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Sudanese Refugee Is Not Your Average Summer Intern

An “awesome” hug with the vice president, seeing the president at Nationals Park, attending a Champions of Change event at the White House — it was all packed into a Senate internship this summer and came just a few months after Mohy Omer, a refugee from Sudan, had become a U.S. citizen.

In New Hampshire, Frank Guinta Soldiers On Amid Controversy

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Embattled GOP Rep. Frank C. Guinta may be one of the most vulnerable congressional incumbents in the country, but you wouldn’t know it if you spent time with the Republican congressman in his district.

Obama, Reid and 'the Crazies'

We might never know exactly who President Barack Obama had on his mind when he called people “crazies” Monday night.

Free Snow Cones for Those Who Hate Internet Taxes

In its push to freeze efforts to tax Internet access, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council will be passing out snow cones on Wednesday.

White House Fence Jumper Killed at PA Courthouse

A man who jumped the White House wall in March was shot and killed in a Pennsylvania courthouse Tuesday after allegedly attacking a deputy sheriff with a knife.

2016 Candidates on Display at Iowa State Fair

Ah, the Iowa State Fair, where 2016 candidates vying for the highest office in the land and their surrogates hoist themselves into tractors (John R. Kasich), hork down pork on a stick (Lindsey Graham), pose for awkward selfies (Debbie Stabenow), toss footballs with little kids (Marco Rubio) and try, unsuccessfully, not to look to sweaty for the camera (Tom Harkin). Roll Call’s Al Drago was there for the sugar-induced highs and lows and everything in between.

Patty Murray Joins in Supporting the Iran Deal

The one member of the Senate Democratic leadership who had yet to announce a position on the Iran deal is supporting it.

Popular Kentucky Sports Radio Host Considering Challenging Andy Barr

Matt Jones, a Kentucky sports radio host whose political blood runs as blue as Rupp Arena on game day, said this week he is considering a run for Congress in the state’s bright red 6th District against Republican incumbent Andy Barr.

Another Democrat Gets in Race to Replace Duckworth (Updated)

Updated 12:52 p.m. | After one Democrat abruptly bowed out of the race to succeed Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth late last month, the Democratic field in the 8th District got a little more crowded Tuesday with the entrance of Villa Park Mayor Deb Bullwinkel.

A Decade After Katrina, 2 New Orleans Lawmakers Look Back

On Saturday, New Orleans observes the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The storm left behind unimaginable destruction as well as a complicated and emotional legacy with which survivors still grapple. CQ Roll Call met separately recently with Louisiana Reps. Steve Scalise, the House Republican whip, and his longtime friend Cedric L. Richmond, a Democrat, to talk about the impact of Katrina. Their recollections (both were state lawmakers at the time), edited for length and organized for chronology, are part of a series on the storm 218 will publish this week.

Reid Dismisses 'Longshot' Prospects for Iran Deal Filibuster

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told reporters gathered in Las Vegas that filibustering a bill to disapprove of the nuclear deal with Iran would be a “longshot.”

Open Governor's Race Could Lure Heidi Heitkamp Home to North Dakota

The announcement Monday by North Dakota’s popular Republican governor, Jack Dalrymple, that he will not seek re-election in 2016 might be enough to lure one of the state’s senators home from Washington.

HOH Word of the Week: District Days/District Work Period

“District days/district work period. Time off from Washington to go home and work on constituent matters. The House has a periodic schedule of district work days; the Senate takes off one week each month. This practice has been abused by some members, who use it as vacation time.”

Jim Webb's 1979 Thoughts on Violence, Women and Sexuality

Former Sen. Jim Webb says he’s changed his mind about his feelings on women in combat. The Virginia Democrat and 2016 presidential candidate spelled out his objections in a 1979 Washingtonian piece that is bracing in its argument that women in combat roles would have dire effects on the military’s viability.

'Moneyball' for the Power Grid: Reid Says Metrics Key

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid kicked off his annual clean energy summit Monday in Las Vegas by comparing utility companies that undervalue renewable power to an ill-managed baseball team.

Missing the Boat on the Big Political News

On Aug. 21, I did something — twice — that I rarely do. I tweeted. But it wasn’t about Donald Trump’s poll numbers or Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails. It was about the stock market’s plunge.

Why Harry Reid Needed to Announce Iran Deal Support When He Did

When Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Sunday he would support the international nuclear agreement with Iran and work to ensure it survives a GOP-led disapproval effort, the Nevada Democrat avoided what could have been an awkward Monday.

Ratings Changes in Two Governors' Races

Gubernatorial races don’t get a lot of coverage in the nation’s capital, but based on the field of presidential contenders, the chief executive of each state can be a consequential figure.

How Elijah Cummings Could Shake Up Maryland's Senate Race

Updated: 5:50 p.m. | After months of flirting with the notion of running for Maryland’s open Senate seat, it seems that Democratic Rep. Elijah E. Cummings might be ready to take it for a first date.

For Rand Paul, a Kentucky Caucus Is a Major Victory

Kentucky Republicans voted Saturday to approve a presidential caucus – a major victory for Sen. Rand Paul that will allow him to continue his quest for the Republican presidential nomination and run for re-election to the Senate next year.

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