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Spending Bonanza Heads to Senate Floor: Podcast
CQ Budget, Episode 73

Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., speaks with reporters last month. The Senate is expected to return this week and begin considering a roughly $857 billion fiscal 2019 spending package. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Space Farce? The Challenges of Creating a New Military Department in Just 2 Years: Podcast
CQ on Congress, Episode 115

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence announced the Trump administration's plan to create a U.S. Space Force by 2020. ( Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Space is the “next battlefield,” Vice President Mike Pence said this week. CQ editor Patrick B. Pexton talks with reporter Andrew Clevenger about all the steps needed to create the Space Force. The biggest challenge? A just-passed, two-year defense authorization bill that’s on the president’s desk awaiting his signature. That bill has no extra funds for such an ambitious enterprise that critics say isn’t even necessary to protect the U.S. from space-based threats.

Speeding Through Spending Bills
CQ Budget, Episode 72

Files are carried out of the House of Representatives in preparation for Memorial Day recess Thursday, May 24, 2018. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A GOP Congress Tries to Limit Its Republican President on Foreign Policy: Podcast
CQ on Congress, Episode 114

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., is one of the more outspoken GOP lawmakers questioning President Donald Trump's foreign policy. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Podcast: Left to Its Own Devices: Medical Tech, Congress and the Public
Political Theater, Episode 30

Director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering discuss their movie "The Bleeding Edge" with Political Theater podcast host Jason Dick and CQ Health Editor Rebecca Adams. (Bian Elkhatib/CQ Roll Call)

Podcast: Senate Set to Surpass House
CQ Budget, Episode 71

The Capitol. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Podcast: House Lawmakers Leave Town With Much to Do Before Midterms
CQ on Congress, Episode 113

Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.(Photo By Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

Podcast: The Capitol Shooting That Changed Everything
Political Theater, Episode 29

Political Theater

July 24, 1998 changed everything on Capitol Hill. The shooting and ensuing deaths of two Capitol Police officers left a scar on the close-knit community and began a ramping up of hardened security around the legislative branch that continues today. Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings covered the event, and Roll Call multimedia reporter Thomas McKinless produced a documentary about the episode with fresh eyes. They discuss what they remembered, and what they learned on the latest Political Theater Podcast. 

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Podcast: Wall Funding That Isn’t Coming From Mexico
CQ Budget, Episode 70

Aurelia Lopez and her daughter Antonia overlook construction of border wall prototypes in Tijuana, Mexico. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

House appropriators are set to give President Donald Trump some of the border wall funding he's been seeking, says CQ immigration reporter Dean DeChiaro. He explains what's in the Homeland Security spending bill.

Podcast: Why Congress Has a Russia Problem
CQ on Congress, Episode 112

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at joint press conference after their summit in Helsinki, Finland. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)