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At Maryland Mosque, Obama Calls Muslims 'Real Americans'

Visiting a mosque on U.S. soil for the first time, President Barack Obama urged Americans to reject politics that target those of a single faith and told Muslim-Americans “you’re right where you belong.”

Owens, Mills Outraising Incumbents in Rematches

In Utah’s ‘Safe Republican‘ territory, where Democrat Doug Owens is again vying for the 4th District seat he lost by 5 points in 2014, he is one of the rare rematch candidates to have raised more than the incumbent.

Staffer Turned Entrepreneur to Make Shark Tank Début

Long time House staffer Willie Blount will make his television debut on Friday on the ABC show, Shark Tank, where he’ll pitch a pair of gloves he’s invented to a panel of investors.

Flint Aid Triggers Partisan Battle Over Senate Energy Bill

A bipartisan energy bill turned into a partisan battleground on Wednesday as party leaders in the Senate accused each other of sabotaging the measure for political purposes.

Flint Hearing: 'What Good is the EPA?'

Office Space: Bob Casey's Presidential Suite

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., shows off his office’s historical ties and explains his collection of Pittsburgh Steelers memorabilia.

Capitol Police Close Rayburn Firing Range

Capitol Police temporarily suspended operations at its firing range in the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday, citing operational concerns relating to its design.

Pat Toomey Endorses Marco Rubio for President

Updated: 5:30 p.m | Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick J. Toomey endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for president Wednesday during an interview on CNN.

David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: Here Comes the Budget

As legislating in 2016 really gets moving, Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings lays out his thoughts and predictions on the budget process in the coming year.

Rand Paul Suspends Presidential Campaign

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that he will suspend his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, opting to focus instead on his on his re-election effort this year.

In Iowa, Fight Over Democratic Votes Might Linger

DES MOINES, Iowa — Has the Hanging Chad become the Hung-Up App?

Bypassing the Senate, Cummings Has One More Career Fork Ahead

The final career decision Elijah E. Cummings will probably ever make comes as welcome news for both Democrats who could become the next president — and not very comforting news for any of the Republicans who might get the job instead.

The New 'Google for Government Documents'

Ric Davis takes note of the commuter crowd — how it has morphed from juggling books and laptops to staring into cellphones and tablets.

Bloomberg Can't Win, Ought to Run Anyway

If former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg decides to run for president this year, he’s not going to win. He should still run, however, to establish a moderate political movement that lasts beyond 2016.

Rubio's Senate Backers Seek to Sway More Colleagues

Florida Republican Marco Rubio’s strong third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses could accelerate his bid to secure Senate endorsements for his presidential campaign, supporters said Tuesday.

Watch Live: House Hearing on Flint Water Crisis

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Mich.

Rocking the Natural History Museum

Lawmakers are invited to celebrate the nation’s infrastructure at the Natural History Museum on Wednesday.

Steve Israel, Ace Fundraiser: Dialing for Dollars an 'Unnecessary Evil'

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

Outrage, Apologies and Subpoenas in Flint Crisis

The Environmental Protection Agency came under sharp criticism Wednesday for failing to inform Flint, Mich., residents for nearly a year that their drinking water was contaminated with lead, and House members vowed to continuing investigating the “manmade crisis.”




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