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Muslim on Capitol Hill: Staffers Look to Rebuild

July 21, 2014

As rain pelted the capital, more than 200 Muslim Americans gathered in the Cannon House Office Building to break their daily fast.

Rep. Ruiz Assists Passenger During Flight Home

July 18, 2014

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., was called into action while flying home Thursday when a young woman a few rows in front of him began having a seizure.

Former Hill Staffer Tom Downs Heads to Venable | Downtown Moves

July 15, 2014

Venable law firm has added yet another former Capitol Hill staffer to its practice. The firm announced Tuesday that Tom Downs, a former chief of staff and legislative aide, will be joining the firm from Patton Boggs (now Squire Patton Boggs).

Hatch Staffers Value Their Beehive State Roots

July 14, 2014

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, promoted two members of his staff recently, each with strong ties to Utah that inform their work on the Hill.

Durbin Gets New Communications Director | Hill Climber

July 14, 2014

Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin has a new communications director as of Monday, Ben Marter, who is now the head of the Illinois Democrat’s whip press team.

Carper Announces Press Shop Hires | Hill Climber

July 14, 2014

Sen. Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., announced two staffing changes to his committee and personal offices Monday morning.

Hispanic Caucus Lobbying to Block Trafficking Change

July 11, 2014

House Democrats are growing increasingly concerned about Republican calls to revise a 2008 human trafficking law in exchange for approving President Barack Obama’s $3.8 billion supplemental funding request to address the child migrant crisis at the Southwest border.

Judge Tosses Two House Districts in Florida Redistricting Trial

July 10, 2014

A state judge ruled Thursday two Florida House districts violated the state’s constitution, following a dramatic trial questioning the state’s recently redrawn boundaries following the 2010 U.S. Census.

President's Party Asks Why He's Avoiding the Border

July 9, 2014

Updated, 8 p.m. | With ongoing protests in California, business leaders in Washington calling for a legislative overhaul and lawmakers trading barbs on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama heard from all sides of the immigration debate Wednesday — including some particularly pointed criticism from a member of his own party.

Disgraced 'Duke' Cunningham Now a Free Man

July 9, 2014

After eight years in prison and one year of post-prison monitoring, former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, R-Calif., is now a free man.

Coble Goes Mobile: Rep to Honor App Contest Winner

June 30, 2014

Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., will be honoring the winner of the first-ever House Student App Challenge in his district at a ceremony in Greensboro on Tuesday.

Fantasy Softball Winners Awarded Their Prizes

June 30, 2014

The women of Congress weren’t the only ones celebrating after this year’s sixth annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

Bill Maher Finalizes 'Tweet 16' Bracket for #FlipADistrict

June 30, 2014

Comedian Bill Maher has narrowed down the list of congressional targets in his “Flip a District” campaign to oust Republican incumbents and elect Democrats.

Stealing Hearts While Stealing Second Base

June 27, 2014

What better way to spend your last day of school than running around a Major League Baseball stadium?

Democrats Dominate Congressional Baseball Game Once Again (Video)

June 26, 2014

For the sixth straight year, Democrats proudly hoisted the coveted Roll Call trophy at Nationals Park — before running for cover from the rain.

Democrats Celebrate Baseball Win on House Floor

June 26, 2014

Democratic Manager Mike Doyle brought the coveted Roll Call trophy to the House floor Thursday, celebrating the Democrats 15-6 win over the Republicans in Wednesday's Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.

"This year we broke two records: we broke an attendance record last night and we also broke a record for the amount of money raised for the charities, over $400,000 for three charities," Doyle said. "I want to congratulate the Democratic baseball team — this is our sixth victory in a row, not that we're counting."

Republican Manager Joe L. Barton of Texas was quick to counter.

"While you've won six games in a row, we've won about 60 votes in a row here on the House floor," Barton said.

"I will tell the gentleman that won't be permanent either," Doyle replied.

Voting Rights Rally Calls on Congress to Act

June 25, 2014

One year after the Supreme Court gutted key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, activists gathered outside the House to implore Congress to act.

Democratic Shortstop Injured on Game Day

June 25, 2014

Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., who was slated to play shortstop for the Democrats in tonight’s 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, will have to watch from the sidelines this year.

Joe Donnelly: From 'The Sandlot' to Nationals Park

June 25, 2014

It’s 1960 and a young boy is tossing a baseball with his dad in the backyard, dreaming of playing in the outfield for the New York Yankees one day, just like his idol Mickey Mantle.

How Congress Has Changed for Hillary Clinton

June 25, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has seen a lot in politics, and Congress has changed quite a bit over the course of her career. As our team read through Clinton’s detailing of diplomatic exploits in her latest memoir, “Hard Choices,” we examined it through the lens of Congress.

Wisconsin Candidate Goes to Bat With Baseball Ad

June 24, 2014

As members of Congress suit up for the 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, one congressional candidate is using America’s pastime to appeal to voters.

Trey Gowdy Does His Best Don Rickles With Boehner Joke

June 23, 2014

Who knew Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., was so deft with a punchline (admittedly, a pretty corny one)?

Marion Barry Discusses His Book, the Blues and Yogurt

June 23, 2014

Marion Barry told reporters at a local restaurant he’s not afraid of their questions, as long as they read his book first.

Eric Cantor’s Next Move: Dancing With the Stars?

June 20, 2014

After his shocking primary loss, outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s days are numbered on Capitol Hill. So will the Virginia Republican’s next move be to the dance floor?

Congressional Baseball Game Helps D.C. Adults Get Second Chance at Washington Literacy Center

June 20, 2014

Latisha Powell pointed to a paper pinned to the bulletin board on the bright blue wall and said, “When I came here, I couldn’t write that essay.”

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