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Netanyahu Call Failed to Satisfy Obama

President Barack Obama’s call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday failed to end Obama’s concerns about Netanyahu’s pre-election disavowal of a two-state solution to the conflict with Palestinians.

Democrats Take Aim at Liquid Detergent Packaging

“Now that’s pretty attractive,” said Sen. Bill Nelson, eyeing a half dollar-sized packet of liquid laundry detergent on Thursday morning, before stroking the squishy blue orb against his well-tanned jaw.

DCCC, NRCC Raise More Than $5 Million in February

Both parties’ House campaign committees raised more than $5 million in February, the two organizations announced Friday.

ATF Chief Announces Resignation (Updated)

Updated 12:27 p.m. | B. Todd Jones is resigning as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives weeks after the agency abandoned a plan to ban some bullets.

Boehner, House Delegation to Meet Netanyahu in Israel (Updated)

Updated 1:53 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner will lead a House delegation to Israel later this month to meet with newly re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

DSCC Raises More Than NRSC in February

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised slightly more than its Republican counterpart in February, bringing in $4.3 million, according to figures the committee reported Friday.

NRSC Raised $3.8 Million in February

The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $3.8 million in February, according to numbers provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Lindsey Graham's War Money Plan Wins Approval (Updated)

Updated 7:03 p.m. | The Senate Budget Committee’s agreed to boost funding in the budget plan for defense for the next fiscal year by $38 billion.

Obama Calls Netanyahu as White House Eyes U.N. Shift (Updated)

Updated 5:36 p.m. | The United States may no longer be Israel’s protector at the United Nations, Press Secretary Josh Earnest indicated Thursday.

Boehner, Pelosi Downplay Schock, Weigh In on Clinton

The House’s top Republican and Democrat addressed Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email scandal and Aaron Schock’s surprise resignation during their weekly news conferences Thursday.

Mark Takano Schools Marco Rubio on Net Neutrality

Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., may seem like a nice guy, but he went all “Mr. Hand” on Sen. Marco Rubio over the Florida Republican’s op-ed on net neutrality.

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Permanent 'Doc Fix' Could Shift K Street Business

Some health care lobbyists pushing for a permanent “doc fix” say privately they are beginning to fret about what a long-term solution would mean for their own business.

EMILY's List Names VP of Independent Expenditures

EMILY’s List named Lucinda Guinn vice president of independent expenditures for the 2016 cycle, according to a release provided first to CQ Roll Call.

Cruz Launching Sanctions Missile Amid Rumors of Iran Deal

Just days before a deadline for an update on a potential announcement of a nuclear agreement with Iran, one Republican senator likely to run for president is renewing a sanctions push.

Grammar Cops to White House: Spelling Counts

Convinced that the relationship between President Barack Obama and the unified Republican Congress simply could not get worse?

Fiscal Conservatives Buck Leadership, Send Tighter Budget to Floor (Updated)

Updated 1:02 p.m. | House fiscal conservatives took the upper hand — for the moment — Thursday in their struggle with Republican defense hawks for control of the GOP’s 2016 federal budget proposal.

GOP Defense Angst Revives White House Budget Leverage

Updated 3:48 p.m., March 20 | The great Republican budget crack-up may have finally arrived. The White House just hoped it would have happened a few years ago.

Special Olympics Athletes Get Face Time With Members

More than three-dozen Special Olympics athletes from around the country visited members of Congress Wednesday for the organization’s 12th annual Capitol Hill Day.

Marijuana Bill Gains Steam in Senate

When it comes to pot, political winds may be shifting in the Senate.




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