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Lightning Strikes as GOP Hangs on to Roll Call Cup

Lightning cut short the second half of Monday’s First Tee Congressional Challenge, leaving the Republican side victorious for the fourth year in a row and retaining possession of the coveted Roll Call Cup.

Coveting a New Roll Call Cup

Democratic lawmakers hope to put an end to their losing streak and retake the coveted Roll Call Cup from their Republican counterparts at this year’s 14th annual First Tee Congressional Challenge.

Sporty Pols to Partake in Charity Tennis Match

Around a dozen intrepid lawmakers have agreed to prove their worth on the tennis court Wednesday by participating in the rapid-fire Washington Kastles Charity Classic.

Pennsylvania Partisans Face Off on the Mall

Time to brush up on those “Casey at the Bat” references.

Take Five: Rep. Ruben Gallego

It’s time again for Take Five, when HOH talks with a member of Congress about topics relatively unrelated to legislative work.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of July 6, 2015 (Video)

Members returned from an 11-day recess to reflect on airplanes, reclaim their time and ask rhetorical questions about sheep diets.

The 7th Annual Congressional Women's Softball Game | The Highlights (Video)

Congress squeaked out a 1-0 win over the Bad News Babes in the seventh annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game on June 24, evening the all time series 3-3 and capturing their second straight victory.

A Record-Breaking Congressional Women's Softball Game (Video)

It was a historic night in Southeast Washington with a record-setting fundraising event culminating in a record-low scoring softball game.

Congress Beats the Press in Annual Softball Game (Video)

In a close game dominated by pitching and defense, the congressional women’s softball team prevailed over the press 1-0 in the seventh annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Democrats Celebrate 7th Straight Baseball Win on House Floor (Video)

Congressional Baseball Managers Joe L. Barton, R-Texas, and Mike Doyle, D-Pa., interrupted a series of votes Wednesday to once again bring the coveted Roll Call trophy to the House chamber, marking the Democrats’ seventh-straight victory over the Republicans in the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on June 11. With the victory, Democrats now lead the all-time series by one game, 39-38-1.

Running the Bases While Running for Senate

Balancing legislative responsibilities with running for Senate is challenging enough — throw in a few softballs and the juggling gets more intense.

Bad News Babe Sizes Up Congressional Softball Squad

Roll Call alumna and inexhaustible trash-talker Abby Livingston remains confident her fellow Bad News Babes will wind up winning Wednesday’s seventh annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of June 15, 2015 (Video)

Lawmakers spent a busy week on the Hill mispronouncing the names of NBA players, “beating dead donkeys” and getting kicked out of private briefings.

Texas Pols Go to Bat for Astros (Updated)

Updated 3:31 p.m. | A bipartisan group of House lawmakers from the Lone Star State put Missouri pols on notice Thursday: acts of aggression against the Houston Astros will not be tolerated.

Bill Nelson Cranks Out 46 Pushups (Video)

Sen. Bill Nelson, who has a history of issuing friendly wagers on Florida sports, found himself on the losing end Wednesday.

Bill Pascrell Coaches Baseball (Video)

Rep. Bill “Silky” Pascrell Jr. goes all out along the first base line during the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on June 11. CQ Roll Call captures the action as the New Jersey Democrat coaches his team to its seventh-straight victory over the GOP.

In the Beginning, There Was Baseball

Since the first edition of Roll Call was published on June 16, 1955, a big part of the editorial mission has been chronicling life around Capitol Hill, what our founder Sid Yudain referred to as “our little community.”

Highlights From the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game (Video)

Democrats held off a late threat from Republicans to capture their seventh-straight coveted Roll Call trophy at the 54th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on June 11.

Republicans Look to Repeat Cycling Challenge Win

See photos, follies, HOH Hits and Misses and more at Roll Call’s new video site.

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