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Obama and GOP leaders search for common ground

Obama used his meeting with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to talk about areas where there seems to be bipartisan support for legislation this year.

Many congressional Republicans relieved by Trump loss

Rubio supporters were particularly pleased with his better-than-anticipated showing, coming in third place but right on Trump’s heels and within striking distance of Cruz.

How Ted Cruz earned one of the few Capitol Hill endorsements that matters to conservatives

Rep. Mark Meadows says he was swayed by Ted Cruz’s pledge to restore power to Congress.

Senate Democrats seek $600 million in Flint water crisis relief

Democrats says they will pull out all the stops to win federal funding for new pipes and health monitoring.

Democrats vow to bring Flint water crisis to Senate floor

Minority Leader Harry M. Reid says Democrats will press for relief as part of pending energy bill.

Hill Democrats take aim at gun industry protections — and at Bernie Sanders

Clinton backers tout gun-liability bill that would reverse 2005 Sanders vote that has become a political thorn.

Republicans slam prisoner deal with Iran as ‘ransom’ and ‘negotiating with terrorists’

GOP leaders say the Iranian prisoner deal sets a ‘bad precedent.’ But the precedent was set long ago.

Hill Republicans try to figure out just what exactly they’ll be doing this year

Discussing the year ahead, GOP leaders offer a tacit admission that Capitol Hill will be more focused on election-year messaging than brass-tacks lawmaking.

How Paul Ryan is quietly shaping the presidential race

The House speaker has taken a surgical approach to blunting the populism that has dominated the GOP.

It’s official: President Obama has broken up with Congress

Tuesday’s State of the Union may have been the last date, but the relationship is now over.

The nuns who are challenging Obamacare will attend the State of the Union

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has invited the Little Sisters of the Poor to Tuesday’s speech.

What Obama’s allies and rivals want to hear from his last State of the Union

“I just want it to be over with. I hope it’s really short,” said conservative Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.).

Paul Ryan turns the GOP presidential race toward a forgotten issue: Poverty

With a sit-down conversational format and without Trump or Cruz, GOP hopefuls manage to get down to the issues.

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.

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