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Fleischmann Talks Friends and Phone on His Walk to Work
 

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., walks to his office in Rayburn every morning. Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano walked alongside him one morning last week as he talked about finding friends in D.C. and what he uses his time on his walks for....
McConnell, Durbin Make Their Case As Shutdown Looms
 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., criticized Democrats on Friday as the minority party — whose votes are needed on procedural votes to fund the government past midnight — continued to say they would not vote for a bill that didn’t include protections for a group of undocumented immigrants....
Leahy Questions Nielsen About Trump Comment
 

Last week, President Donald Trump reportedly used a vulgar slur to describe Haiti and countries in Africa during a meeting about immigration. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was questioned about the president’s comments by Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., at a hearing Tuesday and here’s what she said....
Schumer, McConnell at Crossroads on DACA
 

The Senate leaders appeared to have different strategies for how to handle next steps an immigration program known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Democrats want a plan added to a spending bill to keep the government open past Friday, Jan. 19, while Republicans want the two issues handled separately....
Cracking the Whip: Inside Hoyer’s Leadership Office
 

House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., shows off his Capitol office collection of turtles and shares how John F. Kennedy inspired him to pursue a career in politics....
Hastings Responds to Trump Shutdown Tweet: Put it ‘Under His Pillow’
 

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., reacted to President Donald Trump’s tweet about a government shutdown by saying neither Democrats nor Republicans want a shutdown to happen....
Four Things to Watch as 2018 Election Season Officially Nears
 

Roll Call political reporters Bridget Bowman and Simone Pathé reflect on 2017 and analyze how the 2018 midterms are already shaping up. Subscribe to their weekly newsletter, At the Races, here....
So Special: 4 More Special Elections On the Way, So Far
 

The Alabama Senate just finished, but resignations by other members of Congress have already necessitated the scheduling of four more special elections in 2018. Political reporter Simone Pathé with what we know about the races....