Corruption charges loom against Sen. Menendez

The New Jersey Democrat has been at the center of a long-running federal investigation into whether he used his position to benefit a donor and close friend. “I am not going anywhere,” he pledged Friday night.

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N.J. senator has shown no interest in backing down from legal fight

With his term not up until 2018, Robert Menendez, a 22-year veteran of Congress, pledges to stay in office.

Bush finds Hillary Clinton’s e-mail practice ‘baffling’

Bush finds Hillary Clinton’s e-mail practice ‘baffling’

The former Florida governor — who could end up facing Clinton in a run for the White House next year — also said he would stop using his private e-mail address if elected president.

This bill would make it a crime for her to enter a female restroom. A transgender woman’s powerful response.

Cindy Sullivan, born Robert, gave a tearful testimony on Wednesday against a Florida bill that would make it illegal to be in an opposite-gender bathroom.

Trace Adams’s 2040 presidential bid signs on its first adviser: Barack Obama

Trace Adams’s 2040 presidential bid signs on its first adviser: Barack Obama

Obama explained to a 10-year-old how to win the highest office.

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10-year-old tells Obama he's 'thinking' about being president

10-year-old tells Obama he's 'thinking' about being president

During his town hall event in South Carolina, President Obama met Trace Adams, a 10-year-old boy who hopes to one day live in the White House too.

New Postmaster General pledges ‘faster pace of change’ during swearing in

New Postmaster General pledges ‘faster pace of change’ during swearing in

Brennan is the first woman to lead the postal service.

Big Iowa donor to question GOP candidates on agriculture this weekend

Big Iowa donor to question GOP candidates on agriculture this weekend

The wealthy agribusiness executive is among the organizers of a forum that’s drawing likely 2016 contenders.

How late-night comics handled Hillary Clinton’s e-mail controversy

How late-night comics handled Hillary Clinton’s e-mail controversy

Hillary’s in trouble for her e-mail, and Bill’s in trouble for his Snapchat, Conan O’Brien joked.

6 questions that still need answers in the Hillary Clinton e-mail controversy

6 questions that still need answers in the Hillary Clinton e-mail controversy

This story isn’t going away anytime soon.

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The price tag of political corruption

The price tag of political corruption

Here's a look at five of the most notable bribery cases in politics -- and how much it took for lawmakers to sell out.

Why isn’t there a conservative version of ‘The Daily Show’?

Why isn’t there a conservative version of ‘The Daily Show’?

Do conservatives just not do satire?

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Biden: Ben Carson's comments 'ridiculous'

Biden: Ben Carson's comments 'ridiculous'

Speaking at the Human Rights Campaign, Vice President Biden mocked Dr. Ben Carson's recent controversial comments that homosexuality is a choice.

Reid endorses Van Hollen in Md. Senate race

Reid endorses Van Hollen in Md. Senate race

As Md. congressman eyes Mikulski’s Senate seat, he defends his progressive record.

The fine line between campaign gifts, bribery

The fine line between campaign gifts, bribery

A law professor says quid pro quo is key for Menendez.

A brief history of politicians getting glitter-bombed

A brief history of politicians getting glitter-bombed

Nebraska Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s office got glitter-bombed. A look back at the tradition of glitter in politics.

Why is Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill? The answer may be lost to history.

Why is Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill? The answer may be lost to history.

From Jackson historians to the Treasury Department itself, nobody seems to know exactly why the seventh president’s portrait was put on the $20 in 1928.

Shuffle at the top of the State Department

Shuffle at the top of the State Department

Former Washington Post war correspondent moves up to chief of staff at the State Department.

Scott Walker gets a crash course in foreign policy

Scott Walker gets a crash course in foreign policy

After drawing mockery on the subject last month, the Wisconsin governor sat down with the GOP's leading foreign-policy lights for a two-hour tutorial.

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Texas Roundup: Funding roads, debating health care reform

Texas Roundup: Funding roads, debating health care reform

The Texas Senate passed its first legislation this week, state Republican leaders again addressed Medicaid expansion and new bills aim to preserve the federal health subsidies in question in the U.S. Supreme Court case.

Wisconsin is set to become the 25th right-to-work state

Wisconsin is set to become the 25th right-to-work state

The state rushed through the anti-union measure to avoid protests on the scale of those seen in 2011.

Pelosi shows Democrats how to wield power despite House GOP majority

Pelosi shows Democrats how to wield power despite House GOP majority

The battle over DHS funding demonstrated what can happen when Democrats stick together.

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Obama interrupted during health care speech

Obama interrupted during health care speech

During an address to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 9, 2009, President Obama was interrupted by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), who yelled, "You lie!"

‘Scandal’ just did a show about a black teen shot by a white police officer

‘Scandal’ just did a show about a black teen shot by a white police officer

The “Scandal” episode comes the same week as the DOJ’s Ferguson investigation.

Legislative Explorer lets you track every bill in Congress since 1973

Legislative Explorer lets you track every bill in Congress since 1973

More than 250,000 bills, at your fingertips.

Frank Underwood finally goes too far

Frank Underwood finally goes too far

“House of Cards” double-dealing, lying, chicanery, murder seemed plausible -- but not appointing the first lady to a job

The secret to The Lumineers’ success is this photo of New Jersey political columnist Herb Jackson

The secret to The Lumineers’ success is this photo of New Jersey political columnist Herb Jackson

Thank you, Herb, for writing about New Jersey politics and inspiring “Ho Hey.“

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Comics jab Clinton’s e-mails

Comics jab Clinton’s e-mails

Late-night hosts couldn’t resist weighing in on Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail account controversy.

FBI’s head-scratching whistleblower rules

FBI’s head-scratching whistleblower rules

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the agency has not made a case for why it should have different rules regarding protecting whistleblowers.

Let us help you get a sense of what early presidential fundraising looks like

A simple animation to show how fast the money pours in.

The DOJ Ferguson reports reinforce whatever you thought before, Jon Stewart says

The DOJ Ferguson reports reinforce whatever you thought before, Jon Stewart says

No matter how people felt about Ferguson, they were right.

The ‘Texts from Hillary’ meme isn’t so funny anymore

The ‘Texts from Hillary’ meme isn’t so funny anymore

An image that evoked Clinton as a boss has taken on new meaning following her e-mail controversy.

How Oregon hopes to register nearly every last eligible voter

How Oregon hopes to register nearly every last eligible voter

A new bill set to be signed into law will switch the state to an opt-out system in which any eligible resident who visits a DMV will be registered to vote.

We counted literally every road in America. Here’s what we learned.

We counted literally every road in America. Here’s what we learned.

What’s the most common street name in America? In Virginia? In Hawaii?

Improper payments jumped $125 billion for federal government last year

Improper payments jumped $125 billion for federal government last year

The 18 percent increase in improper payments represents the first increase in four years for the Obama administration.

The most popular fact checks of February

The most popular fact checks of February

Rand Paul once again tops our monthly roundup of the most widely read columns.

Clinton e-mail review could find security issues

Clinton e-mail review could find security issues

An official said the agency would not “prejudge” until it can analyze the e-mails from her private account.

At VA health facilities, whistleblowers still fear retaliation

At VA health facilities, whistleblowers still fear retaliation

The new VA secretary promised a culture of reform, but the change hasn’t reached some facilities.