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Nevada Rep. Joe Heck to run for Harry Reid's US Senate seat

(AP) — Republican Rep. Joe Heck is entering the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Nevada Democrat Harry Reid, setting in motion what could be one of the top Senate races of 2016. The GOP congressman will likely face off against Reid's hand-picked successor, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto.

Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contest

(AP) — The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has shaped up as a classic Republican primary, pitting the son of a longtime Illinois congressman and Cabinet member against a conservative writer who has railed at what he sees...Show More Summary

Kasich to return to South Carolina ahead of 2016 bid kickoff

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is planning a fifth visit to South Carolina ahead of the planned launch of his presidential bid later this month. The former congressman briefly pursued the 2000 nomination before George W. Bush emerged as the front-runner.

Cooter Defends The Confederate Flag 'Til Hell Freezes Over'

Ben Jones, former Dukes of Hazzard star and former Georgia Congressman (D), is also a 'proud member' of the Sons of Conservative Veterans (SCV). The group has been labeled a hate group by the SPLC. Jones is a relic of the SCV, when the Democrats in the South were known as the Dixiecrats, so don't let the D fool you. Show More Summary

Mario Biaggi, former congressman from NYC, dies at 97

Biaggi's longtime spokesman Mortimer Matz says Biaggi died Wednesday at his Bronx home. Biaggi was elected to Congress as a Democrat in 1968 after a highly decorated career in the New York Police Department.

Daily dose: Meadows defends bear poacher edition

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Meadows hears bear poaching complaints (Asheville Citizen-Times) -- Among the many allegations of inappropriate conduct by law officers in a controversial bear poaching sting, a U.S. congressman said he was most concerned that federal charges had been "stacked" against one defendant. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Republican congressman muses: What if the VA ran ISIS?

Colorado Republican Rep. Mike Coffman Leading Off: • CO-06: Republican Rep. Mike Coffman just experienced a fresh outbreak of Coffman's Disease, a dreaded affliction that the Daily Kos Elections Journal of Medicine defines as what happens...Show More Summary

Rep. Sander Levin schools willfully ignorant Rep. Paul Ryan over Obamacare lies

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) had one of his unscheduled Obamacare bashing hearings this week. He continued to misinform with an opening speech that showed that the congressman and his ilk continue to put politics over the well-being of Americans. Paul Ryan claimed that the answer is to repeal and replace the law. Show More Summary

House votes down war powers amendment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has rejected an effort to force lawmakers to vote by the end of March on new war powers to fight Islamic State militants. The amendment came from congressman Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

Why This Congressman Is Making Automatic Voter Registration The Central Voting Rights Fight

U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RH)'s Automatic Voter Registration Act would significantly expand voting. The post Why This Congressman Is Making Automatic Voter Registration The Central Voting Rights Fight appeared first on ThinkProgr...

Congressional Dem: Progressives Are Too Progressive

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship: In a recent Washington Post op-ed piece, headlined, "The last thing America needs? A left-wing version of the Tea Party," the Democratic congressman from Maryland scolds progressives and expresses his...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: One more leg of Frank Guinta's rickety stool snaps beneath him

Steve Holt! Leading Off: • NH-01: It hasn't been a fun week for Republican Rep. Frank Guinta. The congressman was fined by the FEC last month over a still-unexplained six-figure loan to his campaign, and high profile Republicans like Sen. Show More Summary

Rep. McGovern rips 'cowardly Congress' on ducking ISIS war vote

Congressman Jim McGovern talks with Rachel Maddow about Congress avoiding debating and voting on the U.S. war against ISIS even as it votes on funding that...

New Hampshire GOP party chair calls congressman untruthful

New Hampshire GOP party chair calls congressman untruthful CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The head of the New Hampshire Republican Party says GOP U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta (GYIHN'-tah) has clearly been untruthful about where he got $355,000 to spend on his 2010 campaign.

GOP trade chief will yield to Dems on jobs program funding

Republican congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin says the jobs program can be funded without cutting Medicare's budget. cbc At issue is Trade Adjustment Assistance, a program in the trade package that helps workers displaced by trade agreements.

Ron Paul Attacks Republican Candidates Who "Roll Over" For Fox News

Former congressman Ron Paul criticized Republicans who "roll over" for Fox News. His son, presidential contender Rand Paul, has been a near-constant fixture on the network this cycle. Ron Paul said he disagreed with Fox's control over...Show More Summary

Republican Trent Kelly wins Mississippi runoff to succeed GOP congressman who died

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Trent Kelly wins Mississippi runoff to succeed GOP congressman who died.

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Huffpo is reporting that someone approached former Congressman Mel Watt (D-NC) about Speaker Hastert's alleged history of sexual abuse at some point early in Hastert's tenure as Speaker.

Colorado GOP congressman declines US Senate run

Coffman said he will instead run for re-election in his congressional district in Denver's southeastern suburbs, which is evenly divided between Democrats, Republicans and Independents. Coffman, a Marine Corps veteran, said in a statement that he wanted to focus on the continuing woes of a Veterans Administration hospital project in his district.

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