Most fancy galas held this time of year are pretty predictable, but HOH expects the hosts of one upcoming soiree will be sure to light up the joint. Cheech and Chong, the comedians known for their, um, vast appreciation of recreational marijuana use, have been tapped to host the Marijuana Policy Projects 15th anniversary gala, set for Jan. 13 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. While the comedic pair (real names: Richard Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong) no doubt will offer up more than a few dope-y jokes, the evening also will focus on the MPPs past successes and upcoming legislative efforts, including a push to end marijuana prohibition on the federal level. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson are also slated to attend the gala, along with actor Hal Sparks.Overheard on the Hill. Great way to begin new year hiking through Panthertown national forest with expert hiker Maryanna Lynch despite 6 inches snow, 17 degrees! South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson (R), channeling another famous Palmetto State politician in a tweet posted Sunday. Heres hoping that Wilson actually went hiking ...Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Cant get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOHs One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here because everyone deserves more recess.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.