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  • House staffer arrested for carrying concealed weapon at Capitol

    A staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman was arrested Friday for carrying a concealed weapon inside the Capitol complex.

  • EPA proposes limits on Alaska mine project

    The EPA proposed restrictions on building a large copper-and-gold mine Friday slated for a watershed in southwest Alaska that's pitted environmental groups and industry against each other regarding the EPA's authority to veto such projects.

  • Democrats use Hobby Lobby defeat as a rallying cry for November midterms

    Democrats are hoping to turn the Obama administration's defeat in the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby ruling into big political wins come November.

  • Big Ideas: On basketball, prisons and Kansas

    Do some people think taxes don't affect economic choices? If so, they should talk to Trevor Ariza and the Washington Wizards.

  • How to shore up the highway fund

    The Highway Trust Fund is broken. Slated to run out of money by Aug. 1, the fund has relied on an 18.4-cent per gallon gasoline tax last raised in 1993.

  • What's in a name? For politicians, a lot

    When Dave Brat scored a shocking primary win last month over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the media quickly labeled the upstart a Tea Party hero. The Tea Party's success has prompted Republicans to rethink how they're branded.

  • Roads are in bad shape, but just how bad?

    Transportation funding relies on data, but White House's recent rating of "poor"-condition roads in D.C. shows the numbers are all over the lot.

  • GOP governors face headwinds in traditional strongholds

    After sweeping into 12 Democrat-held governors mansions in 2010, the GOP is now at risk of losing much of that ground in this election cycle.

  • Republicans blast Obama for fundraising after jetliner crash in Ukraine

    President Obama's decision to go forward with two fundraisers in New York just hours after a Malaysian airliner was apparently shot down in Ukraine and Israel launched a ground war in Gaza is giving critics new ammunition for attacks on his leadership.

  • Battle cry of the South: Take over House GOP leadership

    Once a month for the last six months, a group of House Republicans from the South has gathered for dinner at RT's Restaurant, an old-school Cajun joint across the river from Washington in Alexandria, Va.



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