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Leahy tears up committee rulebook after Graham pushes immigration vote
‘Tear them up,’ the Vermont Democrat says

Sen. Patrick Leahy tears up a copy of the Senate Judiciary Committee's rules of procedure as ranking member Dianne Feinstein and Chairman Lindsey Graham look on during a markup of the Secure and Protect Act of 2019 on Thursday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham pushed forward a committee vote Thursday on an immigration bill, despite protests from the panel’s Democrats that he was breaking the rules.

Watch: Rand Paul's eulogy for the tea party

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is seen during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in Dirksen Building titled "Vaccines Save Lives: What Is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?" on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

With the spending caps and debt limit vote near, Sen. Rand Paul stood on the Senate floor Wednesday to declare the death of the tea party while also taking a dig at Democrats. “The difference between the parties are the Democrats are honest,” the Kentucky Republican said. “They don’t care about the debt.”

Mueller Madness: Check out the Rayburn frenzy at today’s hearing

Former special counsel Robert Mueller arrives in Rayburn Building to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. He will testify before the House Intelligence Committee later in the day. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller testified Wednesday in one of the most anticipated committee hearings of the decade, and the media and public showed up in full force.

From fishing to fanfare, what presidents do on the Fourth explained

Thousands of tourists and spectators use their smart phones and cameras to document fireworks as they explode over the National Mall for Fourth of July celebrations in Washington, photographed from Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Al Drago/CQ Roll Call

Traditionally, it isn’t typical of a president to insert themselves into Independence Day festivities. After all, Franklin Roosevelt spent one of his July Fourth holidays in the Bahamas, and Coolidge went fishing. But which presidents have made a big to-do about the nation’s birthday?

Bad news Congress, Bad News Babes continue win streak

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., throws the ball to first base in the Congressional Women's Softball Game at Watkins Elementary in Washington on Wednesday June 19, 2019.  Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call

For the fourth year in a row, the babes of the press corps defeated Congress at the 11th annual Congressional Women's Softball Game.

How does Mike Gallagher fuel up for the ACLI Capital Challenge? He doesn’t

Rep. Mike Gallagher and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema pose after running the ACLI Capital Challenge (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)

The ACLI Capital Challenge ran for its 38th year Wednesday as members of Congress, the judiciary and executive branch, and the media came together for an early morning jaunt through Anacostia Park.

Podcast: A Growing Controversy
Roll Call Decoder, Episode 13

MAY 26: Farm land is watered by a large irrigation sprinkler in the desert near Palmdale, Calif., on Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Office Space: Joe Barton's Texas Dugout

Barton is Roll Call's guest on Office Space this week. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Joe L. Barton, R-Texas, shows off his baseball accolades, his engineering prowess and his vast collection of Dr. Pepper flavors.