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New Congress, New Round in Senate Fight Over Obama's Judges

In the long-running judicial wars between the Senate and the White House, the first skirmish of the year is flaring into the open this week.

George Mitchell Tells His Favorite Tales in New Memoir

Not long after George J. Mitchell gave up a federal judgeship in Maine for an appointment to the Senate, he found himself sleeping on a cot.

Democrats Look Past Tuesday's New York Special Election

Republican Daniel Donovan is expected to cruise to victory Tuesday in the special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y.

Overheard: What Alan Grayson Thinks of the DSCC

“. . . Voters choose our party nominee, not out-of-touch party bosses sipping cognac in a smoke-filled room in Washington, D.C.”

Coffee, ’Cue and M&M's: How to Survive a Markup All-Nighter

It started at 10 a.m. More than 18 hours later, at 4:39 a.m., it ended.

Robin Kelly’s Version of ‘Cheers’

Rep. Robin Kelly plans to kill two birds with one stone Thursday — celebrating her 59th birthday (again) and raising some coin for her campaign coffers — during a little get-together at Bocce’s Bar and Grill.

Darin LaHood Raises $500K in Race to Replace Aaron Schock

Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood raised more than $500,000 in five weeks since entering the special election to replace Republican Aaron Schock, according to figures provided first to CQ Roll Call.

CQ Roll Call — Winning

The Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association recognized CQ Roll Call for excellence in reporting and journalism in its annual editorial contest for print and online work published in 2014. The contest, governed by the association’s Editorial Committee, admitted nearly 2,000 entries from member publications among 50 categories.

How Much Trouble Is Richard Burr in?

North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard M. Burr apparently is easy to underestimate.

DSCC Endorses Murphy in Florida

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee endorsed Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy for Senate Monday, perhaps trying to head off a primary as a second candidate prepares to enter the race.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of April 27, 2015 (Video)

Members spent last week on Capitol Hill playing with BB guns, recommending sewage-based water fountains and searching for Dr. Pepper.

Senate Pushes Ahead With Iran Debate (Video)

The debate over the role of Congress in international negotiations with Iran about nuclear development is entering another week.

Ad Man Scott Howell Back At It After Cardiac Arrest

Scott Howell doesn’t remember Jan. 25.

Van Hollen, Edwards Square Off in First Maryland Senate Race Debate

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Maryland Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen faced off for the first time Sunday, showcasing sharply different styles as they vie for the Democratic nomination for Senate.

Boehner on Hillary Clinton: 'I Don't Have a Word for Her'

If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

Senate Patent Bill Gets White House Plaudits

President Barack Obama wants to see a bipartisan patent overhaul reach his desk before the end of 2015, and the White House is responding favorably to the new Senate bill introduced this week.

House Rejects Marijuana-for-Veterans Amendment — Barely

In about as close a vote as you can get, the House rejected an amendment Thursday that would have allowed veterans to seek medical marijuana through the Veterans Affairs health system.

Immigration Fight Could Return to House This Month

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy opened his Friday memo to House members regarding May’s legislative agenda by quoting Steve Jobs and praising Republicans for the victories they’ve overseen in the first 100 days of the 114th Congress.

Congressional Yogi Association Flexes Some Muscle

Dozens of staffers — and at least one particularly limber lawmaker — Friday helped the fledgling Congressional Yogi Association get off on the right foot.

Robin Kelly Met With DSCC on Possible Illinois Senate Bid

Illinois Rep. Robin Kelly met with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee about a possible Senate bid, according to a source with knowledge of the meeting.

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