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Breaking Down the House Defense Bill Vote

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.

Using Rachmaninoff to Send a Message

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.

Schumer Family Ties Blanket the Airwaves

Turns out Sen. Charles E. Schumer can score airtime without even having to beeline for the next available live shot.

Murkowski Facing a Primary Puzzle

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.

Make Way for Ducklings: Capitol Edition

Spring has officially come to the Capitol — in the form of a mother duck and her 10 ducklings.

Reid: O'Malley Who? Leader Dismisses All but Clinton

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.

NRCC Adds Another Member to Program for Vulnerable Incumbents

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.

Ousted Democrat Announces Indiana Senate Bid (Updated)

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.

Pro-Immigration Provision Stripped From Defense Bill

A bipartisan coalition came close Thursday to protecting immigration-related language in the fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Act — but not close enough.

Takeaways From Obama's Press Conference

President Barack Obama says his fight with “Elizabeth,” as in Warren, has never been “personal.”

Schumer Rebuts Boehner, Ties Amtrak Funding to Crash

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.

Democrat Tosses 'Shame' Card Back at Boehner

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.

Reid Rips Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush Over Yucca Mountain

Sen. Harry Reid is using Yucca Mountain as a club against Republican presidential candidates hoping to win his home state in 2016.

Mr. Cruz? Mr. Cruz? Presidential Contenders' Missed Votes Pile Up

At least five senators are running, or thinking about running, for president. That means absences in the Senate are piling up.

Sanchez Senate Bid Opens Orange County House Seat

After waffling on a run earlier this week, Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez announced Thursday she is running for California’s open Senate seat.

Senate Votes to Advance Fast-Track Trade Bill (Updated)

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.

Roger Williams to Coach GOP in Congressional Baseball Game

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.

Camilla Captivates Capitol Hill (Video)

Yes, watching a grown man scootch in next to a disinterested pig for a selfie is funny.

Senate Passes Currency Trade Bill; Boehner Calls It 'Laughable' (Updated)

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.

Sittenfeld Will Not Exit Ohio Senate Primary (Updated)

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.

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