- Edwards Releases Senate Fundraising Totals
- Academics Say Higher Education Prepared Them for Higher Office
- Top Races to Watch in 2016: The Mountain Region
- Top Races to Watch in 2016: New England
- Top Races in 2016: The Midwest
Anna Palmer covers House leadership as a staff writer for Roll Call. She joined Roll Call in 2007 after spending nearly three years at the weekly newspaper Legal Times. At Legal Times, she covered the intersection of money and politics for the legal and lobbying industry, first as a staff writer and later as an editor.
Prior to that, Anna covered the lobbying business as a reporter for the industry newsletter Influence.
A native of North Dakota, Anna is a graduate of St. Olaf College, where she was executive editor of the weekly campus newspaper, the Manitou Messenger.
Palmer no longer works for Roll Call.
Republican pollster David Winston predicted Thursday that Republicans would not shut down the government this spring.
House Democrats on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent a letter to Chairman Darrell Issa voicing their concerns about his examination of changes to Freedom of Information Act procedures and to evaluate federal agencies compliance with the law.
House Democrats are returning to yet another tactic they employed the last time they were in the minority: holding mock hearings to draw attention to their positions.
Newly minted Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa and ranking member Elijah Cummings are having a hard time hiding their antagonism toward one another.
House GOP leaders may not have intended on pushing a social issues agenda, but that isnt stopping rank-and-file Members from looking for opportunities to advance measures dealing with red-meat subjects such as English as the national language, abortion funding and the practice of allowing anchor babies citizenship.
Speaker John Boehner on Monday announced he was retooling his political operation to better coordinate with the National Republican Congressional Committee and Republican National Committee to try to expand House Republicans majority.
House Oversight and Government Reform ranking member Elijah Cummings moved Monday to circumvent Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) in a fight over access to the chairmans regulatory research.
All the recent talk of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill hasnt thawed the chilly relationship between House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) does not appear concerned about charges of ethics impropriety against freshman Rep. David Rivera (R-Fla.).
Republicans and Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee continued their public disagreement over how the panel should operate with ranking member Elijah Cummings leading all of the Democrats present in voting against adoption of the chairmans proposed committee rules Tuesday.
House advocates of comprehensive immigration reform were surprised and encouraged by President Barack Obamas call in his State of the Union address for Congress to tackle the issue.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are facing more pressure than ever to unify their Conferences against Congressional Democrats and the White House on fiscal responsibility and spending priorities.
The top Republican and Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent dueling letters to each other Monday over how the panel will investigate the Obama administration.
Liberals still dominate the House Democratic Caucus, but that isnt stopping the members of the moderate New Democrat Coalition from trying to expand their reach.
Rep. Joe Crowley is seeking another term to lead the New Democrat Coalition. The New York lawmaker sent a letter Thursday asking for his fellow coalition members support.
More Ohio voters find Speaker John Boehners tendency to cry in public a strength rather than a weakness, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
Top House Republicans laid out an aggressive schedule of hearings and investigations Thursday to propel their effort to replace President Barack Obamas signature health care law.
A day after House Republicans passed a bill repealing President Barack Obamas health care law, Members moved to introduce legislation to make it illegal to use taxpayer funding for abortions.
As expected, House Republicans have officially decided to get back to legislative business next week. Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) has slated to begin consideration of the health care repeal bill Tuesday with a final vote Wednesday.
Two former Members and a former senior adviser to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have been named resident fellows at Harvard Universitys Institute of Politics.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) joined Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) on Thursday in calling for an end to partisan seating during the presidents State of the Union address.
A Republican from Rep. Gabrielle Giffords home state of Arizona suggested Wednesday that the shooting rampage that injured Giffords and killed or wounded 19 others could have been stopped sooner had there been more armed people at the scene.
This was not the first week on the job that Speaker John Boehner envisioned. Instead of playing the role of a partisan, Boehner found himself practicing the art of a statesman.
Rep. John Dingell, dean of the House, wants to investigate whether gun control laws targeting mentally unstable individuals are working in the wake of the Tucson shootings.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) announced in New York on Tuesday that he wants to ban people from being able to carry a gun within 1,000 feet of Members of Congress and other high-ranking federal officials.