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Senate Odd Couple Won't Split — Despite NSA Rift (Video)

The icy rift over the Patriot Act between one of the Senate’s oddest couples — Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul — isn’t about to break up their political alliance.

Mike Coffman Rules Out Colorado Senate Bid

Colorado 6th District Rep. Mike Coffman will not challenge Sen. Michael Bennet for Senate, The Denver Post reported Monday afternoon.

Louise Slaughter Hangs In There

A month after first laying eyes upon her official portrait, Rep. Louise M. Slaughter was expected Monday to finally join the former leaders silently watching over the House Rules Committee.

Mulling the 2015 Taste of America Finalists

The stage is set for one last bout, food-fight fans.

David McKinley Not Running for Governor in West Virginia

West Virginia Rep. David McKinley plans to announce Monday that he’s not running for governor in 2016, according to two sources with knowledge of McKinley’s plans. McKinley plans to make the announcement at a 3:30 p.m. Eastern conference call with reporters.

Thomas Massie Talks Tesla

When Rep. Thomas Massie drove up to the Capitol to support his Kentucky GOP colleague Sen. Rand Paul’s bid to halt provisions of the Patriot Act, the congressman’s car turned heads.

Appropriations Bills Face Democratic Roadblock

It might be too early to put the nail in the coffin of the fiscal 2016 appropriations process, but get your hammer ready.

McCarthy to Senate: Pass USA Freedom Act 'as Soon as Possible'

With key provisions of the Patriot Act now expired and the Senate’s plans to reboot them unclear, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy admitted Monday morning he has “a real concern in the safety of the country right now.”

Appealing to Hawks, Lindsey Graham Jumps Into 2016 Presidential Ring

Updated 2:42 p.m. | Just hours after Sen. Rand Paul claimed a temporary victory in his quest to rein in the National Security Agency, the leader of what the Kentucky Republican blasted as the “eye-roll caucus” threw his own hat into the 2016 presidential ring.

DCCC Isn't 'Rushing' to Make Endorsements

Exactly two years ago, a crop of Democratic House recruits were in Washington, D.C., being fêted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

EMILY's List Targets 15 Republicans for 2016

EMILY’s List put 15 GOP incumbents “On Notice” for their re-election bids Monday, naming its top GOP targets for 2016, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

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Hastert's Lobbying Firm Rocked by His Indictment

Ex-Speaker J. Dennis Hastert’s sudden resignation from his K Street firm is the latest and most public setback for Dickstein Shapiro, a shop already scrambling to rebuild amid a client exodus, tumbling lobbying revenue and high-profile employee departures.

Angry John McCain Calls Rand Paul 'the Worst' (Video)

Not that Rand Paul was counting on his support, but it’s pretty clear that Sen. John McCain does not #StandWithRand.

Senators Nix $250K in National Guard Paintings

Lawmakers have nixed a series of historical paintings to be commissioned by the National Guard, totaling a quarter million dollars, as part of annual authorizing legislation and amid the Pentagon's argument that the president's proposed defense budget represents the bare minimum that can be spent on national defense in the coming year.

Senate Advances Patriot Act Overhaul, but Too Late to Foil Rand Paul (Updated)

Updated 11:52 p.m. | The Senate voted overwhelmingly to advance the USA Freedom Act Sunday evening, but too late to prevent Sen. Rand Paul from being able to force a short-term expiration of Patriot Act surveillance authorities at midnight.

Leahy Recalls Seeing Beau Biden in Iraq (Video)

The Senate’s rare Sunday session convened on a somber note, mourning the loss of a son of the chamber’s president.

USA Freedom Act Supporters Say They Have the Votes (Updated)

Updated 4:49 p.m. | Senate advocates for an overhaul of National Security Agency surveillance programs sound confident they have the votes to advance the USA Freedom Act. It’s just a matter of time.

Sensenbrenner: Patriot Act Needed Oversight, Not Posturing

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner can take credit for major legislation during his tenure as House Judiciary chairman, but none carries the weight or consequence of the law that will be his legacy: the USA Patriot Act.

It's Rand Paul vs. Almost Everybody on Patriot Act (Updated)

Updated May 31 3:49 p.m. | Rand Paul’s presidential campaign wants to portray his fight to block any Patriot Act extension as a faceoff against President Barack Obama. But the Kentucky senator is waging an increasingly lonely battle.

To Counter Putin, Poland and Lithuania Officials Want U.S. Bases, Durbin Says

Officials in Lithuania and Poland told Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin they’re concerned enough about the threat posed by Russia that they want to host U.S. military bases.

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