Michael Cades

Decoder: Five Takeaways From the Gorsuch Hearings
 

Having completed two long days of grilling before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch leaves us with much to think about. CQ Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings has five key takeaways from the hearings....
Inside Elections: What You Need to Know About the House 2018 Landscape
 

The 2018 midterms are coming, and while the initial Senate map might not look great for Democrats, the House is a different story, says Roll Call’s Elections Analyst Nathan L. Gonzales. Find out what his initial race ratings are for 2018 House races and what history could tell us about potential outcomes for the balance of the chamber.

Four Trump Cabinet-Level Picks in Limbo
 

The Senate has yet to consider four nominees for Cabinet-level positions in President Donald Trump’s administration. Here’s a brief rundown on their status....
White House Watch: On Spending, Trump Breaks with Previous GOP Administrations
 

White House Correspondent John T. Bennett gives two examples of how the President Donald Trump White House is separating itself from recent presidencies’ work with Congress....
Nine Requests Trump Made of Congress and How Likely They Are to Get Done
 

Following President Donald Trump’s primetime address to a joint session of Congress, Roll Call senior editor David Hawkings gives his take on the long list of Trump’s asks of Congress — and notes previous presidents have had to shorten such lists....
Trump’s Address to Congress in Three Minutes

President Donald Trump made his first primetime address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Roll Call recaps the hour-long speech in three minutes....
Black History Month: Cummings Doesn’t Want a Month, but an Intertwining of all American History
 

Roll Call’s Black History Month series talks with lawmakers and Hill figures to explore the intersection of black history and life in Congress and the Capitol building itself....
Black History Month: Cummings Reflects on Baltimore Several Years After Death of Freddie Grey

Roll Call’s Black History Month series talks with lawmakers and Hill figures to explore the intersection of black history and life in Congress and the Capitol building itself....
White House Watch: Four Things to Watch in Trump’s Tuesday Night Address

This week’s joint address to Congress by President Donald Trump will be a big night in Washington. Roll Call’s White House correspondent John T. Bennett shares the things he’ll be looking for during the talk. Watch to find out more, including which lawmakers Bennett will be eyeing most closely in the crowd....
Black History Month: Sen. Tim Scott on Black Leaders Who Inspire Him
 

Roll Call’s Black History Month series talks with lawmakers and Hill figures to explore the intersection of black history and life in Congress and the Capitol building itself....
The Noun That Trump Said Most Often in His Presser? Russia

The Thursday press conference that Donald Trump held his first solo briefing since inauguration covered a range of topics. An analysis of the speech shows the noun he said most often was Russia a total of 43 times....
GOP Leadership Reacts to Flynn Resignation
 

GOP leadership faced questions Tuesday after the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Here’s how they reacted....
Black History Month: Sen. Tim Scott on the Evolving Southern Voter

Roll Call’s Black History Month series talks with lawmakers and Hill figures to explore the intersection of black history and life in Congress and the Capitol building itself....
House and Senate Preview: Pouncing on Regulations, Obamacare and Considering the Cabinet
 

Roll Call reporters Lindsey McPherson and Bridget Bowman preview the week ahead in the House and Senate. With Republicans in the House working to further scale back Obama-era regulations through the Congressional Review Act and Senate Democrats continuing their fights against several Trump administration Cabinet appointees, this last week in session before the Presidents Day recess will be a busy one. See the video for more....
White House Watch: Evaluating the Trump Presidency 3 Weeks In
 

This week, White House correspondent John T. Bennett looks at President Donald Trump’s rocky start only three weeks in, noting a new Gallup poll showing 52 percent of American’s disapprove of his job performance. Watch the full analysis....
Black History Month: Roll Call Talks with Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, CBC Chair

Roll Call’s Black History Month series talks with lawmakers and Hill figures to explore the intersection of black history and life in Congress and the Capitol building itself....
White House Watch: Football, Gorsuch’s Chances and Iran ‘On Notice'

White House correspondent John T. Bennett looks at the weekend ahead for the president and vice president following a busy week and a “spooky” press conference on Iran. Bennett also looks ahead to the confirmation process for Donald Trump’s pick to be the next Supreme Court justice. Watch for more....
House and Senate Preview: Efforts Swirl on Border Wall, Obamacare and Trump’s Cabinet
 

The House and Senate are back in session Monday following last week’s GOP retreat in Philadelphia. Roll Call’s Rema Rahman and Bridget Bowman lay out what’s ahead in the coming days, including procedural votes on some of President Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments and efforts toward repealing the Affordable Care Act....
Staffer Guide: How To Make the Most of Your Hill Career

Wondering how to land your first job on Capitol Hill or what to do with your career once you have? Veteran staffer Erick Sanchez sat down with Roll Call’s Alex Gangitano to give insight into his own career path and impart advice for navigating the tricky waters of the Hill....
White House Watch: Trump’s First Whirlwind Week
 

White House correspondent John T. Bennett walks you through President Donald Trump’s first week office including the slew of executive orders and other policy initiatives. Watch for more....