Juliette Rocheleau

‘President Did Nothing Wrong,’ Sanders Says
 

Speaking at a press briefing on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced questions from reporters surrounding recent developments involving former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and former personal lawyer to the president Michael Cohen. ...
Trump Says Wall is Coming, Predicts a ‘Red Wave’ in November
 

Speaking at the White House at an immigration event, President Donald Trump said that he predicts a "red wave" for the upcoming midterm elections in November because a "blue wave means crime." Trump said that the proposed wall on the southern U.S. border is getting "longer and taller and stronger" each day. Trump urged Congress to appropriate $5 billion in funding for the wall....
3 Ways Trump and the Senate Can Stumble On Crucial Spending Bills Before Labor Day
Penn Ave Report: Connecting Congress and the White House at the intersection of politics

The Senate is debating a key appropriations package this week as the chamber and President Donald Trump hurtle toward the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. White House correspondent John T. Bennett says there are potential road blocks that could stall any potential deal to keep the government funded past that date....
Warren Targets Corruption in Washington With Proposed Lobbying Bill
 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Tuesday that her new legislation is aimed at regulating lobbying practices in Washington by requiring everyone to register. "Start by fixing the Swiss cheese definition of lobbying," Warren said at the National Press Club. The Massachusetts Democrat is running for re-election in the Senate this November, and is considered a potential Democratic candidate for president in 2020....
Lewandowski Games Out What a Bloomberg vs. Trump 2020 Election Would Look Like
 

President Donald Trump's most formidable opponent in 2020? Independent, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to Corey Lewandowski. The former Trump campaign manager said on Wednesday at the CS Monitor Breakfast that if he put on his "Democrat strategist hat," that'd be his pick. Watch for his reasons why....
Denham Tells Fundraiser Crowd He’ll Get Transportation Panel’s Gavel
 

Rep. Jeff Denham, R-California, spoke at a fundraising event hosted by the Modesto Republican Women Federated, where he said that he would be chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the next Congress if he's re-elected. But he's not the only member seeking that top spot.

Collins’ Challenger: We Raised More This Morning Than ‘In the Whole Race’
 

Nate McMurray, Democratic candidate for New York’s 27th District, gave a news conference Wednesday after insider trading charges were brought against Rep. Chris Collins, R-New York. McMurray said the campaign has had a “busy morning.”...
Pass the Pie and the Secrets: Collins Allegedly Shared Insider Trading Knowledge While At Congressional Picnic
 

Rep. Chris Collins, R-New York, was charged Wednesday with insider trading and lying to authorities. In this video, watch U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, discuss details of the indictment, including that Collins was allegedly at a congressional picnic at the White House when he contacted his son about sensitive information....
Graham on Mueller Conversation With Trump: ‘You Just Gotta Ride It Out’
 

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., took questions on Monday night at a local Republican Party meeting and he shed light on his recent conversations with President Donald Trump and the Mueller investigation....
Office Space: Frankel’s Doodle Domain
 

In this week’s edition, Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., a self-proclaimed avid doodler, walks us through her artistic process and shows off her colorful creations that hang in her office....
Watch: Senate Democrats Demand Kavanaugh Documents
 

Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer continued on Tuesday to call for Republicans to release all career court filings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court Justice Nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh....
Standing Next to Conte, Trumps Says He'll ‘Consider’ Shutdown Over Border Policy
 

During a news conference on Monday with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, President Donald Trump spoke about Congress' need to prioritize border security. While he emphasized he would be "willing to consider" a shutdown if no funding for the border is provided in government funding measures that Congress is expected to pass in the fall, his tone was softer than Sunday's all-out threat....
Office Space: Scott Peters’ Beyonce Tribute (to the Left, to the Left)
 

For this week’s edition, Rep. Scott Peters, D-California, boasts about his San Diego pride and shares his love on top for Queen Bey....
Schumer Wants Careful Review of Kavanaugh’s Papers, McConnell is Undeterred
 

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer cited the drawn out nomination process for Justice Elena Kagan as a model for reviewing President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the nomination will get finished this fall ...
McConnell Warns Russians to Keep Out of Elections, Schumer Wants More Than Words
 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday had strong words for potential Russian meddling in the upcoming midterm elections. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also addressed the issue following both parties' news conferences after policy lunches....
Reporter's Notebook: Democratic Senators Seeking Re-Election Have Less Diverse Staffs
 

Roll Call data reporter Sean McMinn looks at the numbers released by Senate Democrats on the racial breakdown of their staffs.

McConnell Welcomes Kavanaugh Nomination Process
 

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke to members of the media on Tuesday about the president's nominee to be Supreme Court justice — Brett Kavanaugh. He repeated his request for “open minds” from his colleagues across the aisle....