 'Also Responsible' for Circumstances Leading to MH17 Crash in Ukraine (Audio)

Sen. John McCain said Friday that the tragic shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 might never have happened if the United States had armed Ukrainian forces battling against Russian-backed separatists.

Obama Goes From Tragedy to Guacamole

Updated 2:17 p.m. | Minutes after giving a somber statement in the briefing room on the Malaysia Airlines disaster and the war in Gaza, Obama was cracking jokes about guacamole and ice cream.

Anger on Capitol Hill Grows as Details on Flight MH17 Emerge

Updated 3:29 p.m. | Members of Congress from both parties and chambers took to the airwaves, to social media and the Internet Friday to express a growing anger over indications of Russian involvement in the missile attack that took down an airliner and all 298 aboard over Ukraine on Thursday.

'Al The Pal' Could Get Air Force Facility Named After Him

Sen. Alan J. Dixon, the Illinois Democrat who died earlier this month, might have an Air Force facility at Scott AFB, a site near ďAl the PalísĒ home of Belleville, Ill.

Obama Pushes Putin Amid 'Outrage' Over Malaysian Airlines Jet (Video)

President Barack Obama sounded outrage over the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines jet, but isnít ready to pin the blame definitively on Russian-backed separatists or Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Pet Project Morphs Into Solon-Shaming ‘PolitiCat’

An anonymous online scold has begun a virtual game of cat and mouse with elected officials, awarding leaders willing to reach across party lines for the greater good with quirky honors while ripping those who just plain cross lines a new one.

GOP Can't Catch a Break in Congressional Baseball Recruitment

Phil Berger Jr.ís loss in Tuesdayís Republican runoff in North Carolinaís 6th District was about more than an establishment favorite getting knocked off by an anti-establishment challenger.

Republicans Bet Housework Over NRCC Dues Collection

Four House Republicans ó who are also roommates ó arenít messing around with collecting dues for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

U.S. Chamber Backs Justin Amash Primary Opponent

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed GOP Rep. Justin Amashís primary challenger in Michiganís 3rd District.

Carter and Goodlatte Put Down Their Own Markers to Solve Border Crisis

The specially appointed House GOP border surge working group is poised to submit its formal policy recommendations to party leaders, while two of its members appear to be pursuing alternate tracks.

Senate Set to Confirm Ambassador to Possible Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crash Investigator (Video) (Updated)

Updated 6:59 p.m. | The Senate is set to confirm a new U.S. ambassador to an international body thatís been responsible for investigating airplane crashes such as Malaysia Airlines MH17.

Putin Should Pay if Malaysia Airlines Jet Was Shot Down, McCain Says (Video)

If itís determined that Ukrainian separatists shot down the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in Eastern Ukraine Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin should face consequences, Sen. John McCain said.

Boehner Losing Optimism on Addressing Border Crisis Before August Recess (Video)

Speaker John A. Boehner seems to be losing confidence that Congress can pass legislation addressing the wave of children coming across the border before lawmakers head back to their districts for the August recess.

Joe Manchin’s Penchant for Power Lunching

If itís hump day, budding coalition builder Sen. Joe Manchin III is probably breaking bread with members of his slowly widening circle of fellow comity seekers.

GOP Task Force Member Says Border Crisis Recommendations Will Be Released Thursday

Updated 2:19 p.m. | The House GOP working group tasked with making policy recommendations on how to manage the influx of unaccompanied child migrants on the Southwest border will hand off its formal report to Republican leaders on Thursday, members confirmed.

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