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Crowded Presidential Race Could Strain Secret Service Budget

The Secret Service is always busy in election years, but the 2016 presidential race could pose a bigger challenge than usual for the agency in charge of guarding candidates vying for their party’s nomination. There are four under Secret Service protection already, and the pack could grow.

White House Seeks Emergency Funds to Fight Zika

The Obama administration will ask Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus — a disease the president says is a cause for concern but not panic.

Rand Paul's 'Long Haul' Cut Short

For Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, maybe the necessities of a modern presidential campaign were just a bit too much.

Kate Brown: 'A Voice for Those That Don't Have One'

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she had long aspired to run for the office she now holds.

'City of Conversation' Illuminates Political Stage

Arena Stage’s production of “The City of Conversation” tells the story of national politics through the confines of Georgetown’s elite salon culture, traversing three distinct recent eras.

Cruz and Rubio Differ in Style, Not So Much on Votes

The metaphor of the ideological “lane” has become the dominant way to describe the dynamics of the Republican presidential race.

Bernie Sanders as GOP Tool: Their Plan to Use Him Against Democrats

Sen. Bernard Sanders’ surprisingly strong candidacy for president has laid bare a sharp division within the Democratic coalition, pitting its activist base against the moderate-minded establishment.

Can Rubio Follow Romney’s Path to the Nomination?

Is Marco Rubio a conservative who wants to overthrow the GOP establishment or a potential standard-bearer for party pragmatists? He’s trying to be both, of course.

Rubio: Too Glib for His Own Good?

What the Hell Happened to Jeb Bush?

It must be more than a decade ago when I got a glimpse of the man often referred to as “George W. Bush’s smarter, younger brother.”

Jeb's Last Stand: 'Let's Talk About Getting George Bush Elected!'

Bedford, N.H. — Tom Ridge had barely begun introducing Jeb Bush at a town hall here on Saturday when he called out to the over-capacity crowd, “Let’s talk about getting George Bush elected!”

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Feb. 1, 2016

Lawmakers spent the week ashamed of their ties, reflecting on Blockbuster and repeating Groundhog Day.

Pelosi, DCCC Use Tea Party to Fire Up Dem Voters

Democratic leaders are urging their voting base to fill the party’s campaign coffers as part of an election-year battle against a “tide of tea party extremism.”

Anti-Abortion Groups to GOP: Include Fiorina in Debate

The leaders of two influential anti-abortion rights groups are blasting the decision to exclude Carly Fiorina from Saturday’s presidential debate, arguing that GOP voters deserve to see the primary field’s lone female candidate — and one of the race’s sharpest critics of Planned Parenthood — on stage in New Hampshire.

Lawmakers Honor Capitol Police Officer

Capitol Police buried one of their own on Friday, one day after Delaware lawmakers honored him on the House and Senate floors.

On Unemployment Rate, Obama Spikes the Football

President Barack Obama on Friday took credit for the latest jobs report, saying the 4.9 percent rate shows his stewardship has made the U.S. economy the “strongest and most durable” in the world.

As Zika Virus Reaches D.C., Congress Calls for Action

As the Zika virus reaches the United States and the nation’s capital, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are calling for an urgent response to prevent its spread, and are scheduling briefings and committee hearings to address it.

Dan Kildee Gets Spot on Influential Steering Committee

Rep. Dan Kildee has secured a plum spot on the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, the latest move in a string of events that has raised the Michigan Democrat’s national profile.

Lawmakers Bet on the Super Bowl

North Carolina GOP Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr have challenged Colorado Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet to a friendly Super Bowl wager ahead of Sunday’s game. On Sunday, the Denver Broncos, lead by quarterback Payton Manning, play the Carolina Panthers, lead by quarterback Cam Newton, in Super Bowl 50.

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