April 6, 2011, 4:57 p.m.
Tea party protesters rallied in front of the Capitol on Wednesday. The tea party supports a government shutdown unless Congress agrees to cut $61 billion in spending, the amount included in a continuing resolution that the House passed in February.
April 6, 2011, 4:25 a.m.
Everyone is talking about a government shutdown if Congress can't agree on a budget. But what exactly happens when the government shuts down? D.C. Decoder host Craig Crawford explains.
March 29, 2011, 6:09 p.m.
Part 2 of Roll Calls series on the Congressional Black Caucus examines the organization's rise, its legislative successes, its recent scandals and what it will look like in another 40 years.
March 29, 2011, 6:20 p.m.
Photographs of the first Congressional Black Caucus, in 1971, show a group of 12 men and one woman. Back then, it was a small club, and yet its message was huge: These 13 legislators, standing on the steps of the Capitol, had claimed their rightful place in Washington. Congress would never look the same. Part 1 of Roll Call's series examines the trials and triumphs of the CBC's early years.
March 29, 2011, 6:24 p.m.
Watch the trailer for a two-part mini-documentary series chronicling the history and growth of the Congressional Black Caucus. This year, the CBC celebrates its 40th year in Congress. Look for the full mini-documentary on rollcall.com on Wednesday.
March 10, 2011, 12:01 a.m.
Rep. Mike Quigley grew up playing hockey on frozen ponds behind his house. The Illinois Democrat and chairman of the Congressional Hockey Caucus yes, there really is such a thing talks about his love for the ice.
Produced by Andrew Satter / Roll Call
Feb. 12, 2011, 7:09 p.m.
On May 29, 1937, Robert Byrd married his childhood sweetheart, a coal miners daughter named Erma Ora James. Byrd, who would become the longest-serving Senator in history, would often deliver poetic odes to his wife on the Senate floor. On this Valentines Day, Roll Call brings you some of our favorites.
Feb. 11, 2011, 2:52 p.m.
If you've ever watched C-SPAN, you know that Congress can be incomprehensible. In this week's episode of D.C. Decoder, host Craig Crawford cuts through the jargon to explain the procedural mess.
Jan. 27, 2011, 12:01 a.m.
In the latest installment of Roll Calls occasional look at Members office digs, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) shows off his surfboard collection and his wall of Ronald Reagan photos, and even strums us a tune.
Jan. 26, 2011, 12:10 a.m.
For the first time in more than a century, members of Congress from different parties sat together during the State of the Union. Some of the pairings made for odd couples indeed, at times seeming more like an '80s TV sitcom than the United States Congress.
Jan. 23, 2011, 8:52 p.m.
The presidents State of the Union address to Congress is one of Washingtons most hallowed and overhyped traditions. D.C. Decoder host Craig Crawford tells you what rituals to expect.
Jan. 12, 2011, 6:10 p.m.
As Members of Congress returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, they held a prayer service for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and reflected on what effect her shooting will have on upcoming legislative battles.
Jan. 11, 2011, 9:29 p.m.
A coalition of activist groups protested outside the White House on Tuesday against the 173 detainees being held at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Produced by Andrew Satter for Congress.org
Jan. 8, 2011, 6:37 p.m.
President Barack Obama reacts to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) at a constituent event in Tucson, Ariz.
Jan. 5, 2011, 8:13 p.m.
A pizzeria owner and father of 10 children, Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.) is one of the more unlikely Members of the 112th Congress. Roll Call spent the day with Schilling and his entire family, who all made the trip to Washington from Moline, Ill. Produced by Andrew Satter.
Dec. 23, 2010, 12:01 a.m.
Rep. Anh Joseph Cao (R-La.) only has a few days left as a Member of Congress, but he isnt quite ready to leave government.
Dec. 18, 2010, 5:43 p.m.
Each month the nation breathlessly awaits the latest unemployment and job growth numbers. 'D.C. Decoder' host Craig Crawford shows how those numbers are determined and why they don't tell the whole story.
Dec. 16, 2010, 12:02 a.m.
Nine-term Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) talks about his surprise loss to Christine ODonnell in the 2010 Delaware GOP primary and reflects on what it was like to be a moderate in an increasingly conservative Republican Party.
Dec. 13, 2010, 10:30 a.m.
Retiring congressman Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) reflects on his 18 years in office.
Dec. 2, 2010, 9:03 a.m.
After 28 years in office, longtime South Carolina Rep. John Spratt reflects on his life in Congress.
Nov. 21, 2010, 4:56 p.m.
Carolyn Anderson, a staffer for 28 years, talks about some of her favorite memories from her time on the Hill.
Nov. 17, 2010, 5:13 p.m.
Congress.org examines the tea party's efforts to keep newly elected Members faithful to its cause.
Nov. 14, 2010, 1:11 p.m.
Congress has a lot on its plate during this lame-duck session, but how much will it actually accomplish? D.C. Decoder host Craig Crawford looks at past lame ducks to find out how effective they really are.
Nov. 9, 2010, 5:42 p.m.
Politicians get thousands of letters, e-mails, phone calls and even Tweets a year. Veteran Washington journalist Craig Crawford dishes some helpful tips on how to get your message through the clutter.
Nov. 5, 2010, 12:40 p.m.
Roll Call takes a look at some of the 2010 midterm election's more memorable political ads.
Nov. 5, 2010, 12:36 p.m.
Sights and sounds from the National Republican Congressional Committee victory party as they celebrate reclaiming the House of Representatives for the first time since 2006.
Oct. 27, 2010, 4:57 p.m.
Roll Call presents a video guide of five bellwether races to watch on election night. We explain why they are important and what their results could mean for the balance of power in Washington. Produced by Andrew Satter.
Oct. 20, 2010, 3:56 p.m.
One cannot walk the National Mall these days without spotting a line of Segway riders like chicks behind a mother hen following a tour guide. Three companies offer Segway tours. For updated tours, schedules and pricing call the numbers or click on the links below. Capital Segway
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Oct. 16, 2010, 5:03 p.m.
With the midterm elections fast approaching, some candidates are trying to appeal to voters' better side. 'D.C. Decoder' host Craig Crawford deconstructs the use of hope in ads and examines why it can be such an effective technique.
Oct. 13, 2010, 6:14 p.m.
Roll Call visits Pennsylvania's 8th district, where Rep. Patrick Murphy hopes he can rally his base to fend off a tough challenge from former Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick. Produced by Andrew Satter.
Sept. 24, 2010, 5:06 p.m.
With the midterm elections just around the corner, fear is all around us - in the form of political campaign ads. 'D.C. Decoder' host Craig Crawford deconstructs the use of fear in ads and examines why it's such an effective technique.
Sept. 23, 2010, 3:48 p.m.
In this episode of Office Space, Roll Calls occasional look at Members office digs, Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) talks about growing up in a Japanese internment camp during World War II and how the experience shaped his worldview.
Sept. 21, 2010, 6:10 p.m.
Roll Call Associate Editor Paul Singer examines a series of ads on the GOP House Oversight and Government Reform Committees website to see whether they violate Congressional rules barring the use of official funds for political purposes.
Sept. 21, 2010, 3:43 p.m.
In this episode of Office Space, Roll Calls occasional look at Members office digs, Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) shows off the items from his district that he says keep him grounded in his Sonoran desert roots.
Sept. 8, 2010, 4:21 p.m.
Democrat Jeff Barnett is taking on 15-term Rep. Frank Wolf in Virginia's 10th district. While the race is not expected to be competitive, Barnett sought to drum up support and media attention by walking the 80-mile district in six days.
Aug. 25, 2010, 5:38 p.m.
With voters across the country angry at Washington and incumbents from both parties on the run, the Delaware Senate race is remarkable for its civility. Longtime Republican Rep. Mike Castle is the favorite over both his tea party-backed opponent in the primary and Democrat Chris Coons (pictured above) in the general election.
Aug. 21, 2010, 6:48 p.m.
Roll Call's occasional "Around the Hill" video series shines its lens on some of Capitol Hill's lesser-known attractions. This week we visit Mason's Barber Shop on H Street Northeast and meet a group of men who live to play checkers. Produced by Andrew Satter / Roll Call Photography by Tom Williams / Roll Call
Aug. 20, 2010, 4:30 p.m.
Members of the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association gather on Fridays in the U.S. Capitol for Jummah, the Muslim weekly prayer service.
Aug. 7, 2010, 5:45 p.m.
Presidents honoring regular Americans during speeches has been a time-honored tradition ever since President Ronald Reagan introduced it. Here we've compiled every mention of an ordinary citizen during a State of the Union since 1982.
July 27, 2010, 8:52 p.m.
Colorado's Senate primaries are Aug. 10, but many voters are already mailing in their ballots. The Republican primary between Weld County District Attorney and tea party favorite Ken Buck and former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton has gotten most of the attention, but the Democrats have a hotly contested race as well. Learn all about the ups and downs of both races in this Roll Call midterm elections video special. Produced by Andrew Satter.
July 16, 2010, 5:14 p.m.
These days, it seems there's a poll for everything. In this episode of Congress.org's D.C. Decoder, host Craig Crawford shows you how to tell if a poll's results are legitimate.
July 2, 2010, 11:35 a.m.
June 30, 2010, 4:45 p.m.
The Democrats used some late-inning heroics to beat the Republicans 13-5 in Roll Calls 49th annual Congressional Baseball Game, held at Nationals Stadium in Washington, D.C. We present some of our favorite moments from the game, set to music. Special thanks to Rep. John Boccieri (D-Ohio) for wearing the Helmet Cam.
June 28, 2010, 5:34 p.m.
Everyone in Washington has been buzzing about whether the Republicans are going to regain Congressional control of a winning title in the 49th Annual Congressional Baseball Game, that is. Come out to Nationals Park on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to cheer on the Democrats and Republicans and to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington and the Washington Literacy Council.
June 27, 2010, 5:18 p.m.
In 1995, Elena Kagan wrote a paper blasting 'vapid and hollow' Supreme Court nomination hearings. Veteran Washington reporter Craig Crawford says her critique should be a guide to better hearings - starting with her own.
June 16, 2010, 12:16 p.m.
In this episode of Office Space, Roll Call's occasional look at Members' office digs, Virginia Republican Rep. Rob Wittman takes us inside his personal office, affectionately known as the "fishbowl."
May 27, 2010, 5:25 p.m.
Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal is not the first politician to get in trouble for saying something stupid. In this episode of D.C. Decoder, veteran Washington journalist Craig Crawford explains the anatomy of the political takedown.
May 18, 2010, 6:57 p.m.
In this episode of Office Space, Roll Call's occasional look at Members' office digs, Indiana Republican Rep. Mike Pence shows off his most cherished possessions.
May 16, 2010, 11:17 a.m.
May 10, 2010, 11:24 a.m.