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Speaking Style Says Volumes About GOP Race

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.

Two Lawmakers Say Campaigns for Vitter's Seat Are Coming Soon

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.

Influential Conservative: Refugee Dispute 'Unnecessary'

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.

Heroin Epidemic Prompts Calls for More Congressional Spending

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.

Congress, Police Look at Enhanced Capitol Security Costs

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.

Hollande Meets With Obama: 4 Things to Watch

French President Francois Hollande will find a reluctant partner in President Barack Obama when the two leaders meet Tuesday at the White House.

Syrian Activist Warns 'Disgusting Ideas' About Refugees Will Backfire

Kassem Eid, a Syrian opposition activist, has Washington’s ear.

After Vitter's Loss, Louisiana Republicans Eye His Senate Seat

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.

Vitter Won't Seek Re-Election After Louisiana Governor's Loss

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.

Rand Paul Takes Aim at D.C. Gun Laws

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.

The Winning Honeymooners Caption | Capitol Quip

Congratulations to this week’s winner, and thanks to the readers who contributed captions to our Capitol Quip contest.

GOP Hindu-American Political Arm Emerges for 2016 Elections

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.

Why Mike Lee Won't Do Hallway Interviews

Sen. Mike Lee is no longer taking hallway interviews.

The Planned Parenthood Controversy Mirrored in 'Scandal'

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.”

Vitter's Future on the Line as Louisiana Votes for Governor

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.”

Gyrocopter Pilot Pleads Guilty, Hopes to Return to D.C.

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.

In the House, Personal Debates on Refugees

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.

Former Aides to Ron and Rand Paul Re-Indicted

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.

NRCC Posts Strong October Fundraising After Boehner Steps Down

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.

Imperfect Candidates Get Elected

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.




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