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Xavier Becerra Is Staying in the House. Now What?

The California Democrat decided not to run for Senate, but it's unclear whether a bigger leadership post is in his future.

The Hidden Language Of Political Smiles

Forget what politicians say. Their smiles may reveal what they are actually feeling.

The Supreme Court’s Historic Term, in the Justices’ Words

A month after wrapping up one of the most monumental terms in the Supreme Court's history, the justices are still divided—not just about specific cases but over what their ru...

The Tricky Politics of Educating Prisoners

The Obama administration's plan to offer Pell grants to inmates could test conservative support for criminal-justice reform.

Did the EPA Cover Up a 'Predator Who Was Fed a Steady Diet of Interns?’

Chaffetz calls the EPA "toxic" as whistleblowers claim an ill-handled case of sexual harassment.

Thousands Beg FCC for Net Neutrality Crackdown

Consumers vent to regulators about slow Internet, high prices, and data caps.

What It's Really Like To Be a Political Speechwriter

Spoiler alert: It's nothing like The West Wing .

Hillary Clinton’s Showdown With the House Benghazi Committee Is Really Happening

The GOP-led panel said the Democratic White House front-runner's public appearance in October has been finalized.

Kentucky Republicans Turn to Their Favorite TV Bogeyman: Barack Obama

Despite the shift in national attention to Clinton and 2016, anti-Obama attacks remain a potent force in the Kentucky governor's race, the biggest election of 2015.

Here's Who Gets to See the Pope on the Hill

Not many people will be allowed to watch Pope Francis inside the Capitol in September, but about 20,000 will get the chance to stand outside and watch on the Jumbotron.

Treasury Secretary Says Extraordinary Measures to Avoid Default Will Last Until October

It's still not time to panic, but we're getting there.

TSA Pledges to Retrain Frontline Officers by September’s End

Lawmakers unhappy with the agency's performance gave its new leader encouragement, but also a warning that things must improve.

There's Something About Bernie

The Vermont senator's revolutionary zeal has met its moment.

Desperate Republicans Scramble in Crowded Spotlight

The crowded GOP presidential field is driving candidates to indulge in outrageous antics as they battle for attention.

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