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CQ on Congress

Aug 16, 2018

The Congressional Budget Office recently revised its earlier, already dire warning that the national debt will be 150% larger than the entire U.S. economy within 30 years — proposed GOP budget and tax legislation could make a bad situation much worse. CQ News editors Patrick B. Pexton and Pete Cohn discuss the...

Aug 10, 2018

CQ editor Patrick B. Pexton talks with writer Andrew Clevinger about
all the steps needed to create the Space Force. The biggest challenge?
A two-year NDAA, waiting on the president's desk to sign when he
returns from his golf vacation, has no extra funds for such an
ambitious enterprise that critics say isn't even...

Aug 8, 2018

There have been 11 special elections for the U.S. Congress in the last two years, and they all have one thing in common: Democrats have performed better than the partisan breakdown would suggest. Political Theater host Jason Dick breaks it all down with senior political writer Simone Pathé and elections analyst...

Aug 3, 2018

Lawmakers seem to be finally feeling their checks-and-balances oats, as members of both the House and Senate, from both parties, begin passing some legislation that could curb the foreign policy impulses of this impulsive president.  

Jul 27, 2018

The House is officially on recess and Roll Call leadership reporter Lindsey McPherson unpacks all the legislation lawmakers will need to tackle when they return in September and before the midterm elections campaigning heats up. She also provides a rundown of lawmakers jockeying to replace Paul Ryan as Speaker.