Add to EJ Playlist In this week's episode of CQ Roll Call's "The Beat," host Ryan Teague Beckwith talks with Roll Call Associate Politics Editor Christina Bellantoni about whether a House Member can win the presidency and what will be the big issues in the 2012 elections.
Add to EJ Playlist Framed photos of the city's power brokers adorn the walls of bars, restaurants, delis, gas stations and barbershops all over the Washington region. Roll Call takes you on a tour a few of the area's establishments with the best "Power Walls."
Add to EJ Playlist In this week's episode of CQ Roll Call's "The Beat," host Ryan Teague Beckwith talks with Roll Call Associate Editor Paul Singer about a new project exploring the behind the scenes mechanisms that make government function.
Add to EJ Playlist In this week's episode of CQ Roll Call's "The Beat," host Ryan Teague Beckwith talks with defense reporter John Donnelly about budget cuts at the Pentagon, the war in Afghanistan and the future of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Add to EJ Playlist Photographs of the first Congressional Black Caucus, in 1971, show a group of 12 men and one woman. Back then, it was a small club, and yet its message was huge: These 13 legislators, standing on the steps of the Capitol, had claimed their rightful place in Washington. Congress would never look the same. Roll Call's mini-documentar y examines the trials and triumphs of the CBC's 40 years.
Add to EJ Playlist If the government shuts down this weekend, many Washington, D.C., tourist hot spots such as the Smithsonian museums would close and the Cherry Blossom Parade would be canceled. Roll Call asked visitors to the nation's capital whom they would blame for a shutdown and what it would mean for their weekend plans.
Add to EJ Playlist Tea Party protesters rallied in front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. The Tea Party supports a government shutdown unless Congress agrees to cut at least $60 billion more from the 2011 budget.
Add to EJ Playlist Part 2 of Roll Call's series on the Congressional Black Caucus examines the organization's rise, its legislative successes, its recent scandals and what it will look like in another 40 years.
Add to EJ Playlist Photographs of the first Congressional Black Caucus, in 1971, show a group of 12 men and one woman. Back then, it was a small club, and yet its message was huge: these 13 legislators, standing on the steps of the Capitol, had claimed their rightful place in Washington. Congress would never look the same. Part 1 of Roll Call's series examines the trials and triumphs of the CBC's early years.
Add to EJ Playlist Watch the trailer for a two-part mini-documentar y series chronicling the history and growth of the Congressional Black Caucus. This year, the CBC celebrates its 40th year in Congress.
Add to EJ Playlist Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) grew up playing what he calls "the greatest game" on frozen ponds behind his house. Now Quigley, along with fellow Capitol Hill hockey lovers, gets to lace up his skates every year for the Congress vs. Lobbyists Congressional Hockey Challenge. Proceeds go to the Fort Dupont Ice Arena in Southeast Washington, DC.
The game is at 6 p.m. on March 10, 2011, at the Verizon Center in Downtown DC, and is open to the general public.
Add to EJ Playlist On May 29, 1937, Robert Byrd married his childhood sweetheart, a coal miner's daughter named Erma Ora James. Byrd, who would become the longest-serving Senator in history, would often deliver poetic odes to his wife on the Senate floor. On this Valentine's Day, Roll Call brings you some of our favorites.
Add to EJ Playlist In the latest installment of Roll Call's occasional look at Members' office digs, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) shows off his surfboard collection and his wall of Ronald Reagan photos, and even strums us a tune.
Add to EJ Playlist As Members of Congress returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, they held a prayer service for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and reflected on what effect her shooting will have on upcoming legislative battles.
Add to EJ Playlist A pizzeria owner and father of 10 children, Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.) is one of the more unlikely Members of the 112th Congress. Roll Call spent the day with Schilling and his entire family, who all made the trip to Washington from Moline, Ill.
Produced by Andrew Satter.
Add to EJ Playlist Nine-term Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) talks about his surprise loss to Christine O'Donnell in the 2010 Delaware GOP primary and reflects on what it was like to be a moderate in an increasingly conservative Republican Party.
Add to EJ Playlist Every month the nation has a collective freak out over unemployment data. But what do the numbers we hear from politicians and the press really mean? "DC Deocder" host Craig Crawford explains.