Roll Call Launches New Website

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Check it out here.

And it is accompanied by this “Message from the Editor”:

    A Message From the Editor For more than 50 years Roll Call has been your No. 1 source for accurate and nonbiased news, scoops, compelling analysis and behind-the-scenes stories about the Capitol Hill community. Now, Roll Call Group is pleased to unveil a greatly improved RollCall.com, complete with a variety of new features and tools. I’d like to tell you about five new things we’re doing at RollCall.com, leading off with ‘First Draft,’ your backstage pass to Capitol Hill. RollCall.com will take you behind the scenes with ‘First Draft,’ our up-to-the-minute report on the House, Senate and political campaigns. This unique service is brought to you by a dedicated team of reporters and editors, who will tell you what’s happening backstage as Senate leaders negotiate off the floor and as the House agenda evolves. Second, we’re going mobile. Now you can always access a mobile-friendly version when you go to www.rollcall.com. Third, Roll Call video. We will offer a rich variety of new video features to keep you on top of developments on the Hill and in the pages of our newspaper, including ‘Power Lunch,’ a noon update on the news, and advice on what to watch for from our Web editor, Rachel Van Dongen. You can also access the latest Roll Call staff appearances on C-SPAN every Monday and Thursday morning, as well as ‘Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham,’ our weekly show airing on Comcast’s CN-8. Be sure to watch for the video version of our popular Heard on the Hill column, which will air each Wednesday, and lots more. Fourth, we’ll offer daily podcasts featuring insights on each day’s newspaper and other important news, more from Heard on the Hill, and a regular Politics feature. Fifth, RollCall.com fully integrates the Group’s content, allowing subscribers to move between Roll Call and CongressNow, our legislative wire service, and to capture legislative data from GalleryWatch. All of this valuable material is now at your fingertips. I’d also like to introduce Roll Call’s Briefing Room, our new centralized intelligence and document service produced by analysts tracking policy developments. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to explore RollCall.com, and please let us know what you think.

    Charlie Mitchell Editor-in-Chief Roll Call Group