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So Special: 4 More Special Elections On the Way, So Far
 

The Alabama Senate just finished, but resignations by other members of Congress have already necessitated the scheduling of four more special elections in 2018. Political reporter Simone Pathé with what we know about the races....
Scenes From Doug Jones' Election Night Rally
 

Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race Tuesday night. Roll Call political reporter Bridget Bowman was at Sen.-elect Jones' election night rally and captured the celebrations....
Moore, Jones Cast Their Votes as Nation, World Watches Alabama
 

Recent polls show that Republican Roy Moore might have a slight advantage going into Tuesday’s special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ vacated Senate seat. Moore arrived on horseback to cast his ballot, while Democrat Doug Jones voted in a suburb of Birmingham....
Inside Debbie Dingell's Festive Office
 

Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., says she owns "hundreds of nutcrackers." Take a look inside her festive office, complete with a Christmas tree, wreaths and poinsettias....
Kihuen’s Future Unknown After Harassment Accusation
 

Last week, Democratic freshman Rep. Ruben Kihuen of Nevada was accused of sexually harassing a former campaign staffer. Since then, top Democratic leaders have asked him to resign. As he faces a competitive race for the 2018 midterms, here’s the latest on his situation. Also read Bridget Bowman’s latest reporting on the allegations....
Wasserman Schultz Shares Breast Cancer Experience on Milestone Anniversary of Diagnosis
 

Ten years ago, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., was diagnosed with breast cancer. She spoke with Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano about what she does to bring awareness to the disease and shares several items of support given to her by family and friends....
The Language of Congress: What’s the Difference Between Resigning and Retiring?
 

Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., caused some confusion when he said he was “retiring today.” Senior editor David Hawkings breaks down the difference between retirement and resignation in this edition of Roll Call’s Decoder....
Jackson Lee Reads Conyers' Resignation Statement
 

On Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., announced he is stepping down from Congress. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, read his statement — which mentioned the allegations as well as his civil rights work — on the House floor. ...
Freshman Lawmakers Say Civility Pledge Challenging But Worth It
 

In January, Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., authored a pledge asking freshman members of Congress to be civil toward each other. Nearly every freshman lawmaker signed it. Almost one year later, Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano spoke to Johnson, and the members of Congress who signed it, about how their first year went....
17 House Freshman Discuss Their Closest Across-the-Aisle Colleagues
 

In January, freshman members of Congress signed a pledge promising to be civil toward each other. Nearly one year later, Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano spoke to many of the lawmakers who signed it, and asked them who their favorite person is from the opposite party. Stay tuned for another video discussing the pledge later this week. ...
Roberts' Phone Rings During Hearing
 

Sen. Pat Roberts’ cellphone went off twice during a hearing on Wednesday, and he asked a colleague to help switch it off....
Trump Criticizes Schumer and Pelosi for Skipping Meeting
 

President Donald Trump spoke with reporters on Tuesday about the GOP tax overhaul plan and North Korea's latest missile launch. ...
An Inside Look at Congressional Retirements
 

More members of Congress are announcing their retirements this cycle. Political reporter Simone Pathé gives insight into the members’ decision-making process, and what happens after lawmakers make their announcements....
Franken 'Tremendously Sorry' After Sexual Misconduct Allegations
 

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, held a press conference on Monday and spoke about the sexual misconduct allegations brought against him by four women. Franken apologized for his actions and said it "will not happen again going forward."...
Lawmakers Talk Turkey, Cranberries … And About Food In General
 

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Roll Call looks back at members of Congress talking on the floor and in committee about the holiday, the food associated with it, and — because, who doesn’t have food on the brain? — food in general....
Mike Rounds’ Office: Where the Buffalo Roam
 

Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., says the giant buffalo head in his office serves as a “welcome home” for South Dakotans visiting Capitol Hill. In this edition of Office Space, Rounds also showed off a meaningful gift his dad gave him in 1995....