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December 21, 2014

Have a Cuba Libre With Capitol Quip!

Have a Cuba Libre With Capitol Quip!

President Barack Obama’s new positioning toward Cuba provides this week’s Capitol Quip.

It’s a short week with the holidays, so we’re going to wish you all a good one, and we’ll be back soon with another Capitol Quip contest. Happy Holidays!

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

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December 20, 2014

A Gold Star for Capitol Quip

A Gold Star for Capitol Quip

Thanks to the 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.

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

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December 17, 2014

The Five Capitol Quips of Christmas

The Five Capitol Quips of Christmas

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:

  • Citi Bank topped it off with a 24kt gold star.
  • No Matter What Old Ebeneezer Cruz says, it always looks pretty once the star is lit.
  • Two words: Duct tape.
  • Did we bury the Big Banks ornament far enough in there?
  • It was a modest 5-foot tall tree, until the Apporpriators got hold of it.

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Dec. 20. 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 Jason Dick Posted at 3:41 p.m.
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December 14, 2014

Lighting the Capitol Quip Christmas Tree

Lighting the Capitol Quip Christmas Tree

All Congress wants for Christmas is, what exactly? 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 Wednesday, and everyone can vote for the winner through Thursday.

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

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

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December 13, 2014

Merry Chromnimas! | Capitol Quip

Merry Chromnimas! | Capitol Quip

Thanks to the 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.

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

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By Cameron Easley Posted at 7:05 p.m.
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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.
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December 7, 2014

The Capitol Quip Before Christmas

The Capitol Quip Before Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Presents and snow, and mistletoe and … massive appropriations measures to ring out the season. 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.

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

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By Jason Dick Posted at 7:05 p.m.
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Mr. Reid Goes to Capitol Quip

Mr. Reid Goes to Capitol Quip

Thanks to the 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.

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

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By Jason Dick Posted at 7 p.m.
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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.
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November 30, 2014

Changing of the Capitol Quip Guard

Changing of the Capitol Quip Guard

Much of the drama in the Senate the last few years has centered around the way Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has run the place. Well, with the changing of the majority after November’s elections, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will get his chance to show how he’ll manage the place beginning in January. 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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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.

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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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