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Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of June 16 (Video)

As summer approaches, members turned to flavored e-cigarettes, arithmetic and CIA analysts on acid to make it through the heat of the week.

Congressional Baseball Game Helps D.C. Adults Get Second Chance at Washington Literacy Center

Latisha Powell pointed to a paper pinned to the bulletin board on the bright blue wall and said, When I came here, I couldnt write that essay.

DWS Sustains Hamstring Injury at Congressional Women's Softball Game

Good thing the next Congressional Womens Softball Game is a year away.

#TBT: Baseball and Cigars

Rep. Silvio Conte, R-Mass., was an prominent figure on Capitol Hill during his years in office from 1959 to 1991. A major player in the Congressional Baseball Game, Conte was rarely seen on the field without a cigar. Capitol Lens dug into our archives to find some of Contes most iconic pictures.

Members Beat Babes in Congressional Women's Softball Game (Video)

After a tough loss last year, the women of Congress reclaimed the pink trophy Wednesday in the 6th Annual Congressional Womens Softball Game, beating the female journalist team, the Bad News Babes, 10-5.

Meet the Women Who Could Change the Softball Game

Its that time of year again.

Congressional Women's Softball Batting Practices Get Wild at New York Times, Huffington Post (Updated) (Video)

They aint messing around at The New York Times and The Huffington Post.

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Leading Roll Call's Fantasy Softball Challenge

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is currently the top pick for those participating in this years Fantasy Softball Challenge.

Congressional Women's Softball Game Highlights a Busy Week

Think its going to be a busy week in the Capitol, what with a full legislative calendar and House leadership elections? Theres just as much going on in the outside-work calendar, including a throw-down between members of Congress and the media and a telling of the Koch brothers tale.

Fifty Years Ago, Jim Bunning's Perfect Game at Shea Stadium (Video)

It was Fathers Day 50 years ago that former Sen. Jim Bunning made history, pitching a perfect game at Shea Stadium.

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 Districts 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.

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