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64 Lawmakers Really Behind Alexander Hamilton

As the House headed for August recess, a group of 64 lawmakers is uniting against reducing the role of Alexander Hamilton on the 10-dollar bill.

Democrats Hope Baron Hill Can Follow Donnelly's Path to the Senate

Former Indiana Rep. Baron P. Hill’s road to the Senate won’t be any easy one, but Democrats think they have a roadmap to get him there.

Congress Goes to the Dogs

Life on Capitol Hill was good for a few fleeting moments Thursday, as members and staff wandered from wet nosed-critter to furry-faced charmer in pursuit of the perfect cuddle.

Obama's Late Night Lobbying on Iran Deal

President Barack Obama has been working late to ensure he gets to votes on the Iran deal.

Josh Earnest: Planned Parenthood Videos 'Fraudulent'

Strong words today from the White House over those Planned Parenthood videos showing officials with the nation’s leading abortion provider discussing the sale of aborted body parts. But not for Planned Parenthood.

Takoma Park Feels the Bern

TAKOMA PARK, Md. — Thousands of “house parties” gathered throughout the country Wednesday night to collectively #feelthebern.

CBC Chairman: Charges Against Chaka Fattah 'Very Serious'

Within 24 hours of being slapped with a 29-count indictment, Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., voluntarily relinquished his ranking member position on an appropriations subcommittee and resigned as chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Board of Directors.

Illinois Democrat Abruptly Drops Congressional Bid

Only a week after a visit to Washington for his first time as a candidate in Illinois’ open 8th District, state Sen. Tom Cullerton said he has changed his mind and decided to drop his bid.

Jeff Miller Won't Run for Florida Senate Seat

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., opted against a bid for the Senate in the Sunshine State on Thursday, winnowing an already crowded GOP field in the highly competitive contest.

Senate Passes Long-Term Highway Bill, Short-Term Extension

Updated 2:14 p.m. | The Senate passed its long-term highway bill (HR 22) shortly after noon Thursday, and then agreed to a House-passed three-month extension (HR 3236) before completing work for the day.

A Brief Electoral History of Recently Indicted Congressmen

It might be easy to scoff at Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania for talking about his re-election bid on the same day he faced a 29-count indictment on corruption charges, but the most recent members of the House to be indicted held their own at the ballot box, at least initially. The last two members of the House to be indicted won their next election.

House Aide Excited to Welcome Everyone to Italo-American Club

The National Italian American Foundation and nascent Italian American Congressional Staff Association are teaming up Thursday for a meet-and-greet featuring food, drink and just a touch of nostalgia.

Democrats' August Messaging Plan: 'Call a Fork a Fork'

As House Democrats head back to their districts for the August break, the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee’s 12-page “August Playbook” gives a key messaging strategy: Communicate more like Republicans.

Fattah Steps Aside at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Rep. Chaka Fattah has stepped aside from his chairmanship of the board of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

Becerra Won't Run for Senate

Ending months of speculation, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra announced Thursday he won’t run for Senate.

Longworth Scores a Baskin-Robbins

Cheer up, Creamery fans!

#tbt Disgraced Member Finds Love After Prison

As any reader of Roll Call knows, there is life after Congress, but what about life after Congress after prison?

Bomber Must Fly Through Enemy Airspace on Capitol Hill

No matter which company wins the new B-3 bomber deal, the program’s advocates will start facing the first of many budget battles before any metal has been bent.

Fattah Buttonholed Obama Directly, According to Indictment

The Department of Justice’s indictment of Rep. Chaka Fattah alleges the Pennsylvania Democrat’s quid-pro-quo scheme included an in-person effort to get President Barack Obama to give a lobbyist an ambassadorship.

Then There Were Two: Massie Joins Meadows, Wants to Fire Boehner

A second Republican has signed on to the effort to fire Speaker John A. Boehner.

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