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November 23, 2014

Capitol Quip’s Thanksgiving Pardon

Capitol Quips Thanksgiving Pardon

It’s a short week, so Capitol Quip’s captioning contest is taking a break and wishing a happy Thanksgiving to all with RJ Matson’s take on the annual presidential turkey pardoning ritual.

We’ll be back with a new caption contest the week of Dec. 1, when Congress returns for the rest of this year’s lame-turkey, er, duck session.

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

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

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By Jason Dick Posted at 7:05 p.m.
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Elephants Stampede Capitol Quip

Elephants Stampede 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.

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

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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.
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November 16, 2014

The GOP’s Midterm Elephant Walk | Capitol Quip

The GOPs Midterm Elephant Walk | Capitol Quip

The ending to “The Candidate,” a movie about a fictional senatorial campaign in California, offers a small lesson to the 2014 midterm victors. In it, Sen.-elect Bill McKay (Robert Redford) says this after his victory is sealed: “Now what do we do?” That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Send us a caption 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.

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

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By Jason Dick Posted at 7:05 p.m.
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Capitol Quip Dances in the End Zone

Capitol Quip Dances in the End Zone

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.

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

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By Jason Dick Posted at 7 p.m.
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November 12, 2014

Capitol Quip Presents: You Make the Call

Capitol Quip Presents: You Make the Call

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:

  • As always, prevent defense never works.
  • They make the Redskins look good!
  • A victory for the players but where are the cheering fans?
  • I gave up sports to cover politics, but I can’t seem to shake that Crimson Tide.
  • Looks like the Blue Team’s getting “Double Spiked!”

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Nov. 16 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 Jason Dick Posted at 3:54 p.m.
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November 9, 2014

GOP Expands The Red Zone | Capitol Quip

GOP Expands The Red Zone | Capitol Quip

On Nov. 4, the Republican Party drubbed Democrats nationwide, expanding the GOP’s reach across the map. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Send us a caption 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.

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By Jason Dick Posted at 7:05 p.m.
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Brother, Can You Spare a Capitol Quip?

Brother, Can You Spare a 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.

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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.
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November 2, 2014

Democracy Works Its Will | Capitol Quip

Democracy Works Its Will | Capitol Quip

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Election Day! Don’t feel that way? Do feel that way? That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Send us a caption 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.

Roll Call Election Map: Race Ratings for Every Seat

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By Jason Dick Posted at 7:10 p.m.
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Capitol Quip’s Bipartisan Trick and Treat

Capitol Quips Bipartisan Trick and Treat

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.

Roll Call Election Map: Race Ratings for Every Seat

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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.
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October 26, 2014

Trick or Treat, Congress? | Capitol Quip

Trick or Treat, Congress? | Capitol Quip

Halloween and the midterm elections are almost upon us. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Send us a caption 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.

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Quarantine These Campaign Ads, Please | Capitol Quip

Quarantine These Campaign Ads, Please | 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.

Roll Call Election Map: Race Ratings for Every Seat

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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.
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