Habitat Lobbies for Affordable Housing

Meadows has going on a Habitat build on his bucket list. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Habitat for Humanity lobbied on Capitol Hill this week for changes to the country’s housing policies. The Habitat on the Hill conference had support from 200 Habitat for Humanity leaders, homeowners and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.  

“I have a very long and intimate relationship with the local affiliate [back home in North Carolina] and Habitat in general to make federal regulations not effect affording housing,” Meadows told HOH. He first met with Habitat in fall 2013. The congressman now reaches out to the group from a legislative standpoint.  

Cops Clinch 14-6 Win Over Congress

The Guards' Harry Dunn celebrates as his team takes control of the Congressional Football Game for Charity. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

The Capitol Police "Guards" notched a gritty 14-6 victory on Wednesday over the "Mean Machine" in the Congressional Football Game for Charity at Watkins Recreation Center on Capitol Hill.  

But members of Congress and their ex-NFL counterparts put up a competitive fight, led by quarterback Rep. Robert J. Dold, R-Ill., despite wet, windy and slippery conditions.

The Dude Does Not Abide Hungry Kids


Congress' policy for feeding hungry kids during the summer is straight out of the '60s, and "The Dude" does not abide.  

Jeff Flake Fears No Contest at Spelling Bee

Spelling bee veteran Sen. Jeff Flake Wednesday is returning to the tongue-tying trenches for the National Press Club’s latest “Politicians vs. Press” spelling bee bout — mostly because he’s antsy after staying put all summer long.  

“I didn’t go to a desert island this year, so I need a challenge,” the Arizona Republican told HOH of his decision to engage again in the friendly competition. Flake famously flamed out of the 2013 war of words after failing to deconstruct “malfeasance.”

Kaine Prepares to Defend Spelling Bee Crown

Kaine cramming for the spelling bee? (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Lawmakers are of very different minds as to what’s going to help them carry the day Wednesday, when they face off against political scribes at the National Press Club’s biennial spelling bee.

The “Politicians vs. Press ” showdown, the third such meeting of its kind, is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at the club's downtown headquarters.  

Tim Young Abuzz About NPC Spelling Bee
Pols, Cops Prepare for Gridiron Match

Team “Mean Machine” will once again clash with “The Guards” for bragging rights on Capitol Hill in the 2015 Congressional Football Game for Charity on Oct. 28.  

WednesDaze: Sake to Me

D.C. tastemakers Wednesday are turning Japanese, invading the Carnegie Library (801 K St. NW) for a grand sake tasting designed to whet one’s appetite for the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival.  

Jim Moran, Knockaround Guy

Former Rep. James P. Moran has, no doubt, for years dined out on the tale of once stepping into the ring with former world heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.  

But the particulars surrounding the fabled encounter have always remained fuzzy.  

Worship Your Way During #Popeapalooza


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