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In Senate spending shifts, Democrats show new doubts about Ohio, confidence in Colorado

Where the Ohio shift reflects the perceived weakness of the Democratic candidate, the Colorado cancellation reflects the Democrat’s apparent strength.

McCain, Rubio face voters in Florida and Arizona primaries on Tuesday

Of Florida’s 27 House seats, at least seven will be filled by new faces in January, and as many as 15 could reasonably see turnover.

Democrats delay ad spending on Ohio Senate race

National Democrats are delaying a major ad buy amid growing concerns that Strickland is running a lackluster campaign and their chances of flipping the Ohio seat could be slipping away.

This New Mexico lawyer is suing the Senate to force action on Merrick Garland

Activists off of Capitol Hill are turning to outside venues to force action on Supreme Court nomination: The courts themselves.

Are Republicans trying to pull a Todd Akin in the Florida Senate race?

There is some evidence GOP groups are trying to sideline well-financed centrist Patrick Murphy in favor of liberal firebrand Alan Grayson.

Democrats want Senate vote on forcing disclosure of Trump’s taxes

The push could potentially complicate congressional efforts to address the Zika virus and fund the government past Sept. 30.

Saving the Senate majority: Republican senators create distance from Trump, but will it be enough?

New polls show that Republicans can indeed separate themselves from the top of their ticket — but only to a point.

Paul Ryan says Trump’s campaign is ‘distressing’ but stands by endorsement

‘You would think that we want to be focusing on Hillary Clinton, on all of her deficiencies,’ Ryan said. ‘’It is distressing that that’s not what we’re talking about these days.’

Rep. Richard Hanna is the first congressional Republican to back Hillary Clinton

Hanna’s backing of Clinton goes a big step farther than other GOP Trump skeptics in Congress.

Senate workers will get $1 million in back pay after Labor Department probe

The ruling announced Tuesday comes after more than a year of controversy over the Senate workers’ pay, which was tied up in a hard-fought contract negotiation and a union organizing drive.

Are Republicans trying to pull a Todd Akin in the Florida Senate race?

Some think GOP is meddling in Democratic primary to strengthen Rubio’s chances.

Capitol Hill’s top Republicans make their peace with Trump

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reprised roles they have grown comfortable in — ideas man and attack dog, respectively

The Benghazi investigation is over, but another House GOP probe soldiers on

The Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives is halfway through its year-long mandate to investigate and reports on links between abortion providers and medical researchers.

The Benghazi investigation is over, but another House GOP probe soldiers on

The panels’ legacy might be to mark the increasing politicization of investigations

House could vote on gun bill next week — but not the one Democrats support

Any House bill would be more likely to resemble a GOP alternative that would give federal officials three days to go to court to block a gun sale to a suspected terrorist.

Senate poised to act on Puerto Rico debt days before debt cliff

The prospects for a July 1 default depend on the outcome of a Wednesday morning procedural vote on rescue legislation.

House Democrats: Our gun protest isn’t going away

Gun-control activism will continue in the House, Democrats pledge, but they stopped short of pledging another floor occupation.

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