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Trump’s victory heralds a golden age for Republicans on Capitol Hill

Republicans are now positioned to not only undo much of the Obama administration’s accomplishments but to also pursue their own generational remaking of the federal government’s role in American life and commerce.

Republicans poised to maintain control of the House

Trump’s presidential nomination did not prompt the anti-GOP wave Democrats hoped for

Paul Ryan moves to quiet wagging tongues: ‘I am interested in staying on as speaker’

Ryan’s future has been thrown in doubt by tensions over how he, as the most senior elected Republican in the country, has handled the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump.

Some Republicans are discussing their plans for President Clinton — starting with impeachment

“It is my honest opinion that the Clinton Foundation represents potentially one of the greatest examples of political corruption in American history,” said Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), who leads the Constitution and Civil Justice subcommittee.

Turns out Wisconsin’s Senate seat isn’t a lock for Democrats

Russ Feingold and Ron Johnson are separated by a point, according to a new Marquette Law School poll.

Congress is attacking Comey, but it’s all bark and no bite

The simple truth is this: it’s unlikely lawmakers will do anything more than vent, rant, and beg for Comey to release new information about either Clinton or Trump.

Don’t expect Clinton’s emails to figure into late House and Senate TV ads

Ads released this week by national groups largely steer clear of the email controversy and stick with themes that Democrats and Republicans have been developing for months.

Harry Reid says Comey ‘may have broken the law’ by disclosing new Clinton-related emails

Reid’s letter is the most forceful denunciation leveled by a high-ranking elected official against the FBI director after he disclosed possible new evidence in the Clinton email case.

Paul Ryan just finished his first year as speaker. He may not see a second.

“[Trump has] 25 million followers,” on social media, GOP strategist Frank Luntz said. “If he tweets, ‘Call your congressman and tell [them] not to support Ryan.’ That could be the end of the GOP.”

Sen. Mark Kirk questions opponent’s American heritage in Illinois debate

“I’d forgotten that your parents came all the way from Thailand to serve George Washington,” Kirk said to Rep. Tammy Duckworth, whose late father was a U.S. born Marine veteran.

Congressman to Cub Scout: I’m for Trump ‘no matter what crazy things he says’

Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) was pressed on his presidential vote less than a week after a recording emerged capturing Trump discussing kissing and grabbing women without their consent.

Inside the Democrats’ narrow path to the House majority

A 30-seat gain is a tall order for Democrats, and these districts summarize their challenges.

Buoyed by rising polls, Clinton shifts to a new target: the House and Senate

The Democratic nominee is trying to capi­tal­ize on Trump’s troubles to win back Congress.

Supreme Court is an issue again after McCain suggests Clinton blockade

“I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up,” McCain said before walking the comment back.

Obama’s appearance with this Illinois Senate candidate may be the exception and not the rule

Obama’s fundraiser for Tammy Duckworth may help her win back the Senate seat he once held.

Paul Ryan won’t defend or campaign for Trump ahead of election

The speaker said, the source on the phone call explained, that he will only focus on defending the House. Republicans are becoming increasingly worried about retaining their 30-seat House majority.

Ryan, McConnell silent on lewd Trump video

“DJT is a malignant clown - unprepared and unfit to be president of the United States,” tweeted Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.),

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