Nov. 1, 2014 SIGN IN | REGISTER
Don't Forget to Enter to Win Roll Call's 2014 Election Contest!

Video Archive

story blurb thumbnail

Enzi Receives High-Fives on Senate Floor

Sen. Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyo., received an upbeat reception on the Senate floor Monday afternoon, following news earlier in the day that Liz Cheney dropped her primary challenge in the Wyoming Senate race.

story blurb thumbnail

Republican Announces Bid to Succeed Frank Wolf in Virginia -test-

State Del. Barbara Comstock announced on Tuesday that she will vie for the GOP nomination to succeed retiring Rep. Frank R. Wolf, R-Va., in the competitive 10th District.

story blurb thumbnail

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Dec. 16

In Roll Call's final installment of Congressional Hits and Misses before the new year, we are reminded senators can, in fact, read, translate and philosophize.

story blurb thumbnail

Alex Mooney (R) WV-02

Alex Mooney, the former Maryland state senator who is running for West Virginia's open 2nd District, visited Roll Call on Wednesday, Dec. 11 as part of the candidate interview series .

story blurb thumbnail

Bob Johnson (R) GA-01

Bob Johnson, a plastic surgeon and retired U.S. Army Ranger who is running for Georgia's open 1st District, visited Roll Call on Monday, Dec. 9 as part of the candidate interview series .

story blurb thumbnail

Mike Collins (R) GA-10

Mike Collins, the owner of Collins Trucking who is running for Georgia's open 10th District, visited Roll Call on Dec. 4 as part of the candidate interview series .

story blurb thumbnail

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Dec. 9

Nothing caps off a week like mom’s cooking, empty boxes and tofu. It’s Roll Call’s third installment of Congressional Hits and Misses.

story blurb thumbnail

Republicans Unite on Budget Rule, Beat Back Push on Unemployment Benefits

Plenty of Republicans might not like the budget deal, but only one of them, apparently, despises the deal enough to side against GOP leadership on the procedural votes for the bill — perhaps the last best chance for conservative members to sink the budget compromise.

story blurb thumbnail

Senate All-Nighter on Tap for Nominations

It may be time once again for senators to pull out the cots. The Senate looked poised for an all-night session Wednesday to work through the process of confirming an assortment of President Barack Obama’s nominees to posts ranging from federal judgeships to the top official at the Department of Homeland Security.

story blurb thumbnail

Second-Richest Member Bemoans Health Care Costs

Turns out Americans without employer-based health insurance might not be the only ones hit with higher insurance premiums.

story blurb thumbnail

Hoyer Tries to Pin Cantor Down on Immigration Reform

Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer on Thursday tried to get an answer from Majority Leader Eric Cantor on when Republicans would bring up an immigration overhaul.

story blurb thumbnail

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Dec. 2

Amazon, Geico and high-school sports grace the House floor in HOH's second installment of Congressional Hits and Misses.

story blurb thumbnail

Republican Imitates Van Damme Truck Trick in New Ad

Talk about a wedge issue. Trucking company owner Mike Collins, one of six Republicans vying for Georgia’s open 10th District, has gone where no other House candidate has gone before by attempting to perform Jean-Claude Van Damme’s epic split between two Volvo trucks.

story blurb thumbnail

‘Do-Nothing’ Label Belongs to Democrats, Boehner Says

One day after Speaker John A. Boehner told Senate Democrats to “get serious” about negotiations over the farm bill and a budget agreement, the Ohio Republican gave a defensive speech on the House floor blaming Democrats for Congress’ lack of legislative accomplishments this year.

story blurb thumbnail

Betty McCollum's Bagpipe Birthday Greeting

Courtesy of Rep. Betty McCollum's office.

story blurb thumbnail

Highlights from the 2011 Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game

For the third straight season, the Democrats won the Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game. In a dominating debut, freshman Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) took home the MVP award by limiting the Republicans to just one hit.

story blurb thumbnail

Candidate Conversation: Heather Wilson, New Mexico Senate

A conversation with former Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.), who is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Bingaman.

story blurb thumbnail

The Congressional Baseball Game Turns 50

Stories from past and present stars of the Congressional Baseball Game.

story blurb thumbnail

Around the Hill: How to Order a Drink Using Sign Language

Bartenders near Gallaudet University, the elite college for the deaf and partially deaf in Northeast Washington, D.C., have had to learn how to read sign language for drink orders. Fritz Wood, general manager of the Rock N Roll Hotel, demonstrates how to sign a Red Bull and vodka, rum and Coke, Jägerbomb and other drinks.

story blurb thumbnail

The Beat - June 13, 2011: Politics With Christina Bellantoni

In this week’s episode of CQ Roll Call’s “The Beat,” host Ryan Teague Beckwith talks with Roll Call Associate Politics Editor Christina Bellantoni about whether a House Member can win the presidency and what will be the big issues in the 2012 elections.

story blurb thumbnail

D.C.-Area Establishments Display Their "Power Walls"

Framed photos of the city’s power brokers adorn the walls of bars, restaurants, delis, gas stations and barbershops all over the Washington region. Roll Call takes you on a tour a few of the area’s establishments with the best “Power Walls.”

story blurb thumbnail

The Beat - May 31, 2011: Paul Singer on HowGovtWorks

In this week’s episode of CQ Roll Call’s “The Beat,” host Ryan Teague Beckwith talks with Roll Call Associate Editor Paul Singer about a new project exploring the behind-the-scenes mechanisms that make government function.

story blurb thumbnail

The Beat: CQ's John Donnelly Talks About Defense Issues

In this week's episode of CQ Roll Call’s “The Beat,” host Ryan Teague Beckwith talks with defense reporter John Donnelly about budget cuts at the Pentagon, the war in Afghanistan and the future of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

story blurb thumbnail

Office Space: Landry's Louisiana Lair

In the latest version of Office Space, Roll Call's occasional look at Members' Capitol Hill digs, Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.) shows off his office's Cajun pride.

story blurb thumbnail

The Beat: CQ’s Joe Schatz on the Budget and Economy

In the debut episode of CQ Roll Call’s “The Beat,” host Ryan Teague Beckwith talks with budget and economy reporter Joseph J. Schatz about the ongoing debt ceiling debate and the 2012 budget.

story blurb thumbnail

Imagining C-SPAN’s New Soundtrack

What would C-SPAN sound like with a more modern soundtrack? In this video we sub out the network's traditional 17th century chamber music for the likes of jazz, trip hop and pop.

story blurb thumbnail

Washington Reacts to bin Laden’s Death

The day after President Barack Obama’s announcement that Navy Seals had killed Osama bin Laden, Congressional leaders from both parties and visitors react to the news.

story blurb thumbnail

Obama Announces Death of Osama bin Laden (Video)

In a surprise address late Sunday, President Barack Obama informs the nation that terrorist Osama bin Laden has been killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan.

story blurb thumbnail

Election 2012: A Southerner Storms New England

Roll Call’s Steve Peoples asks New Hampshire voters how they feel about Haley Barbour’s strong Southern roots.

story blurb thumbnail

Obama Lays Out Deficit Plan

Excerpts from President Barack Obama’s speech on fiscal policy at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

story blurb thumbnail

Mort Kondracke: Memorable Moments in Journalism

After 20 years, Roll Call Executive Editor Morton M. Kondracke is going into semi-retirement. During a party in his honor at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Kondracke reflected on some memorable moments in his journalism career.

story blurb thumbnail

Mort Kondracke: Assessing the Presidents

After 20 years, Roll Call Executive Editor Morton M. Kondracke is going into semi-retirement. During a party in his honor at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Kondracke shared his thoughts on each of the eight presidents he has covered.

story blurb thumbnail

Boehner, Reid Trade Barbs Over Shutdown

Less than 24 hours before a potential government shutdown, Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid trade barbs over which party is to blame.

story blurb thumbnail

The Rise of the Congressional Black Caucus

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. Roll Call's mini-documentary examines the trials and triumphs of the CBC's 40 years.

story blurb thumbnail

Tourists React to Potential Government Shutdown

If the government shuts down this weekend, many Washington, D.C., tourist hot spots such as the Smithsonian museums would close and the Cherry Blossom Parade would be canceled. Roll Call asked visitors to the nation's capital whom they would blame for a shutdown and what it would mean for their weekend plans.

story blurb thumbnail

Tea Party Rallies to Cut Spending

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.

story blurb thumbnail

What Happens During a Government Shutdown?

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.

story blurb thumbnail

CBC at 40: Part 2 — Conscience and Controversy

Part 2 of Roll Call’s 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.

story blurb thumbnail

CBC at 40: Part 1 — Doubts and Triumphs

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.

story blurb thumbnail

CBC at 40 - Trailer

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.

story blurb thumbnail

For Quigley, Hockey Is the ‘Greatest Game’

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

story blurb thumbnail

A Valentine for Erma

On May 29, 1937, Robert Byrd married his childhood sweetheart, a coal miner’s 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 Valentine’s Day, Roll Call brings you some of our favorites.

story blurb thumbnail

C-SPAN Viewer's Guide

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.

story blurb thumbnail

Office Space: Hanging 10 with Dana Rohrabacher

In the latest installment of Roll Call’s 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.

story blurb thumbnail

Perfect Strangers: State of the Union Edition

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.

story blurb thumbnail

D.C. Decoder: State of the Union Viewer’s Guide

The president’s State of the Union address to Congress is one of Washington’s most hallowed — and overhyped — traditions. D.C. Decoder host Craig Crawford tells you what rituals to expect.

story blurb thumbnail

Members Reflect on Giffords Shooting

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.

story blurb thumbnail

Protest Outside White House as Gitmo Enters 10th Year

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

story blurb thumbnail

Obama Reacts to Giffords Shooting

President Barack Obama reacts to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) at a constituent event in Tucson, Ariz.

story blurb thumbnail

112th Congress: Big Family, Big Day

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.

SIGN IN




OR

SUBSCRIBE

Want Roll Call on your doorstep?