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The Budget in Brief

The writers at our sister publication Congressional Quarterly have scoured President Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget, department by department, for the most significant proposal. Here are some highlights of the documents submitted Tuesday. You can find the full reports at www.cq.com.

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the New Hampshire Primary?

You’ve been following the New Hampshire primary for the 2016 presidential election pretty closely. But have you been following closely enough?

McCain Condemns 'Loose Talk' on Campaign Trail

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., took the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon to condemn what he called “loose talk” on the presidential campaign trail over the use of torture.

The $100 Jacket Politicians Use to Pretend To Be Normal People

David Trone has never run for office before, but he’s wearing the standard issue uniform of a politician in his first television ads: the barn jacket.

Bernie Sanders Supporters Go for 'Revolutionary' Food

D.C. residents supporting Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., in the New Hampshire Caucus will meet Tuesday night at Marx Café Revolutionary Cuisine, appropriate enough for a campaign that bills itself as a political revolution.

Legislative Branch: Another 10 Percent Boost Proposed

The budget for the legislative branch would increase by nearly 10 percent, including more money for Capitol Police and for security and construction projects, under a spending proposal submitted Tuesday.

GOP Senator Wants to Compel Reports on Iran-North Korea Ties

A Republican senator wants to compel the Obama administration to tell Congress what it knows about ties between North Korea and Iran.

The ABCs of Election 2016

New Hampshire residents Tuesday are voting for the presidential candidates squaring off in the first official primary of the 2016 campaign — a race some political observers are framing in a most negative fashion.

A Lecture on Sexism from Noted Feminist Bill Clinton

Like other humans, women don’t usually love being told how to feel, what to think or whom to support. Guilt trips often go nowhere. And threats that those naughty girls who won’t fall in line just might go to hell? They not only don’t work, but backfire.

Empathy: Trump's New Hampshire Snow Job

Londonderry, N.H. — The final questioner at a deliberately understated Donald Trump town hall was a former United Airlines flight attendant who had almost been working on one of the doomed 9/11 flights. As she explained in her moving, but rambling, tale of survivor guilt, “I was so angry and so sad. And the two together, it was tough to function.”

Mardi Gras on the Hill

Members of the Louisiana delegation will celebrate Fat Tuesday with traditional Mardi Gras king cake in their offices.

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.

Lead in the Water, Way Beyond Flint

A single serving of pasta cooked with North Carolina tap water in the home of a sick baby contained more lead than a dime-sized paint chip. An increase in spontaneous abortions and miscarriages was tied to undisclosed lead in the Washington, D.C.’s drinking water. And tap water at an Ohio mobile home community was found to have three times the allowable lead levels for months before residents were informed.

N.H. Forecast: Only the Snow Is a Definite

NASHUA, N.H. — What will happen in Tuesday’s Republican primary here? First, let’s examine the unlikely possibility that someone other than Donald Trump could win the state. Again, this is highly unlikely, as The Donald has amassed a “yuge” lead, but of course it’s still possible; New Hampshire likes to surprise us, likes to keep us guessing.

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.

Senators to Watch 'The Big Short'

A bipartisan group of senators is heading to the movies, hoping an Academy Award-nominated film may help shed light on the Great Recession and what lessons can be learned.

The Big Question in New Hampshire: Where Does Rubio Finish?

In their last two presidential primaries, Republicans left New Hampshire with a much clearer view of who would become their party’s White House pick thanks to victories from eventual nominees John McCain and Mitt Romney.

The First Congress, and the First Earmark?

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

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.

Food Network Star Keeps Bumping Into Politics in Eat Tour of D.C.

With Mardi Gras quickly approaching, celebrity chef Jay Ducote, the self-proclaimed “food ambassador for South Louisiana,” spent a week eating his way through Washington and shared his thoughts on how hard it is to get away from politics in D.C., even when you try.

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