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Office Space: John Hoeven's North Dakota Wilderness (Video)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., walks Roll Call through his hunting expeditions, hockey bets and ice jam excursions.

Schumer Urges Boehner to Go Big Before Going Home

The man in line to be the next leader of Senate Democrats is warning Republicans are “playing with fire” if the debt limit is not addressed before the current speaker’s resignation takes effect.

Steve Scalise Swaps Whip for Cupid’s Bow

Uniting the warring factions of his caucus remains challenging, which may be why Majority Whip Steve Scalise elected to focus his energies on bringing together visiting lovebirds Steven Montiero and Ana Sidoran for a surprise proposal Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton Opposes TPP 'as of Today' (Video) (Updated)

Upadted 4:31 p.m. | In a major break with President Barack Obama and her own past record, Hillary Rodham Clinton said she doesn’t support the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

Harry Reid Suing Exercise Equipment Firm Over Eye Injury

Updated 4:55 p.m. | Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and his wife, Landra, are suing the manufacturer of the exercise band that slipped or snapped, leading to the Nevada Democrat’s eye injury.

Dingell to Undergo Second Heart Procedure (Updated)

Updated 3:51 p.m. | Former Rep. John D. Dingell is in good spirits following a heart procedure, but will remain in the hospital and undergo a second procedure.

Senate Clears NDAA with Veto-Proof Majority

Annual defense policy legislation was cleared by the Senate Wednesday and is headed to the White House by a veto-proof majority, though Democratic leaders have vowed to sustain the president's objection.

Senators Move to 'Ban the Box' in Federal Government

Senators once again proved there may be room for bipartisanship when it comes to criminal justice issues, with one panel advancing a measure to “ban the box” in the federal government.

Why I Keep Forgetting About John Kasich

The Republican contest for president probably will boil down to a fight between a pragmatic conservative, such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and either an uncompromising conservative, such as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, or an outsider, like Ben Carson.

Craig's Attorney Cites Roll Call Report in Appeals Court Case

A leak to Roll Call about Sen. Larry E. Craig's 2007 guilty plea in a Minnesota airport bathroom sex sting should allow him to spend $197,533 in campaign funds on the legal fees to try to undo the plea, the former Idaho senator’s attorney argued in court Wednesday.

Library of Congress Cleaning House With Used Book Sale

Bargain shoppers, rejoice!

Little-Understood Export-Import Bank Becomes Politically Significant

Updated 11:30 a.m. | No politician wants to be accused of jeopardizing jobs in his or her state.

Clinton Campaign Features @KevinMcCarthy — No, Not That One

On Twitter, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy goes by @GOPLeader. He does not tweet as @kevinmccarthy. He does not tweet as @kevinmccarthy!

Overheard: Droning On in Committee

“We had interruption of critical firefighting activity this summer because of idiots wanting to fly their toy drones.”

Finance Committee Probes Volkswagen for Tax Fraud

The leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are suggesting that Volkswagen, in cheating emissions tests, also committed a massive tax fraud.

Grayson Files Benghazi Ethics Complaint Against McCarthy, Gowdy (Updated)

Updated 9:31 a.m. | Florida Democrat Alan Grayson filed an ethics complaint Wednesday against House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., alleging they violated federal law and House rules by using official funds appropriated to the Benghazi Committee to pay political or campaign-related expenses.

Three Races in Which Export-Import Bank Could Be an Issue

Updated 11:20 a.m. | In a handful of competitive races around the country, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and its recruits intend to make an issue of the Export-Import Bank charter’s lapse, especially now that large American corporations are blaming Congress for lost contracts and American jobs.

Take Five: Rep. Brendan Boyle

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.

RNC Looks to Empower GOP Women to Run

Sharon Day rose through the ranks of GOP politics, starting as a precinct captain in her native Florida and eventually co-chairing the Republican National Committee.

Potential Kyrsten Sinema Challenger to Meet With NRCC

Two years after an unsuccessful campaign for her party’s nomination for governor of Arizona, Republican Christine Jones is looking at giving electoral politics another try.




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