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Khizr Khan speaks during the last night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Trump Campaign Asks For Capitol Hill’s Help In Khan Controversy

Rob Wasinger, a onetime congressional candidate who has been working for the Trump camp on congressional outreach, sent an email to senior Senate aides saying, “We want to get several member statements out today on this, and would really appreciate your help.”

August 2, 2016
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida speaking with supporters at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Leadership Series luncheon in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Yielding Time In The Senate On The Presidential Trail

Time spent on Capitol Hill inevitably declines for those running for president, and Marco Rubio has missed the second-most votes of any senator.

June 25, 2015
data center

Cybersecurity Measures Inch Forward, But Critics Doubt Their Effectiveness

Many argue that information sharing will do little to plug gaps in the nation’s cyberdefenses, while meanwhile eroding privacy rights.

June 23, 2015
The U.S. Capitol under construction in October, 2014 (Mike Maguire via Flickr)

A Federal Funding Fight Over D.C. Vouchers

Republicans on Capitol Hill are lining up in defense of D.C.’s school voucher system.

March 17, 2015
Speaker John Boehner shakes Senator John Hoeven’s hand after signing his bill to to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project, which is estimated to create 42,000 American jobs.

Republicans Struggle To Present Unified Front Over 2016 Budget

Republicans are finding out that slashing the budget is easier in theory than in practice.

March 16, 2015

Republicans Take Helm Of Congress, But Initial Course Is Unclear

Now that Republicans control Congress, can they get anything done?

January 5, 2015

New Republicans Will Strengthen Boehner’s Hand In 114th Congress

An in-depth look at how the 114th Congress will change with Republican gains in the House.

November 3, 2014

As Elections Loom, Capitol Hill Is Latest Front In War On Poverty

By William Douglas and David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The war on poverty returns to Capitol Hill as lawmakers prepare to wage a battle this week that’s a likely preview of what’s to come on the campaign trail this election year and in 2016. Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared his intent “not […]

April 29, 2014

Lifting Donation Caps Will Boost Political Establishment, Experts Say

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision to lift the cap on the amount donors can contribute in a congressional election cycle promises to shift power to the political party’s established leaders, who had lost ground to outside groups. With the demise of the $123,200 limit for the two-year election cycle, […]

April 4, 2014
Hillary Clinton

Creating A United Front For Clinton

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—Hillary Rodham Clinton will not announce for months whether she will run for president, but as she arrived in California for events this week the machinery of a campaign was cranking into gear around her. The Ready for Hillary “super PAC,” created to encourage her candidacy, will launch a […]

March 5, 2014

Obama On Dogged Comeback Trail

Washington (AFP) – With soaring ambitions trimmed, the White House is charting a dogged course to repair President Barack Obama’s popularity and to limit a natural waning of his political powers. Obama endured a brutal 2013 — which crushed the promise of much of his second White House term and pitched his approval ratings to […]

January 8, 2014

Significant Rise In Capitol Hill Harassment And Discrimination Claims

The lack of progress on Capitol Hill often leaves Americans wondering what exactly their elected representatives are doing all day. It seems that an increasing number of our politicians spend their time harassing (and discriminating against) Congressional staff. According to a study released on Thursday, harassment and discrimination claims on Capitol Hill have doubled in […]

September 29, 2011