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Jeb and Hillary Have Some Work to Do, a Pollster Finds

The political classes may be embracing the inevitability of a Jeb Bush-Hillary Clinton clash in 2016, but some voters are not sold.

After Workout Accident, Reid Says Regaining Full Vision Is No Slam Dunk

Senator Harry Reid of Nevada said Friday that he might not regain the vision in his right eye after suffering a nasty fall in which he broke four ribs and some bones around his eye.

Christie to Pay His Way to Watch Cowboys Play

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is shrugging off controversy over his football loyalties -- and his acceptance of flights and tickets from the owner of the Dallas Cowboys -- opting to pay his own way to attend this weekend's playoff game in Wisconsin.

First Draft Focus: The Week in Political Pictures

A snowy landing and more in the Week in Politics slideshow.

From The Upshot: Community College and the Economy

Economic history provides the broader context for understanding President Obama’s proposal to make community college available free.

House Passes Pipeline Bill, Adding to Pressure on Obama

Legislation to authorize the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project is moving on to the Senate.

Despite Pipeline Ruling, White House Renews Veto Threat

Nebraska’s highest court gave its blessing today to construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, but its ruling hasn't swayed President Obama.

Politics Helpline: The 114th Congress, Part II

Our congressional team is answering select questions about the 114th Congress.

Head of Clinton Foundation Steps Down

The Clinton Foundation announced the departure of its chief executive, Eric Braverman, after just 18 months on the job.

Verbatim: Out of Excuses

Speaker John A. Boehner urged President Obama to move forward on the Keystone XL pipeline.

For Republicans, Jobs Report Offers Little Help

The hot debate among Republicans over how to respond to economic improvement got little clarity from a December jobs report that gave ammunition to those Republicans who want to claim credit for the recovery and those who want to keep bashing it.

Politics Helpline: The 114th Congress, Part 1

Our congressional team answered selected questions on the 114th Congress. Here is their first batch of answers.

Today in Politics

As the jobs numbers come out, Republicans are pondering how to handle good economic news.

House Passes Bill to Alter Health Law’s Workweek Provision

The 114th Congress took up its first bill to impose changes to the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, with the House of Representatives passing legislation to expand the definition of a workweek to 40 hours, from 30.

Washington Power Lunch

Equinox, a downtown D.C. restaurant, saw a particularly power-packed crowd visit for lunch on Thursday.

Spineless? A Squish? The Words Do Sting, Boehner Says

Two days after surviving a minor coup attempt, Speaker John A. Boehner on Thursday took a stab at answering the question that has been nagging him for his entire speakership: Why do Tea Party conservatives hate him so much?

Politics Helpline: Ask Us About the 114th Congress

Our congressional team will be responding to select questions in a coming post.

In Web Video, Senator Boxer Announces Plans to Retire

Senator Barbara Boxer of California made an unconventional retirement announcement on Thursday when she told her grandson in a video interview that she would not seek re-election in 2016.

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