Alabama: Its complicated.
The rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that the Affordable Care Act was still there . . . as much a part of the fabric of American life as fireworks on the National Mall. And now, thanks to the latest Supreme Court ruling, the perilous fight over subsidized health insurance purchased through exchanges established by the states is free to move on to other venues, including this weeks Capitol Quip.
In the wake of mass shootings in Charleston, S.C., Washington murmured about resurrecting failed firearm control legislation, yet the Houses Second Amendment defenders stuck to their guns about a push to further dismantle local weapons laws in the District of Columbia.
When the Supreme Court declined to hear former Rep. Rick Renzis latest appeal Monday, it was the latest blow to Congress ability to shield its work from prosecutors under the Constitutions Speech or Debate Clause.
As attention on the Confederate flag shifts from South Carolina to Mississippi and Alabama, federal lawmakers began looking around the halls of their own workplace and questioning whether flags and other symbols of the Confederacy have a place in the U.S. Capitol.
Georgetown is practicing the cinematic equivalent of farm-to-table for its new Sunset Cinema outdoor movie series, and it gets things started with maybe the most Georgetowny movie of all time, St. Elmos Fire, just in time for the films 30th anniversary.
If chief of staff sits atop the apex of the congressional staffer pyramid, there are typically two expertise areas that lead to it: policy or communications. But how do you decide if youre meant to be a legislative assistant or press secretary, which lead down distinct career paths? Hill Navigator discusses.
Ask Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, about the fate of architect Frank Gehrys design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial and hell tell you its time to wipe the slate clean and start over.
Daggers, dirks, brass knuckles leave them at home when you come to the Capitol, House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul D. Irving cautioned members and staff Tuesday.
Its hard to believe, but I have been published in Roll Call in one position or another for 30 years without ever working a single day in any Roll Call office.
Dead men tell no tales, the proverb goes. This years AFI Docs disproved the old-timey, noirish axiom, though, with documentaries by the late Les Blank and Albert Maysles highlighting a diverse and strong slate of films.
As lawmakers rush to check items off their legislative to-do list before the Independence Day recess, Capitol administrators are busy preparing for the annual July 4th Concert on the West Lawn.
Lawmakers continue to look for answers about the recent Office of Personnel Management data breaches affecting millions of federal workers, with some House members calling for the directors resignation.
Approaching its 40th birthday, the National Air and Space Museum is in need of a facelift.
Roll Call celebrates its 60th anniversary Tuesday with the same mission dreamed up by founder Sid Yudain serving as a hometown newspaper for the legislative community.
When you have 60 years of congressional and journalism history to sort through, where do you even begin? It can be a struggle to fully comprehend every twist and turn, to get your arms around the vastness that is six decades. So I return to Sid.
Since the first edition of Roll Call was published on June 16, 1955, a big part of the editorial mission has been chronicling life around Capitol Hill, what our founder Sid Yudain referred to as our little community.
It might have been the first and only time that fans at Nationals Park in Southeast D.C. chanted about a trade measure and a president (who was not one of the running mascots) gave them a thumbs up.