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'Working Girls for Vitter' Is a Thing, Apparently

David Vitter may be trailing in the polls , but he appears to have at least one constituency locked down, at least according to Dirty Coast Press.  

The casual clothier from the Pelican State released a new item last week that will surely annoy the Republican senator on a quest for the Louisiana governorship.

House GOP SNAFU Worries Democratic Leaders

Updated 4:44 p.m. | With the debt limit deadline and bipartisan budget negotiations approaching, Democratic leaders expressed concern Thursday over the House GOP's delayed leadership elections.  

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid spoke of the "utter chaos" of the Republican Party following California Rep. Kevin McCarthy's decision to drop out of the race to replace outgoing Speaker John A. Boehner.  

Dingell to Undergo Second Heart Procedure (Updated)

Updated 3:51 p.m. | Former Rep. John D. Dingell is in good spirits following a heart procedure, but will remain in the hospital and undergo a second procedure.  

The retired lawmaker's wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, who succeeded him in Congress to representing Michigan's 12th District, tweeted Tuesday evening that the congressman was resting comfortably following the procedure and was his usual "grouchy self."

Pope Francis Speech to Congress Transcript

On a historic Thursday on the Hill, Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress, calling on the legislative body to act on immigration, climate and the economy .  

Below is the CQ Roll Call transcript of the speech in its entirety. FRANCIS:  

Pope Francis Speech to Congress Transcript

On a historic Thursday on the Hill, Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress, calling on the legislative body to act on immigration, climate and the economy.

Below is the CQ Roll Call transcript of the speech in its entirety.

Senators: Congress Should Precede U.N. on Iran Nuclear Deal (Updated)

Updated 3:30 p.m. | President Barack Obama has been criticized repeatedly by his detractors for a perceived reluctance to work with Congress, and Thursday was no different.  

After Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. made a visit to the Capitol to meet with a bipartisan group of senators and discuss the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Bob Corker expressed concern that the president was going to the U.N. Security Council to lobby support before Congress votes on the deal. “I look at that as (an affront) to the American people,” the Tennessee Republican and Foreign Relations chairman told CQ Roll Call, adding the council would be "agreeing to an agreement that they don’t even know they can implement."  

Jake Tapper Draws Cartoon for the Roll Call 60th Anniversary

You're surely familiar with CNN's Jake Tapper, host of the "The Lead" on weekdays and the Sunday show "State of the Union," but did you remember that he's also a talented cartoonist who once worked for Roll Call ?  

Of course we did, and thought the newspaper's 60th anniversary was the perfect opportunity to let the anchor dust off the old chops by tackling the cover for our special edition Tuesday. And boy did he deliver!  

Familiar Names Top Leaderboard at ACLI Capital Challenge

Runners from Capitol Hill and beyond descended  on the banks of the Anacostia River Wednesday morning for the 34th annual ACLI Capital Challenge.  

On a surprisingly cool day, members of Congress and the executive branch were joined in the 3-mile run at Anacostia Park by their staff, private industry and representatives from the Fourth Estate, including a number of CQ Roll Callers. Oregon Democrat and cycling enthusiast Earl Blumenauer's "Red, White & Blumenauer" led the way for House teams, with Michigan Republican Bill Huizenga's and Georgia Republican Tom Graves' teams taking silver and bronze, respectively.  

Overheard: What Alan Grayson Thinks of the DSCC

"... Voters choose our party nominee, not out-of-touch party bosses sipping cognac in a smoke-filled room in Washington, D.C."  

Mark Takano Schools Marco Rubio on Net Neutrality

Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., may seem like a nice guy, but he went all "Mr. Hand " on Sen. Marco Rubio over the Florida Republican's op-ed on net neutrality.  

Excerpts From Obama's State of the Union Address

The following is a transcript of excerpts of President Barack Obama's Jan. 20 State of the Union address: “We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many.  

But tonight, we turn the page.” …  

Merry Chromnimas! | Capitol Quip

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Trick or Treat, Congress? | Capitol Quip

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Quarantine These Campaign Ads, Please | Capitol Quip

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The Viral Campaign Season | Capitol Quip

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Sometimes They Feel Like a Nut | Capitol Quip

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Penultimate Primary Night: Live Coverage of Congressional Races

The penultimate primary night of the 2014 midterm elections season is upon us Tuesday as the Roll Call Politics Team tracks results in Arizona, Oklahoma and Florida.  

MTV Plugs Interior Department's Instagram

MTV admirably took a break from showcasing Teen Moms and Teen Wolves to advertise the Instagram account belonging to the US Interior Department. The only problem? The department was completely in the dark about the commercial, until HOH tipped them off.

Live Results: Georgia Runoffs

Follow Tuesday's action in the Peach State with the Roll Call Politics Team as they track live results and provide immediate reaction and analysis on the Georgia GOP runoff races.  

Polls close at 7 p.m.