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Lawmakers stick to their scripts during Mueller hearing

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., watches as former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifyies during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election" on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Despite all the anticipation ahead of former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s testimony, were any lawmakers really going to change their minds?

Juul's day at Oversight and Reform

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee meeting to organize for the 115th Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

"As a parent of three young kids myself... I was shocked to hear Juul had access to children without teachers or administrators and without parental permission," said Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi during the hearing on Wednesday.

The hearing was meant to examine Juul's role in the youth nicotine epidemic.

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Photojournalists’ cameras lie on the floor in front of the witness table shortly before a House Oversight committee hearing (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call).

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III will testify before two House committees on Wednesday, an event that will no doubt get wall-to-wall coverage from the news media, despite the fact the Mueller is unlikely to actually say anything new.

Watch: Meadows, Cummings get in fiery exchange over Kellyanne Conway Hatch Act subpoena

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings conducts a House Oversight and Reform Committee markup on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

9/11 first responders ‘did their jobs … do yours’: Watch Jon Stewart rip lawmakers

Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart holds up the jacket of first responder Ray Pfeifer before testifying at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund in Washington on Tuesday June 11, 2019. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

The House Judiciary Committee convened Tuesday to hear from 9/11 first responders, family members and advocates for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.

Jon Stewart, a fund proponent, said Congress’ slow response to the health needs of the first responders was a stain on the institution, contrasting that with how quickly the FDNY and NYPD sprung into action after the 9/11 attacks.

‘It is my body, not the state's’, Busy tells Judiciary Committee

Actor Busy Philipps prepares to testify during House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing titled "Threats to Reproductive Rights in America," on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Philipps talked about her decision to have an abortion at age 15. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

"I am not speaking about birth, sir, I am speaking about abortion," former Dawson's Creek actress Busy Philipps told Rep. Louie Gohmert in a heated exchange.

Is Artificial Intelligence the final frontier? Probably not

(Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)

Watch CQ Roll Call’s senior writers Gopal Ratnam and Kate Ackley dispel some common misconceptions about artificial intelligence.

Lieu: ‘Of all the people that Republicans could have selected, they pick Candace Owens’
 

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism. Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu took a moment to play a clip of controversial remarks on Adolf Hitler made by conservative commentator Candace Owens, who testified before the panel.

Climate debate heats up Oversight Committee
 

“Mr. Chairman,” said former Secretary of State John Kerry in front of the committee, “this is just not a serious conversation.”

Watch: Republicans call for Schiff to step down as Intel chairman during committee hearing
 

The nine Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee signed a letter calling for Chairman Adam B. Schiff to resign as chairman a few days after Attorney General William P. Barr told Congress that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report found no evidence President Donald Trump colluded with Russia.

“Despite these findings, you continue to proclaim to the media that there is significant evidence of collusion,” Rep. K. Michael Conaway said during a committee hearing. “As such, we have no faith in your ability to discharge your duties … and urge your immediate resignation as chairman of the committee.”