Nathan Ouellette

Joe Sestak is running for president, here are some congressional basics
Eye on 2020

A latecomer to a crowded presidential field, former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president Sunday.

Bad news Congress, Bad News Babes continue win streak

For the fourth year in a row, the babes of the press corps defeated Congress at the 11th annual Congressional Women's Softball Game.

Danny Glover on reparations bill: ‘Policy is moral, democratic — an economic imperative’

Danny Glover, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Sen. Cory Booker, among others, appeared before a House Judiciary subcommittee Wednesday to testify on HR 40.

Getting handsy: Why are senators waving their hands about on the Senate floor?

Senators can get a little animated with their hands at times when voting on the Senate floor and sometimes it becomes difficult to determine which way they're trying to vote.

Rick Steves is blunt on cannabis: ‘Tolerate alternative lifestyles or build more prisons’
Watch CQ Roll Call's talk with the travel guru

Travel guru Rick Steves made a pitstop in Washington, D.C., on Monday to push lawmakers to legalize cannabis.

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

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.

Gaetz: ‘We’re playing out our own version of That ‘70s Show’

Rep. Matt Gaetz engaged in a testy exchange with former White House counsel under Richard Nixon, John Dean, who appeared before the House Judiciary Committee in a hearing on lessons learned from the Mueller report.

Collins: ‘The ‘70s called, they want their star witness back’

The House Judiciary Committee convened Monday to hear from four witnesses on lessons from the nearly two-year long Robert S. Mueller III-led investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The Committee's leadoff witness was John Dean, former White House Counsel under President Richard Nixon during Watergate. His testimony was meant to provide historical context from Watergate to Mueller's findings today.

Bracing for impact: Is the military climate-ready?

When Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle on Oct. 10, 2018, it rolled right over the top of Tyndall Air Force Base, damaging nearly every single structure on the base and decimating much of the surrounding area.

Congressman TJ Cox talks Filipino food, heritage and why he decided to run
At the Table

As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month comes to a close, we sat down with Rep. TJ Cox and a helping of assorted Filipino dishes at Kaliwa, a restaurant in D.C's Wharf area.

How does Mike Gallagher fuel up for the ACLI Capital Challenge? He doesn’t

The ACLI Capital Challenge ran for its 38th year Wednesday as members of Congress, the judiciary and executive branch, and the media came together for an early morning jaunt through Anacostia Park.

Seth Moulton is running for president, here are some congressional basics
Eye on 2020

Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton, a Marine veteran from Massachusetts, is vying for the Democratic presidential nomination with a campaign that vows to challenge the Washington establishment. Moulton is known for his unsuccessful push to unseat Speaker Read more...
Michael Bennet is running for president, here are some congressional basics
Eye on 2020

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet's announcement that he's running for president makes him the 21st Democrat and the 11th sitting member of Congress to vie for the nomination. Bennet, who was recently given a clean bill of health after surgery for prostate cancer, is making health care a central issue of his campaign. He cites his opposition to GOP efforts to roll back the 2010 health care law as a motivation for running.

What is jawboning, explained
Fintech Beat

The act of regulation through informal methods such as speeches and letters — also known as jawboning — is used often in creating policy. Chris Brummer explains why it’s of particular importance to financial technology regulation....
Feeding the nerds: Where does the WHCD food come from?
 

The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is often remembered for the celebrity and power in the room, and the entertainment that hosts provide. But what about the food? CQ Roll Call's Heard on the Hill reporter Kathryn Lyons pulls back the curtain on how the edible arrangements that feed Washington’s nerd corps make it to the plates they’re served on....
4 fintech regulation issues to keep an eye on in the U.S. and abroad
 

The regulation of financial technology is complex and expanding to cover more aspects of our lives, just like the technology itself. Watch as Fintech Beat's Chris Brummer explains four important regulation issues you should keep an eye on in the near term....