The fight over food stamps explained

The farm bill provides a rare victory for House Republicans

Will Bob McDonnell need to resign?

Who is Kathleen Kane?

The rise of the filibuster: A Fix read

The GOP’s best play on immigration: a path to legalization

The Democratic case for changing the filibuster rules, in 1 chart

The Republican case against changing the Senate filibuster rules — in 1 chart

Jimmy Fallon interprets tweets from Biden, Christie (VIDEO)

The Hastert rule, the nuclear option and the filibuster, oh my!

Another front in the gay rights battle


Clinton helping McAuliffe raise $: Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe (D) Thursday night, Politico reports. The event will be held at the home of billionaire philanthropist Jon Stryker

Booker posts big quarter: Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) raised $4.6 million for his Senate campaign between April and June. Sens. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also enjoyed big quarters, each cracking the $2 million mark. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) brought in about $1.2 million.

Sheheen holds his own: In an encouraging sign for Democrats, South Carolina state Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D) raised about the same amount Gov. Nikki Haley (R) brought in during the most recent fundraising period. Sheheen is challenging Haley in a rematch of 2010.

Not a helpful headline for Spitzer: It turns out that Eliot Spitzer didn't vote in 2012.

One new message: Jay-Z says he has received text messages from President Obama.


Sesame Street remix.