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Tax Proposal Draws Protest From Capitol Hill Gyms, Yoga Studios

Betsy Poos tries to keep politics out of the classroom at Capitol Hill Yoga.

53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game Rosters

With the 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game less than three weeks away, the Democrats and Republicans have set their rosters.

C-SPAN's Vintage Coverage of Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game

Talk about a public service! C-SPAN has some serious Throwback Thursday action going on, with videos of past Roll Call Congressional Baseball Games, including from as far back as 1982.

#TBT: We've Got Spirit

Redskins Magically Fumble Senate Shaming Campaign

They may not be much for winning on any given Sunday. But man, oh man, do the Washington Redskins know how to keep things interesting.

D.C. United Stadium Deal Could Be Hard Sell For D.C. Council

Soccer fans in the District finally have details on the long-awaited plan to make a new stadium for D.C. United a reality, although D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has signaled some initial skepticism and other concerns could derail the deal.

DC Vote Presses Senators on Autonomy, Citing Support for NFL Name Change

The 50 senators advocating a name change for the Washington Redskins out of respect for tribal sovereignty are being asked to take a stand on behalf of the District’s quest for greater autonomy.

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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Literacy Center Scores Big Win

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

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