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.
May 9, 2010, 5:35 p.m.
Congress is considering a complex proposal called cap and trade to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. But how does it actually work?
May 6, 2010, 5:21 p.m.
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark says his site is not responsible for the death of newspapers and discusses the flap over Craigslist's handling of sex ads. 2nd of a 3-part interview.
May 4, 2010, 5:19 p.m.
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is a staunch advocate of transparency and free access to information. He tells D.C. Decoder host Craig Crawford how social media and the Internet will make government more transparent.
May 4, 2010, 2:01 p.m.
May 4, 2010, 11:20 a.m.
April 29, 2010, 5:23 p.m.
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark gives some tips on how to be a better online activist. Look for the full interview between Newmark and veteran Washington journalist Craig Crawford next week on Congress.org.
April 19, 2010, 9:05 p.m.
Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) is retiring and there are competitive Democratic and Republican primaries on May 18 to decide the nominees for the November race to succeed him. Roll Call reporter John McArdle and photographer Tom Williams traveled to the Bluegrass state to get a sense of where the races stand.
April 15, 2010, 5:33 p.m.
In this episode of 'D.C. Decoder,' veteran Washington journalist Craig Crawford tells you what to look for in the upcoming Supreme Court nomination battle.
April 13, 2010, 4:46 p.m.
Six former Blue Dog Coalition members and aides are banding together to form the Blue Dog Research Forum. In August, Roll Call sat down with two of the ex-Blue Dogs, former Rep. Charlie Stenholm (D-Texas) of Olsson Frank & Weeda and former Rep. Bud Cramer (D-Ala.) of Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates, to talk about their new venture.
April 12, 2010, 5:04 p.m.
April 9, 2010, 12:21 p.m.
April 2, 2010, 5:31 p.m.
In this week's episode of D.C. Decoder, veteran Washington journalist Craig Crawford interviews C-SPAN founder and CEO Brian Lamb about C-SPAN's new online video archive, as well as why C-SPAN never screen its talk show callers.
April 2, 2010, 12:19 p.m.
Each spring the nation's capital explodes in the vibrant white and pink hues of the cherry blossom trees. While the main attraction is the Tidal Basin and the hundreds of trees that ring it, many visitors are pleasantly surprised to find an assortment of blossoms decorating the Capitol grounds. Roll Call videojournalist Andrew Satter captured the beauty of the blossoms around the Capitol, starting in Upper Senate Park and making his way around the front of the building to the House side. For more information on the National Cherry Blossom Festival, go to http://nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.
April 1, 2010, 5:26 p.m.
C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb talks about offensive C-SPAN callers. Excerpted from a recent interview with Congress.org's Craig Crawford.
March 30, 2010, 6:26 p.m.