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A Record-Breaking Congressional Women's Softball Game (Video)

It was a historic night in Southeast Washington with a record-setting fundraising event culminating in a record-low scoring softball game.

GOP Tries to Portray Feingold as a Hypocrite Over PAC Spending

Republicans are eager to use former Sen. Russ Feingold’s signature issue against him in 2016, as the Democrat wages a comeback bid in a Senate contest key to his party’s quest for the majority.

Mario Biaggi, Bronx Democrat Who Resigned in Scandal, Dies at 97

Former Rep. Mario Biaggi, a 10-term New York Democrat who resigned in scandal in 1988 and went to prison for a range of corruption crimes, died Wednesday. He was 97 years old.

One Lawmaker's Supreme Court Gloom Is Another's ACA Joy

Thursday’s weekly leadership news conferences, coming in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling to uphold subsidies in the Affordable Care Act, were studies in contrast: One one side was a somber John A. Boehner, vowing to keep fighting, on the other, an ecstatic Nancy Pelosi, celebrating the affirmation of her signature legislative achievement.

Michigan's Benishek Gets a Democratic Challenger — or Two

Republicans have a new defensive responsibility in their quest to maintain their House majority.

In Highway Debate, Durbin Channels His Inner Jamie Whitten

Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin and other Democrats have praised the efforts of the Environment and Public Works Committee on a six-year highway bill, but are stressing that the Finance Committee needs to find the money for a full authorization measure.

Next Obamacare Battle? The 2016 Election (Video)

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold subsidies for people to purchase health insurance forestalls the need for Republicans in Congress to take action on the law, pushing the issue as a substantive matter into the 2016 election cycle.

Buck Fundraises Off Attempts to Oust Him as Class President

Rep. Ken Buck learned Thursday morning he could keep his slot as freshman class president, but the Colorado Republican is still calling in the reinforcements.

House Sends Trade Adjustment Assistance to President's Desk

The House did Thursday what two weeks ago might have seemed impossible: Cleared for President Barack Obama the second and third of four necessary components to his ambitious and contentious trade agenda.

Meadows Gets Subcommittee Gavel Back (Updated) (Video)

Updated: 12:55 p.m. | After all the infighting, after all the threats and bad blood caused by Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz stripping Mark Meadows of his subcommittee gavel, Meadows is staying put.

Obama Says Health Care Working; Supreme Court Upholds Law

The Supreme Court saved Obamacare from another critical legal challenge in a 6-3 decision Thursday that upholds health insurance subsidies for millions of low- and middle-income residents. President Barack Obama hailed the ruling.

Congress Beats the Press in Annual Softball Game (Video)

In a close game dominated by pitching and defense, the congressional women’s softball team prevailed over the press 1-0 in the seventh annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Retribution for Buck? No. Frustration? Yes.

Freshman class president Ken Buck will keep his mostly ceremonial position, after members of the freshmen class met Thursday morning to air their grievances.

Obamacare SCOTUS Win Sets Up Huge Week for Obama (Updated) (Video)

Updated 12:29 p.m. | President Barack Obama’s enormous 6-3 win in the Supreme Court upholding subsidies nationwide for Obamacare — and preserving his signature domestic accomplishment — sets up what has the makings of the biggest week of his second term.

Senate Showing Its Age Lately, Mostly to the Good (Video)

The Senate seems as dinged up as ever this summer. Is it coincidence, or are senators just getting older?

Firing Up a Memorable Fourth

Independence Day doesn’t just commemorate the birth of our nation.

Jesus Lady Challenges Speaker Boehner to Step Up

Spiritual warrior Rita Warren can no longer hold her tongue about a perceived brush-off by Speaker John A. Boehner.

Democrats Search for Katko Opponent in New York Swing District

As political parties pick up the pace of recruiting candidates ahead of next year’s congressional elections, Democrats are searching for a candidate in NY’s 24th Congressional District to challenge what they see as a vulnerable incumbent.

Miller to Announce Bid for Rubio's Senate Seat (Updated)

Updated 11:40 p.m. | Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., will run for the Sunshine State’s open Senate seat, according to a source with knowledge of Miller’s plans. A second source said the announcement could come next week.

Mississippi Senators Defend Jefferson Davis

Mississippi’s two senators are ready to change the state flag, but they still honor and defend Jefferson Davis, the man who served as the president of the Confederacy and whose statue stands prominently in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.

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