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Special Election Dates Set to Replace Aaron Schock

Voters in Illinois 18th District will select a replacement for Rep. Aaron Schock this summer, but exactly when remains unclear.

Senate Democrats Fall in Behind Schumer

Charles E. Schumer said last week he had the votes to be the next Senate Democratic leader. By Tuesday, it was clear the New York lawmakers colleagues had united behind his bid for the post.

10 Things We Learned From the Vote-a-Rama

With the vote-a-rama in the rearview mirror, its worth taking stock of what the 15-plus hours of nonbinding votes on dozens of amendments said about the 2016 presidential election, how vulnerable senators voted and what issues might now come to the fore.

Eleanor Holmes Norton Has History of Bad Parking Jobs

Negotiating tight spots, a source maintains, isnt the only thing Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has trouble with when shes behind the wheel.

Gowdy Requests 'Transcribed Interview' With Clinton Over Emails

Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy wants answers and the truth, presumably from Hillary Clinton regarding her use of a private email address and server during her time as secretary of State, and he wants those answers no later than May 1.

Exit Interview: Shane Skelton Appreciates the Ebb and Flow of Hill Life

He may (again) be done punching a clock under the Dome. But boomerang staffer Shane Skelton remains in awe of what hes seen and done while working in the legislative branch.

GOP Pollster: 'Transformational' Nominee Helps Blue State Senators

A prominent Republican pollster sounded warning bells about the shifting demographics of the American electorate at a breakfast with reporters Tuesday morning, saying his party must be more inclusive of minority voters if it wants to win the White House in 2016.

Bill Clinton Endorses Strickland in Ohio

Former President Bill Clinton made his first endorsement of the 2016 cycle Tuesday, backing former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in his bid for Senate.

Democrat Announces Bid to Succeed Tammy Duckworth (Updated)

Update 12:44 p.m. | Raja Krishnamoorthi, the former Illinois deputy treasurer, announced Tuesday he will run for Congress in Illinois 8th District an open-seat race thanks to Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworths Senate bid.

Jeb Bush Can’t Be Nominated. Or Can He?

There are plenty of reasons to believe Jeb Bush, the former two-term governor of Florida, son of a former president and brother of another former president, cannot win the 2016 Republican nomination.

Remembering Ted Kennedy, in Senate Session of Sorts

BOSTON Lord. What an amazing day this has been, Senate Chaplain Barry Black said, offering an opening prayer for a session of a replica chamber constructed as the centerpiece of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate.

CODELs: Boehner to Israel, McCarthy to Tunisia, Pelosi to Asia

Not everybody gets to travel overseas during the two-week House recess just ask Louie Gohmert.

Does Duckworth Change the Math in Illinois or Nationally?

If you care about politics at all, you probably know Rep. Tammy Duckworth has entered the Illinois Senate race. She hopes to be the Democratic nominee against first-term GOP Sen. Mark S. Kirk next year, though other Democrats are said to be looking at bids.

Solons Spend Spring Break at Replica Workplace

Lawmakers old and new spent the first day of a scheduled two-week recess taking in a very familiar sight: a carbon copy of the Senate chamber designed to honor liberal lion Edward M. Kennedy.

Patty Murray Backs Schumer for Leader

BOSTON Having won the backing of the entire leadership team, New Yorks Charles E. Schumer might become the next Senate Democratic leader by acclamation.

Tammy Duckworth Announces Illinois Senate Bid (Updated)

Updated 11:52 a.m. | Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth announced Monday she will run for Senate, giving Democrats a top-tier candidate in a must-win seat in 2016.

Even Senators Are Awestruck by Ted Kennedy's Senate Chamber

BOSTON There are few places in the political world as awe inspiring as the Senate chamber, but theres now a pretty darn good modern replica that will be a living legacy for the liberal lion, Edward M. Kennedy.

DCCC to Hit Republicans on College Campuses

House Democrats will launch a series of attacks on Republicans over college affordability over the next two weeks, when members of Congress will fan out across the country for the Easter recess.

Titus Senate Bid Could Shake Up Nevada Races

Updated 9:38 p.m. | If Nevadas lone Democratic House member decides to run for Senate, she could scramble the states Democratic field up and down the ballot.

Boehner Promises Sanctions Action if Iran Talks Fail

Speaker John A. Boehner, in an interview that aired Sunday, said the House will act quickly to tighten sanctions on Iran should the administrations nuclear talks with the Islamic republic fail.

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