Thomas McKinless

7 Major Battles Ahead on the Environment
The environmental state of play on Trump's first Earth Day
On the 47th Earth Day, this Saturday, April 22, green groups are fearing a new wave of deregulation on environmental policies. CQ reporters outline seven areas that could be most impacted by President Donald Trump’s White House....
How Do You Say Happy Birthday in Montana?
Montana Sens. Daines and Tester exchange very Montana birthday gifts

This weekend, both Montana senators — Republican Steve Daines and Democrat Jon Tester — are celebrating their birthdays. 

Daines on Saturday. Tester on Sunday.

Ep. 20: Funding Fight Doesn't Squelch Zika Research
The Big Story

Though Congress and the Obama administration are still fighting over how to respond to the Zika virus outbreak, the gridlock hasn’t kept government scientists from trying to develop an effective vaccine. CQ Roll Call’s managing editor Adriel Bettelheim talks to senior Senate reporter Niels Lesniewski to learn more. 

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Power Brokers: Connolly on Metro Fixes, Terrorist Watch List

In Roll Call’s Power Brokers newsmaker series , presented by United Health Group, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly sits down with Roll Call editor-in-chief Melinda Henneberger to discuss problems with the DC Metro, the terrorist watch list and Hillary Clinton’s chances in November.  

Lena Dunham Tells Roske Why Caucuses Are ‘Sexy’

Find out why actress Lena Dunham thinks caucuses are a “cool, sexy way to meet people” on Sunday’s “Roske on Politics.” Also joining host Brent Roske are Rep. Kristi Noem, Jeb Bush Jr., actor Justin Long, USA Today Politics Editor Paul Singer and Ben Carson Campaign Director Maj. Robert Dees.

“Roske on Politics” airs at 11 a.m. Sunday on WHAG, NBC-Hagerstown, right after “Meet the Press.”

Lena Dunham Tells Roske Why Caucuses Are ‘Sexy’

Find out why actress Lena Dunham thinks caucuses are a "cool, sexy way to meet people” on Sunday’s “Roske on Politics.” Also joining host Brent Roske are Rep. Kristi Noem, Jeb Bush Jr., actor Justin Long, USA Today Politics Editor Paul Singer and Ben Carson Campaign Director Maj. Robert Dees.  

"Roske on Politics" airs at 11 a.m. Sunday on WHAG, NBC-Hagerstown, right after “Meet the Press.”  

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: What is Regular Order?

   

Regular Order The whiteboard and the chicken scratch are back, with Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings giving the low-down on how the House would run under “regular order ,” as opposed to the disordered mess it's fallen into in recent years. Will Speaker Paul D. Ryan keep his promise to bring order back to the House?  

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: What is Regular Order?

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The whiteboard and the chicken scratch are back, with Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings giving the low-down on how the House would run under “regular order,” as opposed to the disordered mess it’s fallen into in recent years. Will Speaker Paul D. Ryan keep his promise to bring order back to the House?

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: Here Comes the Budget

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As legislating in 2016 really gets moving, Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings lays out his thoughts and predictions on the budget process in the coming year.

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: Congressional Factions

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This week on the whiteboard, Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings breaks down Congress’ many political factions.

‘Roske on Politics’ in Iowa With Bush and O’Malley

Brent Roske tracks down 2016 presidential hopefuls Govs. Jeb Bush and Martin O’Malley on the campaign trail in Iowa. Also on the lineup are Rep. Xavier Becerra, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver.

The Emmy-nominated “Roske on Politics” airs at 11 a.m. Sunday on NBC-Hagerstown, right after “Meet the Press.”

Celebrate Rand Paul’s Birthday on ‘Roske on Politics’

Brent Roske crashes Sen. Rand Paul’s 53rd birthday bash on the Emmy-nominated “Roske on Politics.” Roske also chats with GOP presidential hopeful Gov. Mike Huckabee and Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List.

Tune in Sunday at 11 a.m. on NBC-Hagerstown, right after “Meet the Press.”

Celebrate Rand Paul’s Birthday on ‘Roske on Politics’

Brent Roske crashes Sen. Rand Paul’s 53rd birthday bash on the Emmy-nominated “Roske on Politics.” Roske also chats with GOP presidential hopeful Gov. Mike Huckabee and Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List.  

Tune in Sunday at 11 a.m. on NBC-Hagerstown, right after “Meet the Press.”  

Rubio, Ellison on 'Roske on Politics' This Week

Coming up on this Sunday’s “Roske on Politics,” Rep. Keith Ellison tells Brent Roske that he’s a supporting Sen. Bernard Sanders for president because he has been “the most consistent supporter of the American working family.” Roske also speaks with Sanders’ Iowa State Robert Becker, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Pat Weiler, CEO of Weiler Manufacturing.