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Judge Drops Multiple Charges Against Jesse Benton

A federal judge in Iowa has tossed most of the charges against longtime Paul family advisers Jesse Benton and John Tate.

Congressman's Ex-Wife Eyeing Challenge to Barbara Comstock

No Democrat has entered the race against freshman Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock. But there’s a new recruit whose name may be familiar to Washington.

Renee Ellmers Says She's Praying for Those Who 'Bear False Witness'

Updated 6:46 p.m. | Besides House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers may have had the roughest week in Washington.

McCarthy's Future Won't Affect GOP's Hold on His Seat

Updated 6:30 p.m. | In the immediate aftermath of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s sudden and shocking decision to bow out of the race for House speaker, the California Republican said he intends to stay in Congress and keep his current job as majority leader.

House Republicans' Chaos Could Hurt GOP Fundraising

Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s shocking decision to drop his bid for speaker Thursday could cause problems for House Republican fundraising, multiple Republican strategists told CQ Roll Call.

Anti-Establishment Mood Doesn't Stop 'Invisible Primary'

With 83 percent of Americans saying they disapprove of the way Congress is doing its job, one might expect presidential candidates and their savvy political teams to keep themselves at a distance.

Little-Understood Export-Import Bank Becomes Politically Significant

Updated 11:30 a.m. | No politician wants to be accused of jeopardizing jobs in his or her state.

Three Races in Which Export-Import Bank Could Be an Issue

Updated 11:20 a.m. | In a handful of competitive races around the country, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and its recruits intend to make an issue of the Export-Import Bank charter’s lapse, especially now that large American corporations are blaming Congress for lost contracts and American jobs.

RNC Looks to Empower GOP Women to Run

Sharon Day rose through the ranks of GOP politics, starting as a precinct captain in her native Florida and eventually co-chairing the Republican National Committee.

Potential Kyrsten Sinema Challenger to Meet With NRCC

Two years after an unsuccessful campaign for her party’s nomination for governor of Arizona, Republican Christine Jones is looking at giving electoral politics another try.

Sanders to Talk Trade, Wall Street at Democratic Debate

Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., said Tuesday he is looking to engage with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on trade and financial issues at the upcoming Democratic presidential primary debate.

Democratic Poll: Ted Strickland Leads Rob Portman in Ohio Senate Race

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, trailed his likely Democratic opponent, former Gov. Ted Strickland, by 3 points in a poll conducted for a Democratic super PAC and provided first to CQ Roll Call.

David Letterman, Al Franken to Headline Duckworth Fundraiser

Two retired comedians will take the stage in New York later this month at a fundraiser to benefit Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth, the leading Democrat running to challenge Republican Sen. Mark S. Kirk next fall.

Kirk to Illinois Democrats: I Already Took Care of That

Sen. Mark S. Kirk is in a dispute with Illinois Democrats — one of whom is running to replace him — over who has done more to prevent incidents such as the September 2014 fire at an air traffic control facility near Chicago.

New York Delegation to Appear at Fundraiser for John Faso

As he seeks his party’s nod in New York’s open 19th District, Republican John Faso is getting a little help from his friends in Washington.

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