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Committee Chairs to Flesh Out Details of House Agenda

All 20 chairmen of the standing legislative House committees will play lead roles in developing the 2016 GOP policy agenda, as House leaders Thursday announced details of six new task forces.

Martin Shkreli Invokes Attitude -- and the Fifth

Martin Shkreli giggled and smiled his way through his testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday and at times seemed distracted. And members of the committee called him out on it.

Pelosi Defends Clinton, Does Not Yet Endorse

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday defended Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton from attacks on her record from Republicans, but stopped short of an endorsement.

Flint Aid Deal Slows Down Energy Bill

Updated 12:05 p.m. | Senate Democrats blocked a broad bipartisan energy bill from advancing, while senators discuss the extent of federal assistance needed for Flint, Mich.

Tim Scott Hits South Carolina Airwaves for Marco Rubio

Just days after endorsing Sen. Marco Rubio for president, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is hitting the airwaves back home for his GOP colleague from Florida.

A Long Primary Is Good for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s victory in Iowa Monday night was far more decisive than the razor-thin margin would indicate.

Stayin' Alive: Marco's Moment?

“This is the moment they said would never happen,” Marco Rubio declared after the Iowa results were announced. “For months they told us we had no chance. Because we offered too much optimism in a time of anger, we had no chance.”

Trey Radel Sticks His Nose Back Into Politics

Now clear-headed after treatment for a substance abuse problem that cost him his job in the House, Florida Republican Trey Radel is back on the political scene with unwanted advice for current pols and a forthcoming tell-all.

Prepare for a Healthy Super Bowl Sunday

The Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association is providing no-meat Super Bowl snacks in the Capitol on Friday.

Don't Stop Catching Fire for the Bern

DES MOINES, Iowa — As the great political exodus from Iowa got underway following Monday’s presidential caucuses, it was just another winter day at Des Moines International Airport: Planes got de-iced, souvenirs were purchased and celebrities like Josh Hutcherson (Peeta from “The Hunger Games”) and Mark Foster of the band Foster the People — fresh off their days of rallying for Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt. — rushed to catch flights to warmer climes and future caucuses.

Freedom Caucus Seeks Leverage in Budget Talks

Are House Republicans in danger of not being able to pass a budget? Not quite yet.

Long-Ignored Hero of Flint Water Crisis: 'I'm Just a Mom'

For months, state and federal officials ignored LeeAnne Walters’ complaints about the drinking water in her hometown of Flint, Michigan. They saw no reason to answer her, even though her son was so sick that doctors thought he had cancer and other family members, too, were losing hair and breaking out in rashes.

IMGE Hires Strategist Mindy Finn

Habitat Lobbies for Affordable Housing

Habitat for Humanity lobbied on Capitol Hill this week for changes to the country’s housing policies. The Habitat on the Hill conference had support from 200 Habitat for Humanity leaders, homeowners and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.

Capitol Police Union Catch Congressman's Ear

Leaders from the Capitol Police Labor Committee dropped by Rep. Richard Nugent’s office Wednesday to say thank you — in the form of a commemorative badge that recognizes the board’s 100 years of existence.

At Maryland Mosque, Obama Calls Muslims 'Real Americans'

Visiting a mosque on U.S. soil for the first time, President Barack Obama urged Americans to reject politics that target those of a single faith and told Muslim-Americans “you’re right where you belong.”

Owens, Mills Outraising Incumbents in Rematches

In Utah’s ‘Safe Republican‘ territory, where Democrat Doug Owens is again vying for the 4th District seat he lost by 5 points in 2014, he is one of the rare rematch candidates to have raised more than the incumbent.

Staffer Turned Entrepreneur to Make Shark Tank Début

Long time House staffer Willie Blount will make his television debut on Friday on the ABC show, Shark Tank, where he’ll pitch a pair of gloves he’s invented to a panel of investors.




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