Vulnerable Democrats wary of Syria policy

Sen. Mark Begich is one of the most vulnerable Democrats seeking reelection this fall.

DEBRIEF | Signs of reluctance among some Democrats to support the commander in chief on a conflict abroad demonstrates just how much the politics of war have changed since the last time Congress was asked to authorize war actions.

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Attention Biden alumni! Scheduled reunion Tuesday postponed. Joe’s in. . . Iowa.

Attention Biden alumni! Scheduled reunion Tuesday postponed. Joe’s in. . . Iowa.

First Joe Biden had a conference call with former staff. Then a reunion was scheduled (but postponed) for Tuesday. Now he’s headed to Iowa. So not running?

With California lawmaker’s resignation, only two current state senators remain under investigation

With California lawmaker’s resignation, only two current state senators remain under investigation

Also, number of days California has gone without a lawmaker being arrested: 174.

Hispanic, black groups worry about low midterm turnout

Caucuses urging Congress, Obama to act on immigration legislation ahead of the election.

It’s past 10 p.m. Do you know where your speaker of the House is?

It’s past 10 p.m. Do you know where your speaker of the House is?

A day in the life of the speaker of the House

How are citizens made?

How are citizens made?

A close look at the Ethiopian case shows the state and citizens themselves create identity and citizenship.

The Daily Show noticed that Lindsey Graham is not a fan of understatement

The Daily Show noticed that Lindsey Graham is not a fan of understatement

The South Carolina senator has a history of framing policy choices in the most terrifying terms.

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A day with Speaker Boehner

A day with Speaker Boehner

Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and his staff released a video of a glimpse at his daily routine during and outside business hours at the Capitol.

Ukraine’s breakaway region may endure

Ukraine’s breakaway region may endure

Many U.S. commenters ridicule the idea that the Ukraine rebels’ breakaway region of “Novorossiya” could become a real political entity. But the history of other breakaway regions in the former USSR and Eastern Europe suggests that it will stick around for many decades.

Outsider politicians in Latin America and Europe

Outsider politicians in Latin America and Europe

Europe’s traditional parties might learn a lesson from Latin America in the 90s as outsider parties threaten for political influence.

Good news for Senate Democrats. Maybe.

In key races, the polls look better than the fundamentals

More fallout from VA, IRS scandals hitting federal employees

More fallout from VA, IRS scandals hitting federal employees

Vote to limit appeal rights of career federal executives is planned as Congress prepares to leave for campaigns.

Eric Holder’s accomplishing a major goal soon, so does that mean he’s moving on?

Eric Holder’s accomplishing a major goal soon, so does that mean he’s moving on?

As Eric Holder completes his goal of visiting every U.S. attorney in the country, is he preparing to go?

People are united on the Islamic State. Enjoy it while it lasts (because it won’t).

People are united on the Islamic State. Enjoy it while it lasts (because it won’t).

A polarized American public is just beneath the surface.

Attack ads claim education cuts

Attack ads claim education cuts

Thom Tillis (R) is being hammered for $500 million in education cuts, but that number is being taken out of context.

FBI’s D.C. field office at center of efforts to get U.S. hostages home

The field office, the second-largest in the FBI, manages the Syria portfolio.

Vulnerable Democrats wary of Syria policy

Vulnerable Democrats wary of Syria policy

DEBRIEF | Signs of reluctance among some Democrats to support the commander in chief on a conflict abroad demonstrates just how much the politics of war have changed since the last time Congress was asked to authorize war actions.

In understanding malnutrition, seasons matter.

In understanding malnutrition, seasons matter.

What do rainy seasons and storms have to do with malnutrition and how policy makers can combat it? Everything.

Fine Print: Hill has to step lively, wisely on Islamic State

Fine Print: Hill has to step lively, wisely on Islamic State

Obama wants lawmakers on board in the fight, but that means striking a balance between restrictions, reality.

Obama faces test in rallying support for his foreign policy

Obama faces test in rallying support for his foreign policy

Public doubts are increasing about the president’s response to crises in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.

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In the Loop: Remember that Obamacare thing?

In the Loop: Remember that Obamacare thing?

The fight over the health-care law just isn’t what it used to be.

115,000 immigrants to lose health insurance coverage

115,000 immigrants to lose health insurance coverage

Federal health officials say those who lose coverage can reapply to regain coverage, if eligible.

A long-shot bid in 2016 may suit Martin O’Malley

A long-shot bid in 2016 may suit Martin O’Malley

It wouldn’t be the first time the Maryland governor had been the underdog candidate.

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

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

Rand Paul, coffee and “historic” and “transcendent” things

The U.S. House is voting to let Nevada towns buy 20,000 acres of federally owned land

The U.S. House is voting to let Nevada towns buy 20,000 acres of federally owned land

A package of bills would let local governments in northern Nevada pay fair market value for thousands of acres.

That time Martin O’Malley dressed up like a general from the War of 1812

That time Martin O’Malley dressed up like a general from the War of 1812

What you missed this weekend in Baltimore.

Sarah Palin: Washington’s alright for fighting

In her endorsement of Minnesota congressional candidate, Palin says Capitol Hill lawmakers should be ready for a fight.

Imagine a world where Hillary Clinton didn’t run for president in 2016

Imagine a world where Hillary Clinton didn’t run for president in 2016

Warning: There is a fair amount of hyperbole ahead.

Wyoming bill would cut wait time for convicted felons to vote again

Wyoming bill would cut wait time for convicted felons to vote again

It’s estimated about one in 40 American adults can’t vote because of a felony conviction.

Income inequality is hurting tax revenues, report finds

Rising income inequality not only holds back the economy, it also takes a toll on revenues.

Security clearance process: work in progress

Security clearance process: work in progress

One year after Navy Yard shootings, much work remains on security clearance reform.

George H.W. Bush twists final knife in Michelle Nunn

George H.W. Bush twists final knife in Michelle Nunn

In politics, party prevails as Bush picks Republican over the Democrat who ran his charity foundation.

Do newly registered voters actually vote? In California: Yes.

Do newly registered voters actually vote? In California: Yes.

Some ammunition in the question of whether campaigns should register new voters.

How we feel about the police, by race

How we feel about the police, by race

A majority of Californians don’t feel that they have been personally mistreated, but their responses to more general questions about the police differed by race.

Why Costco is going Republican

Why Costco is going Republican

A fight over taxes on liquor sales has the ordinarily-liberal retail giant siding with Republicans.

20 insane rules the Senate has for its members

20 insane rules the Senate has for its members

The Senate is weird.

Map of the most single states in America

Map of the most single states in America

In four decades, the percentage of Americans who are single has risen from just more than a third to over half. Here’s where the rates are the highest.

Debo Adegbile, whose nomination for civil rights post was blocked in Senate, joins private law firm

Debo Adegbile, whose nomination for civil rights post was blocked in Senate, joins private law firm

Obama nominee for Justice Department civil rights division was blocked because of his work on appeal for Philadelphia police killer.