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Obama and Pope Francis to Meet at White House

President Obama will meet with Pope Francis at the White House when the pontiff visits the United States in the fall, the White House said Thursday morning.

Today in Politics: Health Fix Heralds Rare Moment of Congressional Compromise

In a rare and potentially important exhibition of congressional compromise, the House is set on Thursday to give strong bipartisan support to a health deal negotiated between Speaker John A. Boehner and Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader.

Verbatim: A Little Bipartisan Teasing

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. teased Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on his White House ambitions.

Verbatim: Keeping Promises

President Obama commented on the Afforable Care Act, which is five years old.

First Draft Focus: Ghani Gets a Warm Welcome

President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Clinton Appoints Digital Team, a Crucial Campaign Component

For all the attention paid to how Hillary Rodham Clinton will structure her communications team, her digital staff will be as critical a component of her future campaign.

Beyond dreary politics: Denting the future in Sun Valley

For the last couple of days, I've been in Sun Valley, Idaho, at Dent the Future 2015, a conference devoted to exploring "the magic and science of visionary leadership and groundbreaking success." What that exploration involves is shared presentations and conversations with about 200...

Today in Politics: Afghan President Addresses Congress

Another foreign leader will address Congress in the House on Wednesday, but this one is more likely to be thanking President Obama and America than criticizing the president.

Cruz, Critic of Health Care Law, Now Seeks to Sign Up

Senator Ted Cruz helped lead an effort to shut down the government in 2013 in an attempt to defund President Obama's health care law. Now, he is signing up for coverage under it.

First Draft Focus: Emotional Day for a Golf Legend

Jack Nicklaus became the third golfer to be awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.

Walker’s Troubles With Vetting Staff Members

The resignation of an aide to Gov. Scott Walker wasn't the first time the Wisconsin Republican has run into a problem over an apparent lack of vetting of a staffer.

March Madness, the Politics Edition

Rand Paul, the libertarian favorite, is not willing to cede ground on the evangelical vote. The senator from Kentucky will meet with 60 to 90 evangelical leaders in Washington on Thursday.

Second Day as a Candidate, Cruz Jabs at Bush Over Immigration

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has largely held his fire against other Republicans, but a day into his presidential candidacy, he took a poke at Jeb Bush over immigration, saying politicians fail when they "treat the voters as children."

Video of Most Recent Secret Service Incident Is Shown

Representative Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, showed surveillance footage of at the center of the most recent Secret Service controversy.

Ex-Texas Gov. Rick Perry Won’t Discuss Cruz Candidacy

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry sought to show off his domestic and foreign policy chops Tuesday at a breakfast with reporters in Houston.

Ted Cruz on How 9/11 Changed His Taste in Music

Senator Ted Cruz explained on CBS how the 9/11 terrorist attacks turned him into a country music fan.

Cruz Campaign Begins with Round of TV Appearances

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has been a widely seen television guest in the last 24 hours.

Senator Coats, Republican of Indiana, Won’t Seek Re-Election

Indiana will soon have an open senate seat to fill now that Senator Dan Coats has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2016.

Trusted Aide Declines Formal Role in a Clinton Campaign

Cheryl D. Mills, an close adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton, won't be playing a formal role in Mrs. Clinton's soon-to-be-announced presidential bid.

Cruz Recruits Some Rand Paul Supporters in Iowa

Ted Cruz has peeled away three leaders of the Libertarian faction in the state, known as the Liberty movement, who are the base of Senator Rand Paul’s support in Iowa.

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