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December 31, 2015

Roll Call’s Best Capitol Quips of 2015

logo_capitolinkThe 114th Congress provided our old Capitol Quip captioning contest with ample material. It was tough to winnow the crowd, but here are our 12 favorite Capitol Quip cartoons from 2015: Full story

December 2, 2015

Vote for a Refugees Capitol Quip!

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The finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your vote:

— It might have been safer to take our chances with the sharks.
— Just our luck. We arrived during a presidential campaign.
— Couldn’t they at least abridge this path to nowhere?
— Where’s the TSA Pre-Check Line?

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.

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By Rebecca Gale Posted at 2:21 p.m.
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November 18, 2015

Vote for Your Favorite Honeymooners Capitol Quip!

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The finalists for this week’s caption contest are ready for your vote:

— 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.

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By Rebecca Gale Posted at 2:24 p.m.
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February 11, 2015

Raise Your Hand for Capitol Quip

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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 anything, we should have to wash our hands on the way IN here!
  • I guess they call it dirty politics for a reason.
  • If word of this leaks out, we’re through.
  • I had my broker buy 10,000 shares of Purell stock this morning.
  • I’m washing my hands of this one!

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Feb. 15 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 3:21 p.m.
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February 8, 2015

No Hand-Wringing in This Capitol Quip

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Ready for a hands-on experience with this week’s Capitol Quip?

Send us a caption by leaving it in the comments section. Editors will pick finalists Wednesday, and everyone can vote for the winner through Thursday.

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

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February 7, 2015

It’s in the Capitol Quip Pipeline

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Thanks to the readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest.

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

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February 4, 2015

Vote for Your Favorite Today Is Tomorrow Capitol Quip!

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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:

Crude but effective.
Our forecast is in the pipeline!
Is that Harry Reid down there? He must have slipped on those tar sands!
Well, do you predict an oily spring?
Silent spring?

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Feb. 8  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 2:39 p.m.
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February 1, 2015

Today is Tomorrow on Capitol Quip

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Happy Groundhog Day! The Republican-led Congress and President Barack Obama are on a collision course when it comes to the Keystone XL Pipeline, which brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Send us a caption by leaving it in the comments section. Editors will pick finalists Wednesday, and everyone can vote for the winner through Thursday.

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

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January 31, 2015

Capitol Quip Has a Ball

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Thanks to the readers who contributed captions for last week’s Capitol Quip contest. We had that rarest of things, a three-way tie, when the dinner bell rang. Not having a three-sided coin to flip, we deferred to cartoonist prerogative to select our victor.

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

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By Jason Dick Posted at 5 a.m.
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January 28, 2015

Vote for Your Favorite Deflategate Capitol Quip!

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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:

  • Let him try to throw this one … I’ve filled it full of lead.
  • Our little pre-game meeting worked. He never developed into a Johnny-Unite-Us.
  • I don’t understand why we continue to play his game.
  • Why does he look like Tom Brady and I feel like Johnny Manziel?
  • I think he just called us the JV team.

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Jan. 31 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 4:25 p.m.
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January 25, 2015

How Much Hot Air Is in This Political Football?

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President Barack Obama has signaled to the 114th Congress that he’s ready to play some smash-mouth political football, which — along with the New England Patriots-provided #deflategate — brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Send us a caption by leaving it in the comments section. Editors will pick finalists Wednesday, and everyone can vote for the winner through Thursday.

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

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January 24, 2015

Capitol Quip’s Double SOTU Special

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

The winner will receive signed color prints 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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January 21, 2015

Vote for Your Favorite SOTU Capitol Quip!

Have you ever wanted to play speechwriter for the State of the Union?

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Or have you ever wondered just what Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, is thinking as he sits through the speech?

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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:

  • Obama: The pen is mightier than the sword; Boehner: I had an inkling he’d say that.
  • Obama: This veto pen has an almost hypnotic power!; Boehner: Maybe that’s why I’m falling asleep.
  • Obama: I present to you, my tactical writing pen; Boehner: Watch the master make it all disappear.
  • Obama: I wish bartender Mike was here; Boehner: I wish bartender Mike was here.
  • Obama: Whenever I veto a bill, I like to use two pens; Boehner: The old double ‘cross!’

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog on Jan. 25 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.

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

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January 17, 2015

Double Down on These SOTU Capitol Quips

Have you ever wanted to play speechwriter for the State of the Union?

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Or have you ever wondered just what Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, is thinking as he sits through the speech?

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Well, this week you can try your hand at both. Send us a caption for both of the cartoons this week by leaving it in the comments section, just make sure to mark it clearly with “Obama:” and alternatively, “Boehner:” before offering your quip. 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.

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January 10, 2015

The Capitol Quip Blues

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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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