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Congressman spreads gospel on Capitol Hill

Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mississippi has found a way to inject new meaning into constituent service – by obliging a request to distribute Bibles to his colleagues in Congress, all 534 of them. | 08/06/14 19:45:52 By - By Greg Gordon and Patrick Ochs

Top 10 List: Senators most likely to lose

The senators most likely to lose their seats in November _ in order of endangered status _ are Democratic Sens. John Walsh of Montana, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Kay Hagan of North Carolina, according to a top 10 list from Roll Call on Tuesday. | 08/06/14 05:59:32 By -

Roberts turns back tea party challenge in Kansas

Veteran Sen. Pat Roberts turned back a tea party challenge from Dr. Milton Wolf Tuesday in the Kansas Republican Senate primary, the latest in a series of setbacks this year for the grassroots movement. | 08/05/14 23:19:27 By - By David Lightman

Democrats heat up political war on immigration.

The political war over immigration policy heated up Monday, as Democrats began running ads against six House of Representatives Republicans who represent districts where the issue appears to be crucial. | 08/04/14 09:51:45 By - By David Lightman

Barbs traded in Kentucky U.S. Senate race; candidate announces run for governor

Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell traded barbs, James Comer announced he will run for governor and Rand Paul read poetry. | 08/03/14 07:47:06 By - Sam Youngman

California’s Rep. McClintock: People ‘always know where I stand’

Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., now has a law to his name. | 08/01/14 17:04:12 By - By Michael Doyle

Obama’s crackdown on leakers damages constitutional protections, activists say

Recent revelations of the U.S. government’s pervasive surveillance program and its crackdown on leaks are making it increasingly difficult for American journalists and lawyers to do their jobs, the advocacy group Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union said in a report released Monday. | 08/01/14 11:38:08 By - By Vera Bergengruen

CIA admits it broke into Senate computers; senators call for spy chief’s ouster

An internal CIA investigation confirmed allegations that agency personnel improperly intruded into a protected database used by Senate Intelligence Committee staff to compile a scathing report on the agency’s detention and interrogation program, prompting bipartisan outrage and at least two calls for spy chief John Brennan to resign. | 08/01/14 11:37:44 By - By Jonathan S. Landay and Ali Watkins

Cantor will resign from Congress August 18

Eric Cantor, no longer the second-ranking House Republican, said Friday he’ll leave Congress August 18. | 08/01/14 08:54:16 By - By David Lightman

House extends session to try again on child immigrant bill Obama vows to veto

In a stunning series of stops and starts to resolve the border crisis Thursday, the House of Representatives debated a bill to help resolve the flow of unaccompanied children over the southeastern border, then GOP leaders, facing defeat, pulled it from the floor only to reverse course after an outcry from supporters. | 07/31/14 19:31:31 By - By Maria Recio

Clinton tops potential ‘16 GOP rivals in crucial Ohio

Hillary Clinton is leading potential Republican challengers in the key state of Ohio in 2016 matchups, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. | 07/31/14 12:32:18 By - By David Lightman

Sen. Hagan pushes paid family leave

Few Americans have employers who give them paid family leave. | 07/30/14 19:31:52 By - By Renee Schoof

Bipartisan bill would tighten rules on campus sexual assault

A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced legislation to streamline how colleges handle cases of sexual assault. | 07/30/14 17:54:24 By - By Stephanie Haven

Pass the salt: Breakfast with Paul Ryan

Will the GOP’s number-two on the 2012 ticket look to head it in 2016? | 07/30/14 13:23:31 By - By Kevin G. Hall

Senate bill would overhaul NSA surveillance

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Tuesday to halt the federal government’s bulk collection of American’s telephone and Internet information. | 07/29/14 19:34:28 By - By William Douglas

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