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Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Jan. 12, 2015 (Video)

Even with party retreats this week, members still found time to recognize children born outside of marriage, debate NFL rules and bake cookies in the House chamber.

Dahntay Jones' Proud Father-in-Law, G.K. Butterfield

Those interested in keeping up with the latest pro-basketball deals could do worse than observe the House floor.

Cedric Richmond in Physical Therapy, Unsure He Will Pitch

Despite undergoing shoulder surgery the week before Thanksgiving, Rep. Cedric L. Richmond remains confident he will return to the field on June 11 for the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Jan. 5 (Video)

Lawmakers kicked off 2015 lobbying for 7-Elevens, sparing grandmas from purgatory and taking their talents to South Beach.

D.C. Loses 2024 Olympics Bid

Washington, D.C. has lost its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, with the U.S. Olympic Committee instead announcing Thursday evening that it has selected Boston.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Farewell to the 113th Congress (Video)

Before leaving for the holidays, lawmakers paid tribute to one another, recalling “spawned” marriages while thanking their “awful” staff.

Linda Sánchez Once Tried Playing for Both Teams

Rep. Linda T. Sánchez may be a team player, but she knows her limits. Hence the reason the California Democrat had to draw the line at giving her all to one congressionally related charity event over another.

'O' Boy: 'Bedlam' in Inhofe's Office

What’s orange and crimson and Oklahoma all over?

To Trot or Not to Trot

Staying put in Washington for the Thanksgiving holiday has its perks. No airport waiting lines. No captivity on I-95. A relaxed, convivial atmosphere. That’s good to keep in mind when arriving amid the forecasted snow and cold at Freedom Plaza for the 2014 Trot for Hunger 5K race.

Members Rush to Recruit Freshmen to Softball Team

Think it’s too early for softball? Think again.

Norton Introduces Bill to Eliminate NFL Tax-Exempt Status

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., introduced a bill Wednesday that would eliminate the tax-exempt status for the National Football League, saying it benefits from promoting a “racial slur.”

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of the 2014 Campaign Season (Video)

As news outlets tracked the best campaign ads of the 2014 cycle over the past seven weeks, HOH kept tabs on the other activities which kept your elected officials busy, including arguing with constituents, reciting Greek history and reading mean tweets.

Pete Rose Hustles Into Kentucky Senate Race

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has taken a pass on making a call about one of America’s great sports controversies.

Politicians Opt to Swap Sweets, Brews and 'Cue in World Series Bets

Whichever club clinches the best-of-seven World Series — be it the back-after-nearly-three-decades Kansas City Royals or the ring-collecting San Francisco Giants — stands to earn their respective congressional delegations a humdinger of a celebratory feast.

Bob Casey Campaigning for FIFA to Kick Qatar to the Curb

As part of his effort to shed light on allegations of corruption in FIFA, the soccer world’s governing body, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., appeared on the Men in Blazers podcast Wednesday to talk about an unreleased report on the bidding process surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

This Is What It's Like to Be a Baseball Town

“You can take that off now,” the Architect of the Capitol worker yelled out, pointing to my Washington Nationals’ hat as I rode past the Russell Senate Office Building this morning.

Pop Quiz: Roll Call Casualty or San Francisco Giant?

As it turns out, there are two competitions that matter to the District of Columbia this fall. On Friday at 3:07 p.m., the Washington Nationals take on the San Francisco Giants in their first playoff game.

D.C. Watering Holes Embrace MLB Pennant Race

We’re still weeks away from knowing if #ThisTown could serve as the backdrop for a fabled “Beltway Series.”

Take a Trip Down Baseball Memory Lane

As the Washington Nationals open the National League Division Series on Friday, their second post-season appearance in three years, it’s easy to forget Washington baseball teams have frequently sucked.

Pelosi Opines About Baltimore Orioles, Watching TV (Video)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi could not resist the urge to discuss the MLB playoffs and her television-watching habits with the press as she was leaving her news conference Wednesday.

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