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With Thanksgiving only days away, Heard on the Hill pays tribute to its favorite Capitol Hill water drinker, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Ain’t no party like a Mitch McConnell party.
The Louisville, Ky., NBC affiliate caught the Senate majority leader swapping his suit for a red fleece and jeans last weekend to tailgate with friends and family at the University of Louisville Cardinals’ football game. Full story
Unsure how to cook your turkey this Thanksgiving? A Capitol Hill restaurant is here to help — and to make sure no one burns the house down.
On Thursday on Barracks Row, Medium Rare will fry your turkey for free, a nine-year tradition for the restaurant. Full story
All of a sudden, everything’s bipartisan in Louisiana. It was only last December Sen. Mary Landrieu was bounced from office by Republican Bill Cassidy after being unrelentingly tied to national Democrats. But Saturday’s runoff elections seemed to have released statewide love among Pelican State partisans. Full story
Congratulations to this week’s winner, and thanks to the readers who contributed captions to our Capitol Quip contest.
Capitol Quip winners will receive signed color prints suitable for framing from Roll Call cartoonist R.J. Matson. Please write to R.J. to claim your prize.
The controversy over Planned Parenthood may have cooled down in Congress, but that didn’t stop the issue from heating up Thursday night on ABC’s hit show “Scandal.”
During Thursday’s midseason finale, Republican Sen. Mellie Grant filibustered to block spending legislation that would have diminished Planned Parenthood’s federal funding — a goal long sought by abortion foes and one that nearly brought the government to the brink of a shutdown in September. Full story
The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the Capitol grounds pleaded guilty to a felony Friday, and is hoping to avoid jail time and return to the District of Columbia for a campaign finance overhaul rally before his sentencing. Full story
Lawmakers prepped for their Thanksgiving recess by winking, saluting R. Kelly and “popping off.”
Former Rep. Jeff Landry rode a tea party wave into office in 2010, but was the odd Republican out in Louisiana’s 2012 redistricting, a maverick mostly abandoned by the establishment in his member-on-member loss to GOP Rep. Charles Boustany Jr.
Fast forward three years and Landry has the party’s support in his bid to knock off Republican Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in Saturday’s run-off election. He even has some Democrats jumping in to take up his cause. Full story
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s dreams of being president came to a screeching halt Tuesday, when the Louisiana Republican dropped out of the 2016 race.
We at HOH remember him way back when he was a humble member of Congress, checking his BlackBerry at Ash Wednesday services. From our March 2, 2006 edition, courtesy of distinguished alumna Mary Ann Akers: Full story
In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., shows off his New York roots, his book collection and his favorite pizza parlor.
— He just updated his Facebook Status to “It’s Complicated.”
— Do you think we should knock?
— If I were you, I’d throw in the towels.
— If this is the “honeymoon,” I hate to see what the marriage is going to look like!
— Maybe we should come back later.
The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog Saturday, and in the following print edition of Roll Call. The contest winner will receive a signed color print of his or her Capitol Quip cartoon from the cartoonist, R.J. Matson.
Hurling a heavy ball and hearing the crash of of the impact as you hit your target could be cathartic after a long workday, but it can also be a lot of fun.
The women of the Senate took part in some bipartisan bowling at the White House Tuesday night, hoping to strike up more camaraderie. And, by all accounts, there were plenty of laughs to spare. Full story
AFI Docs kicked off its monthly film series of documentaries this week with Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next,” an exploration of what makes a country strong, with everyone still reeling from Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris.
“The French aren’t going to stop being the French,” Moore said during a post-screening Q&A when asked whether France might adopt Patriot Act-type measures in response to the assault that has shocked the world, and came just months after the deadly attacks on the Paris attacks of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Full story
“I only wish Yogi was here to celebrate the news. … He said himself, ‘If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be,’ but today, it’d be close.”
— Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., on the news that baseball great Yogi Berra, who died in September, had been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, as reported by PolitickerNJ.