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Archived Since:March 7, 2008

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What We’re Watching: Sunday Shows

The Senate Intelligence Committee's blistering report on the C.I.A. interrogation program will dominate the conversation on the Sunday shows.

Wall St. Had Invested Heavily in Dodd-Frank Changes

An analysis shows that Democrats who voted in favor of a bill that will roll back a key provision of the Dodd-Frank law on average received nearly four times as much money from large financial institutions as others who voted “no.”

Dingell, Longest-Serving Congressmen, Is Hospitalized

Hours after casting his final vote as a member of Congress, Representative John D. Dingell was hospitalized after taking "a spill" earlier in the week.

On This Day: A Recount Ends

On this day in 2000, the Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that there would be no additional counting of presidential votes in Florida. Thirty-five days after Election Day, the decision effectively handed the presidency to George W. Bush.

Pelosi Thanks Caucus for Sending a Message

Not all of Representative Nancy Pelosi's Democratic colleagues joined her in voting against the $1.1 trillion spending bill, but she thanked them for fighting the good fight anyway.

Jeb Bush Weighs Whether a Centrist Can Win

Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida is getting closer to making a decision about running for president, but he wonders whether he can secure the Republican nomination without pandering to the party's conservative base.

Lockkeeper’s House on National Mall to Be Restored

The Lockkeeper’s House, the oldest structure on the National Mall, will get a facelift and a new address, the Trust for the National Mall announced this week.

Verbatim: Basketball for Breakfast

President Obama spoke on ESPN's "The Herd" radio show.

Issa Issues Subpoena to Obama Health Consultant

Darrell Issa, the California Republican who is giving up the chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee is seeking testimony from Jonathan Gruber, the economist who advised the Obama administration on the Affordable Care Act.

Insiders Say Clinton’s Speeches Are No Hint to Her ’16 Timeline

People close to Hillary Rodham Clinton are brushing off the oft-repeated assumption in the news media that a few paid speeches she is scheduled to deliver are indications that she will wait until at least the spring to announce her presidential intentions.

Today in Politics

The near-death experience of a bipartisan, governmentwide funding bill on Thursday highlighted a fundamental problem with Congress at the moment: the lost art of compromise.

As Deal Drags On, Budget Office Prepares for Shutdown

Hours before a funding deal deadline that, if missed, could mean a government shutdown, the Office of Management and Budget is preparing for the worst.

Feinstein Takes to Twitter to Rebut Brennan on C.I.A. Interrogation

Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the committee that investigated the C.I.A.'s interrogation program, offered a live rebuttal as John O. Brennan, the agency's director, responded to the committee's findings.

A Casualty of the Spending Truce: Official Portraits

A section buried deep within the omnibus spending bill that the House is preparing to vote on "prohibits funds for the painting of a portrait of an employee of the federal government."

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