Most talked about Roll Call stories

Price Pushes Plan to Separate Immigration Funding From Omnibus

rollcall.com — House GOP leaders are likely to float a proposal in their caucus next week to fund most government agencies through September 2015, while providing a shorter-term stopgap component for immigration-related programs and initiatives.
Nov 25, 2014

Is Tom Price, the next House Budget chairman, the conservative face of the GOP's shutdown-avoidance strategy? cqnow.co/1vkb3ob @CQnow

Nov 25, 2014

RT @sahilkapur: Per @RollCall, House GOP may exclude immigration $$ from the onmibus and do it in a separate CR: bit.ly/1APtd4N

Nov 25, 2014

RT @StevenTDennis: Cromnibus plan has a problem: Rs haven't been able to pass approps bills designed to become law without Democrats rollcall.com/news/price_pus…

Nov 25, 2014

Cromnibus plan has a problem: Rs haven't been able to pass approps bills designed to become law without Democrats rollcall.com/news/price_pus…

Show 12 more tweets from Megan Murphy, Emma Dumain and others...

Obama Would Veto Corporate Tax Cut Bill

blogs.rollcall.com — President Barack Obama would veto an emerging $450 billion tax cut deal coming together in the Senate, according to the White House. "The President would veto the proposed deal because it would provide permanent tax breaks to help well-connected corporations while neglecting working families," said Jen Friedman, deputy White House press secretary.
Nov 25, 2014

Obama aggressively uses veto threat to shape Hill negotiations on tax extenders. Preview of final 2 years? blogs.rollcall.com/white-house/ob…

Nov 25, 2014

Meanwhile, things are not looking good for the extenders bill roll.cl/1rdLCVM

Nov 25, 2014

The veto-bait tax cut package is expected to include breaks for NASCAR, film producers and owners of racehorses. blogs.rollcall.com/white-house/ob…

Nov 25, 2014

2:45pm about tax extender veto: "Don’t want to get ahead of a hypothetical." 4:33pm: "The President would veto" blogs.rollcall.com/white-house/ob…

Show 7 more tweets from Steven Dennis, Steven Dennis and others...

After Ferguson Riots, Durbin Calls Hearing On Civil Rights

blogs.rollcall.com — In the wake of renewed rioting in Ferguson, Mo., Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., announced Tuesday that he intends to hold a hearing on the state of civil and human rights in the United States. "Racial disparities persist at many stages of the criminal justice system.

Don't Count on Dems to Help Pass GOP 'Cromnibus'

blogs.rollcall.com — House Republican leaders and incoming Budget Chairman Tom Price of Georgia are floating a plan to fund immigration-related activities separately from an all-encompassing government spending bill - and for a shorter length of time. It's a plan still very much in flux.

Schumer: Health Care Distracted Democrats From the Middle Class

blogs.rollcall.com — Sen. Charles E. Schumer says Democrats need to have a realistic agenda for demonstrating the importance of government to middle class voters, citing a rather unlikely subject as detracting from that message: health care. "The policy should be simple and easily explained - can it be grasped almost intuitively as something that will help middle-class families?"
Nov 26, 2014

In case you missed Sen. Schumer's fascinating speech Tuesday: roll.cl/1xAgOvc

Nov 25, 2014

RT @abettel: Schumer: Democrats blew opportunity by putting focus on the wrong problem — health care reform. blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/sen-charl… @nielslesniewski

Nov 25, 2014

Schumer: Democrats blew opportunity by putting focus on the wrong problem — health care reform. blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/sen-charl… @nielslesniewski

Show 4 more tweets from Niels Lesniewski, Steven Dennis and others...

Dave Brat On Bringing Rationality to Washington

blogs.rollcall.com — It's 7:49 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 21 - the first day of Congress' Thanksgiving recess - and Dave Brat is 11 minutes early. The man who unseated former Majority Leader Eric Cantor is meeting me at a Starbucks in Navy Yard before driving down to the Richmond suburbs for his first constituent town hall as a congressman.
Nov 25, 2014

.@MEPFuller went to Starbucks with Dave Brat & discussed politics over a venti half-and-half mocha latte, extra hot roll.cl/1xMMzF9

Nov 25, 2014

Can someone explain a "half-and-half mocha latte"? This Congressman gets them Venti, & extra hot. blogs.rollcall.com/218/dave-brat-…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @rollcall: The Anti-Cantor: Dave Brat on Bringing Rationality to Washington roll.cl/1xMMzF9 via @MEPFuller

Show 2 more tweets from Hannah Hess, Matt Fuller

Ferguson Protests Hit Capitol, SCOTUS, DOJ in Washington, D.C.

blogs.rollcall.com — Facedown on the pavement - meant to emulate the body of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed on Aug. 9 - one protester sprawled on the sidewalk outside the Department of Justice in downtown Washington on Tuesday morning. Only camouflage pants and sneakers were visible beneath a pile of blankets.

Immigration Bill Killer Needs a New Home

hoh.rollcall.com — A House Republican aide who fancies himself the straw that in 2013 broke a bipartisan immigration proposal's back is hoping one of the conservatives coming to Congress next January could use a little help from a procedural wiz. Per the plea circulated internally amongst GOP staffers, Art Harman, the legislative director who most recently served beneath outgoing Rep.
Nov 25, 2014

GOP aide "who fancies himself the straw that in 2013 broke a bipartisan immigration proposal’s back" is job hunting hoh.rollcall.com/immigration-ki…

D.C. Statehood Activists Looking Toward GOP Congress

blogs.rollcall.com — If anyone understands what a "grungy game" politics can be, it's Capitol Hill staffers. That's what Johnny Barnes, an attorney who spent 25 years working for members of the House, theorized when the front page of the Washington Post recently announced that federal prosecutors might be moving closer to indicting Mayor Vincent Gray.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @JBurchDC: Image if we had 16,000 people to turn out for a lobby day for #DCstatehood. Think Congress could ignore that? roll.cl/1xA6hAd

'I Just Took an Action to Change the Law'

blogs.rollcall.com — President Barack Obama's big immigration speech in Chicago Tuesday included a stunning aside as he talked down hecklers upset at his deportation record. "What you're not paying attention to is, I just took an action to change the law," he said to them, saying he couldn't understand why the hecklers would still be mad at him.

Wyoming Moves to Control Uranium Oversight

blogs.rollcall.com — A state legislative committee advanced a measure to give Wyoming more direct regulatory control of uranium mining.

It's a Better Time to be a Cop Than a Criminal

wonkwire.rollcall.com — Christopher Ingraham: "New FBI data released today finds that the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty - that is, killed with felonious intent by a suspected criminal - plummeted to 27 in 2013, its lowest level in decades." "Notably, the sharp decline in officer fatalities comes even as the number ...

Roundup: All Things Chuck Hagel

blogs.rollcall.com — We've written a number of things here at Five By Five about the departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Here's a smattering of key articles from elsewhere.

U.S., EU Officials Meet On Norwegian Air Controversy

blogs.rollcall.com — Transportation Department and State Department officials met Tuesday with representatives of the European Union to discuss why the Transportation Department hasn't yet decided on an application for a foreign air carrier permit from Norwegian Air International (NAI), the Ireland-based affiliate of the budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle.

DNC Announces Final Cities for 2016 Convention

atr.rollcall.com — The Democratic National Committee announced that Philadelphia, New York and Columbus are the three finalists to host its 2016 national convention. Two cities, Phoenix and Birmingham, Ala., were knocked from contention after party officials conducted a series of visits to assess whether they could withstand the thousands of elected officials, delegates and media expected for the event.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @rollcall: Philly, New York and this Ohio city are your 2016 DNC finalists roll.cl/1zlYSq8

Nov 24, 2014

RT @abettel: Philadelphia, New York and Columbus, OH are the finalists to host the 2016 Democratic convention. atr.rollcall.com/democrats-anno… @cahnemily

Nov 24, 2014

MT @ShawnaEBlair: Philly, Brooklyn & Columbus are 3 finalists for 2016 Dem Convention. #DNC atr.rollcall.com/democrats-anno…

Nov 24, 2014

So wait, could a Hillary Clinton nomination acceptance speech be in The Horseshoe?roll.cl/1zlNYRo

Nov 24, 2014

RT @rollcallpols: Roll Call Politics: Democrats Announce Finalists for 2016 Convention (Updated): Updated 3:15 p.m. | The Democr... roll.cl/1yNSmse

Show 3 more tweets from Adriel Bettelheim, Mary Carey and others...

Capitol Cop Spices Things Up

hoh.rollcall.com — Capitol Police Officer Terry Heffernan told HOH he caught the acting bug while in college. If only the theater crowd could see him now. While he spends most of his time keeping the congressional campus safe, Heffernan has also been actively pursuing any and every opportunity to perform since the 1990s.
Nov 25, 2014

If you can't take the heat, stay the hell out of @threesheetschef's way roll.cl/1zlY052 #wildman #HillLife

Negotiation Strategies from The Capitol Leaders Negotiation Program

blogs.rollcall.com — Bipartisanship is making a comeback! At least, that is what the directors of the Capitol Leaders Negotiation Program believe, after spending 30 hours with Capitol Hill staffers analyzing their views and negotiation strategies.
Nov 25, 2014

#Thanksgiving themed negotiation tactic: increase size of pie first, slice of pie second. blogs.rollcall.com/hill-navigator…

Nov 25, 2014

Say, what, hill staff? U.S. congressional staff are more influential than in any other national legislature. blogs.rollcall.com/hill-navigator…

Nov 25, 2014

Issue area of staff expertise chosen for negotiation program? Foreign Affairs. “An area where partisanship exists” blogs.rollcall.com/hill-navigator…

Nov 25, 2014

Negotiation: “the art of letting them have your way.” & other tricks in @rollcall’s #hillnavigator. blogs.rollcall.com/hill-navigator…

Nov 25, 2014

How to Negotiate Anything: Lessons Learned from the Capitol Leaders Program wp.me/p3xGtb-ql

Iran Is Being Too Stubborn in Nuclear Talks, Experts Say

blogs.rollcall.com — The consensus of a panel at the Brookings Institution Tuesday: The reason Iran nuclear talks have been extended is because Tehran is being overly rigid in the face of a very generous offer from the United States and its negotiating partners.

Ted Cruz Floats Joe Lieberman for Defense Secretary

blogs.rollcall.com — Sen. Ted Cruz has an idea for a new Defense secretary that the incoming Senate Armed Services chairman would love. The Texas Republican on Monday floated the name of former Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, the independent Democrat from Connecticut, to replace Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon.