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CQ Roll Call Feb. 13, 2016
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Budget Divide Threatens to Kill Short-Lived GOP Unity

Budget Divide Threatens to Kill Short-Lived GOP Unity

Speaker Paul D. Ryan was supposed to be the one person who could unite a fractured House Republican conference, but if the current budget battle is any indication, unity may not be an achievable goal.


Grayson Will Be Glad When Reid is 'Gone from Washington'

Rep. Alan Grayson shrugs off suggestion by Harry Reid that he drop out of the Senate race to replace Marco Rubio after a report detailed his work leading a hedge fund while serving in Congress.


Some Candidates Mention Flint Crisis in Fundraising Appeals

As Congress heard testimony from Flint’s mayor about the water crisis there, some House and Senate candidates sent out fundraising pitches to their email lists mentioning the Michigan city’s troubles.

Rubio: Maybe the Senate 'Should Pray Every Hour'

Rubio: Maybe the Senate 'Should Pray Every Hour'

Maybe Sen. Marco Rubio thinks the Senate could use more of Senate Chaplain Barry Black’s baritone.

Saudi, UAE Forces Likely Too 'Stretched' to Fight Islamic State

Key U.S. allies in the Middle East could be stretched too thin militarily to provide the ground combat troops the Obama administration, Republican lawmakers and experts agree are needed to defeat the Islamic State.


Political Wrangling Over 'People's Pledge' in New Hampshire

With the presidential circus having left their backyard, New Hampshire’s Senate candidates lost little time this week digging into each other’s commitment to limiting spending in what’s expected to be one of the most competitive and expensive Senate races in the country.


With Safe Districts Gone, Two Florida Lawmakers Taking Their Time on 2016 Decision

In Florida, where a court imposed a new map in December, two lawmakers who had their safe seats swept out from under them have yet to announce their electoral plans ahead of a June 24 filing deadline.


Could Trump, Cruz Victories Cause GOP Problems Down-Ballot?

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have demonstrated anew to conservatives how to take on — and defeat — the GOP establishment. If they’re not careful, Republicans might soon feel the consequences of their victories beyond the presidential race.

Senate Confirms Judge, and the Queue is Now Empty

The Senate confirmed Leonard Terry Strand to be U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Iowa on Thursday, in what might be the final judicial nominee confirmed for the foreseeable future.

Senate Confirms Ambassadors as Ted Cruz Relents

Updated 5:47 p.m. | Just as the Senate was departing for the Presidents Day recess, presidential hopeful Ted Cruz relented on a blockade of political nominees at the State Department.


DCCC Names First 16 Candidates to 'Red to Blue' Program

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Thursday its first round of 2016 candidates in the “Red to Blue” program, which highlights strong Democratic candidates running in open seats and districts held by Republicans that the DCCC hopes to flip.


National Republicans Side With Indiana's Todd Young in Fight Over Ballot Access

The Indiana Democratic Party’s decision to challenge Rep. Todd Young’s petitions to be on the Senate primary ballot amounted to voter deprivation, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee said Thursday.

Rift Over Guns Threatens Mental Health Package

Senators are continuing to negotiate a mental health system overhaul package, but one issue threatens its future: guns.

North Korea Brings Polarized Congress Together

What do you have to do to bring a politically polarized Congress together? Conduct a nuclear weapons test, launch a long-range rocket and restart a reactor that can provide weapons-grade plutonium.

Budget Day's Wintry Mix of Bluster and Rhetoric

“I don’t have any news to make today on that subject,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday, when asked about President Barack Obama latest spending blueprint that landed on Capitol Hill a few hours earlier. It was just one indication of the diminished public debate over the president’s budget.

Lynn Woolsey Doesn’t Find UFO Talk Totally Spacey

Mankind being completely alone in the universe makes far less sense to former Rep. Lynn Woolsey than contemplating the possibility that someone (something?) else might be cruising around the infinite vastness surrounding our home planet.

Take Five: Rep. Mike Coffman

See photos, follies, HOH Hits and Misses and more at Roll Call’s new video site.

Office Space: Gregory Meeks' New York Gallery

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., shows off his collection of pens, Easter eggs and his affinity for desks.

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