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December 21, 2014

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December 10, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite Capitol Christmas Capitol Quip!

Vote for Your Favorite Capitol Christmas 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:

  • On Boehner, on McConnell, On Cruz and Rand Paul…now dash away, dash away, dash away all!
  • You’re definitely checking the list more than twice.
  • Why do we have to give the Grinch presents?
  • Wait a minute – those gifts weren’t authorized in the CROmnibus!!!
  • We’ll have a holly jolly sequester.

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Dec. 14 and in the following print edition of Roll Call (the final print edition for 2014!). The contest winner will receive a signed color print of his or her Capitol Quip cartoon from the cartoonist, R.J. Matson.

The 114th: CQ Roll Call’s Guide to the New Congress

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By Rebecca Gale Posted at 4:33 p.m.
Capitol Quip

December 3, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite Changing of the Guard Capitol Quip!

Vote for Your Favorite Changing of the Guard 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:

  • Yes, I know the Senate doesn’t have a mace. I couldn’t decide what to get you so I stole this from the House.
  • It’ll be a remake, Mr. Reid Goes to Washington
  • I love holiday traditions, don’t you Harry?
  • By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you useless. You may now kiss my filibuster.
  • Do I get three wishes with this?

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Dec. 7 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.

Roll Call Results Map: Results and District Profiles for Every Seat

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By Rebecca Gale Posted at 4:12 p.m.
Capitol Quip

November 19, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite GOP Elephant Walk Capitol Quip!

Vote for Your Favorite GOP Elephant Walk 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:

  • Truncated policies are certainly on our agenda
  • There are two elephants in the room. Obama can’t ignore us now.
  • Now we can finally work together to get nothing done.
  • We’ll have to wait two more years for the THREE-Ring Circus.
  • Working for peanuts? Heck, I’d do this for free!

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

Roll Call Results Map: Results and District Profiles for Every Seat

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By Rebecca Gale Posted at 3:42 p.m.
Capitol Quip

November 17, 2014

Going to the Chapel, Gonna Get Married: Roll Call Wedding Announcements

Love is in the air! Along with the holidays comes a season of true love, wedding bells, engagement rings and champagne toasts.

For Hill staffers getting engaged or married, Roll Call wants to know.

Roll Call features Capitol Hill staffers and their nuptials in our Roll Call Weddings feature. Have a story to share? Send it to us! We love posed pictures, white satin, four-tier cakes and clever first dance songs.

Any creative details, please include. And if you met on Capitol Hill, we want to hear all about it. Softball love affairs, intern-staffer matchmaking, late nights at the Tune Inn — romance blooms anywhere and everywhere around the Capitol Dome.

Submit wedding and engagement details through our easy form here.

See more from the Roll Call Wedding archive:

Tiffany McGuffee, Jordan Haverly Tie the Knot
Roll Call Engagements: Assad Akhter, Saira Hussain
Wedding Bells for Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Randy Florke
Love Sparked From Beehive State: Clay White, Tanya Robertson Engaged
Wedding Bells for John Rizzo, Tiffany Wynn
Wedding Bells for Staffers Janelle Hervig and Mitch Relfe

Roll Call Results Map: Results and District Profiles for Every Seat

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November 5, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite Election Results Capitol Quip!

Vote for Your Favorite Election Results 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. Eastern Thursday.

Here are this week’s finalists:

  • Can I borrow that after you’re done with it?
  • You are just proving that money really does influence voters.
  • So a twenty-five cent coin trumps a billion dollars in attack ads?
  • Heads Republicans win; tails Democrats lose.
  • When I gave you a penny for your thoughts, I did not know that this is how you would waste it!

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Nov. 9 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.

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By Rebecca Gale Posted at 3:25 p.m.
Capitol Quip

October 29, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite Trick or Treat Capitol Quip!

Vote for Your Favorite Trick or Treat 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. Eastern Thursday.

Here are this week’s finalists:

  • Getting the R’s and D’s to work together would be a trick AND a treat.
  • I hear they won’t answer the door if you’re dressed as President Obama.
  • The really spooky stuff happens after November 4.
  • Don’t bother, the only thing working in that house is the lights!
  • Be careful — last year, the guy with the orange face dropped a pack of Camel Lights into my bag!

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Nov. 2 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.

Roll Call Election Map: Race Ratings for Every Seat

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By Rebecca Gale Posted at 3:19 p.m.
Capitol Quip

October 22, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite Viral Campaign Season Capitol Quip!

Vote for Your Favorite Viral Campaign Season 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. Eastern Thursday.

Here are this week’s finalists:

If only these suits stopped contamination from toxic campaign ads.
What say we watch something other than MSNBC, CNN, and FOXNews?
I’m not sure which is more virulent, Congress or Ebola.
And when’s the last time you did everything a Czar told you to do???
They’ve effectively played the vulnerability card.

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Oct. 26 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.

Roll Call Election Map: Race Ratings for Every Seat

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By Rebecca Gale Posted at 2:59 p.m.
Capitol Quip

October 15, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite Leaves of Political Change Capitol Quip!

Vote for Your Favorite Leaves of Political Change 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:

They’re both fall guys, if you ask me!
I used to love this season when the only nuts we saw were acorns.
Perhaps, a new version of Splendor in the Grass?
It’s all about who runs out of gas first!
Humans should do like we do. Take the nuts, store them away, and forget where they are.

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Oct. 19 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.

Roll Call Election Map: Race Ratings for Every Seat

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By Rebecca Gale Posted at 3:55 p.m.
Capitol Quip

October 8, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite Obama Ballot Capitol Quip!

Vote for Your Favorite Obama Ballot 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:

  • I’ll always extend a supportive hand to the people’s president.
  • They said I don’t want to touch his policies with a 10-foot pole, but they were wrong!
  • FOX News — zoom in over here! MSNBC? Use a wide angle!
  • Attempting to have a long distance relationship.
  • It’s not a stretch to say that this is exactly the kind of help I need from you.

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Oct. 12 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.

Related Stories:

Obama: My Policies Are on the Ballot

Candidate: Obama Lawsuit Sold Me On Boehner

Shift in Landscape Makes Bigger GOP House Gains Possible

Roll Call Election Map: Race Ratings for Every Seat

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By Rebecca Gale Posted at 4:02 p.m.
Capitol Quip

October 1, 2014

Vote For Your Favorite Eric Holder Capitol Quip!

Vote For Your Favorite Eric Holder 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:

  • Does anyone really want this ball?
  • Usually it’s not the ref who fumbles the ball.
  • Jump on it and we can run out the clock!
  • Possession is nine-tenths of the law!
  • Anyone have Roger Goddell’s number?

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Oct. 5th 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.

Roll Call Election Map: Race Ratings for Every Seat

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By Rebecca Gale Posted at 4:14 p.m.
Capitol Quip

September 24, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite Congress Headed to Hustings Capitol Quip!

Vote for Your Favorite Congress Headed to Hustings 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. Full story

By Rebecca Gale Posted at 3:05 p.m.
Capitol Quip

September 17, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite Bringing Up the Rear Capitol Quip!

Vote for Your Favorite Bringing Up the Rear 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:

  • I’m glad it’s a single-seater!
  • Maverick goosed us again!
  • Come back! You forgot your Nobel Peace Prize!
  • Hey, wait for us!
  • Wait! You forgot to take the approval ratings!

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Sept. 21 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.

Roll Call Election Map: Race Ratings for Every Seat

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By Rebecca Gale Posted at 3:53 p.m.
Capitol Quip

September 10, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite Eric Cantor Capitol Quip

Vote for Your Favorite Eric Cantor 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:

  • I hope I “lose” my re-election in a similar fashion.
  • Hard to tell if we won or lost.
  • He does know how to make an exit.
  • He does know how to make an entrance.
  • Looks like nobody told him the Capitol Quip is back!

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Sept. 14 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.

Roll Call Election Map: Race Ratings for Every Seat

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By Rebecca Gale Posted at 6:55 p.m.
Capitol Quip

August 11, 2014

Tiffany McGuffee, Jordan Haverly Tie the Knot

Tiffany McGuffee, Jordan Haverly Tie the Knot

McGuffee and Haverly got married on Aug. 2. (Courtesy Bamber Photography)

Two Republican press secretaries have tied the knot: Tiffany McGuffee and Jordan Haverly were married on Aug. 2 at the Capitol Hill Club. Rev. Julian Bermudez officiated.

Haverly, 27, is the press secretary for Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois. McGuffee, 26, is the communications director for Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee, who attended the festivities.

Guests enjoyed cocktails and music by guitarist Rich Barry in the Eisenhower Room at the Capitol Hill Club, followed by dinner and dancing in the presidential dining room. The wedding cake had a “Kate Spade-inspired look,” and sat atop rose-gold sparkly table linens to match the bride’s rose-gold Kate Spade pumps.

Full story

July 30, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite Do Nothing Congress Capitol Quip

Vote for Your Favorite Do Nothing Congress 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:

  • This is the most productive I’ve been in months!
  • This is fun, but shouldn’t we be voting down legislation?
  • How can Roll Call call us a “Do-Nothing Congress” when we help ‘em to fill 24 pages every issue?
  • This is what the millennials call “funemployment.”
  • Think voters know this is what we do when we’re in session too?

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Aug. 3 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.

By Rebecca Gale Posted at 4:09 p.m.
Capitol Quip
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