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Crowded Presidential Field Pushes Congressional Races Out of Limelight

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Members of Congress running for re-election in early presidential states are learning a lesson: It’s hard to get attention when the circus is in town.

Kentucky Clerk Jailed Over Same-Sex Marriage Stand

After Kim Davis, an elected county clerk in Kentucky, was placed into federal custody Thursday for defying on religious grounds a judge's order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, five of her deputies told the judge that they would issue the licenses despite the objections of their boss.

Veteran Pelosi Staffer Heads to Nonprofit

Longtime House Democratic staffer Jerry Hartz announced Thursday he is leaving the Capitol next week to join a nonprofit supporting democratic governments.

Attendance Sparse at Planned Parenthood Video Screening

Two thousand is the number of Democratic House and Senate staffers invited to a screening of the undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal tissues and organs.

Gay Marriage Tussle Not David Bunning's First Brush With Infamy

U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning’s decision Thursday to punish Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses she maintains conflict with her religious beliefs isn’t the only time the legal professional has been cast in an unflattering light.

Iran Filibuster Watch — 4 Votes Away

Will supporters of the Iran deal be able to filibuster a resolution of disapproval?

White House Wants Currency Enforcement Bill (Video)

The White House called Thursday for Congress to send President Barack Obama a currency enforcement bill — an issue that has added urgency given the roiling of financial markets after China devalued the yuan.

Office Space: Peter Roskam's Map Collection (Video)

Rep. Peter Roskam gave a tour of his congressional office in 2009 for Roll Call’s “Office Space” series, which returns this fall.

Iran Vote Puts Focus on House Democrats

House lawmakers return from the August break next week with a slate of issues they need to resolve before Oct. 1 — most notably government funding — and one issue they’ll tackle almost immediately: Iran.

UFO Activist Determined to Inject Extraterrestrials Into 2016 Race

Paradigm Research Group head Stephen Bassett is so confident alien affairs will become a hot topic in the race for the White House, he’s asking supporters to stake him so he can continue kicking around the nation’s capital for a few more months.

Heitkamp to Decide on Campaign for Governor Over Next Week

North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat whose seat could likely be a top target for national Republicans in 2018, will soon announce whether she will pursue a political path that could take a re-election campaign out of the picture.

Harry Reid Endorses Kihuen in Nevada House Race

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, the dean of the Nevada congressional delegation, endorsed state Sen. Ruben Kihuen in a crowded Democratic primary in Nevada’s 4th District on Thursday.

Minnesota's John Kline Will Not Seek Eighth Term (Updated)

Updated 12:10 p.m.| Seven-term Minnesota GOP Rep. John Kline announced Thursday he will not run for re-election, putting Republicans in a tough spot to hold the southeastern Minnesota district in a presidential year.

Chris Christie Slams 'Done Nothing' Republican Congress

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — languishing in the polls amid the Donald Trump surge — trained his fire on the Republican Congress Wednesday, saying they had “done nothing” this year.

Too Many Judges, State Department Says of Clinton Emails

The government asked a federal court Thursday to assign to a single judge the cases involving Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server during her stint as secretary of State.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz 'Not Afraid to Stand Alone' on Iran Deal

Under siege on multiple fronts and with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. at her side, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz declared Thursday she’s not afraid to stand alone on the Iran deal.

Iran Filibuster Vote Too Close to Call

The White House looks certain to be able to sustain a veto of any resolution of disapproval that Congress sends President Barack Obama. But it's quite possible no such legislation reaches his desk. 

11 Senators to Watch in Iran Debate

CQ Roll Call took a look at how each of the 11 undecided senators may come out on the Iran nuclear deal and whether the agreement should be filibustered. The assessment is based on the senators' legislative histories, statements, re-election prospects and constituent concerns.

The 'Trump Phenomenon' and the Effort to Overthrow Boehner

A day before the August recess, when Rep. Mark Meadows announced a legislative move to strip Speaker John A. Boehner of his gavel, few would have predicted that Donald Trump would be the summer’s biggest political story.

DCCC Targets 18 House Republicans in Labor Day Digital Campaign

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will begin a digital ad campaign over the Labor Day weekend, hitting 18 GOP incumbents on labor issues such as increasing the minimum wage and overtime rules.

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