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January 4 - 2016 Legislative Preview: Short-Term Potential in Congress
January 4 - Anatomy of a Vote: New Year's Present for the Government
January 4 - Appropriations: A Return to Regular Order?
January 4 - Budget: Roadblocks to a Resolution
January 4 - Checks and Balance: Revolving Door Culture Skirts Obama's Rules
January 4 - Congressional Affairs: If Not New Laws, Maybe New Rules
January 4 - Defense: The Big Squeeze Continues
January 4 - Education: No Congress Left Behind
January 4 - Energy: A Jolt Likely for Power Grid
January 4 - Environment: Toxic Chemicals Bill Nears Finish Line
January 4 - From the CQ Archives: A Supreme Court Vacancy Could Be Too Late for Obama
January 4 - GOP Plots New Attack on Regulations
January 4 - Hariharan: A Global Citizen Moves to Capitol Hill
January 4 - Health Care: Beyond Obamacare
January 4 - Passing the Torch on Capitol Hill
January 4 - Rogers: Political Brawler Heads to GOP Super PAC
January 4 - Taxes: A House (and Senate) Divided
January 4 - Trade: Pacific Pact in Rough Waters
January 4 - Two Hill Veterans Fly High on K Street
January 11 - Article One: The Pulpit Meets the Purse Strings
January 11 - For Latest Medicare Fix, Congress Moves Quickly
January 11 - Puerto Rico in Search of a Lifeboat
January 11 - State of the Union: Obama's Final Pitch
January 11 - The Wait Is Over for Former Members Who Want to Lobby
January 25 - Ask the Author: Trent Lott on 'Crisis Point' in Politics
January 25 - Common Defense: Guantanamo Is Both Epilogue and Prologue
January 25 - Dueling Business Interests Bog Down Patent Bills
January 25 - Encryption Spooks Feds ... and Local Police, Too
January 25 - Immigration Critics Split Over Scope of Problem
January 25 - On Patent Law, Congress Keeps One Eye on the Court
January 25 - Powerful Gun Lobby Faces a Growing Resistance Movement
January 25 - Survivors of Gun Violence Become Passionate Political Activists
January 25 - Udall Follows Family Tradition in Seeking Compromise on Toxic Chemicals
February 1 - A Tea Partier Who Supports the Filibuster
February 1 - Anatomy of a Vote: The Final Showdown on Obamacare
February 1 - As Super Bowl 50 Approaches, Spotlight Shines on Fantasy Sports Sites
February 1 - Checks and Balance: Disgusted With Dialing for Dollars
February 1 - Data Bank: CQ Vote Studies Preview
February 1 - How to Pick a Fantasy Winner in the Super Bowl
February 1 - Sopko: Last Man Standing in Afghanistan
February 1 - The Next Big Disaster Could Get Ugly in Congress
February 1 - Two Moves Off the Hill
February 8 - 2015 Vote Studies: A Packed House (and Senate)
February 8 - 2015 Vote Studies: Party Unity Remained Strong
February 8 - 2015 Vote Studies: Presidential Support Hits Low for Obama
February 8 - Article One: When the Senate Is Best for the Also-Rans
February 8 - Banker and Foreign-Policy Expert Land New Positions
February 8 - California Leak Puts Focus on Natural Gas Regulation
February 8 - Coming Around to Cruz: Why GOP Lawmakers Could Embrace Him
February 8 - Congress Hatches the Presidential Nest Eggs
February 8 - Goo: Well-Traveled Energy Consultant
February 8 - He's Our Guy ... Most of the Time
February 8 - Obamacare Still Lurking as a Campaign Issue
February 8 - Trump to Hill Aide: 'You're Hired'
February 22 - 'Supreme Showdowns': The Bork Battle
February 22 - A Lonely Bid to Pierce the CRS Veil
February 22 - Common Defense: Brave New World of Weaponry in Limbo
February 22 - Drones Pose Challenges For Congress, FAA
February 22 - Fierce Fight but No Meltdown Expected Over Court Vacancy
February 22 - Hope for Some Elements of Obama's Last Budget
February 22 - Mission Implausible for Obama on Nomination
February 22 - One Lobbyist Plans Retirement, Another Joins the Ranks
February 22 - Slow Progress in the Battle Against Homelessness
February 22 - Study Shows Drones Could Devastate Jet Engines
February 22 - Tiffany Moore: Emissary for Tech
February 29 - A Report Card on Religious Rights
February 29 - Data Bank: Where the Candidates Stand
February 29 - Family Research Council Tiptoes Around Cruz
February 29 - Finally, a Good Report Card for Congress
February 29 - Getting Serious About Money for Mars
February 29 - Schroeder: New Lobbyist Draws on Hill Experience
February 29 - Senate Budget Panel Reaches Out, Ex-Governor Joins Lobbying Firm
February 29 - What If Paul Ryan Had Run?
March 7 - 2016 Influencers: Clean Power Plan
March 7 - 2016 Influencers: Drone Regulations
March 7 - 2016 Influencers: Encryption
March 7 - 2016 Influencers: Hospital Payments Overhaul
March 7 - 2016 Influencers: International Business Tax Overhaul
March 7 - 25 Powerful Influencers for 2016
March 7 - Article One: Could a Trump-Hill GOP Marriage Be Saved?
March 7 - Cash for Cops Is Squeezed by Budget Deal
March 7 - Congress Will Say No to Cuts in 'Just Say No' Programs
March 7 - Cruise Toward Criminal-Justice Overhaul Hits the Rocks
March 7 - Great Lakes Steamship Gets Both Honor and Criticism
March 7 - Heat Builds for Grassley Over Court Vacancy
March 7 - Let's Be Clear: Bureaucrats Need Some Writing Help
March 7 - Moderate Democrats Take Business Side on Overtime Rule
March 7 - Senator Rejects Cuba's New Credit Card
March 7 - Silencers Can Help the Ears But Add to Fears
March 14 - Common Defense: Let the War Games Begin on the Hill
March 14 - CQ Vote Studies: Key House Votes in 2015
March 14 - CQ Vote Studies: Key Senate Votes in 2015
March 14 - Freedom Caucus Hits Its High Water Mark
March 14 - Promises, Promises: Many Groups Seek Candidate Pledges
March 14 - Ryan's Vow to Aid Puerto Rico Is Being Tested
March 21 - Anatomy of a Vote: Senators Can't Digest Food-Label Issue
March 21 - Checks and Balance: I'm Retiring, But Buddy, Can You Spare $5,000?
March 21 - Emergency Needs Rarely Get Urgent Care in Congress
March 21 - Grassley Says Bring on the Heat in Court Nomination Battle
March 21 - Obama's Nomination Could Alter All Three Branches of Government
April 4 - Anatomy of a Vote: Divided House Moves on Merger Reviews
April 4 - Article One: The Right's Recipe for a Hill Revival
April 4 - Government Hack of iPhone Opens New Front in Encryption Battle
April 4 - Merrick in the Middle: Both Sides Use Court Vacancy to Target Campaigns
April 4 - Under the Dome: What's in the Minds of Hill Staffers
April 11 - Comstock is Metro's Ally in the GOP
April 11 - Data Check: The Confirmation Process is More Partisan than Ever
April 18 - Pelosi Maintains Grip on House Democrats as Younger Members Grow Restless
April 25 - Anatomy of a Vote: Keeping the Tax Week Tradition
April 25 - Article One: Why the Other Side Has Picked Up the Purse First
April 25 - Immigration Case Boils Down to States v. Feds
April 25 - Trump Towers Over Tax Issues
May 9 - 2017 Appropriations: Agriculture
May 9 - 2017 Appropriations: Commerce-Justice-Science
May 9 - 2017 Appropriations: Defense
May 9 - 2017 Appropriations: Energy-Water
May 9 - 2017 Appropriations: Financial Services
May 9 - 2017 Appropriations: Homeland Security
May 9 - 2017 Appropriations: Interior-Environment
May 9 - 2017 Appropriations: Labor-HHS-Education
May 9 - 2017 Appropriations: Legislative Branch
May 9 - 2017 Appropriations: Military Construction-VA
May 9 - 2017 Appropriations: Regular Disorder
May 9 - 2017 Appropriations: State-Foreign Operations
May 9 - 2017 Appropriations: Transportation-HUD
May 9 - Anatomy of a Vote: Funding Vehicle Stalls at Starting Line
May 9 - Data Bank: Appropriations History Shows This Is the New Normal
May 9 - Hill Staff on 2017 Appropriations: We Can Do This
May 9 - The Common Defense: 'A Terrible Way to Do Business'
May 9 - What's Next in the Fiscal 2017 Appropriations Process
May 16 - Anatomy of a Vote: Moving Ahead by Falling Short
May 16 - As a Senator, Hillary Clinton Got Along With the GOP. Could She Do So as President?
May 16 - Judicial Nominees Awaiting Their Day in Court
May 16 - Rep. Harold Rogers: From 'Prince of Pork' to Prince of Pragmatism
May 16 - Two Decades After the Accountability Act, Congress Still Lags in Workplace Protections
May 16 - What's Your Gender? A New Civil Rights Battle Rests on the Answer
May 23 - Data Bank: The Puerto Rico Crisis in Context
June 6 - Anatomy of a Vote: House Trips Over Itself on Regular Order
June 6 - Article One: See You in Court, Mr. President
June 6 - Chemistry Experiment: Forging a Merger Between Ryan and Trump on Taxes
June 6 - Data Bank: Testing the President's Promises
June 6 - FCC Chairman's Aggressive Agenda Has Lawmakers Up in Arms
June 6 - Obama Has Changed the Judiciary in More Ways Than One
June 6 - Pushback Expected on Payday Lending Rules
June 13 - Anatomy of a Vote: Puerto Rico Brings Out Compromise
June 13 - Checks and Balance: Making Newt Great Again
June 13 - No Budget Resolution? No Problem, Say House Conservatives
June 20 - Article One: Trump, Ryan and the Art of the Constitutional Deal
June 20 - Bankruptcies Put Coal Mine Cleanups in Limbo
June 20 - Data Bank: Congress and the Public Differ on Gun Control
June 20 - Dire Straits in Coal Country
June 20 - Drug-Compounding Law Confounds Pharmacies and Regulators
June 20 - Medicare Proposal to Cut Drug Costs Ignites a Power Struggle
June 20 - The Politics of Fear
June 27 - Advocacy Groups Bypass Congress to Get Things Done
June 27 - Anatomy of a Vote: A Long Day's Journey Into Night on Zika Bill
June 27 - Common Defense: One Last Round on Guantanamo
June 27 - Congress Takes Lead From States on Curbing Asset Forfeiture
June 27 - Lobbying Firms Hitting Rock Bottom
June 27 - Obama No More Aggressive Than Bush on Mega-Mergers
June 27 - Where Have You Gone, George Bailey?
July 11 - A Rescue Mission for a Homeless Program
July 11 - Anatomy of a Vote: Senate Chokes on House Zika Pills
July 11 - Checks and Balance: The New Political Dynamic on Guns
July 11 - Cuban Migration Soars as Relations Thaw
July 11 - Data Bank: Measuring Members' Legislative Success
July 11 - Elaine Chao Joins Hudson; Mark Kirk Hires Christie Campaign Staffer
July 11 - Former Army Boss Now on K Street
July 11 - House Rules, Made to Be Broken?
July 11 - In the Spotlight: Tim Murphy
July 11 - Nine Nations Account for Half the Foreign Leaders Who Addressed Congress
July 11 - Political Rhetoric Against Trade Deals Drowns Out Supporters
July 11 - Pressure Mounts on For-Profit Colleges Over Student Loans
July 11 - Senators Target Loophole Pushing For-Profit Schools to Recruit Vets
July 11 - Some in Congress Are Still Hungry for Pork
July 11 - Some Scorn NAFTA, Others Bank on It
July 11 - The IRS Is Once Again a GOP Punching Bag
July 11 - The Supreme Court: Divided They Crawl
July 18 - Hill GOP Aides Expect Trump to Lose, Worry About House and Senate
July 18 - Lobbyists Plan to Party Like It's 2012
July 18 - Mike Pence Provides Trump a Bridge to the Hill
July 18 - Portman to Trump: Sorry, But I Have to Run
July 25 - Democratic Staffers on Capitol Hill Have High Hopes for November
July 25 - Still Feeling the Bern
September 6 - Article One: 'I Alone Can Fix It' ... or Not
September 6 - Congress Has Weeks to Avoid an Ignominious Distinction: Least Productive Ever
September 6 - Data Bank: Aiming for Average
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: A Standoff on Sentencing Standards
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: Approach on Taxes Hinges on Election
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: Balancing Act on Government's Data Access
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: Broadband Expansion Stalled by Partisan Issues
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: Endless Battle Resumes Over Opioid Crisis
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: Energy Conferees Scramble to Write a Passable Bill
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: Food Fight Over Expired Nutrition Law
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: Guns Impede Action on Mental Health
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: Iran Sanctions Expiration Renews Focus on Nuclear Deal
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: On Spending, It's Make a Deal or Risk a Shutdown
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: Pacific Trade Deal a Sitting Duck for Now
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: Riders Weigh Down Financial Services Bills
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: Track Record on Defense Policy Bill in Jeopardy
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: Veto Threat Hangs Over Defense Appropriations
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: What Election? Some Still Focused on Bills
September 6 - Fall Legislative Preview: With One Eye on Campaigns, Congress Tries to Mop Up
September 6 - Good Intentions, Unfortunate Results From Changes in Survivor Benefits
September 6 - How the U.S. Government Stiffs Widows and Orphans
September 6 - Ryan Upgrades House Transparency on Legislative Information
September 6 - Some Survivors of the Fallen Are Shorted on Benefits
September 12 - Chaka Fattah's K Street Friends Stand by Him
September 12 - Conversation: Former Sen. Mary Landrieu
September 12 - Democrats Bet Long Shots Can Deliver a House Majority
September 12 - Senate Challengers Ranked by Quality of Candidate
September 19 - Anatomy of a Vote: Guantanamo Drama Stays Alive
September 19 - Checks and Balance: A Failure to Penalize for Failure to Disclose
September 19 - Murphy's Feat of Endurance Is Just the Latest Long Political Walk
September 19 - No Matter Who Wins in November, Debt-Limit Fight Looms in 2017
September 19 - Not Your Father's GOP: the Deficit Debate Has Disappeared
September 26 - Anatomy of a Vote: A Vote About Nothing
September 26 - Article One: Clinton's Balancing Act With Feet on Two Branches
September 26 - Backers of Pacific Trade Pact Cling to Slim Hopes for Passage
September 26 - New Leader of Trust for the National Mall Is Optimistic
September 26 - The Mall: 'No Ordinary Public Space'
September 26 - The National Mall Faces Crises of Funding and Identity
October 3 - Anatomy of a Vote: A Veto Override for the Record Books
October 3 - Common Defense: This Bird Won't Fly in Defense Policy Bill
October 3 - Congress Torn Over Extension of Veterans Choice Program
October 3 - The Supreme Court's New Maestro
October 17 - Amidst Concern About Concussions, New Football Caucus Stresses the Positive
October 17 - Checks and Balance: For Now, Disclosure Rules Are Just a Bargaining Chip
October 17 - Clinton and Trump Take Different Roads to Highway Improvements
October 17 - CQ Vote Studies: 2016 Participation
October 17 - CQ Vote Studies: 2016 Party Unity
October 17 - CQ Vote Studies: 2016 Presidential Support
October 17 - Data Bank: Skipping Work for a Job Interview
October 17 - Drug Companies Hope Better Data-Crunching Can Speed FDA Approvals
October 17 - No Matter Who Is Elected President, A Divided Congress Would Make Lawmaking Difficult
October 31 - Article One: They Shoot Speakers, Don't They?
October 31 - Harry Reid's Pugilistic Roots
October 31 - Power-Sharing: An Epic Challenge for a 50-50 Senate
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Administration Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Agriculture Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Appropriations Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Armed Services Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Budget Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Education and the Workforce Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Energy and Commerce Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Ethics Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Foreign Affairs Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House GOP Holds the Line
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Homeland Security Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Judiciary Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Leadership Outlook
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Natural Resources Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Rules Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Science, Space and Technology Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Select Intelligence Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Small Business Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Veterans' Affairs Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: House Ways and Means Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Outlook on House Committees
November 10 - 115th Congress: Outlook on Senate Committees
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Appropriations Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Armed Services Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Budget Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Finance Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Foreign Relations Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate GOP Beats the Odds
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Indian Affairs Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Judiciary Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Leadership Outlook
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Rules, Ethics and Aging Committees
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Select Intelligence Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee
November 10 - 115th Congress: Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
November 10 - Data Bank: Demographics of the 115th Congress
November 10 - Editor's Desk: Meet the New Power Structure
November 10 - House Financial Services Committee
November 10 - Trump's Challenge: Unified Congress, Divided America
November 14 - A To-Do List for the 115th Congress
November 14 - Cooper Won't Sponsor Courthouse Bill for Onetime Rival Fred Thompson
November 14 - In the Spotlight: Andy Barr
November 14 - Lame-Duck Session Will Be Long on Issues
November 14 - The GOP's Do-It-All, All-in-One Bill
November 14 - Trump Poised to Remake Courts Because Democrats Went Nuclear
November 28 - A Dome Built to Last and to Drain
November 28 - Common Defense: Oh, What a Tangled Web Oversees the DHS
November 28 - Data Bank: United We Rule, or Not
November 28 - Defense Special Report: U.S. Missiles Not So Welcome in South Korea
November 28 - Ex-Hill Aide Teaches Her Tweeps How to Reach Congress
November 28 - In the Spotlight: Tim Walz
November 28 - Trump's Call on CFPB's Cordray: Should He Stay or Should He Go?
December 5 - Akin Gump Staffs Up with Ex-McConnell Aide
December 5 - Article One: Marks on a Pig's Ear Come Back in Fashion
December 5 - Data Bank: Tough Midterm Looms in 2018 for Senate Democrats
December 5 - Fresh Start, Stale Ending for the Appropriations Process
December 5 - Hard-Liners Confident Headed Into Immigration Battle
December 5 - New House Liberals Prepare to Fight
December 5 - Once More Into the Breach: The Nine Lives of Nancy Pelosi
December 5 - Students Press to Lift Ban on Releasing College Data
December 5 - Trump Picking Current Members for Administration Posts at Fast Clip
December 12 - Anatomy of a Vote: A Punch at the IRS Fails to Land
December 12 - Expanded Medicaid Adds to Obamacare Repeal Challenge
December 12 - In the Spotlight: Tim Ryan
December 12 - Key Players in the Health Care Debate
December 12 - Nuclear Threats Rising in Concert With Trump's Ascension
December 12 - Obamacare Goes Under the Knife

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