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9 New Members Who Previously Served at the Pleasure of a President
Newcomers to 116th Congress bring bevy of executive branch experience

There’s a group of new members of the 116th Congress who have served former presidents, including Reps.-elect Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., and Colin Allred, D-Texas. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A group of newcomers to Capitol Hill is bringing experience from the executive branch to the 116th Congress. 

They draw from a cast of former White House or Cabinet staffers and high-ranking officials from the administrations of the past two Democratic presidents. These new members, who once had to defend their administration’s policies, now find themselves on the other side of the table, promising oversight of the executive branch. 

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Lessons from 44 Years of Special Investigations
 

Roll Call's David Hawkings decodes the history of independent investigations into Oval Office scandals.

House Moves to Disclose Presidential Library Funding
Would require quarterly disclosure of donations of $200 or more

Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., says he was motivated after learning foreign governments contributed to Bill Clinton's presidential library. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The House on Wednesday quickly passed a bill that would give the public a better view of donations going to presidential libraries and may offer a temporary window into President Barack Obama’s fundraising.

The bipartisan measure championed by Tennessee Republican Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. and considered under suspension of the rules would provide a disclosure system for an otherwise opaque process. Democratic Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland is also a sponsor.

Capitol Ink | The Best of 2016
View the tumultuous year of 2016 through the satirical lens of RJ Matson

Originally published on March 24, 2016

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Biden, Bill Clinton to speak at John Glenn Service
Ohio pays its respects to former senator, space pioneer

Ohio Sen. John Glenn speaks during a news conference at NASA headquarters in Washington in 1998 to announce his return to the space program and his upcoming mission on the space shuttle. In the background is a 1962 photo of Glenn in his first turn as an astronaut. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former senator, presidential candidate and space pioneer John Glenn will receive a grand, two-day commemoration in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend.  

Glenn, an member of the iconic 1960s Mercury Seven astronauts, died last week at the age of 95.

Trump’s Living History as Our Third President from 1946
World War II, JFK, Vietnam, Nixon all shaped president-elect’s consciousness

From left, former President Bill Clinton, President-elect Donald Trump and former President George W. Bush were all born during a single 66-day period in mid-1946. (File photos, Clinton: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call, Trump: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call, Bush: Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

With Donald Trump, three men have now been elected president who were born during a single 66-day period in mid-1946.  

The statistics are boggling — three presidents out of the 841,000 babies born in June, July and August of that first post-war year. In contrast, the 55 million members of the Silent Generation (born between 1925 and 1945) failed to produce a single president.

Clinton Gives Wholehearted Concession
Congratulates Trump, while expressing regret

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, accompanied by her husband former President Bill Clinton, concedes the presidential election at the New Yorker Hotel on Wednesday. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton conceded the election to President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday in New York.

While the Democratic nominee had expected to give a victory speech on Tuesday at the Javits Center in New York — standing under a literal glass ceiling — to celebrate becoming the first female president, she instead found herself flanked by her family and running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, calling on her supporters to accept the result.

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