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Who You Gonna Call? John Lewis!

It’s not every day that you can be within 10 feet of both a member of Congress and a Ghostbuster.

Dearest, Dearest Colleague | Capitol Quip

Thanks to the many readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. Here’s the winning entry, as voted by readers of Heard on the Hill.

House Democrats Raise More Money Than GOP in March

The House Democrats’ political arm raised about $400,000 more than its GOP counterpart in March — although both committees posted strong fundraising last month.

Georgia Republicans Brawl for Conservative Mantle in Senate Debate

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Seven Republican Senate hopefuls stood before a mammoth American flag Saturday afternoon for the sixth of seven debates hosted by the state GOP.

WGDB: Reid, Heller Still Hope for House Action on Unemployment Extension

Heller (Bill Clark/Roll Call File Photo)

Reid, Heller Still Hope for House Action on Unemployment Extension

Updated 7:36 a.m. April 19 | Top Senate backers of an unemployment extension say there’s still hope for a deal and are working to set up a meeting with Speaker John A. Boehner.

Heller Calls Bundy Ranch Supporters 'Patriots;' Reid Sticks With 'Domestic Terrorists' (Video)

Nevada’s senators sparred Friday on live TV in Las Vegas over the standoff between the federal government and rancher Cliven Bundy.

Michele Bachmann Endorses in Florida Special Election

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has endorsed businessman Curt Clawson with days to go in the Republican primary race to replace former Florida Rep. Trey Radel.

WGDB: Good Friday News Dump Riles Keystone Supporters on the Hill

Landrieu has been, perhaps, the biggest Democratic advocate of the pipeline. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Good Friday News Dump Riles Keystone Supporters on the Hill

Reaction to news that the State Department would take more time to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project was swift and predictable.

The Congressman and the Sweet Onion Queen

These are the pictures we live for at HOH. Hats off to our own Bill Clark, whose full caption is something we simply cannot improve upon: ”Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., poses for photos with 2014 Miss Georgia Sweet Onion Sarah DeLoach at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher’s pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014. A crowd of more than one thousand law enforcement, government officials and guests from across the state of Georgia gathered to enjoy BBQ and Brunswick stew at the annual event.”

Superheroes Steer Clear of Capitol

Cantor Leads CODEL to Asia

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., on Friday began a congressional delegation trip to Asia, where he will meet with the prime minister of Japan and the president of South Korea as well as key U.S. ambassadors in the region.

8 House Race Ratings Changes Boost GOP, Democrats

This week Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call made ratings changes in eight congressional districts and confirmed our rating in a ninth — Wisconsin’s 6th District — after GOP Rep. Tom Petri announced his retirement.

Senate Approps Wants You! (To Talk About Research)

The Senate Appropriations Committee took to Twitter to solicit ideas for an upcoming hearing on federal investments in innovation.

Jack Kingston Works His Base at Rural Cookout

GLENNVILLE, Ga. — Rep. Jack Kingston, who’s represented Savannah in Congress for the last two decades, was at home Thursday evening in nearby Tattnall County, where elected officials and candidates streamed in to put their face in front of the loads of sheriffs, police and first responders gathered on the grounds of a rural pond house.

Where Is Democratic Super PAC Spending Money? These 24 Districts Get Fall TV Reservations

House Majority PAC, a super PAC with the aim of electing House Democrats, announced its first round of television reservations for the fall.

Ratings Change: California’s 26th District

When the Republican wave hit in 2010, it lost virtually all of its strength before it got to the West Coast. Most Democrats in competitive races west of the Rocky Mountains held on.

Ratings Change: California’s 36th District

After Democrat Raul Ruiz defeated GOP Rep. Mary Bono Mack in California’s 36th District in 2012, Republican insiders immediately put this district toward the top of their target list.

218: Pelosi: Republican Inaction on Unemployment Extension 'Immoral'

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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