FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, the Capitol is illuminated in Washington. Lawmakers are honing their messaging for the midterm elections as their summer recess looms. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Judge nominations and budget talks: What awaits Congress after their August recess?

The Senate is returning to Washington this week instead of going on its scheduled recess. But will it actually get anything done?

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David Hawking, senior editor, Roll Call

David Hawkings: Will the SOTU help or hurt budget talks?

Senators seem as far apart as ever on fiscal budget talks. But will Tuesday’s State of the Union address help avert a shutdown, or hurt even more?

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David Hawking, senior editor, Roll Call

David Hawkings: Gauging the chances for another CR

Time is running out for Congress. A third continuing resolution expires on Friday, Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings reviews the chances for another…

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David Hawking, senior editor, Roll Call

David Hawkings: Short-term CR likely; what’s next?

Congress is looking likely to pass a short-term extension to the current continuing resolution. Still, many more fights lie ahead over a long-term budget.

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