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Democrats Unite Around Middle-Class Message, Israel Says

PHILADELPHIA House Democrats are united around a new messaging strategy for the 2016 cycle, according to Rep. Steve Israel of New York.

Keystone Bill Rolls Toward Final Passage After Clearing Cloture Vote

A bill to approve the final leg of the Keystone XL pipeline cleared a major hurdle in the Senate on Thursday, bringing the Republican-controlled Congress a step closer to a confrontation with the White House.

February Memo Plants Seeds for GOP's New Immigration Strategy

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent House Republicans a legislative memo Thursday, laying out a February agenda of repealing Obamacare, taking on unfunded mandates, and permanently providing a tax deduction for charitable giving.

Cornyn: Loretta Lynch Likely to Be Confirmed

The No. 2 Senate Republican said Thursday Loretta Lynch will likely be confirmed as attorney general, although he hasnt yet made up his mind about how he will vote.

Sheldon Whitehouse Throws Cold Water on Climate Change Deniers

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse recently assured fellow eco-warriors that the tide on Capitol Hill is turning against those who feel protecting the environment is a non-issue.

Obama Budget Aim: Roll Back Sequester Spending Cuts (Updated)

Updated 12:48 p.m. | President Barack Obamas budget will increase spending on domestic and defense programs by $74 billion, he plans to tell House Democrats Thursday at their retreat in Philadelphia.

Hospitality Giants Aim to Mobilize Food Fans to Action (Video)

It turns out that huddling with food-conscious Washingtonians and raising millions of dollars for local charities was merely an appetizer for Sips & Suppers co-founders Jos Andrs, Joan Nathan and Alice Waters.

Why Even Democrats Love Talking About Joni Ernst

Republicans and Democrats cant agree on much of anything these days, but strategists on both sides of the aisle love to talk about Iowa Sen. Joni Ernsts victory.

Capito Fills Out Team

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has unveiled a raft of senior staff appointments, including Bipartisan Policy Center veteran Ashley Berrang as communications director.

Democrats Court Ex-Congressman for Rematch

Former Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., visited Capitol Hill this week to meet with party leaders about a potential rematch in 2016, according to a House Democratic official.

GOP Senators Seek to Put Focus Back on VA Scandal

A group of Republican senators hopes to return attention to accountability issues at the Veterans Affairs Department that have disappeared from the headlines.

A Democrat's Choice to End Subtlety on Divisive Issue

Yet another measurement of the current congressional polarization, and yet another reminder that nothing happens on the Hill without suspicion of political motive, arrived Wednesday on the op-ed page of the Akron Beacon Journal.

#tbt: 'Go Time' for the Ladies

When you gotta go, you gotta go.

Pelosi Says Netanyahu Address 'Not Appropriate'

PHILADELPHIA As the controversy builds over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus planned address to a joint session of Congress this spring, Nancy Pelosi weighed in again Wednesday with a more forceful rebuke of what she and the White House have called a breach in protocol.

Cruz Says Fate of 'Dangerous' Lynch Up to McConnell

Sen. Ted Cruz called attorney general nominee Loretta Lynchs immigration views dangerous Wednesday and questioned whether Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., should even have the chamber consider her nomination.

Lynch Hearing Gives Senators Chance to Vent

The hot lights of an attorney general nomination hearing gave Republicans a chance to unload on the White House in front of the TV cameras Wednesday on grievances ranging from immigration to marijuana policy.

Vote for Your Favorite Deflategate Capitol Quip!

The five finalists for this weeks caption contest are ready for your votes.

Overheard: Boehner 'Not Sure' if He's Golfing This Weekend

Im not sure what I might be doing tomorrow.

Senators Confirm Re-Election Bids for 2016

The 2016 cycle could feature the fewest open Senate seats in at least a decade.

Run! To Cherry Blossom Registration in Rayburn Foyer

Cherry Blossom Run organizers are making it easy for congressional staffers and interns to register for the Capitol Hill Competition of Aprils fabled foot race.




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