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Reindeer Sausage, Cocaine With Your Spouse and Throwing the Softball Game: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of June 18, 2018

While female members of Congress geared up to face the press in the annual Congressional Softball Game, Sen. John Kennedy offered a hypothetical scenario in a committee hearing: why can’t he and his spouse do cocaine in the privacy of their own home? Also, Sen. Dan Sullivan discussed Alaskan delicacies on the chamber floor.

Thumbnail photo: Sens. David Perdue, Ron Johnson and John Kennedy wait in the U.S. Senate Radio & Television Correspondents Gallery before a news conference. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Kids, Flags, Bizarro World and the Excremental Product of a Bull: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of May 21, 2018

Kids always get bored watching adults at work, even if that workplace happens to the U.S. House of Representatives, as Rep. Greg Walden and his pint-sized guests learned on Tuesday. See this week’s Congressional Hits and Misses for that plus flag-waving, a Superman reference and a euphemistic way of swearing during a news conference.

Ryan Weighs In on Laurel vs. Yanny Debate
 

In the divisive atmosphere of Capitol Hill, Speaker Paul D. Ryan is standing his ground: it’s laurel, not yanny. 

“It’s the craziest thing,” Ryan said at a news briefing on Wednesday of the viral audio clip where some people hear the word laurel and others, the word yanny.

Tillis Wants to Set the Record Straight on His 2017 ACLI Mishap
 

Like a scene from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” Sen. Thom Tillis wants everyone to know he’s not dead yet. During the 2017 ACLI Capitol Challenge, Tillis was taken to the hospital after passing out beside the race course. The GOP senator is going to run the race again this year, but won’t eat the same thing the night before the run as he did last year.

Flake and Booker’s Snowball Duel
 

Bears, Broken Podiums and Poster Malfunctions: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of March 5, 2018

Takano Heats Up the Grill With Family’s Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
At the Table, where lawmakers show Roll Call their favorite place for a meal on the Hill