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 2018-10-15 22:32 

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Former Senate Intelligence Committee Security Chief Pleads Guilty...

The former head of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee has pleaded guilty to one charge of making false statements to the FBI. The guilty plea, which was announced by the Justice Department on Monday, comes along with a commitment by the govern...

 2018-10-15 22:17 

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Chuck Grassley and Dianne Feinstein Again Sparring Over Judicial Nominations Schedule...

Even with senators having left the Capitol, the battle over the pace of judicial nominations is not slowing down. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, led panel Democrats in protesting the scheduling of nom...

 2018-10-15 22:00 

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Police Investigate Suspicious Letter at Sen. Susan Collins' Home...

Police in Bangor, Maine, are investigating a suspicious letter delivered to Republican Sen. Susan Collin's home there, multiple local outlets reported Monday. Investigators and a hazmat team responded to a call at 1:39 p.m. Monday about the letter, Ba...

 2018-10-15 21:30 

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Trump Vows to Test Warren DNA Himself If Senator Becomes 2020 Opponent...

President Donald Trump now says he wants to personally test the DNA of Sen. Elizabeth Warren if she becomes his Democratic opponent in 2020. Trump said Monday that he does not owe $1 million to charity after the Democratic senator from Massachusetts' ...

 2018-10-15 21:22 

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Democrats Double Down After Eight Years Defending Health Care Law...

Democrats have devoted half their advertising spending in midterm races to health care, according to a report released Monday from a left-leaning group that seeks to protect provisions of Barack Obama's signature 2010 law. The survey of recent polling...

 2018-10-15 21:03 

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Trump PAC Spends More Defending Texas House Seat Than Any Race This Cycle...

The top super PAC aligned with President Donald Trump is releasing another ad Tuesday in Texas' 32nd District, where longtime GOP Rep. Pete Sessions is facing arguably his toughest test for re-election yet against Democrat Colin Allred. America First ...

 2018-10-15 20:42 

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Tuesday Is the Voter Registration Deadline in These States...

If you live in one of 18 states and haven't registered to vote, you've already missed your chance to cast a ballot in the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Other deadlines are fast approaching. Virginia residents, get your postmarks going. Monday is th...

 2018-10-15 20:31 

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As Donald Trump Tours Hurricane Michael Damage With Him, Rick Scott Announces Plan to Skip Campaign Events...

With millions and millions of dollars being spent, Florida's Senate race may keep dominating the airwaves, but both candidates themselves have been spending more of their time on recovery from Hurricane Michael. Florida First Lady Ann Scott announced ...

 2018-10-15 20:12 

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Stick With Senate Farm Bill or Extend Existing Law, Groups Say...

Unless key farm bill negotiators use the Senate version as the template for a new bill, an extension of the now expired 2014 farm law would be better than using the House farm bill as the basis for a conference report, representatives from nutrition, envi...

 2018-10-15 20:11 

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Breaking the Midterm Elections Mode: Both Parties Make it About Trump...

ANALYSIS — For decades, the rule of thumb for campaigns during midterm elections has been the same: When the president is popular, the president's party tries to nationalize the election and the opposition attempts to localize. On the other hand...

 2018-10-15 19:37 

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Fiscal 2018 Deficit Clocks In at $779 Billion, White House Reports...

The federal government ran a $779 billion deficit in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, the largest budget shortfall in six years, the White House reported Monday. The official deficit tally for fiscal 2018 marked a $113 billion increase from the previo...

 2018-10-15 17:55 

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Haaland Applauds Warren as a 'Sister in the Struggle'...

Deb Haaland, a Democratic candidate for Congress in New Mexico, applauded Sen. Elizabeth Warren's, D-Mass., decision to release the results of a genetic test showing Native American ancestry Monday. A victory in November would make Haaland the first N...

 2018-10-15 16:51 

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Democrats Pan Trump's Deference to Saudi King on Journalist's Disappearance...

Democratic lawmakers criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for seeming to siding with Saudi King Salman, who denied during a phone call with the president that his government was involved in the disappearance of a Washington Post journalist. Washing...

 2018-10-15 16:33 

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Word on the Hill: What's Buzzing on Capitol Hill?...

We're all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories. There is life beyond legislating, and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but...

 2018-10-15 16:25 

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Elizabeth Warren to Trump: Pay Up on $1 Million DNA Pledge...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is asking Donald Trump to make good on a $1 million bet, but Trump's memory of the bet is fuzzy. Trump promised to donate $1 million to the charity of Warren's choice if she released the results of a genetic test th...

 2018-10-15 15:17 

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McCarthy Bill Would Fund Border Wall, Boost Speaker Bid...

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has introduced legislation that includes more than $23 billion for President Donald Trump's border security agenda and numerous enforcement provisions aimed at cracking down on sanctuary cities and undocumented cri...

 2018-10-15 15:14 

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Lou Barletta Calls Foul on Bob Casey Pre-Existing Condition Ad...

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Rep. Lou Barletta posted an emotional video on Twitter Sunday, bucking criticism of his vote for an unpopular GOP health care bill. A new ad from Sen. Bob Casey hits Barletta on his vote for the American Health Care Act durin...

 2018-10-15 14:03 

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Arizona Congressional Candidate Greg Stanton Was Victim of Armed Robbery...

Arizona Democratic congressional candidate Greg Stanton was robbed Saturday outside of a Thai restaurant by a man yielding a hatchet-like weapon but says he is fine, according to The Arizona Republic. Police do not have a suspect but Stanton believes the ...

 2018-10-15 13:49 

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Behind the Interest Rate Increases...

Stock market losses and interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve may be making some people jittery especially President Donald Trump. But none of it is abnormal, explains CQ's numbers guru, budget and appropriations editor Peter Cohn....

 2018-10-15 13:20 

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Trump Says Saudi King Salman Denies Knowledge of Missing Journalist...

President Donald Trump appears ready to believe the Saudi king's rejection of charges he had a Washington Post journalist killed, using language almost identical to his statements that he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin's denials of elec...

 2018-10-15 12:30 

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Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Test Results...

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren released the results of a genetic test showing her Native American ancestry dating back "six to ten generations" ahead of a possible 2020 presidential run. "In the Senator's genome, we did find five segm...

 2018-10-15 09:05 

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Impeachment or Bust? Democrats Have Few Options on Kavanaugh Inquiries...

Brett M. Kavanaugh looked bewildered. Sen. Kamala Harris looked perturbed but determined. It was hour ten of the then-Supreme Court nominee's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee early last month, and the California Democrat seemed to have ...

 2018-10-15 09:04 

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You Can't Beat Pelosi With a Nobody...

ANALYSIS — "You can't beat somebody with nobody." That political axiom explains in just six words why Nancy Pelosi is likely to be elected speaker if Democrats retake the House in November. No one has announced plans to challenge the Cal...

 2018-10-15 09:03 

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Three States Get Ready to Vote on Abortion...

Oregon, Alabama and West Virginia voters will face separate ballot initiatives next month aimed at restricting abortion access in those states. These initiatives fit into a larger fight over abortion that continues to heat up. Anti-abortion advocates hope...

 2018-10-15 09:02 

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You'd Think Samuel Beckett Was In Charge of Our Health Care...

OPINION — Finding bipartisan agreement in Congress on a path forward for the Affordable Care Act has been like waiting for Godot. Polls tracking Americans' views have consistently shown an evenly divided public. No single public policy issue cap...

 2018-10-15 09:01 

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One Way to Fix the Child Care Crisis? Look to the Tax Law...

OPINION — America faces a mounting child care crisis. Too many families lack access to safe, affordable and high-quality care for their infants and toddlers. But a small but important provision in last year's tax law, designed to spur investment...

 2018-10-15 09:00 

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They Channel Out-of-Town Outrage...

The president of Herd on the Hill went into a planning meeting and announced the name of her group. Others gasped and grumbled. No press were allowed in the room....

 2018-10-12 23:48 

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Why Trump Spent His Friday Night in Deep-Red Southwest Ohio...

President Donald Trump took his campaign road show to Ohio on Friday, a state that is a microcosm of the fight his Republican Party faces in next month's midterm elections. On the one hand, a recent Suffolk University-Cincinnati Enquirer poll showed a...

 2018-10-12 21:24 

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Pastor Freed From Turkish Prison Will Meet With Trump in Oval Office...

Andrew Brunson, the American pastor who was released by Turkey on Friday, is in "good shape" and will return to U.S. soil on Saturday, President Donald Trump said as he scored another victory. Trump did not speak to reporters as he departed the Wh...

 2018-10-12 20:00 

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Scalise: Threatening to 'Stomp All Over' Opponent's Face Is 'Unacceptable'...

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise criticized a Republican candidate in Pennsylvania who threatened to "stomp all over" his opponent's face while wearing golf spikes. Scott Wagner, who is challenging Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, made the threats i...

 2018-10-12 19:02 

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Congressional Staffers Speak Out...

Shawn Zeller recaps the results of CQ's Capitol Insiders Survey, a poll of congressional staffers about the midterms and other topics, with expert analysis from two former aides to top congressional leaders, Lisa Camooso Miller, who was a spokeswoman ...

 2018-10-12 18:14 

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In His Own Words: Trump Becomes Spokesman-in-Chief as Midterms Near...

ANALYSIS | President Donald Trump on Thursday said Kanye West can "speak for me anytime he wants." But the controversial rapper is one of the few folks doing so lately. Worried Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination was in trouble, Trump d...

 2018-10-12 17:04 

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Republicans Laud Trump after Turkey Releases Pastor Andrew Brunson...

Republican lawmakers lauded President Donald Trump and his administration and Democrats offered words of support after Turkish officials released U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson from custody on Friday. "Thank you President [Trump], [Vice President Mike] Pe...

 2018-10-12 15:16 

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Two Elections: Democrats' Chance of Taking the Senate Fading, House Likely to Flip...

ANALYSIS | The Democrats' chances of netting at least two Senate seats always seemed like a long shot. But a month ago, the stars looked to be aligning for Democrats. Today, those stars tell a different story. With Republican challenger Kevin Cramer o...

 2018-10-12 15:02 

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Seth Moulton's First Child Arrives...

Rep. Seth Moulton is a new father. The Massachusetts Democrat and his wife Liz's first child, Emmy Moulton, arrived on Wednesday in Boston....

 2018-10-12 14:30 

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Want to Build a More Diverse Capitol Hill? Start With the Staff...

OPINION — Diversity is a driving force behind a changing America: People of color now represent almost 40 percent of the U.S. population. Yet somehow, a new Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies report shows that they make up merely 13.7 p...

 2018-10-12 14:17 

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No to 'Ambassador Ivanka' — President Signals Daughter Won't Be UN Envoy...

President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to signal he will not nominate his daughter, Ivanka Trump, to be the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. He used a tweet to say it is "nice" that "everyone" wants his daughter to be the U.S....

 2018-10-12 13:43 

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Beto O'Rourke Smashes Senate Race Fundraising Record with Nearly $40 Million Haul...

Texas Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke raised a record $38.1 million in the third quarter, the campaign announced Friday, nearly tripling his overall fundraising haul for the cycle. The blockbuster quarter surpasses the record for the la...

 2018-10-12 13:37 

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Word on the Hill: What's Buzzing on Capitol Hill?...

We're all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for good stories. Some of the best are ones we come across while reporting the big stories. There is life beyond legislating, and this is the place for those stories. We look for them, but...

 2018-10-12 13:29 

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Rep. Chris Collins Will Face Trial In 2020...

New York Rep. Chris Collins, who faces insider trading charges stemming from his investment in an Australian biotech company, will get his day in court on Feb. 3, 2020. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Hartman repeatedly asked to move up the trial date, stat...

 2018-10-12 13:25 

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GOP-Held Illinois District Pounded with Outside Money as Election Nears...

Outside groups are descending on Illinois' 6th District just weeks before the midterm elections — and bringing their money with them — as six-term GOP Rep. Peter Roskam tries to stave off a bid from Democratic environmental entrepreneur Se...

 2018-10-12 13:18 

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Sen. Sherrod Brown Breaks Ohio Fundraising Record...

Weeks before election day, Sen. Sherrod Brown has raised $27.1 million, an Ohio record, the Dayton Daily News reported Thursday. That total eclipses Sen. Rob Portman's historic $25.8 million haul in 2016....

 2018-10-12 12:28 

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California Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Sen. Dianne Feinstein...

A California man has been charged with threatening to kill Sen. Dianne Feinstein amid the pitched partisan battle over the confirmation process of new associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office c...

 2018-10-12 12:15 

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Rohrabacher Says Trump Will Liberalize Marijuana Policy After Midterms...

President Donald Trump's administration will work to relax federal marijuana laws and regulations after the midterms, according to one of his staunchest Republican defenders in the House. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California told Fox Business on Thursd...

 2018-10-12 09:05 

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Words and Deeds Can Come Back to Haunt Incumbents in Tight Races...

Incumbency comes with benefits, but in a throw-the-bums-out kind of year, it also offers sitting lawmakers one potential major disadvantage on the campaign trail: a voting record on Capitol Hill. Political opponents can, and do, weaponize one vote, one po...

 2018-10-12 09:04 

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Swift Winds From the West...

It's been almost 10 years since Kanye West and Taylor Swift began to bicker. Remember? Beyonc had just made one of the best music videos. OF. ALL. TIME. Here's the timeline from then until now — the moment the Swift-Kanye conflict broke the ...

 2018-10-12 09:03 

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If Amazon Can Raise the Minimum Wage, Why Can't Congress?...

OPINION — As the country awaits an announcement about where Amazon's next headquarters will be located, there is equally big news coming from the online giant — they're rightfully raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour. This is a bi...

 2018-10-11 23:25 

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Senate Starting Campaign Recess Two Weeks Early, Gone Through Midterm Election...

Senate leaders on Thursday reached an agreement to accelerate consideration of several judicial nominations — a deal that will allow the chamber to depart two weeks early for its midterm campaign recess. The Senate will recess through the Nov. 6 ele...

 2018-10-11 21:06 

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MacArthur Narrowly Ahead in New Jersey's 3rd District, Poll Shows...

New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur narrowly led his Democratic opponent in the Republican campaign's polling of the 3rd District. MacArthur led Andy Kim 44 to 40 percent in the survey from National Research Inc. Kim was a National Security Council staffer ...

 2018-10-11 20:27 

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Library of Congress Collects, Ranks Internet's Most Popular Meme ... For Science...

The Library of Congress, the largest library in the world, has crunched the numbers on the web's most commonly used memes. The library released two new datasets today based on archival information it gathered on two websites: GIPHY, a repository of GI...

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