Stories by Kyle Trygstad:
July 23, 2015
What are archives for? In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, Roll Call took a closer look at The Donald’s political donations in a K Street Files column, published just a few months after the launch of Donald Trump’s NBC reality series, “The Apprentice.”
July 8, 2015
Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Wednesday that Pope Francis’ address to a joint meeting of Congress in September will be broadcast live to the public on the West Front of the Capitol.
June 24, 2015
The senator hurries into the recording studio on the fourth floor of the Hart building, now 30 minutes behind after getting held up at votes.
June 16, 2015
Roll Call celebrates its 60th anniversary Tuesday with the same mission dreamed up by founder Sid Yudain — serving as a hometown newspaper for the legislative community.
June 11, 2015
Updated, 11 p.m. | President Barack Obama emerged from the Democrats’ dugout Thursday at Nationals Park in Southeast Washington to a standing ovation and boisterous cheers from the thousands of Democratic staffers in attendance at the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.
May 21, 2015
Twenty-three years ago this month, around the time Vice President Dan Quayle was discussing “Murphy Brown” and Eddie Murphy’s “The Distinguished Gentleman” was filming on Capitol Hill, the Federal Election Commission and the Department of Justice faced off in what was supposed to be a friendly softball game.
May 13, 2015
BALTIMORE — On a sunny Tuesday morning one week after riots and looting upended the city, Democratic media consultant Martha McKenna was feverishly typing on a laptop at her dining room table, which was half-covered in various printed lists and Maryland Food Bank invoices, with a cellphone balanced between her ear and shoulder.
April 16, 2015
With the revelation Thursday that House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., has “a personal and private relationship” with a top airline lobbyist, according to a Politico report, it seemed only fitting to pull this exclusive out of the Roll Call archives.
April 15, 2015
With 14 fingers between them, there’s never a shortage of joke material for Montana Sen. Jon Tester and his executive assistant, Luke Jackson: catching, texting, meat grinders.
April 6, 2015
With the final votes concluded before the House left town for the two week recess, Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was running 20 minutes late for a scheduled interview.
March 17, 2015
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier would be “quite wealthy” if he had a dime for every time someone said he had “big shoes to fill” as the successor to California Democrat George Miller.
March 11, 2015
Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb hasn’t been seen much since announcing late last year he was exploring a bid for president, but he told a ballroom full of firefighters Tuesday they may be seeing a lot more of him soon.
March 5, 2015
Rep. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., the only woman to chair a House committee in the 114th Congress, will not seek a 9th term in her Detroit-area district, she announced Thursday.
“This is the community that I love, that I call home, and at the conclusion of my current term in office, I will be coming home. I will not seek re-election,” Miller announced in a video posted to Facebook.
First elected to Congress in 2002, Miller is one of just 22 women in the House GOP Caucus.
Feb. 27, 2015
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Amethyst Archer probably wasn’t the targeted audience for the campaign boot camp held on the eve of the Conservative Political Action Conference, but the presenters made it clear the right needs all the help it can get in 2016 and beyond.
Feb. 25, 2015
Matt Canter, a former top official at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is joining Global Strategy Group as senior vice president in the political consulting firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
Feb. 24, 2015
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid showed up to work Tuesday sporting a pair of sunglasses and it took just two minutes of reporters grilling on funding the Department of Homeland Security before the Nevada Democrat was asked about his new look.
“We’re working on my beauty here,” Reid said, with two lingering bruises still gracing his right cheek. “I’ve got these on. Tomorrow we’re going to try some other things. I can see out of my right eye, just not very well. It hasn’t healed. I have to be a patient patient. I appreciate your interest, but it’s the best I can do.”
Feb. 10, 2015
Barely a month into his new position as chief of staff to freshman Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., Greg Brophy opted, understandably, against sitting down with a reporter who was writing a story about him.
Feb. 6, 2015
Lost in the current debate in Congress – about the need for “patent reform” – is the role of the scientist or engineer whose work on the frontiers of science and technology holds great promise for the future.
Jan. 26, 2015
A relationship forged on Sen. Patrick J. Leahy’s first visit to Cuba some 15 years ago helped the Vermont Democrat take an unexpected step in support of the White House’s efforts to bring home Alan Gross and re-establish diplomatic relations with the island nation.
Jan. 15, 2015
More than a half-dozen House Democrats are considering a bid for California’s first open Senate seat in more than two decades — and unlike in most other states, none would start as a front-runner.
Jan. 12, 2015
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday he will not seek the Senate seat opened by the retirement of Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.
Jan. 7, 2015
As former Florida Sen. Bob Graham watched his daughter, an incoming House Democrat, shake hands with an endless line of visitors Tuesday morning, he peeked out of her corner office window in Longworth at the briskly falling snow and marveled at the symmetry to his own political career.