Think the 113th Congress was bad? Just wait.

It’s going to get worse.

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A bipartisan Senate bill could force colleges to better handle the issue of rape

(Melina Mara / Post)

The bill would force universities to recalcuate the cost of hiding the number of sex assaults.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte calls for probe into alleged DHS overtime abuses

Senator Kelly Ayotte called Friday for an investigation into overtime abuses by employees of the Department of Homeland Security.

Democrats’ attempt to negate the Hobby Lobby decision stalls in the Senate

Effort to circumvent the Supreme Court decision falls three votes short.

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TV highlights: Sarah Silverman hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’

(Jeff Neumann / CBS)

“Homeland” returns for Season 4 on Showtime and “Mulaney” premieres on Fox.

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Republicans gallop toward ground war in Syria and Iraq

(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

In Congress, GOP militancy is spreading rapidly.

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In New Hampshire, war weariness hardens into resolve for strikes in Iraq and Syria

(Brian Snyder / Reuters)

On eve of Obama’s address, N.H. voters reflect nation by supporting airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.