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4 Things to Watch in the Final Primaries of 2014

The final primary night of the midterms takes place Tuesday, with consequential contests across New England and Delaware.

Spurned Staffer Sends Email Accusing Top Republican of Ethics Violations

A former communications director for House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers sent reporters a 1,959-word email Monday accusing the Washington Republican of “retribution” for in connection with an ethics complaint against her office — a serious charge that is the latest alleged impropriety in an ongoing Ethics Committee investigation.

Lobbyists, Lawmakers Aim to Crush Crippling Disease

Anti-Duchenne muscular dystrophy crusader Joel Wood can’t force all of Congress to come around to his way of thinking regarding the need for more funding and research to wipe the life-threatening illness off the face of the planet. But he can keep chipping away at the problem — as he has for the past 14 years — one spectacular gathering at a time.

Mickey Edwards Says Laws, Not Lawmakers to Blame for Congressional Morass

Ex-Rep. Mickey Edwards, R-Okla., hates to break it to everyone, but our horribly paralyzed, results-challenged Congress is, sadly, performing just about right, given current law.

Rothenberg: Senate GOP Gains At Least 7 Seats

While the current Rothenberg Political Report ratings don’t show it, I am now expecting a substantial Republican Senate wave in November, with a net gain of at least seven seats.

Overheard: McConnell Blasted for Going to Work

The campaign of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell this fall, is criticizing the minority leader for heading to Washington, D.C., as the Senate returns.

NRSC Signs Ron Bonjean for IE Communications

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has signed up veteran GOP consultant Ron Bonjean for its independent expenditure unit.

Blumenthal Pushes Goodell to Revisit Ray Rice Punishment

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is joining the calls for the National Football League to impose stiffer punishment on Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.

GOP Chicken Charges Dropped in New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s most famous Republican chicken is free.

Democrat Leads in New Iowa Senate Race Poll

A new poll shows Rep. Bruce Braley, a Democrat, has opened up a lead over his Republican opponent Joni Ernst in the battle for Iowa’s open Senate seat.

Could John Tierney Lose His Primary?

Rep. John F. Tierney faces the toughest primary of his 18-year congressional career Tuesday, when he will attempt to stave off a well-funded, top-flight Democratic opponent.

Grace Napolitano, Josh Thomas Team Up on Mental Health

Call us crazy, but the “Please Like Me” screening and subsequent discussion on the current state of mental health affairs co-hosted by actor/show creator Josh Thomas and Rep. Grace F. Napolitano on Tuesday sounds like it could actually be interesting.

Dingell Hospitalized in Detroit

The longest serving member in the history of the House has been hospitalized in Detroit, but he’s expected to make a full recovery.

How Major League Baseball Could Determine Control of Congress (Updated)

Updated Sept. 9, 1:14 p.m. | For most of the country, this October’s television airwaves are filled with two things: baseball and politics — and the two rarely mix.

NRCC Announces Another Crop of 'Young Guns'

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced Monday nine more candidates had achieved “Young Gun” status, the top tier of their candidate recruitment and training program.

September Congressional Agenda: Must-Pass Bills and Messaging Gambits

With Congress back in town Monday after five weeks off, plenty of Republicans and Democrats have made it clear the session’s No. 1 priority is passing a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.

McConnell Hints at Prolonged Campaign Finance Debate

Senate Democrats are facing the prospect of Republicans voting to prolong debate on a campaign finance constitutional amendment, a move that could interfere with Democrats’ plans for a barrage of pre-election votes on issues from student loans to the minimum wage to equal pay for women.

Really Rich and Endangered: 50 Richest on the Ballot

This week’s unveiling of the 50 richest members of Congress, a signature Roll Call annual report, will underscore the recent reality that about 10 percent of the nation’s lawmakers are in the 1 percent when it comes to their net worth.

The Bucks Don't Stop Here | Capitol Quip

Capitol Quip is tanned, rested and back, resuming this week by asking the question, how about that revolving door? Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor wasted no time in grieving his primary loss over the summer to Dave Brat, signing up with investment bank Moelis & Co. to the tune of some beaucoup bucks. This brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip captioning contest.

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