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CQ Roll Call Nov. 26, 2015
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Obama: No 'Credible' Thanksgiving Terror Threat

President Barack Obama said national security officials see no evidence of a Thanksgiving terrorist attack in the United States, and urged Americans to proceed with their holiday travel and revelry.

Mike Lee Finds Himself in Middle of Reconciliation Battle

Sen. Mike Lee will find himself in the middle of the debate on the Affordable Care Act on Monday, as well as between two colleagues running for president.


Poll: Wide Divide Over Allowing Muslim Refugees Into the U.S.

A new poll shows six in 10 Americans don’t want the U.S. to allow Muslim refugees from Syria into the country but are more inviting to Christian refugees.

Campaign Finance Riders Face Fight in Year-End Spending Bill

Progressive and political money groups say they will intensify their lobbying in the coming days to prevent four campaign finance measures from hitching a ride on a year-end budget deal.

White House Asks High Court to Hear Immigration Case This Term

White House Asks High Court to Hear Immigration Case This Term

Government attorneys late Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to decide the case over President Barack Obama’s immigration executive actions by the end of this term in June.

Republicans to Pentagon: Consult Lawyers Before Following Obama on Gitmo

A group of House Republicans wants uniformed military leaders to consult with attorneys before carrying out executive orders from President Barack Obama related to closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Office Space: Steve King's Excavation Site

Office Space: Steve King's Excavation Site

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, displays his collection of historical artifacts, hikes mountains with Rep. Louie Gohmert and brandishes a knife to CQ Roll Call.

Staffer Lawsuit Hits Benghazi Committee, Gowdy

Former staffer Bradley F. Podliska filed a lawsuit on Monday against the House Select Committee on Benghazi for unlawful termination and against its chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., for defamation.


Kentucky Sports Radio Host Decides Against a Campaign for Congress

In Kentucky Sports Radio Host Matt Jones, Democrats in Washington thought they might have found it all in a possible candidate to run in Kentucky’s 6th District: A moderate who was not ashamed to admit he voted for President Barack Obama; a well-educated lawyer who knows how to speak to the district’s working-class voters; and a man who has spent years building his name identification by hosting one of the top sports talk shows in a state that loves its sports.

Lawsuit Against Ryan Refiled, but Not Against Speaker

Lawsuit Against Ryan Refiled, but Not Against Speaker

Two men who sued Speaker Paul D. Ryan — and then agreed to drop the case in March — have refiled their lawsuit over a car crash on I-395 involving Ryan’s then-D.C. chief of staff.

Influential Conservative: Refugee Dispute 'Unnecessary'

Not everyone on the Christian right wants to stop Syrian refugees — the Muslim ones, anyway — from resettling here in wake of the Islamic State terror attacks on Paris.

Politics Speaking Style Says Volumes About GOP Race

Speaking Style Says Volumes About GOP Race

In a race filled with plenty of fast-talking, quick-tongued hopefuls — including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and, at one point, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal — Ben Carson stands out as very different, and not only because of his race, resume and life accomplishments.


Two Lawmakers Say Campaigns for Vitter's Seat Are Coming Soon

Two days after Republican Sen. David Vitter’s defeat in the Louisiana governor’s race and his announcement that he would not seek re-election, two Republicans said they were readying campaigns for the seat next year.

Congress, Police Look at Enhanced Capitol Security Costs

Congress, Police Look at Enhanced Capitol Security Costs

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, Capitol Police have stepped up security around the Capitol, even as the department struggles with strained resources.

Heroin Epidemic Prompts Calls for More Congressional Spending

As appropriators work to craft an omnibus spending package to fund the federal government, one of them is making a pitch for additional funding to combat heroin.

Rand Paul Takes Aim at D.C. Gun Laws

Rand Paul Takes Aim at D.C. Gun Laws

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is once again drawing the ire of the District of Columbia’s congresswoman by taking aim at D.C.’s gun laws.


GOP Hindu-American Political Arm Emerges for 2016 Elections

Indian-Americans make up one of the of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population and generally lean Democratic. But Shalabh ‘Shalli’ Kumar – a wealthy Chicago businessman who immigrated from India nearly 50 years ago – is hoping to change that.

Why Mike Lee Won't Do Hallway Interviews

Why Mike Lee Won't Do Hallway Interviews

Sen. Mike Lee is no longer taking hallway interviews.

The Planned Parenthood Controversy Mirrored in 'Scandal'

The controversy over Planned Parenthood may have cooled down in Congress, but that didn’t stop the issue from heating up Thursday night on ABC’s hit show “Scandal.”

Hill Life It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas...

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas...

The Capitol Christmas tree has arrived on the Hill.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Nov. 16, 2015

Lawmakers prepped for their Thanksgiving recess by winking, saluting R. Kelly and “popping off.”

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