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Talk radio host Laura Ingraham eyes U.S. Senate bid in Virginia

Talk radio host Laura Ingraham confirmed Tuesday she is testing the waters for a run for Virginia's Senate seat, setting up what could be a marquee matchup against Sen. Tim Kaine, Democrats' 2016 vice presidential nominee. Published January 17, 2017

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, right, gestures during a news conference as his wife, Dorothy and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, left, listen at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. McAuliffe detailed his ethics reform legislative package. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Immigration roils Virginia governor's race

Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam's pledge this week to support driver's licenses for illegal immigrants has thrust the issue of immigration to the forefront of the state's 2017 gubernatorial race -- establishing a dividing line between the candidates in the contest more than nine months out from Election Day. Published January 13, 2017

Rep. Raul M. Grijalva. (Associated Press)

Raul Grijalva to skip Donald Trump's inauguration

Rep. Raul Grijalva added his name to the list of lawmakers who plan on skipping Donald Trump's inauguration next week as the 45th president of the United States. Published January 13, 2017

In this April 22, 2013, file photo, Joe Scarborough attends the 2013 Matrix New York Women in Communications Awards in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Joe Scarborough: Debt could reach $30 trillion on Donald Trump's watch

There are growing concerns that President-elect Donald Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are ignoring the national debt and that it will continue to soar over the coming years as elected leaders vow to increase military spending, cut taxes and push back against changes to entitlement programs. Published January 13, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., finishes a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, to discuss efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act,  following a closed-door meeting with the GOP caucus. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photos)

Paul Ryan: I know what a 'dab' is

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan sought Thursday to clear up the record on his familiarity with the "dab" dance move. Published January 13, 2017

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in Sept. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Rep. Barbara Lee to skip Trump inauguration, vows resistance

A Democratic congresswoman announced Thursday she plans on skipping Donald Trump's inauguration next week as the 45th president of the United States, vowing instead to spend her time laying the groundwork for "resistance." Published January 12, 2017

From left, Democratic Reps. William Lacy Clay of Missouri, John Conyers of Michigan, and Hank Johnson of Georgia speak in front of a painting by Missouri high school student David Pulphus after it was rehung on on Tuesday. The painting had been removed from the Congressional Art Competition display in Cannon tunnel by Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican. (Associated Press)

Painting depicting police officers as pigs sparks tug of war on Capitol Hill

The clash between members of Congress over a painting that depicts police officers as pigs boiled over Tuesday, with GOP lawmakers repeatedly taking matters into their own hands to remove the student artwork from a Capitol complex hallway and Democrats responding by rehanging the piece and defending its display. Published January 10, 2017

In this Jan. 5, 2017, photo, a painting by David Pulphus hangs in a hallway displaying paintings by high school students selected by their member of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., has removed a painting that showed a pig in a police uniform, one of hundreds of artworks on display at the Capitol and sponsored by a member of Congress. Joe Kasper, a spokesman for Hunter, says the lawmaker unscrewed the artwork from the display and returned it to the office of Missouri Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson)

Lacy Clay rehangs controversial 'pigs' painting

Rep. Lacy Clay of Missouri and members of the Black Congressional Caucus rehung a painting in the U.S. Capitol Tuesday that has stirred controversy over its depiction of police officers as pigs. Published January 10, 2017