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Is Obama About to Evolve on Marijuana?

Updated 5:26 p.m. | No, President Barack Obama isn’t about to evolve his stance on marijuana. At least not today, according to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest at Wednesday’s briefing.

Senate Chihuahua Digs Cannon Rover

According to the animal rescuer in the office of Rep. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., who tended to the stray dog that popped by unannounced, its owner swooped by to scoop it up shortly thereafter.

Will Obama Leave the Democratic Party Better Than He Found It?

Barack Obama was elected on a swell of energy and enthusiasm, but he might leave the Democratic Party worse off than when he took office.

South Dakota Senate Race Returns to Form

Republican attacks on Democrat Rick Weiland and Independent Larry Pressler appear to have worked, making it more likely that the GOP will pick up the seat of retiring Democratic Senator Tim Johnson, as long expected.

Vote for Your Favorite Viral Campaign Season Capitol Quip!

The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your votes.

McCarthy Offers Glimpse of GOP's 2015 Priority: 'Government Reform'

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent a memo to House Republicans Wednesday providing an early sketch of how a new Republican Congress would purportedly operate.

99 Percent Loathe Congress for the Wrong Reasons

Even after occupying every headline-grabbing address around the country, anti-establishment activists remain hung up on outdated grievances against elected officials.

Internal Poll Shows Kansas Republican With 12-Point Lead

A new poll from Rep. Lynn Jenkins’ campaign shows the Republican with a 12-point lead over her Democratic opponent.

McCarthy Calls Iran Nuclear Deal Reports 'Worrisome'

Updated, 2:27 p.m.: Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy vowed Wednesday that House Republicans will not sit idly by while the Obama administration unilaterally negotiates a resolution with Iran over that country’s nuclear program.

Errant Pooch on the Loose in Cannon

Anyone missing a sweater-clad canine?

'Constructive Dialogue' Continues Over CIA Torture Report, White House Says

Don’t expect the release of a Senate report on acts of torture committed by the CIA to become an uncomfortable election year October surprise.

Bobby McKenzie Slams ‘Foreclosure King’ in New Campaign Spot

Democrat Bobby McKenzie utilizes an age-old TV favorite — the (overly) dramatic re-enactment — to shame Republican primary winner David Trott for making a buck off financially distressed Michiganders.

Energy and Commerce Rivals Battle to the Wire

Since January, Reps. Frank Pallone Jr. and Anna G. Eshoo have been positioning themselves as the obvious choice to be the top Democrat on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee.

Report: Don Young Talks Bull Sex, Suicide at Alaska High School

Rep. Don Young reportedly stunned a crowd at Wasilla High School in Alaska by blaming suicide in part on a lack of support from family and friends and talking about sex between bulls to describe his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Senate Races 2014: Why Michigan Never Became Iowa

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Coburn's 'Wastebook' Targets Include Mountain Lions, Sheep, Beer (Video)

Sen. Tom Coburn and his investigators have been busy in their most recent effort to unveil what they view as government waste and abuse.

Scott Brown Writes Off Bay State Naysayers

Senate hopeful Scott P. Brown has no interest in what non-believers from his former home state have to say about his bid to topple New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

New Ebola Restrictions Not Enough for Republicans Pushing Travel Ban

While the Obama administration continues to put in place additional measures to identify travelers potentially infected with Ebola, the early Republican response is in: It’s still not enough.

A Good Year May Not Save These Three Vulnerable House Republicans

In his recent column, “Weak GOP Candidates May Need More Than a Good Year,” Stu Rothenberg pointed out how a handful of under-performing Senate candidates could cost Republicans the majority. Similarly, though the House of Representatives is not in play, a trio of GOP incumbents could cost their party larger gains in the House.

Politicians Opt to Swap Sweets, Brews and 'Cue in World Series Bets

Whichever club clinches the best-of-seven World Series — be it the back-after-nearly-three-decades Kansas City Royals or the ring-collecting San Francisco Giants — stands to earn their respective congressional delegations a humdinger of a celebratory feast.

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