Roll Call's White House Correspondent John T. Bennett looks at the White House’s plans to hit the trail for Hillary Clinton in the final weeks before Election Day. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., for example, will be in Ohio and Pennsylvania next week. Meanwhile, as Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump widens, Bennett previews what Clinton’s legislative agenda might be if she assumes office.
In an October full of unflattering reveals about both major 2016 presidential candidates, Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings looks back at the most dramatic so-called October surprises in the recent past.
Senior Editor David Hawkings and Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano discuss their experience previewing the new Smithsonian museum opening Sept. 24th. In an attempt to manage crowds and a large interest from the public, the museum has issued "timed passes" and many weekday passes are taken through mid-November (you'll have to wait even longer for weekends.) If you can't make it to the museum for awhile, Roll Call has your in with this video.
With lawmakers still out of town campaigning, Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano took in some late night TV this week. Seth Meyers brought his NBC talk show to Washington, featuring big-name guests like Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter.
Congress went home to campaign for re-election, but they're planning a post-election session beginning Nov. 14. Why is that, and why have these so-called lame-duck sessions become the norm in recent history? Senior Editor David Hawkings explains.