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  1. Congress Stays Away, But Not SleddersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | Roll Call

    Capitol Hill was crowded on Sunday as the snow stopped and the sledders came to hang out. When Congress is away, the people will play.

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  2. Obamacare Vote Punted as D.C. Digs out From BlizzardRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 24 | Roll Call

    Architect of the Capitol crews clear the East Plaza of the Capitol as snow piles up on Saturday morning. The weekend's historic blizzard has forced a delay in the House's attempt to overcome President Barack Obama's veto of a rollback of his signature health care law.

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  3. Federal Offices Close Early as Blizzard Closes InRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | Roll Call

    Architect of the Capitol crews clear snow from the East Plaza of the Capitol at sunrise on Thursday. The DC area is bracing for blizzard conditions over the weekend.

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  4. The Calm Before the Storm: #Snowmaggedon2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Roll Call

    The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore broadcasts news about the impending blizzard in Washington in front of the U.S. Capitol at sunrise on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 The DC area is bracing for blizzard conditions over the weekend. Washington is bracing for a winter storm that's expected to bring high winds and somewhere between 12 inches and 24 inches of snow to the city, starting Friday and going through the weekend.

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  5. D.C. Braces for BlizzardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Roll Call

    Architect of the Capitol crews clear snow from the East Plaza of the Capitol at sunrise on Thursday. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a snow emergency effective Friday morning, as the region prepares for a blizzard that could dump up to 2 feet of snow in the District over the weekend.

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  6. Patricia Murphy: Hey Congress, Remember Legislating? The 5 Best Ideas From the StatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Roll Call

    It's no secret that not much actual legislating happens on Capitol Hill these days. When it comes as a pleasant surprise that the government doesn't shut down every December, the bar for achievement during the rest of the year stays relatively low.

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  7. Debt Limit, Highways Wait as Republicans Tackle Sanctuary CitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | Roll Call

    Senators return to Washington this week facing a crush of must-pass legislation, but before the chamber can get to the debt limit or highway funding, Republicans want to express outrage over "sanctuary cities." A Republican proposal to cut federal funding to cities that defy immigration laws is expected to be blocked by Democrats when the Senate gets back to work Tuesday. 2 comments

  8. Debt Limit, Highways Wait as Republicans Tackle Sanctuary CitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | Roll Call

    Senators return to Washington this week facing a crush of must-pass legislation, but before the chamber can get to the debt limit or highway funding, Republicans want to express outrage over "sanctuary cities." A Republican proposal to cut federal funding to cities that defy immigration laws is expected to be blocked by Democrats when the Senate gets back to work Tuesday. 2 comments

  9. Former Journo Helps Prep Riverby Books ReopeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2015 | Roll Call

    That big sigh of relief you hear among Capitol Hill bibliophiles comes from the recent news that Riverby Books at 417 East Capitol St. SE will be reopening soon. A former journalist, Lori Grisham, previously at USA Today and NPR, will manage the store.

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  10. Renee Ellmers Says She's Praying for Those Who 'Bear False Witness'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 | Roll Call

    North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers on Friday acknowledged rumors and reports of an improper relationship with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and thanked supporters for the "outpouring of support and prayers" she had received. "As someone who has been targeted by completely false accusations and innuendo, I have been moved by the outpouring of support and prayers from my colleagues, constituents and friends," Ellmers said in a statement Friday afternoon in response to reports that she and McCarthy were engaged in an extramarital affair.

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  11. Democrats Could Sink Lower in Statehouses in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2015 | Roll Call

    With the tumultuous race for the White House and the Senate majority up for grabs, races for governor have been barely a sideshow this election cycle. But the politically ambitious men and women who are seeking a high statewide office - and the policies they advocate - someday may find their way to Capitol Hill, or beyond.

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  12. Democrats Could Sink Lower in Statehouses in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2015 | Roll Call

    With the tumultuous race for the White House and the Senate majority up for grabs, races for governor have been barely a sideshow this election cycle. But the politically ambitious men and women who are seeking a high statewide office - and the policies they advocate - someday may find their way to Capitol Hill, or beyond.

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  13. Safety Board Urges Federal Oversight Over DC MetroRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2015 | Roll Call

    The National Transportation Safety Board has issued two urgent recommendations that the Washington area Metro system be placed under federal oversight in the wake of safety issues. "There is now a lack of independent safety oversight of Metrorail,'' NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart said in a statement Wednesday.

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  14. The Underutilized Power of Storytelling in Congress | CommentaryRead the original story

    Sep 29, 2015 | Roll Call

    Despite my deep admiration for members of Congress and staff for their dedication, hard work and sense of public service, I am continually amazed that many of them are lousy communicators. Oh, they make grand campaign commercials for the elections and wow their audiences with marvelous stump speeches.

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  15. Can Eisenhower Memorial Go It Alone Without Congress?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2015 | Roll Call

    Frustrated with critics of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, now 16 years in the making, backers of Frank Gehry's design appear to be putting their faith in former Sen. Bob Dole. "We need $150 [million] and he raised $170 [million] for the World War II Memorial," boasted Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., when asked about the former Senate majority leader's bullish private fundraising effort.

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  16. China's Carbon-Limit Pledge Won't Go Far on Capitol HillRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2015 | Roll Call

    President Barack Obama's climate agenda got a big public relations boost Friday, with the announcement by Chinese President Xi Jinping, at their state meeting in Washington, that he would impose a first-ever national cap-and-trade regime on key industrial sectors to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Yet the fact China is turning to cap-and-trade - something Obama failed to win from the Democratic-controlled Congress in his first term - won't soon revive the concept on Capitol Hill in any U.S. counterpart program.

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  17. Pope Stops to Bless a Staffer's BabyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2015 | Roll Call

    Flanked by Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Joe Biden in the Capitol, the pope blesses Eloisa Rosario Blake, the newborn daughter of Boehner staffer Kristene Blake. Pope Francis was on a tight schedule during his Capitol Hill visit Thursday, his coordinates obsessively orchestrated and timed to a T. But after his speech to a joint meeting of Congress, en route from Statuary Hall to the Speaker's Balcony to address the masses on the West Lawn, he paused for an important bit of business.

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  18. With All Eyes on Pope, OPM Drops Bad News on the HackRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2015 | Roll Call

    Sasse was suspicious of the timing of the latest news about the OPM breach. As the Wednesday arrival ceremony for Pope Francis was underway outside the White House, blocks away the Obama administration was announcing it had underestimated the number of fingerprints in federal records swiped by hackers.

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  19. Lawmakers Take Aim at Synthetic DrugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2015 | Roll Call

    As partisan divisions threaten to lead to a government shutdown, some members of Congress from both sides of the aisle are uniting against a common foe: synthetic drugs. Rep. Charlie Dent , R-Pa., introduced a bill Thursday to combat the rise in synthetic drug use, which are often chemicals sprayed onto plants, that can alter users' mental state and cause erratic and violent behavior.

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  20. How Congressional Power Has Balanced Since 1955Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2015 | Roll Call

    Rayburn, center, and Johnson, right, seen here in 1961 with President John F. Kennedy, were two of the powerful Texas Democrats who defined congressional leadership in the middle of the century. The first pages of Roll Call landed on Capitol Hill in 1955, coinciding with the beginning of a remarkable run of stability in party control of Congress, particularly when compared to the turbulence of post-World War II and post 9/11 elections.

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