Margaret Spencer

Watch: Pelosi Talks Midterm ‘Wave,’ Says She Has Votes for Speakership
 

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she believes she will win the speaker vote on the floor in January with a majority of Democrats voting for her. The party has appeared divided on the issue of voting for her, with several new members and several current members saying they wouldn't vote for her. No other Democratic member has stated that they will challenge the former speaker, who is the only woman to have ever held the job....
Senate Republicans Talk Leadership Team and Special Counsel Protections
 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the new Senate leadership team for the 116th Congress on Tuesday. Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst will be serving as the first woman in Senate Republican leadership in almost a decade. McConnell also reiterated his stance that there is no need for additional protections for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III in the wake of the firing of Jeff Sessions as attorney general last week....
Watch: Democrats Divided on Pelosi as Speaker After First Post-Election Caucus Meeting
 

House Democrats expressed differing levels of support for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s speaker bid following a Tuesday caucus meeting — the first since the party seized control of the House in the midterm elections. No other candidate has formally submitted their candidacy for speaker. The Democratic leadership elections are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 28. ...
FiscalNote CEO, DC Mayor Announce Wendy Martinez Legacy Project
 

FiscalNote CEO Tim Hwang announced the launch of the Wendy Martinez Legacy Project at the company's ReInvent Summit on Tuesday. The Legacy Project honors FiscalNote's former chief of staff, who was killed in a random attack earlier this fall. Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser spoke about how the project’s focus will further the city’s mission of empowering women and other under-represented groups in the tech and business worlds....
Now That That’s Over (Mostly) Roll Call Looks Ahead to 2020
 

It’s only been a few hours since the 2018 midterm election polls closed. Roll Call is already looking at Senate races to watch in 2020. With 22 Republican seats on the ballot and a presidential election, it’s shaping up to be a big year for the GOP, win or lose. Roll Call’s 2020 election coverage starts now....
Wexton Win Was One of Tuesday’s First Flips
 

Democrat Jennifer Wexton will represent the 10th District of Virginia in the next Congress after a contentious race against GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock. Virginia Gov. Ralph S. Northam and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe appeared at the Wexton watch party to celebrate Virginia’s newest congresswoman-elect....
Election Season Drags to a Close at DC High Heel Run
 

The 32nd annual 17th Street High Heel Run took place Tuesday as a celebration of D.C.'s LGBTQ community. Drag queen participants were not only focused on the night’s stiletto sprint, but also on next week’s midterm elections — donning costumes ranging from Rep. Barbara Comstock to Melania Trump with a baby Donald Trump. The race was started in 1986 and has grown over the years. Mayor Muriel Bowser was the grand marshall....
Watch: Toss-Up Kentucky 6th Debate in 4 Minutes
 

Candidates in Kentucky's 6th District met for a final debate on Monday, kicking off the final week before the midterm election. Republican Rep. Andy Barr faced off with Democratic candidate Amy McGrath and Libertarian candidate Frank Harris on health care, veterans and civility in public political discourse. The Kentucky district has been a closely watched race this cycle and is rated as Toss-up by I...
As Trump Preps to Send Troops on the Border, Here’s Why:
 

The Trump administration is planning to send about 800 U.S. troops to the Southern Border to help with the migrant caravan making it’s way to the U.S. through Mexico. The request comes after the president and his advisers speculating publicly about Democratic involvement in the organization of the caravan and embeds from the Middle East trying to make their way into the country. Here's some of what Trump and his allies said this week:...
Trump on Suspicious Packages: ‘We Have to Unify’
 

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump addressed the packages that were intercepted at the homes of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama, among other targets. The Trumps spoke at a press event for the signing of an opioid bill....
Obama Rallies for Rosen in Nevada: ‘The Good News Is, I'm Kinda Hopeful’
 

Former President Barack Obama brought his star power to the Democratic side of the campaign trail in Nevada on Monday, just days after President Donald Trump was rallying his base in the state for Sen. Dean Heller. Obama spoke at a rally for Heller's challenger, Rep. Jacky Rosen, on the importance of voting and the seriousness of the 2018 midterms. Inside Elections rates the Nevada Senate race as a Toss-up. Watch for highlights of Obama's address....
Trump: 'I Think Beto O'Rourke is Highly Overrated'
 

President Donald Trump spoke Monday about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as he headed to Houston to campaign for the incumbent, who faces a challenge from Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke. The president’s characterization of his relationship with Cruz is a stark contrast from the one seen on the presidential campaign trail in 2016 when Trump nicknamed him "lyin' Ted." The Texas Senate race is rated as Likely Republican by Inside Elections....
Kushner Talks U.S. - Saudi Relations: 'We Have Our Eyes Wide Open'
 

Senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner answered questions about the Trump administration’s relationship with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. At the CNN Citizen panel in New York on Monday, Kushner emphasized that the president is continuing to put American interests first....
Tuesday's Texas Senate Debate in 4 Minutes
 

Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz faced off against Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke on Tuesday night in the second debate for the Texas Senate race. With less than three weeks to go until election night, Cruz is leading in recent polls by single digits, and O'Rourke's fundraising has reached Read more...
Watch: Fiery Arizona Debate in 4 Minutes
 

The first and last debate for the Arizona Senate race came to a fiery end Monday night. Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema spent the hour-long debate splitting over border issues, voting records, and accusations of treason. The Senate seat is being left open by retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake, and is one of the only pick-up opportunities for Democrats in the chamber....
Year of the Pizza: DC Restaurant Has Special Pizza Recipes Saluting Women Candidates
 

Local pizza joint Pizza Paradiso is slinging weekly pizza and beer specials leading up to Election Day paying tribute to various female candidates for office. Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano sat down with owner Ruth Gresser and beer director Drew McCormick to talk about the different pizza and beer combinations they came up with to represent aspiring congresswomen like Gina Ortiz Jones, Lauren Underwood and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez....
Trump Suggests 'Rogue Killers' Could Be Responsible for Saudi Journalist's Death
 

In a Monday morning statement at the White House, President Donald Trump talked about his discussion with the king of Saudi Arabia about the alleged death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been seen or heard from since entering a Saudi Arabian diplomatic facility in Turkey. The king has denied "any knowledge of what took place," according to the president....
Menendez Visits Hispanic State Parade for 40 Years Running 
 

Senator Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and GOP challenger Bob Hugin took the campaign to the streets Sunday. With only one month until election day, the Senate race is closer than early projections indicated. Menendez still leads the polls, but Hugin is campaigning on the Democrat’s past corruption as a reason to flip this traditional blue New Jersey senate seat red....
Watch: Just Some of the Noteworthy Moments During Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Process
 

It's been a long, tense and emotional few weeks in Washington. Here are just some of the noteworthy moments captured on camera through the consideration of Brett Kavanaugh to be a Supreme Court justice.  ...