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Exclusive: Gillibrand Held Up Dunford Over Military Sexual Assault Documents

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has lifted her anonymous hold on Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.ís nomination to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lining up his confirmation before the Senate departs for the August recess.

Pelosi Spokesman: Anti-Boehner Move Signifies GOP Dysfunction (Video)

Would House Democrats vote to remove John A. Boehnerís speaker gavel?

Bob Dole, Pet Adoption Ambassador

House Democrats Going Good Cop, Bad Cop Against GOP

House Democrats met Wednesday to review an ambitious new plan to target Republicans when lawmakers head home for the August recess.

More Democratic Losses Could Be on the Horizon

For Democrats anxious to turn the page from a terrible 2014 cycle, the news might get worse before it gets better.

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.

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.

Hill Climbers: From Hacks to Flacks

ďIíll just sort of talk. I know what itís like. Iím not going to make you pull teeth, because Iím not a politician,Ē Richard Piatt, communications director for Utah Rep. Mia Love, said jokingly.

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?

Tech Experts: Expect Innovation, Investment on Established Platforms for 2016

Two weeks before Scott Walker announced his presidential bid, he set up a Snapchat account so followers could get a behind-the-scenes look at the Wisconsin governor grilling brats and singing karaoke. When Hillary Rodham Clinton held her first major campaign rally of the cycle on Roosevelt Island in New York, she live-streamed it on Periscope so supporters could tune in from afar.

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 ó again ó 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

Congressí 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.

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