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Take Five: Sen. Benjamin Cardin

Cardin takes out his phone to check how many steps he's taken. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

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

This week, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., talks about the Berlin Wall, Maryland crabs and tracking his steps. Q : You have degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and University of Maryland. Which do you support when it comes to college basketball?  

Take 5: Rep. Patrick Meehan

Meehan, shown here chipping to the green during the First Tee Congressional Challenge tournament in 2014, says he already has a foursome picked out for a trip to Ireland. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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

This week, Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., talks about cheesesteak, Philadelphia and working on Senate campaigns.  

Take Five: Rep. Mike Coffman

Back home, Coffman tours the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Take Five: Rep. John Delaney

Delaney (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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

This week, Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., talks about Bruce Springsteen, the New York Stock Exchange and time with his four daughters.  

Take Five: Rep. Barbara Lee

(Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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

This week, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., talks about Golden State hoops,  being a Capitol Hill intern and how her garden grows in the drought. Q : I’m told you enjoy gardening, what do you like to grow when you’re home?  

Take Five: Rep. Robert Aderholt

Aderholt was in the band. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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

This week, Rep. Robert B. Aderholt, R-Ala., talks about the University of Alabama's most recent NCAA football national championship and the Yellowhammer State's favorite cuisine: barbecue. Q : How many [recent] national championships have come from Alabama football teams?  

Take Five: Rep. John Conyers

Conyers (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo).

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

This week, the Dean of the House, Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., who has been attending States of the Union since being elected in 1964, talks about hearing Lyndon B. Johnson speak, Detroit and his long tenure in public office. Q : Which president do you think gave the best State of the Union speeches?  

Take Five: Speaker Paul D. Ryan

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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

Who better to start off the second session of the 114th Congress than Speaker Paul D. Ryan? This week, the freshly shaved Wisconsin Republican talks about ringing in the New Year, what he misses when he's away from home and bow hunting. Q: What did you do for New Years?  

Take Five: Rep. David Jolly

Jolly (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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

This week, Senate hopeful and Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., talks about playing the piano, his favorite water sports hobbies and how he got into politics. Q: I hear you’re an avid pianist. When did you learn how to play the piano?  

Take Five: Rep. John Katko

Katko, skating with the puck, keeps in rink shape. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

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

This week, Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., talks about playing in the beer leagues and his love of "Dumb & Dumber."