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Rep. Swalwell Mistaken for Actor Jerry O’Connell
Congressman tweets #sorrynotsorry over the confusion

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., was confused for actor Jerry O'Connell by people on Twitter. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Eric Swalwell was confused for actor Jerry O’Connell during Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing.

The high-profile hearing over Russian meddling in the 2016 election attracted a lot of casual viewers who pointed out the resemblance between the actor and the congressman.

Trump Trash Talks Louisville Basketball in Kentucky
Comes after Louisville lost to the University of Michigan in NCAA tournament

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., probably didn't appreciate President Donald Trump trash-talking his alma mater, the University of Louisville, for losing in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Donald Trump appeared to talk trash about the University of Louisville’s loss in the NCAA basketball tournament during his Monday night rally in Louisville.

Trump bragged about the size of his crowd at the Henry Clay Center in before taunting the crowd about the university’s men’s basketball team’s stunner loss on Sunday.

Stockman Blames ‘Deep State’ for His Arrest
Says he was targeted for criticizing the IRS

Former Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, right, was arrested Thursday as he was getting on a plane. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman blamed a “deep state” conspiracy for his arrest related to campaign finance charges.

Stockman, who was released on a $25,000 bond Friday after being arrested the night before, said he was being targeted for criticizing the IRS, the Houston Chronicle reported. 

Protest Group Clashes with Rep. Turner Over Fraud Claim
Turner claims woman is masquerading as a civil rights leader, refuses invitation to town hall

Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, is in a strange dispute with a local Dayton group. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A protest group is firing back at Ohio Republican Rep. Mike Turner after he accused one of its members of masquerading as a civil rights icon.

Turner said in a statement that a woman named Christie Baker, whose middle name is Ella and goes by Ella Baker, is claiming to be civil rights icon Ella Baker, the Dayton Daily News reported. Turner claimed she is the head of protest group Dayton Indivisible.

Should This Georgia Candidate Be in the Barn Jacket Hall of Fame?
Republican unleashes outerwear, zoo animals, and sexist undertones in first ad

Former Georgia state Sen. Dan Moody is one of 11 Republicans running in the 6th District special election. (Screenshot)

Did one candidate unleash the most potent campaign weapon of all time?

Former state Sen. Dan Moody is one of 11 Republicans running in the special election in Georgia’s 6th District to replace former GOP Rep. Tom Price, now the Health & Human Services secretary. Moody’s first television ad attempted to break through the clutter with a combination of live donkeys and elephants, with the candidate cleaning up manure behind them.

Louie Gohmert Wikipedia Page Hacked
Calls him the ‘stupidest member’

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, had his Wikipedia page changed to say he is "the stupidest member of Congress." (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert’s Wikipedia page was hacked on Wednesday, with the hacker altering the page to ask if he even had the capacity to serve.

The introduction part of Gohmert’s page was rewritten to say “Gohmert also prides himself on being the stupidest member of Congress.”

Trump and Snoop Dogg Have a History
President’s early morning tweet latest wrinkle in their relationship

Donald Trump and rapper Snoop Dogg in happier times. (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images file photo)

Disgraced former Rep. Grimm Considering a Return to Politics
New Yorker served 7 months in prison

Former Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., who served seven months in prison, is eyeing a political comeback. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Disgraced former Rep. Michael Grimm is considering a return to politics by running for Staten Island’s borough president.

The New York Republican would have to start by staging a primary challenge to Republican Borough President James Oddo.

Rubio Isn’t Down with Snoop Dogg Video
Hip-hop fan critical of scene showing Snoop pulling a gun on Trump clown

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., isn't down with the latest Snoop Dogg video despite his love of West Coast rap. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Longtime hip-hop fan and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio criticized a new video from rap legend Snoop Dogg.

A new music video for the song “Lavender” shows the Dogfather pulling a gun on a someone playing President Donald Trump dressed as a clown.

Democrats Call on Republicans to Condemn King’s Anti-Immigrant Comments
Conservative congressman tweeted ‘We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies’

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, tweeted support for a far-right European candidate, saying "we can't restore civilization with somebody else's babies." (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Democrats are calling on Republicans to condemn Rep. Steve King for his anti-immigrant comments on Sunday and Monday while few of his colleagues are defending him.

“Republican Congressman Steve King’s vile racism has no place in decent society, much less in the U.S. Congress,” Drew Hammill, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman said in a statement.  “But once again, disgusting hatred has been met with deafening silence from Speaker [Paul D.] Ryan.”