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If Aide-Kissing Congressman Doesn't Quit, Voters Will Decide Fate

Friday, April 11, 2014

As of this writing, Rep. Vance McAllister is still a congressman representing his northeastern Louisiana district. And that's part of the problem for a GOP establishment that would like him gone.

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5 Things To Know About Obama's Nominee For Health Secretary

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the president's pick to replace retiring HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, has small-town roots and big-time government experience.

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Obama And Al Sharpton: An Odd Couple Who Make Political Sense

Thursday, April 10, 2014

For the cautious president and the free-wheeling reverend, there's a political symbiosis that comes from sharing the same stage.

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Luci Baines Johnson: Vietnam War 'Lanced' LBJ's Gut Every Night

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NPR's Don Gonyea spoke to LBJ's younger daughter about the personal costs of the presidency. "It was his cross to bear, and we felt it very much at home as well as in a public way," she says.

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'Kissing Congressman' Video Puts Scandal In Unusual Focus

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A video of married Rep. Vance McAllister in a passionate embrace with a co-worker has put his job in peril. In a prudent move, he decided against pursuing an FBI investigation into who leaked it.

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Holder Plays Asparagus Card Against GOP Antagonist

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

When a Texas Republican congressman criticized Eric Holder Tuesday, the attorney general hit him with a dose of snark.

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Congressman's Lament: $174,000 Isn't Enough To Make Ends Meet

Friday, April 04, 2014

Rep. Jim Moran argues that members of Congress are underpaid. His claim has been greeted with derision, but there's evidence the cost of living in D.C. makes it tough for members of modest means.

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As Obamacare Deadline Nears, Louisiana Gets Special Attention

Thursday, March 27, 2014

With enrollment numbers lagging, residents getting bombarded with anti-ACA ads and a close Senate race serving as a backdrop, the state was the focus of a White House conference call Thursday.

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Selfies In Red Square? Not For These American Politicians

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Russia imposed a travel ban on nine Americans Thursday. The group, which included six members of Congress, mocked Moscow in response.

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Robert Strauss, Former Party Chairman And Power Broker, Dies At 95

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Strauss, a well-connected Texas lawyer who served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, advised presidents from both parties.

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Republicans Point To Reid As A Symbol Of What's Wrong In D.C.

Friday, March 07, 2014

The Senate Democratic leader's sharp attacks on political opponents have led Republicans to call him "detestable" and a "bully." But not enough Americans know Harry Reid to make him a useful villain.

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All Things Considered

Senate Democrats Defect On Obama Civil Rights Nominee

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The clash over attorney Debo Adegbile's Justice Dept. nomination pitted powerful law enforcement interests against the civil rights community.

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How To Pick A Candidate In Texas: Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Faced with a long ballot on Tuesday, Texas Democrats chose a complete unknown with an agreeable name as their favorite in a down-ballot statewide race.

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Hillary Clinton's Political Acumen And Other Tidbits From New Docs

Friday, February 28, 2014

The new documents from the Clinton Presidential Library shed little new light on the former first lady, but they did provide a flashbacks to the political climate of the period.

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Another Bush Takes Aim At Texas Office And Family Dynasty

Friday, February 28, 2014

George P. Bush is the son of a governor, and grandson and nephew of presidents. On Tuesday, he's running for an elective office in Texas — and there's already talk he has his eye on higher office.

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Seth Rogen Tees Off On Senators Who Walked Out On His Testimony

Thursday, February 27, 2014

When the comic addressed a U.S. Senate subcommittee about Alzheimer's disease Wednesday, the experience was anything but typical.

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Debbie Dingell Poised To Keep U.S. House Seat In The Family

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Despite Rep. John Dingell's assertion that he and his wife "are coming home" when he retires at the end of the year, Debbie Dingell is expected to announce Friday her intention to run for his seat.

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Talking History: Black Senators Celebrate Their Legacy

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

To mark Black History Month, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott brought five current and former African-American senators together for a historic event at the Library of Congress.

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The Lessons Of John Dingell's Departure

Monday, February 24, 2014

It's remarkable that an accomplished legislator like Dingell, a Michigan Democrat who is the longest serving member of Congress in history, stayed so long into an era of congressional dysfunction.

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Edwin Edwards: Governor, Convict, Reality TV Star — Congressman?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The colorful former Louisiana governor is contemplating a run for Congress, three years after finishing up an eight-year federal prison term — and after a star turn in a reality show.

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