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CQ Roll Call Aug. 28, 2015
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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.

Obama to Highlight Post-Katrina Progress in New Orleans

“What started out as a natural disaster became a manmade one — a failure of government to look out for its own citizens.”

Bernie Sanders
Vs. the Media

Bernie Sanders<br>Vs. the Media
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WH Won't Be Pushing Second Amendment Rollback

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.


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.

Larry Craig Day's 8th Anniversary

It was eight years ago today that Sen. Larry Craig’s congressional career ended up in the toilet.

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.

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.

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.

Hill Life

How August Recess Makes Life Better — for Everyone

September is looming large, with the August recess eventually coming to an end. But these several weeks aren’t wasted time. On the contrary, August recess actually improves a congressional office’s effectiveness, says Brad Fitch, president of the Congressional Management Foundation and a former Hill staffer.

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.

As Prospects of Derailing Iran Deal Dim, Corker Eyes Next Step

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker is home in Tennessee, but he said Wednesday he’s been on the phone a lot about Iran — particularly with moderate Democrats.

Hoopsters Trash Talk at White House Ceremony

Hoopsters Trash Talk at White House Ceremony

Hey, what’s a little trash talk among hoopsters? Baller-in-chief Barack Obama welcomed the WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury to the White House today, and, according to the official White House transcript, POTUS engaged in a little back and forth with the Mercury’s Diana Taurasi:

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.

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.

Politics

Campaign Committees Open Holes While Filling Others

Democrats want to hold the White House, take back the majorities in the Senate and the House, and gain ground in governorships. But what happens when those are conflicting goals?

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

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.

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.

Obamacare Repeal Effort Could Wait Until Next Year

Obamacare Repeal Effort Could Wait Until Next Year

The No. 3 Senate Republican hinted there may be no effort to use fast-track budget procedures to get an Obamacare repeal to the president’s desk this year.

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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