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Sanders Lays Out Blueprint for Presidential Bid

Railing against the influence of money in politics, Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders laid out a blueprint for a presidential campaign in his first press conference since announcing his candidacy for the Democratic nomination.

Corker Predicts No More Amendments to Iran Bill (Updated) (Video)

Updated 2:58 p.m. | Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker predicted there was no hope for additional amendments to his bill to provide for review of the Iran agreement — and that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s next step would be to limit debate.

Boehner Tells Hensarling to Develop Ex-Im Bank Plan (Video)

Speaker John A. Boehner — publicly, at least — has more questions than answers on the Export-Import Bank.

Youth Ambassadors Bring Culture Fest to Capitol Hill

The International Festival of Language and Culture wraps up its 13th annual goodwill tour Thursday with a pit stop on Capitol Hill.

Sanders Presser May Flout Ethics Rules (Updated)

Updated 10:55 a.m. | Running for president is hard. But it’s even harder to do while balancing the ethics rules of your day job on Capitol Hill.

Northern Virginia Republican Bucks Party on Metro Cuts

Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock was the only Republican among the nine Washington, D.C.-area members who issued a joint statement Wednesday expressing their disappointment with a proposal for deep funding cuts to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority.

Sanders Asks Democrats to Pick Proud Non-Democrat

Updated 11:05 a.m. | When Bernard Sanders declared his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, he joined a lengthening roster of gadflies who have run in order to push the party to the left.

Taste of America Returns for 2015

Mark the calendar: Roll Call’s Taste of America 2015 food-on-food competition returns soon. Will Utah’s cherry cobbler repeat? Or will West Virginia’s pepperoni roll restore glory for the Mountain State?

House GOP Postpones Votes on VA Spending Bill

House Republicans have been boasting about their early start to appropriations season, but consideration of the very first spending bill — considered the least controversial of all 12 annual measures — hit a snag Wednesday night.

Good News for Democrats Courting Millennial Voters

If Democrats can turn out millennial voters for the presidential race in 2016, their downballot candidates may just get the boost they’re looking for from the 18- to 29-year-old crowd.

Abe Speech Checks All but 1 Conspicuous Box

It was a perfectly acceptable address: reverent, touching, even a little funny. But ShinzĹŤ Abe’s speech to Congress Wednesday will be remembered less for any applause line and more for what was left unsaid.

Pols to Put Their Best Feast Forward at Gourmet Gala

Attendees at the March of Dimes’ Gourmet Gala Wednesday should expect to see some new faces peeking back at them from behind the congressionally run tasting booths scheduled to dot the floor of the National Building Museum.

NRSC Hires General Counsel for 2016

The National Republican Senatorial Committee hired Matthew Raymer as general counsel to advise the committee and its candidates on legal matters for the 2016 election cycle.

Hill Center Is 'on Fire'

Hillites, strap on your hungry pants now. Hill Center is poised to serve up a long-awaited eatery and has cooked up a new grilling curriculum.

Senators Renew Bipartisan Assault on Patent Trolls

Updated 3:49 p.m. | Patent trolls beware: This time it’s different.

House Democrats Threaten to Sink House GOP Spending Bills

House Democrats voted unanimously last year for the appropriations bill to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs and related programs; this year, there could be considerable defections.

Harry Reid Likens GOP Budget to Nepal Earthquakes (Video)

Harry Reid isn’t exactly mellowing in his final two years as minority leader before he heads off into the sunset.

Is John Kasich in the Top Tier in 2016?

“Perpetually in motion, Kasich is a whirlwind of restless energy and is sometimes criticized for being cocky,” reads the 1996 Politics in America profile of the then-Ohio congressman.

Paul Seeks to Block FCC on Net Neutrality

Sen. Rand Paul has launched an effort that could get a bill to the White House to upend net-neutrality efforts.

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