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Heard on the Hill This Week: Pre-Election DC Protests, Holmes Norton Depicted on Small Screen
 

Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano checked out the annual 17th Street High Heel Race, a drag parade that this year protested Virginia GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock's positions on gay rights and gun control. Later in the week, Roll Call was on the scene for another protest, this one outside the Trump International Hotel. And D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton will be depicted in the new Amazon series, "Good Girls Revolt."

John Lewis Crowd Surfs on Colbert
Civil rights icon defends NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest

Rep. John Lewis quickly agreed when Stephen Colbert asked if he wanted to do a little crowdsurfing. (The Late Show With Stephen Colbert/YouTube)

As someone who had his skull fractured while marching for civil rights in the 1960s, a little crowd surfing probably doesn't scare Rep. John Lewis.

The civil rights icon and Georgia Democrat did so on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Wednesday where he spoke about his three-volume graphic novel series, "March."

Real or Satire? Hard to Tell in Bizarro Election Year
Jon Stewart to join Stephen Colbert for coverage of both conventions

Stephen Colbert tapes a segment for his show as Caesar Flickerman from "The Hunger Games" on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Sunday. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

While every major news outlet in America is covering the Republican National Convention in Cleveland as a way to frame the national debate around vital issues that face America, Stephen Colbert and The Onion will use comedy as a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.  

Of course, in this bizarro election year, it might be hard to tell the satire from the real thing.

Colbert Asks Ryan if the Closed Door is Locked
Speaker just happens to be on The Late Show on Trump's big night

Speaker Paul D. Ryan keeps saying he won't run for president, but he has this habit of showing up in the middle of things, like being counterprogramming for the news networks' coverage of a huuuge presidential primary night .  

On Tuesday night, as New York's returns showed victories for two unpopular front-runners — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton — there was Ryan on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."  

Larry Wilmore: Trump is a 'Shallow Fool'
This year's White House Correspondents Dinner host discusses the election

Larry Wilmore talks to SirusXM's Julie Mason last week in New York. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

The host of this year's White House Correspondents’ Association dinner thinks Ted Cruz is Grandpa Munster and Republican presidential rival Donald Trump is a "shallow fool."  

Larry Wilmore, host of “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” on Comedy Central, talked to SiriusXM about the election and an upcoming town hall he is doing with the network.