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Boehner: Corker Bill to Move Before Iran Deal Finalized (Video)

As the Senate prepares to take up legislation that would let Congress reject a nuclear agreement with Iran, Speaker John A. Boehner reaffirmed Tuesday he’s waiting for that bill with open arms.

Senate's To-Do List Keeps Getting Longer (Video)

A debate over Iran may highlight the Senate’s agenda, but it already seems like there might be too much to do.

The Young and the Restless of 2016

Once upon a time, presidential candidates were expected to have more than passing experience in government, as well as the maturity and wisdom that sometimes come with age. But that has changed, apparently.

Take Five: Rep. Dina Titus

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.

What's 'Life After Congress' for a Temporary Senator?

BOSTON — Sporting a Red Sox cap and a fleece jacket emblazoned with the logo of his law firm, you wouldn’t know that the man in the corner booth of a diner was a historic figure, one of just nine African-Americans to have ever served in the United States Senate.

Marco Rubio's Opening Speech Had a Goof (Updated)

Updated April 14, 11:00 a.m. | Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign announcement speech included inspirational parts of his life story, the outline of a governing agenda and one flat-out error that appears to be a clumsy Prince reference.

Bipartisanship on Display on No Child Left Behind Replacement Effort

Congress has no shortage of trouble moving big-ticket legislation, so it might be preposterous to think the Senate can move forward on replacing the education law known most recently as No Child Left Behind.

Marco Rubio: The CQ Biography

Young, telegenic and Hispanic, Marco Rubio was talked about as a future presidential candidate within days of his election to the Senate in 2010. That buzz has died down over the past four years, as have Rubio’s ties to the tea party movement, but his entry into the 2016 race for the White House puts him into the top tier of Republican contenders.

Marco Rubio's Presidential Bid Creates Open-Seat Scrum (Updated)

Updated 6:19 p.m. | Marco Rubio on Monday became the third Republican senator to announce a bid for president and the first of the group to leave behind a competitive seat.

Congress' Surveillance Views Have Changed

When Congress last reauthorized the Patriot Act in 2011, it went fairly easily. A majority of House Democrats objected, but support was strong among House Republicans and in both parties in the Senate. But lawmakers began to have second thoughts last year.

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Conservatives Push for Patriot Act Limits as June 1 Expiration Date Nears

With key provisions of the Patriot Act set to expire on June 1, conservative advocacy groups are telling Republican lawmakers they should make significant changes to the government’s authority to collect data about Americans.

At Reinstated Pen-and-Pads, McCarthy Gives Press Plenty (Updated)

Updated 3:20 p.m. | House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy did something Monday that hasn’t happened in years: a pen-and-pad sit-down with Capitol Hill reporters. And this was a good one.

House Democrats Challenge GOP to Condemn LGBT Discrimination

House Democrats, sensing a growing political advantage over Republicans on LGBT issues, are pushing a resolution to express congressional condemnation of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Grassley Resistant to Criminal Justice Overhaul, but Says He’s Willing to Talk

Sixteen senators and representatives accepted an invitation to the White House from President Barack Obama on Feb. 24 to discuss ways the administration and Congress could work together to pass a meaningful criminal justice overhaul.

Elder Members Aren’t the Only Ones to Retire

The usual way to identify potential House retirements is to pick out the oldest members of each caucus. But that strategy misses an entire crop of potential exits, because the most senior members aren’t the only ones to call it quits.

Lawmakers Lace Up Their Cleats for Charity Soccer Match

Ten members of Congress will trade their suits for soccer jerseys next week to compete in the third annual Capital Soccer Classic.

Exit Interview: Scott Overland Cherishes Congressional Cutups

Leaving the friends he made and inspirational figures he encountered while working on Capitol Hill is no easy task for former staffer Scott Overland.

Senate Returns to an Immediate 'Doc Fix' Deadline

Lawmakers will already be facing a time crunch when the Senate returns Monday.

Four Reasons Republicans Seem Reticent in Menendez Case

It’s the first federal bribery indictment of a sitting senator in almost a quarter century, and the defendant is among the most combative and combustible Democrats in the Capitol. So why have Republicans spent the better part of the past two weeks with their hands over their mouths?

HOH Word of the Week: Window Dressing

“Window Dressing. A speech or release of information that makes something seem more important than it is.”

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