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Sen. Lamar Alexander held off a strong challenge by Tea Party-backed State Sen. Joe Carr. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Lamar Alexander Wins Tennessee Primary Fight

Veteran GOP lawmaker was facing challenges from several Tea Party candidates.

08/07/2014

16.3 billion measure would alleviate long wait times and hire extra staffers for VA hospitals. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

House Approves VA Health Care Overhaul

Senate expected to pass the $16.3 billion bill.

07/30/2014

Wikipedia entry on Donald Rumsfeld was edited to say he was an "alien lizard who eats Mexican babies." (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Wikipedia Blocks Page Edits From Congress

Donald Rumsfeld bio was edited to say the former defense secretary is an “alien lizard.”

07/25/2014

Concerns about undocumented immigrant children at the border have prompted protests, like this one on July 4 in Murrieta, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Guatemalan President: ‘I Would Not Find A Reason To Treat Some In One Way, And Others Differently’

Pilot program would give refugee status to young people from Honduras.

07/24/2014

Party-line Rules Committee vote clears the way for the House to vote on a Republican lawsuit against President Obama. (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

House Panel Clears Way For Vote On Obama Lawsuit

Rules Committee vote was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed.

07/24/2014

Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann says her experience in the 2012 GOP primary would be a boon if she decides to run for president in 2016. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Bachmann: I’m Considering Another White House Run

Minnesota Congresswoman says she would run a stronger campaign than her bid for the 2012 Republican nomination.

07/23/2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama's use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a sharp contrast with Republicans on an issue that could play a leading role in the next presidential campaign.  (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation)

Pat Schroeder: Hillary Clinton Would Face ‘Subdued Sexism’

Former Congresswoman says the former Secretary of State would face “a lot of sexism” if she runs for president.

07/22/2014

File photo of Capitol Hill building. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Passes $20 Billion Bill That Cuts IRS Tax Enforcement

GOP House measure also cuts healthy food initiative championed by Michelle Obama.

07/16/2014

File photo of the U.S. Capitol Building. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Dems Growing More Anxious About Lack Of Incendiary Material Against GOP Ahead Of Midterm Elections

As the nation’s midsection has grown more conservative and Republican, Democrats have sometimes had to rest their hopes on well-positioned GOP contenders imploding with their own politically off-key statements.

07/14/2014

"Hard Choices" has been the No. 1-selling nonfiction hardcover on The New York Times' list for three straight weeks but has slipped to 57 on Amazon.com. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Sales Of Clinton Book Slip In Third Week

Hillary Clinton’s “Hard Choices” sold 26,000 copies in its third week of publication, compare to 80,000 copies sold in first week.

07/03/2014

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