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Member, Staffer Face Off on Benghazi Committee (Updated)

Updated: 3:07 p.m. | Typically, partisan squabbles regarding the Select Committee on Benghazi are waged between the chairman and ranking member, Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina and Democrat Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, respectively.

After the Iran Deal: Cardin, Bennet Look to Pass New Enforcement Bill

While Democratic Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Michael Bennet announced opposite positions on the Iran deal Friday, they were united in their support for legislation they’ll introduce to strengthen it.

Bennet Gets GOP Challenger After Iran Deal Decision

Republican Robert Blaha is likely to launch a challenge to Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet in the next couple of days, he told CQ Roll Call Friday.

Grayson Trumps Murphy's Trump Comparison

Update 12:55 p.m. | Rep. Alan Grayson’s campaign reacted quickly Friday to Democratic Senate primary opponent Rep. Patrick Murphy’s comparison of him to Donald Trump, pointing out that Murphy’s father’s construction company had built two major projects for the real estate mogul who’s leading Republican presidential polls.

Five House Democrats to Watch on Iran Vote

House Democrats no longer need to shore up the votes to sustain a presidential veto if Congress passes a disapproval resolution of the Iran nuclear deal — the Senate took care of that Wednesday when it reached 34 votes that would sustain a veto. Senate Democrats have continued to add to that number, continuing with Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, the 38th to back the deal.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Hank Johnson (Video)

HOH wraps up its August recess member marathon this week with Rep. Hank Johnson, the Georgia Democrat known for his love of analogies, geography and “little people.”

Iran Deal Filibuster Watch — Bennet's Support Means 3 to Go

Updated 1:22 p.m. | The White House added a 38th Senate Democratic backer of the Iran deal Friday — even as it lost the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee.

John Lewis Aims to Slay ’Em at Dragon Con

Civil rights leader/graphic novelist Rep. John Lewis this weekend is lending some local star power to Dragon Con.

Crowded Presidential Field Pushes Congressional Races Out of Limelight

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Members of Congress running for re-election in early presidential states are learning a lesson: It’s hard to get attention when the circus is in town.

Kentucky Clerk Jailed Over Same-Sex Marriage Stand

After Kim Davis, an elected county clerk in Kentucky, was placed into federal custody Thursday for defying on religious grounds a judge's order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, five of her deputies told the judge that they would issue the licenses despite the objections of their boss.

Veteran Pelosi Staffer Heads to Nonprofit

Longtime House Democratic staffer Jerry Hartz announced Thursday he is leaving the Capitol next week to join a nonprofit supporting democratic governments.

Attendance Sparse at Planned Parenthood Video Screening

Two thousand is the number of Democratic House and Senate staffers invited to a screening of the undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal tissues and organs.

Gay Marriage Tussle Not David Bunning's First Brush With Infamy

U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning’s decision Thursday to punish Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses she maintains conflict with her religious beliefs isn’t the only time the legal professional has been cast in an unflattering light.

Iran Filibuster Watch — 4 Votes Away

Will supporters of the Iran deal be able to filibuster a resolution of disapproval?

White House Wants Currency Enforcement Bill (Video)

The White House called Thursday for Congress to send President Barack Obama a currency enforcement bill — an issue that has added urgency given the roiling of financial markets after China devalued the yuan.

Office Space: Peter Roskam's Map Collection (Video)

Rep. Peter Roskam gave a tour of his congressional office in 2009 for Roll Call’s “Office Space” series, which returns this fall.

Iran Vote Puts Focus on House Democrats

House lawmakers return from the August break next week with a slate of issues they need to resolve before Oct. 1 — most notably government funding — and one issue they’ll tackle almost immediately: Iran.

UFO Activist Determined to Inject Extraterrestrials Into 2016 Race

Paradigm Research Group head Stephen Bassett is so confident alien affairs will become a hot topic in the race for the White House, he’s asking supporters to stake him so he can continue kicking around the nation’s capital for a few more months.

Heitkamp to Decide on Campaign for Governor Over Next Week

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat whose seat could likely be a top target for national Republicans in 2018, will soon announce whether she will pursue a political path that could take a re-election campaign out of the picture.

Harry Reid Endorses Kihuen in Nevada House Race

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, the dean of the Nevada congressional delegation, endorsed state Sen. Ruben Kihuen in a crowded Democratic primary in Nevada’s 4th District on Thursday.

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