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Capitol Quip Has a Ball

Thanks to the readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. We had that rarest of things, a three-way tie, when the dinner bell rang. Not having a three-sided coin to flip, we deferred to cartoonist prerogative to select our victor.

Ted Cruz's Non-Gotcha Question

“Would you trust John Mitchell to investigate the allegations of wrongdoing in the break-in at Watergate against Richard Nixon?”

Democrats Leave Philadelphia United, on Message — for Now

“All of that is good, people are feeling good,” said Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. “I think the challenge for us now is, ‘OK. What’s our message?’”

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Jan. 26, 2015 (Video)

Lawmakers spent the week calling one another by the wrong name, professing their love for Gouda and discussing their Valentine’s Day plans.

Some E-Cigarette Makers Support a Ban

E-cigarette companies took a beating from Senate Democrats at a hearing last year focused on their marketing practices, but LOGIC Technology President Miguel Martin said some brands — such as his own — are taking steps to be responsible.

Democrats Renew Press for Curbs on E-Cigarettes

Democrats are renewing efforts to protect children from the potential harm of electronic cigarettes, but the main event will come on the regulatory front if the Food and Drug Administration meets expectations and releases a final rule this year.

Republican Congressman in Hospice Care

Rep. Alan Nunnelee, who has been absent from Capitol Hill for the majority of the past year after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in the spring, was moved to home hospice care in Tupelo, Miss., on Monday, according to a source with knowledge of the Republican’s condition.

Cheese and Thank You, Sona

The little Capitol Hill creamery that could is celebrating its one-year anniversary by doling out surprise cheeseboards to people customers feel are most deserving of some gourmet gratitude.

Biden to House Democrats: 'Double Down'

PHILADELPHIA — As a House Democratic retreat obsessed with messaging on the middle class came to a close Friday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. implored his congressional colleagues to not run from the White House’s economic record.

Senator Presses NFL on Domestic Violence Ahead of Super Bowl

Sen. Richard Blumenthal isn’t convinced the National Football League is doing everything possible to address domestic violence.

Obama Fires Up House Democrats (Updated)

Updated 10:55 p.m. | PHILADELPHIA — A fiery President Barack Obama addressed House Democrats Thursday night, saying while there’s more work to do in restoring the economy, Democrats can’t be shy about what they’ve already accomplished.

Key Democrat Criticizes Obama on Trade Negotiations

PHILADELPHIA — As Congress and the White House work on a trade agreement with Pacific countries, a key Democrat in the negotiations is criticizing the Obama administration for a lack of transparency — and more specifically, a lack of access to the actual text.

Tim Scott Lauds Possible Lindsey Graham 2016 Campaign

The 114th: CQ Roll Call’s Guide to the New Congress

Keystone Confrontation With White House Looms After Senate Passage

A veto showdown moved closer on Thursday after the Senate passed legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and yank the decision out of President Barack Obama’s hands.

Top GOP Ad-Maker Recovering From Cardiac Arrest

Scott Howell, a top Republican ad-maker, is being treated in an intensive care unit in Texas after going into sudden cardiac arrest on Monday.

Democrats Unite Around Middle-Class Message, Israel Says

PHILADELPHIA — House Democrats are united around a new messaging strategy for the 2016 cycle, according to Rep. Steve Israel of New York.

Memo Plants Seeds for GOP's New Immigration Strategy

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent House Republicans a legislative memo Thursday, laying out a February agenda of repealing Obamacare, taking on unfunded mandates, and permanently providing a tax deduction for charitable giving.

Cornyn: Loretta Lynch Likely to Be Confirmed

The No. 2 Senate Republican said Thursday Loretta Lynch will “likely” be confirmed as attorney general, although he hasn’t yet made up his mind about how he will vote.

Sheldon Whitehouse Throws Cold Water on Climate Change Deniers

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse recently assured fellow eco-warriors that the tide on Capitol Hill is turning against those who feel protecting the environment is a non-issue.

Obama Budget Aim: Roll Back Sequester Spending Cuts (Updated)

Updated 12:48 p.m. | President Barack Obama’s budget will increase spending on domestic and defense programs by $74 billion, he plans to tell House Democrats Thursday at their retreat in Philadelphia.

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