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Members of Congress Cut Anti-Drunk Driving Spots (Audio)

Thinking about hitting the road after knocking back a whole mess of eggnog?

House Rule Change Would Force Long-Term Estimates for Major Bills

House Republicans are moving to increase the use of dynamic scoring through a rules change that would require long-term estimates of the economic effects of major legislation.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: New York's 11th District

Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., pled guilty Tuesday to one count of federal tax evasion but refused to resign his seat, creating chaos in this Staten Island-based district even before the 114th Congress is sworn in.

Brent Roske to Kick Off New Year with Expanded Show

“Chasing the Hill” creator Brent Roske may not have snagged that House seat he was angling for last year. But the political junkie is already positioned on the front lines of history in Des Moines, and he’s gearing up for 2016 with a half-hour long version of “Roske on Politics.”

Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion (Updated)

Updated 2:21 p.m. | NEW YORK — Rep. Michael G. Grimm said he won’t step down, despite pleading guilty Tuesday to one of the 20 felony tax fraud charges he’s been battling since April — immediately raising questions about whether the New York Republican will be forced to resign his seat in Congress.

Ex-Congressman Considers Seeking Grimm's Seat

As Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., reportedly prepares to enter a guilty plea Tuesday to at least one of the 20 felony charges against him, his former foe confirmed he is being recruited to run for the Staten Island seat.

Pelosi: Boehner Has to Oust Michael Grimm (Updated)

Updated 11:05 a.m. | House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi became the first member of leadership on either side of the aisle to call for Rep. Michael G. Grimm’s ouster from Congress.

Stalemate: How an Immigration Rewrite Died in the 113th Congress (Video)

The 113th Congress began with an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws seeming likely, if not inevitable.

10 Races to Watch in 2016: Illinois Senate

Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., is adamant he will seek re-election in the Land of Lincoln, giving forceful declarations of his intentions to national and local press.

In New Role on Capitol Hill, Duppler Goes From 'Outsider' to 'Insider'

In a town where everyone wants to be heard, a big part of Mattie Duppler’s job is to listen.

Reports: Indicted Congressman Expected to Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion

Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., is expected to plead guilty in court to at least one of the 20 felony counts lodged against him, local news outlets reported Monday.

Grover Norquist Will Miss Tussling With Stephen Colbert

Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist fears no one in Washington. But it took him a while to figure out how to successfully mix things up with faux-conservative interviewer Stephen Colbert.

Senator: Liberia Is Safe for Travel

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., used his 4-day trip to Ebola-stricken Liberia to emphasize it is a safe place to travel — and additional investment may be needed to keep it that way.

Languid, Lax Congressional Ethics Disciplinary System May Pick Up Pace in 2015

The final flurry of activity aside, it remains undeniable that members of the outgoing Congress accomplished precious little as legislators. Less noticed, but almost as clear, is how the “do-nothing” label also may be affixed to their efforts at policing themselves.

Senator Calls on White House to Host Showing of Pulled Sony Film

One senator wants President Barack Obama to invite members of Congress to the White House for a screening of “The Interview.”

10 Races to Watch in 2016: Pennsylvania Senate

Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa., the former president of the conservative Club for Growth, is seeking re-election in a state that hasn’t picked a GOP nominee for president since 1988.

How Jeb Bush Affects the Florida Senate Race

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s presidential exploration roiled Capitol Hill last week. Back in his home state, pols also had their eye on another Sunshine State Republican, Sen. Marco Rubio, whose own presidential ambitions could kick off a pivotal open-seat race for Senate.

Six Degrees of Terri Sewell

Call her the Kevin Bacon of Congress.

Have a Cuba Libre With Capitol Quip!

President Barack Obama’s new positioning toward Cuba provides this week’s Capitol Quip.

A Gold Star for Capitol Quip

Thanks to the readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. Here’s the winning entry, as voted by readers of Heard on the Hill.

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