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Political Theater

By Jason Dick

In Political Theater, Jason Dick and the Roll Call team spotlight the spectacle, the players and what’s going on behind the curtain in Washington’s long-running drama: Congress.

  1. 1.
    What’s not part of the shutdown? 2020 Senate campaigns01/16/2019
    17:42
  2. 2.
    Congress for Newbies: Practical Advice From a Pro01/09/2019
    16:51
  3. 3.
    What to Expect as the New 116th Congress Gets Under Way01/02/2019
    16:25
  4. 4.
    Did Tax Reform Scrooge the Holiday Party Spirit?12/19/2018
    16:37
  5. 5.
    The Political Football That is Washington Redskins Football12/12/2018
    16:32
  6. 6.
    Roger Ailes 'Was Never Sorry About Anything'12/05/2018
    19:27
  7. 7.
    Going Down to Mississippi, Senate Runoff Edition11/28/2018
    13:41
  8. 8.
    What Really Happens During Congress’ Freshman Orientation11/14/2018
    18:30
  1. 9.
    The Midterms' Most Memorable Moments11/07/2018
    15:09
  2. 10.
    "A Private War" Illustrates Power, and Risk, Of Reporting the Truth10/31/2018
    12:51
  3. 11.
    Explosive Rhetoric Ramping Up, But Do Voters Care?10/24/2018
    18:57
  4. 12.
    Will the Lone Stars Align for Beto O’Rourke in Texas Senate Race?10/17/2018
    17:15
  5. 13.
    What ‘The Front Runner’ Says About Today’s Politics10/10/2018
    24:17
  6. 14.
    Rap, Race and Health Care Help Decide Upstate New York Fates10/03/2018
    13:11
  7. 15.
    As Minnesota Goes in the Midterms, So Goes the Nation?09/26/2018
    19:26
  8. 16.
    High Court, High Political Drama — Probably for Years to Come09/19/2018
    14:37
  9. 17.
    Beto O’Rourke: Not Just Another Bassist From El Paso09/12/2018
    18:56
  10. 18.
    Kavanaugh Drama Provides Stage for Democrats09/05/2018
    15:16
  11. 19.
    Remembering McCain: Personal Stories From CQ Roll Call Journalists08/29/2018
    19:29
  12. 20.
    How Duncan Hunter Became the Hunted Over Campaign Cash08/22/2018
    15:15
  13. 21.
    Ben Foster and Being Part of a ‘Continuing Conversation’ About Veterans08/15/2018
    10:57
  14. 22.
    Left to Its Own Devices: Medical Tech, Congress and the Public07/31/2018
    21:28
  15. 23.
    The Capitol Shooting That Changed Everything07/25/2018
    15:41
  16. 24.
    Democrats Cashing In on 2018 Midterms07/18/2018
    17:24
  17. 25.
    When Political ‘Dark Money’ Rode to Town07/11/2018
    22:09
  18. 26.
    A Peek at Congress07/03/2018
    16:33
  19. 27.
    New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Joe Crowley Down06/27/2018
    15:08
  20. 28.
    What the Congressional Softball Game Says About Lawmakers06/20/2018
    16:10
  21. 29.
    Congressional Baseball Game Enters New Era06/13/2018
    15:35
  22. 30.
    No Recess For You!06/06/2018
    13:48
  23. 31.
    50 Years Later, Bobby Kennedy for President Lives On05/30/2018
    17:52
  24. 32.
    Roseanne, Donald Glover and Desperate-Class TV05/23/2018
    22:14
  25. 33.
    Keystone Races Now Set in Keystone State05/16/2018
    15:40
  26. 34.
    Joe Manchin and the Mountain State Midterm Melee05/09/2018
    15:58
  27. 35.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Unlikely Pop Icon05/02/2018
    19:03
  28. 36.
    Midterm Takeaways From the Duel in the Desert04/25/2018
    15:37
  29. 37.
    Tending to the Congressional Mind, Body and Spirit04/18/2018
    16:56
  30. 38.
    Paul Ryan Departure Leaves GOP Spinning04/11/2018
    16:24
  31. 39.
    Trump Makes a Run for the Border04/04/2018
    7:52
  32. 40.
    Looking Forward to Being a Former Member of Congress03/28/2018
    15:51
  33. 41.
    Lessons for the Opioid Epidemic from the Ebola Fight03/21/2018
    17:20
  34. 42.
    Democrats Roar Over Conor Lamb03/14/2018
    13:58
  35. 43.
    Politics' Thin Line Between Laughing and Cringing03/07/2018
    17:29
  36. 44.
    A Looming Warning From 'The Looming Tower'02/28/2018
    16:07
  37. 45.
    Meet Jan Rader: A West Virginia Heroin(e) in the Opioid Fight02/21/2018
    17:20
  38. 46.
    It's the Economy Stupid? Maybe Not​02/14/2018
    18:44
  39. 47.
    The Lone Star Midterm Lowdown02/07/2018
    16:07
  40. 48.
    Can The Trump Show Win Over a New Audience?01/31/2018
    15:25
  41. 49.
    Senate Democrats’ High-Wire Act01/24/2018
    14:41
  42. 50.
    Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times in Obama's 'Final Year'01/17/2018
    18:27
  43. 51.
    Donald Trump Loves Football, But Does Football Love Him?01/10/2018
    17:23
  44. 52.
    A Big Finish for Trump's First Year; Can He Sell Conservative Accomplishments?12/20/2017
    16:42
  45. 53.
    Alabama, Tangled Up In Blue12/13/2017
    9:44
  46. 54.
    A Mystery PAC and the Rest of the Strange Alabama Senate Finale12/05/2017
    15:10
  47. 55.
    Why Democrats Are Willing to Play Ball With Trump11/29/2017
    12:52
  48. 56.
    Sexual Harassment in Congress: More to Come11/22/2017
    14:57
  49. 57.
    All Politics Is State and Local11/15/2017
    13:37
  50. 58.
    What Tuesday's Elections Signal for the 2018 Congressional Map11/08/2017
    13:17
  51. 59.
    Republicans Tinker With Tax Plan, As Lobbyists Dig In11/01/2017
    12:59
  52. 60.
    Women's Political Power in the Age of Trump10/25/2017
    15:01
  53. 61.
    Reading Is Fundamental, Just Not Always In Congress10/18/2017
    14:14
  54. 62.
    Primary Elections and Steve Bannon's Role10/11/2017
    18:08
  55. 63.
    Cassidy Says He's Not Giving Up on His Health Care Plan10/03/2017
    22:22
  56. 64.
    Quitting Congress When the 'Swamp is Constipated'09/27/2017
    22:46
  57. 65.
    What’s Moore Strange Than Alabama’s Senate Race?09/20/2017
    18:03
  58. 66.
    Quitting Congress09/13/2017
    18:00
  59. 67.
    How the GOP Congress Could Help ‘Dreamers’ Now09/06/2017
    16:46
  60. 68.
    The Suburban House Districts of Brotherly Love?08/30/2017
    11:14
  61. 69.
    Jeff Flake Feels the Heat08/23/2017
    15:32
  62. 70.
    After Charlottesville, Civil Rights Under Trump at the Fore08/16/2017
    14:26
  63. 71.
    Alabama's Strange Election Turns Anti-McConnell But Pro-Trump08/09/2017
    10:38
  64. 72.
    Inside the Senate’s Struggle With Civility08/02/2017
    14:44
  65. 73.
    What's the Spiel With Democrats' Better Deal?07/26/2017
    17:40
  66. 74.
    Why Republicans Haven’t (Yet) Said Nyet to Trump on Russia07/19/2017
    17:33
  67. 75.
    Short Recess, Long on Goals07/12/2017
    13:15
  68. 76.
    GOP’s Health Care Puzzle Not Solved by Protests, Parades07/05/2017
    17:04
  69. 77.
    McConnell's Health Care Seesaw06/28/2017
    17:25
  70. 78.
    What We Learned From the 2017 Special Elections06/21/2017
    15:51
  71. 79.
    Democrats' Big Test in Georgia06/14/2017
    16:12
  72. 80.
    Podcast: Senate Picks Up Pace on GOP Health Care Bill06/07/2017
    16:21
  73. 81.
    In Congress, GOP at a Legislative Standstill05/31/2017
    15:31
  74. 82.
    Lessons of a "Shattered" Campaign05/24/2017
    18:22
  75. 83.
    Special Elections in the Time of Trump05/17/2017
    13:45
  76. 84.
    House GOP at Home Defending Health Vote, Not Always Truthfully05/09/2017
    12:52
  77. 85.
    The Art of the Spending Deal05/03/2017
    20:09
  78. 86.
    Trump's About-Face in His First 100 Days04/25/2017
    20:23
  79. 87.
    Troubled Climate for Trump’s First Earth Day04/19/2017
    15:05
  80. 88.
    Trump’s Ethics Give Democrats a Midterm Weapon04/11/2017
    11:12
  81. 89.
    Trump’s Empty Seats04/05/2017
    12:10
  82. 90.
    How the Senate Risks Losing Its Essence Over Gorsuch03/29/2017
    13:41
  83. 91.
    As Kentucky and Mitch McConnell Go, So Goes the Nation?03/22/2017
    15:07
  84. 92.
    Inside the GOP’s Uphill Health Bill Battle03/15/2017
    12:38
  85. 93.
    Republicans Grab Health Care’s Third Rail03/08/2017
    11:09
  86. 94.
    The Problems Facing Trump's Big Government Agenda03/01/2017
    15:47
  87. 95.
    Democrats, Finally, Select a Chairman02/22/2017
    12:04
  88. 96.
    Voter Anxiety May Force GOP to Stall Obamacare Repeal02/14/2017
    13:42
  89. 97.
    Elizabeth Warren's War: Risk or Rebuke?02/08/2017
    14:05
  90. 98.
    Not Even the Usually Lofty Senate Can Escape the Trump Tumult02/01/2017
    13:46
  91. 99.
    Trump and GOP: The New Odd Couple01/24/2017
    19:45
  92. 100.
    Trump’s Attack on Civil Rights Icon Leads to Inauguration Boycott Movement01/18/2017
    15:10
  93. 101.
    Congress Set To Revoke Last-Minute Obama Regulations ... But There's a Risk01/11/2017
    9:00
  94. 102.
    Lawmakers Poised to Debate Immigration and Trump’s Wall12/21/2016
    7:31
  95. 103.
    CIA Russian Hacking Assessment Roils Congress12/12/2016
    8:34
  96. 104.
    Taking Over for Dad Could Leave Trump Children With Taxes to Pay12/02/2016
    9:23
  97. 105.
    Trump Request Complicates Government Funding11/28/2016
    8:22
  98. 106.
    Why Trump’s Drive to Replace Obamacare Faces a Bumpy Ride11/14/2016
    10:32
  99. 107.
    Trump Effect Could Be Felt Long After Election Day11/08/2016
    15:13
  100. 108.
    How GOP Election Losses Could Imperil House Speaker Ryan11/01/2016
    10:48
  101. 109.
    Assured Freshmen Will Boost House Diversity10/25/2016
    7:34
  102. 110.
    The Next U.S. President's Challenges in Iraq and Syria10/20/2016
    20:32
  103. 111.
    GOP Assesses Damage After Trump’s Lewd Comments10/12/2016
    11:57
  104. 112.
    Kaine, Pence Square Off10/03/2016
    7:11
  105. 113.
    Flint Aid Averts Government Shutdown09/28/2016
    8:49
  106. 114.
    The Obstacles to Funding the Government Past Sept. 3009/21/2016
    9:12
  107. 115.
    GOP Tries to Defang Agency That Fined Wells Fargo09/14/2016
    7:25
  108. 116.
    U.S. Is Failing Some Families of the Fallen09/06/2016
    6:47
  109. 117.
    Funding Fight Doesn't Squelch Zika Research08/18/2016
    7:55
  110. 118.
    Congress' Geek Caucus Tackles Tech08/12/2016
    7:31
  111. 119.
    What It Would Take to Dump Trump From GOP Ballot08/08/2016
    6:01
  112. 120.
    TPP Trade Pact Drives Wedge in Democratic Party07/29/2016
    12:35
  113. 121.
    Cruz Douses Republican Talk of Unity07/21/2016
    4:59
  114. 122.
    Big Issues Left Unresolved by a Dysfunctional Congress07/13/2016
    4:06
  115. 123.
    Guns Divide Speaker Ryan’s House07/06/2016
    7:04
  116. 124.
    Going Broke Working for Congress06/30/2016
    10:28
  117. 125.
    Wall Street Takes Priority Over Zika Concerns in Senate06/29/2016
    7:52
  118. 126.
    Brexit's Impact On The U.S.06/24/2016
    15:45
  119. 127.
    Chaos in Congress Over Guns06/22/2016
    6:56
  120. 128.
    Frequent 'Poison Pills' Are Grinding Congress to a Halt06/20/2016
    9:38
  121. 129.
    Why Japan Fears Trump More Than It Does China05/24/2016
    7:31
  122. 130.
    States Balk At Insurers Setting Rates By Consumers’ Online Habits04/18/2016
    4:41
  123. 131.
    Nevada’s Wild Card04/07/2016
    12:19
  124. 132.
    Iowa Rides the Wind04/04/2016
    5:06
  125. 133.
    Flint Residents Still Can't Drink The Water03/24/2016
    12:01
  126. 134.
    Working for Medicaid03/21/2016
    8:54
  127. 135.
    States See Tax Revenue Slip As Big Earners Make Less03/11/2016
    5:33
  128. 136.
    Controversial Cash for Cops Is Squeezed by Budget Deal03/04/2016
    7:53
  129. 137.
    States Move To Ban "Gay Conversion" Therapy02/26/2016
    5:51
  130. 138.
    Even LSU Football is Threatened by Louisiana’s Budget Crisis02/24/2016
    7:48

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