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Elizabeth Roskam Paints Capitol for Ukrainian Leader

Artist Elizabeth Roskam, the wife of Illinois Republican Rep. Peter Roskam, on Thursday delivered a one-of-a-kind portrait of the U.S. Capitol to visiting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Sports Stars’ Stumbles Spark Fresh Round of 'Slam the Solons'

As if engineering new ways to kinda-sorta green light foreign wars without getting booted out of office in a few weeks weren’t stressful enough, elected officials must once again — thanks to wildly inappropriate behavior by marquee athletes — contend with age-old accusations about everything that’s wrong with Capitol Hill.

After Today, House Is Done Through the Elections

It’s official: The House is closing up shop until after the midterm elections.

African-American Voters Targeted in New North Carolina Ad (Video)

Sen. Kay Hagan’s campaign and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee are launching a coordinated radio buy Thursday targeting African-American voters.

Party Like it's 1994: Gingrich, DeLay Reunite With 'Greatest Class'

While most of Congress trekked down Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday night to the annual White House picnic, a select group of current and former members took a trip down Memory Lane instead, converging on the Hill to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the historic House GOP class of 1994.

The 'Cory Booker of California' Leaps to Safer Ground

It’s a story even Hollywood couldn’t concoct.

Getting Our Fill of Vacationland

ROCKLAND, Maine — Two airplane flights (four hours in airports, combined) and roughly 120 minutes of creeping along two-lane roads that snake their way through stoplight-free Northeastern hamlets later, I finally arrived in the bayfront oasis I would call home for the next few days.

Conservatives Pick Mike Lee as His Ambitious Pals Eye 2016

The caucus of the most conservative senators has chosen a new leader. It’s not either of the Republicans who will probably come to mind first — but he may well be the man who’s going to push the Senate hardest to the right over the long term.

Meet the Super PAC Woman

As the political ad wars rage on television sets from New England to Southern California, Democrats think they have their answer to the Koch brothers and Karl Rove: a mother of three sons from suburban Virginia.

House Democrats Raise $10.2 Million in August for Midterms

House Democrats raised more than $10 million in August, according to figures obtained first by CQ Roll Call from a committee aide.

Odd Coalitions, Unusual Fractures in Syria, Continuing Resolution Votes (Video)

The House fractured along untraditional lines Wednesday, voting 319-108 to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government and 273-156 to adopt an amendment arming Syrian rebels.

Blumenthal Floats Changes to NFL Antitrust Exemption (Video)

A Senate Democrat is floating a proposal that could increase the government’s leverage over the activities of professional sports leagues like the NFL.

House Votes to Arm Syrian Rebels; CR Passes (Updated) (Video)

Updated 7:03 p.m. | After voting to give President Barack Obama the authority to arm and train Syrian rebels, the House passed legislation Wednesday to fund the government until Dec. 11, moving the bill to avoid a government shutdown and address Islamic State organizations to the Senate.

Tom Coburn Won't Be Going Away Quietly

Sen. Tom Coburn is retiring at the end of this Congress, but the Oklahoma Republican has put the word out that he isn’t likely to let the Senate have its end-of-session legislative feeding frenzy.

Reid, Heller Push Proper Hygiene at Capitol Event

Nevada’s senators appeared together Wednesday afternoon to promote hand-washing and proper hygiene.

The Amazingly Static House Playing Field

After a year of campaigning, television ads, a government shutdown, and a botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the House playing field is virtually unchanged from where it was 12 months ago.

Income Inequality Hurts States, Dampens GDP Growth

Standard & Poor’s says income inequality is becoming a problem for state governments.

Vote for Your Favorite Bringing Up the Rear Capitol Quip!

The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your votes.

Revving the Engines of Bipartisanship

Don’t be too surprised if you see a Mustang and Corvette racing around Northwest D.C . . . followed by a motorcade of Secret Service officers.

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