Roll Call: Latest News on Capitol Hill, Congress, Politics and Elections
September 2, 2014

Posts by Cameron Easley

8 Posts

April 6, 2014

Enter the Political Stock Exchange | Capitol Quip

Enter the Political Stock Exchange | Capitol Quip

The Supreme Court ruling on McCutcheon vs. FEC holds serious ramifications for congressional campaign committees, super PACs, and special interests, with some arguing that liberty, now more than ever, can and will be bought by the highest bidder(s). That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Send us a caption for this week’s contest by leaving it in the comments section. Editors will pick five finalists on Wednesday, and everyone can vote for the winner through Thursday.

To see our previous winners, check us out on Pinterest.

April 4, 2014

Coats Wanders Into Wrong Committee Hearing (Video)

Have you ever ducked into a meeting you weren’t supposed to, or stepped into the wrong showing at a movie theater?  Sure you have.  But lucky for you, the mishap wasn’t captured on camera.

We can’t say the same for Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., who wandered into a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing Wednesday and began asking the Treasury Department’s witness a series of questions before a staffer informed him he was in the wrong place.

“I just got a note saying I’m at the wrong hearing,” the Indiana Republican said. “I’ve got the right room number, but the wrong hearing. Well this is the first time this has ever happened to me.”

Coats, who responded to his recent ban from Russia with a top 10 list of things he would miss, quickly left the hearing after realizing his mistake.

“I’ll go try to find out where I’m supposed to be.”

Watch the full exchange below:

HOH gives props to Coats and his staff for treating the situation with the appropriate levity.

March 23, 2014

Test Your Strength: Punish Putin | Capitol Quip

Test Your Strength: Punish Putin | Capitol Quip

Following Russia’s invasion into the Crimea region of Ukraine, the former Soviet Union’s macho man President Vladimir Putin and American leaders are locked in a war of words (and sanctions) not seen or heard since the 1980s, which brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Send us a caption for this week’s contest by leaving it in the comments section. Editors will pick five finalists on Wednesday, and everyone can vote for the winner through Thursday.

To see our previous winners, check us out on Pinterest.

Is the Truth Catching Up With Brennan? | Capitol Quip

Is the Truth Catching Up With Brennan? | Capitol Quip

Thanks to the many readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. Here’s the winning entry, as voted by readers of Heard on the Hill.

The winner will receive a signed color print suitable for framing from Roll Call cartoonist R.J. Matson. Check out our past winners on Pinterest.

March 19, 2014

These Captions Will Self Destruct | Capitol Quip

These Captions Will Self Destruct | Capitol Quip

The five finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your votes.

Using the comments section below, vote for your favorite caption until 5 p.m. ET Thursday.

Here are this week’s finalists:

  • Looks like the truth might catch up with Brennan!
  • We hired Edward Snowden to improve the graphics.
  • Hey look, it isn’t us this time.
  • This even surpasses the game Bush vs. Gore.
  • Thanks goodness for the CIA … they always make us look good by comparison.

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on March 23 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.

 

Warner Picks Hoos Over Alma Mater

Sen. Mark Warner may be a George Washington University alumnus, but he’s all aboard the University of Virginia Cavaliers’ bandwagon this March Madness.

The Virginia Republican has the Wahoos winning the whole thing, downing Florida, Villanova, Michigan State, Coastal Carolina, and, you guessed it, the Colonials en route.


HOH is sure some GW fans are a little sore over the pick, but they can at least give Warner credit for picking them to upset the 8th-seeded Memphis Tigers in their first game.

If you can’t get enough March Madness, check out the Roll Call bracket, which matches members of Congress with schools in their district that have made it to the tournament.

 

January 9, 2014

Harry Reid Professes His Love for Greg Maddux (Video)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the Senate floor Wednesday to congratulate fellow Nevadan and eighth-winningest pitcher in Major League Baseball history, Greg Maddux, for his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame — and for being such a “nice man.”

During the tribute, Reid recalled Maddux’s loyalty and humor in a fitting anecdote from his last re-election race, when the Democratic leader phoned the jock on the golf course to ask him to be a “Republican for Reid.”  After the “Mad Dog” confirmed he’d go to bat for the senator, Reid turned the subject over to the pro’s golf game. “You gonna break 80 today?” he asked.

Maddux’s answer? “If you leave me alone, I can break 70.”

 

 

December 11, 2013

Time Looks Back on Cruz’s Freshman ’13 (Video)

It’s been a whirlwind year for Sen. Ted Cruz, and while he didn’t finish first as Time’s Person of the Year in 2013, the magazine’s editors thought enough of the tea party favorite to compile the “highlights” in a video.

“Ted Cruz’s 2013 in Three Minutes” chronicles the Texas Republican’s most “upworthy” moments since he stepped onto the floor at the Capitol on Jan. 3.

From his accusations that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was “hiding something” and his scrutinizing of the country’s policy on drones, to the length and levity of his 21-hour anti-Obamacare filibuster and his relative fall from grace amid the government shutdown, it’s clear Cruz made his mark in the year 2013, even though he couldn’t beat out the pope.

HOH is itching to see what the junior senator comes up with next year.

 

 

Sign In

Forgot password?

Or

Subscribe

Receive daily coverage of the people, politics and personality of Capitol Hill.

Subscription | Free Trial

Logging you in. One moment, please...