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Scott Peters Challenger Poised to Launch Bid From Afar

Iraq war veteran and House hopeful Jacquie Atkinson plans to toss her hat into the ring Thursday to unseat two-term California Democrat Scott Peters.

Reps. Stefanik, Comstock Join Launch of 'Empowered Women' Effort

More than 200 people, including no shortage of current and former congressional aides, gathered Wednesday evening to launch a new platform for conservative-leaning women.

Schumer: McConnell Needs to Learn to 'Play Ball'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to learn to “play ball” with Democrats instead of trying to roll them, Sen. Charles E. Schumer said Thursday in a hallway interview.

Happy Emancipation Day, Washington, D.C.!

Emancipation Day: It’s not just about the “Liberty Pole” D.C. activists erected in front of the Capitol Wednesday.

Top Cruz Aide to House Colleagues: Please Say Nice Things

Sen. Ted Cruz has plenty of friends in the House Republican Conference, and quite a few in his home-state delegation, too.

Sharpton: Lynch Delay Is 'an Insult to Every American'

The Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday that delaying the vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general is unacceptable and rank-and-file senators could face retribution for not pushing for a vote.

The What Ifs of the 2016 GOP Presidential Race

If Jeb Bush doesn’t win any of the first four GOP contests — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — does that eliminate him from the Republican race? Or does he have the staying power to survive those losses?

What 'Abolish the IRS' Really Means

“Abolish the IRS” is a popular Republican refrain, getting time on the campaign trail and promotion from the Republican National Committee. But don’t take the catch phrase literally.

Clinton's 'Debt Free By 2013' Pledge

Sen. Marco Rubio’s trip to 1999 presents an opportunity to showcase a picture in the CQ Roll Call archives of Bill Clinton’s final budget blueprint, one forecasting massive surpluses and paying off all of the debt owned by the public by 2013.

Cleaver's Civility a Key Part of His Leadership Appeal

Every power player in Washington, D.C., has a different metric for what makes a day a success. For one Missouri Democrat, it comes down to whether he was able to do his job without stepping on people.

All the Budget Conference's a Stage

How do Republicans and Democrats from the House and Senate conference a partisan budget that is little more than a messaging document? They don’t — at least, not really.

Graham Questions Why Police Didn't Shoot Down the Gyrocopter

Sen. Lindsey Graham says the gyrocopter that prompted a security scare after landing on the West Front of the Capitol Wednesday should have been taken out while in the air.

Funeral Services Held in Ohio for Boehner's Brother

Funeral services were held Wednesday in Ohio for House Speaker John A. Boehner’s younger brother, Richard “Rick” A. Boehner, who died Saturday of natural causes. He was 60.

Bill Johnson’s Clout Undercut by Gyrocopter Mayhem

It turns out we’re all equal in the eyes of the U.S. Capitol Police when things go cuckoo on the congressional campus.

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Path Forward on Lynch Nomination Tied to Abortion Language

Senators negotiated Wednesday over how to end a legislative standoff that has stalled votes on an otherwise noncontroversial anti-human trafficking bill as well as the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s pick for attorney general.

Tax Code Rewrite Prospects: Wait 'Til Next Year

Washington always seems to be asking whether this will finally be the year Republicans and Democrats somehow set aside their differences on one of their most fundamental issues and undertake a full rewrite of the sprawling, unwieldy monster known as the tax code.

Proposed Tax Breaks Don't Hold Water With Ryan

Both parties have, in the past, supported using tax incentives to attract businesses to impoverished communities, with programs — variously called “enterprise zones,” “promise zones,” “empowerment zones” or “economic freedom zones” — that include tax breaks for expensing, financing and wage costs.

Capitol Hill Alumnus Wants to Huddle with Hibernian Staffers

Former Hill staffer Keith Carney has a plan to help foster comity within the ideologically charged Capitol: unite the children of the Emerald Isle.

Remember That Time a Senator Flew an Autogyro Around the Dome?

Florida man Doug Hughes landed a gyrocopter Wednesday on the West Front of the Capitol. Maybe he was inspired by the late Sen. Hiram Bingham, who liked to fly his autogyro, a forerunner of the helicopter, around the campus as well.

Yoga Crews Court Congressional Posers

Stressed out about not fitting enough relaxation time into your schedule?

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