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Should Vitter's Loss Worry Scandal-Plagued Lawmakers?

David Vitter thought he was a survivor.

Democrats to Obama: Don't Trust Putin on ISIS

Several House Democrats want President Barack Obama to reject Moscow’s overtures on fighting ISIS, arguing Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot be trusted.

Tailgating, Mitch McConnell-Style

Ain’t no party like a Mitch McConnell party.

Texas Seeks Delay in Immigration Case at Supreme Court

Texas asked the Supreme Court on Monday for a scheduling change that could determine whether the Obama administration gets a chance to implement executive actions that would affect millions of undocumented immigrants.

Leading Democrat Drops Campaign For Patrick Murphy's House Seat

Melissa McKinlay, the Democrat who was viewed as the party’s front-runner in the highly contested race to replace Rep. Patrick Murphy, said Monday she will end her six-month-old campaign.

White House Digs In on ISIS Strategy Ahead of Hollande Visit

The White House continues to give no indication that President Barack Obama is poised to deploy additional U.S. combat troops or military hardware to fight the Islamic State.

Republicans to Pentagon: Consult Lawyers Before Following Obama on Gitmo

A group of House Republicans wants uniformed military leaders to consult with attorneys before carrying out executive orders from President Barack Obama related to closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Time to Stop Reporting on Committee Fundraising Numbers

Updated 4:40 p.m. | Political reporters have a fever and the only prescription appears to be fundraising numbers.

Ryan-Related Lawsuit Refiled, But Not Against Speaker

Two men who sued Speaker Paul D. Ryan — and then agreed to drop the case in March — have refiled their lawsuit over a car crash on I-395 involving Ryan’s then-D.C. chief of staff.

Staffer Lawsuit Hits Benghazi Committee, Gowdy

Updated 4:30 p.m. | Former staffer Bradley F. Podliska filed a lawsuit on Monday against the House Select Committee on Benghazi for unlawful termination and against its chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., for defamation.

Frying Turkey for Free on Capitol Hill

Unsure how to cook your turkey this Thanksgiving? A Capitol Hill restaurant is here to help — and to make sure no one burns the house down.

Kentucky Sports Radio Host Decides Against a Campaign for Congress

In Kentucky Sports Radio Host Matt Jones, Democrats in Washington thought they might have found it all in a possible candidate to run in Kentucky’s 6th District: A moderate who was not ashamed to admit he voted for President Barack Obama; a well-educated lawyer who knows how to speak to the district’s working-class voters; and a man who has spent years building his name identification by hosting one of the top sports talk shows in a state that loves its sports.

Louisiana: After the Runoff, So Bipartisan

All of a sudden, everything’s bipartisan in Louisiana. It was only last December Sen. Mary Landrieu was bounced from office by Republican Bill Cassidy after being unrelentingly tied to national Democrats. But Saturday’s runoff elections seemed to have released statewide love among Pelican State partisans.“I want everyone to recognize that this victory, this effort was a bipartisan effort,” former Rep. Jeff Landry said in his victory speech after winning the Louisiana attorney general’s race over fellow Republican Buddy Caldwell.

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.




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