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CQ Roll Call Aug. 28, 2015
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Tom Carper Brings Count of Iran Deal Supporters to 30

Sen. Thomas R. Carper became the 30th member of the Senate Democratic caucus to endorse the Iran deal late Thursday night, in an opinion piece prepared for publication Friday in The News Journal of Delaware.

Metro: Track Defect Deleted From Inspection Report

A technician “erroneously” deleted information from a July inspection report about a serious track defect that caused a train to derail Aug. 6, Metro said in an investigation report released to the public on Friday.


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Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Ted Cruz (Video)

Congressional Hits and Misses’ member marathon rolls on this week with Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican and presidential contender who doesn’t shy away from “wacko birds,” syrup guzzling or scaring children.

Appeals Court Allows NSA Telephone Record Collection

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned an injunction that would have halted the National Security Administration’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records, but the judges also allowed a lawsuit against the program to move forward.

Politics Eric Cantor Emerges From Defeat to Back Jeb Bush in Virginia

Eric Cantor Emerges From Defeat to Back Jeb Bush in Virginia

Eric Cantor, the former House Majority Leader who primary election loss was one of the biggest political shockers of 2014, has re-emerged from the private sector to lend his support to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign in his home state.

5 Members of Congress Who Could Endorse Trump

Donald Trump may be polling far ahead of the rest of the GOP presidential field, but there’s one constituency that remains reluctant to support the insurgent candidate: Congress.

Hill Life Doug Hughes Legal Team Takes Aim at D.C. Airspace Security

Doug Hughes Legal Team Takes Aim at D.C. Airspace Security

The legal team representing Douglas Hughes plans to poke holes in congressional testimony from federal officials who were called before Congress in the wake of Hughes’ April 15 landing of his gyrocopter on the Capitol’s West Front Lawn.

Hill Life

Ike Memorial Gets Another Critic

As appropriators get down to business on fiscal 2016 spending, one House Republican is asking key players in the deal-making process not to compromise on their proposal to strip funding for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission.

Hill Life Civil Rights Icon Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at 104

Civil Rights Icon Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at 104

Amelia Boynton Robinson, the 104-year-old civil rights activist whose role in the 1965 Bloody Sunday march from Selma to Montgomery was celebrated in this year’s 50th anniversary of the event, in the movie “Selma” and by her appearance at this year’s State of the Union, died Wednesday. She was 104.

Ted Cruz Invites Donald Trump to Anti-Iran Deal Rally on Capitol Grounds

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has invited fellow presidential candidate Donald J. Trump to participate in a rally outside the Capitol against the international nuclear agreement with Iran.

Sudanese Refugee Is Not Your Average Summer Intern

Sudanese Refugee Is Not Your Average Summer Intern

An “awesome” hug with the vice president, seeing the president at Nationals Park, attending a Champions of Change event at the White House — it was all packed into a Senate internship this summer and came just a few months after Mohy Omer, a refugee from Sudan, had become a U.S. citizen.

Politics

Rand Paul in for the 'Long Haul' — But Can He Make It That Far?

As Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and his presidential campaign embarked this week on a western swing – working their way from Alaska to Utah – they hoped to send a message to his fellow Republican candidates — that Paul is “in it for the long haul.”

Rubio: GOP Needs 60 Votes to Repeal Obamacare

Rubio: GOP Needs 60 Votes to Repeal Obamacare

Sen. Marco Rubio sounds rather bearish on repealing Obamacare anytime soon, even if he or another Republican becomes president.

Senator Criticizes 'Systemic Issues' in State Dept. Email Management

One of the State Department’s congressional overseers is expressing fresh concerns about federal data security after this week’s inspector general report about the use of private email at the embassy in Japan.

Hill Life Court Orders in Chaka Fattah Case Could Complicate Life in Congress

Court Orders in Chaka Fattah Case Could Complicate Life in Congress

Pre-trial orders from the federal judge overseeing Rep. Chaka Fattah’s corruption case have made it hard and expensive for the Pennsylvania Democrat to do his job in Congress.

Hill Life

Ethics Battle Still Brewing Over Azerbaijan Travel

After it provoked a dispute between key players in Capitol Hill’s ethics enforcement process, Congress handed a probe of Azerbaijan travel to the executive branch and headed out for recess. But the battle is still brewing in Washington.

Hill Life Prosecutors: Menendez Argument 'Blueprint' for Criminal Immunity on Capitol Hill

Prosecutors: Menendez Argument 'Blueprint' for Criminal Immunity on Capitol Hill

Measuring the scope of Congress’ ability to shield its work from prosecutors, Department of Justice lawyers and attorneys representing Sen. Robert Menendez seem to agree on only one point: The New Jersey Democrat’s assistance securing tourist and student visas for Dr. Salomon Melgen’s young, foreign girlfriends falls into the unprotected category.

Obama Won't Be Pushing Second Amendment Rollback After Latest Shooting

After Wednesday’s shooting during a local television news live shot in Virginia, the White House said President Barack Obama is continuing to call for new gun safety laws.

Obama, Reid and 'the Crazies'

Obama, Reid and 'the Crazies'

We might never know exactly who President Barack Obama had on his mind when he called people “crazies” Monday night.

Politics

Parties Play Politics With FEC Complaints

Ethics problems can be serious trouble for any politician, but party strategists often use Federal Election Committee complaints to play games with the opposition, because the allegation has a slim chance of being ruled on before Election Day.

2016 Candidates on Display at Iowa State Fair

2016 Candidates on Display at Iowa State Fair

Ah, the Iowa State Fair, where 2016 candidates vying for the highest office in the land hoist themselves into tractors, hork down pork on a stick, pose for awkward selfies and try, unsuccessfully, not to look to sweaty for the camera.

Immigration Could Get Push From Pope Francis

Many advocates for revamping immigration laws have tried to coax Congress into action over the years, but a particularly powerful one will be arriving next month: Pope Francis.

Politics In New Hampshire, Frank Guinta Soldiers On Amid Controversy

In New Hampshire, Frank Guinta Soldiers On Amid Controversy

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Embattled GOP Rep. Frank C. Guinta may be one of the most vulnerable congressional incumbents in the country, but you wouldn’t know it if you spent time with the Republican congressman in his district.

Congress' Squishy Financial Disclosure Deadline

A week after Congress’ Aug. 13 deadline for members filing financial disclosures — a deadline already extended 90 days from May 15 — there are still almost a dozen members who have not turned in their forms.

Policy August Recess an Ideal Time for Art History Class at the Capitol

August Recess an Ideal Time for Art History Class at the Capitol

The oppressively ugly tangle of plastic sheeting and two-by-fours that’s dominated the Hart Building atrium for several months is, paradoxically, a reminder of just how much inspirational beauty infuses the Capitol complex.

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