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Cantor Voting Rights Act Legacy is Failure to Deliver, Democrats Say

Passing a new Voting Rights Act in the GOP-dominated House was never going to be easy, supporters acknowledge. But with a powerful Republican such as Eric Cantor as an ally, hope flickered for nearly a year.

Hanabusa Files Lawsuit Against Hawaii Office of Elections

With the Democratic Senate primary in Hawaii too close to call and several thousand votes on the line, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, has sued the state’s Office of Elections to postpone Friday’s special election date.

Back Home, Top Senate Democrats Upbeat About Holding Majority

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., — Back in their home states for the August recess, the Senate’s two top Democrats said Wednesday they are optimistic about the prospects of maintaining control of the chamber in November.

Garamendi on McCain, Graham: 'Those Two Would Like to Bomb Everywhere'

Rep. John Garamendi on Wednesday joined the chorus of lawmakers from both parties warning against mission creep in Iraq drawing the U.S. back into a war in the Middle East.

Rand Paul Wants Obama to Seek Approval for Extended Iraq Effort (Video)

Sen. Rand Paul has joined the calls for President Barack Obama to seek congressional approval for an extended military campaign to fight Islamic State forces in Iraq.

Wisconsin Primary Now Too Close to Call

The Associated Press has rescinded its call in Wisconsin’s 6th District GOP primary after announcing that state Sen. Glenn Grothman won the GOP race last night.

Lisa Murkowski Goes All In on #IceBucketChallenge

Bucket, schmucket.

Congressional Bucket Brigade Swells (Video)

At the rate things are going, every single congressional lawmaker may very will get roped into the #IceBucketChallenge before the end of the summer.

Dean Heller Challenges Harry Reid to Grow a Beard

Sen. Dean Heller has issued a challenge to his Democratic counterpart from Nevada.

It's the Chuck Grassley Show at the Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, Iowa — At the Iowa State Fair, the walk from the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building to the swine barn should take about five minutes.

Wisconsin Primary Results: Republicans Nominate Grothman in 6th District

Updated 6:40 a.m. | State Sen. Glenn Grothman has won the GOP primary by a slim margin in the only open House district in Wisconsin.

Minnesota Primary Results: Republicans Pick Michele Bachmann Successor

Former state Rep. Tom Emmer decisively defeated Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah Tuesday in the GOP primary for Minnesota’s open 6th District, putting him on a near certain path to Congress this fall to succeed retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

Tim Kaine: Obama Needs Congress to OK Iraq Air Strikes

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine wants President Barack Obama to seek new approval from Congress for the current bombing campaign in Iraq.

Roll Caller Throws #IceBucketChallenge to Wasserman Schultz

The friendly #IceBucketChallenge that’s got everyone on social media dousing themselves with cold water just got real: Roll Call Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni has officially thrown down.

Politicians Increasingly Game for Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

An infectious fundraising pitch has helped throw cold water on the notion that politicians today just don’t care about anything.

Why Did DEA Pay an Amtrak Employee for Passenger Records?

A bizarre revelation contained in a routine Amtrak inspector general report has caught the attention of the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

This Fall's House Ad Wars Have Officially Started (Video)

The flood gates opened Tuesday when the House campaign committees began the barrage of fall television advertisements.

CBC Members Call for Full DOJ Investigation Into Ferguson Shooting (Updated)

Updated: 12:18 p.m. | The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus and two of her colleagues are calling on the Justice Department to probe deeply into the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

In Iowa Senate Race, It's Personality Versus Policy

DES MOINES, Iowa – Joni Ernst is a hugger.

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