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Duckworth Blames Kirk for Radicalized Muslims

Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., implied that politicians like incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Kirk may be responsible for radicalization of young Muslims. Kirk’s campaign called Duckworth’s comments “dangerously foolish.”

Zika Virus Funding Met With Caution in Congress

Capitol Hill leaders responded cautiously to President Barack Obama’s announcement Monday that he would ask Congress to provide $1.8 million in emergency funding to bolster the response to the Zika virus.

Michigan Governor Declines to Testify at Flint Hearing

The governor of Michigan has declined an invitation to testify at the second Congressional hearing on the Flint water crisis, according to a statement released Monday by Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich.

The Threat, and the Politics, of Homegrown Terrorism

The threat of domestic Islamic terrorism is a political issue wielded by political candidates and debated hotly in Congress. But how serious is the threat?

Former Coats Staffer Withdraws From Indiana Senate Race

Three days after Indiana’s filing deadline, Eric Holcomb, former chief of staff to Sen. Dan Coats, withdrew from the race to replace his former boss in the Senate.

Crowded Presidential Race Could Strain Secret Service Budget

The Secret Service is always busy in election years, but the 2016 presidential race could pose a bigger challenge than usual for the agency in charge of guarding candidates vying for their party’s nomination. There are four under Secret Service protection already, and the pack could grow.

White House Seeks Emergency Funds to Fight Zika

The Obama administration will ask Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus — a disease the president says is a cause for concern but not panic.

Kate Brown: 'A Voice for Those That Don't Have One'

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she had long aspired to run for the office she now holds.

Can Rubio Follow Romney’s Path to the Nomination?

Is Marco Rubio a conservative who wants to overthrow the GOP establishment or a potential standard-bearer for party pragmatists? He’s trying to be both, of course.

Rand Paul's 'Long Haul' Cut Short

For Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, maybe the necessities of a modern presidential campaign were just a bit too much.

Cruz and Rubio Differ in Style, Not So Much on Votes

The metaphor of the ideological “lane” has become the dominant way to describe the dynamics of the Republican presidential race.

Bernie Sanders as GOP Tool: Their Plan to Use Him Against Democrats

Sen. Bernard Sanders’ surprisingly strong candidacy for president has laid bare a sharp division within the Democratic coalition, pitting its activist base against the moderate-minded establishment.

'City of Conversation' Illuminates Political Stage

Arena Stage’s production of “The City of Conversation” tells the story of national politics through the confines of Georgetown’s elite salon culture, traversing three distinct recent eras.

Rubio: Too Glib for His Own Good?

Jeb's Last Stand: 'Let's Talk About Getting George Bush Elected!'

Bedford, N.H. — Tom Ridge had barely begun introducing Jeb Bush at a town hall here on Saturday when he called out to the over-capacity crowd, “Let’s talk about getting George Bush elected!”

What the Hell Happened to Jeb Bush?

It must be more than a decade ago when I got a glimpse of the man often referred to as “George W. Bush’s smarter, younger brother.”

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Feb. 1, 2016

Lawmakers spent the week ashamed of their ties, reflecting on Blockbuster and repeating Groundhog Day.




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