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Recovering Governors Take Senate One Day at a Time

Sen. Thomas R. Carper kicked off his Senate floor tribute to retiring Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., in December by noting the two of them, along with presiding officer Joe Manchin III, were all “recovering governors.”

Sinema Tells D.C. Democrats 'Not Yet' on Senate Bid

Among her peers in Arizona’s congressional delegation, there was a time when Rep. Kyrsten Sinema seen as a top prospect to carry the Democratic Party’s mantle against Republican Sen. John McCain when he seeks re-election next year.

GOP Eyes Audacious Escape Plan From Policy Gridlock This Fall

Even by the standards of today’s Capitol, where doing important business at or after the last possible moment is the default setting, an exceptionally long and disparate roster of battles and deadlines lies ahead this fall.

Tim Scott Holding Town Hall at Bob Jones University to Highlight Racial Progress

A black Republican senator from the South hosting a black Republican candidate for president at a university with a sordid racial past sounds like the kind of thing that could only happen on Friday the 13th.

McConnell Says No Shutdowns as September Agenda Takes Shape (Video)

Senate Democrats are warning a new shutdown showdown looms in September, even as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated there wouldn’t be any government shutdowns on his watch.

Royce, Boehner Set Stage for House Disapproval of Iran Deal

The gears have been set in motion for the House to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal when the chamber returns from recess in September.

Pummel Your Liver on GOP Debate Night

Care to make the first GOP primary debate that much more palatable?

Former Republican Running as Democrat to Replace Kirkpatrick

In Arizona’s 1st District, Democrats may turn to a former Republican as they try to hold on to outgoing Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s seat.

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on Federal Prison System

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing on the federal prison system. Department of Justice officials and Piper Kerman, author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” are among the witnesses expected to testify.

Joe Baldacci Complicates Cain's Challenge to Poliquin in Maine

New England’s only tossup election got a little more complicated last week, when Maine’s Joe Baldacci, the brother of former Gov. John Baldacci, filed to run as a Democrat in the 2nd District.

Hatch Calls ADA One of His Most Important Achievements

Lawmakers across the political spectrum have celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act over the past week — none more than Sen. Orrin G. Hatch.

Cruz Ready for Next Debt Limit Debate

Remember what happened the last time Congress acted to raise the debt limit?

Take Five: Rep. Bruce Westerman

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

One Last Hurrah for Joe Biden?

The news that Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is giving serious consideration to running for president spread like wildfire over the weekend.

Cruz, Rubio and Paul Make New Hampshire Forum — Sort Of

For three of the 14 presidential candidates participating in Monday’s Voters First Forum, the timing was less than ideal.

GOP Silent on Sanctions Strategy if Iran Deal Derailed

GOP lawmakers who have declared their opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran have so far failed to articulate a detailed strategy for what would come next if they secure enough votes to derail the agreement. 

Cybersecurity Opponents Gird for Senate Floor Debate

The Senate will take up a cyber bill this week that already has critics promising a rigorous debate over what they say is little more than a surveillance measure dressed in the guise of cybersecurity legislation.

Ethics Committee to Investigate Chaka Fattah (Updated)

Updated: 8:55 p.m. | The House Ethics Committee did its due diligence Monday evening.

Democrats Vote to Filibuster Planned Parenthood Defunding Bill (Updated)

Updated 6:33 p.m. | Planned Parenthood funding will continue despite outrage — mostly from Republicans — over videos showing officials discussing the sale of aborted body parts.

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