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CQ Roll Call Sept. 16, 2014
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Mark Warner Still Pushing Grand Bargains on the Stump

FAIRFAX, Va. — How often do you hear a Democrat on the campaign stump tell a largely partisan audience that some of the attendees might be well-advised to vote for a Republican?

At the Races

Scott Brown's Path Back to D.C. Widens

Former Sen. Scott P. Brown’s path to victory in the New Hampshire Senate race has widened.

Hawkings

First Clinton, Now Biden Offer Iowa Their Versions of 2016 Populism

She went out to grill some beef, and now he’s going out to help some nuns.


The Maine Attraction: Chellie Pingree Cultivates Her Own Food Capital

The Maine Attraction: Chellie Pingree Cultivates Her Own Food Capital

NORTH HAVEN, Maine — Should she ever tire of battling opposing lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Rep. Chellie Pingree could always kick back and indulge in one of her favorite pastimes: shaking cocktails for the pleasure seekers who pour into her farm-to-table restaurant each summer.

Politics

The Republican Brand's Recovery Tour — Sort Of

There was a time, a little less than a year ago, when Democrats salivated at the thought of running against the GOP brand and demonizing Republican candidates by attacking them and their party for “shutting down the government.”

Hill Life House Ethics Committee Probing Paul Broun

House Ethics Committee Probing Paul Broun

Rep. Paul Broun, the Georgia Republican who lost a Senate primary in May, is being investigated for alleged ethics violations.

Hill Life

D.C. Statehood Hearing Explores Other Options

Washington, D.C. residents crowded into a hearing room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building Monday to witness the first hearing on D.C. statehood in two decades, though enacting statehood in the 113th Congress is not likely anytime soon.

Gingrich, DeLay and Republicans of '94 to Reunite on Capitol Hill

Gingrich, DeLay and Republicans of '94 to Reunite on Capitol Hill

Newt Gingrich and Tom DeLay had a rocky relationship when they served together in House GOP leadership nearly two decades ago.

Politics

Democrats Sound the Alarm on Southern California Race

Democrats are sending warning signals on a previously sleepy southern California House race — a tangible sign of an increasingly tough midterm for the party.

Wyden Cites Oregon Wine in Effort to Spark Extenders Action

Wyden Cites Oregon Wine in Effort to Spark Extenders Action

Oregon wine grapes could go unpressed and it’s Congress’ fault, said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden on Monday.

Policy

Lobbyist Thomas H. Boggs Jr. Dies at Age 73

Thomas Boggs Jr., partner at Patton Boggs, a major lobbying firm in Washington, died Monday at the age of 73.

Politics

Democratic Poll Shows Dead Heat in New Jersey Race

A new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poll shows a dead heat in a competitive New Jersey House race.

Policy Amtrak Looks for Balance Between Serving Northeast Corridor, the Rest of the Country

Amtrak Looks for Balance Between Serving Northeast Corridor, the Rest of the Country

A traveler wishing to ride the rails in Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston can choose from dozens of trains per day. Anyone wishing to ride the Sunset Limited from New Orleans to Los Angeles, however, has more limited options: There’s one train on Monday, one on Wednesday and one on Saturday.

Reid Moves NRC Nominations as Fight Over Yucca Mountain Continues

It helps to be the majority leader when you’re trying to kill the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository.

Politics Rand Paul Sets Timeline to Decide Presidential Bid

Rand Paul Sets Timeline to Decide Presidential Bid

Sen. Rand Paul will announce whether he’ll run for president by next spring, the Kentucky Republican said Monday.

Policy

Nuclear Option Helped Obama Refashion Bench

Ten months after his fellow Democrats “went nuclear” in the Senate on his behalf, President Barack Obama is done putting his stamp on the federal judiciary — at least for the year, but maybe forever if Republicans take control of the place.

Using Social Media to Showcase the Speaker's Lighter Side

What do Speaker John A. Boehner and a windup toy monkey have in common?

Politics Democrats Have a Plan to Overcome Obama in Red States

Democrats Have a Plan to Overcome Obama in Red States

As national analysts say the odds are increasingly against them, Democratic senators and senior operatives remain optimistic the party’s most vulnerable incumbents can survive stiff re-election challenges, even in red states where the president’s popularity is sunk.

Hill Life

A Hard Rock Day's Night

If there is an epicenter of the Washington Tourist-Industrial Complex, it may very well be the Hard Rock Cafe in Penn Quarter.

Hill Life Beth Plemmons, the Capitol Visitor Center's Guide to Southern Hospitality

Beth Plemmons, the Capitol Visitor Center's Guide to Southern Hospitality

North Carolina native Beth Plemmons, CEO of visitor services at the Capitol Visitor Center, is a pro at Southern hospitality.

Politics

Democratic Poll Shows Dead Heat in New Jersey Race

A new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poll shows a dead heat in a competitive New Jersey House race.

Mark Sanford Calls Off Engagement in Epic Facebook Post

Mark Sanford Calls Off Engagement in Epic Facebook Post

In an epic Facebook post, Rep. Mark Sanford announced he is calling off his engagement with Maria Belén Chapur because of the stress of an ongoing custody dispute with his ex-wife, Jenny Sanford.

Capito Mourns Loss of Mother Shelley Riley Moore

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito announced Saturday the passing of her mother, former West Virginia First Lady Shelley Riley Moore. She was 88.

Mulvaney Says Outside Groups Won't Define Conservative Credibility

Mulvaney Says Outside Groups Won't Define Conservative Credibility

Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, a front-runner in the race for chairmanship of the Republican Study Committee in the next Congress, is vowing to guard the independence of the GOP's right wing from influential outside groups like Heritage Action.

Bill Maher Names Flip a District Pick

Updated: 3:44 p.m. | From now until Election Day, comedian Bill Maher has made it his mission to ensure Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., does not come back to Congress.

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Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of September 8 (Video)

After a five-week recess, members returned to discuss the “crisis with ISIS” and Dick Cheney while reminding C-SPAN viewers to “tweet, tweet, tweet.”

Hill Life

CBO Announces YouTube Channel

Can’t get enough of budget hearings? The Congressional Budget Office has you covered.

Hill Life Cynics Be Damned: Krepp Endorses Norton ... on Statehood Efforts

Cynics Be Damned: Krepp Endorses Norton ... on Statehood Efforts

Ruthless campaigner Tim Krepp emailed supporters on Friday afternoon to say he wholeheartedly supports Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and they should, too. Krepp hopes to defeat the congresswoman, who is running for her 13th term representing the District, in the November election, but he wants everyone to rally behind her on Monday. Norton will testify to a Senate panel on a cause near and dear to most Washingtonians: D.C. statehood.

Hill Life

Staffers, Diplomats Call for Capitol Hill to Act on Ebola Crisis

Capitol Hill observed a campus-wide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Thursday to honor those killed in the 9/11 terror attacks.

Pelosi Suggests Holiday Surprise on Immigration (Video)

Pelosi Suggests Holiday Surprise on Immigration (Video)

If Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is correct, President Barack Obama’s delayed executive action on immigration may be coming sooner than expected.

Hill Life

Ethics Won't Investigate Gwen Moore's Arrest

The House Ethics Committee will not investigate Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., following her Sept. 4 arrest while protesting with fast food workers outside a McDonald’s in her home state.

Politics Whitehouse Under Fire for Not Opposing Georgia Judicial Nominee

Whitehouse Under Fire for Not Opposing Georgia Judicial Nominee

An abortion rights group on Thursday criticized Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., for not opposing a controversial nominee to a federal district court in Georgia.

Hill Life

'Muslims for Life' Blood Drive Honors 9/11 Victims

After the Capitol Hill community observed a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, volunteers went to work in the Rayburn House Office building to facilitate the annual “Muslims for Life” blood drive in the Capitol.

Policy Campaign Money Debate Won't Help Hill's Reputation

Campaign Money Debate Won't Help Hill's Reputation

It’s nothing more than another Senate floor sideshow this week, a stage-managed debate in slow motion where the ultimate outcome is such a decisive and foreordained defeat that almost no one is paying attention.

Hill Life

Homeless Man Arrested for Wreaking Havoc on Lower Senate Park

Capitol Police arrested a homeless man Monday afternoon in Lower Senate Park who seemed bent on destroying the serene scenery.

Politics Rob Portman Will Look at Presidential Bid After Election

Rob Portman Will Look at Presidential Bid After Election

Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday he would consider a presidential bid, but only after the elections in November.

Senators Push Against Burger King Tax Inversion

A handful of members of the Senate Democratic caucus are calling on the leadership of Burger King to abandon the idea of using inversion for tax purposes as part of the merger with a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.

Female Senators Write Letter to Goodell, Want NFL to Adopt 'Zero-Tolerance' Policy

Female Senators Write Letter to Goodell, Want NFL to Adopt 'Zero-Tolerance' Policy

A group of 16 female senators, including Maryland Democrat Barbara A. Mikulski, have written a scathing letter to Roger Goodell about the National Football League’s handling of violence against women.

Politics

How 'Establishment' Republicans Got the House Candidates They Wanted

Earlier this year, House Republicans had 12 potential problems that stood in the way of extending their majority.

Politics How to Lose a Primary in 10 Days

How to Lose a Primary in 10 Days

By the time Massachusetts Rep. John F. Tierney knew he had a real primary race on his hands, it was too late.

Politics

Pot Still Too Hot to Handle for Colorado Politicians

BOULDER, Colo. — Long a flashpoint in the culture wars, marijuana’s growing legitimacy hasn’t yet turned it into a political weapon, even in the marquee races in the first state to legalize the drug.

Politics How Major League Baseball Could Determine Control of Congress (Updated)

How Major League Baseball Could Determine Control of Congress (Updated)

For most of the country, this October’s television airwaves are filled with two things: baseball and politics — and the two rarely mix.

In a Partisan Climate, 2 Lawmakers Try to Talk Past Climate Change

Two House lawmakers are about to find out whether Congress can solve a problem precipitated, in part, by concerns over climate change — without devolving into a fight over climate change.

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