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In Moment of Bipartisanship, House Democrats and Republicans Take Action That Leads Nowhere

While House Republicans prepared to vote on a doomed border bill, Democrats took over the floor asking for a vote on comprehensive immigration reform.

Why Some Schools Should Celebrate Being at the Top of Reported Campus Rape Lists

It means the violence is actually being talked about.

One Good Chart: Summer Abroad

Privately sponsored foreign trips taken by House members or their staff, 2008-13.

Dead Letter

Writing your lawmaker? Save that stamp.

Rand Paul's Audacious Outreach

He wants to change the way Republicans court black voters. But first he has to sell his party on the new approach.

People

Joel Beauvais, Terri Cooper, Jason Scism, Stephanie Moore.

Why We Should Bring Back Summer Pell Grants

Although a full Pell award more than covers two semesters at community colleges, students in accelerated programs often need to take out loans. 

Voters Are Less Sexist Than You Think

Did gender really play a role in Christine Quinn's New York City mayoral primary loss? 

Why Won't Tommy Franks Talk About the Turmoil in Iraq?

Franks, as much as anybody involved in Bush's Mideast campaigns, departed the national scene with his leadership in question. 

Two Candidates, Same Name: The Odd Case of Alaska's Dan Sullivans

Yes, there are two people named Dan Sullivan running for statewide office in Alaska this year.

The Gay Advocates of Gun Rights

Challenging stereotypes about the NRA: "It's not just Christian, redneck, Bible-thumping old white men."

The New Rick Perry

He's hardworking, he's bipartisan, he's recasting himself for 2016.

The Lessons of 2010

After the Democratic debacle in the last midterms, no one can ignore the power of holding the redistricting pen.

Congress Passes One VA Bill—But There Are Still Many More to Go

A long-awaited VA bill is on its way to becoming law, but more work remains to be done.

Senate Border Funding Bill Goes Down

The chamber heads home for recess unable to agree on an immigration measure.

New Poll Shows New Face Leading Race to Replace Gary Peters

Former House members usually have the inside track in primaries, but a new poll from a group supporting a state rep puts Hansen Clarke behind in his comeback attempt.

Full Text of John Kerry, Ban Ki-moon Statement on Gaza Cease-Fire

The U.S. and U.N. have "assurances that all parties have agreed to an unconditional humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza."

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In Moment of Bipartisanship, House Democrats and Republicans Take Action That Leads Nowhere

While House Republicans prepared to vote on a doomed border bill, Democrats took over the floor asking for a vote on comprehensive immigration reform.

Why Some Schools Should Celebrate Being at the Top of Reported Campus Rape Lists

It means the violence is actually being talked about.

The Lessons of 2010

After the Democratic debacle in the last midterms, no one can ignore the power of holding the redistricting pen.

Congress Passes One VA Bill—But There Are Still Many More to Go

A long-awaited VA bill is on its way to becoming law, but more work remains to be done.

Senate Border Funding Bill Goes Down

The chamber heads home for recess unable to agree on an immigration measure.

New Poll Shows New Face Leading Race to Replace Gary Peters

Former House members usually have the inside track in primaries, but a new poll from a group supporting a state rep puts Hansen Clarke behind in his comeback attempt.

Full Text of John Kerry, Ban Ki-moon Statement on Gaza Cease-Fire

The U.S. and U.N. have "assurances that all parties have agreed to an unconditional humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza."

Will the Senate Push John Brennan to Resign From the CIA?

Calls for Brennan’s head began Thursday evening after the spy agency admitted it had hacked into Senate computers.

Judge: U.S. Search Warrants Apply to Emails Stored on Foreign Servers

A district court judge ruled Thursday that Microsoft must comply with law-enforcement demands even for user data stored on servers in Ireland.

The House Is Not Happy With Kevin McCarthy for Delaying Recess

After GOP leadership pulled a border bill and suggested more votes could come, the House let McCarthy hear it.

Ex-Leaders Urge More Russian, Western Dialogue to Avert Ukraine 'Escalation'

Former top Russian and European diplomats are asking their countries' leaders to ramp up cooperation, not eschew it, to resolve a major rift over Ukraine.

The IMF Wants Your Gas to Be More Expensive

Fuel prices don't accurately reflect their environmental impact, the international body says in a new report.

After Delay, House GOP Plans Second Try on Border Bills

Unable to wrangle support, Republicans had to put off votes on immigration measures.

The CDC Just Raised Its Warning Level for U.S. Travel to Three African Countries

Here's what that means.

Russia May be Deploying Missile Tied to Treaty Violation

A U.S. analyst says Russia may be putting a new type of missile into launch-ready position, despite its link to an intensifying nuclear feud with Washington.

Should the Government Be Worried About Stoned Drivers?

Congress is looking into the effects of intoxicated driving, but the jury’s still out on how to best police it.

Meet the 22-Year-Old Who Is Closing the Summer Achievement Gap

Karim Abouelnaga, the founder of Practice Makes Perfect, explains how he became obsessed with the knowledge kids lose during long vacations.

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