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img2-091914.jpg A trio of Democratic senators has introduced new legislation that would revoke a tax-exemption for the National Football League if it continues to promote the Washington Redskins name.

markudall-091814.jpg Incumbent Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, D-Col., trails his Republican challenger in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, with more than a third of likely voters describing their U.S. Senate vote as a vote against President Barack Obama.

UScapitol-091814.jpg A bipartisan coalition in the House voted Wednesday evening to approve a measure providing the U.S. military with the authority to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State. The House voted 273 to 156 in favor of the measure, which was attached to a larger spending bill to temporarily fund the government.

joni-braley-091714.jpg Republican Joni Ernst has moved into the lead in the potentially crucial Iowa Senate race, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The poll found that 50 percent of likely Iowa voters would support Ernst if the election were held today, while 44 percent would vote for Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley.

UScapitol-091614.jpg Senate Republicans once again voted Monday to block a Democratic bill aimed at narrowing the national gender wage gap. The Senate voted 52 to 40 in favor of limiting debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, falling well short of the 60 votes required.

Jeanne-Brown-091514.jpg In a race that could potentially play a big role in determining which party controls the Senate, the results of a CNN/ORC International poll showed incumbent New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., running neck-and-neck with Republican challenger Scott Brown.

Capitol-money-091114.jpg Senate Republicans blocked a constitutional amendment limiting campaign spending by outside groups on Thursday, arguing that the proposal would limit free speech. The Senate voted 54 to 42 in favor of limiting debate on the proposed amendment, falling short of the sixty votes needed.

DHSseal-091114.jpg On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the results of a new Gallup poll released Thursday show that Republicans have a substantial advantage regarding which party is better able to protect the U.S. from international terrorism and military threats.

JohnTierney-091014.jpg Becoming the first Democratic House incumbent to lose a primary this election cycle, Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., was defeated by Iraq war veteran Seth Moulton in the primary for Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District on Tuesday.

uscapitol-062509_09Sep14.jpg In a potentially troubling sign for incumbents, a new Gallup poll showed that the approval rating for Congress is near the lowest measured in the fall before a midterm election.

img1-090914.jpg Setting the stage for a week of contentious debate, the Senate voted Monday evening to advance a proposed constitutional amendment limiting campaign spending by outside groups. The Senate voted 79 to 18 in favor of debating the proposed amendment, with all of the "nay" votes coming from Republicans.

img1-090814.jpg Long-time Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., was admitted to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit on Monday after suffering from abdominal pain. A statement from Dingell's office said the congressman is "doing well, is receiving an IV treatment of antibiotics, and remains in good spirits."