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Guantánamo Envoy Cliff Sloan Quits Amid Delays in Prisoner Releases

Mr. Sloan, the envoy who negotiates detainee transfers from the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, is resigning, dealing another blow to efforts to close the ...

8:58 PM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Mitch McConnell’s New Senate Goal: Turn Republican Dial to Yes

The incoming majority leader acknowledges it will be challenging to change the mind-set of a caucus whose opposition to the president he was instrumental in ...

8:47 PM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Obama Administration to Investigate Insurers for Bias Against Costly Conditions

The administration said it had become aware of “discriminatory benefit designs” that discouraged people from enrolling because of age or medical condition.

8:28 PM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

U.S. Court Strikes Down North Carolina Ultrasound Abortion Law

A North Carolina law that required physicians to perform an ultrasound, display the sonogram and describe the fetus to women seeking abortions is ...

6:51 PM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Politics Year in Review 2014

It started with an ambitious State of The Union address and turned into year of tension and transition. There was a Republican wave, Bridgegate, Hobby Lobby, ...

6:00 PM ET CNN POLITICS

Judge Skeptical of Sheriff Arpaio’s Obama Immigration Suit

A federal judge sent signals Monday that a controversial Arizona sheriff’s lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s immigration policies is unlikely to ...

5:29 PM ET WASHINGTON WIRE (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

Voices: Worldwide fallout from CIA torture report

An international journalism trainer assesses the report's impact         

5:28 PM ET USA TODAY - WASHINGTON

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Big Health Care Case on March 4

The Supreme Court said it will hear oral arguments on March 4 in a challenge to the Obama administration providing tax credits to consumers who buy health ...

5:06 PM ET WASHINGTON WIRE (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

Sen. Moran’s Support of Cuba Thaw May Signal Broader Farm-State Support

Sen. Jerry Moran (R., Kan.) on Monday said he backed the Obama administration’s push to normalize relations with Cuba, an endorsement that could signal more ...

5:01 PM ET WASHINGTON WIRE (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

The remarkable history of the Capitol Hill women's restroom

When nature calls for male members of the House of Representatives, they only have to walk steps to answer.

4:48 PM ET CNN POLITICS