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David M. Drucker is a staff writer for Roll Call covering the Senate and broad, national political trends. David helped lead Roll Call’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s drive to pass historic health care reform legislation, after previously working on the newspaper’s Politics team reporting on Congressional campaigns. A Malibu, Calif., native, David came to Roll Call in August 2005 from the Sacramento, Calif., bureau of the Los Angeles Daily News, where he covered the politics and policy of California government, including the historic 2003 gubernatorial recall campaign that saw Arnold Schwarzenegger advance to the governor’s office. David graduated from UCLA in June 2001 with a bachelor's degree in history, and before returning to UCLA in 2000, he spent eight years working in sales and marketing.
Drucker no longer works for Roll Call.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Republican National Committee is moving forward with a comprehensive overhaul of its antiquated voter turnout operation, including a focus on fixing a collection of broken state parties, CQ Roll Call confirmed Friday.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Think the Republican establishment is alone in obsessing about candidate recruitment and the quality of GOP nominees? Think again.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Sens. Rand Paul and Marco Rubio on Thursday offered the Republican Party a glimpse of alternate futures in dueling speeches that revved up two distinct groups of conservative activists.
Breaking through the cloud of pessimism that continues to darken the prospects for compromise even after President Barack Obama met with House Republicans on Wednesday is a single but crucial ray of sunshine: immigration reform.
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, held a brief one-on-one meeting Wednesday following the president’s get-together with the full House Republicans Conference, and now the speaker’s office has revealed what they discussed.
Memo to President Barack Obama: Next time you decide to charm House Republicans, don’t meet with them on the same day you’re scheduled to headline a fundraiser for your campaign organization turned issue advocacy pressure group.
Never mind the continuing resolution and Rep. Paul D. Ryan’s new budget. House Republicans could face an explosive intraparty showdown over the debt ceiling, CQ Roll Call’s Jonathan Strong reported Wednesday.
Congressional Republicans remain skeptical of President Barack Obama’s charm offensive — very, very, very skeptical.
House Republicans are only now beginning to take a deeper look at Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan’s fiscal 2014 budget plan. A committee markup to fill in the details is scheduled to begin Wednesday.
When you hear congressional Republicans insist over the next few months that the American people agree with their budget priorities, keep this in mind: They know better.
In part two of Speaker John A. Boehner’s question-and-answer exchange with CQ Roll Call, the Ohio Republican dishes on hot-button issues such as the sequester — he suggests it’s probably here to stay — immigration changes, gun control and the fiscal 2014 budget.
With House Republicans taking fire from every angle, including inside their party, for failing to connect their philosophical principles to voters’ everyday concerns, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is taking action.
Since November’s electoral letdown, congressional Republicans have been under fire from inside their party over their inability to connect with voters.
House Republican leaders will begin to engage next week on the contentious issue of an immigration rewrite, launching a series of listening sessions to educate members.
Pressed by President Barack Obama to support more revenue increases, congressional Republicans may relent on the carried interest loophole that tends to benefit wealthy Wall Street investors.
As Republicans continue to grapple with their diversity problem, former Rep. J.C. Watts has moved to fill at least one void by launching a nonprofit charged with recruiting and placing ethnic minority staffers in GOP congressional offices.
The National Rifle Association will launch a print advertising campaign targeting mostly Democratic senators up for re-election in 2014, according to sources close to the group.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy may be the most well-liked member on Capitol Hill among fellow House Republicans. And that might be part of the problem.
11:15 p.m.: Thus concludes the State of the Union live blog. Obama delivered a rather energetic speech, with some added policy flairs, such as a proposed minimum wage increase, to his usual government-centered approach. Democrats are likely to be very happy with what they heard, and Republicans not so much, leaving as still unknown the prospects for bipartisan cooperation on looming fiscal issues such as the budget and the debt ceiling.
If President Barack Obama has soured on pointless haggling with congressional Republicans, the feeling is mutual.
Rep. Raúl R. Labrador said Tuesday that Democrats’ insistence on a pathway to citizenship could kill comprehensive immigration reform but that Republicans could be persuaded to support legalization.
Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, confirmed Monday that he is continuing to consider running for Senate in 2014, but he said not to read too much into a decision to change the name of his campaign committee.
The fate of an immigration overhaul rests almost exclusively with Sen. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican whose star power with conservatives is crucial to moving a bill through Congress.
Sen. Ted Cruz was appointed vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee to diffuse a destructive tension with the conservative grass roots that has cost the GOP easy Senate victories — although how that translates to the Texan’s daily responsibilities remains in flux.
House Republicans on Monday received a list of immigration messaging “dos and don’ts” from the Hispanic outreach arm of a top GOP super PAC, with recommendations focused on urging members to use “tonally sensitive” rhetoric, regardless of their position on the issue.