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February 5, 2016

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Feb. 1, 2016

Martin Shkreli is featured in this week's edition of Congressional Hits and Misses. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Martin Shkreli is featured in this week’s edition of Congressional Hits and Misses. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Lawmakers spent the week ashamed of their ties, reflecting on Blockbuster and repeating Groundhog Day.

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January 29, 2016

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Jan. 25, 2016

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid speaks with Sen. Chuck Schumer in the basement of the U.S. Capitol in December. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid speaks with Sen. Chuck Schumer in the basement of the U.S. Capitol in December. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Senate spent a week shortened by snow slapping podiums, retracting poor jokes and inhaling blackberries.

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January 22, 2016

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Jan. 18, 2016

Sen. Dan Coats returns to his "Waste of the Week" in this week's Hits and Misses. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Dan Coats returns to his “Waste of the Week” in this week’s Hits and Misses. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Facing a shortened week and a massive snow storm, senators spent the week deep in thought on drones, rabbit massages and hungry cats.

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January 15, 2016

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Jan. 11, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden leans in to kiss former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., before President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. leans in to kiss former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., before President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Despite a shortened week, lawmakers still found time to display liquid nicotine, giggle repeatedly and flub Heisman winners.

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January 8, 2016

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Jan. 4, 2016

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talks with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer after a signing ceremony. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talks with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer after a signing ceremony. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Lawmakers kicked off the new year with nachos, green beans and crabs, while saving time for some recreational swimming.

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January 1, 2016

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of 2015

Congressional leaders attend a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War in July. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Congressional leaders attend a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War in July. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

From throwing snowballs to threatening constituents to quoting Taylor Swift, Roll Call presents the year’s best moments from Capitol Hill you just had to see one more time.

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December 11, 2015

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Dec. 7, 2015

Facing the prospect of weekend work, members sifted through purses, handed out pinky promises and mulled keeping Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, on the terrorist watch list.

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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.

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November 20, 2015

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

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

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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.

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November 7, 2015

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Nov. 2, 2015

Lawmakers spent the week lighting cigars, contemplating “conundrums” and giving shout outs to Dolly Parton.

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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.

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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.

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October 23, 2015

Taking Beyoncé’s Picture, as Told by Kevin McCarthy

McCarthy gave some Instagram advice Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

McCarthy gave some Instagram advice Friday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Members of Congress looking to boost their Instagram followers might want to take a page from Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s book and snap a picture of Beyoncé.

At the second congressional hackathon Friday morning, the California Republican described how he exponentially increased his followers after posting a photo of the singer and her husband, rapper Jay Z, at President Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration. Full story

October 16, 2015

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of Paul Ryan (Video)

As the House searches for its next speaker, HOH pays tribute this week to one candidate with a vast knowledge of time, cheese and NFL rules.

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