Roll Call: Latest News on Capitol Hill, Congress, Politics and Elections
February 12, 2016

Posts in "FightingWords"

December 14, 2015

Ted Cruz Channels ‘Flashdance’ in Response to Trump

Donald Trump, right, and Sen. Ted Cruz, left, are both running for president. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Trump, right, and Ted Cruz, are no longer so chummy. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

What happens when a rival for the Republican nomination calls you a maniac on national television? Why, pay homage to the 80’s classic dance flick “Flashdance.” Full story

By Alex Gangitano Posted at 2:07 p.m.
FightingWords

December 4, 2015

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Nov. 30, 2015

Lawmakers returned from the Thanksgiving holiday ready for brawls, “iron-asses” and Christmas wishes.

Full story

November 25, 2015

Office Space: Steve King’s Excavation Site

In this week’s edition of Office Space, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, displays his collection of historical artifacts, hikes mountains with Rep. Louie Gohmert and brandishes a knife to CQ Roll Call.

Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call in your inbox or on your iPhone.

November 20, 2015

Gyrocopter Pilot Pleads Guilty, Hopes to Return to D.C.

Hughes plead guilty to a felony. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call FIle Photo)

Hughes plead guilty to a felony. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call FIle Photo)

The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the Capitol grounds pleaded guilty to a felony Friday, and is hoping to avoid jail time and return to the District of Columbia for a campaign finance overhaul rally before his sentencing. Full story

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Nov. 16, 2015

Lawmakers prepped for their Thanksgiving recess by winking, saluting R. Kelly and “popping off.”

Full story

November 17, 2015

Vitter Keeps Satirists Busy With T-Shirts, Bumper Stickers

(Photo courtesy HOH tipster)

(Photo courtesy HOH tipster)

NEW ORLEANS — Sen. David Vitter, locked in a tight gubernatorial runoff election in Louisiana with Democrat John Bel Edwards, has given Big Easy satirists a lot of material.

“Part of Dirty Coast has always been to poke fun at New Orleans and Louisiana, and politics is a major part of that,” said Chris Marroy, general manager for the Crescent City clothier Dirty Coast. Marroy pointed to previous designs needling disgraced Mayor Ray Nagin and the football bounty-hunting scandal surrounding New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton. Full story

November 13, 2015

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Nov. 9, 2015

Despite a two-day workweek, senators still found time to wear shades, create “slush funds” and drop the mic.

Full story

November 10, 2015

18 Things Claire McCaskill Thinks Men Should “Shut the Hell Up” About

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has some advice for her hyper-opinionated male friends: “Hush!” Full story

November 3, 2015

Congressional Hits and Misses: The Essential John Boehner

HOH wraps every song, tear and fashion insult from former Speaker John A. Boehner’s career into this bonus, look-back edition of Congressional Hits and Misses.

Full story

November 2, 2015

Hispanic Caucus to NBC: Dump Trump

Trump will host SNL on Nov. 7. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Trump will host SNL on Nov. 7. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Hispanic members of Congress said Monday that Donald Trump hosting “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 7 is no laughing matter.

Trump is set to host NBC’s sketch comedy program, but members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are urging the network to un-invite Trump, pointing to his “inflammatory remarks” about Mexican immigrants. Full story

Steve Cohen: FBI HQ Should Dump ‘Bully’ Hoover

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

J. Edgar Hoover was a “bully” whose name does not belong on the FBI’s headquarters, Rep. Steve Cohen argues. But the Tennessee Democrat’s alternative is pretty bland.

Armed with evidence of Hoover’s prejudice against gays and lesbians, Cohen wants to rename 935 Pennsylvania Ave. NW the “Federal Bureau of Investigation Building.”

“One of the mottos I go by is, sometimes you can’t defeat evil, but you can always go on record in being against evil,” Cohen told HOH on Monday, on his effort to expunge Hoover’s name. Full story

October 31, 2015

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Oct. 26, 2015

Despite a busy week, members still managed to smoke, rub rabbits’ feet and discuss condom science on the Senate floor.

Full story

October 24, 2015

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Oct. 19, 2015 (Video)

Members returned from a weeklong break to continue rabbit massages, treat their hemorrhoids and insult children.

Full story

October 22, 2015

‘Dump Trump’ Push Spurs #RacismIsntFunny Campaign (Video)

Gutierrez is urging NBC to "Dump Trump." (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Gutiérrez is urging NBC to “Dump Trump.” (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The campaign to bar presidential hopeful Donald Trump from hosting NBC’s Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7 took another step Thursday with the launch of racismisntfunny.com.

The website comes one day after Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez, D-Ill., stood on the House floor next to a black poster with bold white letters that read: #RacismIsntFunny. Full story

October 16, 2015

LaHood, Schock Sued Over Hog Contest Allegations

An Illinois angus beef farmer and cattle judge alleges (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

An Illinois angus beef farmer and cattle judge alleges LaHood, above, and Schock smeared him. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A central Illinois farm operator is suing embattled ex-Rep. Aaron Schock and his successor, Rep. Darin LaHood, alleging the Republicans smeared his reputation with pigsty politics. Full story

Sign In

Forgot password?

Or

Subscribe

Receive daily coverage of the people, politics and personality of Capitol Hill.

Subscription | Free Trial

Logging you in. One moment, please...