| May 15, 2015, 3:02 p.m.
After clearing an amendment hurdle Thursday that looked like it could jeopardize passage, the House easily passed the National Defense Authorization Act Friday, 269-151.
| May 15, 2015, 1:23 p.m.
Like many teenage boys, Tambi Cimuk visited the Lincoln Memorial and the White House on his first visit to Washington. Unlike most teenagers, he also played Rachmaninoff in the Rayburn Foyer.
| May 15, 2015, 1 p.m.
Turns out Sen. Charles E. Schumer can score airtime without even having to beeline for the next available live shot.
| May 15, 2015, 12:01 p.m.
Joe Miller isn’t the only conservative Alaskan with eyes on Sen. Lisa Murkowski — state Sen. Mike Dunleavy is also considering coming after the Republican senator from the right.
| May 15, 2015, 11:38 a.m.
Spring has officially come to the Capitol — in the form of a mother duck and her 10 ducklings.
| May 15, 2015, 10:50 a.m.
Harry Reid, in classic Harry Reid style, utterly dismissed the presidential aspirations of his Senate colleague Bernard E. Sanders, former Sen. Jim Webb and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley in one biting sentence in an interview airing Friday.
| May 15, 2015, 10:46 a.m.
The National Republican Congressional Committee added newly minted Rep. Dan Donovan to its Patriot program Friday, signaling to its donor base that the New Yorker is among the GOP’s most vulnerable House incumbents in 2016.
| May 15, 2015, 7:59 a.m.
Updated, 1 p.m. | Former Democratic Rep. Baron Hill told a crowd at a Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Columbus, Ind., he’ll run for the open Senate seat in the Hoosier State in 2016, becoming the first Democrat to enter the contest.
| May 14, 2015, 7:28 p.m.
A bipartisan coalition came close Thursday to protecting immigration-related language in the fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Act — but not close enough.
| May 14, 2015, 7:22 p.m.
President Barack Obama says his fight with “Elizabeth,” as in Warren, has never been “personal.”
| May 14, 2015, 5:41 p.m.
The top Senate Democrat from Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor says Speaker John A. Boehner is denying facts about the circumstances of Tuesday evening’s crash outside Philadelphia.
| May 14, 2015, 5:06 p.m.
Shaming the other guy into submission is pretty much impossible on Capitol Hill (this is Congress, after all), but that doesn’t stop Democrats and Republicans from trying.
| May 14, 2015, 4:46 p.m.
Sen. Harry Reid is using Yucca Mountain as a club against Republican presidential candidates hoping to win his home state in 2016.
| May 14, 2015, 3:59 p.m.
At least five senators are running, or thinking about running, for president. That means absences in the Senate are piling up.
| May 14, 2015, 2:40 p.m.
After waffling on a run earlier this week, Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez announced Thursday she is running for California’s open Senate seat.
| May 14, 2015, 2:36 p.m.
Updated 6:08 p.m. | President Barack Obama’s fast-track trade bill is officially back on track in the Senate, after easily topping the 60-vote threshold needed to overcome a filibuster and open debate.
| May 14, 2015, 2:11 p.m.
After years of losses at the Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, Republicans have announced a team coach in hopes of righting the ship, but their embattled manager remains at the helm.
| May 14, 2015, 2:10 p.m.
Yes, watching a grown man scootch in next to a disinterested pig for a selfie is funny.
| May 14, 2015, 1:11 p.m.
Updated 2:49 p.m. | The Senate overwhelmingly passed the currency enforcement and customs trade bill Thursday, but it appears headed for oblivion in the House.
| May 14, 2015, 11:56 a.m.
Updated 1:39 p.m. | Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld declared Thursday he would stay in the Ohio Democratic Senate primary, despite efforts by supporters of former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland to convince him to drop out.