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DSCC Topped $5 Million in March

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised nearly $5.3 million in March, slightly edging its Republican counterpart.

NRSC Raised $4.9 Million in March

The National Republican Senatorial Committee announced Monday it raised $4.9 million in March and ended the month with $5.3 million on hand.

HOH Word of Week: Slop-over

“Slop-over. Pejorative description of the items found in the back of the Congressional Record.”

House to Take Up Cybersecurity Bills in Condensed Week

With a scheduled work week that even a college senior could endorse, House lawmakers return to the Capitol Tuesday for just three days to deal with cybersecurity bills and to put the finishing touches on a budget and trade legislation.

Vote Studies Track Presidential Hopefuls in Real Time

Eight years ago, the last time sitting senators launched competing quests for a presidential nomination, each touted their congressional records as evidence they were more the true agent of change than the other one.

NRCC Outraises DCCC in March, Is Now Debt-Free

The National Republican Congressional Committee raised more than its Democratic counterpart in March, bringing in $10.3 million, according to an NRCC aide.

Listen Up, D.C.! Here Comes the White House Correspondents' Jam.

If getting the ear of Washington was half as easy as coaxing accomplished writers who moonlight as rockers out from behind their laptops and up onto stage, Mother Nature Network Co-Founder Chuck Leavell might very well already be running #ThisTown.

Manchin Is Staying in the Senate

Sen. Joe Manchin III will not be taking any country roads home to West Virginia any time soon.

McCarthy Uses Bully Pulpit to Spotlight California Drought

Legislation targeting arcane water rules is not typically the stuff of legacy building for high-profile political figures.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of April 13, 2015 (Video)

Lawmakers shook off the rust of a two-week recess recalling trips to McDonald’s, playing their favorite Disney ringtones and counting to seven.

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Wham! Bam! Comic Book Ads Target SEC Chairwoman

The comic book-like frames show hideous monsters oozing through Washington and attacking the White House.

Cruz Iran Letter Uses the Royal 'We' — Briefly

Sen. Ted Cruz fired off a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry Friday that declared “we” are making requests for the countries involved in the Iran talks — even though no other senators signed the letter.

For Lynch, Next Week Just Might Be the Week

At the end of a week that saw bipartisanship break out all around the Senate, Loretta Lynch remained in limbo.

Democrat Announces Senate Bid in Pennsylvania

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski announced a bid for Senate in Pennsylvania on Friday, setting up a Democratic primary in a must-win Senate contest for a party looking to win back the majority in 2016.

Wyden Knows His Challenge on Trade: Fellow Democrats

“Trade has never been for the faint-hearted,” Sen. Ron Wyden said Friday morning, less than 24 hours after announcing a bipartisan agreement on legislation to promote trade deals.

Focus on Support for Solar Owners

While the solar industry and environmental groups look ahead to protecting the federal solar investment tax credit, they are at the same time engaged in a campaign to maintain the financial supports solar owners get at the state and local level.

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Boom Puts Spotlight on Renewing Key Solar Tax Break

Solar energy is booming in the United States and the industry wants everyone to know it. But winning an extension of a key solar tax break in a GOP Congress suspicious of green energy won’t be easy, especially as regulatory and market forces continue to batter fossil fuels and nuclear power.

Context for Facebook Chatter About Presidential Candidates

Millions of people have talked about the presidential contenders on Facebook as they officially launch campaigns. But despite some gaudy numbers, context and limits of the data cast doubt on the impact Facebook conversations will have on the race.

Getting Sloshed, POTUS-Style

Author Brian Abrams is set to dish about the boozing habits of the train-wrecks-in-chief laid bare in his irreverent expose, “Party Like A President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief From the Oval Office.”

Happy Emancipation Day, Washington, D.C.!

Emancipation Day: It’s not just about the “Liberty Pole” D.C. activists erected in front of the Capitol Wednesday.

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