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Hillary Should Fire ... Hillary

See photos, follies, HOH Hits and Misses and more at Roll Call’s new video site.

Could Trump, Cruz Victories Cause GOP Problems Down-Ballot?

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have demonstrated anew to conservatives how to take on — and defeat — the GOP establishment. If they’re not careful, Republicans might soon feel the consequences of their victories beyond the presidential race.

The Politics of Lead Poisoning

The mayor of Flint, Mich., appeared on Capitol Hill on a panel Wednesday that received a standing ovation before House Democrats. The governor of Michigan is facing a recall campaign back home. And lawmakers from other states are realizing that the contaminated water crisis in one community could have political costs elsewhere.

Email Blackout Exposes Tech Problems in House

Countless emails to congressional staffers went unseen for hours Tuesday afternoon because of an unexplained internal server problem, raising questions about efficiency and security of the system that House members and their staffs rely on as a primary source of communication.

Inside the Cruz and Rubio Ambassadorial Proxy War

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio aren’t only taking their campaigns onward to South Carolina. While the next Republican primary commands the public’s attention, both are also running for president by mounting quiet symbolic protests at American embassies around the world.

Lynn Woolsey Doesn’t Find UFO Talk Totally Spacey

Mankind being completely alone in the universe makes far less sense to former Rep. Lynn Woolsey than contemplating the possibility that someone (something?) else might be cruising around the infinite vastness surrounding our home planet.

North Korea Brings Polarized Congress Together

What do you have to do to bring a politically polarized Congress together? Conduct a nuclear weapons test, launch a long-range rocket and restart a reactor that can provide weapons-grade plutonium.

Congressional Black Caucus PAC to Endorse Clinton

The Congressional Black Caucus PAC has voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for president and will make an official endorsement Thursday, CBC Chairman Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., said Wednesday.

As Intraparty Divisions Fade, New Hampshire Gears Up for Next Competitive Race

Presidential campaign signs are piling up at New Hampshire’s transfer stations (more colloquially known as dumps), their temporary place of rest until called up for their next mission — a deployment to Massachusetts’ or Maine’s nominating contests, perhaps, or a repeat Granite State tour in November.

Rift Over Guns Threatens Mental Health Package

Senators are continuing to negotiate a mental health system overhaul package, but one issue threatens its future: guns.

Office Space: Gregory Meeks' New York Gallery

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y., shows off his collection of pens, Easter eggs and his affinity for desks.

New Hampshire Results Winnow Presidential Field

And then there were seven. The results of another presidential nominating contest Tuesday night in New Hampshire brought with them another round of suspended campaigns.

Confectioners Association Spreads Valentine’s Day Sweets

The National Confectioners Association spent Wednesday walking around the Capitol and handing out candy to every member’s personal office.

Quiz: Who Wore This Campaign Fashion Better?

You can admit it. You’ve thought about presidential candidate’s clothing choices.

Feingold Gets Awkward Endorsement Announcement

In a not very literate way, teachers’ union announced their endorsement of former Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., who is taking on Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., in a rematch of their 2010 race.

It's 'The Payne Report' — Radio From Rutgers

Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., has launched a new radio show, created to find connections between hip-hop and government, and for his first show he welcomed Congressional Black Caucus chairman G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., and discussed a range of political issues.

House Approves Flint-EPA Bill

Spurred by the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Mich., the House voted 416-2 Wednesday to approve a bill requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to inform residents within 24 hours when tests show that drinking water is contaminated with lead.

It’s 'Paws for Love' Time on Capitol Hill

A Valentine’s Day animal adoption event on Friday will bring adorable pets in need of a home to Capitol Hill. Hosted by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, “Paws for Love” features 11 animal rescue groups from the surrounding area.

Senate Leaders Honor Longtime Gallery Director

Senate leaders used opening remarks on the floor Wednesday to honor Ed Pesce, the longtime director of the Senate Periodical Press Gallery, calling him a fixture behind the office’s signature saloon doors.

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