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Take Five: Rep. Brendan Boyle

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

Little-Understood Export-Import Bank Becomes Politically Significant

No politician wants to be accused of jeopardizing jobs in his or her state.

Potential Kyrsten Sinema Challenger to Meet With NRCC

Two years after an unsuccessful campaign for her party’s nomination for governor of Arizona, Republican Christine Jones is looking at giving electoral politics another try.

Young Man in a Hurry, Chaffetz Now Positioned for a Longer Game

Jason Chaffetz will bring a chameleon political background and unremitting ambition into Thursday’s caucus of Republicans with his eyes on the prize — just not this time.

RNC Looks to Empower GOP Women to Run

Sharon Day rose through the ranks of GOP politics, starting as a precinct captain in her native Florida and eventually co-chairing the Republican National Committee.

Rand Paul Leads Call for Audit of Fetal Tissue Research

A trio of the Senate’s Republican presidential candidates put their names on a letter also signed by a majority of the conference asking for a new inquiry into fetal tissue research.

Schumer Casts More Doubt on Big Highway and Tax Deal

Sen. Charles E. Schumer is “not optimistic” about getting a big deal on international taxes to fund a robust highway bill.

Sanders to Talk Trade, Wall Street at Democratic Debate

Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., said Tuesday he is looking to engage with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on trade and financial issues at the upcoming Democratic presidential primary debate.

Lautenberg's Widow Called Key on Toxic Substances Deal

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker was arm-in-arm with the widow of a one-time political rival, Frank R. Lautenberg, Tuesday morning outside the Capitol.

McCarthy Courts House Freedom Caucus, but Will It Matter?

House Republicans will meet behind closed doors Thursday to choose a new speaker — but the day everyone is waiting for is Oct. 29.

Murky Ethics Rules on McCarthy's Benghazi Comments

Filing an ethics complaint against Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy over the House Benghazi committee — an idea making the rounds among Capitol Hill Democrats — could ease some pressure on Hillary Rodham Clinton.

John Dingell in Hospital: 'Being Old Sucks'

John D. Dingell is back in the hospital and will undergo a heart procedure.

White House Offers RX for Gun Problem: Obamacare (Video)

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest offered advice to Republican presidential candidates advocating more focus on mental health to stop gun crimes: Embrace Obamacare.

Reid Again Calls for Scrutiny of Online Fantasy Sports Betting (Video)

Minority Leader Harry Reid told reporters Tuesday that Congress should look into the world of online fantasy sports betting, following a New York Times report of employees of sites betting with information not generally available to the public.

Senators Form Unlikely Alliance on Veterans' Education

When it comes to veterans issues, a seemingly unlikely partnership is emerging in the Senate between Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown and freshman Republican Thom Tillis of North Carolina.

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Momentum Waning for Bipartisan Energy Action

Republicans in the House and Senate have succeeded in pushing bills to overhaul the nation’s energy laws through two committees, setting up potential floor votes in their drive to revamp energy policy for the first time since 2007.

Reid Vows to Uphold Veto as Senate Cuts Off NDAA Debate

Annual defense policy legislation could be headed to the White House as soon as Wednesday after the Senate voted to cut off debate on the measure, even as the chamber's top Democrat pledged his caucus would vote to sustain a promised presidential veto.

Democratic Poll: Ted Strickland Leads Rob Portman in Ohio Senate Race

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, trailed his likely Democratic opponent, former Gov. Ted Strickland, by 3 points in a poll conducted for a Democratic super PAC and provided first to CQ Roll Call.

David Letterman, Al Franken to Headline Duckworth Fundraiser

Two retired comedians will take the stage in New York later this month at a fundraiser to benefit Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth, the leading Democrat running to challenge Republican Sen. Mark S. Kirk next fall.

Kirk to Illinois Democrats: I Already Took Care of That

Sen. Mark S. Kirk is in a dispute with Illinois Democrats — one of whom is running to replace him — over who has done more to prevent incidents such as the September 2014 fire at an air traffic control facility near Chicago.




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