Stories by Emily Cahn:
Dec. 20, 2012
Natalee Binkholder was working in the gaming capital of America when she decided to take a gamble herself.
Dec. 16, 2012
Hey, members of Congress: Got any extra tickets to President Barack Obama’s inauguration laying around?
Dec. 13, 2012
When members lose an election or retire from Congress, they often embark on a new path instead of merely riding off into the sunset. Some take on lucrative roles on K Street, lobbying the same body in which they used to work. Others head back to their home states to re-enter the careers they left when they headed to Washington, or to find new ones. As a host of members begin planning for their lives after Congress this January, Roll Call is launching a new feature to let readers know “where are they now?” If that’s a question you’ve asked yourself about a former member or members, drop us a line. We’ll do our best to track them down.
Dec. 10, 2012
If Palmetto State voters had their way, satirical newsman and South Carolina native Stephen Colbert would be their new senator, according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling.
Dec. 9, 2012
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin III is none too pleased about a new MTV reality show set in his home state that’s been described as “the ‘Jersey Shore’ of Appalachia.”
Dec. 6, 2012
As the adage goes, “With age comes wisdom.”
Dec. 6, 2012
Congress on Thursday again delayed a controversial rule that requires online posting of the financial disclosure reports of senior federal workers, pushing the effective implementation date from Saturday to April 15.
Dec. 5, 2012
Former Rep. Jack Brooks, a Texas Democrat from the bygone era when his party ruled Lone Star State politics, died Tuesday after a sudden illness, The Associated Press reported. He was 89.
Dec. 3, 2012
Wilma Simms, the front desk receptionist at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee whose upbeat and energetic personality welcomed those who visited the organization’s headquarters for 13 years, died Saturday after a long illness. She was 71.
Nov. 30, 2012
Michigan Republican Candice S. Miller was appointed chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, House Speaker John A. Boehner announced Friday afternoon, making Miller the only female chairman of a House committee for the 113th Congress.
Nov. 29, 2012
With a busy lame-duck session and the long hours that come with it, Hill staffers may find themselves crunched for time this holiday season when trying to check everyone off their lists.
Nov. 29, 2012
Capitol Hill staffers looking to buy gifts for the foodie friends and colleagues among them should look no further than a gift card to one of the many eateries around town.
Nov. 27, 2012
Naked protesters demanded a meeting with Speaker John A. Boehner at his personal office Tuesday to discuss potential cuts to AIDS funding.
Nov. 19, 2012
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s threats to keep the Senate in Washington through the Thanksgiving holiday didn’t come to pass, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be Hill staffers stuck in town to work or caught because of a lack of concrete travel plans.
Nov. 16, 2012
Stephen Vermillion, a beloved Capitol Hill veteran whose courage and commitment to public service inspired friends, family and colleagues, died early Friday morning after losing a four-year-long battle with leukemia. He was 52.
Nov. 15, 2012
The post-Election Day dust has settled, and while a few House races have yet to be called, at least 65 members will not be returning for the 113th Congress.
Nov. 9, 2012
Former Rep. Joseph D. Early, a Massachusetts Democratic who was ousted from his seat on the tails of a House banking scandal known colloquially as “Rubbergate,” died Thursday, a family spokesperson confirmed. He was 79.
Nov. 9, 2012
It’s the threat heard ’round the world from Americans every time their presidential candidate loses an election: I’m moving to Canada.
Nov. 7, 2012
In the hotly contested Senate race in Virginia, about 170,000 of more than 3.5 million ballots cast separated the winner, Democrat Tim Kaine, and his GOP challenger, George Allen.
Nov. 7, 2012
The Mid-Atlantic states of New York and Pennsylvania were a firewall for House Republicans on Tuesday, staving off a net pickup of seats for House Democrats, who saw large gains in states such as Illinois and California.
Nov. 5, 2012
A rundown of election night coverage on ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox and NBC.
Oct. 31, 2012
There’s nothing like parody Twitter accounts to make us laugh in the face of the depressing news of the devastation on the Northeast coastline due to superstorm Sandy.
Oct. 29, 2012
Updated 11:55 a.m. | With a week to go before Election Day, two competing polls from Minnesota’s 8th district show vastly different pictures of the tossup race between Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) and former Rep. Rick Nolan (D).
Oct. 26, 2012
Washington Blade’s annual competition to determine the “Best of Gay DC” is officially complete, and after weeks of voting, a few notable Capitol Hillers have made the cut.
Oct. 25, 2012
On the eve of today’s 10th anniversary of the death of Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.), family, friends, former Congressional colleagues and average Americans who were touched by Wellstone’s work gathered on a conference call to share their memories of one of the icons of the progressive movement, vowing to continue to champion the causes he fought so hard for.