Clinton e-mails sought in subpoena

Hillary Clinton, Rep. Gowdy (top right), and Rep. Chaffetz (Getty, AP)

Critics say the former secretary of state’s use of a private server gave her power over public documents.

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State attorneys general are more and more powerful. Is that a problem?

State attorneys general are more and more powerful. Is that a problem?

The increasing activism of state attorneys general offers promise and peril.

Congressman hit with purse of Sheldon Adelson’s wife signs on to Adelson anti-online gaming bill

Congressman hit with purse of Sheldon Adelson’s wife signs on to Adelson anti-online gaming bill

Congressman forever connected to Sheldon Adelson through policy and purses.

Why Hillary Clinton probably isn’t sweating this email stuff, in three charts

Why Hillary Clinton probably isn’t sweating this email stuff, in three charts

The gap between Hillary and everyone else is astonishing.

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State Dept. defends Clinton e-mail account

State Dept. defends Clinton e-mail account

In a tense exchange with reporters Wednesday, State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf denied anything inappropriate occurred after revelations that former secretary of state Hillary Clinton used a private e-mail account for work.

Wealthy fans could lift Marco Rubio in 2016 campaign

Wealthy fans could lift Marco Rubio in 2016 campaign

Despite Jeb Bush, donors in Florida and elsewhere are willing to give as much as eight-figure sums.

Kathleen Matthews, Marriott exec and former anchor, eyes Van Hollen seat

Mikulski’s plans to retire from the Senate has opened up opportunities for other Maryland politicians.

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Climate change irony is 'hilarious,' senator deadpans

Climate change irony is 'hilarious,' senator deadpans

Talk of receding ice opening up new oil exploration opportunities prompted Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to note "a bit of an ironic situation," during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing Thursday.

Colorado gets sued by a third group over marijuana legalization

Colorado gets sued by a third group over marijuana legalization

As with the previous challenges, the state is accused of violating federal law and the constitution.

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Campaign 2016: Mark Everson 'A Letter to America'

Campaign 2016: Mark Everson 'A Letter to America'

Former IRS commissioner Mark Everson entered the 2016 presidential race with this ad.

Mark Everson enters the 2016 race, because sometimes random people run for president

Mark Everson enters the 2016 race, because sometimes random people run for president

To answer your question: He’s a former IRS commissioner.

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Rep. Sessions: Illegal immigrants released by Obama committ murder everyday

Rep. Sessions: Illegal immigrants released by Obama committ murder everyday

House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) claims that there is a murder committed “every day” in cities across the nation by an illegal immigrant released by the Obama administration.

Hillary Clinton’s tweet isn’t going to solve her e-mail problem. Not even close.

Hillary Clinton’s tweet isn’t going to solve her e-mail problem. Not even close.

It suggests she doesn’t grasp the extent of the problem.

Jon Stewart compares Hillary Clinton’s e-mail strategy to Doritos

Jon Stewart compares Hillary Clinton’s e-mail strategy to Doritos

The “Daily Show” host also says the “Dirty Rodham scandal” won’t do much to change voters’ opinion of her.

Tired of shutdown battles? This bill would end them for good.

Tired of shutdown battles? This bill would end them for good.

The proposal would automatically extend existing funding levels whenever Congress fails to pass appropriations. Would Republicans support such a measure?

A ‘battle for Seattle’ between two airlines is fueling huge growth

A ‘battle for Seattle’ between two airlines is fueling huge growth

Delta wants to use Seattle as a hub for its growing Asia business. Alaska is zealously guarding its home turf. The results have been great for passengers.

Lawmaker says immigrants released by Obama commit a murder a day

Lawmaker says immigrants released by Obama commit a murder a day

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) earned 4 Pinocchios for making an assertion that lacks any basis in fact.

Texan Will Hurd defies the odds for House Republicans. Can he last?

Texan Will Hurd defies the odds for House Republicans. Can he last?

He’s one of two African-Americans in the GOP caucus, and nearly 70 percent of his constituents are Latino.

Clinton e-mails sought in subpoena

Clinton e-mails sought in subpoena

Critics say the former secretary of state’s use of a private server gave her power over public documents.

Amid Clinton controversies, Democrats yearn for an alternative

Amid Clinton controversies, Democrats yearn for an alternative

Martin O’Malley tries to step into the breach as he heads to New Hampshire this weekend.

White House counts on Sen. Wyden to deliver on a trade deal

White House counts on Sen. Wyden to deliver on a trade deal

Despite the Oregon Democrat’s commitment, current prospects for a bipartisan accord seem grim.

Same-sex marriages halt again in Alabama

Same-sex marriages halt again in Alabama

State’s Supreme Court issues ruling that ignores federal judge. It sparks chaos and new legal challenges.

Supreme Court justices split in key challenge to Obamacare subsidies

Supreme Court justices split in key challenge to Obamacare subsidies

Justices are weighing the most serious challenge to the Affordable Care Act since they upheld it three years ago.

Insurgent bloc of House conservatives proving to be a thorn in Boehner’s side

Insurgent bloc of House conservatives proving to be a thorn in Boehner’s side

The Freedom Caucus, unwilling to give an inch in opposing Obama, is poised to bring Congress to a halt.

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Ed Gillespie: Can he get by with a little help from his wealthy friends?

Ed Gillespie: Can he get by with a little help from his wealthy friends?

A fundraiser is being organized to help him retire campaign debt, but he still may lose a pile of money.

House committee subpoenas e-mails from Clinton’s personal account

House committee subpoenas e-mails from Clinton’s personal account

The move escalates a clash that could complicate the Democratic front-runner’s likely bid for president.

Harold Varmus stepping down as head of National Cancer Institute

Harold Varmus stepping down as head of National Cancer Institute

Varmus, a Nobel Prize winner, is leaving after five years.

Senate votes to kill NLRB rule that speeded votes on union representation

Senate votes to kill NLRB rule that speeded votes on union representation

Critics say the rule unfairly hamstrung employers; President Obama threatens to veto the measure.

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Obamacare’s next battle

Obamacare’s next battle

Here’s a look at the new case the Affordable Care Act is facing in the Supreme Court.

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Sessions and EPA official spar over funding

Sessions and EPA official spar over funding

During a Senate hearing on the 2016 budget, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy sparred over climate change statistics and requested funding for the EPA.

6 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

6  things you didn’t read today (but should have)

Good Wednesday reads.

Support for using ground troops against the Islamic State is increasing

Support for using ground troops against the Islamic State is increasing

Quinnipiac puts support at a two-to-one margin.

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Holder on Ferguson: 'Some of those protesters were right'

Holder on Ferguson: 'Some of those protesters were right'

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. detailed the findings of a civil rights investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., police department, saying there is an "implicit and explicit racial bias" that accounts for the hostile relations between law enforcement and residents.

Oversight panel slams government official over use of personal e-mails

Oversight panel slams government official over use of personal e-mails

House Oversight slams agency head for using personal e-mails to do official business. Sound familiar?

The remarkable Republican takeover of state legislatures, in 1 chart

The remarkable Republican takeover of state legislatures, in 1 chart

It’s a grim one for Democrats.

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General leaves door open to altering Afghanistan drawdown plan

General leaves door open to altering Afghanistan drawdown plan

During a testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Gen. John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, was asked how confident he was in all U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

Turnout in Los Angeles’ city elections was terrible. That’s, sadly, nothing new.

Turnout in Los Angeles’ city elections was terrible. That’s, sadly, nothing new.

But the people who bothered to vote voted to change that.