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Tom Cotton Stands Tall as Quickest Man in Congress

Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., retained his title as the fastest male in the 113th Congress, running the 3-mile course of the 33rd Annual ACLI Capital Challenge in 18:29.

Vance McAllister Set for Congressional Baseball Game Debut

Republicans could have a Louisiana star of their own to rival the Democrats’ Rep. Cedric L. Richmond in the form of Rep. Vance McAllister.

Roll Call Cup Golf Trophy Stays in Republican Hands (Updated)

Updated 7:33 p.m. | Republicans won the 13th annual First Tee Congressional Challenge on Monday, taking home the coveted Roll Call Cup for the third straight year.

The Coveted Roll Call Cup, or Golf in the Capital

“This crowd has gone deadly silent, a Cinderella story outta nowhere. Former greenskeeper and now about to become the Masters champion. . . . He’s on his final hole. He’s about 455 yards away, he’s gonna hit about a 2-iron I think. . . . It’s in the hole!”

Bad News: Republicans Lose Top Baseball Player to Injury

Republicans hoping to redeem themselves after a devastating loss in last year’s Congressional Baseball Game will have to take the field without one of their star players.

Play Ball! Practices Begin for 53rd Annual Congressional Baseball Game

In a little more than six weeks, Republicans and Democrats will lace up their cleats to compete in the 53rd Annual Congressional Baseball Game.

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Issa Says Lifting District's Height Act Could Lure Pro Football Back to D.C.

Wooing Washington’s National Football League franchise back to the city would be easier if D.C. would lift its building height limits, according to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

Redskins Name Change Supporters Set Sights on 2014

The Washington Redskins 3-13 record may be forgettable, but one group is calling the 2013 season historic.

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Norton Defends Wednesday Night Ultimate on the Ellipse

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., is standing up to the National Park Service on behalf of ultimate flying disc players and other recreational leagues that have been displaced from their fields by tree planting on the Ellipse, an open lawn south of the White House in President’s Park.

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Congressional Softball a Strong Tradition

Rep. Donna Edwards and her female congressional teammates didn’t pull out a much sought-after win against the female members of the press at Wednesday night’s Fifth Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

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Wamp's Gear Made for Hall of Fame Career

Former Rep. Zach Wamp’s baseball career included an MVP award, an inside-the-park home run, a hitting streak that spanned the length of his tenure on the diamond and a batting average better than .500. Not bad for a self-described “B-minus athlete.”

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GOP Hopes Lie in Small Ball

While Republicans have dominated the Congressional Baseball Game over the past half-century, 33-18-1 in the Roll Call era, Democrats go into this year’s matchup as the odds-on favorite to continue their four-game winning streak, led by Rep. Cedric L. Richmond on the mound.

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Republicans Rebuild, but Democrats Reload

After two consecutive losses to Louisiana Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, the ace of the Democrats’ pitching staff, Republicans are rebuilding. But unfortunately for the GOP, Democrats might be reloading.

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Literacy Center Scores Big Win

For Antonio Ward, the hardest part was admitting that he couldn’t read.

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Democratic Team Spotlight: The Democrats' 'Adam Bomb'

Rep. Adam Smith said his baseball career ended as a kid because he was too hard on himself — a condition the Washington Democrat chalked up to the mental issues of a child who simply took the game too seriously.

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GOP Team Spotlight: Flake at the Hot Corner

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., was brought onboard the Republican congressional baseball team under false pretenses, and a boatload of great expectations, thanks to a mischievous House colleague.

Cancer Survivor's Softball Duties Are Extra Resonant

Kate Yglesias Houghton, a staffer at the Democratic National Committee, has been helping organize the Congressional Women’s Softball Game since its inception five years ago.

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Teens Road-Tripping to Watch Gillibrand Play in Softball Game

The Congressional Women’s Softball Game has a bit of a fanatic following this year beyond the dedicated members of Congress, female journalists of the Capitol press corps and their long-suffering families and friends.

Greater Washington Writers Series' First Pitch a Home Run

Hoping to use Boston’s Great Fenway Park Writers Series as a template, two old Washington hands have launched the Greater Washington Writers Series.

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Nationals' Denard Span Connects With Community as He Settles Into Life in D.C.

Denard Span did not expect to return to Washington, D.C.

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