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CQ Roll Call Feb. 11, 2016
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Lewis on Sanders' Civil Rights Activism: 'I Never Saw Him'

Lewis on Sanders' Civil Rights Activism: 'I Never Saw Him'

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., hit Bernard Sanders’ past activism during the civil rights movement while throwing his support behind Hillary Clinton for president.

Politics

Will Trump, Cruz Cause Down-Ballot Problems for GOP?

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have demonstrated anew to conservatives how to take on — and defeat — the GOP establishment. If they’re not careful, Republicans might soon feel the consequences of their victories beyond the presidential race.

Politics

The Politics of Lead Poisoning Spreads Beyond Flint

The Politics of Lead Poisoning Spreads Beyond Flint

Lawmakers are realizing that the contaminated water crisis in Flint, Mich., could have political costs elsewhere.

Members to Metro Car Maker: Don’t Make Us Look Bad

Members to Metro Car Maker: Don’t Make Us Look Bad

A bipartisan group of D-M-V lawmakers tells the manufacturer of Metro’s new trains that its production problems threatens to derail funding.

Politics

Quiz: Who Wore This Campaign Fashion Better?

Quiz: Who Wore This Campaign Fashion Better?

You can admit it. You’ve thought about candidate clothing choices.


Politics

DCCC Names First 16 Candidates to 'Red to Blue' Program

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Thursday its first round of 2016 candidates in the “Red to Blue” program, which highlights strong Democratic candidates running in open seats and districts held by Republicans that the DCCC hopes to flip.

Rift Over Guns Threatens Mental Health Package

Senators are continuing to negotiate a mental health system overhaul package, but one issue threatens its future: guns.

Democrats Want Emergency Cash to Fight Opioid Abuse

Democrats are planning to fight for emergency funding to tackle opioid addiction as the Senate prepares to turn to the issue after the Presidents Day recess.

Policy

On Defense, Obama Punts to His Successor

President Barack Obama sent Congress on Tuesday a defense budget request that reflects his lame-duck status.

Politics

The Politics of Lead Poisoning

The mayor of Flint, Mich., appeared on Capitol Hill on a panel Wednesday that received a standing ovation before House Democrats. The governor of Michigan is facing a recall campaign back home. And lawmakers from other states are realizing that the contaminated water crisis in one community could have political costs elsewhere.

North Korea Brings Polarized Congress Together

What do you have to do to bring a politically polarized Congress together? Conduct a nuclear weapons test, launch a long-range rocket and restart a reactor that can provide weapons-grade plutonium.

Members to D.C. Metro Manufacturer: Don’t Make Us Look Bad

In an effort to keep funding and confidence in the system secure, a bipartisan group of D-M-V lawmakers are asking the manufacturer of Metro’s new trains to provide regular updates to the system regarding production of the next-generation cars.

Budget Day's Wintry Mix of Bluster and Rhetoric

“I don’t have any news to make today on that subject,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday, when asked about President Barack Obama latest spending blueprint that landed on Capitol Hill a few hours earlier. It was just one indication of the diminished public debate over the president’s budget.

Feingold Gets Awkward Endorsement Announcement

In a not very literate way, teachers’ union announced their endorsement of former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., who is taking on Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., in a rematch of their 2010 race.

It's 'The Payne Report' — Radio From Rutgers

Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., has launched a new radio show, created to find connections between hip-hop and government, and for his first show he welcomed Congressional Black Caucus chairman G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., and discussed a range of political issues.

Crowded Presidential Race Could Strain Secret Service Budget

The Secret Service is always busy in election years, but the 2016 presidential race could pose a bigger challenge than usual for the agency in charge of guarding candidates vying for their party’s nomination. There are four under Secret Service protection already, and the pack could grow.

Burr's 'Thing' Needs Repairs

Senator Richard Burr’s, R-N.C., beloved Volkswagen Thing faced some problems on Wednesday, with the North Carolina Republican tweeting a photo of three men pushing his car on the side of a road.

Lynn Woolsey Doesn’t Find UFO Talk Totally Spacey

Mankind being completely alone in the universe makes far less sense to former Rep. Lynn Woolsey than contemplating the possibility that someone (something?) else might be cruising around the infinite vastness surrounding our home planet.

Take Five: Rep. Mike Coffman

See photos, follies, HOH Hits and Misses and more at Roll Call’s new video site.

Office Space: Gregory Meeks' New York Gallery

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., shows off his collection of pens, Easter eggs and his affinity for desks.

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