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Scalise Questions Persist as Republicans Roll Out Agenda

House Republicans rolled out their "New American Congress" agenda in their first news conference of the year, but questions surrounding Representative Steve Scalise, the third-ranking leader in the chamber, continued to dominate the discussion.

A Governor Who Will Not Be Hugging Jerry Jones

For Gov. Chris Christie, it's the hug that won't go away, now being poked fun of by his self-described friend Gov. Scott Walker on Twitter.

Brought to You by the G.O.P.

The House Republicans are are calling themselves "America's New Congress."

Obama Condemns Attack on French Newspaper

President Obama issues a statement condemning the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper in Paris, that killed 12 people.

Today in Politics

The 114th Congress convened on Tuesday, and it was not a particularly auspicious debut.

Ernst Given Special Plaque by New Senate Colleagues

Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa came to national prominence last year with a bold commercial promoting her pig castrating credentials and promising to make Washington's big spenders squeal.

For Freshmen Lawmakers, Even the Small Stuff Is Cool

It was the question echoing through the Capitol halls on Tuesday: Where’s the restroom?

From The Upshot: One Upside to Christie’s Far-Flung Fandom

There may be a political upside to Gov. Chris Christie’s devotion to the Cowboys: campaign cash.

House Re-Elects Boehner as Speaker

Fending off a challenge from the right wing of his party, Speaker John A. Boehner was re-elected as the top Republican in the House.

Rocky Start in Senate as Democrats Slow G.O.P. Pipeline Plan

Relations in the new Senate got off to a rough start Tuesday as Democrats at least temporarily blocked Republican plans to convene a hearing Wednesday on the Keystone XL pipeline, the new majority's first legislative priority.

White House Says Obama Would Veto Keystone Pipeline Bill

President Obama will veto a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Obama Invites Congressional Leaders to White House

President Obama has invited the bipartisan leadership of Congress to a meeting next Tuesday to discuss his legislative agenda for 2015.

With Desks Shuffled, a New G.O.P. Senate Is Seated

The new Senate was seated with the usual ceremony just after noon today as 13 new members were sworn in and Senator Mitch McConnell assumed the majority leader position.

First Draft Focus: Cuomo Funeral

Former President Bill Clinton walking to the funeral for former Gov. Mario M. Cuomo at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in New York on Tuesday.

Bipartisan Nod in Senate’s First Bill, on Keystone Pipeline

The first bill to hit the Senate floor in the 114th Congress would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

For Jeb Bush, a Video in the Shadow of Private Equity

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush published videos in English and Spanish announcing Right to Rise, his new political action committee, and it looks like he did it on the doorstep of some potential donors.

McCarthy Assesses Boehner’s Chances

Representative Kevin McCarthy, the majority leader, says John A. Boehner will "be fine" in a potentially contentious vote for speaker.

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