Democratic Women in the Senate — From One to 13, Plus a Presidential Nominee
Mikulski seeks to "pass the torch" to a new generation

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and Sen. Patty Murray speak on stage for the U.S. Senate Women presentation at the Democratic National Convention. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

2016: When Even Plagiarism Became Partisan
Poll shows Democrats bothered much more by it than Republicans

Melania Trump, wife of presidential candidate Donald Trump, appears on stage of the Quicken Loans Arena before speaking on first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 18, 2016. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

There’s not much debate on whether it’s OK to plagiarize. (Hint: it’s not.) Students across the country learn that in school, and politicians have plenty of examples to look at that should scare them off.  

But in a political year where anything seems possible, even this basic principle is up for debate.  

Where Are They Now? Power Players in 1992 and 2016
Today’s leaders were still works in progress during Bill Clinton's inaugural run

Presumptive Democratic nominee Bill Clinton waves to supporters with his wife Hillary at a rally in St. Louis in July 1992. (TIM CLARY/AFP/Getty Images file photo)

Much has been made about the fact that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has remained in the public eye for a quarter century.  

Many of her closest allies — and a few of her fiercest antagonists — have followed similarly storied paths through modern political history.  

Sanders Supporters Aim to Stand Out on Clinton's Big Night
Showing their colors, Sanders delegates plan quiet protest long after votes counted

Cleo Dioletis, left, and Nita Lynch, right, organized the bright t-shirts. (Bridget Bowman/CQ Roll Call)

PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders supporters made sure they were seen on Hillary Clinton's big night even though their candidate was counted out three days ago at the Democratic convention.  

Many delegates for Clinton's vanquished primary rival donned bright yellow, glow-in-the-dark t-shirts they hoped would stand out when the Democratic presidential nominee took the stage in Philadelphia.  

Republicans Go to the Mat to Take Down Clinton
Old wrestling arena serves as home for GOP's counterprogramming

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to the media at the Republican's counterprogramming event in Philadelphia on Thursday. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call)

PHILADELPHIA — Any doubts that Republicans would swing hard at Hillary Clinton could be dispelled by the Republican National Committee’s choice of venue for its counterprogramming here during the Democratic National Convention: 2300 Arena, an old bingo hall formerly the home of professional wrestling’s ECW, a violent, upstart rival to the more mainstream WWE.  

Taking the stage to the sounds of “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps, GOP surrogates on Thursday went through their talking points savaging the Democratic presidential standard-bearer on a stage draped with American flags and underneath banners for wrestlers in the “Hardcore Hall of Fame” like 2 Cold Scorpio, Tommy Dreamer and Blue Meanie.  

Live Updates: The Latest from Day 4 at the DNC
Democrat women in the Senate come out for Clinton

From left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) wave on stage. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Colorado Senate Candidate Glenn Details Parents' Domestic Violence
Questions arose about 1983 complaint filed against him by his father

Colorado Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Darryl Glenn speaks during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Colorado Senate candidate Darryl Glenn, who has been dogged by questions about a 1983 assault complaint filed against him by his father, abruptly shifted the conversation Wednesday with an admission that the incident was part of a childhood wracked by domestic violence.  

"I understand why some people might say, ‘How can he not remember something like this?’” Glenn said in a statement. "I want to do my best to explain that: The painful truth is that my parents’ marriage was violent. This was not the first night my father attacked my mother, and maybe more sadly, this wasn’t the worst time it happened — not even close."  

What Will It Take for Sanders Loyalists to Back Clinton?
Some diehard supporters, even in swing states, still say it's Bernie or Bust

Bernie Sanders delegates and supporters stage a walkout and protest at the media tents outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

PHILADELPHIA — At one of the many protests outside City Hall this week, Leisa Duncker sat in the blazing sun with a black Sharpie marker writing "Election Fraud" across her blue "Bernie Sanders" signs.   

Duncker is a Sanders supporter from Florida — a swing state — and she's voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein in November.  

Liberals Give Kaine's Folksy Dad Style High Marks
Vice presidential debut at DNC Day Three deemed a success

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine's ill-fitting suit and folksy demeanor at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday played well with some liberal critics. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Tim Kaine wore an ill-fitting suit, addressed the crowd as "folks" and inspired a barrage of dad jokes during his Wednesday night convention speech introducing him to the nation as Hillary Clinton's running mate.  

The delivery was panned as "bland" and "forgettable" by the conservative National Review . Some Bernie Sanders delegates in the hall, who have complained that the Virginia senator is not progressive enough, chanted during his speech and protested his support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But most commentators the day after said Kaine did an admirable job.  

Slight Thaw Seen in Lobbyist Donations to Trump
But Clinton still dominates in K Street cash

Donald Trump supporters take a selfie in front of an electronic billboard truck in Summerlin, Nevada, in February. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

While most of the Republican establishment has embraced Donald Trump as its presidential nominee, K Street lobbyists have remained holdouts, no doubt stung by his populist fusillades against interest groups and their hired guns.  

In contrast to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who cultivated hundreds of donors from K Street during the first six months of 2016, Trump reported only nine — including former House Appropriations Chairman Bob Livingston  of Louisiana and ex-Rep. Henry Bonilla  of Texas, both Republicans.  

Big Donor Offers Big Money to Trump If He Releases Taxes
Clinton backer says he'll donate $1 million to charity of Trump's choice

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said he will release his tax returns if an IRS audit is completed before the election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Calls for Donald Trump to release his tax returns have been gaining steam and now, they're being fueled by a million dollar bounty.  

Moishe Mana, a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, has offered to donate $1 million dollars to the charity of Donald Trump's choice if he releases his tax returns, according to The Associated Press .   

Reid, Schumer Want Alan Grayson to Get Lost
Leading Senate Democrats latch onto latest domestic abuse allegations

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, left, and likely successor Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York want Rep. Alan Grayson to drop out of the Senate primary in Florida. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

PHILADELPHIA — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid seemed practically elated over reports of alleged domestic abuse by Florida Rep. Alan Grayson.  

“We are feeling really good about what’s going on in Florida with Grayson’s ex-wife telling everybody what a rat he is,” Reid said in a brief interview Thursday after a news conference at the Nevada delegation’s hotel.  

Chelsea Clinton Excited to Set Stage for History
'I think my heart will burst,' she says of introducing her mother at Democratic convention

Chelsea Clinton says she hopes to dispel notions about her mother in her speech introducing the Democratic nominee Thursday night in Philadelphia. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Chelsea Clinton, the former first teen who has matured into a battle-tested campaign surrogate, on Thursday said she plans to eschew rhetoric and speak instead from a deeply personal place when introducing her mother, Hillary Clinton, at the Democratic National Convention.  

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Clinton to Stress 'Moment of Reckoning' in Convention Speech
Democratic nominee expected to draw a sharp contrast with Trump

Hillary Clinton will talk about "how this election is really a moment of reckoning for the voters," her campaign manager said Thursday. (Bill Clark/Roll Call)

PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton will highlight the stakes of this presidential election, as well as offer specific policy proposals, in her address to the Democratic National Convention Thursday night.  

Campaign manager Robby Mook said Clinton's speech would tie together each of the previous nights of the convention in Philadelphia.  

Reid Says Trump Should Get Fake Intel Briefings
Senate minority leader suggests GOP nominee might have skirted the law

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says the intelligence community shouldn't give Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump "anything that means anything." (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

PHILADELPHIA — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday morning that the intelligence community should give phony information to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.  

"I had a number of people come to me yesterday about the Logan Act, and he may have done that. He may have violated a law," Reid said. "But you know, this is not the first time."