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Georgia lawmakers share bipartisan embrace on House floor

While impeachment hearings consumed the Capitol on Tuesday, about 1,000 feet away there was a rare sight: A senator listening to speeches on the House floor.

But Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., wasn't on the wrong side of the Capitol —the speeches were about him. Thirteen members of the House delegation from Georgia shared stories of how they first met the senator, moments that exemplified bipartisanship and more in an hour-long tribute organized by Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga.

Prisons chief critical of guards sleeping on the job
Bureau of Prisons director responds to bipartisan scrutiny

Senators from both sides of the aisle pushed Dr. Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Tuesday morning on the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein in August.

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., one of the Judiciary Committee members who focused on the Epstein case in questioning, ultimately turned his attention to broader problems.

Live: House Intelligence impeachment hearing with Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams

The House Intelligence Committee hears from Jennifer Williams, the State Department official who has served as a foreign policy adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, and Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, director for European affairs at the National Security Council, in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Vindman notably went to White House lawyers with concerns after listening to Trump’s July 25 phone call with Zelenskiy.

Senator finds out about school shooting during gun control debate
California shooting highlights Senate gun control debate in real time

When Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., started speaking on the floor Thursday morning, he had not yet heard about the mass shooting at a Southern California high school a little less than an hour before. During Blumenthal’s speech on gun control legislation, a staffer passed him a note alerting him to the shooting. Although he incorrectly stated that the shooting took place in Santa Clara, Calif. instead of Santa Clarita, Calif., Blumenthal quickly pointed to the massacre where two people died as a real-life example of the need for the legislation.

New Trump call emerges in Taylor's testimony

William Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, on Wednesday told members of the House Intelligence Committee that he had recently learned about a July 26 phone call between President Donald Trump and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union.

Taylor told the committee that one of his aides asked Sondland after the phone call about the president’s thoughts on Ukraine. Sondland replied, “President Trump cares more about the investigations of [former Vice President Joe] Biden,” according to Taylor’s account of the aide’s conversation.

Live: First public impeachment hearing
William Taylor and George Kent will be the first two people to testify publicly in the House impeachment inquiry

Ambassador William Taylor and George Kent will be the first two people to testify publicly in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

Schumer ‘appalled’ by Rand Paul's call to out whistleblower

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer took to the Senate floor Tuesday to condemn Sen. Rand Paul...
The Nats got a custom White House walkout song

When the Washington Nationals walked down the south side steps of the White House Monday for a ceremony honoring their World Series win, they were accompanied by a musical number not commonly played by the U.S. Marine Band. Yes, they walked out to singalong tune “Baby Shark.”

For many Americans not following the Nationals season, the song came out of left field when the baseball team made the World Series. 

10 photos from the Nationals Championship Parade in D.C.

Washington Nationals player Ryan Zimmerman hoists the Commissioner’s Trophy as manager Dave Martinez acknowledges the crowd Saturday during a parade on Constitution Avenue to celebrate the World Series champions.

Pitcher Stephen Strasburg boards a double-decker bus with his daughter at the start of the parade.

House debates ‘process’ and ‘precedent’ for impeachment
Watch the full floor debate

The House voted 232-196 Thursday to adopt a resolution laying out procedures for the next, public stage of the Democrat’s impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Before the vote, 33 members came to the floor and engaged in 90 minutes of spirited debate on the resolution....
Immigration chief spars with Missouri lawmaker over ‘medical deferred-action’ policy
‘How cruel!’ Rep. Clay responds to Cuccinelli’s testimony

The acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services faced tough questions from several members of the House Oversight and Reform hearing Wednesday on the agency’s since-reversed decision to end granting foreign nationals with serious medical conditions the temporary ability to stay in the country.

Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., used his allotted five minutes to ask Ken Cuccinelli if he had heard about several cases interest groups had brought to the agency’s attention. Clay characterized them as “truly heartbreaking.” 

Giant candy bars and dinosaurs at White House Halloween party

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hosted families at the annual White House Halloween party on Monday night. The first couple passed out large, “commemorative” candy bars to trick-or-treating children of all ages. Most of the kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes a few days early for the event.

Ted Danson: Don’t fall for the false promise of recycling

Actor Ted Danson, best known for his roles in “Cheers” and “The Good Place,” testified Tuesday before a House Natural Resources subcommittee. Appearing before the panel in his role as the vice chairman of the board for conservation group Oceana, Danson told lawmakers that “companies aren’t doing enough” and that “comprehensive federal action is needed” to reduce the use and sale of single-use plastic products....
House observes moment of silence for former Rep. John Conyers

Members of the Michigan delegation and the Congressional Black Caucus joined Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., in the well of the House on Tuesday night for a moment of silence honoring former Rep. John Conyers who died Sunday. Lawrence noted the Michigan Democrat was the longest-serving African-Am...
Impeachment deposition derails House Oversight hearing

Members of the House Oversight Subcommittee on the Environment quarreled Tuesday during a chaotic 30-minute delay to a hearing that prevented members from attending an impeachment inquiry deposition.  

In one instance, Reps. Kelly Armstrong and Jim Jordan pushed back on a line of questioning from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying they “can’t be two places at once.” Both blame the Democratic majority for having scheduled committee hearings while impeachment inquiry depositions were taking place.

Katie Hill pledges fight against revenge porn

Rep. Katie Hill addressed supporters in a video posted to her campaign's YouTube account, for the first time since announcing her resignation Sunday. Hill, D-Calif., said that she will “fight to ensure no one else has to live through what [she] just experienced.”

She said that her decision to step down from her seat after being the victim of what she characterized as “electronic assault” or “digital exploitation,” noting that some call it “revenge porn,” has been the “most difficult decision” of her life.

Obama speaks at Elijah Cummings' funeral
Full video of the 16-minute speech

Former President Barack Obama spoke Friday at the funeral of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Maryland, at the ...
Pence calls Nike, NBA’s position on China ‘un-American’

Vice President Mike Pence called out Nike and the NBA, criticizing them and other American businesses operating in China for “muzzling not only criticism” of the Chinese government but even muting their “affirmative expression of American values.”

Citing reports that Nike stores in China removed Houston Rockets’ merchandise from their stores, the vice president said that while the company “promotes itself as a social justice champion,” they “check their social conscious at the door” when it comes to Hong Kong.