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October 29, 2015

Cops Clinch 14-6 Win Over Congress

UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 28 - The Guards' Harry Dunn celebrates as the The Guards' secure possession of the ball during the eighth annual Congressional Football Game for Charity, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, October 28, 2015. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

The Guards’ Harry Dunn celebrates as his team takes control of the Congressional Football Game for Charity. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

The Capitol Police “Guards” notched a gritty 14-6 victory on Wednesday over the “Mean Machine” in the Congressional Football Game for Charity at Watkins Recreation Center on Capitol Hill.

But members of Congress and their ex-NFL counterparts put up a competitive fight, led by quarterback Rep. Robert J. Dold, R-Ill., despite wet, windy and slippery conditions. Full story

October 28, 2015

The Dude Does Not Abide Hungry Kids


Bridges posed with Stabenow on Wednesday. (Tom WiIliams/CQ Roll Call)

Bridges posed with Stabenow on Wednesday. (Tom WiIliams/CQ Roll Call)

Congress’ policy for feeding hungry kids during the summer is straight out of the ’60s, and “The Dude” does not abide.

Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges sat down with Senate Agriculture Committee lawmakers on Wednesday to talk about improving the federally funded Summer Food Service Program “not only for moral reasons, but for patriotic reasons.” Full story

By Hannah Hess Posted at 2:47 p.m.
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October 21, 2015

Jeff Flake Fears No Contest at Spelling Bee

Spelling bee veteran Sen. Jeff Flake Wednesday is returning to the tongue-tying trenches for the National Press Club’s latest “Politicians vs. Press” spelling bee bout — mostly because he’s antsy after staying put all summer long.

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

“I didn’t go to a desert island this year, so I need a challenge,” the Arizona Republican told HOH of his decision to engage again in the friendly competition. Full story

October 20, 2015

Kaine Prepares to Defend Spelling Bee Crown

(Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Kaine cramming for the spelling bee? (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Lawmakers are of very different minds as to what’s going to help them carry the day Wednesday, when they face off against political scribes at the National Press Club’s biennial spelling bee. Full story

October 19, 2015

Tim Young Abuzz About NPC Spelling Bee

Conservative comic Tim Young is not planning to mince words Wednesday during the National Press Club’s “Politicians vs. Press” Spelling Bee.

“Oh, I’m roasting,” Young assured HOH, mapping out plans to poke fun at the assembled pols, the perplexing speaker’s race and, of course, the glut of begging-to-be-satirized presidential contenders. Full story

October 9, 2015

Pols, Cops Prepare for Gridiron Match

Team “Mean Machine” will once again clash with “The Guards” for bragging rights on Capitol Hill in the 2015 Congressional Football Game for Charity on Oct. 28.

Members of Congress and staffers huddle during a congressional football practice on the Mall in preparation for the upcoming game between members of Congress and the Capitol Police. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Members of Congress and staffers huddle during a congressional football practice on the Mall in preparation for a game between members of Congress and the Capitol Police. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The fundraiser, which benefits the non-profit United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund, American Red Cross National Capital Region, Our Military Kids and A Advantage 4 Kids Inc., pits lawmakers against Capitol Police officers in a game of pigskin. Full story

September 30, 2015

WednesDaze: Sake to Me

D.C. tastemakers Wednesday are turning Japanese, invading the Carnegie Library (801 K St. NW) for a grand sake tasting designed to whet one’s appetite for the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Event organizers are flying in more than a dozen Japanese brewers to educate the attendees about the myriad craft beer, sake and shōchū offerings that are projected to flow like water.

Noteworthy pours include Dassai “23” Junmai Daiginjo, the premium sake served to Prime Minister Shinzō Abe this past spring during his visit to the White House, and Nanbu Bijin “Southern Beauty” Nama Nama, Tokubetsu Junmai, a seasonal selection that’s only produced once a year. Full story

September 28, 2015

Jim Moran, Knockaround Guy

Former Rep. James P. Moran has, no doubt, for years dined out on the tale of once stepping into the ring with former world heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

But the particulars surrounding the fabled encounter have always remained fuzzy.

No mas.

HOH went a few rounds with the 12-term lawmaker, slipping in repeated requests for details about the carefully choreographed spectacle. Full story

September 22, 2015

Worship Your Way During #Popeapalooza


UNITED STATES - September 21: Mike Normile, of Cleveland, Ohio, packs up his cardboard cutout of Pope Francis after offering people the chance to take a picture with it in front of Union Station in Washington, Monday, September 21, 2015. Normile paid $160 for the cutout and plans on coming out every day this week before Pope Francis' visit to Washington. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Pope-mania was on display at Union Station on Monday. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Updated 11:45 a.m. | Ridiculously long lines. Highly intrusive security screenings. Terribly limited access.

It’ll be a miracle if we survive Pope Francis’ visit to Capitol Hill.

Luckily, a host of #ThisTown’s finest are offering up myriad ways to commemorate the papal fly-in: Full story

September 16, 2015

Pols Brace for BBQ Battle

Rather than grilling one another as their Simi Valley-bound colleagues are expected to do, Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D-Ga., and Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Wednesday are expected to headline an anti-cancer fundraiser featuring pork barbecue.

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August 28, 2015

Lousiana State Society Gives Back to D.C. on Katrina Anniversary

It’s often music or booze that brings the Louisiana State Society together.

Each May, they boil thousands of pounds of crawfish, potatoes, corn and sausage to serve with cold Abita beer. D.C. Jazz Fest makes it onto the group’s calendar, and any music venue hosting bands with Bayou roots becomes a featured destination. Full story

July 24, 2015

Coveting a New Roll Call Cup

Crenshaw, left, and Yarmuth, middle, go head to head again on July 27. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Crenshaw, left, and Yarmuth, middle, go head-to-head again on July 27. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Democratic lawmakers hope to put an end to their losing streak and retake the coveted Roll Call Cup from their Republican counterparts at this year’s 14th annual First Tee Congressional Challenge.

Lawmakers will hit the Columbia Country Club links in Chevy Chase, Md., on Monday for 36 holes of golf, culminating in a reception and trophy ceremony that evening at Cornerstone Government Affairs. Full story

July 21, 2015

Sporty Pols to Partake in Charity Tennis Match

Around a dozen intrepid lawmakers have agreed to prove their worth on the tennis court Wednesday by participating in the rapid-fire Washington Kastles Charity Classic.

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Tickets to the fourth annual fundraiser, scheduled to take place at Kastles Stadium at the Charles E. Smith Center (600 22nd St. NW) beginning at 7 p.m., start at $10 per person and climb to $50 for VIP amenities. Per organizers, all proceeds are expected to flow through to Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, DC Public Education Fund or Food & Friends, with attendees deciding which group should benefit from each ticket purchase.

As part of the program, tennis pros and participating pols will be split into Team Stars and Teams Stripes and pitted against one another in a series of successive tiebreakers. Full story

July 8, 2015

John Lewis Helps Bring Comic-Con to At-Risk Youth

While he’s sure to spend his fair share of time alongside the crush of costumed characters invading this year’s Comic-Con International, Rep. John Lewis has also carved out time this weekend to stoke the next generation of social activists.

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Georgia Democrat is expected to make the rounds Saturday and Sunday in San Diego to help promote “March: Book Two,” the continuation of a planned three-part series of graphic novels he first unveiled two summers ago.

While many of the other featured guests are unlikely to step foot outside the cavernous main hall, the 15-term lawmaker is scheduled Sunday to address some 250 local children gathered together by the Elementary Institute of Science. Full story

July 7, 2015

James Clyburn, Tim Scott to Lead Emanuel AME Church Benefit

Transplanted South Carolinians will have the opportunity Wednesday to show their support for those affected by the senseless murders at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church courtesy of a District of Columbia benefit being spearheaded by Palmetto State pols.

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Rep. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., are, per an organizer, expected to “say a few words of healing and remembrance” at a fundraiser being co-hosted by the South Carolina Business Council and the South Carolina State Society from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 101 Constitution Ave. NW. Self-styled white supremacist Dylann Roof was arrested on June 18 following the fatal shooting of nine members of the Emanuel AME congregation during Bible study.



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