D.A. Banks

Win or Lose in the Midterms, Top Democratic Leaders Could Shuffle in House
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Rep. Joe Crowley's primary loss has added drama to the usual behind-the-scenes positioning for House Democratic leadership slots leading up to the midterms. But House reporter Lindsey McPherson says that even if a they win back the majority, Democrats might not want to give Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi the speaker back. She explains that reporting in this video, as well as some of the new faces that may make a play for leadership spots across the board....
What Summit? A Muted GOP Response, Then Back to Business on the Hill
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A handful of fellow Republicans rebuked President Donald Trump for his press conference performance standing next to Russian President Vladimir Putin. But White House correspondent John T. Bennett says there's no plans on the Hill to legislatively check the president's foreign policy powers, or even pass a resolution to rebuke the commander in chief....
Watch: Next to Putin, Trump Defies U.S. Intel on Russian Election Interference
 

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladamir Putin held a joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland, following their private meeting on Monday. Many of the questions from reporters centered around the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Watch for highlights of what both the leaders said....
Vote and Run!: House Lawmakers Leave Hill After Work Week
 

This time lapse video shows the escape route many House lawmakers take when leaving the Capitol Building on Fridays — straight down the front steps....
Before They Were Lawmakers: Unique Careers of Some Senators and Representatives
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Doing the SCOTUS Math: Seven Senators, Three Factions, One Crucial Vote
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This 4th of July, Expect Trump to be Trump on Immigration
Penn Ave Report: Connecting Congress and the White House at the intersection of politics 

Unlike his immediate predecessors George W. Bush and Barack Obama, President Donald Trump won't host an Independence Day naturalization ceremony for new citizens. White House correspondent John T. Bennett says that might prove to be too awkward, given the recent level of rhetoric surrounding his policy of separating families at the border. Instead, Trump will go on the road again, this time to Montana, to boost the Republican rival to Sen. Jon Tester....
Artistic Representation: Students From Across America Showcase Art in the Capitol
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McConnell Touts Bipartisan Immigration Fix, Schumer Warns of Trump Interference
 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says an "unusual couple" of senators, Democrat Diane Feinstein and Republican Ted Cruz, are working on legislation to add clarity to the policy on separating migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border. But Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warned President Donald Trump might disrupt the appropriations process to demand money for his promised border wall. ...
The Story Behind 'Under the Dome': Humans of Capitol Hill
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Managing Editor Jason Dick searched through the tens of thousands of photos in the CQ Roll Call archives to tell a different kind of story of American democracy. He and Visuals Editor Gillian Roberts talk about the tough decisions needed to make "Under the Dome" — a photo book out July 1 — a reality....
How Trump's Immigration Policy Could Threaten GOP Legislative Agenda Ahead of Midterms
Penn Ave Report: Connecting Congress and the White House at the intersection of politics

White House correspondent John T. Bennett analyzes how the Trump administration's policy of separating families crossing the border could impact the appropriations process and other Capitol Hill work this summer....
Ryan: Policy Separating Families at Border Will 'Require Legislative Change'
 

Speaker Paul D. Ryan said he does not support children being separated from their parents when detained at the border. He said that's happening because of a court ruling and noted: "We believe it should be addressed in immigration legislation."...