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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.

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.”

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?

Members Beat Babes in Congressional Women's Softball Game

June 19, 2014

After a tough loss last year, the women of Congress reclaimed the pink trophy Wednesday in the 6th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game, beating the female journalist team, the Bad News Babes, 10-5.

The lawmakers and journalists faced off on a muggy evening at the Watkins Recreation Center to compete in the annual game, which benefits the Young Survival Coalition, a breast cancer charity.

Scores of Hill staffers, journalists and members of Congress came out to cheer for their favorite players while Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., also made appearances.

Members Celebrate Softball Win on House Floor

June 19, 2014

Members joined together on the House floor Thursday to celebrate their 10-5 victory over the press in the 6th Annual Congressional Women's Softball Game.

Co-Captain Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida said members beat the press "badly" and said she was hopeful the game set an example of how members can set aside politics to work together.

"Unbelievably, the press seems to be absent — they want to cover us on everything else — but they seem to be absent in observing these proceedings."

Members Beat Babes in Congressional Women's Softball Game (Video)

June 19, 2014

After a tough loss last year, the women of Congress reclaimed the pink trophy Wednesday in the 6th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game, beating the female journalist team, the Bad News Babes, 10-5.

Members Celebrate Softball Win on House Floor

June 19, 2014

Members joined together on the House floor Thursday to celebrate their 10-5 victory over the press in the 6th Annual Congressional Women's Softball Game.

Co-Captain Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida said members beat the press "badly" and said she was hopeful the game set an example of how members can set aside politics to work together.

"Unbelievably, the press seems to be absent — they want to cover us on everything else — but they seem to be absent in observing these proceedings."

Watch Out, King Crab; There's a King Lobster in Town

June 18, 2014

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, sported some Maine pride Wednesday, tweeting a picture of himself with a group of students donning lobster hats.

Bustos Returns Fire as Taste of America Trash Talk Continues

June 18, 2014

Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., has issued a call for bipartisanship in the Taste of America competition, even as she took a subtle dig at the portion size of a fellow Midwesterner’s dish of choice.

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Leading Roll Call's Fantasy Softball Challenge

June 17, 2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is currently the top pick for those participating in this year’s Fantasy Softball Challenge.

Dave Brat Karaoke Event Canceled. . .For Now

June 17, 2014

Did stage fright keep Dave Brat away from a karaoke fundraiser scheduled for Thursday night?

Wyden Focused on Finding Bipartisan Funding for Highway Bill (Video)

June 10, 2014

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is keeping his options open on how to fund a new highway bill in order to help foster a bipartisan solution.

Reid Defers to Wyden on Highway Bill Funding

June 10, 2014

Majority Leader Harry Reid sidestepped a question at his weekly news conference Tuesday about whether he would push for a corporate tax "holiday" to fund the depleted Highway Trust Fund, as reports surfaced that Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., had discussed the idea with Reid.

"I am pushing everything I can to figure out a way to continue the surface transportation bill," Reid said. "I'm just willing to talk to anybody. The ultimate decider on this however, is going to be Ron Wyden and the finance committee."

Wyden, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, reiterated Tuesday his intentions to find a bipartisan funding solution.

Toby Moffett Settles in at Mayer Brown | Life After Congress

June 9, 2014

As a longtime lobbyist who happens to be a former member of Congress, ex-Rep. Toby Moffett, D-Conn., thinks criticism of the so-called revolving door is a bit unfair. “You see former quarterbacks and all-star baseball players just moving seamlessly into the media and they’re treated with reverence because they know the game,” he said, adding, “Why wouldn’t the same be true for people who know the political game?”

Taste of America Elite Eight Is Set

June 9, 2014

The final round of this year’s Taste of America competition is off and running, with the Elite Eight facing off for the title of America’s favorite food.

53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game Rosters

June 6, 2014

With the 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game less than three weeks away, the Democrats and Republicans have set their rosters.

Senators Want Answers From Obama on Alan Gross, Warren Weinstein

June 5, 2014

In the wake of a national debate surrounding the exchange of five Taliban detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Maryland’s two senators are asking the Obama administration for answers regarding the fate of two Americans civilians held captive abroad — Alan Gross and Warren Weinstein.

Sanders, McCain Announce VA Health Care Deal

June 5, 2014

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., announced a bipartisan VA health care deal Thursday afternoon.

Sanders, the Senate Veterans' Affairs chairman, and McCain met Thursday to negotiate a bipartisan response to the scandal at the VA — and they announced the deal on the Senate floor.

“We were able to come together, I believe, in a way that will help to relieve this terrible tragedy that seems to have befallen our nation's veterans," McCain said. “We both had to make some very tough compromises."

“Our job was to sit down and work out the best agreement. We did," Sanders said. "Does it solve all of the problems facing our veterans? Absolutely not.”

Sanders, McCain Announce VA Health Care Deal (Updated) (Video)

June 5, 2014

Updated 4:16 p.m. | Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., announced a bipartisan VA health care deal Thursday afternoon.

Reid: Bergdahl Notification Controversy Is 'Big Deal Over Nothing'

June 5, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid dismissed bipartisan congressional complaints about President Barack Obama’s decision not to provide the legally required 30-day notice to Congress before exchanging five Taliban detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Florida Redistricting Trial to Conclude Wednesday

June 4, 2014

A congressional redistricting trial in Florida was scheduled to conclude Wednesday afternoon, the results of which could force the legislature to redraw the district boundaries before November, throwing current congressional campaigns into chaos.

Senate Staffers Move Up the Ranks in Carper's Office

June 2, 2014

Sen. Thomas R. Carper’s office is adjusting to changes to its senior staff, as two veteran staffers have moved into new positions.

Wyden-World Comes to GPhA Government Affairs | Downtown Moves

June 2, 2014

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association has added two senior-level staff members to its government affairs division.

Taste of America Defending Champ Eliminated, Field Is Wide Open

June 2, 2014

With last year’s champion out of the Taste of America competition, the field is wide open for a new dish to be crowned the best food in America.

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