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House Votes to Arm Syrian Rebels; CR Passes (Updated) (Video)

Updated 7:03 p.m. | After voting to give President Barack Obama the authority to arm and train Syrian rebels, the House passed legislation Wednesday to fund the government until Dec. 11, moving the bill to avoid a government shutdown and address Islamic State organizations to the Senate.

Tom Coburn Won't Be Going Away Quietly

Sen. Tom Coburn is retiring at the end of this Congress, but the Oklahoma Republican has put the word out that he isn’t likely to let the Senate have its end-of-session legislative feeding frenzy.

Reid, Heller Push Proper Hygiene at Capitol Event

Nevada’s senators appeared together Wednesday afternoon to promote hand-washing and proper hygiene.

The Amazingly Static House Playing Field

After a year of campaigning, television ads, a government shutdown, and a botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the House playing field is virtually unchanged from where it was 12 months ago.

Income Inequality Hurts States, Dampens GDP Growth

Standard & Poor’s says income inequality is becoming a problem for state governments.

Vote for Your Favorite Bringing Up the Rear Capitol Quip!

The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your votes.

Revving the Engines of Bipartisanship

Don’t be too surprised if you see a Mustang and Corvette racing around Northwest D.C . . . followed by a motorcade of Secret Service officers.

Michele Bachmann and the Right to Bare Arms

When Michele Bachmann came to the floor Wednesday afternoon to preside over the House chamber, there was one problem: She was wearing a dress — without sleeves.

Grover Norquist’s Burning Man Dream Team

Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist so enjoyed his time at Burning Man this year that he’d like to return next summer with a “Dream Team” of Republican lawmakers.

Chuck Grassley's Birthday Blizzard

Sen. Charles E. Grassley plans to put a birthday present to good use to grab himself a Dairy Queen Blizzard, but he hasn’t quite decided on the flavor yet.

House Democrats, DNC Pledge Millions for Midterms

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee picked up $1.7 million in member pledges at its quarterly caucus dinner Tuesday night.

Benghazi Hearing Opening Statements From Gowdy, Cummings

The House Select Committee on Benghazi got off to a relatively subdued start Wednesday, though the panel’s Republican chairman and ranking Democrat managed to take a few veiled jabs at each other in their opening statements.

Pelosi Backs Obama, but Says 'We Just Don't Whip War Votes' (Video)

House Democratic leaders aren’t whipping votes on the continuing resolution and an amendment to give President Barack Obama authority to arm Syrian rebels against the terrorist group the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

NRSC Kicks It Old School Online

Turns out, the coding masters at Wide Eye Creative aren’t the only ones having fun behind your computer screen.

Watch Live: Select Committee on Benghazi Holds First Hearing (Video)

The House Select Committee on Benghazi holds its inaugural hearing, titled “Implementation of the Accountability Review Board recommendations.” The hearing begins at 10 a.m.

Kaine Introduces Limited ISIS War Authorization

Sen. Tim Kaine is introducing a limited war authorization against ISIS, even as Congress is set to jet out of town without an authorization vote before the elections.

Vote Now: Where Should Roll Call Travel to Cover the Midterms?

Will it be Omaha or San Diego? Raleigh or Topeka? Lexington or Denver?

Cotton's Softer Side Displayed in Senate Race (Video)

Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton’s campaign kicked off the final sprint to November with advertising designed to soften the image of one of the GOP’s most-touted Senate recruits.

Parties' Shared Benghazi Goals: Win the Hearings, Control the Narrative

Reps. Trey Gowdy and Elijah E. Cummings say they don’t want the Select Committee on Benghazi to be driven by partisanship, and both have made overtures over the past four months to prove they mean it.

The Maine Attraction: Getting a Taste of the Chellie Pingree Experience

ROCKLAND, Maine — Once aboard the boat that will speed us to North Haven, a Connecticut man opens up about his affinity for the Pine Tree State.

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