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Hagan Criticizes Obama Ahead of North Carolina Visit

Sen. Kay Hagan doesn’t sound thrilled President Barack Obama is coming to town.

Schumer Praises New FitBit Privacy Policy

Less than two weeks after criticizing the company at a Central Park press conference, Sen. Charles E. Schumer is lauding FitBit’s privacy policy.

Judge OKs New Florida Congressional Map for 2016

A state judge upheld the Florida legislature’s newly revised congressional map Friday, ruling the redrawn House districts should apply to the 2016 elections.

With No Recount in Wisconsin Primary, Grothman Becomes GOP Nominee

After a week and a half of uncertainty, the Republican nominee to represent Wisconsin’s 6th District will be state Sen. Glenn Grothman.

Gowdy Hires Top Lawyer for Benghazi Committee

After an extended period of quiet, the special committee for investigating the attacks in Benghazi may be readying for action.

White House: Obama Had Constitutional Power for Bergdahl Swap (Video)

The White House said Friday that constitutional authorities of the commander in chief trumped possible funding illegality in the transfer of five Taliban members in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Boehner Calls Bergdahl Swap 'Potentially Serious Lapse in Judgment' (Updated)

Updated 3:15 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner said Friday that the news the Obama administration ignored the power of the purse in a national security matter should be no surprise.

California Freshman Airs First Ad in Competitive House Race

Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., went up Friday with her first ad of the cycle, touting her commitment to women’s issues.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Harry Reid (Video)

As Heard on the Hill’s look back at 2014 rolls on, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid organizes his calendar, greases pigs and pays tribute to his favorite Americans — the Koch brothers.

How Expensive Is a Mug of Bacon?

MANCHESTER, N.H. | One Republican senator from the Midwest might as well be asking: Will taxes raise the sticker price of this mug of bacon?

Mayday PAC Boosts Jim Rubens Against Scott Brown

Fake pol Gil Fulbright wants to cause real problems for Senate hopeful Scott P. Brown.

Mary Rose Wilcox Vies for Arizona's 7th District (Video)

Former Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, a Democrat, hopes her community ties and political experience will boost her to victory in Tuesday’s primary in Arizona’s 7th District.

Top 5 Races to Watch in the Midwest

The Midwest continues to be the land of competitive House races.

Chambliss Wants Special Counsel to Investigate Obama on Bergdahl Swap

The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee wants a special counsel to investigate President Barack Obama’s swap of five Taliban members for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

McCaskill to Hold Police Militarization Hearings

With lawmakers on the left and right questioning the militarization of law enforcement after two weeks of violence in Ferguson, Mo., Sen. Claire McCaskill announced she will hold hearings next month on the federal programs supplying local authorities with surplus military gear.

McKeon Wants Probe Into Leak of Covert Foley Rescue Attempt

A leading House Republican says the Obama administration needs to plug the leaks that led to revelations of an unsuccessful covert mission earlier this summer to rescue journalist James Foley and other hostages from jihadist captors in Syria.

GAO: Pentagon Broke Law in Bergdahl Case

The Defense Department violated the law when it didn’t tell Congress before transferring five Taliban detainees from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to Qatar in return for the Taliban’s release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the Government Accountability Office said in a legal decision made public Thursday.

Slip of the Tongue in South Dakota Senate Debate (Video)

South Dakota Democratic Senate hopeful Rick Weiland apparently is not so hopeful.

GW Hoopsters’ Swing Through Congress A Slam Dunk

Members of the George Washington University Colonials men’s basketball team had a ball wending their way through all the touristy spots in the Capitol.

Alaska Post-Primary Outside Spending Surge Continues

A Republican-aligned outside group launched a $1.25 million ad buy Thursday against Alaska Sen. Mark Begich.

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