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CQ Roll Call Sept. 2, 2015
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Iran Deal Done: With Mikulski, Obama Has <br>All the Votes He Needs
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Iran Deal Done: With Mikulski, Obama Has
All the Votes He Needs

A week before Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and fellow GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump plan to rally against it with conservative media personality Glenn Beck, the Iran deal is a done deal.

Hill Blotter

OPM Awards Credit-Monitoring Contract in Wake of Data Breach

Millions of individuals affected by the June data breach at the Office of Personnel Management will receive three years of credit monitoring and identity theft insurance, the agency announced Tuesday.

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Could Tobacco Carveout Kill TPP?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s rocky road in Congress faces a fresh threat from tobacco-state senators.


Ex-Hill Intern Makes Facebook Fortune, Joins White House

A 24-year-old former Capitol Hill intern who has already struck it rich with an app bought by Facebook has joined the White House as the first ever “Director of Product.”

Hill Life

Capitol Police Arrest Secret Service Impersonator in Scalise's Office (Video)

Capitol Police arrested a man last month for reportedly impersonating a law enforcement officer in House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s Rayburn office.

McConnell Expects to Cut Budget Deal, Avert Shutdown (Video)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that funding the government is the top challenge facing him when he returns to the Capitol next week.

Politics Does David Vitter Have Something to Worry About?

Does David Vitter Have Something to Worry About?

Two-term Republican Sen. David Vitter started his bid for Louisiana governor as a solid, if not prohibitive, favorite. But Pelican State watchers believe that Vitter’s prospects look less certain now than they did six months ago.

Hill Life

White House Staffer Indicted for Shooting at Capitol Police Boyfriend

The White House staffer and longtime Capitol Hill aide arrested Aug. 7 for allegedly shooting at her Capitol Police boyfriend has been indicted for first degree assault, Maryland authorities said Tuesday.

Hensarling's Ex-Im Bank Opposition Costs Dallas

Hensarling's Ex-Im Bank Opposition Costs Dallas

With the Export-Import Bank’s charter now expired for two months and counting, pro-Ex-Im businesses are putting new pressure on the House Republicans behind the effort to shut down the federal credit agency.

Hill Life

Slain Former Intern Remembered at American University

On a small altar at the American University chapel sat red, white and blue flowers, a New York Yankees cap, and a picture of a beaming young man standing in front of the White House.

Canada Border Wall Idea Smacked by Rand Paul, Patrick Leahy

Canada Border Wall Idea Smacked by Rand Paul, Patrick Leahy

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker may think that a wall along the U.S.-Canada border is a “legitimate” idea to look into, but two U.S. senators think it’s “dumb” and “terrible.”

Alaska Visit, Denali Naming Highlights Obama's Bucket List

President Barack Obama’s renaming of Mount McKinley to Denali has raised the hackles of Speaker John A. Boehner, but the rest of his Alaska trip may rile the GOP even more as the president highlights the effects of climate change and his go-it-alone plans to tackle it.

Politics Hassan Waits to Choose Her Adventure in New Hampshire

Hassan Waits to Choose Her Adventure in New Hampshire

DOVER, N.H. — Gov. Maggie Hassan stands in front of a green screen. To her left, a stick-on motif on the wall prompts her to “Choose Your Adventure Here.”

Hill Life

GPO Touts 'Historic Low' of Discrimination Complaints

The Government Publishing Office is on track to report the lowest number of workplace discrimination complaints in nearly 20 years, the agency announced Monday.

Politics Internal Poll Shows Cresent Hardy Leading Potential Challengers

Internal Poll Shows Cresent Hardy Leading Potential Challengers

Rep. Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., leads all four of the potential Democratic opponents in head-to-head matchups for his 4th District seat, an internal poll conducted for his campaign and obtained by CQ Roll Call shows.

Scalise, Richmond: Two Takes on Post-Katrina New Orleans

Here’s the latest in a CQ Roll Call series of reports on the legacy of Hurricane Katrina, continuing our conversations with New Orleans’ congressmen Steve Scalise and Cedric L. Richmond:

Politics Drowning in Weak Polling, How Long Can Lindsey Graham Stay in 2016 Race?

Drowning in Weak Polling, How Long Can Lindsey Graham Stay in 2016 Race?

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s presidential campaign has had a tough time getting traction so far, and a new Quinnipiac University poll keeps him in the conversation about who might be the first of the 17 Republican presidential candidates to fold.

White House Slams 'Pro-War Rally' Featuring Trump, Cruz (Video)

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the event Republican presidential hopefuls Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and businessman Donald Trump plan to attend outside the Capitol next month is “pro-war.”

Politics Former Senate Colleagues Could See Biden as President

Former Senate Colleagues Could See Biden as President

Rare is the senator who hasn’t praised Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s character.

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.

Politics DSCC Talking to Potential Burr Challengers in North Carolina

DSCC Talking to Potential Burr Challengers in North Carolina

For much of this summer, North Carolina has been Democrats’ Colorado. Looking toward 2016, Democrats have a shot at unseating the incumbent senator but no candidate.

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