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Context for Facebook Chatter About Presidential Candidates

Millions of people have talked about the presidential contenders on Facebook as they officially launch campaigns. But despite some gaudy numbers, context and limits of the data cast doubt on the impact Facebook conversations will have on the race.

Getting Sloshed, POTUS-Style

Author Brian Abrams is set to dish about the boozing habits of the train-wrecks-in-chief laid bare in his irreverent expose, “Party Like A President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery, and Mischief From the Oval Office.”

House Wraps Tax Week, Prepares Trade Issues

With the exception of a homemade gyrocopter landing on the Capitol lawn, everything in the House went just according to plan this week.

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Lynch Nomination Fight Intensifies Amid Hints of a Deal

The partisan spat over the stalled Loretta Lynch attorney general nomination heated up Thursday, as did behind-the-scenes Senate negotiations that could allow for her confirmation vote.

Throwback Thursday: Bud Shuster Lodging With Ex-Aide-Turned-Lobbyist

With the revelation Thursday that House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., has “a personal and private relationship” with a top airline lobbyist, according to a Politico report, it seemed only fitting to pull this exclusive out of the Roll Call archives.

#tbt: History With Hillary Clinton

As you probably know by now, Roll Call is celebrating our 60th birthday all year long.

The 7 Most Interesting First-Quarter Fundraising Facts

Updated April 17, 10:30 a.m. | With roughly a year to go before the first primaries of 2016, fundraising numbers are among the few benchmarks to assess candidate strength.

Republican Launches Bid to Succeed Lois Capps in California

Republicans have landed a top recruit for a competitive open-seat House race in California.

GOP Senator Doesn't Care What You Think of His Disney Ringtone (Video) (Updated)

Updated 1:51 p.m. | A Senate Finance hearing on U.S. tariff policy was disrupted Thursday not by protesters, but by one Republican’s Disney-themed ringtone.

Homeland Security Morale Woes Blamed on Immigration Policies (Video)

Two Republican House members, both former prosecutors, said at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday that White House immigration policies are contributing to low morale at Homeland Security.

Scott Peters Challenger Poised to Launch Bid From Afar

Iraq war veteran and House hopeful Jacquie Atkinson plans to toss her hat into the ring Thursday to unseat two-term California Democrat Scott Peters.

Reps. Stefanik, Comstock Join Launch of 'Empowered Women' Effort

More than 200 people, including no shortage of current and former congressional aides, gathered Wednesday evening to launch a new platform for conservative-leaning women.

Schumer: McConnell Needs to Learn to 'Play Ball'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to learn to “play ball” with Democrats instead of trying to roll them, Sen. Charles E. Schumer said Thursday in a hallway interview.

Happy Emancipation Day, Washington, D.C.!

Emancipation Day: It’s not just about the “Liberty Pole” D.C. activists erected in front of the Capitol Wednesday.

Top Cruz Aide to House Colleagues: Please Say Nice Things

Sen. Ted Cruz has plenty of friends in the House Republican Conference, and quite a few in his home-state delegation, too.

Sharpton: Lynch Delay Is 'an Insult to Every American'

The Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday that delaying the vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general is unacceptable and rank-and-file senators could face retribution for not pushing for a vote.

The What Ifs of the 2016 GOP Presidential Race

If Jeb Bush doesn’t win any of the first four GOP contests — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — does that eliminate him from the Republican race? Or does he have the staying power to survive those losses?

All the Budget Conference's a Stage

How do Republicans and Democrats from the House and Senate conference a partisan budget that is little more than a messaging document? They don’t — at least, not really.

What 'Abolish the IRS' Really Means

“Abolish the IRS” is a popular Republican refrain, getting time on the campaign trail and promotion from the Republican National Committee. But don’t take the catch phrase literally.

Cleaver's Civility a Key Part of His Leadership Appeal

Every power player in Washington, D.C., has a different metric for what makes a day a success. For one Missouri Democrat, it comes down to whether he was able to do his job without stepping on people.

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