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Democrats in frenzy to take advantage of Trump’s Republican ascension

GOP presumptive nominee presents challenges in down-ballot races for House, Senate.

Default at hand, Congress faces new pressure to act on Puerto Rico

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew links fiscal crisis with spread of Zika virus.

The time for criminal justice reform might at last be nigh

Bipartisan group of senators announced revisions Thursday to a bill easing federal sentencing guidelines for non-violent offenders.

Why Republicans are opposing President Obama’s request for Zika funding

It’s about the nuts and bolts of congressional appropriations and the messy internal politics of the Republican party.

Paul Ryan gives conservative millennials a pep talk

hough presidential front-runner Donald Trump had just finished delivering a foreign policy speech just a couple of miles away when Ryan took the stage, culturally, he was speaking in a different land.

How Chaka Fattah became the first person booted from Congress in 2016

Two years ago, Fattah had no primary challenger and won 88 percent of the vote against his Republican opponent. On Tuesday, he fell more than 13,000 votes short of Evans, according to unofficial returns. The difference is simple: a federal indictment.

Congress probably won’t impeach the IRS commissioner. But House Republicans aren’t done with him yet.

House oversight committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has a new plan to take down IRS chief John Koskinen: Censure.

Puerto Rico will continue to wait for fiscal rescue, Rep. McCarthy says

The May 1 deadline will come and go without House action on a closely watched debt-restructuring bill.

Under Ted Kennedy’s shadow, lions of the Senate tangle over Supreme Court blockade

Remarks by Orrin Hatch and Patrick Leahy gave the bitter fight a more genteel tone, if only for a few minutes.

The leader of the opposition to Merrick Garland explains why he’ll never be on the Supreme Court

The Judicial Crisis Network’s Carrie Severino lays out what’s ahead with the fight over Garland’s confirmation.

In the GOP House, ‘infant lives’ probe proceeds while Zika funding request stalls

The contrast has fueled Democratic attacks on the funding impasse and the highly polarized fetal tissue investigation.

Confederate controversy means Mississippi flag will not return to Capitol corridor

Replacing the House flags: “A reproduction of the commemorative quarters issued by the U.S. Mint.“

Inside Paul Ryan’s quest to set the Republican agenda

Ryan’s bid to create a ‘proposition party’ may not survive the GOP presidential nominee’s scrutiny,

House Republicans maintain cash advantage in fight to keep majority

NRCC fundraising figures show a $6 million advantage over Democrats seven months before Election Day.

The Oklahoma City bombing is at the center of the latest push for Merrick Garland’s confirmation

Garland’s service as a federal prosecutor after the 1995 bombing has emerged as a key episode in his career.

House Democrats keep majority hopes alive with $25 million quarterly haul

The DCCC says it had a record March as Trump has Democrats openly eyeing the speaker’s chair.

Democrats hit brick wall in Supreme Court fight

Push to confirm Supreme Court nominee Merrick B. Garland faces increasingly dismal odds of success.

Grassley holds firm against Supreme Court action after meeting with Garland

No breakthrough seen in hour-long breakfast with the Judiciary Committee chairman.

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