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House Rebels Warn of Blowback for Boehner

The House Freedom Caucus has a secret it wants to share with Democrats.

Senate Votes to Send Trade Promotion Authority to Obama

After no shortage of fits and starts, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s trade agenda — Trade Promotion Authority — is finally heading to his desk.

Peter Roskam Surprises John Lewis With Artful Homage

Rep. Peter Roskam broke from regularly scheduled committee business Wednesday to present civil-rights icon turned solon Rep. John Lewis with a personalized painting commemorating the historic March on Washington in 1963.

Confederate Flag Aside, Other Symbols Are Everywhere

Confederate flags in South Carolina and Mississippi have garnered much of the public’s attention following the murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, but they aren’t the only symbols forcing politicians to judge the line between heritage, history and intimidation.

Democrats Celebrate 7th Straight Baseball Win on House Floor (Video)

Congressional Baseball Managers Joe L. Barton, R-Texas, and Mike Doyle, D-Pa., interrupted a series of votes Wednesday to once again bring the coveted Roll Call trophy to the House chamber, marking the Democrats’ seventh-straight victory over the Republicans in the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on June 11. With the victory, Democrats now lead the all-time series by one game, 39-38-1.

Obama Gets Trade Win: Democrats Give In on TAA

“It’s over.”

Lawmakers Seek Live Supreme Court Audio of Gay Marriage, Obamacare Decisions

Ahead of key Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage and Obamacare, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers is making a plea to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., to provide a live audio feed of the release of the opinions.

Republican Task Force Seeks Bridge to Millennial Generation

The Rayburn Building room hosting the House Republican Policy Committee hearing Tuesday on “Millennials and the GOP” was fittingly filled with a young audience that documented the event with Snapchat and iPhone photos — though one used a BlackBerry.

NRSC Chairman Evolves on Mississippi Flag (Updated)

Updated 11:20 a.m. | GOP Sen. Roger Wicker now says his home state of Mississippi should change its flag.

Harry Reid Awarded for Environmental Efforts

In the vaulted atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown Washington, D.C., more than 500 people gathered Tuesday evening for the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Capital Dinner.

Democrat Wants Vote to Nix Mississippi State Flag at U.S. Capitol (Updated)

Updated 5:44 p.m. | After last week’s shooting at a black church in Charleston prompted South Carolina’s public officials at the highest levels to demand the Confederate flag at the state capitol be taken down, Rep. Bennie Thompson hopes such calls will lead to a meaningful re-evaluation of his state’s flag, too.

Yarmuth Retirement Rumor Offers Window Into Future

Rumors that Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth was poised to retire or resign were hot and heavy right up until the moment the Democratic congressman announced his re-election bid on Monday. But the public uncertainty provided a brief glimpse into what the race to replace him might look like when he decides to call it quits.

Yielding Time in the Senate on the Presidential Trail

The senator hurries into the recording studio on the fourth floor of the Hart building, now 30 minutes behind after getting held up at votes.

Running the Bases While Running for Senate

Balancing legislative responsibilities with running for Senate is challenging enough — throw in a few softballs and the juggling gets more intense.

House Holds Moment of Silence for Charleston Victims (Video)

At 7:01 p.m., in the midst of a series of House votes, South Carolina Republican Mark Sanford led his colleagues in observing a moment of silence for the nine victims killed June 17 in the Charleston church massacre.

Kay Hagan Won't Challenge Richard Burr in 2016

Former North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan will not be mounting a challenge to her former GOP colleague, Sen. Richard M. Burr.

McConnell: Move Kentucky's Jefferson Davis Statue to a Museum (Video)

Rather than wait for outside pressure, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the statue of Jefferson Davis prominently displayed in Kentucky’s state capitol should be moved to a museum — but he wasn’t quite ready to propose moving the Jefferson Davis statue out of the U.S. Capitol.

New Highway Bill Has Next Best Thing to Earmarks

It may be tougher to grease the wheels for highway spending without earmarks, but the leaders of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee have come up with the next best thing.

Cornyn: Vote Yes on TAA to Restore Trust

Updated: 5:51 p.m./June 24: An aide to Sen. John Cornyn clarified the Texas Republican’s position on Wednesday, saying that “Cornyn will support TAA if his vote is necessary to advance it through the Senate this week as part of the broader trade package.”

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