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A Brief Recap of the George Washington Gavel's Long History
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What I Saw That You Couldn't See at the Manafort Trial, Week 2
 

With no audio or video recording allowed in the courtroom where Paul Manafort's trial enters its third week, reporter Griffin Connolly shares descriptions of what the transcripts couldn't convey. From Manafort's intense stare-down of his former associate who served as a witness for the prosecution, potential drama in the jury room, to the mad rush by reporters to get to a pay phone, here are the highlights from week 2....
What Midterm Election? Trump Is Already Campaigning for 2020
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President Donald Trump is attending a host of rallies to boost GOP nominees ahead of the November midterm vote. But White House correspondent John T. Bennett counts off five sure signs that Trump is already looking ahead to his own re-election battle....
Watch: Just a Few of John N. Kennedy's Greatest Kennedy-isms
 

The junior senator from Louisiana John N. Kennedy is known for being a talker. From the committee room to the Senate floor to the cable networks, he's sure to have a witty, odd or sometimes perplexing retort for pretty much anything that comes his way. Here are just some of his greatest hits....
What I Learned From 4 Days Covering the Manafort Trial
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There are no electronic devices or cameras allowed inside the Alexandria, Va., courtroom where former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort faces charges that could add up to more than 300 years behind bars. Reporter Griffin Connolly adds some color to the proceedings with details from inside the federal courthouse following its first four days.

Manafort is facing charges of tax evasion and bank fraud in this first trial to stem from the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 U.S. election.

Trump's Tweets, Shutdown Threats Muddy the Waters Less Than 100 Days From Midterms
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What's In a Name? Some of Roll Call's Favorite Lawmaker Nicknames, Past and Present
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JASON DICK: We're gonna talk about nicknames today. Some of the more powerful people in Congress have had nicknames.

Joe Cannon, the former Speaker of the House, had a couple of them. He was “Uncle Joe” for those who were feeling warm towards him, because he was a paternalistic figure.

What We Know About the New Companies Entering the Lobbying Trade Fight
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Odds of a Government Shutdown Tick Up as House Leaves for Recess With Unfinished Business
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Who is Robert Wilkie? The Senate Confirms Longtime D.C. Insider to Top VA Post
 

President Donald Trump vowed on the 2016 campaign trail to streamline the vast Veterans Administration bureaucracy and cut wait times. Robert Wilkie, a Washington insider with decades of policy experience with the military, was confirmed Monday to lead the employees of the second-largest federal agency....
Woman Who Broke House Page Program's Glass Ceiling Reflects 45 Years Later
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Pelosi: Suggestion of Russia Questioning U.S. Diplomats an 'Abuse of Power'
 

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said at her weekly news conference that the whole world on Monday saw President Donald Trump "cower in the presence" of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. She decried the president for even entertaining the idea of allowing Russia to potentially interrogate former U.S. diplomats; and she called on her GOP counterparts to fully fund efforts to secure the 2018 from potential Russian meddling....
Win or Lose in the Midterms, Top Democratic Leaders Could Shuffle in House
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Rep. Joe Crowley's primary loss has added drama to the usual behind-the-scenes positioning for House Democratic leadership slots leading up to the midterms. But House reporter Lindsey McPherson says that even if a they win back the majority, Democrats might not want to give Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi the speaker back. She explains that reporting in this video, as well as some of the new faces that may make a play for leadership spots across the board....
What Summit? A Muted GOP Response, Then Back to Business on the Hill
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A handful of fellow Republicans rebuked President Donald Trump for his press conference performance standing next to Russian President Vladimir Putin. But White House correspondent John T. Bennett says there's no plans on the Hill to legislatively check the president's foreign policy powers, or even pass a resolution to rebuke the commander in chief....
Watch: Next to Putin, Trump Defies U.S. Intel on Russian Election Interference
 

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladamir Putin held a joint press conference in Helsinki, Finland, following their private meeting on Monday. Many of the questions from reporters centered around the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Watch for highlights of what both the leaders said....
Vote and Run!: House Lawmakers Leave Hill After Work Week
 

This time lapse video shows the escape route many House lawmakers take when leaving the Capitol Building on Fridays — straight down the front steps....
Before They Were Lawmakers: Unique Careers of Some Senators and Representatives
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