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Rep. Ruben Kihuen on His Journey From Undocumented Immigrant to Congressman

Ruben Kihuen came to the U.S. from Mexico with his parents when he was 8 years old. After they overstayed their visa, they fell into undocumented status. Today, he’s a Democratic congressman for Nevada’s 4th District, and Roll Call sat down to hear about that journey.

Congress Likely to Defer to Firearms Bureau on Bump Stock Ban
'There’s a big regulatory question,' Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at a news conference in Maryland on Thursday. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call)

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Don’t expect Congress to take a quick vote banning bump stocks, the device that allowed the Las Vegas gunman to shoot his semi-automatic rifles at a rate resembling the rapid fire of a fully automatic weapon.

Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday at a press conference here that he and many other lawmakers are just learning of the existence of bump stocks.  Congress first needs to examine how they are even allowed under current law, the Wisconsin Republican said, suggesting that a regulatory fix may be preferred over congressional action.

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Clinton-Sanders Fight Turns Violent
Altercations between supporters suggest growing hostility

A campaign rally in California is cut short by a unruly crowd. Outside, protesters shout obscenities and rip in half a young girl's campaign poster.  

A celebrity,Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" fame, is jailed after he pushes a man during a political disagreement, then grabs his girlfriend by the hair.  

Boehner: Biden Could Step in if Email Scandal Forces Clinton Out
He says any charges could sink her bid, but others don't expect indictment

Former Speaker John A. Boehner walks to the House floor for the last time as speaker on Oct. 29. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Out with Hillary Clinton . In with Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. At least that’s what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over her use of a private email server while in that position.  

During a speaking engagement at a conference in Las Vegas, the now-retired Ohio Republican said he “would not be surprised at all” if Clinton “has to withdraw” from the presidential race if she faces charges, according to media reports.  

Reid Leaving Searchlight for Las Vegas

Reid, seen here in 2005, wrote a book about his love of his hometown of Searchlight, Nev. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his wife, Landra, are leaving the Democrat's boyhood town of Searchlight, Nev., and moving to the Las Vegas area to be closer to their children and grandchildren.  

“Landra and I love Searchlight, the place of my birth, and the memories we have had there, but the time came to sell and do something different,” Reid announced Monday in a news release. “We want to be closer to our 16 grandchildren who live in Southern Nevada, and be able to spend time with them. This is why we will now purchase a residence in the Las Vegas area. Searchlight will always remain my home, my favorite spot in the world where I can look at the quiet desert for miles at end.”