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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.

To press his Supreme Court nominee’s case, Obama returns to his academic roots

The White House invited some of Merrick Garland’s family and friends — including his sister, Jill — to attend the law school event to highlight the judge’s predicament.

Puerto Rico debt bill in House limbo as pressure mounts from all sides

House Speaker Ryan is facing a dynamic virtually identical to the right-wing revolts that bedeviled his predecessor.

House committee unveils Puerto Rico rescue bill with time running out

The island’s finances are so bad that school buses are sitting without fuel, the governor said.

Former ABA presidents push for Supreme Court action as Garland continues meetings with GOP senators

No breakthrough seen in hourlong breakfast with Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley.

The Senate confirmed a judge today. No, not that judge.

Senators confirmed Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr., one of 14 lifetime appointees awaiting action, to a district court seat in Tennessee.

As Obama defends Garland, Republicans float a possible pick for Supreme Court

GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah clerked for Samuel Alito and has endorsed Ted Cruz for president.

The Senate just voted against airplane legroom standards

Sen. Chuck Schumer proposed giving the FAA the authority to establish minimum standards for airline seats.

To press his Supreme Court nominee’s case, Obama returns to his academic roots

The town hall at the University of Chicago Law School lets the president adopt his ‘professor’ role.

Joe Manchin is one Democrat who is not yet sold on Merrick Garland

The West Virginia Democrat says he still has reservations on guns and environmental issues.

Merrick Garland’s ex-clerks to Senate: Confirm our old boss to the Supreme Court

All but three of Garland’s former clerks unite to urge confirmation. And the holdouts have a good excuse.

Senate Republicans hold fast against Garland after two weeks of Democratic fury

Democrats cite polling and upcoming meetings, but GOP bulwark against the nominee is intact.

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