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Schumer Says White House’s Inquiries About Mueller Investigation Are ‘Unprecedented’
 

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer criticized the White House’s meeting with Department of Justice officials regarding its Russia investigation....
4 Races to Watch in Tuesday’s Primaries
 

Senior political reporter Simone Pathé talks about four of the races she’s watching closely in the primaries taking place Tuesday in Texas, Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky....
Farm Bill Defeat Leads to Confusion on the House Floor
 

The House rejected a farm bill 198-213 on Friday. Thirty Republicans voted against the measure that had been pushed by leadership....
Sinema Beats Female Lawmaker Record and Gallagher Wins Men’s at Capitol Hill Run
 

Lawmakers, staff, reporters and other D.C. figures came together on Wednesday to participate in the ACLI Capital Challenge, a three-mile run. Proceeds from the race went to a guide dog foundation....
McConnell, Schumer Disagree on Rule Change Pertaining to Judge Nominations
 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., spoke on Tuesday about his opinion on changing the rules for judge nominations on Tuesday. He and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., also each discussed the pace of progress of appropriations bills as the measures compete for time with nominations on the Senate floor....
Gallagher, Last Year’s ACLI Congressional Winner, Trains for Wednesday’s Race
 

Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., was the first member to cross the finish line in last year’s ACLI Challenge, a local Hill tradition pitting lawmakers, staff, journalists and more against each other in a three-mile race. He spoke to Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano about his training for this year’s race and his friendly competition with Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who placed second for lawmakers in 2017's ACLI challenge. ...
Iowa’s Blum Now Most Vulnerable House Member, Nelson Moves Up List for Senate
 

Senior political reporter Simone Pathé breaks down the changes in Roll Call’s list of the 10 most vulnerable lawmakers in each chamber. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., moved up on the list after Florida Governor Rick Scott entered the race, and Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa., moved up after Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., announced he would not be seeking re-election....
Trump Thanks Kanye Again, Mocks Obama on N. Korea
 

President Donald Trump spoke at a National Rifle Association event Friday in Dallas. In his speech, he spoke briefly about protecting the Second Amendment but also mocked the Obama administration's North Korea stance and thanked Kanye for improving his poll numbers among African-Americans....
Ginsberg Film Shines Light on Justice's Pop Culture Status, Workout Routine
 

"RBG", the new documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, examines her life, from college years, to advocacy against gender discrimination to pop status....
5 Things to Watch in Tuesday’s Congressional Primaries
 

Tuesday will be jam-packed with primaries happening in Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina and Indiana. Senior political reporter Simone Pathé breaks down what to look for, including two brothers running for Congress, a strange ballot issue in Ohio and the first potential for an incumbent to be defeated in a primary this season....
Five More Candidate Intro Videos Worth Watching
 

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney released a video announcing his Senate run in Utah, a dog voices support for a California congressional candidate, and another video features a rock climbing candidate on a cliff. Watch for those videos and more in this installment of 2018 election intro videos worth watching.

Booing, Interruptions On the House Floor After Chaplain Resignation
 

Democrats stood behind Rep. Joseph Crowley as he offered a privileged resolution Friday to establish a select committee to look into Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s request of House Chaplain Patrick J. Conroy to resign. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., offered a motion to table the resolution, which was agreed to, 215-171....