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Martin Paone New Senate Liaison

The White House’s new Senate liaison is an old familiar face around the chamber, and someone who really knows how the trains run.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Farewell to the 113th Congress (Video)

Before leaving for the holidays, lawmakers paid tribute to one another, recalling “spawned” marriages while thanking their “awful” staff.

Heritage Action Staffers Migrate to House

Heritage Action for America is losing three staffers, including its top House lobbyist, to a trio of newbies in the 114th Congress.

Paul Challenges Rubio Over Obama's Cuba Plan

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky trolled Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, his potential rival for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, on Twitter Friday over Rubio’s opposition to President Obama’s plan to normalize relations with Cuba.

Norton on Colbert's Last Show, Chatting With Norquist and the After-Party

As a mob of guests reunited for Stephen Colbert’s final report to bid the host farewell, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., was spotted in the foreground, swaying and singing along.

The Friday Before Christmas, a Quieter House

Incoming Rep. Barry Loudermilk said he was surprised anybody at all was on Capitol Hill on Dec. 19, the last Friday before Christmas.

Obama Rattles Veto Pen but Hopes for Productive Congress

President Barack Obama said Friday he hopes to work with the new Republican Congress on tax changes, rebuilding roads and bridges and trade, but warned he’s prepared to use his veto pen — something he hasn’t done since 2010.

Officials Decry Sony Hack, Cyber Assault Against ‘The Interview’

The blowback against the “sophisticated actors” who’ve managed to muzzle the dimwitted duo at the heart of gag flick “The Interview,” has now officially swelled from general outrage to international incident.

D.C. Helps Stephen Colbert Say Goodbye

Citizens of #ThisTown were among the pop culture illuminati sending off faux conservative blowhard Stephen Colbert on the final episode of “The Colbert Report,” all to a resounding singalong of “We’ll Meet Again.”

Obama to Give Jan. 20 State of the Union (Updated)

Updated 10:41 a.m. | President Barack Obama is accepting an invitation to deliver the 2015 State of the Union on Jan. 20, according to a White House official.

How the Nuclear Option Changed the Judiciary

For Sen. Harry Reid, going “nuclear” set the groundwork for his last great act of the 113th Congress.

Reid: Yucca Mountain Project Will Never Be Built

Sen. Harry Reid claimed another victory Thursday in his never-ending fight to kill the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project — and ensure it stays dead.

'Do-Nothing Congress' Rewrites Legacy With 'Cromnibus'

Updated: 6:37 p.m. | They say numbers don’t lie. But in this case, numbers don’t tell the whole truth, either.

Rand Paul on Cuba: Open Trade a Better Way to Fight Communism

Sen. Rand Paul says President Barack Obama should expect to face thousands of riders on next year’s spending bills.

Veteran GOP Fundraiser Moves On After 37 Years

Steve Gordon, who helped raise money for high-profile Republicans for nearly four decades, announced Thursday he will turn his focus on issue advocacy.

Pols, Public Critique Wisdom of Silencing ‘The Interview’

Moviegoers from all walks of life have been stopped dead in their tracks by Sony’s decision to drop the sociopolitical football that is “The Interview” from its schedule, due to mounting pressures from external forces.

Boehner Can’t Wait to Open 114th Congress

Like a kid counting down the days until “It’s Clobberin’ Time!” on neatly wrapped Christmas presents, Speaker John A. Boehner is absolutely giddy about getting the GOP-controlled Congress underway next month.

#TBT: What Barack Obama Looked Like 10 Years Ago

Digging through our photo archives, we found pictures of Barack Obama from Jan. 5, 2005, holding court as he moved into his temporary Senate digs as a newly minted senator nearly a decade ago.

Will Russ Feingold Be Haunted by Campaign Problems Past?

Former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., isn’t ruling out trying to get his former seat back this cycle. But it’s unclear how good of a campaign he will run.

Homebrewers Urge Obama to Keep At It

The American Homebrewers Association is hoping to slide a little something under the White House Christmas tree this year: lifetime memberships for President Barack Obama and outgoing-toque Sam Kass.

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