Cody Long

Is Trump Really Nixonian? 4 Similarities Between the Two

Twitter and headlines have been abuzz with comparisons between President Donald Trump and former President Richard M. Nixon surrounding recent news events. Watch Roll Call’s exploration of some similarities — and differences — between the two leaders....
Black History and America’s Capitol
 

This February, Black History Month marks its 41st year as a monthlong tradition. Explore the history of this reflective and celebratory time with lawmakers and other Capitol Hill figures who discuss the intersection of black history and the U.S. Capitol building and its surrounding city.

Office Space: Roger Williams’ Texas Ranch

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, shows off his cowboy boots, saddle and baseball bats....
Office Space: Eleanor Holmes Norton’s Ode to Statehood

In this week’s edition of Office Space, District of Columbia Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, takes us on a photographic tour of the District’s political history. Fresh off the capital city’s vote for statehood on Nov. 8, explore some of the Democratic delegate’s advocacy work for D.C. rights (though, even the mayor says the likelihood of congressional action to enact the ballot measure is slim). Plus, Holmes Norton’s personal ties to the city runs de...
How All the 2016 Races Were Called in 2 Minutes

Re-watch the Election 2016 results, including all House, Senate and presidential races, in under two minutes....
Election 2016 Video Blog: Wisconsin Senate Surprise

Get insight into this year's congressional races straight from the Roll Call newsroom as Senior Editor David Hawkings hosts political reporters Alex Roarty and Simone Pathé every hour....
Election 2016 Video Blog: Senate Makeup Taking Shape
 

Get insight into this year's congressional races straight from the Roll Call newsroom as Senior Editor David Hawkings hosts political reporters Alex Roarty and Simone Pathé every hour....
Election 2016 Video Blog: Indiana Senate Trending Toward Young

Get insight into this year's congressional races straight from the Roll Call newsroom as Senior Editor David Hawkings hosts political reporters Alex Roarty and Simone Pathé every hour....
Election 2016 Video Blog: The 4 Senate Races Democrats Must Win
 

Election 2016 is here. Get insight into this year's congressional races straight from the Roll Call newsroom as Senior Editor David Hawkings hosts political reporters Alex Roarty and Simone Pathé every hour....
How to Watch Election Night 2016
 

 Roll Call walks you through the final poll closing times, highlighting the key races state-by-state....
4 Days to Go: Wisconsin Senate Rating Shifts Less Democratic
 

If there's one thing Roll Call Elections editor Nathan L. Gonzales dislikes, it's a tossup race. But with Election Day just around the corner, there are at least six Senate races that are too close to call. Meanwhile, the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is uncomfortably close for many Democrats....
White House Watch: Campaigner in Chief
 

In the final days before the election, President Barack Obama is heavily campaigning for Democrat Hillary Clinton, visiting key battleground state,  including three trips to Florida. Roll Call's White House correspondent John T. Bennett analyzes the states the Clinton campaign might be worried about based on where their sending their top campaigners....
1 Week to Go: 4 Likely Outcomes for the Presidential Race

Elections Editor Nathan L. Gonzales looks at the final week leading up to the 2016 general election and offers four scenarios for how the top of the ticket race could go. He also discusses how the Senate and House Democrats are doing with their hopes of reclaiming a majority on Nov. 8....
White House Watch: Presidential Campaigning, High Court Blockade
 

Roll Call's White House Correspondent John T. Bennett previews President Barack Obama's busy week of campaigning next week. He also discusses the White House joining the conversation on who will be chosen as the ninth Supreme Court justice. Several Senate Republicans have come forward to purposefully counter any pick chosen by a Democratic president. Find out more in this week's White House Watch....
Candidate Spotlight: Lisa Blunt Rochester Poised for Victory in Delaware
 

Delaware is one of three U.S. states that has never sent a woman to Congress. This November, the First State’s Democratic candidate for its at-large House seat, Lisa Blunt Rochester, may finally change that, and also become the first African-American ever in its congressional delegation.

2 Weeks To Go: Senate Majority Control Still on the Line
 

Elections Editor Nathan L. Gonzales looks at the final two weeks before Election Day 2016 as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton widens her path to victory with two shifting race ratings. And find out how Republican Donald Trump’s campaign is effecting the GOP’s desire to maintain control of the Senate and House....
White House Watch: ‘Big Guns’ Set to Hit Campaign Trail
 

Roll Call's White House Correspondent John T. Bennett looks at the White House’s plans to hit the trail for Hillary Clinton in the final weeks before Election Day. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., for example, will be in Ohio and Pennsylvania next week. Meanwhile, as Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump widens, Bennett previews what Clinton’s legislative agenda might be if she assumes office....
A Weekend of Celebration Marks African American Museum Opening
 

Last week’s opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture was enveloped by a three-day music festival, with performances from folk instrumentals to poetry to dance to hip hop. The artists talk about the importance of political leaders such as Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and President Barack Obama in bringing the museum to life, and the unique place African American sounds have and will always have in American society....
3 Weeks To Go: Two States Move to Tossup in Senate Races
 

With only 3 weeks before Nov. 8th, Elections Editor Nathan L. Gonzales speculates whether or not House and Senate Republicans can defend enough seats for a majority in what is looking more like a probable Clinton presidency....
What's a Lame Duck? Once Rare, Now a Norm
 

Congress went home to campaign for re-election, but they're planning a post-election session beginning Nov. 14. Why is that, and why have these so-called lame-duck sessions become the norm in recent history? Senior Editor David Hawkings explains....