On gun rights, GOP field finds a rallying cry

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The near-unanimity in supporting the Second Amendment — even among candidates who don’t own firearms — underscores the importance of guns in modern-day conservatism.

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GOP budget plan has a surprise among list of cuts for federal employees

Budget proposals could lead to cuts not just for feds but also to the services they provide taxpayers.

Martin O’Malley: Presidency not a ‘crown’ to be shared by 2 families

Martin O’Malley: Presidency not a ‘crown’ to be shared by 2 families

Democrat who may challenge Clinton in 2016 strikes a combative tone in appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”

Gov. Pence defends religious freedom bill amid continued criticism

Gov. Pence defends religious freedom bill amid continued criticism

Critics of the new law say it allows businesses to discriminate against gays by denying them service.

Why the backlash against Indiana and not other states with similar laws? Timing.

Why the backlash against Indiana and not other states with similar laws? Timing.

Eighteen of the 19 other state measures like Indiana’s pre-date the 2013 Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage.

10 Senate seats considered most likely to switch parties in 2016

Sen. Harry Reid’s retirement shakes things up, but the field for both parties is still very much taking shape.

5 political stories to make your Sunday better

5 political stories to make your Sunday better

Good news for people used to bad news.

Young people vote less often, but it’s not quite so simple

Graphing turnout data by age and race.

On gun rights, GOP field finds a rallying cry

On gun rights, GOP field finds a rallying cry

The near-unanimity in supporting the Second Amendment — even among candidates who don’t own firearms — underscores the importance of guns in modern-day conservatism.

Why the chaos in Yemen could force Obama to take a harder line with Iran

Why the chaos in Yemen could force Obama to take a harder line with Iran

The administration is facing pressure to confront Iran’s use of proxy militant groups across the Middle East.

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A GOP governor not running for president has ideas for politicians who are

A GOP governor not running for president has ideas for politicians who are

Michigan’s Snyder advises: Focus on problems, not blame-game politics and old governing models.

Harry Reid and the increasingly rare Mormon Democrat

Harry Reid and the increasingly rare Mormon Democrat

The church’s members are moving to the right.

Bush and Rubio might swing Florida for the GOP. It probably wouldn’t matter, though.

Bush and Rubio might swing Florida for the GOP. It probably wouldn’t matter, though.

Home state swings are real, but the idea of swinging presidencies is more fantasy

Harry Reid to lay aside gloves, retire from Senate

Harry Reid to lay aside gloves, retire from Senate

The Democratic leader is known as a tenacious fighter and a master of legislative tactics.

How to trim deficits: Cut federal employee retirement and health care

How to trim deficits: Cut federal employee retirement and health care

A GOP plan would lower rates of return and increase the employee’s share of health costs.

Woman who cut baby from womb won’t be charged with murder over its death

Woman who cut baby from womb won’t be charged with murder over its death

Police say Dynel Lane lured her victim with a Craiglist ad offering baby clothes. The 7-month fetus died as a result of the attack.

Senate Democrats pass the battle axe

Senate Democrats pass the battle axe

Hours after announcing his decision to forgo another reelection battle, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) endorsed his top deputy, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) to assume the Democratic leader’s chair in 2017. Schumer’s path to the top suggests little wane in the partisan divisions that have coarsened the ways of doing business in the Senate in recent years.

Two states join Colorado as it defends its marijuana law against suit

Two states join Colorado as it defends its marijuana law against suit

The three states are asking the Supreme Court to ignore a lawsuit from Nebraska and Oklahoma over Colorado’s law.

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Texas Roundup: Ted Cruz's big week

Texas Roundup: Ted Cruz's big week

One name largely dominated the week in Texas politics – Ted Cruz. The launch of his 2016 presidential campaign filled the headlines. Meanwhile, in the legislature, lawmakers were busy working on the budget and tax cuts.

19 states have ‘religious freedom’ laws like Indiana’s, yet no one is boycotting

19 states have ‘religious freedom’ laws like Indiana’s, yet no one is boycotting

The majority of states with some version of the law are clustered in the south and the east.

Your clip-n-save guide to likely 2016 candidates’ Senate ‘vote-a-rama’ votes

Your clip-n-save guide to likely 2016 candidates’ Senate ‘vote-a-rama’ votes

A breakdown of all 43 votes from the six possible 2016 candidates.

The 10 most competitive Senate races in 2016

The 10 most competitive Senate races in 2016

Yes, Nevada is on there!

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Harry Reid through the years

Harry Reid through the years

The Senate minority leader announced that he will not run for reelection in 2016. PostTV took a look back at Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) time serving in the Senate.

The remarkably unlikely success of Harry Reid

The remarkably unlikely success of Harry Reid

How a soft-spoken, charisma-challenged pol rose to the top.

Iowa’s governor doesn’t seem to understand what a smartphone is or how e-mail works

Iowa’s governor doesn’t seem to understand what a smartphone is or how e-mail works

There’s a mini-scandal in Iowa over whether or not the governor actually uses e-mail. (But he is on Meerkat.)

Inside the big GOP fight over the influential Export-Import Bank

Inside the big GOP fight over the influential Export-Import Bank

Most 2016 hopefuls side with the Koch-backed network in a rare public fight with the Chamber of Commerce.

The best late-night jokes about Ted Cruz

Fallon, Stewart, and Letterman on Cruz’s candidacy.

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Obama to 'make the most' of Reid's remaining time in office

Obama to 'make the most' of Reid's remaining time in office

At the White House briefing Friday, press secretary Josh Earnest declined to share the president's endorsement for any possible replacement for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who announced he would not run for reelection.

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Obama discusses 'The Wire' with creator David Simon

Obama discusses 'The Wire' with creator David Simon

President Obama and David Simon, the creator of HBO’s "The Wire," discussed the show that Obama called "one of the greatest pieces of art in the last couple of decades," and the effects of the war on drugs.

DC: Harry Reid is retiring! America: Who is Larry Reed?

DC: Harry Reid is retiring! America: Who is Larry Reed?

In polling, large numbers of Americans seem not to know who Harry Reid is.

Want to know who has visited the White House? Here’s how.

Want to know who has visited the White House? Here’s how.

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Why your dreams of a cushy ambassadorship can still come true

Why your dreams of a cushy ambassadorship can still come true

Billionaires’ big bucks for super PACs won’t freeze lesser campaign bundlers out of great jobs.

21 highlights from Harry Reid’s political career

21 highlights from Harry Reid’s political career

From choking out a would-be briber to ‘that’s a clown question, bro.’

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Hosts find hilarity in Cruz’s bid

Hosts find hilarity in Cruz’s bid

Comedians couldn’t resist taking a few jabs at Ted Cruz announcing that he’s running for president.

O’Malley, eyeing White House run, is booked Sunday on ‘This Week’

O’Malley, eyeing White House run, is booked Sunday on ‘This Week’

The former Maryland governor will get some national exposure on the talk-show circuit.

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Ben Affleck gives nod to 'Batman' 'co-star' Sen. Leahy

Ben Affleck gives nod to 'Batman' 'co-star' Sen. Leahy

Speaking on the Hill Thursday, actor Ben Affleck made reference to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)'s small role in "The Dark Knight Rises." Affleck is expected to play Batman in the 2016 film "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Harry Reid: The king of C-SPAN

And often, his appearances were nothing short of thrilling.