Thomas McKinless

Blockchain Caucus co-chair: Ease up on Facebook's Libra

Rep. David Schweikert, co-chair of the Blockchain Caucus, warns that members of Congress may be letting their "disdain for Facebook" cloud their judgement on what he says is an opportunity....
House floor erupts into chaos after Nancy Pelosi remarks criticizing Trump
Cleaver sets down gavel after lamenting members just want to fight

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II abandoned the House floor Tuesday after a parliamentary skirmish regarding Speaker Read more...
GOP leaders aren’t calling Trump’s tirade racist

“No,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said when asked if President Donald Trump’s tweet attacking four lawmakers of color was “racist.”

The mountains between Congress and modernization

Time is running out for the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress to find bipartisan consensus on a variety of issues.

Susan Wild opens up about her partner’s death in tearful House floor speech

Rep. Susan Wild delivered an emotional floor speech on the House floor Tuesday, talking about the death of her life partner, Kerry Acker, who died by suicide last month.

House’s Louisiana baseball stars reflect on their friendship, the 2017 shooting
This year’s game is on Wednesday, June 26

“We call that lagniappe in Louisiana.” That’s how Minority Whip Steve Scalise described getting to play baseball on a major league field while fostering relationships with his congressional colleagues along the way. “Lagniappe, it means a little something extra.”

‘More practices for this one game than any NFL preseason’: Reps. Gonzalez and Allred on congressional baseball
The former NFL players are bringing their athletic prowess to Congress' big game

Reps. Anthony Gonzalez and Colin Allred both had careers in the NFL before heading to Congress. Now ...
Angus King gives Susan Collins a rose after her 7,000th Senate vote

Republican Sen. Susan Collins cast her 7,000th vote on the Senate floor Tuesday, having never missed a roll call vote since joining the Senate in 1997.

Swalwell, a dad on the campaign trail

Rep. Eric Swalwell is one of the many Democrats running for his party’s presidential nomination. He’s also one of several fathers in the 2020 race raising a young family while hitting the campaign trail. The California congressman and his wife, Brittany Swalwell, spoke to Roll Call abou...
Tariff tussles, stilt walkers and a single ‘kudos’: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of June 3, 2019

Members had a short week on the Hill before a large delegation jetted off to France for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. But that didn’t stop them from bickering about tariffs on guacamole and margaritas. Plus, Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. dons a stylish pink suit, and Rep. Read more...
What is McConnelling? How campaigns skirt coordination laws to help PACs make ads
Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell electrified the nation in 2014 when he released 2 minutes and 22 seconds of high-definition footage of himself smiling and going about his day.

Politics aside, everyone hates burpees

It's 7 a.m. on a Wednesday and the sun isn't even warm yet. Do you know where your congressman is? He might be working out outside Longworth while Rep. Markwayne Mullin makes fun of him.

Former CBO director: If Congress wanted to change Obamacare, they ‘blew it’ with their process
“I’m on the way out so I can say this”

Keith Hall finally broke his own rule and publicly defended the Congressional Budget Office’s scoring process as he prepared to leave the office’s top spot in late May. Republicans in Congress criticized the CBO in 2017 for its report that said their bill to repeal the 2010 health care law would cause millions to lose their insurance.