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If three in a row signals a trend, then the era of the prosecutor in congressional politics is clearly taking hold.
Battles for the Republican presidential nomination almost always come down to two alternatives — an establishment-backed candidate with pragmatic instincts and an insurgent (often significantly more conservative) who tries to appeal to constituencies that feel ignored.
The icy rift over the Patriot Act between one of the Senate’s oddest couples — Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul — isn’t about to break up their political alliance.
Colorado 6th District Rep. Mike Coffman will not challenge Sen. Michael Bennet for Senate, The Denver Post reported Monday afternoon.
A month after first laying eyes upon her official portrait, Rep. Louise M. Slaughter was expected Monday to finally join the former leaders silently watching over the House Rules Committee.
The stage is set for one last bout, food-fight fans.
West Virginia Rep. David McKinley plans to announce Monday that he’s not running for governor in 2016, according to two sources with knowledge of McKinley’s plans. McKinley plans to make the announcement at a 3:30 p.m. Eastern conference call with reporters.
When Rep. Thomas Massie drove up to the Capitol to support his Kentucky GOP colleague Sen. Rand Paul’s bid to halt provisions of the Patriot Act, the congressman’s car turned heads.
It might be too early to put the nail in the coffin of the fiscal 2016 appropriations process, but get your hammer ready.
With key provisions of the Patriot Act now expired and the Senate’s plans to reboot them unclear, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy admitted Monday morning he has “a real concern in the safety of the country right now.”
Updated 2:42 p.m. | Just hours after Sen. Rand Paul claimed a temporary victory in his quest to rein in the National Security Agency, the leader of what the Kentucky Republican blasted as the “eye-roll caucus” threw his own hat into the 2016 presidential ring.
EMILY’s List put 15 GOP incumbents “On Notice” for their re-election bids Monday, naming its top GOP targets for 2016, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.
Exactly two years ago, a crop of Democratic House recruits were in Washington, D.C., being fêted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Ex-Speaker J. Dennis Hastert’s sudden resignation from his K Street firm is the latest and most public setback for Dickstein Shapiro, a shop already scrambling to rebuild amid a client exodus, tumbling lobbying revenue and high-profile employee departures.
Not that Rand Paul was counting on his support, but it’s pretty clear that Sen. John McCain does not #StandWithRand.
Lawmakers have nixed a series of historical paintings to be commissioned by the National Guard, totaling a quarter million dollars, as part of annual authorizing legislation and amid the Pentagon's argument that the president's proposed defense budget represents the bare minimum that can be spent on national defense in the coming year.
Updated 11:52 p.m. | The Senate voted overwhelmingly to advance the USA Freedom Act Sunday evening, but too late to prevent Sen. Rand Paul from being able to force a short-term expiration of Patriot Act surveillance authorities at midnight.
The Senate’s rare Sunday session convened on a somber note, mourning the loss of a son of the chamber’s president.
Updated 4:49 p.m. | Senate advocates for an overhaul of National Security Agency surveillance programs sound confident they have the votes to advance the USA Freedom Act. It’s just a matter of time.
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner can take credit for major legislation during his tenure as House Judiciary chairman, but none carries the weight or consequence of the law that will be his legacy: the USA Patriot Act.