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Podcast: 50 Years Later, Bobby Kennedy for President Lives On
Political Theater, Episode 21

A photograph showing then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy speaking to a crowd of African-Americans and whites through a megaphone outside the Justice Department. (CQ Roll Call file photo)

The Netflix documentary series “Bobby Kennedy for President” marks the upcoming 50th anniversary of the late senator and presidential candidate’s assassination in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968. The four-part series by documentarian Dawn Porter follows Kennedy from campaign manager to attorney general, senator and presidential candidate, and outlines the evolution of his political beliefs from rough-and-tumble family fixer and anti-communist to civil rights icon. 

Porter discussed the series recently with the Political Theater podcast, including her own motivations for treading into a story many Americans may feel they know, and the result is a cinematic journey that feels fresh while also very much reflecting its own heady times.

Podcast: There’s (Political) Royalty in Congress, Too
Roll Call Decoder, Episode 10

Vice President Mike Pence and his brother Greg Pence, who is the GOP candidate for Indiana's 6th Congressional District. (Left photo by Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call, right photo courtesy Greg Pence for Congress)

John Dingell's 90th is the Party of the Year
Both sides of the aisle celebrate with the former congressman

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., leads the crowd in singing a birthday song to former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., in the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing room, also known as the John D. Dingell Room, on Wednesday. Dingell is celebrating his 90th birthday. In the background are Reps. Joe Barton, R-Texas and Gene Green, D-Texas. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Everyone knows John Dingell brings the fun. And bipartisanship and ice cream.  

The Michigan State Society, in cahoots with Dingell's wife, Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell, threw the Dean a 90th birthday party on Wednesday in the room named after him in the Rayburn Office Building.