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Could Congress take away Bill Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom?

An Arizona congressman wants to strip Cosby of high honor -- but Congress’s powers in this case are limited.

House readies North Korea sanctions bill in response to nuke test

Leaders of both parties say a quick congressional response to this week’s test is probable.

Oregon congressman: Those occupiers kind of have a point

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) says he deeply sympathizes with the protesters’ concerns about the land policies and federal prosecution that prompted the standoff.

Paul Ryan’s year of contrasts begins with Obamacare repeal vote

An expected House vote Wednesday will make good on Republican promises to send an Obamacare repeal to its namesake’s desk. It also kicks off Paul Ryan’s quest to set the Republican agenda.

Congress might actually do something about Puerto Rico’s debt crisis next year

Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi indicated this week they have reached an understanding on moving forward on debt relief for Puerto Rico early in 2016.

Spending deal clears slate for Paul Ryan and his 2016 agenda

Speaker Ryan’s budget: Some House Republicans oppose the compromise deal, but embrace the dealmaker.

House Democrats raise concerns about spending deal as leaders set vote

The House passed a stop-gap spending bill by voice vote on Wednesday morning, giving Congress until Dec. 22 to complete work on the tax and spending bills.

Congress reaches year-end deal on taxes and spending

The House and Senate are expected to pass the legislation by the end of the week.

Congressional negotiators closing in on spending deal

Final approval of a year-end spending package is still expected Thursday.

Oil exports provision holding up spending deal, Reid says

Reid said Tuesday that Republican leaders have not accepted a request from Democrats to increase tax breaks for renewable energy producers in exchange for agreeing to lift the ban.

Brokered GOP convention is ‘highly unlikely,’ Mitch McConnell says

McConnell said he was “appalled” that participants in private meeting blabbed to Post reporters.

Jared Polis’s bad fashion sense and love of video games almost got him in a heap of trouble

The House Ethics Committee closed a probe Friday into Polis, but not until after the Office of Congressional Ethics investigated him and found reason to believe that he violated federal law and House rules.

Senate workers win raise in new contract — but not quite ‘$15 and a union’

The poor wages paid to some Capitol workers — which left at least one homeless — are now going up.

How health care for 9/11 responders became just another political football

There was a bipartisan deal to maintain aid for workers who got sick after working at Ground Zero. Until there wasn’t.

The House GOP’s loudest internal critic now has a seat at the leadership table

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) wins a seat on the conference steering committee -- the very group of party elders who marginalized him in 2012.

Harry Reid rips Antonin Scalia, says he endorsed ‘racist ideas’ from bench

“It is deeply disturbing to hear a Supreme Court justice endorse racist ideas from the bench on the nation’s highest court,” the Senate’s top Democrat said.

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