West Wing

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.

For Martin Sheen: Life Imitating Art, Supreme Court Style

Actor Martin Sheen is back having a dog in a political fight. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly File Photo)

As a fictional TV president, actor Martin Sheen navigated the death of a Supreme Court justice and a difficult confirmation battle. Now he's weighing in on the debate over replacing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  

Wisconsinites are getting a phone call from the "The West Wing" star regarding Sen. Ron Johnson’s, R-Wis., stance on judicial nominations. After Scalia's death Feb. 13, Johnson agreed with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that the next president, not Obama, should name a replacement. He said in a released statement, “I strongly agree that the American people should decide the future direction of the Supreme Court by their votes for president and the majority party in the U.S. Senate.”