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A Slice of Louisiana: Inside Scalise’s Leadership Office
 

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., shows Roll Call his leadership office in the Capitol, which included Mardi Gras decorations and a king cake, a view of the Washington Monument and a copy of the recently-passed tax bill. He also spoke about his recovery from being shot during a Congressional baseball practice last year....
Intelligence Officials Aware of Russian Activity Aimed at 2018 Elections
 

CIA Director Mike Pompeo testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday that the intelligence community has seen “Russian activity and intentions to have an impact on the next election cycle here.”...
If There’s a Deal, Then What’s Up With Trump’s Budget Request?
 

On Monday, President Donald Trump will roll out his budget request for fiscal year 2019, which begins on Oct. 1, 2018. Senior editor David Hawkings explains what that means for Congress and how it relates to the two-year budget deal struck by Senate leaders earlier this month....
Three Things to Watch in Texas' Upcoming Primaries
 

The Texas primaries — the first of 2018 — are less than a month away, and senior political reporter Bridget Bowman is here to break down some of the state's races. Subscribe to their weekly newsletter, At the Races, here....
McConnell, Schumer Hopeful About Avoiding Shutdown
 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, R-Ky., took to the microphones on Tuesday and seemed eager to come to an agreement that would keep the government open past a Thursday night deadline....
Schumer: A 'Cromnibus' Will Not Pass the Senate
 

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., voiced his opposition to the House GOP's proposed stopgap funding measure on the Senate floor on Tuesday....
Six Midterm Candidate Intro Videos Worth Watching
 

Chelsea Manning — a former soldier and transgender activist who served seven years in prison for releasing confidential documents — recently made headlines by announcing she’s challenging Sen. Ben Cardin in the Maryland Democratic primary. Watch highlights of Manning’s campaign intro video, as well as five other candidates who have recently announced they’re running in the midterms.