| Nov. 23, 2015, 12:12 p.m.
In a race filled with plenty of fast-talking, quick-tongued hopefuls — including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and, at one point, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal — Ben Carson stands out as very different, and not only because of his race, resume and life accomplishments.
| Nov. 23, 2015, 11:58 a.m.
Updated: 5 p.m. | Two days after Republican Sen. David Vitter’s defeat in the Louisiana governor’s race and his announcement that he would not seek re-election, two Republicans said they were readying campaigns for the seat next year.
| Nov. 23, 2015, 11:53 a.m.
Not everyone on the Christian right wants to stop Syrian refugees — the Muslim ones, anyway — from resettling here in wake of the Islamic State terror attacks on Paris.
| Nov. 23, 2015, 11:24 a.m.
As appropriators work to craft an omnibus spending package to fund the federal government, one of them is making a pitch for additional funding to combat heroin.
| Nov. 23, 2015, 10:54 a.m.
In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, Capitol Police have stepped up security around the Capitol, even as the department struggles with strained resources.
| Nov. 23, 2015, 5:02 a.m.
French President Francois Hollande will find a reluctant partner in President Barack Obama when the two leaders meet Tuesday at the White House.
| Nov. 23, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
Kassem Eid, a Syrian opposition activist, has Washington’s ear.
| Nov. 22, 2015, 12:02 a.m.
Even before Republican Sen. David Vitter’s announcement that he would not seek re-election next fall after his loss in the Louisiana governor’s race Saturday night, a number of Pelican State Republicans were already looking at his seat.
| Nov. 21, 2015, 10:13 p.m.
Republican Sen. David Vitter said he will not seek re-election next year after his stunning loss to Democrat John Bel Edwards in the Louisiana governor’s race.
| Nov. 21, 2015, 8:07 a.m.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is once again drawing the ire of the District of Columbia’s congresswoman by taking aim at D.C.’s gun laws.
| Nov. 21, 2015, 8:01 a.m.
Congratulations to this week’s winner, and thanks to the readers who contributed captions to our Capitol Quip contest.
| Nov. 20, 2015, 5:56 p.m.
Indian-Americans make up one of the of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population and generally lean Democratic. But Shalabh ‘Shalli’ Kumar – a wealthy Chicago businessman who immigrated from India nearly 50 years ago – is hoping to change that.
| Nov. 20, 2015, 5:54 p.m.
Sen. Mike Lee is no longer taking hallway interviews.
| Nov. 20, 2015, 4:50 p.m.
The controversy over Planned Parenthood may have cooled down in Congress, but that didn’t stop the issue from heating up Thursday night on ABC’s hit show “Scandal.”
| Nov. 20, 2015, 4:27 p.m.
As Louisiana voted Saturday in the runoff election for governor, Sen. David Vitter flooded the three-parish New Orleans metro area with robocalls striking a contrite tone: “I humbly ask for your vote.”
| Nov. 20, 2015, 4:07 p.m.
The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the Capitol grounds pleaded guilty to a felony Friday, and is hoping to avoid jail time and return to the District of Columbia for a campaign finance overhaul rally before his sentencing.
| Nov. 20, 2015, 4:06 p.m.
The House debate on refugees and national security this week took a turn for the personal and for good reason: Several members are refugees or the children of refugees, have family ties to the Middle East or were imprisoned in U.S. internment camps on the basis of their ethnicity.
| Nov. 20, 2015, 1:37 p.m.
A trio of former aides to former Rep. Rand Paul, R-Texas, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul are not out of the woods yet on criminal charges related to Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign.
| Nov. 20, 2015, 1:12 p.m.
Despite initial concerns that former Speaker John A. Boehner’s departure would affect fundraising, the National Republican Congressional Committee raised $5.1 million in the first month after he announced his retirement.
| Nov. 20, 2015, 12:20 p.m.
Updated: 12:50 p.m. | Every day there’s a new story exposing a candidate or a politician, and each misstep is portrayed as a disqualifier — a mistake that will lead to the candidate’s demise. It can be easy to forget that imperfect people get elected to office.