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img2-073015.jpg A day before a Friday deadline, the Senate voted Thursday to approve bills providing both short-term and long-term highway funding. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the three-month extension will give the House time to develop its own long-term bill.

donaldtrump-073015.jpg Critics claim Donald Trump is not a serious candidate for president, but the results of a new Quinnipiac University Poll are the latest to show the real estate mogul leading in the race for the Republican nomination.

imge1-072915.jpg Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah, D-Penn., and four of his associates were indicted Wednesday for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy, the Justice Department announced.

SarahPalin-072915.jpg Suggesting his potential administration could stir up as much controversy as his campaign, Donald Trump indicated he would consider former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for a cabinet post if he is elected president.

Irannegoiations-072815.jpg As administration officials face tough questions on Capitol Hill regarding the nuclear agreement with Iran, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll found that a majority of Americans think Congress should reject the deal.

capitolwest-072815.jpg While a multi-year highway funding bill took another step forward in the Senate on Monday, House Republicans leaders have announced plans to vote on just a three-month extension on Wednesday.

boyscout-072815.jpg Concluding that its previous policy could not be sustained, the Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to lift its decades-long ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees.

obama-072715.jpg President Barack Obama lashed out at some of the Republican presidential candidates in remarks on Monday, accusing the GOP contenders of spouting "ridiculous" rhetoric in their bids to succeed him.

uscapitol-072715.jpg In a rare Sunday session, the Senate voted to limit debate on a measure to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The Senate voted 67 to 26 to invoke cloture on the amendment to a multi-year highway funding bill.

Chicagospeech-072415.jpg Hillary Clinton is frequently criticized for being too close to Wall Street, but the Democratic presidential front-runner took aim at some of her supposed allies in a speech on Friday.

USCapitol-072415.jpg A multi-year highway funding bill took another step forward on Friday, although Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., also revealed lawmakers will be forced to vote on two controversial amendments to the legislation.

whitehouse-Obama-072415.jpg Just hours before another mass shooting at a movie theater in Louisiana, President Barack Obama lamented the lack of common sense gun control laws passed during his administration.

Capitoldome-072315.jpg Immigration reform has not received much attention on Capitol Hill in recent months, but House Republicans pushed through legislation on Thursday to combat so-called "sanctuary cities."

planned-parenthood-072315.jpg Most Republican Senators signed a letter sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Wednesday demanding an investigation into Planned Parenthood.

DonaldTrump2-072315.jpg Donald Trump gave the strongest indication that he would consider a third-party run for the White House in an interview with The Hill, telling the Washington newspaper he would "absolutely" launch an independent bid if treated unfairly by the Republican National Committee.

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