| July 27, 2015, 8:18 a.m.
In a news conference in Ethiopia, President Barack Obama responded at length to Mike Huckabee’s comment that the Iran deal is marching Israelis to “the door of the oven” — saying it was part of a pattern of attacks that “would be ridiculous if it wasn’t so sad.”
| July 26, 2015, 4:13 p.m.
Updated 4:57 p.m. | In a pair of losses for conservatives, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Sunday to revive the Export-Import Bank while failing to overcome a filibuster of an attempt to repeal Obamacare — with more fireworks to come.
| July 26, 2015, 2:44 p.m.
Updated 5:05 p.m. | The Senate opened Sunday with a reading by the Senate President Pro Tem Orrin G. Hatch of the Senate’s rules of decorum, in an apparent rebuke of Sen. Ted Cruz calling Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar on Friday. And things got more personal from there.
| July 26, 2015, 7:01 a.m.
When Rush Limbaugh asked Sen. Ted Cruz what blowback he expected from accusing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of lying about reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, the Texas Republican said he was gearing up for more fights.
| July 25, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
Democrats have rallied to defend Planned Parenthood in the wake of the recent releases of two graphic undercover videos by an anti-abortion group, but the women’s health group is already feeling plenty of heat on Capitol Hill.
| July 24, 2015, 7:04 p.m.
A day later, Sen. Ted Cruz still hasn’t acknowledged he flubbed one on Iran during a debate with CodePink.
| July 24, 2015, 5:13 p.m.
House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers says he likely will give up his gavel rather than seek a waiver when his third two-year term expires next year, leaving an opening for the chairmanship of the spending panel.
| July 24, 2015, 4:38 p.m.
For months, it looked like the partisan wrangling over Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails might be relegated to the occasional House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing and that panel’s increasingly contentious clashes between Republican Chairman Trey Gowdy and ranking Democrat Elijah E. Cummings.
| July 24, 2015, 4:36 p.m.
Despite agreement on both sides of the aisle that the Iran nuclear agreement is not a treaty, a conservative activist group filed suit to block the measure as unconstitutional.
| July 24, 2015, 3:34 p.m.
Lawmakers appear ready to ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs has access to the money it needs to prevent a shutdown of its hospitals this August, but there will probably be strings attached.
| July 24, 2015, 2:16 p.m.
It seems Sen. Ted Cruz has achieved Hollywood status.
| July 24, 2015, 1:25 p.m.
How’s this for a conspiracy theory: Congress ain’t just broke. It’s been overrun by mindless pols.
| July 24, 2015, 11:49 a.m.
Members spent the week recalling their college days, drafting grocery lists and touting their love for San Francisco.
| July 24, 2015, 10:01 a.m.
House Democrats were briefed on the Iran nuclear deal Thursday afternoon by Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Energy Earnest J. Moniz, but many sounded as undecided when they came out as when they went in.
| July 24, 2015, 10:01 a.m.
Democratic lawmakers hope to put an end to their losing streak and retake the coveted Roll Call Cup from their Republican counterparts at this year’s 14th annual First Tee Congressional Challenge.
| July 24, 2015, 9:59 a.m.
Updated 10:29 a.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, accused his own majority leader of effectively lying to fellow senators about his intentions Friday in a floor speech that could have serious repercussions.
| July 24, 2015, 5:01 a.m.
Conservative outside groups have made it crystal clear they want John McCain out of the Senate, but a fog remains over whether any will back the Arizona Republican’s most prominent opponent so far.
| July 23, 2015, 7:29 p.m.
Sen. Ted Cruz flubbed one Thursday in his impromptu debate on the Iran deal.
| July 23, 2015, 4:02 p.m.
UPDATED 7:17 p.m. |Senate negotiators on a long-term highway bill worked out some issues in a new version unveiled Thursday afternoon, but lawmakers appeared on track for weekend work, including potential Sunday votes.
| July 23, 2015, 3:57 p.m.
With a day of testimony on both sides of the Capitol Thursday to sell the Iran deal, Secretary of State John Kerry forcefully defended it amid sharp attacks and questioning mostly from Republicans.