Alex Gangitano

Gretchen Carlson to Testify Before Congress
Ex-Fox anchor will speak on forced arbitration

Ex-Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson says she will testify before Congress after the election.

Time magazine reported on Friday that the former "Fox & Friends" co-host will testify about forced arbitration, which is when companies have employees sign away their rights to litigation and agree to settle employment disputes through arbitration.

Heard on the Hill This Week: Bar Hopping on Debate Night

While voters throughout nation gathered around TVs for the third and final showdown between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Roll Call's Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano went bar hopping to Capitol Hill's debate watch parties. These included a basement bar serving Trump-inspired cocktails and a Hill favorite with Clinton and Trump impersonators.

Also, straight from Nevada, senior Senate reporter Niels Lesniewski shares Minority Leader Harry Reid's advice for the Washington Nationals at the end of their season.

Word on the Hill: Miley in Virginia for Clinton
Staffer shuffles and Capitol flyover

Get out the vote, wrecking ball-style.

Singer Miley Cyrus is campaigning for Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., at George Mason University on Saturday.

What We Learned From Wednesday's Debate
How former presidential campaign managers and operatives saw Round 3

Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump did anything to change the trajectory of the presidential race in Wednesday’s third and final debate, most experts said immediately afterward.

Democrat Clinton was poised and prepared while Trump, the Republican nominee, landed a few blows. But Trump's refusal to say whether he would accept the results of the election overshadowed the rest of his performance and reminded people of his erratic nature.

Helping Hill Communicators Communicate Better
Jessica Gail is the new chairwoman of DCNet

Jessica Gail became the chairwoman of the Democratic Communicators Network in August. By day, she’s the communications director for Indiana Democratic Rep. André Carson.

The network, commonly called DCNet, was started in 2007 by Will Jenkins, who worked on the Hill for five years and is now in public affairs at the White House.

Word on the Hill: Sasse Tweets Turn Into Staffer Brawl
Animal lover Bob Dole gets an award

Sen. Ben Sasse’s Twitter rants get even better when staffers get involved.

On Wednesday, the Nebraska Republican went off on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Capitol Hill Watch Parties Decisively for Clinton
More cheers for the Democrat during contentious debate on Wednesday

On Capitol Hill, there were a lot of cheers for Hillary Clinton and a lot of mocking of Donald Trump during the final presidential debate Wednesday night.

A half hour before the start, Capitol Lounge — a hot spot for House staffers — was already packed without an empty seat in the house. Trump and Clinton impersonators greeted the mainly 20- and 30-something patrons at the door.

Word on the Hill: Where to Watch Tonight’s Debate
Top spots on the Senate and House side

Let’s get ready to rumble.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off on the national stage for one last time before the election. The debate takes place at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at 9 p.m. Eastern time. And, as usual, it will run for 90 minutes without commercials.

NRCC Makes Democratic Candidates 'Nasty'
Facebook videos experiment with a different style

Is your Facebook news feed full of “Tasty” videos showing you new recipes? Look out for “Nasty Cooking” videos showing you not only recipes, but gross ones paired with whom you should vote for.

The National Republican Congressional Committee rolled out Nasty Cooking on Facebook last week to poke fun at Democrats running for Congress.

Word on the Hill: Lots of Spooky in Washington
Vet staffer briefing and parking updates

GOP Women Are Listening, and They're Talking
Rep. Elise Stefanik is participating in this week's Women2Women tour

Before Donald Trump even entered the scene, one group of Republican women found it important to stay politically aware.

The Women2Women Conversations Tour was launched in 2014 as a place for women across the country, from the ages of roughly 35 to 55 years, to discuss their issues during an election.

Abdul-Jabbar on Trump: 'That’s Who Republicans Chose'
NBA Hall of Famer spoke at Press Club about his new book

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, thinks people should listen to facts, not Donald Trump.

“We have to react to the facts and not what somebody wants people to believe because he’s running for office,” he said. “I don’t think that does the nation any good.”

Rep. Swalwell Got Married Over the Weekend
California Democrat met his wife in 2015

California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell got married on Friday. 

Swalwell's new wife, Brittany Ann Watts, is the director of sales for the Ritz-Carlton resort in Half Moon Bay, California, The New York Times' wedding announcement said.

Word on the Hill: Basketball and Politics
Two Illinois Democrats celebrate a birthday

The NBA’s all-time leading scorer turned author and political activist, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, is speaking on African-American history in Washington today.

The former Los Angeles Lakers center, 69, is a Muslim convert and has been active in discussions about race and Islam. 

Heard on the Hill This Week: Late Night Comes to D.C.

With lawmakers still out of town campaigning, Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano took in some late night TV this week. Seth Meyers brought his NBC talk show to Washington, featuring big-name guests like Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter....
Jimmy Kimmel Makes Mock 'Toomey for Senate' Ad
Comedian calls out Pennsylvania senator for his support of Trump

Jimmy Kimmel made a fake campaign ad for Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick J. Toomey that calls him out for sidestepping whether he'll vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The GOP senator is being challenged by Democrat Katie McGinty, in a tossup race that could determine which party controls the Senate.

Word on the Hill: Find Out the Impact of This Election
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar praises Bob Dylan

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, former Bernie Sanders for President campaign manager Jeff Weaver and Virginia Rep. Rob Wittman all in one room?

Roll Call’s Election Impact Conference is on Nov. 10 and it’s not too late to sign up for an early bird rate, which ranges from $99 to $499.

D.C. Mayor Bowser on the Side of Nats' Fans
Washingtonians are pushing to #KeepMetroOpen

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser wants an exemption process for special events to stop Washington's Metro rail system from shutting down in the evenings for track work.

"Let me be clear: Eliminating late-night service is bad for our residents and bad for our economy," Bowser said in a statement released on Thursday.

Word on the Hill: Go Nats!
It's Passport Day on the Hill

The Nationals are back in Washington with a chance to win their first-ever baseball playoff series.

First pitch of the decisive Game 5 against the Los AngelesDodgers is at 8:08 p.m. The series is currently tied 2-2.

Diversity in Congress Starts at the Staff Level
Moh Sharma leads the Congressional Asian Pacific American Staff Association

While California Democratic Rep. Xavier Becerra is working to make Congress more diverse, one of his staffers is hoping to increase diversity among those who work there. 

Moh Sharma, a senior policy adviser for the House Democratic Caucus, which Becerra chairs, has been the president of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Staff Association for three years.