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Nevada Senators Blast NFL Over Under-Inflated Footballs

Nevada’s senators had stern words Thursday for the National Football League in the aftermath of findings that the New England Patriots made use of under-inflated footballs.

Billionaire Passes on California Senate Race

Hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, the billionaire Democrat who has spent considerable cash on environmental causes and candidates, will not run for Senate in California, he announced Thursday.

Wendell Ford, Longtime Kentucky Senator, Dies at 90

Kentucky political legend and purveyor of Southern wit Wendell H. Ford has died.

Democrats to Complete Survey to Help Leadership With Messaging

With members still divided on what went wrong for the party in the 2014 midterm elections, the House Democrat in charge of honing messaging for the next two years is trying to build consensus around a revised communication strategy.

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Obama's Capital Gains Tax Plan Would Hit Hill's Richest, Spare 2016 Aspirants

President Barack Obama pitched his proposal to increase the top capital gains and dividend tax rate to 28 percent from 23.8 percent as part of a simpler, fairer tax code that would favor the middle class. The proposed tax increase is designed to fall on the wealthy.

What the House GOP's Abortion Bill About-Face Really Means

A significant contingent of women and moderate members of the House Republican Conference prevailed Wednesday, convincing GOP leadership that the political blowback for voting to ban abortions after 20 weeks could far outweigh any favor curried with the anti-abortion base of the party.

Harry Reid 'Intending to Run,' Expects Swift Recovery (Video)

The venue was different, and his face was bruised and bandaged, but Harry Reid was still Harry Reid.

Pelosi Accuses Boehner of 'Hubris'

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dinged Speaker John A. Boehner Thursday for not consulting with Democrats or the White House on the decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress.

Clyburn Offers Personal Perspective on the Relevance, Power of 'Selma'

“Selma” may have been snubbed by the Oscars, but Rep. James E. Clyburn gave the civil-rights movie a very personal endorsement Wednesday during a Democratic Party news conference on voting rights.

Congress, Obama Each Say 'You First' on War Authorization

On the topic of authorizing the use of military force against the Islamic State, the state of play between Congress and President Barack Obama is reminiscent of some famous cartoon humor from a century ago.

'Toughest Border Security Bill Ever' Sets Table for Piecemeal Strategy

The House is set to vote next week on what some Republicans are proudly calling “the toughest border security bill ever.”

#tbt: Lindy Boggs Dishes About Cokie Roberts

Cuba’s in the news these days, as it was in the Jan. 22, 1998, HOH edition of Roll Call, albeit in a roundabout way.

GOP Leaders Pull Abortion Ban on Female Members' Revolt

Faced with an intraparty rift over a 20-week abortion ban, House Republican leaders Wednesday night replaced the bill with a measure that would prohibit federally funded abortions and resembles a plan that was approved by the chamber during the 113th Congress.

31 Times Republicans Applauded Obama During the SOTU (Video)

Republicans applauded President Barack Obama some 31 times over the course of the 2015 State of the Union address, and we’ve helpfully clipped them into a three-minute video.

#SOTU Pumps Up Democrats, Post-'Shellacking II'

“Barack Obama’s Back.” That was the three-word verdict from Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., after Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

Reporting Language in Abortion Bill Arouses Concern

Reproductive rights advocates on Wednesday branded a 20-week abortion ban, due for a House vote on Thursday, as an attack on women's health and a candidate for a Senate filibuster amid signs that some GOP support for the measure may be weakening.

Harry Reid to Undergo Eye Surgery

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is scheduled to have eye surgery on Monday, a result of his New Year’s Day exercise accident.

Texans Rally to Give Charlie Wilson His Due

Reps. Gene Green, D-Texas, and Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Wednesday were expected to kick-start the process to nominate fellow Lone Star Stater Rep. Charlie Wilson for a Congressional Gold Medal.

Grassley Preps 2016 Re-Election

Sen. Charles E. Grassley doesn’t plan to be caught flat-footed if he faces a competitive, expensive re-election battle in 2016.

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