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Republicans Won't Even Talk About Obama's Final Budget

The year that promised a return to regular order is getting off to a highly irregular start.

The First Congress, and the First Earmark?

Was Washington, D.C., the first great earmark?

Flint Aid Negotiations Continue as Time Runs Out

Lawmakers and Senate staffers worked through the weekend to find a way to provide aid to Flint, Mich., and move forward on a bipartisan energy bill. But, as of Monday, negotiations were still ongoing.

Kelly Ayotte Backs Draft Registration for Women

Having heard from top military officials, Sen. Kelly Ayotte is backing the idea of requiring women to register for the draft.

Voters Don’t Fit Neatly Into Presidential Primary Lanes

The common narrative of the Republican presidential primary has two groups of candidates jockeying for position in establishment and anti-establishment lanes.

Presidential Contenders Stay Away From Vulnerable Guinta

One of the most vulnerable members of the House is lurking in the shadows outside of New Hampshire’s presidential spotlight.

Kasich's Moment of Truth Comes on Budget Day

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary is his last stand, and the pivotal election of his career comes, coincidentally, on Budget Day, when proposed federal spending levels are released. The budget is an issue to which Kasich traces his biggest accomplishments, and he has embraced those in his run for the presidency.

Club for Growth Goes on Air Ahead Of Ohio, North Carolina Primaries

The conservative Club for Growth’s political action committee will begin running new ads Tuesday aiming to help candidates in the North Carolina and Ohio Republican primaries.

Wages Request for Federal Workers Filed

The request asks the Department of Labor to reconsider how it establishes hourly pay so it falls in line with rates in the District of Columbia, rather than an average of the entire Washington metro area that includes parts of Maryland and Virginia.

Duckworth Blames Kirk for Radicalized Muslims

Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., implied that politicians like incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Kirk may be responsible for radicalization of young Muslims. Kirk’s campaign called Duckworth’s comments “dangerously foolish.”

Zika Virus Funding Met With Caution in Congress

Capitol Hill leaders responded cautiously to President Barack Obama’s announcement Monday that he would ask Congress to provide $1.8 million in emergency funding to bolster the response to the Zika virus.

Michigan Governor Declines to Testify at Flint Hearing

The governor of Michigan has declined an invitation to testify at the second Congressional hearing on the Flint water crisis, according to a statement released Monday by Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich.

The Threat, and the Politics, of Homegrown Terrorism

The threat of domestic Islamic terrorism is a political issue wielded by political candidates and debated hotly in Congress. But how serious is the threat?

Former Coats Staffer Withdraws From Indiana Senate Race

Three days after Indiana’s filing deadline, Eric Holcomb, former chief of staff to Sen. Dan Coats, withdrew from the race to replace his former boss in the Senate.

Crowded Presidential Race Could Strain Secret Service Budget

The Secret Service is always busy in election years, but the 2016 presidential race could pose a bigger challenge than usual for the agency in charge of guarding candidates vying for their party’s nomination. There are four under Secret Service protection already, and the pack could grow.

White House Seeks Emergency Funds to Fight Zika

The Obama administration will ask Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus — a disease the president says is a cause for concern but not panic.

'City of Conversation' Illuminates Political Stage

Arena Stage’s production of “The City of Conversation” tells the story of national politics through the confines of Georgetown’s elite salon culture, traversing three distinct recent eras.

Kate Brown: 'A Voice for Those That Don't Have One'

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she had long aspired to run for the office she now holds.




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