Watch Alex Gangitano's footage from Tuesday's Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony.
White House correspondent John T. Bennett discusses Obama’s week in Europe, and the upcoming Trump administration’s emerging agenda items. White House Watch will take a break for the Thanksgiving holiday and return the week of Nov. 28.
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.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., supporters rallied in D.C. on Thursday. They were celebrating the likely end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Sanders vowed not to negotiate with President-elect Donald Trump on racism.
Members-elect of Congress go through two weeks of orientation, where they are briefed on everything from policies to travel limits. Here’s what their week one in Washington looked like.
In this week’s edition of Office Space, District of Columbia Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, takes us on a photographic tour of the District’s political history. Fresh off the capital city’s vote for statehood on Nov. 8, explore some of the Democratic delegate’s advocacy work for D.C. rights (though, even the mayor says the likelihood of congressional action to enact the ballot measure is slim). Plus, Holmes Norton’s personal ties to the city runs deep.
Republicans prevailed in four of the six tossup Senate races on Nov. 8. How did the candidates react? Watch Roll Call’s selection of some of the Senate victory and concession speeches *from* that night (and ~in~ the wee hours of the next morning).
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.
As votes from across the country began to point increasingly toward a victory for Donald Trump, hundreds of college students took to the front of the White House. It was a non-violent mixture of Hillary Clinton supporters protesting the GOP nominee’s rhetoric and Trump supporters energized by their candidate’s impending upset.
Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano looks at politicians’ best Halloween costumes this year, from Sen. Ted Cruz as the Phantom of the Opera to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney donning a Mitt Romney mask. And of course Rep. Marc Veasey, who went all out for his Halloween festivities at an amusement park in Texas, where he performed on stage as a Music Man-inspired zombie.
Also, hear a musical foray into the thoughts of Speaker Paul D. Ryan from “This American Life” and the songwriters of “Frozen,” performed by Neil Patrick Harris.
Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano checked out the annual 17th Street High Heel Race, a drag parade that this year protested Virginia GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock's positions on gay rights and gun control. Later in the week, Roll Call was on the scene for another protest, this one outside the Trump International Hotel. And D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton will be depicted in the new Amazon series, "Good Girls Revolt."