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Law enforcement officers line up on the lawn on the east side of the U.S. Capitol during the 32nd annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service.

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Law enforcement officers line up on the lawn on the east side of the U.S. Capitol during the 32nd annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service.

Congressional Power Upset Unlikely: Cook’s Wasserman and Duffy

The way things stand, don’t look for an upset of congressional control next year. That’s the  way some of the most expert readers of the district-by-district and state-by-state tea leaves see it. Jennifer Duffy and David Wasserman of the Cook...

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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky in Washington, D.C.

Paul: De Facto Republican Leader? — Political World Abhors a Vacuum

Credit McKay Coppins at BuzzFeed with an arresting take on Sen. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican whom, he suggests, is becoming the de facto leader of the Republican Party. He opens with an anecdote about Paul, the most outspoken of...

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks to the media flanked by fellow members of Congress on Capitol Hill on Dec. 5, 2012.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks to the media flanked by fellow members of Congress on Capitol Hill on Dec. 5, 2012.

Pelosi’s Team: `Looks Like America’

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, “beaming with pride” at the “diversity” among her party’s leadership, today introduced the new top Democrats on House committees. Pelosi spoke to reporters after the House Democratic Caucus elected Nita Lowey to be the top...

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, right, listens to House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, during a news conference on the Capitol on Dec. 5, 2012.

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, right, listens to House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, during a news conference on the Capitol on Dec. 5, 2012.

Boehner: Breaking Ranks is Costly, Says One of the Already Punished

 Written with James Rowley Rep. Tim Huelskamp, one of the four Republicans shunned from prime House committees for opposing their leaders, says Speaker John Boehner warned his rank-and-file members that more lawmakers could be punished for not being team players....

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan during a hearing on Capitol Hill.

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan during a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Could Ryan Lose Budget Chair Too? – VP Candidate a `Special Case’

House Republicans have begun eyeing Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s gavel in the event the Wisconsin Republican is elected vice president on Nov. 6. “There are several that are interested,” says Oklahoma Republican James Lankford, who sits on the panel....

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