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Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas covers Capitol Hill for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, left, and Greg Orman walk to the stage before a Senate debate in Hutchinson, Kan. Orman, an independent candidate challenging Roberts for the U.S. Senate in Kansas, has turned a longshot independent bid into a threat to the GOP veteran. Even if Roberts survives the challenge from independent Orman, Republicans also must lock down South Dakota, a once-unthinkable concern. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Roberts, Orman clash over leadership, Ebola and Harry Reid

While Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas Republican, pointed fingers at the president's leadership style, his opponent Greg Orman, an independent, said Mr. Roberts had a "crisis of leadership" of his own to deal with while accusing him of shirking duties in D.C. Published October 15, 2014

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., addresses supporters during the Michigan Democratic election night party in Detroit. The Detroit Democrat has been disqualified from the August primary ballot because of problems with his nominating petitions. But Michigan election officials are expected to make a decision Friday, May 23, 2014, on Conyers' appeal. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Conyers most effective Dem in the House: study

Rep. John Conyers Jr. was the most effective Democrat in the House during the 112th Congress, according to a new study by two academics that tries to calculate who, despite the gridlock in Washington, has been the best at pushing legislation through Congress. Published October 14, 2014

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D- Md.,  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) **FILE**

Complacency in Secret Service led to breach: Dem rep

Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat, said Sunday that a culture of complacency in the Secret Service has led to the recent security failure that let a man get into the front door of the White House. Published October 5, 2014

National Commander of the American Legion Michael Helm at their national headquarters, Washington, D.C., Tuesday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

'Substantial' VA staff will face discipline

A "substantial" number of VA employees will face punishment for the veterans treatment scandal, the new national commander of the American Legion predicted Tuesday, indicating that the slow pace of discipline has more to do with the hoops the department must jump through than it does a lack of willingness to fire people. Published September 30, 2014

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat (Associated Press) **FILE**

No. 2 Dem: No need to cut vacation for Syria vote

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, said Monday that he doesn't believe lawmakers should cut their six-week break short to vote on authorizing military strikes in Syria. Published September 29, 2014