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The Issue That Divides the Dingells

John was an NRA board member. Now Debbie is working closely with a gun-control group. "Let's just say we don't talk about this a lot," she says.

New Hampshire GOP Turns Democrats' Early Anti-Scott Brown Playbook Against Maggie Hassan

In 2013 and 2014, Democratic attacks damaged Scott Brown before he even entered the Senate race. A bevy of GOP outside groups are doing the same to Gov. Maggie Hassan now.

Can The Black Vote Win Jeb Bush The Presidency?

"It's the most underwritten story in Florida."

Whistle-Blowers: VA's Watchdog Office Is Failing Us

One year after the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal broke, senators say the VA office that should be helping truth-tellers is still broken.

Planned Parenthood: Joni Ernst’s First Target in the Senate

The freshman senator from Iowa has laid low, but when it comes to fighting Planned Parenthood, she's got experience. 

Episode 27: Debate Prep and The Donald

We're one week out from the first presidential debate and Donald Trump is still soaking up most of the media spotlight -- and causing a new kind of heartburn for his Republica...

Hillary Clinton Stops Short of Calling for $15 Minimum Wage

The Democratic front-runner took press questions Thursday afternoon, and suggested Democrats should focus on a minimum wage proposal that "has a chance of succeeding."

Republicans Say Enough With the Government-Shutdown Talk Already

Many doubt the government would really shut down over Planned Parenthood funding.

Why a Court Blocked a New Anti-Planned Parenthood Video

Planned Parenthood's critics can't release video that might have been recorded illegally.

Obama Wildlife Agency Wants to Speak with Cecil the Lion’s Killer ‘Immediately’

Capitol Hill Democrats, meanwhile, are pressing the Interior Department to finalize a rule to better protect African lions.

Bernie Sanders Pledges: His Campaign 'Is Not a Summer Fling'

The presidential candidate took questions outside his comfort zone Thursday at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Manchin and Collins Team Up for Alternative to Defunding Planned Parenthood

Moderates on both sides of the aisle are working together to craft legislation that wouldn't just stop Planned Parenthood funding cold turkey. 

McConnell Looks to Take on Cybersecurity Bill Next Week

If it comes up, senators will have little time to debate the measure, with recess around the corner.

Momentum Builds to Lift Oil-Export Ban

Senate Energy Committee sends bill to reverse the export ban to the floor.

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