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Emily Cahn


Emily Cahn is a politics reporter covering House and Senate races for Roll Call.

A native of the Garden State, Cahn joined Roll Call in April 2012 as an editorial assistant before being promoted to the politics beat.

Cahn began her journalism career at the Washington Post, where she served as an editorial aide on the Post’s copy desk. She has also interned at the Hill newspaper, the Houston Chronicle’s D.C. bureau and CBS News. She is a graduate of the George Washington University, where she served as senior news editor at the GW Hatchet, GW’s student newspaper.

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Former Aides to Ron and Rand Paul Re-Indicted

Nov. 20, 2015

A trio of former aides to former Rep. Rand Paul, R-Texas, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul are not out of the woods yet on criminal charges related to Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign.

Vulnerable House Democrats Side With GOP on Refugee Bill

Nov. 19, 2015

Nearly every member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Frontline Program for vulnerable members voted Thursday for a Republican bill that would add bureaucratic security checks for Syrians and Iraqis hoping to enter the U.S. as refugees.

Obama Focus on Gun Control Could Help Sway Independents in 2016

Nov. 18, 2015

Democratic strategists say President Barack Obama’s pledge to fight for gun control in his last year in office is unlikely to make it No. 1 on voters’ minds in 2016.

Exclusive: NRCC Adds 32 Candidates to First Tier of Young Guns Program

Nov. 18, 2015

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced on Wednesday that 32 candidates qualified for the first tier of its “Young Guns” program, putting them “on the radar” in its program that provides organizational and fundraising help to its candidates.

Could National Security Make 2016 Tougher for Women Candidates?

Nov. 18, 2015

As national security becomes a bigger issue in the wake of the attacks in Paris, some Democratic strategists worry the issue could cause troubles for their Senate candidates in 2016 — and women candidates in particular.

Bobby Jindal Drops Out of Presidential Race

Nov. 17, 2015

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday he is ending his presidential bid, after failing to gain traction in the large GOP primary field.

Republicans Hope Blame for Paris Attacks Sticks to Clinton

Nov. 17, 2015

Republicans see a tangible consequence of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy in the terror attacks in Paris and want to tie their likely opponent for the White House to it.

Fattah Hires Campaign Manager, Vows He's Running Despite Indictment

Nov. 16, 2015

Rep. Chaka Fattah, the Philadelphia Democrat indicted on more than two-dozen counts of corruption, hired a campaign manager over the weekend and vowed to run for re-election — denying rumors that the legal battle ahead of him would force him to step aside.

Who's on the House Retirement Watch List?

Nov. 16, 2015

Updated 9:55 a.m. | If this week was any indication, retirement season started early this year.

Federal Workers Get Political Guidelines for the Digital Age

Nov. 13, 2015

Federal workers wishing to blast their political views on the 2016 elections on social media are reminded that they are barred from engaging in that behavior at the workplace and during work hours, guidelines released Thursday by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.

Democrat Sam Farr to Retire From Congress

Nov. 12, 2015

Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., announced Thursday that he’ll retire from Congress after more than 22 years.

Florida District Lines in Limbo as Court Ruling Awaited

Nov. 11, 2015

The Florida State Supreme Court heard arguments over a new congressional map on Tuesday, but has yet to make a final decision on what the lines for the Sunshine State’s 27 House districts will look like.

Winners and Losers in Tuesday's GOP Debate

Nov. 11, 2015

Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate was relatively free of the rough and tumble personal attacks of the previous ones but did illuminate some of the deep divides among Republicans over immigration, the economy and national security.

Democrats' Resurgence in Arkansas Looks Less Likely

Nov. 10, 2015

With Hillary Rodham Clinton likely to be the Democratic presidential nominee, Democrats hoped that their party could make Arkansas competitive with the state’s former first lady on the ballot.

TPP Will Be a Factor in Several 2016 Races

Nov. 6, 2015

The White House on Thursday released the much anticipated text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement — a trade deal that will likely play out in a number of top House and Senate contests in 2016, whether or not it’s passed by Congress.

The 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

Nov. 6, 2015

The script has most definitely been flipped on Senate battlegrounds in 2016.

The 10 Most Vulnerable House Members

Nov. 6, 2015

Freshmen Republicans who won otherwise Democratic-leaning seats in last year’s GOP wave outnumber Democrats 7 to 3 on Roll Call’s list of the 10 most vulnerable House members a year out from Election Day.

Indicted Rep. Chaka Fattah Gets Strong Primary Challenger

Nov. 4, 2015

When Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., was indicted in July on 29 corruption charges, strategists in the state questioned whether any strong candidates would challenge the 11-term incumbent in a primary his heavily Democratic Philadelphia-based seat.

Sanders Consultants Carving Out Risky 'Outsider' Niche

Nov. 3, 2015

Four of Sen. Bernard Sanders’ top consultants are carving out a niche for themselves for 2016 — working for upstart Democratic candidates who rankle the party establishment.

Poll: Democrats Have Competitive Primary in Pennsylvania House Race

Nov. 3, 2015

State Rep. Steve Santarsiero leads scientist Saughnessy Naughton in a competitive Democratic primary in Pennsylvania’s open 8th District, according to a poll released by Santarsiero’s campaign and provided first to CQ Roll Call.

What to Watch for on Election Day

Nov. 2, 2015

Voters in a handful of states across the country head to the polls Tuesday for a slate of elections that political handicappers use as an off-year election bellwether of what might happen in 2016.

Special Election Date Set for Boehner Replacement

Nov. 2, 2015

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, has set the special election to replace former Speaker John A. Boehner for June 7, 2016, according to The Associated Press.

Florida Republican to Retire From Congress

Nov. 2, 2015

Updated 4 p.m. | Rep. Rich Nugent, R-Fla., will retire from Congress after just three terms, he announced Monday, saying he wants to spend more time with his family.

Ryan Donated Thousands to Those Who Voted Against Him for Speaker

Oct. 29, 2015

Of the 10 Republicans in the House GOP conference who voted for someone other than Paul D. Ryan for speaker Thursday morning, half of them took thousands of dollars from the new speaker’s leadership political action committee since the 2010 elections, a CQ Roll Call analysis shows.

The Winners and Losers of the CNBC Debate

Oct. 29, 2015

Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz delivered the strongest performances in Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate, a group of GOP strategists told CQ Roll call, and should see a bounce in their poll numbers between now and the next faceoff in two weeks.

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