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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. Snchez 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

Whats 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. Thats 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 its 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 Americas 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 worlds 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

Were 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, its 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.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Bill Nelson (Video)

With Congress out until after the midterms, Heard on the Hill kicks off election season by saluting the members who go the extra mile to make Capitol Hill such a unique place to work.

Jog Like It's the 1860s This Saturday at Lincoln's Cottage

Heels pointed toward the Soldiers Home Cemetery in Petworth, runners in the Freedom XC 5k on Saturday will cross near the home where the Emancipation Proclamation was conceived and then continue further. Leg muscles expanding and contracting, theyll move along the paths, normally closed, that wind through the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home, passing a golf course, community gardens and fishing ponds.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of September 15 (Video)

With Congress set to leave for seven weeks, members spent their final work week forgetting names, talking baseball and discussing the bad food at their uncles house.

Congress Playing Tough With the NFL (Video)

In 2009, Capitol Hill welcomed the Washington Redskins Marching Band and two cheerleaders for a pep rally on the West Front. It was a festive preparation for a Monday night NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Sports Stars’ Stumbles Spark Fresh Round of 'Slam the Solons'

As if engineering new ways to kinda-sorta green light foreign wars without getting booted out of office in a few weeks werent stressful enough, elected officials must once again thanks to wildly inappropriate behavior by marquee athletes contend with age-old accusations about everything thats wrong with Capitol Hill.

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