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Mikulski Legacy Is Beyond Longevity

The most obvious distinction Barbara A. Mikulski will take into retirement is that shes spent more time in Congress than any other woman, and thats a record worthy of significant recognition. But, especially at a Capitol so deeply mired in dysfunction and partisanship, the meaning of her service is deeper than mere longevity.

Pat Toomey Is a Strong Candidate. Will That Be Enough in 2016?

Yes, I know Pennsylvania Democrats dont have a 2016 Senate candidate who excites the entire party yet. I also know the election is 20 months away plenty of time for them to rally around a nominee.

Take Five: Rep. Mark Takai

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

‘Walking Dead’ Wanders Into Steve Stivers Territory

After five seasons of fighting off fearsome, reanimated corpses that have relentlessly thinned their ranks and gruesomely robbed them of loved ones, the ragtag band of apocalyptic survivors on AMCs engrossing drama The Walking Dead have finally stumbled upon a new threat: a survivalist federal lawmaker.

Is the Senate Where It's At for Ambitious House Democrats?

The next generation of House Democratic leaders sees opportunity for advancement in the Senate, that is.

Conservatives Push Effort to Block 'Clean' DHS Bill

Facing the prospect of Democrats forcing a vote on a clean Department of Homeland Security funding bill, conservatives are calling on House Republicans to adopt a resolution blocking the legislative maneuver.

Elizabeth Roskam Readies Bibi’s Dome

Administration officials have made it very clear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not get to press the flesh with President Barack Obama before or after Tuesdays politically charged appearance on Capitol Hill. But, thanks to congressional spouse Elizabeth Roskam, Bibi wont be going home completely empty-handed.

Graham: Senate Could Overcome Veto of Iran Deal Review Legislation

Could Congress overcome a promised veto of legislation designed to compel the Obama administration to submit any nuclear deal with Iran to Capitol Hill for approval? At least one of the bills champions seems to think so.

Both Parties Monitoring Impact of Arizona Redistricting Case

The Supreme Court appeared divided Monday on an Arizona redistricting case that could have implications for congressional elections beyond the Southwestern states borders.

Charlie Rangel Hatches Healthy Eating Plan

Affordable Care Act sponsor Rep. Charles B. Rangel Monday proposed everyone take three small steps as part of a monthlong commitment to greater dietary awareness.

Long List of Possible Barbara Mikulski Successors

Updated 2:48 p.m. | There is a long list of candidates who might run to replace Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, who announced Monday she would not seek another term.

Democrats Expect 'Clean' DHS Bill — One Way or Another

With funding for the Department of Homeland Security set to run out Saturday, it should be no surprise that House Democrats expect a vote on a bill to further fund the agency. Its just unclear what form that vote will take.

Mikulski Will Not Seek Another Term (Updated)

Updated 1:12 p.m. | BALTIMORE Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced Monday she will not seek another term in the Senate.

This Is Today's Selma

SELMA, Ala. Theres Selma the movie, a powerful testament to the Civil Rights Era. And theres Selma the city, where vacant storefronts abound on Broad Street, the main thoroughfare leading to the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Heard on the (Goat) Hill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Come on back March 7, 8 and 9, because there will be thousands and thousands and thousands here, Mayor Todd Strange told the crowd amassed at Goat Hill, the moniker affixed to the grounds of the state Capitol here.

The 'Real Congresswoman From Selma' Has Her Say

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Rep. Terri A. Sewell has her constituents in Alabama. Then she has the constituent.

Overflow Crowd Expected for Netanyahu Address, Despite Boycotts

Thanks to a partial boycott by Democrats, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wont be speaking to every member of Congress when he addresses Tuesdays joint session.

HOH Word of the Week: Groan

GROAN, n. The language in which a Republican Federal officeholder expounds his view of the political situation.

DHS Funding Battle Reveals a Republican House Divided

Congress returns this week facing yet another Department of Homeland Security funding deadline but the appropriations squabble has suddenly become overshadowed by an increasingly bitter internal fight among House Republicans for the soul of the party.

Russ Feingold, Joe Sestak and the Improbable Senate Race Rematch

The Senate is filled with members who lost previous races. But Democrats Joe Sestak and Russ Feingold are trying to pull off a rare electoral feat: defeating the people who defeated them six years prior.




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