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March 3, 2015
With a Homeland Security shutdown looming, lawmakers resolved to invent holidays, toss snowballs and take naps on the House floor.
February 26, 2015
It’s a good thing Buzzkill Boehner is considered too much of a squish to get his Conservative Political Action Conference on. Because there’s no way the selfie-averse Ohio Republican could tolerate the vanity fair happening across the river at National Harbor.
Add me on snap chat if you want to see my #CPACSelfie ‘s : americasbelle
— Americas Belle (@AmericasBelleXO) February 26, 2015
“Members should wear appropriate business attire during all sittings of the House, however brief their appearance on the floor may be. You know who you are,” Boehner said, a reminder he has issued each of the past three years. Full story
February 24, 2015
If, as campaigning politicians love to posit, it is, in fact, perpetual morning in America, what better way to greet the day than with unabashedly patriotic cooking utensils?
The meal-minded manufacturers at Germany-based Brainstream have cooked up just such a device: the Patriotic BeepEgg.
The musically enabled egg timer — shrouded, of course, in a red, white and blue design scheme — plays a trio of heartstring-tugging tunes depending on the desired doneness of the corresponding poultry embryos. The handheld tool appears to be embedded with a tiny speaker that chirps out basic melodies. Full story
Like most members, Rep. Eric Swalwell has put personal touches on his Capitol Hill office.
The two-term California Democrat has a rack of wine bottles from vineyards in his district on display and a simple crucifix hanging above the door.
Unlike most members, a modest collection of small, rubber ducks sits at the edge of his desk.
February 20, 2015
February 18, 2015
Lawmakers prepared for the holiday weekend by contemplating hamsters, Venezuelan hamburgers and former Sen. Strom Thurmond’s grandchildren.
February 17, 2015
Did Sen. Lindsey Graham go there and invoke Sen. Strom Thurmond’s legendary friskiness? Yes, he did.
Here’s how his quip went down at a subcommittee hearing on military retirement and compensation last week.
February 11, 2015
February 10, 2015
What happens when one of god’s creatures gets caught contemplating the fate of a faux compatriot?
“Bruce, no! They got you, too?” pic.twitter.com/YQzEoPaS37
— CJ Ciaramella (@cjciaramella) February 10, 2015
Political junkies of all stripes, naturally, find a way to connect the dots back to Capitol Hill.
— Kristina Ribali (@KristinaRibali) February 10, 2015
February 9, 2015
Comedian and voice-over actor Eugene Mirman must have a gas tuning in to C-SPAN 3.
Pop culture portal Vulture recently asked the “Bob’s Burger’s” star to help identify the formulator of certain noxious emissions, and he came up with some curious conclusions.
“That sounds, and I’m pretty sure I’m right, like a congressional subcommittee,” the Comedians of Comedy alumnus says of the three-part toot (get an earful at 0:20-0:28) crafted by Vulture’s audio engineers. Full story
February 6, 2015
Members spent the week bragging about their state’s venison, not trading Chinese tea for Texas residency and discussing their favorite moves: “My Cousin Vinny” and “Groundhog Day.”
February 5, 2015
Minnesota Democrat Al Franken reminded his fellow senators of his comedic roots on Thursday, taking a pointed jab at the Judiciary Committee’s new GOP majority.
The “Saturday Night Live” alum, who joined the Senate in 2009, called Republicans chronically lazy for skipping the panel’s routine markup sessions, now and in the last Congress. Full story
Shake Shack — still coming off its price-doubling IPO high, no doubt — is looking to spread some love by giving local bands a shot at nationwide exposure via its “Burger Beats” contest.
The aspiring musicians who make the final cut stand to have their signature sound spotlighted on Shake Shack’s constantly evolving Spotify playlist.
According to the fast-food giant’s Facebook page, the only real restriction is that any would-be performers must be located within the burger baron’s gradually expanding orbit, a community that currently includes: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Florida, Las Vegas, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and, you guessed it, Washington, D.C.
Which means congressional crooners are in play. Full story