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Amid Conservative Unrest, McConnell Tightens His Grip

Through "some especially difficult political terrain," the majority leader managed to get nearly everything he wanted in the last week.

Months After Deadly Amtrak Crash, Safety Upgrades Stalled on the Hill

Northeastern senators frustrated they haven't been able to secure money for improvements.

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1776’s Donna Harris: Pumping up Start-Ups that Think Big

1776 isn't your nephew's hedgefund. Harris is looking for "disruptive" start-ups that can fundamentally change the way industry works. "Most entrepreneurs are building companie...

The Senate's Cybersecurity Bill Is in Trouble

Significant hurdles remain for the Senate's proposed cybersecurity legislation, which is competing with at least two other issues for a vote before recess.

Latino PACs Eye a Bigger Role in 2016

Emboldened by presidential-election-year turnout, groups are raising more money and making earlier endorsements.

The Growing Fight Over Food Labelling

The battles over country-of-origin and GMO labels have intensified on the Hill this summer.

Joe Biden’s Political Moment

For the first time, the vice president looks like a more electable Democrat than Hillary Clinton.

The Senate Will Use Reconciliation to Repeal Obamacare AND… Something.

Everyone wants a piece of the budget tool that lets senators avoid filibusters.

Chuck Grassley's Closer Than Ever to Giving in on Mandatory-Minimum Reform

The Senate is close to unveiling a criminal-justice-reform bill. Sorting out mandatory minimums was always going to be the hardest part. 

Mark Meadows Tries to Boot Boehner From Speakership

The conservative lawmaker, angry at past punishment by leadership, has almost no chance to succeed.

Senate Will Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood

A working group is putting together a bill that will be voted on before August recess.

What Jonathan Pollard Did to Land in Prison for 30 Years

The former Navy analyst is serving a life sentence in a North Carolina prison.

Senate Democrats Get a 2016 Pitch From Bernie Sanders

Like Hillary Clinton last month, Sanders got the chance to speak about his candidacy during the party lunch.

What Not to Pack According to the TSA's Instagram Account

The  Transportation Security Administration  shows off some of the strangest things they have confiscated—be warned!

Upton Wants to Keep Pressure on Senate to Take Up FDA Reform Bill

House chairman plans to meet with his Senate counterparts Tuesday.

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