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The Software That Draws the Political Landscape

Maptitude for Redistricting may not be a household name, but it is dominant in the niche market of redistricting software and is used to literally shape the political landscape.

Republicans Enter Policing Debate With New Task Force

Republicans have, for the most part, avoided one of the thorniest debates roiling the country in recent months: How does the United States begin to address the crisis of people, often minorities, being killed in violent encounters with police?

Boxer, Inhofe Want to Avoid Highway Bill Trick or Treat

Ask Sens. James M. Inhofe and Barbara Boxer about most issues, and they will disagree.

Meadows Explains Effort to Overthrow Boehner

So why exactly did Rep. Mark Meadows offer a resolution to strip Speaker John A. Boehner of his gavel?

Mark Meadows: A Brief Biography

A member of the staunchly conservative House Freedom Caucus, Meadows has fought his battles with House Republican leaders, but he remains unbowed. After Meadows voted against the rule setting up debate on the fast-track Trade Promotion Authority bill, Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz took away his gavel as chairman of the Government Operations Subcommittee.

Republicans Reach Planned Parenthood Deal (Video) (Updated)

Updated 7:32 p.m. | A working group of Republican senators has reached a deal on the details of a bill to stop funding Planned Parenthood that will get a vote before the August recess.

Tele-Town Halls Effectively Blocked for Politicians

The Federal Communications Commission has effectively banned the tele-town hall, a common method of reaching out to constituents that members of Congress have used for years, the agency's chairman, Tom Wheeler, told the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee on Tuesday.

Why GOP's Obamacare Reconciliation Effort Is Doomed

Republicans are touting — again — another doomed effort to repeal Obamacare while President Barack Obama remains president.

The Creamery Lives on as Hill Networking App

Hill staffers lamenting the loss of the Longworth Creamery can take solace on their smart phones, where the popular Capitol Hill haunt will live on through a networking app.

Senate to Accept 3-Month Highway Bill, Stay Another Week (Video)

The Senate will accept a House bill to provide a three-month extension of highway programs, as well as preventing a veterans funding shortfall.

Will Congress Roll Over on Auto Safety? Major Changes Attached to Senate Highway Bill in Limbo

Congress’ ability to make broad auto safety policy changes in the 114th Congress could largely depend on whether both chambers can agree to a long-term highway bill.

House Republican Schedulers Not Down With Shortening Recess

The threat of possibly having to return to Washington next week kicked a number of House GOP aides into fight mode Tuesday, stirring up a series of angry emails denouncing leaders for endangering the anticipated August recess.

Rand Paul: GOP Will Discuss Best Way to Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood

After a rally with supporters of his effort to defund Planned Parenthood, Sen. Rand Paul said it’s not yet certain whether his bill will get a vote.

Schumer Signs on to Medical Marijuana Bill

Updated 1:54 p.m. | The medical marijuana movement just got a big boost. Sen. Charles E. Schumer has become a co-sponsor to legislation that would give states greater flexibility to use medical marijuana.

House Preps 3-Month Highway Bill, Sans Ex-Im Bank

With House Republicans — for now — unwilling to take up the Senate’s six-year highway bill, and with the Senate unwilling to act on the House’s five-month bill, House GOP leadership has a legislative offer it’s hoping can get them to the August recess a day early.

Hillary Clinton Won't Tell Keystone XL Position Until 2017

Hillary Rodham Clinton had an unusual dodge for a yes-or-no question from a voter on whether she would sign a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline: Wait until I’m president.

Watch Live: House Hearing on Iran Nuclear Deal

The House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a Tuesday hearing on the Iran nuclear deal announced earlier this month. Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew are expected to testify.

Democrats' Window to Find Strong House Candidates Slowly Closing

When former Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller passed on a bid in the Silver State’s 3rd District last week, it sent Democrats back to the drawing board again to find a nominee for this Tossup seat in 2016.

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