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GOP Messaging Vote on Democrats’ ‘Abolish ICE’ Bill Set to Backfire
Democrats prepared to vote ‘no’ and make debate about family separations

From left, Reps. Luis V. Gutiérrez, D-Ill., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., John Lewis, D-Ga., Judy Chu, D-Calif., Al Green, D-Texas, Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., and others march in Washington on June 13 to protest the Trump administration’s family separation policy at the southern border. Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., appears in the back at center. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

House Republican leaders are planning a vote this month on a progressive bill to terminate the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, but their plan to put Democrats on record on an issue that divides the minority party looks like it will backfire. 

Democrats say they’ll make the debate about families that have been separated at the border — an issue that needs a permanent legislative fix that Republicans do not yet have a solution for that can pass the House.

Report: Competitive U.S. House Races Spell Good Fortune for Broadcast Stations
Campaign spending on TV ads highest of any election cycle

Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., appears in an “Estruth for Congress” ad on television in October 1995. (CQ Roll Call file photo)

Amid a fierce battle for control of the House, candidates are spending around 50 percent more than they did at this point in the 2014 election cycle, according to a Bloomberg report.

Due to an unusually large number of retirements in the House this year, candidates have come out in large numbers in districts where they will not face the typical uphill primary battle against an incumbent. Sixty-four Representatives are retiring, have resigned, or are running in another election this year, according to Roll Call’s Departing Members

Trump Returning to Rallies After West Wing Shake-Up, Kushner Testimony
 

It’s a busy week at the White House following Friday’s West Wing shake-up with the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director and the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is on the Hill on Monday to testify behind closed doors about his meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, shortly before the president heads back to the campaign trail with a rally in Youngstown, Ohio. See the video for Roll Call White House reporter John T. Bennett’s analysis of the week ahead.

Highlights of Clinton’s Concession Address
 

Candidate Spotlight: Lisa Blunt Rochester Poised for Victory in Delaware
 

Delaware is one of three U.S. states that has never sent a woman to Congress. This November, the First State’s Democratic candidate for its at-large House seat, Lisa Blunt Rochester, may finally change that, and also become the first African-American ever in its congressional delegation.

White House Watch: Obama Gets Into Election Game

Biden to Campaign with Clinton for First Time
Vice president and nominee to stump together in battleground of Pennsylvania

Vice President Joseph R. Biden will hit the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will campaign with Hillary Clinton for the first time next Friday in Pennsylvania, a key battleground state in the economically hard-hit Rust Belt, her campaign announced Thursday.

Biden and the presumptive Democratic nominee will appear together in Scranton to "discuss their shared commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top," her campaign said in a statement.

Trump, Clinton Exchange Biting Tweets in Preview of Coming Months
Clinton's 'Delete your account' tweet is most retweeted of campaign

A campaign sign at Hillary Clinton's Indianapolis headquarters featuring a popular hashtag used by her supporters. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Paul Ryan Is Campaigning ... But For What?
Speaker tries to sell the conservative way to Georgetown students

Speaker Paul D. Ryan is campaigning, just not for president.  

Well, at least not yet. The Wisconsin Republican is campaigning for the future of the Republican Party, trying to sell conservatism to a new generation of voters and to show that the GOP has an ideas platform on which to run beyond this seditious 2016 election season.  

A Cockeyed View of Congress
Former Hill staffer plays off politics of paranoia

The fictional Rep. Buck Schwartzmore is running a losing campaign against a candidate who didn't know he was in the race. (MightyHeaton.com)

Is there a greater conspiracy theorist than an elected official obsessed with staying in office?  

Political comedian Andrew Heaton thinks not.